The games released in 2019 have been groundbreaking with the likes of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Death Stranding, Resident Evil 2, and many more. 2020 can become a better year with many more upcoming games anticipated by countless gamers. With the year coming around, we are really looking forward to what the upcoming games will offer in terms of gameplay, story, and characters.
While there are many games that have been confirmed for a 2020 release date, here are our picks for five games to be excited about in 2020.
Final Fantasy VII Remake – Mar. 3
Originally hired by the resistance group Avalanche in their fight against the sinister Shinra Corporation, Cloud Strife becomes embroiled in a much deeper conflict and proves he’s more than just a mere mercenary.
Something that we thought would not happen in a long time eventually did when Square Enix gave an unforgettable presentation at their E3 conference with a teaser trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake. The game is looking crisp, and offering an intense experience for fans who grew up with the 1997 original title. It will release in episodic format, meaning we won’t have the complete experience for quite some time, but if all goes well, Square Enix will definitely win the hearts of gamers old and new with this title.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Mar. 20
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, start fresh on a deserted island and enjoy a peaceful existence full of creativity, freedom, and charm as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources you can craft into everything from creature comforts to handy tools.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was originally planned for a 2019 release, but a delayed game is better than a rushed one. This new entry in the beloved Nintendo series will be coming to Switch, offering up a nice and relaxing gaming experience with old and new features. Fans of Animal Crossing have been eagerly waiting, and they will finally get their new title soon.
Cyberpunk 2077 – Apr. 16
Mark your calendars – Cyberpunk 2077, the open-world, action-adventure story from CD PROJEKT RED, is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC April 16th, 2020. Pre-order now: https://www.cyberpunk.net/pre-order About Cyberpunk 2077: In the most dangerous megacity of the future, the real you is not enough.
Many people have mentioned that Cyberpunk 2077 is their most anticipated game in 2020, and it’s not hard to see why. For one, CD Projekt Red’s most recent AAA release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, still blows us away. Cyberpunk 2077’s setting, gameplay, and concept are all something entirely different to get into. The trailers have given a lot of hype, and deservingly so. Plus, Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand is definitely a role we are looking forward to.
The Last of Us Part II – May 29, 2020
Watch the all-new trailer for the The Last of Us Part II, launching on PlayStation 4 on May 29th, 2020. Learn more and pre-order http://thelastofus.com
PlayStation has many incredible, exclusive titles that gamers enjoy, and The Last of Us Part II will take them back to the incredible characters and a bleak but beautifully built world of the first game. Similar to Animal Crossing, this game has been delayed to ensure that the game will have more development time. We can definitely expect some great performances from Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson in this anticipated sequel.
Halo Infinite – Q4 2020
The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise launching holiday 2020 with Project Scarlett. Developed by 343 Industries for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Project Scarlett, Halo Infinite continues the Halo 5: Guardians storyline and takes the franchise in ambitious, unexpected directions.
Don’t worry Xbox fans, we’ve got an exclusive for you, too. Microsoft will be having their beloved Halo series have a new title coming at the last quarter of 2020. Halo Infinite will feature the iconic Master Chief in the third chapter of “Reclaimer Saga,” and give him a more central role. Halo Infinite will also become one of the launch titles for the Xbox Series X, further increasing anticipation both for the title and for the console itself.