If the end of 2019 was weak in terms of releases, with November marking the last wave of major titles, the beginning of the year is boiling. We are facing what, for many, is the beginning of the end of the current generation of consoles, which means developers and distributors will showcase their latest weapons for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, delivering the most advanced and anticipated proposals for many.
Everything even happens in the first half of the year, with the big titles already announced for 2020 arriving in a range of months, requiring a beautiful bank account of players and plenty of free time to handle everything. After all, we’re talking about long-awaited titles, some for decades, and more dreams come true for a large portion of gamers around the world.
Navigating this sea of weekly releases is no easy task, so Teknologya listed the most anticipated games in 2020 so you can now do the math and choose the path you want to go.
10. Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
The year is already starting hot with the transformation of anime into game. Continuing a winning sequence of animation-based titles, Dragon Ball Z Kakarot brings to PC, PS4 and Xbox One one of the most classic sagas of Akira Toriyama’s creation.
The result could not be the best. Bringing together Dragon Ball FighterZ and Xenoverse learning, Bandai Namco teams up again with CyberConnect 2 to create a game that blends the epic battles of one and the RPG touches of the other as we explore the scenarios aboard Goku’s flying cloud and find Classic characters from the saga.
The game not only serves as an adaptation of the work but also features the participation of Toriyama Himself. He, in addition to serving as a consultant and a milestone to ensure the authenticity of the work, also created Bonyu, Dragon Ball Z Kakarot’s unpublished and unique character, which serves to give the title a fresh look.
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot is due for release on January 17, 2020.
9. Half-Life: Alyx
It may not be the Half-Life 3 that everyone would like, but it may well be the Half-Life that virtual reality needs to get going. Announced to the disappointment of some and hype of many, Half-Life: Alyx is the first entry in the Valve franchise in 13 years, but is set before the second game in the series, bringing concepts and ideas that lead to the 2007 classic.
Half-Life: Alyx, as the title implies, puts us in charge of the character Alyx Vance and directly in the center of combat against the alien forces that dominate the earth. While little about the story’s design has been revealed, we know another very important thing: according to Valve, this is neither an experience nor a demonstration, but a full and complete episode of the franchise.
This translates into first-person action as always, but also a creative use of virtual reality devices, with gravity gloves that allow you to manipulate elements of the scenario and the perspective provided by technology for exploring and solving puzzles. Exclusive to the PC, the game should not receive a “no VR” version, at least that’s the idea for now.
Half-Life: Alyx should be released sometime in March 2020, without an accurate date released by Valve.
8. Bleeding Edge
Exclusive to Xbox One and the work of renowned Ninja Theory, Bleeding Edge brings frank shit into the multiplayer world. In controlling heroes with different abilities and styles, the idea is for the player to bypass opponents in large combat arenas, using not only their own fists but also the combination of skills and teamwork to win.
In addition to Xbox One, Bleeding Edge also hits PCs, as is already a tradition with the release of Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft’s exclusive handset set. In addition, following another current market trend, the title should be constantly updated, with new heroes and maps being added to maintain its longevity.
Bleeding Edge is scheduled for release March 24, 2020.
7. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
One of the first Xbox One exclusives to appear in 2020 is also one of the most beautiful. Combining incredible art with the favorite style of many, Metroidvania, Guardian Ori’s new adventure features beautiful visuals that developer Moon Studios had already shown to the world in the 2015 game. Now the idea is to take it even further.
With gameplay systems a bit easier compared to the first, as a way to open the gates of the title for many more people, Ori and the Will of the Wisps has an open setting for exploration and sequential progress, with the player being able to move on from beginning to end when returning to previous points of the scenario in search of new items, previously inaccessible without certain skills that are only gained later.
As Ori tries to discover the truth about his own designs and understands that there is much more to the forest than he inhabits, the player’s eyes fill with a festival of light and color of a truly enchanting title. Also planned for the PC, the exclusive opens a year that promises to be full for Xbox One gamers.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is scheduled to premiere on March 11, 2020.
6. Doom Eternal
Rock’n’roll, heavy shooting and a lot of demon breakdown are the face of the new age of Doom, one of the most classic shooters of all time. After skating on their reinvention in the early 2000s, id Software and Bethesda found their way on the basis of violence and heavy sounds, delivering what is one of the most entertaining games of the generation to date.
Doom Eternal promises to raise this to the ultimate power. Due for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, as well as Stadia and a later release for Switch, we have once again taken on the Doom Slayer helmet to face the forces of Hell that are still trying to take over Earth. Going over our guardian, however, will not be a very easy task.
The focus remains on melee attacks, with much use of the classic chainsaw, while new blades and weaponry spice up good old destruction. Highlights of unpublished weaponry include a Scorpion-style hook that brings Slayer closer to its enemies, and a flamethrower that only makes things much hotter and more violent.
Doom Eternal is scheduled for release on March 20, 2020.
5. Marvel’s Avengers
An unprecedented adventure brings a new look at the Avengers, but at the same time the idea is to bring into the hands of players all the epic factor of recent movies we’ve seen in theaters. The new game from Crystal Dynamics (from the three most recent Tomb Raider games ) comes with this idea and a lot of destruction and narrative.
After traumatic events and great destruction, the greatest heroes on earth are separated and fighting. A great threat and the prospect of arming make them have to meet again even if unwillingly, pooling their skills so that the greater evil doesn’t win.
And contrary to what usually happens in games of this category, the player can control all at the same time. In the greatest influence brought from the movies to the games, Marvel’s Avengers borrows the narrative style of the MCU to make transitions between the different Avengers in a single battle, showing the different facets of combat and also telling an expanding story. The game is planned for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Marvel’s Avengers is scheduled to premiere on May 15, 2020.
4. Resident Evil 3
Many fans and players say Capcom is back because of the winning release sequence for this generation. And if the remake of the second game in your horror series went so well, why not redo the third? Jill Valentine is back in zombie-dominated Raccoon City, being chased by menacing Nemesis, but now with modernized graphics and gameplay that only today’s platforms can deliver.
Widely awaited by gamers, the Resident Evil 3 remake was announced later this year to become one of the most anticipated games of 2020 now. The title will show more angles of a history we already know and should mark the return of the franchise once and for all as one of the strongest names in today’s industry.
Although trailers and commentaries are already available, the truth is that very little is known about exactly how Resident Evil 3’s remake will work. We can expect, now, a more insane and visceral version of the events of the new version of the second game of the series, with greater exploration of the city and tears in the eyes as it all blows up. We are talking about a game that, 20 years ago, changed everything; Will we see this again?
Resident Evil 3 is slated for release on April 3, 2020.
3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
Dreams came true at E3 2015 when it was announced that one of the most important Japanese RPGs in history would finally win a remake. The fan will that has been drawing for over 20 years finally comes true in 2020 with the release of Final Fantasy VII, just the first part of a gaming epic that, it seems, is just becoming more incredible.
Players who got a taste of Cloud Strife’s new-old saga were able to savor the beautiful graphics and modified gameplay proposals that link past and present, while Square Enix brings new elements to an absolute and undisputed classic that comes first on PS4. and then lands on other platforms.
To further ensure this authenticity, it is worth mentioning that the game features a number of developers of the original at key posts, such as former designer Tetsuya Nomura, now director of Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Yoshinori Kitase, who was director of the original and now produces the new version. The world can hardly wait to see the result of all this effort.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled to arrive on March 3, 2020.
2. Cyberpunk 2077
April is the month when the Samurai alarm clock wakes up as it has a city to burn. Keanu Reeves and the feedback left by The Witcher are just a few of the certifications that made the new CD Projekt RED game a great expectation for 2020, but the truth is that his approach to an artificially augmented corporate and human future goes far beyond that.
Cyberpunk 2077 mixes story, exploration and RPG elements in a work inspired by classic table games. Night City is the scene of this adventure where we take on the role of a combatant with different possibilities and upgrades, in a kind of customization that, with each new implant, makes exploration and progress unique.
Cyberpunk 2077, which is expected to reach all platforms, promises to gold-cap a generation that has already brought, by the same CD Projekt RED, one of the most important games of this era. The question now is whether the new title will surpass The Witcher 3 in terms of breadth and involvement, a difficult task that is entirely possible for the Polish producer.
The game is scheduled to debut on April 16, 2020.
1. The Last of Us Part II
Violence, despair, hopelessness and little guitar. The long-awaited sequel to The Last of Us comes to show us a world that, while seemingly learning how to deal with destruction, is devastating enough for us to try to change the status quo. The franchise’s first title was a whirlwind of emotions, and it follows that the idea is to happen again.
Ellie is the main character in a game that serves as a kind of inversion of the second, with Joel being his mate and friend. On a journey of revenge, the character once again unraveled the cities destroyed or ruled by bandits, as well as the legions of infected that, like everything else in this world, evolved and became stronger and more threatening.
Theories abound, while trailers, as much as they exhibit quite a lot about what to expect from this world, put down all that matters most. The Last of Us Part II is a PlayStation 4 heavyweight exclusive that arrives at the hands of Naughty Dog and its creator Neil Druckmann to continue the emotive saga that began in 2013.
The Last of Us Part II is scheduled for release May 29, 2019.
We chose to include the games that already have a release date announced, but that does not mean that the 2020 hype ends with them in this list. It is worth mentioning that the year should also feature the releases of Ghost of Tsushima, marking the latest major PS4 exclusive, and Dying Light 2, whose rush and parkour are the great weapons to survive the zombie apocalypse.
It is also worth mentioning the possibility of seeing the end of the Xbox One exclusive cycle with Halo Infinite and the arrival of great games like Kerbal Space Program 2, Flight Simulator, No More Heroes III, Senua’s Saga: HellBlade 2, recently postponed Watch Dogs Legion and Tell Me Why, by the same creators of Life is Strange.