Football Manager 2020 puts the player in charge of a soccer club of their choice and tasks them with signing athletes, training, managing finances, and more, with the ultimate goal of growing the team into champions. New features in FM20 include a Development Center for unearthing talent, a Club Vision board that lists the club’s short- and long-term objectives, and improvements to backroom staff.
Much like its predecessors, the game will be available in several versions: the core Football Manager 2020 for Windows PCs and Mac with all the bells and whistles ($49.99), the streamlined FM20 Touch for Nintendo Switch ($29.99), and the similarly simplified FM20 Mobile for iOS and Android.
Developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo, Luigi’s Mansion 3 once again stars Mario’s cowardly brother Luigi as he sneaks around a ghost-infested hotel trying to rescue his friends who were kidnapped by King Boo.
Compared to its predecessor Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, the upcoming game features more open-ended levels instead of predetermined missions. While it is not a platformer game where one may jump around as they please, Luigi can now use a similar action called “Burst” to avoid incoming attacks.
The ScareScraper multiplayer mode also makes a return, doubling the potential player count from 4 to 8. Players may join forces locally or online and bust ghosts in always-different, procedurally generated levels.
The latest title from developers at Camouflaj, Marvel’s Iron Man VR allows the player to step into the shoes of the genius inventor Tony Stark. Tony might have retired from making weapons, but when Stark Industries locations around the world are attacked by a hacker and anti-corporate activist Ghost, he’s forced to don the Iron Man suit once more.
The game is designed from the ground up for VR, and requires two PlayStation Move controllers to play.
Joel and Ellie’s story continues in The Last of Us Part II, this time with the latter acting as the protagonist. After five years of peaceful life in Jackson, Ellie’s love interest is kidnapped by another group of survivors, causing her to set out on a path of vengeance – and Joel won’t let her do it alone.
Developer Naughty Dog promises new combat and stealth mechanics, more realistic animations to fully express Ellie’s desperation and resourcefulness, vaster environments, and smarter human enemies. The game runs on an overhauled engine and utilizes motion capture to bring its new and returning characters to life. Unlike its predecessor, it doesn’t have multiplayer.
Indivisible is a crowdfunded action RPG slash platformer from Lab Zero Games, the developer of Skullgirls. It follows Ajna, a “fearless girl with a rebellious streak”, who sets out on a quest to uncover the truth about her newly awakened powers and save the world of Loka. Along the way she encounters many Incarnations: unique characters who she can absorb and manifest to fight at her side.
The game features hand-drawn anime-style visuals and an opening animated by Studio Trigger. The composer of Indivisible‘s soundtrack is Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana fame.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an anime-style action RPG from CyberConnect2 and Bandai Namco. It allows the player to relive the entire story of DBZ as Goku, from iconic events and epic battles to daily life, training, and making friends. It also includes original, never-before-seen backstories for certain characters.
Goku can zoom around on his Nimbus, explore new areas, complete side-quests, and engage in activities like fishing and eating. In combat, the perspective switches from third-person to over-the-shoulder view similar to Xenoverse. The battles feature destructible environments and heart-pumping remixes of the original Japanese Dragon Ball Z anime soundtrack.
- Release date
Apr 24, 2020
Trials of Mana is a remake of the third installment in the fantasy JRPG Mana series from 1995. Developed by Square Enix, the game brings the classic storyline and the cast of characters into a lush 3D world with new combat and progression systems and a partly orchestral soundtrack.
The game offers six playable characters, out of which the player picks the protagonist and their two companions. The story and conversations play out differently depending on the party composition.