MBG's Most Anticipated Games
It's now November, and the games are coming in fast. It's that time of the year where some of us have to find that balance of socializing, working and gaming. Without hesitation, I throw that socializing right in trash, save that for next year when the sun comes back out. Maybe you have no choice during these trying times, perhaps life just wont allow it. Fear not fellow dwellers, we are here to help. Based on our staff and input from our community we have compiled a concise list of games that we are excited about. Our hope is that you can play as many as possible, even if that is only just one. Note that these are listed in no particular order, with that said, lets do this.
Release Date: 2020
Carrion is defiantly a head turner. The game description says that this gem is a "reverse horror game" entitling the player to play as an amorphous creature. In the true nature of the side scroller you tumble and slime your way around the map all the while eating those nasty people who imprisoned you. I can't wait to see what kind of abilities you get in this one. Currently only set to release on PC right now but, we are hoping for a switch port later down the road.
Platform: Early Access PC/PS4/Xbox One/Switch
Release Date: Early Access/TBD
Need a palette cleanser after that last one? Re:Legend was launched with a Kickstarter and quickly hit its goal. Described as a Co-op simulation RPG game. Farm, fish, raise animal companions, and fight baddies all while kicking it with some friends? Sounds awesome! I have yet to personally try it but, what I have gathered, it's if Pokemon, Animal Crossing, and a JRPG had a baby. This one currently is in Early Access however, we are defiantly looking forward to its official release.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, Switch
Release: March 2020
Punching, shooting, and just kicking demon ass in general has never felt so good since the release of Doom 2016. With the upcoming sequel on the horizon, it has us quivering for more of those fast paced, beautifully animated glory kills. Eternal brings the slayer back down to Earth to cleanse if of the now invading demons while also introducing a new system call "Destructible Demons". This allows the bodies of enemies deteriorate during the course of combat. Too bad that this one got pushed back to 2020 but, we are hoping that will just make for a better experience down the road.
Release: March 3rd, 2020
This game needs no introduction and is personally my most anticipated pick of the last twenty years after playing the original. After the PS3 tech demo tease at E3 2005 (that's right 2005) I've been on this hype train. Boasting new action oriented game play systems, more detailed back stories and being able to swap between the characters I have loved since I was a child? Say no more. I haven't played it and I already love it, I don't care if that's bias. Fight me.
Release Date: TBD 2019
Hate people but love sharks? Have we got the game for you. Maneater. No, not the groovy 80's song from Hall & Oates. Play out your dreams as a shark, hunting and eating..shark food.. to grow and evolve as the most fearsome predator of the seas. Start as wee baby and live out the life cycles of a shark to become a monster JAWS would be proud of. Described by the Dev team as GTA of sharks, this one should be a blast.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Release Date: February 11th, 2020
Ori and the Blind Forest was a phenomenal game. Enter the sequel coming in early 2020 and we couldn't be more excited. The original was a gorgeous platformer that tugged at the heart strings, as they say. With Xbox 4k support, we can't wait to continue Ori's adventure while eating all of its eye candy.
Release Date:November 22nd, 2019
I'll admit, I had not heard of this one but I'm glad our community brought it up! Also it comes out next week. An adventure game where you play as a wolf with the power to control other animals you come across, you can discover what happened to the world before your existence. The art style looks great and I can see myself zoning out and relaxing with this one.
Release Date: April 16th, 2020
CD PROJEKT RED has a new IP and we've been drooling ever since that teaser all the way back in 2013. Drawing inspiration from film, manga and anime this should be a wild ride of cyber-mods, android nudity, hacking and neon lights. With the success of the Witcher series, we can't wait to see whats in store for us in this blade runner-esque open world RPG.
Way to the Woods
Release Date: 2020
First revealed this year at E3, during the Xbox conference, this game will be launching on Xbox game pass day one. An adventure game where you play as a deer and your fawn, you must find your way home to the woods. Another stunner in terms of art direction as well. The Indie developer, Anthony Tan, drew on a lot of inspiration from anime such as Princess Mononoke. If you like what you see keep an eye out for this one in 2020.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Release Date: Early 2020
Rainbow Six is still going strong and in early 2020 we are getting a dedicated PvE game from Ubisoft. Most likely a spawn of the Outbreak event in rainbow siege, this game promises to be a 3 player co-op alien killer. I'm hoping it brings back those Left for Dead vibes with the modern FPS game play. I for one will picking this up at launch and hope to have some great times destroying ,and getting destroyed, by an alien horde.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Release Date: November 15, 2019
Single player. No micro transactions. Star Wars. Respawn. Finally. With EA's track record with the Star Wars license, hopefully, this one will emerge victorious. From the company who brought us Titanfall comes the next Star Wars game. This comes out this week and we can't wait to explore ancient mysterious temples, deflect laser blasts, and force push our way through this experience.
Last of Us: Part 2
Release Date: May 29th, 2020
The Last of Us: Part 2 is said to be Naughty Dog's largest game yet and is coming on two discs for the Playstation 4. We couldn't be more excited to continue Ellie and Joel's story. If you haven't played the original lately it is well worth it to go find a recap video online. I recently did this myself and found that the recap brought back the feelings from the original game, mainly that feeling of tension. Whether you have played the original or not, you wont want to miss out on this one come May 2020.