Happy birthday always of course, but the anniversary works really well. In 2021, there will be many games that will be largely arriving in 2021 and this should be celebrated. Will developers and publishers disassemble these games? We hope so, but at least we put the games in the spotlight!
Original release date: February 21, 1986 (Japan), August 22, 1987 (USA), November 27, 1987 (Europe)
We start with the biggest anniversary of 2021, because The Legend of Zelda is 35 years old this year. On February 21, it will be exactly 35 years since the first game in the now legendary series was released. The action / adventure title in which you play as Link and must save Princess Zelda originally appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Over a year later, the game has also appeared in the Western World. On August 22, 1987, the game appeared in the United States, while Europe did not appear until November 27 of that year. At the time this was normal, which made The Legend of Zelda gold cartridge Received.
The question still remains as to whether a new installment of the series will be released in 2021. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 is planned, but it has yet to get a release date for 2021. However, the anniversary is widely celebrated. The 35th for Super Mario Bros. Hope for fans of the famous Zelda series.
Original Release Date: June 23, 1991 (US), July 1991 (Japan and Europe)
Another video game icon celebrating this birthday is Sonic. The SEGA mascot made its debut on June 21, 1991 in Sonic the Hedgehog for SEGA Genesis. When it was unveiled at CES 1991 that year, the game was hailed as the show’s most admired title.
The question still remains as to whether this wonderful era will be celebrated in 2021. Sonic has got a movie in 2020 (with a sequel in the pipeline), but in terms of gaming, the SEGA icon has dried up for a while. The last title dates back to 2019 and that was more of a part in the series, namely Team Sonic Racing.
Ico (aged 20)
Ten years after Sonic the Hedgehog was released, a title was released that was iconic for PlayStation 2. Of course we mean Ico, the award-winning action / adventure title from Japan Studio and Team Ico. The PS2 game has been known as one of the best games of all time for nearly two decades.
This totally relates to the method designed by Fumito Ueda. Mastermind also later made Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian. The anniversary will likely not get very celebrated, although there is of course an opportunity to reveal more details about the new Ueda title this year. It has been working on it since 2018.
Okami will also celebrate its birthday in 2021. It’s the fifteenth anniversary of this elegant title for the movement you walk as Amaterasu in a beautifully designed world. Through a mixture of action, platform, and puzzles, players were constantly surprised in 2006 when the game came out on PlayStation 2 and Wii.
Since then, the game has appeared on many other platforms. For example, the game is now also playable on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The ideal way to celebrate its 15th anniversary is to give the game a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S edition, but the question is whether or not that will happen.
Anyone who talks about the 2021 anniversary can not forget that it is the tenth anniversary of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game, which can now be played on nearly every platform over the past ten years, will turn out to be ten years old in November. The iconic title has now launched a whole new generation of games, just as it was.
With Skyrim, Bethesda has managed to reinvent the big open-world games, just as it were. Since then, many studios have considered Skyrim’s success and raised the bar (The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt). The only question is when will Part 6 finally come out. Ten years after Part Five, we still know very little about The Elder Scrolls VI.