4 Most Anticipated RPGs Releasing in Time for the Holidays (2021)

Published: August 10, 2021 Updated: September 17, 2021
Woman firing an arrow towards a glowing tree in one of the most anticipated RPGs releasing in time for the holidays

It's getting close to the holiday season, and many people are looking forward to playing some of this year’s most anticipated RPGs. Role-playing games have been a popular genre for decades now, and one that continues to grow in popularity. Here is a list of 4 RPGs coming out this year that are sure to be crowd-pleasers:

1. New World - An Exciting, New, Open-Word MMORPG from Amazon Games

New World is an upcoming MMORPG from Amazon's gaming division, and it looks to be a very promising game. The best part about New World? It offers players much more immersion and depth than most other MMOs available today!

For instance, tab-targeting has been removed. Players will have to aim their attacks, focus on the positioning, and dodge their enemies. Combat will be much more engaging and make us excited to hone our skills.

RPG Character Firing Bolt of Lightning Energy While Wearing Armor

The setting for New World also looks very promising. Players will be thrust into the island world of Aeternum, which is a large and open world. Throughout Aeternum, the player will uncover dark mysteries and battle supernatural forces.

Checking out some early release screenshots of New World, the game also looks great! The graphics are eye-catching and engaging, with a rich color palette.

Unlike traditional MMOs of the past, New World will not require a monthly subscription to play. You will only need to pay the one-time purchase fee (plus fees for any subsequent expansions they may release that you want to get later).

New World is the Most Anticipated Role Playing Game Releasing this Year
New World RPG Images Courtesy of Amazon Games

Amazon's New World looks to be the perfect game for those looking for an open-world RPG that offers more immersion in their gameplay experience. The game is planned to release on September 28th, 2021.

2. Diablo II: Resurrected will Breathe New Life into One of the Best RPGs Ever Made

Diablo II: Resurrected will offer PC gamers the opportunity to experience the classic Diablo II with modern graphics and an enhanced interface. Diablo II was released over 20 years on June 29, 2000. It set the standard for multi-player action RPGs and helped spawn numerous offshoots, including Titan Quest, Path of Exile, and Divinity.

RPG Game Diablo II Skull on Fire

With this game, Diablo II will be reborn in glorious detail. Gamers can look forward to playing through the original campaign once again and experiencing all of their favorite classes like Barbarian, Necromancer, and Assassin anew!

With a new rendering engine that has been designed for modern hardware and graphics cards, you'll get the best visuals possible from one of PC gaming's all-time best games.

Diablo II was a terrific game. It had action and a great storyline. After 20 years, Diablo II will come back so you can play it again! If you missed playing Diablo II the first time, then this will be a great chance for you to try it!

Diablo II: Resurrected releases on September 23rd, 2021.

3. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Will Continue this Year of Nostalgia with a Trip Back to 2006 Pokemon

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl were some of the best Pokemon games in the mid-2000s. The storyline was fun, and the pokemon were just adorable. Who doesn't love Piplup, a cute, little penguin pokemon that grows into a goofy-looking emperor penguin wearing a suit and tie 🥰.

Cute piplup penguin character model from Pokemon Game

The game's creators (from ILCA, Inc.) plan to stick very close with their recreation to the original Diamond and Pearl Pokemon RPGs. They are even recreating the scale of the towns. What will be added are modern graphics, convenient UI/UX tweaks, and other useful conveniences to make the game even more enjoyable.

If you are a fan of the Pokemon series of games, look forward to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl RPG games releasing in time for the holidays on November 19th, 2021.

4. Ruined King - A League of Legends RPG will Further Enhance the World of Runeterra

The world of Runeterra in League of Legends has been around for a long time, but soon players will be able to explore the rich and detailed lore that surrounds it in a much more interactive way. The game will focus heavily on the lands of Bilgewater and the mysterious Shadow Isles.

Throughout their adventure, players will need to overcome traps and puzzles, unearth various secrets, and battle new and old enemies.

Ruined King is an RPG game where you'll have to assemble your party out of a subset of the 155+ LoL champions. Some of the champions confirmed to be playable in this upcoming holiday RPG game are Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Pyke, Ahri, and Yasuo.

League of Legends' highly anticipated RPG game is expected to release on PC as well as all of the major console platforms in time for the 2021 holiday season.

Do you have any thoughts about this selection? We would love to hear from you in our comment section! Let us know what you like and don't like. Are there any other highly anticipated RPG games releasing this holiday season you can't wait to get your hands on?

Images Courtesy of Riot Games.