Tales of Arise by Bandai Namco
If you’ve ever played any of the Tales of series you know they specialise in one thing – deep JRPG stories and gameplay. Tales of Arise looks to be no different and I can already tell this story is going to make me cry. There are two protagonists, the first Shionne who hurts anyone she touches. And Alphen who is numb to pain and has no memory of the past. Together they strive to unite two neighbouring planets. Tales of Arise is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2020.
Kingdom Hearts 3: Re Mind DLC by Square Enix
Kingdom Hearts 3 left us a bit underwhelmed, however, we knew future DLC would be arriving to expand on the story and offer us new gameplay scenarios. The footage above promises powerful new bosses alongside additional battles, keyblades and the ability for players to be able to switch characters in previously played battles. It also appears the DLC will clue folks into what happened in the hidden cinematics of the base game. There’s no official release date as of yet, we’re just stuck with a general ‘Winter’ launch window.
Shenmue III by YS Net, Neilo, Deep Silver
Play as Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old Japanese martial artist hellbent on avenging his father’s death. In this third instalment of the epic Shenmue series, Ryo seeks to solve the mystery behind the Phoenix Mirror, an artefact sought after by his father’s killer. His journey takes him to an immersive representation of rural China, brimming with activity and surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Ryo’s adventure leads him to towns and mountain villages where he can further his training, try his hand at gambling, play arcade games, and work part-time jobs while investigating those who know the truth behind the Phoenix Mirror. Shenmue III launches on PS4 and PC via Epic Games Store on November 19th 2019.
Fairy Tail by Gust, Koei Tecmo
Long-running manga and anime series Fairy Tail is finally receiving the video game treatment. Here’s the synopsis: “Demons, dark wizards, dragons, and cats – players will find it all as they start your journey in the land of Fiore. In Fairy Tail, wizards play through the adventures of Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia. As well as other eccentric members of the Fairy Tail mage guild, on a fun-filled and thrilling quest. Promising a faithful recreation for the Fairy Tail world and its unusual inhabitants; including everything from magic to its iconic characters.” Fairy Tail launches for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020.