The Biggest Video Game Franchises Returning 2020

Streets of Rage 4

  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2020

If you had the Sega Genesis back in the day then there is no doubt you had a couple of Streets of Rage titles with it. The game series was a classic and it’s brought out three installments over the 1990s but since then the franchise had laid dormant. It was years before we got the official announcement of a Streets of Rage 4 and this year we’re finally going to see the game launch into the marketplace. Not much information has been released quite yet as we only know that it takes place a decade after the events of Streets of Rage 3 and that we will see some familiar faces return like Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding. This is a much-beloved beat ‘em up franchise where gamers will go through a variety of stages while unleashing some fury to the enemies that come across your way.

Watch Dogs Legion

  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Release: 2020

Watch Dogs: Legion is the next main installment to the Watch Dogs franchise and it’s slated to come out in 2020. The video game puts players on the streets of London where a new regime has started to take control over the United Kingdom. As a result, DedSec is looking to liberate the city from tyranny control and they’ll need your help. For the most part, each installment for the Watch Dogs franchise has mainly played out the same so with this third installment, Ubisoft decided to make a slight change to that formula.

While players are still taking the side of DedSec, you won’t be taking on any one particular role. Instead, this game will focus on players recruiting multiple NPCs to join in on the resistance and from there you’ll actually be able to take control of the characters recruited. It’s all about the situation or scenario that you’re facing to decide on what character you may need to take the role of. For instance, during E3 2019, Ubisoft presented a level in which the player needed the assistance of a citizen that is skilled with hacking drones. Once you find a character that can hack drones, it becomes a quest in tracking them down and convincing them to join DedSec.

While you can seemingly recruit as many NPCs as you want, these characters are still at risk of getting killed during fieldwork. You could end up losing the life of a character while going through the mission, but instead of restarting the mission with that character, you’ll get swapped into a different character you had recruited. This will keep the cast of characters likely rotating with fresh new faces throughout the game.