The Google Stadia team has recently announced that a staggering 100 games will be appearing on the platform this year.
Taking to a Stadia Community post, the Stadia Team noted,
“These games [we’ll cover that in a moment] represent just a sampling of the more than 100 games that will be added to the Stadia store for our players in 2021 to share, experience, and play with friends”.
Of those 100 games, we know of at least nine titles coming within the next two months. And some of them are truly impressive entries. Let’s check them out.
Coming; 23rd February
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
Published by: WayForward Games
Developed by: WayForward Games
“Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! The all-inclusive version of this action-platformer comes with all of the previously released DLC, modes, and costumes.
Save the day as belly dancing half-genie Shantae, and conquer Sequin Land as the evil Risky Boots in “Pirate Queen’s Quest”. Swap between Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops in “Friends to the End”. And finally, wall-jump as Ninja Shantae, soak up the sun as Beach Shantae, and serve justice as Officer Shantae!
Also includes Tinkerbat Transformation, Blue Shantae, and Classic Risky costumes”.Stadia
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut
Published by: WayForward Games
Developed by: WayForward Games
“Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a powder keg of high-octane, hair-whipping, hip-shaking action! Winner of IGN’s Game of the Year and Metacritic’s highest-rated handheld game of 2010, this enhanced classic features thousands of frames of animation and huge multi-sprite bosses.
In this nonlinear action-adventure-platformer, you’ll guide Half-Genie Shantae through burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns, and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom!
With its infectious characters, flirtatious humour, and deliciously outlandish action, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge offers up all the shape-shifting fun you can handle! The Director’s Cut version adds features such as an unlockable Magic Mode and rebalanced gameplay”.Stadia
Coming; 2nd March
It came from space and ate our brains
Developed by: Triangle Studios
“Who’s the most awesome alien slayer in the entire world? You are, obviously, and now you can prove it! It came from space and ate our brains is a unique arcade top-down shooter. Looking for action-packed gameplay elements, four-player local co-op mode, and tons of aliens to send into oblivion? You’re in the right place!
A merciless alien species have invaded the Earth and they feed on human brains (duh). Wander atmospheric locations as a no-nonsense kind of guy with the two essentials in life – a flashlight and something to turn aliens into goo. Things look pretty bad and there’s chaos everywhere – Time to save the world!”Stadia
Coming; 17th March
Published by: EA
Developed by: EA
“Win as one in EA SPORTS FIFA 21 with new ways to team up and express yourself on the street and in the stadium. Powered by Frostbite, FIFA 21 raises the game with fresh features”.Stadia
Coming; 26th March
Kaze and the Wild Masks
Published by: SOEDESCO
Developed by: PixelHive
“Let 90’s inspired platformer Kaze and the Wild Masks take you on a trip down memory lane as you side-scroll your way through the Crystal Islands.
In the colourful world of Kaze, you face-off against enraged living vegetables in a variety of ways thanks to the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard, and rule the sea like a shark.
Kaze and the Wild Masks embraces all the classic 90’s platformer elements and gives it a personal touch with modern-looking pixel art graphics. With simple and intuitive mechanics, difficult challenges, iconic bosses, and the satisfyingly smooth platforming and speed of the game, you will find yourself playing more to accomplish everything”.Stadia
Coming; 23rd April
Published by: SEGA
Developed by: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
“From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilise innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho’s corrupt underbelly.
Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat”.Stadia
Killer Queen Black
Published by: LiquidBit
“Killer Queen Black, inspired by the hit arcade game, Killer Queen, let’s you fight for your hive with three ways to win. Will you claim your victory by hopping on the snail, hoarding berries, or wiping out the enemy’s queen?
Attack, fly, and stay alive. If you are playing queen, you’ll want to protect your hive and your workers. The responsibilities don’t stop there, having a strategy in place will be beneficial, but you’ll also need to be fluid and keen on your opposing team’s strategy.
Want responsibilities but rather hustle than dodge death? Workers excel in adaptability which makes them essential for carrying out game-winning objectives. Initially defenceless, workers collect berries and head to the hive, however, they can also boost their speed and become soldiers. These transformed workers wield maces, swords, shields, and laser rifles, to quickly become deadly aggressors.”Stadia
Street Power Football
Published by: Maximum Games
“Throw it down and bring your best – street style football is here.
Sick style and high-energy action come together in this completely over-the-top football experience. Featuring six distinct game modes from open-ended Freestyle and Trick Shot modes to head-to-head competition in Panna and up to 3v3 matches in Street Power mode, you’ve never played football quite like this.
Ready to take it to the next level? Join street football legend Sean Garnier and face off with freestyle football greats on crazy playgrounds and pitches around the world. You’ll learn to run circles around your friends and pull off insane tricks as you grow your status to become Street King”.Stadia
Published by: tinyBuild
Developed by: Cradle Games
“Hellpoint is a dark and challenging action RPG set in a heavily atmospheric sci-fi universe where the line between science and occultism is blurred. Once a pinnacle of human achievement, the Irid Novo space station has fallen. Its ruins are now overrun by cruel interdimensional entities acting as puppets of the malevolent Cosmic Gods.
You have been created by the Author, organically printed on Irid Novo and sent on a mission to investigate the unholy series of events that led to the catastrophic incident known as the Merge”.Stadia
So, there we have just some of the great new games coming to Stadia this year. We’ll wait to see what else the Stadia Team has in store for us, soon enough.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.