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PlayStation’s most-wanted games of early 2020

Doom Eternal, Resident Evil 3, The Last of Us Part II and more big releases are on the way

The new decade kicks off with a trove of high-profile releases. Tracking all the gaming goodness releasing in early 2020 can be overwhelming, but we’ve got your back. The first part of the year has you covered whether you’re into surviving zombie outbreaks, fighting Hell through Heaven and Earth, or fending off vicious Infected. Below are the big games to watch for releasing through April 2020.

Dreams

14th February

The minds behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway expand the creative possibilities for PS4 users. Media Molecule’s new release lets players craft games and experiences big and small, of any genre. Want to create an FPS starring a peanut-blasting elephant, or an RPG from the perspective of a sentient vacuum? Dreams lets you make it happen. If playing is more your thing, Dream Surfing lets you cruise through thousands of unique user-created experiences.

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

25th February

Visit a time long after the events of the Mega Man and Mega Man X series, where the storied Zero battles evil robots (his true vocation). Capcom’s handheld side-scrolling series makes its way to PS4 for the first time ever, bundling six intense games into one package. Mega Man Zero 1 – 4 let players simultaneously wield both Zero’s deadly Z-sabre and a long-range buster for the first time in the series. The result is cathartic and empowering. ZX and ZX Advent reward players who defeat bosses with new attacks that enhance their mobility and allow access to new locations. This collection is a must for anyone who loves jumpin’, shootin’, and lootin’ boss weapons.

Nioh 2

13th March

Team Ninja’s prequel invites players to test their samurai skills in an era of warfare and evil spirits. Nioh 2 expands combat options with the Yokai Shift ability, letting players embody a club-wielding brute, nimble dagger user, and more. These potent abilities are counter-balanced by tough enemies that will test players’ skills and discipline. One such enemy is the fearsome Mezuki – a large, horse-headed beats brandishing a serrated weapon with brutal efficiency. The feeling of satisfying, hard-won victories is just around the corner.

MLB The Show 20

17th March

San Diego Studio returns to the mound this year for its latest in baseball goodness. MLB The Show 20 packs gameplay improvements, the thrilling Road To The Show mode, March To October 2.0, and an all new Showdown game mode. While we don’t have many specific details about the new mode or gameplay updates, San Diego Studio’s continued dedication to the diamond should be enough to keep it on fans’ radars.

Doom Eternal

20th March

Rip, tear, and burn. The Doom Slayer returns in id Software’s high-impact sequel brandishing new weapons and abilities. Take the fearsome Flame Belch, for instance. The new shoulder-mounted flamethrower lets players immolate enemies and reap the armor shards that drop in the process. These new tricks will come in handy when battling new demons like the aerial Gargoyle and support-class Carcass. The frenzied fight extends beyond the red terrain of Doom (2016)’s Mars to a Hell-ravaged Earth filled with shattered skyscrapers and decimated shopping malls. The action extends beyond Earth to the solar system and even the heavens above. Suit up, reload – it’s gonna be Hell.

Persona 5 Royal

31st March

The Phantom Thieves strike again in this expanded version of their unforgettable adventure. Joker packs a new grappling hook he can use to explore specific areas, new content has been added to palaces, and the gang can hang out the bustling Kichijoji, filled with shops and restaurants. New transfer student, Kasumi, is the star of the expanded story. The talented ballerina and gymnast lights up the dance floor and battles in the Metaverse. You can get to know Kasumi and the rest of the big additions coming with Persona 5 Royal soon. Better get some rest first!

Resident Evil 3

3rd April

Pack your bags – not to visit Raccoon City, but to escape it. Just a year after Capcom’s stellar Resident Evil 2 remake, the devs are giving a similar treatment to 1999’s Resident Evil 3. The terrifying bio-weapon, Nemesis, stalks Spencer Mansion survivor Jill Valentine across the chaotic city. He’s intelligent, determined, and packs brutal weapons like a rocket launcher and massive flamethrower. Early looks at the game showcase Capcom’s photorealistic character models, which bring new life to Jill and the Umbrella soldiers she tenuously allies with to scrape by. The game also comes with the online, asymmetrical action of Resident Evil Resistance (formerly known as Project Resistance). One player is the Mastermind, unleashing Lickers, Hunters, zombies, and other monsters against a team of four survivor players. This double dose of RE is just around the corner…

Final Fantasy VII Remake

10th April

Step into the boots of Cloud Strife, a former soldier of the evil Shinra Company. Once part of the organization sapping the planet’s Mako life force for profit, Cloud now partners with scrappy resistance fighters to take the company down. His partners in crime include the hard-hitting Tifa, hot-headed Barret, and a mysterious flower girl named Aerith. Though Cloud’s motives are his own, he still fights with everything he’s got. Final Fantasy VII Remake’s battle system combines thoughtful RPG combat with intense, eye-popping action. Battles shift to slow motion as players plan their next move, causing sparks and bullets to move dramatically across the screen. Like a ticking bomb attached to Midgar’s Mako Reactor – Final Fantasy VII Remake is primed to blow RPG fans away.

Predator: Hunting Grounds

24th April

Prepare to enter the jungle for a battle between the iconic Predator and an expertly trained Fireteam. Illfonic’s asymmetrical online multiplayer game lets players choose their preferred Predator class and stalk the competition with ruthless efficiency. The versatile Hunter brings a balanced ability set to battle. The intimidating Berserker devastates enemies with boosted power and health. The swift Scout benefits from increased speed and stamina. The Fireteam also has an arsenal of weapons to combat their extraterrestrial foe, including assault rifles, shotguns and more. It’s nearly time to collect your battle trophies.

The Last of Us Part II

29th May

Ellie’s story continues in an unforgiving, post-pandemic world. She’s scraped together a life alongside the community of Jackson County, Wyoming. Naughty Dog has revealed some captivating story details, including Ellie’s fledgling romance with the endearing Dina, and the fact that her journey leads towards the overgrown remains of Seattle. The Last of Us Part II’s gameplay also evolves what it means to survive amidst violent survivors and menacing Infected. Ellie’s new skills and abilities let her perform a dodge, stealth through more areas, craft improvised pistol silencers, and much more. Words can’t effectively convey how excited we are to play the sequel to PlayStation fans’ Game of the Decade.

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Are VR games not included? Iron Man VR is looking promising.

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But The Last of Us: Part II was included in the list. Why not include Marvel’s Iron Man VR?

Dreams™ will have VR either on release or shortly after.

This will be massive for VR as the players will have a opportunity to innovate VR experiences with their own creations from Art, Music, Film, and Games all in VR plus in the process maybe discover and invent new innovations in VR that devolpers haven’t thought of yet!

We the players can stear the future of VR!

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StevenJamesHyde 30 January, 2020 @ 15:52
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Come on, 29th May is emphatically not “early 2019”. Even April is pushing it. Though I guess the number of delays that have been announced recently left you with a bit of space to fill

MiseryPrincess 01 February, 2020 @ 23:53
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You know how these articles go, it’s just a thinly veiled excuse to mention/advertise TLoU2/MLB again. Before may we’ll have “top 5 riding segments in games”, “15 best depictions of backpacks”, “video games where bearded guys sing” etc etc etc every week with whatever Sony whatever heavily featured.

Before long they’ll give themselves another 20 of their own awards too.

diesto_cresta 30 January, 2020 @ 17:25
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Doom Eternal, The Last of Us II, Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima – are my eagerly awaited titles.

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I don’t see Cyberpunk arriving on PS4, its terrible performance on both PS4 and Xbox One is the reason it was delayed. I’m getting it on PS5 instead, where it should be.

“They delayed the game because of X” might make for a good rumor, but don’t hold a lot of truth. There’s always many reasons. Among them, and I can speak for myself, simply fixing bugs, so the game is as polished as possible. No hidden agendas, just working on making the game better.”

https://forums.cdprojektred.com/index.php?threads/impor-tant-news-regarding-cyberpunk-2077-release-date.11021810/page-19#post-11857693

Edit: Even God of War ran TERRIBLY on the PS4 before optimisation…the final product says it all.

Sorry, who are these people in Europe anticipating a baseball game?

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US Sony employees on holiday in Europe.

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D’uh you never heard of the Baseball WORLD series?

With diverse countries such as New York, Washington, Arizon…

oh wait….

The earliest game I’m kinda excited about is the new Darksiders on Feb 14th

PlayStation’s Most-Wanted Games of Early 2020: MLB The Show 20

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PS4 is dead. wake me when PS5 is here.

I always giggle when I see Sony trying to make Europeans hype for that baseball game. But the rest of the list looks really promising!

You will like the bazeball or else!

Didn’t even put that Baseball game free on plus months ago in my list not interested never will be!

We called it Rounders when I were a lad. 😔

Dreams will be awesome.

Carnivius_Prime 31 January, 2020 @ 09:07
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The Last of Us Part II easily.

Also Dreams is nice but I already have the early access. :)

The last of us part II 😍 May 29th can’t get here fast enough

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That demo of FFVII Remake that exists, is playable and is definitely real and you or Square Enix are simply not letting us download, sure would be awesome to play.

Ghost of Tsushima!!! <3 <3

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Never really understood the hype of dreams. Yes it looks cool but it seems to me that most of the content was made by the people who paid for early access and will turn into another lbp where it was slim on developer content but busting with user made levels knocked up by those with skills for free. Not bashing the game I just don’t see myself running out to buy it because of personal taste

Oh and I don’t see ffVII going past this release as something will come up and development will be put on hold for a indefinite time.

MiseryPrincess 01 February, 2020 @ 10:10
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The other thing is that you really are into making VR content, you could just download UE4/another engine (for free). Then you could make your own content with fewer limitations. It’s basically the same prospect as that “make your own game” thing Microsoft were doing a while back.

VII I also don’t see getting out entirely for how slow it’s being made. The first game ends in Midgar which is like 1/7th of the full game, and took them 5 years, plus will most people want to pay 60/75+ a time per 6-7 “totally not episodes” (weirdly I’ve spoken to a number of people who thought it was the full game, so that might cause disappointment).

On subject of FFVII I would hold more hope on it if they came out with a £20 per year edition (subscription) and said all other chapters will be a download when finished. This would make it so they still get their money for each game but you don’t have £60 bill every three/ four years for part 2,3,4 and so on

MiseryPrincess 01 February, 2020 @ 23:33
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I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a FF VII “totally not episode 1” Royal Edition 3-6 months after launch, with “additional content”, game play fixes, online mode etc (for 30-40) or even more Summon materia DLC. Like they have done with FF XV/KH III.

Square Enix now like to milk until blood comes out, then sell the dried powdered husk rather than make anything complete or of quality (other than Dragonquest, which is still good because the management ignore it completely).

The Last of Us Part II + Predator: Hunting Grounds will be enough for me.

GUYS I WANT FORTNITE 2

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