Welcome to the first edition of the game calendar in 2020, the purpose of which, as always, is to help you find the most interesting projects and additions. December was not particularly generous for major releases and pleased us with only a few high-profile releases, but mostly it was additions and reissues. So what should we play in January 2020?
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Action / RPG
A large-scale add-on, released on consoles back in September, gets to personal computers. A new level of difficulty tasks – master, new terrain – Frosty space and many new monsters are waiting for their turn to be tested on the new platform.
The Three Kingdoms XIV
The vast land of China, represented by a single map, reproduced in detail in the chart and consisting of 46 cities and about 340 regions, is represented by a color scheme on the manner of strategies from Paradox Interactive. Players can conquer territories to unite them and manage their possessions more thoughtfully. Politics, wars, administration, as well as more than 150 heroes and 1000 officers – most in the history of the series.
Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon
Sony PlayStation 4
The eighth major release of the series of role-playing action movies, the release of which is relevant to Japan on January 15, will be released later this year throughout the rest of the world. A new hero and a change of cor-gameplay are waiting for us, which marks a soft restart of the franchise. For the first time for Yakuza, the action is transferred to the Isezaki Ijincho area in Yokohama, based on the real place. Instead of the real-time battle mechanics of previous games, the new unit offers a turn-based RPG fight with a four-man team. Sega says it wants to try a different style of play, but if it fails, they will return to the classic scheme in the future. In the meantime, we stock up on popcorn and see if this rebuttal will work.
Same day: A Long Way Down Card RPG for PC and Switch; Reissue of The Alliance Alive on the four main platforms as well as 3DS.
Frostpunk: The Last Autumn
This add-on describes a turning point in the game world. Plot 113 is working tirelessly to build a steam generator, while the Earth is enveloped in ice. The prequel opens up new habitats, new codes of law and unique technology. A line of new buildings will form the social system and the city itself. Building a generator, the pinnacle of engineering thought, will require you as the head of a strategic thinking team in extraordinary circumstances. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
MMO / Adventure
A multiplayer adventure collection game inspired by the Pokémon. Look for adventure in the air archipelago with your Dark Squad. Catch each creature, fight against other tamers, customize your home and join the adventures of a friend, or explore a solo online world.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Action / VR
A game unlike any other in the Walking Dead universe. Every event that you encounter and the decision that you make depends on you. Fight the undead, collect garbage in the flooded ruins of New Orleans and breakthrough agonizing elections for other survivors and you personally.
Commandos 2 – HD Remaster
PC, PS4, XONE, Switch
Reissue of the legendary strategy. Included with the redrawn HD picture are redesigned controls, an upgraded user interface, and improved training. Otherwise, it’s still the same good old Commandos 2: steal enemy uniforms and weapons, climb poles, swing on ropes, swim, use vehicles and climb in/out of buildings, ships and aircraft with nine unique commandos. But now in full 3D with 360-degree camera rotation!
Praetorians – HD Remaster
PC, PS4, XONE
And on the same day – the return of another cult game from the same publisher in the person of Kalypso Media and on the same templates. Revive the famous high-definition real-time strategy with the political machinations of the developing Roman Empire.
Kingdom Hearts 3 – Re:Mind
Sony PlayStation 4
DLC for jRPG with third party camera, which is a crossover between Final Fantasy characters and Disney characters. The addition includes a new script in the form of two episodes. At the end of each of them you will meet a mighty boss.
WarCraft III: Reforged
Once again, a reissue that includes the Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne and is based on an updated engine. 4K, clearer textures as well as re-recorded all cat scenes and movie clips. As with the StarCraft remaster, the WarCraft III reissue gives you the opportunity to play in both modern resolution and actual appearance, as well as in the “classic” version, replacing them by a click.
Warhammer Underworlds: Online
Digital adaptation of the popular board game Warhammer Underworlds from Games Workshop. Battle with powerful units from the dark universe against each other in an eternal battle for glory. The mechanics of the game of dice and cards offers unlimited strategic depth. Choose your squad, build your decks, roll the dice and pave your way to victory.