50 most anticipated games 2020
Have you played all the new games and are already eager to try something new? Perhaps one of the new products that will be released in 2020 will increase your gaming heartbeat. Developers present a huge amount of games at various game cons, and a year or two before the release you can roughly understand what the game will be like. Next year will be special because there will be popular remakes of once cult games of different genres. 2020 is expected to be arguably the best year for gaming innovations. I tried to at least slightly reduce the endless news and present them to you! Choose here a game for you from most anticipated games of 2020!
Read also top 30 Best PC Games of 2019.
Top 50 anticipated games 2020:
1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Role-playing action game in which developers promised to meticulously retell the story of Goku, the main character of Dragon Ball Z. The authors even plan to close some of the plot holes!
Goku under your control will fight, fish, eat and train, as well as explore locations and, as the story progresses, get to know other characters of the Dragon Ball Z universe. Battlefields will be wide and destructible, and boss battles will test the limits of your abilities.
Developer – CyberConnect2, creator of the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series.
The release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will take place at the beginning of 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The fantastic adventure of Ori and the Blind Forest from Moon Studios in 2015 was a pleasant surprise for lovers of soulful classic platformers. The continuation of Ori and the Will of the Wisps was presented back at E3 2017, but only now the publisher Microsoft Studios was able to name the final release date of the upcoming project.
The launch of Ori and the Will of the Wisps will take place on February 11, 2020, and thanks to Microsoft’s increasingly expanding cross-platform approach, the game will be released immediately in the Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam stores, and will also be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers at the start (both on the console, and on PC).
At the same time, the developers released a fresh trailer for E3 2019, which demonstrates the gameplay, the completely updated combat system of the colorful platformer, as well as some fragments of the plot component. The game will be released as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere (after the purchase, you can play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 at no extra cost). Declared support for 4K, HDR and various optimizations for the Xbox One X.
In a new journey through a vast exotic world, players have to uncover the secret of Ori’s fate and face giant enemies and challenging puzzles. Exciting music and boundless, exotic and incredibly beautiful nature are promised. Ori will receive new ghost weapons, spells and attacks, and with the help of the system of fragments, it will be possible to strengthen the abilities of creation, developing his own playing style.
3. Gods & Monsters
It is an action-packed adventure video game. The player needs to rescue the ancient Greek gods and fight with Typhon, the deadly leader of the monsters, bringing death to all living things. It is necessary to explore the world, overcome difficult quests and receive rewards. The player will explore the world, fight mythological creatures, solve secrets and defeat Typhon in the final battle. In the local dungeons, many treasures are hidden and guarded by the monsters. The hero needs to use his blade and other weapons to defeat the enemy and get a reward.
The video game has an ancient Greek surrounding, with an emphasis on mythology. The main action takes place on the island of Blessed. The game world is full of mythological accents and features characteristic of the nature of Greece.
The peaceful existence of the Olympic gods was violated by the monster Typhon, who treacherously took their strength. Now the shadow of his reign has fallen to the whole world, and Typhon’s henchmen are walking around the world, wreaking havoc and ruin. The main character, Phoenix, has to restore justice and overthrow a dangerous enemy into the abyss of the halls of Hades. The gods endowed the protagonist with superpowers so that he can be their sword at the time of need. Phoenix has a long way to go and many dangers before the final battle with a dangerous enemy.
4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
Four years ago, Sony announced that it was working on a remake of Final Fantasy VII. And on E3 2019, developers from Square Enix announced the release date: the game will be released on March 3, 2020, only on PS4. Well, of course, they showed the trailer and told interesting details about the combat system. What we saw is worth not only of analysis but also of compliments.
As in the original, the game takes place in a setting where science fiction and cyberpunk coexist with elements of fantasy. A group of noble terrorists confronts the demonic megacorporation of Shin-Ra, which in fact rules the planet. The headquarters of the corporation is located in the city of Midgar on the eastern mainland of the fictional world – this is where the first part of the game unfolds. The new Final Fantasy VII will be released in parts, and in the spring we will see only the first chapter – it will occupy two Blu-ray discs and will be entirely devoted to events in Midgar.
The original was released in 1997, so there is no need to talk about the impressive difference between the old picture and the graphics of the remake. However, the remaster will give users not only modern graphics: over twenty years, many elements of the game have become outdated, so the creative team completely redesigned the gameplay, and also expanded and deepened the plot. At the same time, connoisseurs of antiquity should not sound the alarm, the number of developers included the director, screenwriter, character designer, and composer of an old version, so the spirit of the game, in spite of all the improvements, should not be harmed.
5. Watch Dogs Legion
Screenshots and posters of Watch Dogs Legion, the third part of the franchise developed by Ubisoft Toronto, appeared on the network: this is the second major project of the studio, which debuted with Splinter Cell Blacklist in 2013. A key feature of the Legion will be the ability to recruit the inhabitants of London (for this you need to perform a special task) in the DedSec group so that you can play for any of them later. It is reported that the course of missions will differ depending on the skill set of each such freedom fighter.
The features of people are largely evoked in the memory of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, because they are randomly generated, as well as the appearance of characters, who at the same time have full voice acting and their own character.
Each DedSec member can customize the appearance, as well as develop his skills in the framework of three main classes – a hacker, scout, and fighter.
In addition, you can team up with friends to explore London or complete special cooperative missions. There can be no more than three players at a time.
6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Initially, the release was planned for this year, but the developers took extra time to bring the game to mind. As a consolation, they showed us a gameplay trailer and talked about Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the stream for half an hour.
The action of New Horizons will take place on a desert island, A player from scratch will build his settlement, where new residents will then fly, that is for the first time in the series. This is the development of the ideas of New Leaf, in which we were city leaders, only now there should be even more scope for creating our own city.
The main difference from the previous parts, of course, was the graphics. The computing power of the Switch made it possible to create a more detailed and beautiful world, but the cute cartoon style was preserved.
One of the gameplay innovations will be crafting, which previously appeared in Pocket Camp, a mobile branch of the series. Now, things and furniture can be not only bought in a store from a Timmy raccoon but also created from resources collected on the island or extracted from trees and stones. Recipes for crafting will be stored in the character’s mobile phone. Furniture, by the way, can be put on the street. Finally, pavers and road signs will disappear from the houses.
Finally, New Horizons has seriously refined the multiplayer. Up to 8 players will be able to play on one island, not only over the network but also on one Switch, simply by sharing a joystick.
7. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
One of the most anticipated role-playing games next year. The original, which was released back in 2004, although it was somewhat unfinished, was still remembered by the public for years as a study of the world, good dialogs, and a truly non-linear plot. After almost 15 years there wasn’t much hope for the sequel, but it has appeared – and, it seems, fell into good hands.
The beginning of Bloodlines 2 evokes in memory the first part: the hero is again turned into a vampire against his will and thrown into the expanses of Seattle, where he will survive in the company of his own kind. However, this time they turned not only the protagonist but also a whole crowd of random characters, many of whom did not even understand what happened to them. In the eyes of the other bloodsuckers, who for centuries have hidden their existence from mortals, this incident is a real terrorist attack.
But at the very beginning of the game, even as a vampire, a weak-blooded, you feel like a night predator. Now the character can jump to great heights, climb high ledges, and, depending on the chosen disciplines, master telekinesis, summon flocks of bats or turn into fog. In a word, even the most mediocre vampire is still an inhumanly powerful otherworld creature. But power, as before, does not in any way cancel the Masquerade rules: you cannot drink blood in broad daylight on a crowded street or kill mortals just for fun.
So far, Bloodlines 2 seems like a classic role-playing game for those who in the RPG appreciate primarily non-linearity, dialogue, and atmosphere. It is still not clear how well the developers will cope with all the mechanics and nuances that did not function well in the original, but if Hardsuit Labs keep the current quality level, the game will surely succeed.
8. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
Are you ready, kids?
It will receive three playable characters – SpongeBob, Sandy, and Patrick. They have to stop Plankton, who created the Duplicatotron 3000 machine and the army of robots to capture Bikini Bottom.
Compared to the original, which was released in 2003, a new multiplayer mode will appear in the remake. The release date of the upcoming game has not been disclosed.
A remake of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is the first of three games that THQ Nordic announces before the start of EA Play and E3 2019.
9. System Shock
System Shock is a remake of the original System Shock game released by Looking Glass Studios in 1994. Initially, the authors planned updates to the core of the game (crafting weapons, new mini-games, puzzles, a role-playing system of levels), orchestral accompaniment, additional scripts for the plot, remix of the soundtrack. But at the beginning of 2018, the developers realized that they deviated too much from the concept, after which they decided to return to the original idea – the literal transposition of the classics with visual corrections due to the general direction of the style.
The player will face himself as a hacker in the future, who falls into the trap of the space station Citadel, where the character SHODAN (Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network), a smart hyper-optimized data access network, again prepares a plan to eliminate humanity and challenges the player.
The game is still far from the final stage of development, so it’s difficult to talk about the features of the gameplay. It is known that developers are currently testing a technology that allows you to freeze rivals and smash or tear them. The new version should get modern graphics, new dialogs, vivid visual effects. The player will get access to all locations immediately after completing the starting part.
10. Hindsight 20/20
The main thing in the future game, developers want to make the significance of the choice. The game prepared many moral dilemmas for the heroes and each decision will have real and tangible consequences. Not only residents of two warring cities, but also bosses will respond to our actions.
A word to the Developer:
«Will you execute the one who killed your father, and now occupies an important position in your peace-loving city? Or spare him and let him become even more powerful?
Will you save your best friend who does not want to live, because he can turn into a bloodthirsty beast? Or respect his desires and let him die?
Will you be ruthless, will you go against the values of your city in order to possibly improve its fate, or will you value someone else’s life, no matter what?
Will you obey the orders of your king or dare to question his authority?»
In subsequent walkthroughs, players will be given the opportunity to correct their mistakes, and then they will face a completely different adventure. All choices and further forks are created “manually”, and the ending will be determined by all decisions made.
Hindsight 20/20 will be released in 2020 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
11. Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine is a cooperative tactical shooter that can be played both alone and in the company of three players. If desired, the whole game from start to finish you can go along with friends. For the creation of the game responsible a separate group of employees assembled inside the studio Ubisoft Montreal. It is also interesting that this project is a kind of offshoot of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, so the firing systems, tactics, technical features and the destruction model itself are similar.
At the same time, Rainbow Six Quarantine is a completely independent game that does not require acquaintance with the previous project. In addition, the game will also have other references to the previous part. For example, the most attentive gamers managed to consider in a teaser two already familiar operatives – Elzbieta Bosak and Chol Ken Hwa. This story campaign will look at them from a completely different perspective. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine was announced in 2020. Then the game will appear on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
12. Trials of Mana
TRIALS of MANA is a full HD remake of the third game in the Mana series, which was released in Japan with the name Seiken Densetsu 3. The game is completely redesigned and now boasts modern 3D graphics.
In the game, the main characters have to face the Benevodons – monsters of destruction who were freed from capturing the forces of evil and save the magical kingdom from imminent catastrophe. We are waiting for a completely redesigned gameplay and modern graphic accompaniment.
The release of TRIALS of MANA will take place only in the coming spring – April 24, 2020. The novelty will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
13. The Last of Us Part II
As in the case with the first part, the plot of The Last of Us Part II is the main feature of the game, for this reason, we know a little about it because the developers give out the details in small portions so as not to spoil too much.
The action of the second part begins in the city of Jackson and this time, the already matured Ellie will act as the main character, but this does not mean that Joel will not be present. As we have already seen, he will be as a secondary character and perhaps even at a certain point will be our companion on the trip.
The gameplay is much more familiar since it has not changed much compared to the previous part, the game can still be briefly described as an action-adventure with elements of survival and horror.
The main differences from the first part are tied precisely to the main character (at least so many sources explain this), Ellie herself is more dexterous and agile, which is reflected in the gameplay.
Since both parts of The Last of Us belong to the action movie genre, this feature has not changed much over the past few years, Ellie can eliminate opponents hand-to-hand or using a different arsenal of weapons, including a silent bow.
In addition, there will be, so to speak, secondary battle systems, that include the ability to throw an object to distract attention, quick-time events, or the ability to discreetly remove the enemy from the back.
14. Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin is a curious gangster strategy of the Romero Games studio and Paradox Interactive publishing house, dedicated to the “roaring twenties” of US history – the duration of Prohibition and the rise of organized crime. We will find ourselves at the epicenter of the gang warfare of large and alluring Chicago, where we will need to rise to the top of the underworld.
In the Empire of Sin, the road to power is not the way of a loner; you have to rely on the help of your team. During the game, you will have to customize your characters, give them orders, sometimes there will be dialogs in which you can choose the answer. The battles are turn-based and similar to the battles of XCOM, but some innovations, for example, executions, distinguish from the XCOM Empire of Sin. The creation of a criminal empire begins with racketeering in your area, you can take breweries and casinos, brothels and trade union organizations, as well as other establishments under “guardianship” here. Once your organization has gained strength, it will be possible to extend its influence to the lands of competing gangs.
Exploring vibrant and interesting Chicago with its famous areas such as Little Italy or West Loop, you can see the sights of the city and can participate in historical events. Over 60 characters to interact with are promised. As for the potential recruits of your gang – each of them has its own character traits and other features that affect the gameplay. In addition to battles, there will be many other activities – bribing police officers, the possibility of creating alliances with other gangs, trading on the black market, etc. The developers promise a huge replay value thanks to the many variable elements that the Empire of Sin has.
15. Tactical Galactical
The online game Tactical Galactical is very serious and exciting for a gamer. Although the name has a comic. It tells about the events that take place in the world of cartoons.
Three fearless characters, Delores the Invincible, Zubair the Cunning, and Mikhail the Brave go outside of our Galaxy, where there are unremitting military operations. They want to gain control of the coveted Energy Crystals. To accomplish this, you have to choose a leader in the wonderful Galaxy. Unlock new characters with the card system. Since the game mechanics are made on the agreed tactics of units. Each has its positive and negative sides. With this, it is possible to go to special operations, support strong troops and create a number of units. And do not forget that you must fight with enemy ships with this.
16. Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 77 is a game from CD Project RED that has moved away from the world of fantasy and the Middle Ages to the future and cyberpunk setting. The game takes place in the world of the desktop RPG Cyberpunk 2020, but the time frame is shifted to 2077. The focus is on the protagonist with the laconic name of Vi, who is engaged in various activities on the verge of the law, although in Night City the law has long existed only on paper.
Players are able to choose from a huge number of unique weapons, various technical gadgets, as well as skills for all occasions. Cyberpunk 2077 borrowed the concept of character classes from the original board game, however, far from all classes were transferred from the original board. The game also offers players to determine their history of origin, which affects various events, the presence or absence of certain NPCs – in a word, everything is like in the board game Cyberpunk 2020.
17. Marvel`s Avengers
Marvel’s Avengers is a project in the Avengers universe in a partnership of Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix. Its events unfold in a separate universe five years after the monstrous terrorist attack, which became known as A-Day. The Avengers gather again after the terrorist attack, planning to clear their good name and recapture the technology they captured. In the basic version, the list of the players, including Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, the Black Widow, and Iron Man will be revealed, but after the release, additional heroes will come out.
The central character in the story, thanks to which the Avengers once again decide to unite, is Miss Marvel. Players will face the confrontation of the sinister A.I.M. corporation, stories about various superheroes, as well as the opportunity to play both alone and in a cooperative.
Take away your children and impressionable grandmothers from the monitor, because the BUTCHER devs Transhuman Design team has announced its new bloody project “Carrion” on PC Windows, Linux and macOS.
This is a bloody horror in 2D with a side view in which you act as bloody crap that can move around locations, grab and kill any of the miserable people, tearing them apart and scattering their guts according to the laws of physics. Something like a mixture of “The Ooze” with Sega Mega Drive / Genesis and cinema classics “The Thing” (“Something”).
19. Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is the second part of the popular zombie parkour action, the events of which unfold in a completely different part of the world. Players are waiting for the increased scale and density of events, much more zombies, as well as a cooperative and many other things. One of the key features of the sequel is the variability of decisions made, as well as a change in the game world as a consequence of the player’s decisions. Each decision slightly changes the city in which events unfold, which allows each player to get a unique gaming experience.
The game story takes place fifteen years after the first outbreak of the virus. Over the years, mankind has drastically rolled back in development, electricity has become a tremendous value, and countries have sunk in anarchy and lawlessness. The script of the game is engaged in by one of the most famous screenwriters, Chris Avellone, who had a hand in Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and others. The plot in Dying Light 2 is about to match that the world around us is gloomy and cruel, provoking players to choose not between “good” and “bad” actions, but between “bad” and “disgusting”.
20. Minecraft Dungeons
Minecraft Dungeons is an action / RPG with roguelike elements in the Minecraft universe and made in the same cubic style. Players have to roam the dungeons, destroying old familiar monsters and brand-new critters, learn spells, create their own equipment and explore the world. Like the original game, Minecraft Dungeons supports a multiplayer mode for playing online with friends.
21. Wasteland 3
InXile Entertainment officially announced Wasteland 3. The game will be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4, Mac and Linux.
Action in Wasteland 3 will take place in the frozen tundra, in Colorado. Players will take on the role of the only surviving ranger from a team called November. No one has ever heard of the rangers where you ended up, so you will earn your reputation from scratch.
For the first time in a series, a cooperative mode for two players will appear. It will allow players to go through the main points of the plot together. But a single passage will not go anywhere.
There will also be vehicles that can be used to move, store goods, explore the world and simply survive.
22. Phantasy Star Online 2
PSO2 is one of the most popular Online-RPGs in Japan (more than 5 million players), the gameplay resembles something between Dark Souls, Diablo, and Monster Hunter at the same time. It stands out not only for gameplay but also for the setting; sci-fi RPGs are far from common. If you describe the game briefly, then it is 1000 and 1 mechanics.
Gameplay Strongly based on timings and combos, if you do not cut out the mob of mobs, then fight with the bosses. In battles with them, the timing of actions, strategy, and also taking into account their attacks and weak spots with vulnerabilities is of great importance.
But it differs in that each time it provides the player with unique battle conditions, due to dynamically changing weather conditions, the system of random events (Emergency Code) and procedural generation of locations, as well as the operation of the SYMPATHY system, which composes background music in real-time based on the current game situation. In addition to the many types of “Quests”, the central tasks with which the player is sent to locations.
It is a project of People Can Fly, authors of Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm.
The upcoming creation of the studio is a cooperative shooter. One session holds up to three players (you can chop one). You will create your character and go to the ruined world of Enoch to find the source of the mysterious signal.
Outriders will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the summer of 2020. Learn more about the game in the winter.
24. Call of Duty: Black Ops 5
Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 will be the first part of the franchise from 2014, the development of which will ultimately take two years, not three. All this time, the Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software studios worked on the creation of the new part of the shooter. Now, the project will be finalized by Treyarch.
Most likely, the changes are due to poor working relations between the employees of Sledgehammer and Raven, who for a long time could not find a common language and constantly argued about the main features of the game. The second reason was the departure of Sledgehammer co-founders Michael Condry and Glen Scofield. The first one founded his own studio, where the main developers of Sledgehammer moved.
The remote studios were about to tell a story about the times of the Cold War between the USSR and the USA, where there were missions in Vietnam. Treyarch picks up their idea, but with some changes, the details of which are not reported.
It is also known that Sledgehammer and Raven did not completely block the development of the new game. Studios will help Treyarch, but no more.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 should be released in the fall of 2020 on the PC, as well as the consoles of this and the new generation.
The only thing that is known so far is that there will be a story company in the game, as well as developers will refuse from lootboxes, and the main focus will be on selling Battle Pass.
25. Monstrum 2
The developers of the game made the announcement of the game Monstrum 2 and noted that it will be cooperative.
According to the developers from Team Junkfish, it will now be possible to play 4vs1 in the game, and the title itself will be fully multiplayer.
The gameplay will be very similar to Dead by Daylight, where the four survivors will try to confront one monster, who is also a player, using the environment, objects, and abilities of the characters.
As in the first part of Monstrum, in each new passage, the level will be generated procedurally. The scene will be a collapsing fortress on the seashore of the 70s.
26. Halo Infinite
The new part, which received the subtitle Infinity, is being developed on the new SlipSpace engine, and this is noticeable: it looks amazing. Little is known about the plot, but one thing is certain: this time the developers, taught by the bitter experience of Halo 5, will focus on the story of Master Chief. Phil Spencer claims that it will be “his greatest adventure.” Halo Infinite will be released on PC and Xbox One, but the exact date is unknown. However, given the release of the current generation of consoles to the finish line, it is unlikely to have to wait a very long time.
27. Destroy All Humans!
This is a remake of the game of the same name in 2005, in which players play the role of an alien named Crypto. He arrives on Earth in the mid-50s of the twentieth century, where he begins the mass genocide of people, cows, and other living creatures. In fact, the game is an allusion to all the old alien films.
In the remake developers completely changed graphics and interface, as well as a mission cut out of the original game in “Zone 42”. Also, the remake will be the first game in the Destroy All Humans series, which was released on PC.
28. Psychonauts 2
Tim Sheifer is a gaming legend who created the great Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, and Psychonauts. Many people still remember the first part of the adventures of the boy Razputin Aquato. And the developer admits that he came up with a continuation plot immediately after the release of the original in 2005. In the sequel, Raz will have to fight with his own bosses. Taking advantage of the absence of leader Zanotto, his deputy redirected mental research from peaceful purposes to something very strange, and even related to necromancy.
As usual, Tim Shafer raised money for Psychonauts 2 on his crowdfunding site Fig. Players from around the world donated a little over three million dollars, and the remaining amount was added by Starbreeze, which will be the publisher. The continuation of the story of Raz will be released on PC (including machines with macOS and Linux), PS4 and Xbox One.
29. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
For more than ten years, LEGO games have been the epitome of stability: the gameplay has hardly changed from part to part. And when LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was announced at E3 2019, they met it predictably: is this another regular LEGO game? However, people who saw the gameplay say that in fact, significant changes are lurking there!
First of all, a new perspective catches the eye. The camera hangs much closer to the character, as if in a third-person action, and is controlled by the right stick. The developers changed the review because modern children quietly run in Fortnite and Minecraft, which means that in the game on LEGO you can move the camera behind the back of the protagonist.
The co-op will change due to the new camera: now you and your friend are not running on the same screen, but are divided on a split-screen. The developers even vaguely hinted that they could add a connection over the Network and not just local gatherings.
Battles offer a combo system with fast and powerful attacks, as well as with the use of the Jedi Force.
The Skywalker Saga is not a trivial collection of previous Star Wars LEGO games. Each episode is recreated anew. For example, Phantom Menace now begins with an underwater pursuit of Naboo. When the LEGO game was released in 2005 based on the second trilogy, developers could not afford such a scene – the technologies were not the same.
The release of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will take place during 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
30. The Riftbreaker
The Riftbreaker is an adventure game in which players will play the role of Ashley Nowak, captain of the “riftbreakers”, explorers of distant planets. The heroine through a one-sided portal fell on the distant planet Galatea-37, where she needed to build a base, set up a two-way portal and start the colonization process. You can do this by exploring the planet with a fursuit nicknamed “Mr. Riggs.” Players have to explore a new world, find resources for building the base and do everything possible to survive and begin the process of colonization.
31. Persona 5 Royal
Atlus Studio completed work on the “royal” edition of the role-playing game Persona 5 and held a Royal Experience event dedicated to the sensational project. By tradition, it was half a concert: Lin in the process sang a whole series of new and old songs from the game.
The developers have prepared a new trailer for Persona 5 The Royal, where they showed fragments of a new plot story. As in Persona 4, The Golden, alternative endings have been prepared for Persona 5 veterans. Those who wish can disrupt the usual course of events – in particular, this concerns the fate of Goro Akechi. In the third semester, heroes can continue to communicate with a charismatic detective, and his dark form will be a good help in the dungeons.
The authors recalled the innovations that are waiting in Mementos: a boy named José collects underground stones, flowers, and stamps, and for them presents ghostly thieves with accessories and skills. Its appearance is accidental, but on the map, it can be seen immediately after the floor change.
During the show, they also showed a “personal” trailer dedicated to the protagonist. It proved that participation in dance spin-offs and other crossovers benefited the Joker. And the twins from the Velvet Room found a new way to mock the prisoner: fitness.
32. Ghost of Tsushima
At E3 2018, Sucker Punch, responsible for the Sly Cooper and InFamous trilogies, finally showed the game that has teased us for the past two years – Ghost of Tsushima. The developers have literally shared a fraction of the gameplay, but it turned out to be enough to talk about the project with a vengeance.
Ghost of Tsushima, like the InFamous series of projects, is an open-world sandbox. Only without electric hooligans, mutants and teenage enthusiasm – they were replaced by vicious, amazingly gloomy realism. The game takes place on the Japanese island of Tsushima, which in 1274 fell under the invasion of the Mongol hordes led by Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan. The protagonist is the samurai Jin Sakai, one of the last surviving inhabitants of Tsushima. A whole guerrilla war fell on his shoulders, which, moreover, was to be fought alone.
33. Dragon Age 4
As expected, BioWare at The Game Awards introduced the new Dragon Age.
Moreover, the company did not give it any name, only hinting at the continuation of the story of Solas from the Inquisition and introducing the hashtag The Dread Wolf Rises.
According to the assurances of the company’s senior producer Mark Darra, for Dragon Age 4, a completely new team of franchise veterans who also worked on the Jade Empire and even on Baldur’s Gate was assembled in the studio.
The creative director of the project was Matthew Goldman, who has been working in BioWare since 1998 and managed to put his hand to the entire Dragon Age trilogy, as well as to MDK2 and Baldur’s Gate 2. It follows from his words that at the moment it was the new Dragon Age that became the most ambitious project of the company.
The release is expected no earlier than the fall of 2021.
34. Beyond Good & Evil 2
Beyond Good & Evil, 2 is a computer game in the genre of action-adventure, which is a prequel to the 2003 Beyond Good & Evil game. The game is being developed by a team led by Michel Ancel. The plot of the game tells about corporate programs for crossing people and animals to quickly conquer space, as well as about what consequences this program ultimately led to.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 is an adventure role-playing action, so first in the editor, we will create ourselves – a clone. Each resident of the system comes from the DNA of the first colonists: you are free to choose the gender of the character, race, customize the appearance, dress up the hero and decorate with tattoos to taste. At the same time, every clone has a set goal and position in society: for example, monkey-like creatures are excellent miners, but some of them manage to escape and manage their own destiny.
The easiest way to start life from scratch in System-3 is to become a pirate: in their community, people and hybrids live together and fight against slavery. The created hero will become a de facto rebel.
35. Elden Ring
From the cinematic trailer for Elden Ring, a joint game from FromSoftware and George Martin, we learned very little, but thanks to a short interview on the Xbox website, something became clearer.
First of all, this is a dark third-person role-playing action, which is closer in spirit to Dark Souls due to not only high complexity, the ability to customize the character’s appearance, as well as role-playing elements, but also the ability to approach the passage in completely different ways.
Moreover, Hidetaka Miyazaki promises that the variability will be wider than in any of the Dark Souls.
Elden Ring development began shortly after completing work on add-ons for Dark Souls III, that is, about two years ago – at the beginning of 2017.
George Martin was invited to collaborate due to the fact that Miyazaki is a huge fan of his work. The Japanese did not expect the writer to agree but still decided to try his luck. Martin not only agreed but also actively discussed many aspects of the game.
The main work of the author of “Songs of Ice and Fire” was to write the mythology of the world in Elden Ring.
36. Microsoft Flight Simulator
During the E3 2019 exhibition, Xbox announced the new chapter of its famous flight simulator. And now on the official website published new information about the future Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Fans of the series were reassured: the game will remain a simulator. There is no talk of simplifying the mechanics or lowering the level of realism.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is created primarily for PC. However, the Xbox One version will be properly optimized. And no one should have problems with control: of course, support for specialized joysticks and pedals will not go anywhere. But playing with a mouse and keyboard or gamepad will be a little more difficult.
The game wants to provide long years of life. Therefore, as before, Microsoft Flight Simulator will support custom modifications. In addition, other studios and companies will be able to release their own paid add-ons for the game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released next year on PC and Xbox One. The game will be available to subscribers of the Xbox Game Pass service.
37. Oddworld: Soulstorm
The developers of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty suddenly announced on Twitter a sequel called Oddworld: Soulstorm, accompanying the announcement with a teaser image.
Soulstorm should become much darker and more sinister. Abe and his 300 brothers end up in the desert without food, water, or shelter. They find solace in the new drink, which leads to unexpected consequences for their newfound freedom.
According to the developers, Soulstorm prepares Abe for difficult trials.
38. Super Meat Boy Forever
After the first part was released, nearly eight years passed, so we were waiting for the sequel. It will be possible to play it on all relevant platforms, including iOS and Android, already in April 2019, and only the Steam release, according to the developers’ site, has been delayed until 2020. And the most interesting thing is that the last word in the name of Super Meat Boy Forever appeared for a reason: the developers promise that with each passing the game levels will become more complicated – and it’s endless! Isn’t it cute?
39. Radical Rabbit Stew
Make a rabbit stew! In space !!
Grab your faithful spoon and push these crazy rabbits into pots to free the space chefs. But think faster, or the bunnies will swallow you!
RADICAL RABBIT STEW is an exciting action-packed arcade game that is great for both new players and 16-bit retro lovers, with exciting take-and-play action, award-winning puzzles, juicy pixel art, and an amazing soundtrack.
Radical Rabbit Stew – an exciting puzzle action game with a top view. You have to save the outstanding space chefs from the clutches of crazy rabbits, who cannot get rid of the obsessive feeling of hunger
40. Stranger Things
It is a two-dimensional isometric pixel action movie. Characters familiar from the series and the Duffer brothers themselves act in it. In the story, someone is stopping the filmmakers from filming the new season of the series, and they, of course, turn to the police chief Hopper.
In February, the independent French studio The Game Bakers announced an adventure with elements of the role-playing game Haven. Now, they told a little more about the future game, accompanying the story with the first trailer of the gameplay.
On the previous studio project, Furi’s hardcore action movie, Haven will only be like using surrealism. The plot of the role-playing adventure is Yu and Kay, two lovers who flee from the hardships of life in the society of the future to a lost planet. The main focus will be on world exploration and the development of relations between heroes.
At its core, Haven is a single-player game, we can simultaneously control both characters. This is especially clearly seen in battles. The combat system allows the use of tactics and timing to conduct chains of attacks. But if the second hero desires, he can take control of a “special” friend who has joined over the local network.
On PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC, the game will be released in 2020.
42. No More Heroes 3
Travis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy after a decade of absence. He sees a huge artificial metropolis island and a mysterious object hovering above it. What crazy assassins will Travis run into this time ?!
No More Heroes 3 is the third part of an adventure series that takes place two years after Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Players are waiting for the return to Santa Destroy, which was attacked by aliens. Travis Touchdown, the protagonist of the series, has to deal with this.
No More Heroes 3 will be released in 2020!
43. Tales of Arise
Tales of Arise is a new part of the Japanese role-playing series Tales of. This part of the series is again separate from all the rest. Its plot tells of two planets, Dan and Rina. The inhabitants of Rina captured Dana, and for almost three hundred years they robbed it, capturing natural resources and people. The protagonists of Tales of Arise are the inhabitants of both planets, on whose behalf the story of a new round of conflict is told.
In the new part of the series, the authors changed the engine to Unreal Engine 4, which allowed to significantly improve the quality of graphics and animation.
44. Lords of the Fallen 2
New York-based Defiant Studios, developing Lords of the Fallen 2, will not rely on the creation of the previous team working on the game.
They have a new engine – Unreal 4 – and a new team. A team that does not have much experience in RPG development, but they ensure that it is their strength.
Defiant Studios was founded by people who previously worked on Just Cause 3. The developers are confident that they will be able to bring something new to the genre, which they themselves call the “death simulator”, and especially emphasize that despite the small size of the team, they intend to achieve the best game quality.
Earlier, the head of the development of the first Lords of the Fallen, Tomasz Gop, accused the management of CI Games of sabotaging the second part. A whole year passed between Gop’s departure and the appointment of Defiant Games as the new developer.
Spiritfarer is a cozy death game. Players play the role of Stella, the carrier of the souls of the dead. To carry out their work, players have to build their own boat, explore the world on it and communicate with the souls of the dead until they find peace in life after death. Players can also engage in farming, fishing, mining, crafting and creating things necessary in the world of the dead. In cooperative mode, the second player will be able to take on the role of the cat Narcissus, which helps the heroine.
46. Way to the Woods
In Way to the Woods, you have to learn the story of two deer and the post-apocalyptic world. Young animals are trying to find their way home and players need to help them with this. Own horns will serve you as a weapon, and a mystical divine cat will come to the rescue. You have to defend yourself from the unfriendly inhabitants of the world, seek yourself food and shelter.
47. Skull and Bones
Skull and Bones is a marine multiplayer pirate game where players are invited to become captains of ships and challenge each other for dominance at sea. The game offers several different competitive modes, different classes of ships, pumping captains and much more.
In Skull and Bones, players must go a long way from a simple pirate to an invincible armada commander, capturing enemy ships and improving theirs in every way. The game features a rich customization system that allows you to turn ships into genuine artworks, studded with guns, rams and other devices for warfare. The gameplay itself resembles naval battles from the Assassin’s Creed series, however, with various reservations.
Microsoft at the presentation of the E3 2019 showed the first CrossfireX trailer. Apparently, this is an adaptation of a popular shooter in Asia called Crossfire from the South Korean studio Smilegate Entertainment. Now it finally gets to the western gamers, and also for the first time in series it will be released on the Xbox One!
The original (and free to everything else) Crossfire, released in 2007, now has more than 650 million registered users, 8 of which are constantly online.
A CrossfireX release will take place in 2020, but the exact release date is not yet available.
49. Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord is the second part of the Mount and Blade series, which offers the player a power struggle in a brutal medieval open world. Players are waiting for large-scale battles, which have added to the entertainment brutality. The game was announced back in 2012, but very quickly turned into a long-term construction and failed in a “production hell”.
The game takes place 200 years before Mount & Blade: Warband. Players are waiting for the period of the fall of the Calradian Empire and the formation of independent kingdoms that appear in previous games. In other words, the authors took the story of the fall of Ancient Rome and adapted it to the world of their game. After the death of the emperor of Calradia, battles broke out throughout the country – the players are assigned the role of one of the soldiers on this battlefield, which can both help restore the empire or completely destroy it.
50. Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal is the continuation of the restart of Doom 2016 release. The events of the game are transferred from Mars to Earth, which suffered from the invasion of demons of unprecedented proportions. In the role of the Executioner of Rock, players have to free the Earth and destroy as many spawns as possible. In addition to the Earth, Dumgai will also look at the base of people on Phobos, and also, of course, will visit Hell again.
The executioner’s arsenal was replenished with several new types of weapons, as well as special shoulder weapons for armor and a blade fixed to the hand. Also, an energy sword, the ability to “strafe”, a cat hook and much more finally fell into his hands. All this is designed to help the Executioner of Rock navigate locations that have become even larger and more confusing.
For fans of non-standard gaming solutions, Doom Eternal has the opportunity to “invade” the worlds of other players in the guise of unique demons.
I’m pretty sure that it is not a full list and there will be a. bunch of different cool games coming up in 2020. If you have some other games that you can’t wait to be released in our list anticipated games of 2020 – drop us a comment so we would add them here.