2020 is here and there are some promising titles coming across all platforms. Here are the games I’m looking forward to the most from the 2020 release schedule.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
January 17. PC, PS4, Xbox One
After the success of the “Dragon Ball” games of recent years, I can only imagine fans of the franchise are pining to get their hands on this new title. Instead of simply focusing on the combat, “Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot” will give players a chance to immerse themselves in the “Dragon Ball” universe, doing things such as exploring an open world, fishing, and socializing and forming bonds with other characters. Complete with destructible environments that react accordingly to the massive power battles “Dragon Ball” is famous for, this is a title that will be worth keeping an eye on.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
March 3. PS4
This is perhaps the single most requested remake of all time, and it is finally about to hit the market. This new version of “Final Fantasy VII” has lovingly recreated the world of the original with stunning modern visuals and a brand new battle system, allowing for a greater level of accessibility for new players while still being pleasing to long-time fans. Whether you’re looking to visit Midgar again, or if it’s your first time around, the remake of “Final Fantasy VII” is shaping up to be a great experience.
March 20. PC, PS4, Xbox One
The 2016 reboot of “DOOM” was easily one of, if not the best, first-person shooters of the last decade. “DOOM Eternal” is looking to be bigger, better, and more gruesomely intense in every way imaginable. Following the events of the previous game, Earth has come under a demonic invasion and the only hope of fighting back lies in the Doomslayer. Outfitted with new weapons and abilities, there are now more ways to slay the forces of Hell than ever before as players guide the Doomslayer on a journey to save mankind.
April 16. PC, PS4, Xbox One
Who would’ve thought that a game adapted from an ‘80s tabletop roleplaying game would garner so much hype? I guess putting Keanu Reeves in your project is a surefire way to generate an audience.“Cyberpunk 2077” looks like an astoundingly good game. Developed by the now legendary CD Projekt Red, it’s a first-person roleplaying game that looks like a combination of “The Witcher” and “Deus Ex.” With an incredible amount of character customization, from appearance all the way down to skills and attributes, it looks like exploring Night City will be a highly engrossing (and highly replayable) experience.
The Last of Us Part II
May 29. PS4
Considering the hype around this title, this might be the most anticipated sequel since “Half-Life 2.” Picking up five years after the events of the first game, “The Last of Us Part II” will put players in control of the now grown up Ellie as she is forced into conflict with a mysterious cult amidst the ruins of the post-apocalyptic United States. With a host of improvements to the core gameplay as well as the long-awaited continuation of the story, it’s doubtful that fans of “The Last of Us” will be disappointed with this one.