Top 10 New RPGs Coming in 2020

#5 Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

  • Developer: TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Publisher: TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, is a prequel to the first installment, taking place a couple of hundred years earlier. Much like the last installment, you can expect everything from siege gameplay, working with an economy, to even crafting weapons. This game may have a focus on PvP but you can still expect a campaign. Best of all, there appears to be a modding engine planned for this game so you’re likely going to find some rather cool add-ons and even campaign content. There is a ton of creative people out there that will likely deliver some mods worth downloading for the game. While this game does have a 2020 release noted above, this is a reference to the Early Access planned. It’s uncertain if this game will see a launch outside of the Early Access but you’ll at least get to start enjoying the game next year.

#4 Tales of Arise 
  • Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

It’s been a few years since we’ve received a new Tales game, but Bandai Namco Entertainment is hoping to change that next year. Tales of Arise is the next mainline installment which will follow two heroes which are from different planets. One planet is advanced with technology while the other follows far behind with a medieval type of setting. Our heroes end up traveling together in a grand new journey, one that we’re still waiting to hear some of the finer details. At any rate, we do know that the gameplay will follow the same mechanics as the last installment, Tales of Berseria. Players can expect an action RPG game with the Tales combat system known as the Motion Battle System. We can expect some new little features and mechanics added to keep the series fresh, but again, until new details released we’re pretty much in the dark at the moment.

#3 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

One of the exclusives that is easily a must-own for the Nintendo Switch is the latest installment of The Legend of Zelda franchise. Gamers were presented with a brand new experience with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as Nintendo delivered a big open world to explore and the freedom to go anywhere you’d please. This not only released as one of the best installments for The Legend of Zelda franchise but an incredible open-world RPG experience. At any rate, in a surprise announcement made by Nintendo during their E3 2019 Direct upload, gamers can prepare for a sequel.

Nothing was revealed that would give anything away for what we can expect in the next installment’s story. Instead, this teaser simply shows both Link and Zelda venturing into the depths below Hyrule where something has awoken. We’re sure that this game will retain the open-world map for players to explore but we’re curious as to if this game will include any new areas that we didn’t previously have access to in the first installment.

#2 Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: March 3, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Final Fantasy, in general, is a massive RPG series that fans have been enjoying for decades however there are a few particular installments that seem to be put on a pedestal. One of those is Final Fantasy VII, a game that released for the PlayStation that followed Cloud Strife and his attempts at stopping the corrupt Shinra megacorporation. The narrative was beloved and fans for years have been asking Square Enix to remake the game for current-generation platforms. Square Enix finally caved in and decided to give Final Fantasy VII a remake for the PlayStation 4 and now we’re getting close to the official launch date.

For the most part, the Final Fantasy VII video game narrative will remain intact so you’ll see get the big moments and surprises that we’ve experienced years ago. With that said, there are a few changes you will notice such as the combat mechanics. This is no longer a turn-based RPG but instead an action RPG like how you would experience the combat in the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Furthermore, the game will not launch completely but instead will release in parts, similar to episodic games like the Life is Strange franchise. At the time of writing this, it has yet to be revealed just how many parts the game will be made up of.

#1 Cyberpunk 2077

  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Post-launch

CD Projekt Red made a name for themselves with The Witcher trilogy. This was a fantastic RPG experience that players got to experience over the course of a few years. Now that the video game trilogy has come to an end, the development studio is gearing up for their next big open-world RPG release, Cyberpunk 2077. Set in the distant future in a world that is fueled by greed and crime, players will step into the role of a mercenary named V. You’re just trying to make a living and it’s going to cause you to take on odd jobs in order to build up the street cred granting access to the bigger and better-paying gigs.

As mentioned this is an open-world RPG but one that will have players replaying a few times rather than exploring endless on the same run. The development team is providing players with a campaign that allows you to decide how to accomplish various tasks and missions. For instance, there is a slew of augmentations that you can incorporate onto V and it’s with these augmentations that will tweak your gameplay style. Furthermore, this RPG will have a few different endings and even origin stories to complete so we’re expecting plenty of replay value when the game launches in April of 2020.