Last year we saw the inaugural Future Games Show presented by GamesRadar+. The 2020 show was huge with over 40 game trailer announcements, and this year’s show, the first of three shows schedules for 2021, was even bigger. The Future Games Show: Spring Showcase was broadcast on Friday night March 26 and there were heaps of titles for PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, all hosted by stars of the Resident Evil 3 Remake – Jeff Schine (Carlos Oliveira) and Nicole Tompkins (Jill Valentine). Honestly for me, it’s these types of shows that get me really excited for the games coming out in the year ahead. There are many games that I wouldn’t have come across were it not for this show and others like it. Now sit back and go down the rabbit hole of some amazing game trailers, all linked here for your convenience. If you want to watch the Future Games Show: Spring Showcase in it’s entirety, you can do so here. Enjoy!
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice
Life of Delta
Fling to the Finish
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Axiom Verge 2
Of Bird And Cage
It Takes Two
Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut
Team 17 showcase
Team 17 were next up at the Future Games Show, showcasing 9 new games that the indie publisher is releasing this year. These include: Overcooked: All You Can Eat, Worms Rumble, Ready or Not, Honey I Joined A Cult, Hokko Life, Epic Chef, King of Seas, Thymesia, and Narita Boy.
Back 4 Blood
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall
Future Hits Montage
The Future Games Show: Spring Showcase Future Hits Montage gave a brief look at 10 upcoming indie games including:
Monster Harvest – An adorable retro throwback that has shades of Pokemon, it’s set to launch on May 13 for PC and Consoles
The Wandering Village – This peculiar adventure sees a game that takes place on the back of what can only be described as a grassy dinosaur. There’s no release date as of yet, but we can’t wait to see more when it heads to PC
Drive Buy – A fast and furious multiplayer racer, this Nintendo Switch and PC arcade delight can be yours from March 31.
Dordogne – The watercolour art style of this game makes it one of the striking games of our Future Hits montage. It’s 2021 release on PC and Switch can’t come soon enough.
Fantasian – A brand new mobile JRPG from the creator of Final Fantasy, this looks like it’ll be worth nabbing from Apple Arcade the second it launches this year.
Minute of Islands – A hand-drawn adventure that looks set to captivate, this gem will land on PC and consoles in the future.
Zombieland: Headshot Fever – The rip-snorting comedy gets a VR adaption that lets you try your hand in the Zombieland. It’s also out now on PS VR, Oculus, and other PC VR platforms. And no, sadly, it doesn’t come with a free Twinkie.
Dorfromantik – Looking for a game to help you relax? This peaceful puzzler tasks you with building out your village by placing down tiles and slowly growing it. And you can capture this tranquility immediately, as it’s out on PC today.
Drive Buy – A cross-play car combat game with a twist – you’re a delivery driver who will stop at nothing to thwart your rival racers and earn credits. Hustle down your competitors with wild power ups and use credits to customise your vehicle (with echoes of a certain car football game) in this 4-player arcade racer that skids onto PC and Switch on March 31.
Endling: Extinction is Forever – Endling puts you in the russet fur of the last fox on Earth, as you try to survive in this harsh open world that’s been ravaged by humans. Scour and scavenge in this ecologically conscious adventure when it launches on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch this year.
Everybody Wham Wham – This delightful little narrative adventure focuses on a snowman building competition. If you want to put your snow building skills to the test, it’s out now on PC
Woodo – It’s hard not to want to reach through the screen and play with the objects in this trailer, considering just how realistic they look. Woodo might be in the early stages of development, but here’s hoping this tactile puzzler plays as good as it looks.
The Longest Road On Earth
I recently reviewed Green Hell and wow, is it tough to get started! Once you figure out the essentials though, it’s becoming one of my favourite survival games. It’s release on Xbox and PlayStation consoles is scheduled for June.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey
Don’t Forget Me
Lost Words: Beyond The Page
Life is Strange: True Colors
Martha is Dead
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
So there you have it, the Future Games Show: Spring Showcase. Gamesradar+ have more of these shows scheduled for June and August, so be sure to keep an eye on the Gamesradar+ website for more information.
Written by: @ChrisJInglis