A new year means a lot of things, but one of the best? New games to look forward to! Here are ten that we’re itching to get our controller fingers wiggling with in 2020.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
April 10, 2020
It was the second-best selling game ever on the original PlayStation, and captivated a generation. Now Square Enix’s legendary action RPG is being given a full-on now-gen remake treatment that stretches from graphics to gameplay mechanics – and this is just part one…
March 13, 2020
We’ll take on a whole new level of yōkai (that’s supernatural monsters and demons) as Team Ninja’s action RPG sequel spirits us back to feudal-era Japan. As a hired mercenary, we’ll confront all Dark Realm comers with new weapons and a revised combat system.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
March 20, 2020
The first home console iteration of the much-loved life sim series in more than ten years, New Horizons will see players moving to a deserted island and getting busy with their crafting skills in order to make the place, well, not deserted!
September 17, 2020
We’re not sure that there’s any way that we can get more hyped for this release. CD Projekt Red’s RPG successor to The Witcher III not only looks to be shaping as a captivatingly vast, neon-infused future open world to explore, but one that also has Keanu Reeves in it.
September 4, 2020
Sure, they’ve finished up at cinemas for a while, but Marvel’s Avengers are set to storm the gaming space with this epic action adventure from Tomb Raider folk Crystal Dynamics that will see them fighting to clear their names – and save Earth. Again.
The Last of Us Part II
May 29, 2020
Is there a more anticipated PS4 exclusive in the pipeline? We’ll be taking control of Ellie some six years after Naughty Dog’s original game (art echoing life) as she encounters – and has to get weaponised in order to deal with – a weird, post-apocalyptic cult.
Ghost of Tsushima
Become the last samurai in this massive, open world, third-person action/adventure set in 1274, during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. Promising complete freedom of exploration with no waypoints, it’s the latest from Infamous folk Sucker Punch.
Not only set to hit the Xbox One, but also destined to be a launch title for its next-gen successor from Microsoft, the Xbox Series X (formerly Project Scarlett), the long-awaited sixth main iteration of Halo is set to continue Master Chief’s story, with promises of a more “human” experience.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
We’ve had LEGO Star Wars games in the past, but none of this scope. All nine movies in the Skywalker Saga will have their own playable hubs, each featuring five levels each. So that’s a huge 45 levels in total – plus, new Force and lightsaber combat moves!
Watch Dogs Legion
It was originally set for a March drop before being delayed, but we still hope to clap hands and eyes on a final version of this post-Brexit, multi-protagonist tech action/adventure before celebrating New Year’s 2021, as the playtime that we had with it at E3 was promising.