We’ve spent the last few weeks looking back at some of the best games of 2019, but now it’s time to look ahead at what the new year has in store, and it seems 2020 is already shaping up to be another exciting year for gaming. Both Sony and Microsoft will launch new next-generation consoles during the holidays, but in the meantime, there are plenty of big-name titles on the way to current systems.
While most of 2020’s biggest releases are still a few months away, there are a handful of major games on the way to each platform in the first month of the new year. Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 17, while Switch gets a port of the underrated Wii U RPG, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, on the same day. This month also sees the PC release of Monster Hunter World‘s acclaimed Iceborne expansion, as well as Blizzard’s anticipated Warcraft III remaster.
Those are only a few of the games on the way next month. You can see all the biggest PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch games of January 2020 below, and for a look at all the other announced games on the way next year, be sure to check out our list of game release dates in 2020.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PC) — January 9
Following its release on PS4 and Xbox One back in September, Monster Hunter World‘s big Iceborne expansion finally arrives on PC on January 9. This expansion takes players to an arctic region known as Hoarfrost Reach, which is home to a diverse array of new and returning monsters to hunt, not to mention a wealth of new gear to craft and quests to take on. The PC version of Iceborne also boasts high-resolution texture pack support, 4K and an uncapped framerate, support for ultra-wide screens, improved mouse and keyboard controls, and more.
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — January 17
Bandai Namco’s new Dragon Ball action-RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, arrives on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 17. The title is a retelling of the entire Dragon Ball Z series, encompassing all of the major story arcs and even some of the anime’s filler material, such as the famous driving test episode. And despite the title, Goku won’t be the only playable character; you’ll also take control of Gohan, Vegeta, future Trunks, and the fused warrior Vegito throughout the course of the adventure. The game even introduces a brand-new character named Bonyu, who was designed by series creator Akira Toriyama.
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- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Will Cover The Cell Saga And Filler Material, Including The Fan-Favorite Driving Test Episode
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (Switch) — January 17
Launching alongside Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore, an enhanced Switch port of the 2015 Wii U RPG. A crossover between the Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei series, Tokyo Mirage Sessions follows a group of teens who must command Mirages–reimagined Fire Emblem heroes–in order to stop otherworldly invaders from draining Tokyo of a creative energy called Performa. The Switch edition includes the base game and all of the downloadable content released for the Wii U version, along with some new content in the form of additional story elements, characters, and songs.
Warcraft III: Reforged (PC) — January 28
Capping off the month is Warcraft III: Reforged, which launches on PC on January 28. A complete remaster of Blizzard’s beloved real-time strategy game, Warcraft III, and its Frozen Throne expansion, Reforged features completely overhauled visuals and a host of other changes, such as improved social and matchmaking features, “rebalanced” online play, and more. The standard edition of the game retails for $30, while the Spoils of War edition runs for $40 and includes a variety of in-game bonuses for Reforged and other Blizzard titles.
Full January 2020 Release Schedule
|January 9||Monster Hunter World: Iceborne||PC||N/A|
|January 17||Dragon Ball Z: Kakrarot||PS4, Xbox One, PC||Amazon, PlayStation, Microsoft, Steam|
|January 17||Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore||Switch||Amazon|
|January 23||Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD||Switch||N/A|
|January 23||The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners||PC||N/A|
|January 28||Journey to the Savage Planet||PS4, Xbox One, PC||Amazon, PlayStation, Microsoft, Epic Store|
|January 28||Warcraft III: Reforged||PC||N/A|
Source: Game Spot Mashup