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Why 2020 could be the best year for video games

E3 2019 gave previewed dozens of games that look amazing-- remakes of old favorites, continuing sagas and Keanu Reeves.

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1 of 40 Microsoft

Halo Infinite

The Master Chief is back in action next holiday season.

Platforms: Xbox One, PC and the new Xbox Scarlett console

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2 of 40 Playstation

Spiritfarer

You play as the ferrymaster for the dead. Build a boat, explore the world's mystical seas and care for your spirit friends. Spiritfarer look gorgeous and arrives in 2020. 

Platforms: PS4, PC and Xbox One

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3 of 40 Caitlin Petrakovitz

Cyberpunk 2077

Perhaps the highlight of the Xbox conference, we learned that Keanu Reeves makes an appearance in Cyberpunk 2077, an RPG debuting in April 2020. 

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC

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12 Minutes

The 12 Minutes trailer simultaneously stressed me out and fascinated me. It's a dark minimalist take on being trapped in a time loop, and it's coming in 2020. 

Platforms: Xbox One and PC

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Phantasy Star Online 2

Sega is bringing the MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 to the West in 2020. 

Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS and PC

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6 of 40 Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET

Crossfire X

The next installment in Smilegate's popular shooter series, Crossfire X is coming in 2020.

Platforms: Xbox One

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Tales of Arise

Bandai Namco's latest entry in its long-running Tales of franchise will arrive in 2020. 

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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8 of 40 Xbox

Dragonball Z: Kakarot

Who doesn't love Dragonball Z? Goku returns for Dragonball Z: Kakarot game in 2020. 

Platforms: PS4 and Xbox One

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

All nine Star Wars films get the Lego treatment and will be rolled into one epic game in 2020.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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10 of 40 Microsoft

Flight Simulator

The newest version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator is taking to the skies in 2020. 

Platforms: Xbox One and PC

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11 of 40 Morgan Harrelson

Elden Ring

It's not known yet when Elden Ring, George R. R. Martin's collaboration with Form Software, will launch. Here's hoping for 2020.

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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12 of 40 Kelly Hendricks

Battletoads

It's not known yet when Battletoads , the rival to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will launch. 

Platforms: Xbox One

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13 of 40 Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET

Way to the Woods

Way to the Woods, possibly the most precious game announced at E3, will light up in 2020.

Platforms: Xbox One and PC

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Ghostwire: Tokyo

The new spooky survival-horror game, Ghostwire: Tokyo, didn't get a release date yet. 

Possible platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC

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Deathloop

Deathloop, from Bethesda, didn't get a release date. The game, made by the creators of the Dishonored series, teases two assassins going head to head.

Possible platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC

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Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3, developed by Larian Studios, didn't get a release date.

Platforms: Google Stadia and PC.

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Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis, a new game in THQ's series about angels, demons and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will arrive in 2020.

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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18 of 40 Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET

Evil Genius 2

Evil Genius 2 makes a sinister debut in 2020.

Platforms: PC

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Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite is bringing a VR experience to its game soon. 

Possible platforms: PSVR, PC, PS4

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Watchdogs Legion

Watchdogs Legion is available March 6, 2020. 

Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Google Stadia

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Dying Light 2

We'll rejoin our hero, Aiden, in a zombie-infested city again (where we'll hopefully get inside before nightfall) spring 2020. 

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine

Rainbow Six Quarantine, the three-player tactical co-op launches early 2020. 

Platform: Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Travel to a deserted island, pitch your tent and get to know the local raccoon folk. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming March 2020.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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24 of 40 Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET

Chivalry II

Chivalry II will brings all the gore of Medieval Warfare and add horses in 2020. 

Platforms: Epic Games Store exclusive for one year

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25 of 40 Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET

Destroy All Humans [remake]

Cryptosporidium 137 a.k.a Crypto is back and ready to take over the world with Rammstein as a soundtrack, from the looks of the trailer. The Destroy All Humans remake will release in 2020.

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 

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Final Fantasy VII [Remake]

Part one of the Final Fantasy VII remake is scheduled for March 3, 2020 and come with two discs. 

Platforms: PS4 exclusive

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Gods and Monsters

The Zelda-style game from the creators of Assassins Creed: Odyssey arrives February 25, 2020. 

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Google Stadia and Nintendo

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28 of 40 Shelby Brown/CNET

Gylt

Gylt's haunting trailer (think Coraline visits Silent Hill) didn't give a release date at the Google Stadia presentation. We do know it's a puzzle game and you play as Sally, a young girl who has to find her missing cousin, Emily.

Platforms: Google Stadia

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29 of 40 Mark Serrells

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

This is about as "new" as it gets at E3. The new Zelda game, a sequel to Breath of Wind, was billed as "in development." 

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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30 of 40 Caitlin Petrakovitz

Marvel's Avengers

If you're still heartbroken over Avengers Endgame, the superheroes are assembling once more in the new video game. The team will save the world May 15, 2020.

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Will of the Wisps is the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest. Can we talk about how cute Ori is? Play as the tiny guardian spirit February 11, 2020.

Platforms: Xbox One and PC.

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Outriders

The co-op shooter from People Can Fly is locked and loaded for summer 2020.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One

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Psychonauts 2

Cult classic Psychonauts returns for a second installment. You play as Raz, who can use psychic abilities to enter the thoughts of others where you battle their inner demons. The game is slotted for 2020.

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac and Linux.

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Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

They're not sparkly vampires, that's for sure. Bloodlines 2 delves into the politics of how the vampire world works, the tensions between competing vampire factions and a supernatural war that's about to break out in Seattle. Sink your teeth into this game March 2020.

Platforms: Xbox, PS4 and PC

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35 of 40 Shelby Brown/CNET

No More Heroes III

The third installment of No More Heroes features Tony-Stark-Deadpool hybrid Travis Touchdown once more. The game releases in 2020.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4 

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36 of 40 Shelby Brown/CNET

Circuit Superstars

This racing game hits the gas in 2020. 

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

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37 of 40 Shelby Brown/CNET

Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions

We know both of these retro RPGs are finally coming to the US, but not when.

Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, Android and Xbox One

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38 of 40 Shelby Brown/CNET

Trials of Mana [remake] and Collection of Mana

Square Enix released Collection of Mana -- which includes the original versions of the Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, and Seiken Densetsu 3 -- were released in the US on Nintendo Switch Tuesday. The company is also remaking Trials of Mana, which comes out next year. 

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39 of 40 Shelby Brown/CNET

New Super Lucky’s Tale

New Super Lucky's tale, reminiscent of older Nintendo 64 games, is coming soon. Play as Lucky, a brave fox who's on a quest to protect the Book of Ages from Jinx the cat. 

Platforms: Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Empire of Sin

Play as an ambitious crime boss in prohibition-era Chicago. Defend your territory and intimidate your way to the top when Empire of Sin arrives in 2020. 

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC and Xbox 

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