Gamer Mode brought the latest gaming news, reviews and more to your screens this year and to keep you logged on and tuned in for the new year we asked one of the presenters.

Nevan Corcoran tells us what games he is looking forward to in 2021!

He will take it from here with his top picks!

 

First up is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury from Nintendo. It's due for release February 12 on the Nintendo Switch. This all-new expansion features a four-player co-op (both online and local) and will be released alongside new Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo.

 

Second on my list is Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart from Sony Interactive. The release date is still TBC for this brand new Ratchet and Clank dimension-smashing adventure form Insomniac games. New gadgets, new worlds and a new character - Lombax - as Ratchet and Clank battle Dr Nefarious as he rips holes between worlds.

 

At number three releasing in Spring 2021 it has to be Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga / Warner Bros. for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC which promises to be an entirely new retelling of all nine Star Wars movies.

 

At number four - a game that was supposed to launch in the run-up to Christmas 2020. Now scheduled for 2021 it's Kena: Bridge of Spirits from Ember Lab.

It shows a clear homage to Zelda and seems to have lots of charm. My hope is that when it does eventually release from this indie games company that it will play as good as it looks.

 

My last pick is a VR game, and it's a bit of a cheat as it has been on steam early access for a while, but it is going on general release next year. Space Engine - from Vladimir Romanyuk is an interactive 3D planetarium that allows you to play with the universe. Manipulating time and space.

A must for anyone interested in Astor physics and Space exploration. I’m hoping Dr Niamh Shaw from Episode One might check this one out as well.

That's all from me for now. Stay Safe. Game On. A big thank you to everyone who watched Gamer Mode this season.

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