2020 features the launch of new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, new installments from such franchises as Doom, Half-Life, Resident Evil, and Yakuza, and plenty of original games from creators both new and old.
To help you keep track of all of the video game releases this year, we’ve compiled a list of the biggest release dates this year that we will keep updated as new information arises. The following list of 2020 video game release dates is organized by month, with games without release dates following.
January Release Dates
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PC) – January 9
Four months after Iceborne launched on console, Monster Hunter World‘s expansion lands on PC with a new area to explore and plenty of new monsters to hunt.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4) – January 16 (Japan)
The eighth main entry in the Yakuza franchise trades beat ’em up mechanics for turn-based RPG battles in what is a soft reboot. While launching in Japan in January, Like a Dragon will launch worldwide later in the year.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (Switch) – January 17
Another Wii U release comes to the Switch, as the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem RPG makes the journey to the Nintendo Switch this month.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PC, PS4, Xbox) – January 17
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot recounts the story of Dragon Ball Z as you play as Goku in this action RPG that features iconic moments from the series, including the battles with Frieza, Cell, and more.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (PS4, Switch, iOS, Android) – January 23
Originally set for release in 2019, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered will launch on January 23rd with cross-platform play and online multiplayer included.
Journey to the Savage Planet (PC, PS4, Xbox) – January 28
Journey to the Savage Planet is the first game from Canadian developer Typhoon Studios, and is a space exploration game that is far more lighthearted and comedic than its title lets on.
Warcraft III: Reforged (PC) – January 28
Blizzard’s much anticipated remaster of its classic real-time strategy game finally launches on January 28.
February Release Dates
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (PC, PS4, Xbox) – February 4
The latest Sniper Elite spin-off tasks you with stopping Hitler’s undead hordes as they swamp Southern Europe with up to four other players.
Granblue Fantasy Versus (PS4) -February 6 (Japan)
Arc System Works‘ newest fighting game hits Japan first, but will launch elsewhere later in the year. Expect their trademark visuals and well-honed mechanics to be on full display in the Granblue universe.
Yakuza 5 (PS4) – February 11
With the launch of the penultimate game in Kazuma Kiryu’s story, the entire franchise will be playable on the PS4.
Darksiders Genesis (PS4, Switch, Xbox) – February 14
Released on the PC last December, the newest Darksiders game will release on consoles in February.
Dreams (PS4) – February 14
After nearly ten months in early access, LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway developer Media Molecule‘s latest game creation system hits the PlayStation 4 on Valentine’s Day.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (PC, PS4) – February 14
Capcom plans for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition to be the last major update for Street Fighter V, and will include one new DLC character alongside every previously released character, stage, and costume.
Iron Man VR (PSVR) – February 28
Pretend you’re Robert Downey Jr. in the biggest PlayStation VR release announced for 2020 so far.
March Release Dates
Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) – March 3
The first game of the long-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake finally launches in March, though we won’t believe it till in it’s in our hands.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC, Xbox) – March 11
The sequel to Moon Studios’ exceptional Metroidvania game Ori and the Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps features a new upgrade system alongside new gameplay elements while retaining its predecessor’s gorgeous art style.
Nioh 2 (PS4) – March 13
Team Ninja’s prequel to 2017’s Nioh features a customizable player character, new yokai spirit abilities, and a three-player co-op multiplayer mode to help players tackle new challenges.
Fairy Tail (PC, PS4, Switch) – March 19
Hiro Mashima’s long-running shonen series is getting the video game treatment in this turn-based RPG.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – March 20
Take a trip to a deserted island with friends courtesy of Tom Nook, who is probably going to send you into debt thanks to another scheme of his.
Doom Eternal (PC, PS4, Xbox, Stadia) – March 20
Originally set for release in 2019, id Software’s sequel to the 2016 Doom reboot is set to bigger and bolder thanks to new weapons and revamped multiplayer modes.
Bleeding Edge (PC, XBOX) – March 24
Ninja Theory’s multiplayer melee brawler combines third-person action with a roster of heroes, each with their own abilities and personalities.
Persona 5: Royal (PS4) – March 31
The enhanced edition of Person 5 features a new party member, a new dungeon, new music, and a new semester for school.
Half-Life: Alyx (PC) – March 2020
Valve’s next Half-Life game is not what many were expecting after a 13 year hiatus. But Valve is touting Half-Life: Alyx as their flagship VR game, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out.
April Release Dates
Resident Evil 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox) – April 3
The success of the Resident Evil 2 Remake puts Resident Evil 3 high up on our list of the most anticipated games of 2020. The inclusion of an asymmetrical online multiplayer mode, Resident Evil: Resistance, only sweetens the deal.
Cyberpunk 2077 (PC, PS4, Xbox, Stadia) – April 16
CD Projekt Red’s long awaited sci-fi RPG finally launches on April 16, with Keanu Reeves in tow.
Predator: Hunting Grounds (PC, PS4) – April 24
Friday the 13th developer Illfonic is tackling another film property with this co-op multiplayer game that sees a squad of soldiers taking on one vicious alien predator.
Gears Tactics (PC, Xbox) – April 28
This XCOM inspired spin-off set in the Gears of War universe may just sate the appetite of players looking for a more tactical strategy game in 2020.
May Release Dates
Fast & Furious Crossroads (PC, PS4, Xbox) – May 9
Fast & Furious Crossroads hits store shelves a few weeks before Fast & Furious 9 hits theatres. Hopefully, it’ll retain the charm and action that has made Fast & Furious as popular as it has been.
Marvel’s Avengers (PC, PS4, Xbox, Stadia) – May 15
Square Enix’s Avengers game lets you play as Earth’s mightiest heroes across single-player and multiplayer in this action RPG.
Wasteland 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox) – May 19
inXile Entertainment’s follow-up to Wasteland 2 has long been in the works, but its acquisition by Microsoft has meant that more staff have been assigned to polish it up in time for its May release.
Maneater (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox) – May 22
The Jaws simulator that we didn’t know we needed lets you hunt down humans and sealife as you grow from a baby shark to the deadliest creature in the seas.
The Last of Us Part II (PS4) – May 29
The Last of Us Part II follows Ellie five years after the events of The Last of Us as she fights a mysterious cult. Both Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson reprise their roles in what will be one of the last major first-party releases for the PlayStation 4.
June Release Dates
Carrion (PC, PS4, Xbox) – June 1
If you’ve ever wanted to be the alien from The Thing, you’re in luck, as this reverse horror game places you in the role of a vicious monster that will eat plenty of silly humans.
To Be Announced
While there are plenty of games whose release dates have been announced, many more are still in limbo. The following list consists of games which lack firm dates or merely have release windows.
12 Minutes (PC, Xbox)
A Total War Saga: Troy (PC)
Axiom Verge 2 (Switch) – Q3/Q4 2020
Boyfriend Dungeon (PC, Switch)
Bravely Default II (Switch)
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox) – Q3/Q4 2020
Crusader Kings III (PC)
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope (PC, PS4, Xbox)
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise (Switch)
Death Stranding (PC) – Q2/Q3 2020
Digimon Survive (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox)
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (PC, Consoles) – Q4 2020
Dying Light 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox) – Q2 2020
Empire of Sin (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox) – Q1/Q2 2020
Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) – Q2/Q3 2020
Gods and Monsters (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox, Stadia) – Q3/Q4 2020
Griftlands (PC) – Q4 2020
Grounded (PC, Xbox) – Q2/Q3 2020
Guilty Gear Strive (Unknown) – Late 2020
Halo Infinite (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – Q4 2020
Hades (PC) – Q3/Q4 2020
Kerbal Space Program 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox) – Q2 2020
Legends of Runeterra (PC)
Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox)
No More Heroes III (Switch)
Oddworld: Soulstorm (Unknown)
Outriders (PC, PS4, Xbox) – Q2/Q3 2020
Pokemon Sleep (iOS, Android)
Psychonauts 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox)
Roller Champions (PC)
Rust (PS4, Xbox)
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (Xbox Series X) – Q4 2020
Session (PC, Xbox) – Q1 2020
Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox) – Q1/Q2 2020
Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox)
Sports Story (Switch)
Streets of Rage 4 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox) – Q1/Q2 2020
Super Meat Boy Forever (PC, PS4, Xbox, iOS, Android)
System Shock Remastered (PC, PS4, Xbox) – Q1 2020
Tales of Arise (PC, PS4, Xbox)
Tell Me Why (PC, Xbox) – Mid 2020
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine (PC, PS4, Xbox)
Twin Mirror (PC, PS4, Xbox)
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox)
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York (Switch, PS4, Xbox) – Q1 2020
Watch Dogs: Legion (PC, PS4, Xbox, Stadia) – Q3/Q4 2020
Windjammers 2 (PC, Switch, Stadia)
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Switch)