Resident Evil 3
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Starting on the 3rd April with the release of Resident Evil 3, 2020 is set to be a massive year for video games. If you’re looking at which video games to buy in 2020 then you are in luck as we have listed the top five games that are set to be released this year. With the both the Xbox Series X and the PS5 due to be released in 2020, the major game development companies are ensuring their final games for the eighth generation of video games are winners with video game fans. 

Resident Evil 3 Remake
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Resident Evil 3 – 3rd April

Resident Evil 3 is a remake of the 1999 video game classic, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis where players will be forced to escape from a zombie apocalypse. The remake will also come with an online multiplayer mode called: Resident Evil: Resistance which sees four players team up against a ‘mastermind’ who can create hazards and enemies for the team of players to have to contend with. 

The player controls former S.T.A.R.S officer Jill Valentine whose mission it is to escape from Raccoon City, a city infested with killer zombies after an outbreak of the T-Virus. The players’ main adversary comes under an intelligent bioweapon called Nemesis.  

Anyone who played the original Resident Evil 3 should be excited for this and we all hope that the remake will have the same feel as the original. Resident Evil 3 will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows.

Cyberpunk 2077
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Cyberpunk 2077 – 17th September

From CD Projekt Red, the creators of the hugely successful video game turned Netflix series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes to the highly anticipated sequel to Cyberpunk 2020, Cyberpunk 2077. The game will take place in a dystopian Night City in California quite the opposite of the setting of Witcher 3. However, similarly to Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 will be an open world with six different regions. Actor Keanu Reeves has a starring role in the game. 

Players will control a mercenary character who will be highly customizable. Players will be able to choose the characters’ faces, clothing, hairstyles, and body type. Stat categories are also completely customizable depending on the class that the player assumes which include; hacker, machinery, and combat.

The city itself is controlled by corporations. The six regions that make up the megacity could not be any more different from one another. You have the corporate city center, Watson, a region inhabited by immigrants, Westwood and Heywood which house the upper and middle classes, as well as an industrial region and a part of town that is infested with gangs. 

Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the most highly anticipated video game of 2020. It is available on all consoles including PC. 

Halo Infinite
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Halo Infinite – 2020 TBA

It has been close to twenty years now since the original Halo: Combat Evolved was first released on the original Xbox console and the series continues as one of the strongest to have ever existed. Halo Infinite will become the twelfth Halo title and despite dropping the number, it will be the sixth game in the main series following on from Halo 5: Guardians. 

Halo Infinite continues the story of the Master Chief; the protagonist throughout the Halo series. According to Microsoft, Halo Infinite will showcase the Master Chiefs “greatest adventure yet to save humanity.” Multiplayer fans are in luck too, Halo Infinite will feature a split-screen mode once again after the backlash the game studio received from its removal in the previous game.

The game will be released alongside the new Xbox Series X, mirroring the original Halo’s release with the first Xbox console. However, the franchise’s development director Frank O’Connor has already stated that Halo Infinite is being developed as an Xbox One title, so there is no need to purchase one of the new consoles to play Halo Infinite.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – 2020 TBA

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is set to become the sixth entry into the Lego-themed series of Star Wars video games and this one promises to be the best yet.  The Skywalker Saga will adapt all entries in the Skywalker Saga of films; the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and the sequel trilogy. 

Players will be able to begin their adventure from any of the main Skywalker film periods and complete them in an order of their choosing. Each episode (film) will have five levels to them – the game will total 45 levels. The game will compromise many iconic Star Wars landmarks and planets whilst players will be able to control over 200 playable characters. 

The game will be released in 2020 however, an actual release date has not yet been announced. Once announced, we will be sure to let you know.

Streets of Rage 4
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Streets of Rage 4 – 2020 TBA

Streets of Rage 4 is the incredibly long-awaited sequel to Sega’s Street of Rage trilogy which was released in the 1990s. If you played the original trilogy on the Sega Mega Genesis, you will know what the series is all about – beating up the bad guys. Streets of Rage 4 will carry on the same style of gameplay from its predecessors, it will be a side-scrolling beat ‘em up game where players will face waves of enemies. 

The characters Axel and Blaze will return alongside new character Cherry whilst others are yet to be announced. The fourth installment in the series takes place 10 years after the events of Streets of Rage 3 and will be released for all major consoles and PC. 

Streets of Rage 4 will be released in 2020 but we are still waiting for a release date to be confirmed by the game’s developers Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games and Dotemu. 

The Video Game Boom Continues

The video game industry continues to boom as revenue within the sphere continues to grow with each passing year. In 2019, the gross revenue topped $100 billion whilst it has been predicted that the video game industry will be worth at least $300 billion by 2025. Billions of people now play video games all over the world. 

Video games can, of course, come in a variety of formats; indie games have become extremely popular thanks to video game distribution services such as Steam. Other forms of gaming increasing in popularity include slot games; Lightning Roulette is a classic slot game that continues to attract thousands of online slot gamers whilst educational video games are also seeing an increased following due to the health benefits they can give to players.

2020 is set to be another massive year for video games – which of the games listed above are you most looking forward to playing?

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