2020 is already looking to be a promising year for video games. With remakes, sequels, and even new IPs already headlining gaming news I'll give you my handpicked list of 5 games you'll want to check out in 2020. Given the minimal news on Metroid Prime 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, I'll abstain from showcasing these upcoming titles until more information is available. With that underway, let's get to the list!
Starting with the big one, Final Fantasy VII Remake can't be ignored. The multi million dollar 1997 PS1 hit from Square introduced many gamers to their first Final Fantasy title and maybe even their first JRPG. Featuring a memorable cast, a legendary soundtrack, and over 40 hours of side-quests and adventure, this hit game included a well-rounded structure that excelled in nearly every aspect.
Despite the graphical deformities of the original, we can definitely rest assure that VII's Remake covers the visual overhaul wonderfully. Given that VII is more than just your standard JRPG, get ready to play some amazing mini-games in the Gold Saucer or breed Chocobos to get the legendary summon, the Knights of the Round!
Final Fantasy VII Remake will feature both real-time battling and the classic turn-based ATB from the original title. The JRPG remake will come to PlayStation 4 on April 10th, 2020.
While we're on the subject of hit JRPGs, Persona 5 created a cultural revolution. Featuring the "Phantom Thieves," a team of memorable characters who quickly became the subject of many cosplays at anime conventions. Their fantastic designs also played a part in The Game Awards 2018's reveal of the protagonist, Joker, into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
The 100-hour JRPG was received a "Best RPG" award at that year's same event. Introducing a new order of fans to the social links, calendar system, and epic battling system. Persona 5 went on to become one of the most well-loved games of 2017. This remake seeks to enhance the original title similarly to how Persona 3 FES (2008) and Persona 4 Golden (2012) did for their respective games. Featuring a new character, new social links, and new story elements, Persona 5 Royal will create a major expansion in an already massive world.
Persona 5 Royal will take your heart on March 31, 2020 for PlayStation 4. If you missed out on Persona 5 the first time, you'll get to enjoy the definitive version one of the best JRPGs ever released!
Sucker Punch, developer of the Sly Cooper series, will release their Samurai-themed title later this year. Following a samurai survivor, you play as the "Ghost" who must use stealth tactics to take down the Mongolian threat and save his homeland.
Following the success of games, like Nioh and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Ghost of Tsushima is the latest in a wealth of feudal-era Japanese titles. Featuring real time combat and beautiful scenery, Ghost of Tsushima offers a stealth experience, having you sneak up on enemies and take them down silently. The title will release in Q2 or Q3 of 2020 for PlayStation 4.
Following a mere year after the successful release of Resident Evil 2's remake, Capcom has already finished the sequel. Resident Evil 3 originally released on PlayStation in 1999. Despite the original Resident Evil Remake releasing in 2002, Capcom would not follow up with a sequel's remake until 17 years later. However, the immense fan demand helped drive this project and contributed to the release of RE3's remake as well.
The original title featured new mechanics. Among them included the pivot-turn, the dodge step, and the ability to craft ammo. You could craft ammo parts for your guns which included elemental Grenade rounds. Ice Grenade Rounds were particularly powerful against the seemingly-invincible Nemesis. In Resident Evil 3, you'll make vital decisions at a moment's notice. You'll have to do more than hide when you run from Nemesis, who chases you from area to area. And whereas RE2 took place in the RPD and a few areas, RE3 has you running and exploring all through Raccoon City.
Look for Jill Valentine's latest and greatest adventure when it comes to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 3, 2020.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition
Nintendo's last Nintendo Direct featured a keynote - a remaster of the popular Wii title. Credited as the game that began the JRPG renaissance, Xenoblade Chronicles proved that JRPGs were not dead. People still loved the genre and the momentum would carry forward with a spin-off and later a sequel.
With this new remaster, Xenoblade Chronicles will feature an art style similar to its sequel on Switch. This means all new character models and faces no longer looking as flat as pancakes! However, details are scant for the game's extras and content. Be sure to look for it when it comes out on Switch later in 2020.
This is only a small handful of hits coming out later this year. What are you looking most forward to? Let us know in the comments below!
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