Ori And The Will Of The Wisps (Moon Studios) – February 11
The sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest is expected to release in early 2020.
Gods & Monsters (Ubisoft) – February 25
From the makers of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Gods & Monsters will let you explore a world teeming with danger and wonders, owing to the influence of Greek mythology.
Watch Dogs Legion (Ubisoft) – March 3
Set in a post-Brexit UK, Watch Dogs Legion will let you use your technical savvy and hacking skills, as well as giving you the ability to play as other characters in the game world. Check out Greg Bargas’ hands-on preview.
Rainbow Six Quarantine (Ubisoft) – Early 2020
Imagine Rainbox Six with zombies, and that’s what you’ll get from Quarantine. It will feature a team of three operators versus mutated hordes.
Trials of Mana (Square Enix) – Early 2020
Trials of Mana, the third game in the Mana series, has been fully remade for a modern audience.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco) – Early 2020
This is an adventure game set in the Dragon Ball Z universe. Greg Bargas had a chance to check out the E3 2019 demo, although he did note that it was not a “true open-world game.”
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (Hardsuit Labs/Paradox Interactive): Q1 2020
The return of the cult classic RPG set in the World of Darkness.
Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games): Q1 2020
Darkness will envelop the world, unless a little girl chosen by the gods themselves can stop it. Raji: An Ancient Epic is a tale set in ancient India.
Wasteland 3 (inXile Entertainment) – Spring 2020
Freshly funded by Microsoft, inXile are looking to bring the Wasteland franchise to new heights. You’re heading to the snowy mountaintops and hills of Colorado as you survive, explore, and battle your way through hours of turn-based tactical-RPG goodness.
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega) – Spring 2020
The hit RPG will finally be arriving to the west in 2020. There’s no need to worry about fan-made translations or bringing out your old Dreamcast. This version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will actually be free-to-play.
Dying Light 2 (Techland) – Spring 2020
Say goodbye to Harran. Actually, say goodbye to most of humanity. The living have been nearly wiped out by the virus, and the undead stalk the lands in this massive new city. Dying Light 2 will also feature co-op action for up to four players.
Empire of Sin (Romero Games) – Spring 2020
From John Romero/Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, Empire of Sin lets you live the gangster lifestyle in Chicago during the Prohibition era.
Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang) – Spring 2020
Minecraft, a game played by millions around the world, will present a new challenge: an action-RPG where you tackle dungeon denizens with friends.
Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red) – April 16
Set in a futuristic dystopian world, you’ll play as an augmented character who has “a city to burn.” Wake up, Samurai, because it’s breathtaking. Wait, actually, no, you’re breathtaking. We’re all breathtaking. Thanks, Keanu!
Marvel’s Avengers (Square Enix) – May 15
Catastrophe has led to the Avenger’s getting disbanded, but a new threat will lead to our heroes assembling once more.
Outriders (People Can Fly) – Summer 2020
A devastated world, akin to cyberpunk (no, not the game, the genre itself) meets Mad Max, greets you in Outriders. You’ll even face off against terrifying foes.
Songs of Conquest (Lavapotion) – Late 2020
A turn based game where you build a kingdom, raise armies and control powerful magicians called Wielders.
Halo Infinite (343 Studios) – Holiday 2020
Witness the return of Master Chief in the latest addition to the Halo mythos. Halo Infinite will be releasing for the Xbox One, PC/Windows, and Project Scarlett, Microsoft’s yet-to-be-unveiled console.
The following games are expected to release some time in 2020, with no definite dates or months:
After the Fall (Vertigo Games)
A VR game set in Los Angeles during a zombie plague outbreak.
Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
Touting itself as a “reverse horror game,” Carrion lets you play as a vicious alien creature that smashes, slices, and gobbles up everything in its path.
Chivalry 2 (Torn Banner Studios)
Did somebody order a battle axe and a suit of armor? Well, it’s time to get medieval. Steam already has Mordhau, and it looks like Chivalry 2 will be competing as an Epic store exclusive.
Cris Tales (Dreams Uncorporated)
Cris Tales is an ode to classic JRPG art and mechanics, where you get to glimpse into the past all while altering the present and future. A free demo will be available until June 24.
Destroy All Humans! (Black Forest Games/Pandemic Studios)
A remake of the PlayStation 2 classic that originally released in 2005. Destroy All Humans! lets you play as Crypto-137 as you annihilate the puny meatbags of earth.
Disintegration (V1 Interactive)
Designed by one of Halo’s co-creators, Marcus Lehto, and published by Private Division and Take-Two Interactive, Disintegration looks to make its mark as a sci-fi FPS.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination (Rebellion)
The first game released all the way back in 2004. The sequel will be releasing in 2020 and it’s ready to kick down the doors of the baddie’s lair. No, wait — you’re the bad guy, and it’s up to you to set up your defenses and train your minions to stave off the heroes.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic)
It’s part-battle royale, part-game show, and 100 percent chaos. Fall Guys will pit 100 players in multiple rounds and contests. Some will advance and many will fail, all until there’s only one left standing.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (TT Games)
This action-adventure game will feature your favorite characters from the Star Wars films (as LEGO figures). Best of all, the entire game will span all nine films from Episode I: The Phantom Menace to the upcoming Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. No storefront page is available at this time.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Microsoft)
We last saw a Microsoft Flight Simulator PC game back in 2014. The long-running franchise will be returning in 2020.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo)
Another game based on the hit anime series.
Per Aspera (Tion Industries)
You are an AI and your goal is to terraform Mars into a lush, habitable planet. You’ll do it by way of technological marvels and with the help of astronauts. You’ll also be able to view the different areas of Mars that have been mapped by NASA.
Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine)
The long-awaited sequel to one of gaming’s greatest cult classics. It’s getting closer one agonizing year after another. It’s been delayed to 2020 because, hey, it’s Psychonauts 2.
Read Only Memories: Neurodriver (MidBoss)
The game combines narrative-driven adventure and point-and-click-based gameplay. There are even some easter eggs and tie-ins to Va-11 Hall-A.
Roller Champions (Ubisoft)
A competitive sporting game where you take on the opposing team on your rollerblades. Perhaps it will give Rocket League a run for its money?
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
Spiritfarer is a cutesy and cozy game… about death. As the ferryman of the dead, you can farm for materials to build your boat, bringing the deceased with you as you sail to new lands. Ultimately, you’ll have to guide them to the afterlife that awaits.
Stronghold: Warlords (FireFly Studios)
Stronghold: Warlords is all about shoring up your castle’s defenses or storming the walls in a siege battle. The focus would be on the Far East, as you get to control Warlords — khans, samurai, imperial generals, and more — during your conquests.
Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco)
The seventeenth (!) entry in the Tales franchise.
The Wizards – Dark Times (Carbon Studio)
Dark Times and dark days are upon us. The Wizards – Dark Times is a standalone expansion for The Wizards VR spellcasting game series.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy (Ludomotion)
A rogue-like game set in the overworld and far from the confines of dank dungeons.
Zombie Army 4 (Rebellion)
Zombie Hitler is dead, but the uncountable hordes of zombies are still at it. Play with your friends as you survive by shooting your way and mowing down the undead.
Tormentum 2 (OhNoo Studio): 2020
A point-and-click game set in a dark and horrifying land.
Dual Universe (Novaquark): 2020
A civilization-building MMORPG. Will undergo alpha in 2019; beta and subsequent release in 2020.
Command & Conquer Remasters (EA)
The original gang behind the classic RTS games will bring back nostalgia and Kane’s vengeance. The developers are expecting a 2020 release window.
Star Citizen: Squadron 42 (Cloud Imperium Games)
A single-player spacefaring game set in the Star Citizen universe. Alpha and beta releases, and possibly a full version, are expected to release in 2020.
Starpoint Gemini 3 (Little Green Men Games)
An adventure/space flight sim in a vast open-world that takes you beyond the Gemini system.
System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
Nightdive will be “rebooting and re-imagining” the great System Shock. Most of the additions appear cosmetic or functional in nature (modern graphics, mouse controls), level design seems like it will largely remain unaltered. Delayed until 2020.
The King Of Fighters XV (SNK)
Not much is known about the upcoming title except that it’s being developed by SNK and is slated for a 2020 release. For now, take a look at the trailer for the most recent game in the franchise.
This Land Is My Land (Game-Labs)
Made by the folks behind Ultimate General, This Land Is My Land is an ambitious historical title where you play as a Native American facing encroaching settlers.
Witchfire (The Astronauts)
The Astronauts (Ethan Carter) are returning to their Painkiller/Bulletstorm roots for a fantasy shooter. The developers noted that a 2019 release date might not be feasible. A 2020 launch is more likely.
The Lord Of The Rings – Gollum (Daedalic Entertainment): 2021
An action-adventure game with Smeagol, releases in 2021.