Top 5 Upcoming Games (June-August, 2020)
Here are all the most exciting new games from June -August 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release date: June 16, 2020
As an IP from the new studio V1 interactive, which was co-founded by Bungie’s former creative director Marcus Lehto, Disintegration is set to be an interesting blend of FPS and RTS. You play as Romer Shoal, a Gravcycle pilot – which is like a motorcycle that can hover above the battlefield – who commands a small resistance group. Set in the “Earth’s near future,” where humanity is on the brink of extinction as a result of overpopulation, extreme climates, and food shortages, Romer’s crew fight to “reboot” humanity. With a main campaign and the promise of a big multiplayer aspect, it’s shaping up to look and sound very interesting indeed. Oh, and Halo’s former co-creator is on board. Exciting stuff.
Release date: June 19
The Last of Us 2 picks up the story of Joel and Ellie five years after the original game. While survival in a post-outbreak world will still be the key theme of the game, and it will be set – at least partly – in Seattle. Ellie is seriously pissed off about something in the latest reveal trailer, and the stakes look higher than ever. Originally set for release in February, Naughty Dog made the decision to push back the release date to make sure it’s as polished as possible, and we can’t wait to reunite with Ellie and see where her story takes us.
Release date: July 17, 2020
Sucker Punch hit us with quite the surprise when it first revealed Ghost of Tsushima out of the blue: a samurai-led tale of ancient Japan from the studio that brought you the Infamous and Sly Cooper series. You play a swordsman known as “The Ghost,” who’s fighting for his life against the invading forces of the Mongol Empire. The story that unfolds is based on real historical events that kicked off in the year 1274. The latest trailer that debuted at the Game Awards 2019 not only gave us a release date, it also showed off some seriously slick combat and a variety of gorgeous vistas in “the biggest game Sucker Punch has ever made by wide margin.” Prepare yourself for plenty of intense melee combat in a large, open-world take on feudal Japan.
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Release date: July 17, 2020
A brand new Paper Mario game is en route, much to the surprise of series’ fans. Paper Mario: The Origami King is a pun-packed adventure in a papercraft world, where our heroes Mario and Luigi are accompanied by a new companion called Olivia. Together you’ll face the Origami King and his various armies, and will team up with plenty of friends along the way. Heck, you’ll even gain some magical power too, ranging from things involving Metroid helmets to Arms-style stretchy limbs and more. Cute and deadly. Just watch out for papercuts.
Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: August 28, 2020
Set in the post-apocalyptic frozen lands of Colorado, Wasteland 3 looks like a fantastic tactical RPG to tuck into with your pals. Available to play entirely solo or in co-op, the third entry in the Wasteland series is a story-driven experience where your choices will matter. Every decision you make can offer you new opportunities or close you off to them, as well as take you to new areas and lead you to different story arcs. This choice and variety makes it sound very replayable, and the setting is set to present you with some difficult moral choices as you decide how to lead in the frozen wastes. This is definitely one to watch, especially since InXhile has been working to evolve the series’ turn-based combat, and will also include a new dialogue system and fully voice acted characters to add to the immersive RPG side of the experience.