Are you a keen gamer looking to get stuck in a new role-playing game (RPG) this year?
RPGs are a fantastic way to explore new worlds and completely immerse yourself. These games give you the perfect opportunity to control the narrative and will find you getting deeply invested in your character.
Here are just some of the games being released this year that are well worth considering.
The highly anticipated RPG Hogwarts Legacy is already available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
If you are already a Harry Potter fan, as so many of us are, you are bound to enjoy this game. Set in the 1800s, you will be exploring Hogwarts long before Harry Potter was even born. Your character is a fifth-year student who holds a big secret that has the potential to rock the wizarding world to its core.
The game will see you both forming alliances and battling with dark wizards, all impacting the fate of Hogwarts and the wizarding world beyond.
If you don’t have one of the aforementioned consoles, fear not! The game is being released for PS4 and Xbox One in May and for Nintendo Switch in July, meaning whatever your console of choice, you can put your magic to good use in no time.
If you’re more into sci-fi than magic, you might be counting down to the imminent release of Starfield on the 6th of September. First being announced in 2018 and having been pushed back several times, it is no surprise that there is extreme excitement about Starfield being finally released for Xbox Series X/S and PC this year.
Set in the year 2330, you will be exploring 1,000 planets across hundreds of star systems. With a close team of other space explorers, you will be chasing down aliens. If you’re looking for a solid main story with the opportunity to complete plenty of side quests, Starfield is the game for you.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda is synonymous with RPGs. A direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom is due to be released on the 12th of May.
This highly anticipated game is set to see players undertake an ambitious journey across the land and skies of Hyrule. With more options than ever before for vertical exploration, there is no doubt that this is a game not to be missed.
Final Fantasy XVI
Despite fans sometimes being disappointed by Final Fantasy, there is still a buzz about the release of the new game. With Ryota Suzuki being brought on for the development of this project, there is hope that this will be the best one yet.
Due to be released as a timed exclusive for PS5 on the 22nd of June, this is the game for you if you’re looking for somewhere to use combat skills, hold power, and navigate a divide across nations.