Top 10 New RPGs Coming in 2020

Get ready 2020 is nearly upon us and it’s going to come packing with a ton of great video game titles to enjoy. If you’re looking to mark down a few video game titles that may be worth picking up when 2020 hits then check out our list below. In this particular article, we’re going to focus on a few of our most anticipated third-person video game titles that are slated to expected to launch in 2020. Likewise, we’re going to continue our efforts in updating this article frequently when new and exciting video game titles are announced in this coming year.


#10 Darkest Dungeon 2

  • Developer: Red Hook Studios
  • Publisher: Red Hook Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Darkest Dungeon, a 2016 RPG title from Red Hook Studios, is receiving a sequel in 2020. The video game will feature a new story in a brand new location. What we know so far about the game is that players will be taking on a new quest to find loot and treasures all while battling even foes. However, unlike the first installment, players will be going through an icy location according to the developers is called The Howling End. Apparently, combat will mainly be the same as a turn-based combat RPG and we can likely see the same classes from the first install of the game. This is another title that is still a bit scarce in terms of details, but if you’re a fan of the first installment then you likely already have this game on your watchlist.

#9 Paper Mario: The Origami King

  • Developer: Intelligent Systems
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: July 17, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

There is quite a big fan base for the Paper Mario franchise and while the series had its ups and downs, there is a brand new entry coming out for the Nintendo Switch platform. Nintendo unveiled Paper Mario: The Origami King, the sixth installment to the series. Similar to the past installments, this is an RPG title where players take the role of Mario as he battles against foes and solves puzzles while exploring the world. In this particular installment, players will be introduced to a new enemy to face against, King Olly.

King Olly has sought to conquer the world and bending everyone to his control by turning everyone and everything into origami. During his invasion, King Olly has taken over Princess Peach along with Bowser’s Army. Now the once enemies are having to team up and go against King Olly to save their world and friends. However, they will also have the help of a King Olly’s sister, Olivia, who is also hoping to prevent King Olly from taking complete control over the world.

#8 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, PS5, XSX
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

After having to endure a year of no new installments to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft is preparing a release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game will take place in the Viking era where players step into the role of a raider as they expand their empire. While details are still a bit scarce, we know that there will be a play on Norse mythology along with players once again having the ability to alter the storyline a bit with the choices made. When players start the game they will have the ability to customize the protagonist Eivor which can be either a male or female. Of course, the game will also take the same mechanics as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with the variety of weapons and gear sets you’ll be able to find along your journey.

There are a few changes from the past mainline installment. For one, we know that there is some type of a settlement area to the game which players can build up and upgrade. It’s said to play a big role in the game not only for your people but also it’ll matter who you bring to the area from the game campaign. Additionally, one of the biggest issues players had with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the fact that there was a level progression system attached to the main campaign. This ultimately resulted in players not being able to complete a certain mission due to not meeting the recommended level suggestion. In order to complete the missions, players could do a series of side quests to get XP though that’s not something you’ll have to do with Valhalla. Instead, the game can be completed by progressing the main campaign right away, although there will be side quests available as well if you wish to explore the world map.

#7 Wasteland 3
  • Developer: inXile Entertainment
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online 2 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Wasteland released back in 1988 for the PC by developers Interplay Productions and while the game was supposed to receive sequels, the developers never progressed any further after the original installment. Years later, however, we finally got a Wasteland 2 from developers inXile Entertainment with Wasteland 3 set to launch in 2020. Wasteland 3 takes place in the frozen land of Colorado where gamers step into the shoes of the last surviving member of a Ranger Squad. With turn-based combat, gamers can freely explore the world and progress alone or with the help of a friend thanks to the title featuring both synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer. Not too many details have been shared about the game but the developers did state on the official website that gamers will be presented with story arcs featuring difficult moral choices.

#6 Bravely Default 2

  • Developer: Claytechworks Co. LTD, Team Asano
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Bravely Default released back in 2012 as Nintendo 3DS exclusive. This traditional JRPG was a hit and outside of gaining a following, the IP was hit with high remarks from critics along with fans. As a result, it wasn’t surprising to see the franchise live on with a sequel that continued the narrative of the first installment known as Bravely Second: End Layer where it also released on the Nintendo 3DS back in 2016.

During The Game Awards 2019, we got a trailer unveiling of Bravely Default 2. This is not necessarily a sequel to the franchise as it’s simply a standalone installment. We’re going to receive a brand new storyline along with a new cast of characters though we expect the gameplay to more or less stay the same. Unlike the previous two installment, Bravely Default 2 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. However, we don’t know just what the development studio has planned for us as no details has been released at the moment.