As we wrap up another busy news day, there’s still lots to discuss in the world of video games. The Square Enix Presents digital event debuted today, giving us a look at new games including Hitman Sniper Assassins and Just Cause: Mobile. We also received word that German tradeshow Gamescom will take place in 2021 as a digital / physical hybrid, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on March 18, 2021.
The Among Us Airship Update Will Drop This March
Serving as the game’s biggest map yet, the Airship update will debut in Among Us on March 31, 2021. This news comes by way of the Among Us Twitter account, which includes details about the new update. It’ll include new tasks, different starting rooms, a preliminary account system, and more. You can read more about the forthcoming update in the tweet below.
📢 MARCH 31 📢#TheAirship is coming.
this NEW map is our biggest one yet, including:
• all new tasks
• different starting rooms
• preliminary account system
wake up ur crew it's almost time to eject impostors
— Among Us (@AmongUsGame) March 18, 2021
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection Will Run at 4K 60 FPS on Many Platforms
The upcoming Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection will run at 4K with 60 FPS on the following platforms:
- PlayStation 4 Pro
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox One X
- Xbox Series X|S
This news comes by way of the Team Ninja Twitter account (as relayed to us by Nibel). Ninja Gaiden Master Collection is scheduled to release on June 10, 2021 for the aforementioned platforms as well as Nintendo Switch and base model PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems. It will feature remasters of Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge.
Mobile Hitman Game Announced for 2021
The next game from Square Enix Montreal is Hitman Sniper Assassins (working title), a mobile game set to launch later this year. This game will serve as a sequel to 2015’s Hitman Sniper and will once again task players with taking out different targets in a competitive setting. As Square revealed, this game will feature a “wholly original Hitman story, with new playable assassins and brand-new gameplay features.” Check out its trailer below!
Just Cause: Mobile Gets a New Trailer
The latest Just Cause: Mobile trailer debuted during the Square Enix Presents event today, giving us a cinematic look at the new game. This new entry will come to iOS and Android sometime in 2021 and features a story mode, 30-player competitive multiplayer, 4-player co-op, and more. You can check out its newest trailer below.
Gamescom 2021 Will Be a Digital/Physical Hybrid Event
Massive German video game trade show Gamescom will take place this year as a physical / digital hybrid event. Gamescom 2020 was digital only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but today it was announced that Gamescom 2021 will feature limited in-person capacity, as well as digital components to round out the show. The event will take place in Cologne, Germany Aug. 25 – 29 and will kick off with Gamescom: Opening Night Live, hosted by Geoff Keighley. Typically, Gamescom is a gargantuan event, with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. In 2018, the event was visited by 370,000 attendees.