It is that time of year once again. Time for our Editor Matt to gaze into the future and come up with the most anticipated games of 2020. First on his list are the Action/Adventure titles that will make waves this year.
The Most Anticipated Action/Adventure Titles for 2020
Marvel’s The Avengers
This one has had a little bit of a rocky PR road so far, with an underwhelming E3 presentation and a public demo at various conventions that did little to ease players fears. That all being said, there is a lot of potential here and some of the things I have seen in hands-off presentations with the developers leads me to believe that this is going to be an absolute winner. It feels like the game is going to be more of a 3rd person superhero Destiny than a standard action title and in my mind at least, that is a concept that has huge potential, especially in the Marvel Universe. I guess we will all find out one way or another when the game hits on the 15th of May.
Ghost of Tsushima
Ancient Japan is, strangely enough, an under-represented era in video games (though seems to be changing recently), so Ghost of Tsushima has a nice big gap in the market to fill. Coming from Sucker Punch, the cool cats behind one of my favourite franchises, InFamous, are creating a 3rd person action title with a Samurai warrior as the main hero. We haven’t seen too much gameplay-wise yet, but we have seen some jaw-droppingly beautiful graphics and a serious commitment to recreating the feel of this period in time. I can’t wait to see how this one turns out and if it wasn’t for The Last of Us 2, it would easily be my most anticipated Sony game for the year. Ghost of Tsushima is hitting during the Aussie winter, so expect a July/August release date.
The Last of Us: Part 2
What needs to be said here. Many people consider The Last of Us to be the greatest game ever made and with good reason. Part 2 has been in development for quite some time now and it is finally being unleashed on the world. I have questions, like is this a sequel that needed to happen considering how good the ending was to the original, but really Naughty Dog have earned my faith here and I am sure that it will be a fantastic experience. Expect to hear a lot about this one in the lead up to its 29th of May release date
Resident Evil 3: Remake
Look I have been critical of Capcom’s constant reselling of their old titles, but in all honesty, that attitude changed last year. After all, how can you be upset with a company that did such a fantastic job of remaking Resident Evil 2? So Capcom are once again going back to the well, but this time I am fully along for the ride. I can’t wait to see how well the Resident Evil 3 remake turns out, especially as Capcom has promised that it would be different from what we saw in the RE2 remake. Nemesis returns on the 3rd of April 2020.
A multiplayer-focused 3rd person action title that takes the sensibilities of Overwatch and puts them in a melee-focused arena from the creators of Hellblade and Enslaved. Sounds odd right? So odd it might just work. Ninja Theory’s little side project, Bleeding Edge, looks to be a fun way to spend some time with friends by bashing them with a range of colourful characters. I played this one at PAX AUS and was impressed with how much fun it was. As is always the case with any multiplayer title, this will live and die by the player base, but if it hits, this could be one of the biggest surprises of the year. Bleeding Edge is coming to Microsoft systems on the 24th of March.