During this unprecedented time, many of us are inside learning new skills and finding ways to pass the time. But with quizzes and video conferencing wearing thin for some, it is gaming that is providing to be highly popular. Whether it is mobile apps or console gaming, this has proved to be a highly popular form of entertainment during this time. But what is new on the market to capture your attention. In this article, we will be looking into some of the most exciting game released to look forward to during the lockdown period.
Animal Crossing New Horizons – Nintendo Switch
Though this was a game that was released just before the UK went into lockdown, this is by far one of the best games to play during the lockdown. With the aim of building your island and paying off your debts to Tom Nook, this is the perfect game to pass the time. With the ability to meet up and play with friends as well as work towards the goal of the ultimate K.K slider concert, this is an amazing game for people of all ages. It is available on the Nintendo Switch as well as the Switch lite and has several amazing hidden features for you to try out for yourself.
Regardless of whether you have played previous titles on the Nintendo DS or Nintendo Wii, this brand new and imaginative way to play is the perfect way to escape into your very own brand-new world for the day. This is a welcome break from the ongoing pandemic and is proving highly popular with audiences of all ages.
Resident Evil 3 – PS4, Xbox and PC
Another game that is set to be a huge success in 2020 is Resident Evil 3. Though this is a remake of a past game in the franchise, the brand-new graphics and game mechanics are perfect for the next wave of games consoles. With several other games in the franchise as well as the development of other titles such as Resident Evil 6 themed online slots, this is a franchise that has continued to capture the attention of audiences for several years now. For those that are thinking this will not be as good as the original title, you have nothing to worry about. With amazing gameplay and all your favourite characters in this reimagined world, you get all the nostalgia of the original title but with a brand-new modern look. Join Jill Valentine in her desperate escape from Racoon City and relive the magic of this 1999 classic with modern graphics and load speed.
Minecraft Dungeons – All Consoles and PC
Another game that has got many people excited this year is Minecraft Dungeons. Following the success of Minecraft and Minecraft story edition, there is a new way to play. However, it is important to note that this is slightly different than past titles as it is tailored more to a multiplayer experience. This new stand-alone title was set to be released in April, however, with the current state of the world, Mojang announced that the release of this new title has been pushed back to May 26th. This is to ensure that they are ensuring the health of employees during the final stages of the game development. This is a common trend that we are seeing with several future game releases as Covid-19 continues to greatly affect our everyday lives.
But what can fans look forward to from this latest Mojang release? Well, that we can answer. This new title is an all-out adventure game to explore dungeons. You can either go in alone or team up with a group of your friends to fight, survive and unlock weapons along the way. With brand new levels to play through and new and exciting outfits for your characters, this is the perfect game to get all your friends together during the lockdown.
Marvel Avengers – PC, Stadia, Xbox and PlayStation
The final game on this list that is a highly anticipated release for 2020 is Marvel Avengers. Though this was set to release in May of 2020, this has since been pushed back to September of this year. With all your favourite characters and a storyline set in New York and the celebration of ‘A Day’, this is set to be a game for you and your friends to enjoy. Whether you are smashing your way through levels as Hulk or flying through danger as Iron Man, this is a fast-paced action game that is set to release on all titles.
This game is also interesting to many as it appears to have some sort of tie to the Spiderman release on PS4. Though this has not been confirmed by the game developers, there is reason to suggest that there could be a development of a Marvel gaming universe to coincide with the cinematic universe. We are sure that this release is set to be hugely popular upon its release as fans of the Avenger’s franchise get to enjoy their characters in a fully interactive environment.
Whether you are just a casual gamer or you have been playing games for years, we are sure that you will find a way to pass the time with one of these brand-new releases for 2020. Which will you be playing first?