A look ahead to my 2021 gaming wish list where as is so often the case with wish lists almost none will actually happen!
Multi / Any Platform
Dead By Daylight
My most played game of 2020 just as it was my most played game of 2019 and will almost certainly be my most played game of 2021
2020 saw multiple graphical upgraded to a good number of features and game maps with more to come in 2021.
It's also one of the most frequently updated games I've ever personally played with new killers and survivors entering the game every few months.
And it's one of these updates that is on my wish list for 2021 I'm not alone in this desire and there maybe impossible licencing issues and game working challenges but if I could have 1 killer added to the game it would be Chucky from Childs Play!
I think the recent twins release as to an extent shown how a little killer could run around the map and hunt down the desperate survivors.
Of course there would be some potential issues with hooking ect but I'm sure that could be worked out.
If I could hand pick a survivor (obviously it would be Andy if it was Chucky) I'd take Emma Roberts wonderful Chanel Oberlin from the tv series Scream Queens.
Again that would bring it's own licencing issues but as much as I love Meg and she'll always be main Emma Roberts would be a very close runner up!
Regardless which killers / survivors do arrive in the game in 2021 I look forward to much more fun & the occasional frustration in the fog.
Odds Of Happening - My desires are high but my hopes are very low
A Super Bomberman Collection
Konami have released a couple of collection games in 2020 and so there is perhaps some slim hope that it might stick together an old Bomberman collection.
I'd happily take 1 -3 but would quite like the 4th entry to be included too.
I stuck an Evercade logo up above here because I think that might be the best possible chance for such a collection but to be perfectly clear I'd happily take such a collection on any platform
One of my favourite series of the 16 bit era and the hours and hours of multiplayer action we enjoyed I'd love to play through all of these games again on modern systems (though I do still play through them on a yearly basis on original hardware anyway)
Odds Of Happening - It's Konami just about anything could come out of nowhere
A Breath Of Fire Collection
If I could only play one turn based RPG series I'd take Breath Of Fire over anything else.
I played most 16 bit RPG's that made it to England in the 90's and have spent the past 20 years catching up on anything I missed and playing many more newer games inspired by the era.
Breath Of Fire 2 is my second favourite Snes game of all time only placed behind A link to the past.
It's not the best RPG series in the world by any means but it was the one that connected me with the most.
I really liked the first game, I adored the second game and completely loved the 3rd game on the original PlayStation.
Wasn't a fan of the 4th game to put it mildly and as a result I never actually played the 5th game on PS2 (I do own it) and I never touched the 6th mobile phone version.
Capcom aren't particularly interested in creating these kind of games anymore but with remakes of various 90's classics coming 2021 and the number of 90's remakes coming from Japan in general in the past few years perhaps one day I'll get a full collection but I highly doubt that 2021 will be that year.
Odds Of Happening - Probably less than zero
My Own PS5 Console
Let's be honest the PlayStation 5 pre order launch was a rushed mess.
Some of that blame has to be given to Sony but many of stores at the very least in the UK all went for the free for all approach and completely ignored their own set times for pre orders to go live meaning many in the UK either had to refresh for hours on end or purely hope for the best.
Needless to say within mere hours there were hundreds of PS5 consoles for sale on eBay, Amazon and others for double and triple the retail price.
I tried and failed to get one during the initial pre orders (I didn't refresh for hours) and I didn't even bother trying to get one at various other points when they went on sale in the run up to Christmas.
I expect I'll pick one up during the first quarter of 2021 but honestly as of today I honestly don't care at what point in 2021 that actually happens.
Odds Of Happening - 100% will happen at some point in 2021
A new Conker or Banjo for Xbox Series X
Let's be honest the Rare of 2021 is not the Rare of the 90's but that doesn't automatically mean Microsoft doesn't have the resources or the talent to create another good Banjo or Conker game be it under the Rare banner or with someone else.
Perfect Dark is coming and as my 4th personal Rare series I'm very much looking forward to seeing how that turns out.
But let's be honest Microsoft isn't short on shooters already, while they'll be people out there that perhaps feel that 3d platformers aren't something the Xbox players want and I haven't seen sales numbers so maybe they're right but from my perspective the more choice of genres given to players the better.
Odds Of Happening - I'd say there's at the very least a 50 / 50 chance something will be shown off at e3 or equivalent event in 2021
I got the first Splatoon on launch day on the Wii U played the story mode for an hour or two put it in the box and never played the game again.
When Splatoon 2 came out I got the game at launch put it on the shelf with many other games and left it there during the summer this year I finally put the game in my Switch console after much prompting from my kids went through the tutorial absolutely hated the motion controls thankfully turned them off decided rather than play the story mode I'd give multi player a try as the kids might find it more fun.
Since then it's my most played Switch game this year with many many hours put into it.
Still haven't touched the story mode so it's not like I'm in need of a new Splatoon game but I wouldn't be surprised to see it at least shown off this year for release in the next 18 months.
Odds Of Happening - I'm actually up at around 75% of this game being revealed in 2021
Nes & Snes Remix
Nintendo Online is in my opinion a reasonable service at a reasonable price but they really need to step up their offerings rather than just drip feeding so very little so very often.
the rerelease of the Nes & even a creation of a Snes remix would be a nice bonus for Switch online members and provide a fun online competitive leader boards.
Tetris 99 & Mario 35 have proved a bit of fun online competition is welcome and while the NES versions were released on Wii U & 3DS I still think they'd be very popular on the Switch in addition to all the new content that could come from a Snes Version.
Odds Of Happening - As the saying often goes Nintendo will do whatever Nintendo want to do so this could be just as likely to happen as it could to never happen at all so I'll go 50 /50
Zelda four swords Remaster or remake
Zelda as a series is 35 years old this year and Nintendo will inevitably bring back some past games to celebrate that fact alongside perhaps releasing breath of the wild 2 (I think that will be a March 2022 game but we'll see)
Of the old games my personal choice would be four Swords either as a rerelease or even a new version or sequel.
The Switch is just about the perfect console for such a game with multiplayer and often multiple consoles in one house being a thing of all the past Zelda games this one would bring me the most joy.
"No kids there is nothing in this house you go ahead" while I loot every last rupee is something that will happen in my house in 2020 even if I have to get out the GameCube and all the link cables.
And before you feel sorry for my poor children I can assure you they'll quickly latch onto the idea and teal everything from under my nose like they do with treasure and other such things in any game we play,
They'll eat my turkey in streets of rage when they already have full health given half a chance they could do with losing a few rupees.
It could be released in a similar way to clubhouse games where you only need one copy and up to 3 others can download a multiplayer only version to join you but honestly I'd buy the game 4 times at the right price because I know we'd get a lot out of it.
Just please Nintendo no more limited time releases
Odds Of Happening - I expect they'll be 2 or three Zelda games this year in addition to breath of the wild 2 if it makes it.
This kind of game would not only perfectly fit the switch multiplayer aspects but be a great accompaniment to another Zelda remake.
But again as with Nes Remix Nintendo will be Nintendo it's 100% there will be one or more Zelda games released in 2021 but virtually anyone's guess what they'll be.
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