6 Anime Games We Can’t Wait For In 2020

6 Anime Games We Can’t Wait For In 2020

Hello, you’re watching Access, I’m Elle
Osili-Wood, and today, I’m finally fulfilling my secret aim – taking over the channel with
anime. That’s right, 2020 is a bumper year for
anime games, having already kicked things off with the release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
Bringing together pretty much every single saga in DBZ history, the RPG title was a dream
come true for fans, and it’s safe to say, whet our appetite for everything anime. So, here are the six anime games we can’t
wait for in 2020. And of course, the rule for this video – yes, rules make things fun
– is that each game needs to have been an anime or manga before it was a game, so no
comments asking for Tales Of or Final Fantasy, please. Alright, first up – One Punch Man: A Hero
Nobody Knows. Frankly, I could not be more excited for this 3 vs 3 fighting game, since
it’s the very first title based on what has to be one of my favourite shows of all
time – and, given the reaction its announcement received, I’m clearly not the only one. Of course, there’s an obvious question – how
do you make a fighting game based on the guy who can defeat enemies with a single punch? Well, the answer is that the game won’t
be focused solely on Saitama. Don’t feel too sad, though – instead, you’ll be able
to create yourself as an aspiring superhero, training to earn your spot in the National
Hero Registry. Now, whether that training includes 100 sit ups, 100 press ups, and 100
squats – plus the 10km run – who knows, but you will be able to work your way up through
the Hero Association ranks. And, more importantly, choose your own hero name – sorry, Caped Baldy. Speaking of Saitama, he will be showing up,
though – there’s no way we could have a One Punch Man game without anime’s most
hilarious hero. Plus, it seems like the game has perfected the show’s humour, since to
stop him from being overpowered, Saitama will be characteristically late to every fight.
You can even see a live feed of him running over, and the better you fight, the faster
he’ll arrive – so, you need to try to stay alive long enough for him to save the day.
While you’re waiting, though, you’ll also need to keep an eye out for special events,
like supervillain interference or asteroid crashes, which adds a new element to the time-honoured
tactic of turtling. So, if you think you’ve got what it takes
to claim an S rank spot, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is set to land on Feb 28. Next up is My Hero: One’s Justice 2, the
sequel to 2018’s smash hit 3D arena fighter based on My Hero Academia. Packed with fan-fave characters like Deku,
All-Might, and Shigaraki, the game sees you assemble a 3 person super squad to fight your
way through gorgeously cinematic showdowns. And yes, don’t worry – Mina’s made it
on to the roster this time. During battles, you’ll control one main character, with
two sidekicks on hand to provide support as you fill up your attack meter to unleash some
seriously epic Plus Ultra moves. However, it’s the quirks that really bring
the My Hero Academia universe to life, with spectacular animations and effects that make
you feel deliciously powerful. It’s clear that the designers love the show, as they’ve
truly captured what makes each character unique. Safe to say, using your favourite hero to
smash through the destructible stages is extremely satisfying. Of course, it isn’t just set in the arena
– story mode lets you play through iconic scenes from the show, as a hero – and then
as a villain. In fact, the ability to play as villains adds an extra layer to the game
that you don’t get from the show, since this time, you get to see both sides of the
story. Also, admit it, who hasn’t secretly wanted to wreak a little chaos A quick warning, though – if you aren’t
up to date with the anime, please make sure to catch up before you dive into the game.
My Hero: One’s Justice 2 is set to arrive after the end of season 4, but story-wise,
it starts in season 3, and ends in season 4, so will most definitely contain spoilers.
Once you’re all caught up though, you’re free to play the second the game hits shelves,
on March 13. Next on the gaming calendar is One Piece:
Pirate Warriors 4. Of course, One Piece is an anime OG, so it’s no surprise we’re
on the fourth installment of the action adventure Pirate Warriors series. As ever, it’s a
musou title, so you’ll get to enjoy outrageously fun crowd combat, taking on wave after wave
of enemies to progress. Plus, Pirate Warriors 4 features some big new changes that are set
to make combat even more satisfying, like adding new attacks, improved skillsets, and
– most excitingly, the ability to execute attacks in the air. It’s also going to be
the biggest installment yet, with more characters than ever before, including new additions
like Charlotte Katakuri and Luffy’s alternate Gear Fourth form, Snakeman. In addition, to celebrate the One Piece’s
20th anniversary, you’ll be taking Luffy and the gang on a journey through their entire
story, right from the start – the team have confirmed we’ll be able to play through
both pre and post timeskip stories, so get ready to relive some of the most iconic scenes
from the show. In fact, it’ll even include the current
Wano story arc, but don’t worry about spoilers – they’ve gone for a creative “retelling”,
which means it’ll be an original story set in Wano country, with a new deadly threat.
However, they’ve also announced that Kaidoh and Big Mom will be playable characters, which,
if the Reverie Arc is anything to go by, means we might just have a little storyline crossover.
Either way, we’ll have to wait until March 27th to find out, when One Piece: Pirate Warriors
4 is released. Also arriving in 2020 is Sword Art Online
Ali-sigh-zation Lycoris, which is a video game about an anime about a video game. I
know – we’re getting meta. While this isn’t the first Sword Art Online game, it is the
first time you’ll be able to play through the anime storyline – it’s set in the show’s
Alicization arc, so you’ll play as Kirito on his journey to find Alice, joining forces
with Eugeo as you explore virtual reality in the underworld. However, while the plot will follow most of
the Alicization storyline, it won’t include War of Underworld, instead setting up an entirely
new story, just for the game. We’re also getting new characters, including one called
Medina, alongside fan faves like Cardinal, and Administrator. Plus, we’ve had the appearance
of the Integrity Knights confirmed, including Deusolbert Synthesis Seven and Eldrie Synthesis
Thirty-one. Of course, the combat is what I’m really looking forward to – the team
have promised we’ll be able to relive some of the show’s most memorable scenes, with
“highly evolved action features”, which frankly, sounds amazing. Thankfully, we haven’t
got long to wait, with Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris hitting shelves on the 22nd May this
year. Alright, I promise that the next title isn’t
just a fever dream – Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON is finally, FINALLY, coming
to PS4. I mean, somehow, the wait was actually longer than the name. This version of the 2 v 2 mobile suit combat
game has long been an arcade exclusive, so there’s a good chance most people outside
Japan haven’t even played it – meaning it’s all the more exciting that you’ll be able
to get your hands on it from the comfort of your very own home. Featuring over 183 playable mechs from 36
gundam iterations, this is pretty much a must-play for any gundam fan – and since it’s up to
four player co-op, what better way to uh, encourage your friends to join the religion
that is mech anime. Of course, there is a single player mode too, just in case you weren’t
quite as persuasive as you thought. Plus, let’s face it – it looks spectacular, with
more than 300 deliciously detailed suits to feast your eyes on, once you include NPCs.
And, as if that’s not enough, we’re getting every single stage from the arcade version
– in fact, with the arcade team working on the PS4 version, it’s safe to say this will
be an incredibly faithful recreation. Unfortunately, we don’t have a set release date yet, but
Bandai Namco has promised it is arriving this year. So, I guess we’ll just have to wait. And finally, the last title on our list is…
Digimon Survive. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Digimon Anime, this tactical RPG features
an entirely new story, set in a mysterious world. We don’t have many details yet, but
we do know there’ll be an entirely new team of characters – a group of teenagers who get
lost on a camping trip and end up in the Digital Universe. To get home, they’ll need to battle
their way through the world – and with over 100 digimon in the game, we’re set to see
some seriously great combat. Plus, we’re also getting entirely new Digimon, including
Labromon: A beast-type, dog-like monster, and Falcomon: A bird-type monster from the
High Mountains. Sadly, this is another title without a set date yet, but it’s definitely
arriving sometime this year. So those are the 6 anime games we can’t
wait for in 2020. Let us know in the comments which one you’re most excited about – I
will also accept, you know, all of them – and make sure you’ve subscribed, and hit the
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100 Comments on “6 Anime Games We Can’t Wait For In 2020”

  1. Out of all these you listed, I would say the SAO is the one I'm most looking forward to. Though I'm also interested in the MHA and OPM games.

  2. The new SAO Game's graphics are amazing looking.
    Edit: Persona 5 Royal. It may not be based off an anime, but it has Anime cutscenes and an Anime based off it.

  3. There are quite a number you didn't mention (which I am more excited by) eg Fairy Tail, Gran Blue Fantasy and Project Sakura Wars

  4. @Elle thank you for all your work and best of luck, tho we will miss you. For me and us in this house the Blue protocol mmo can not come out soon enough from Namco Bandai

  5. I already knew about Digimon Survive, I am glad to see more on it. But for most excited… well now that I know of it, it is totally Gundam. I love Mecha games and Gundam makes me very excited.

  6. I already knew about It and can't wait to play maxi Boost on, i really Hope the access team Will try It out and make the game more known

  7. I am looking forward to the unannounced Bleach game thats probably coming out next year for the 20th anniversary. We got soul resurreccion for the 10th anniversary and it's probably gonna be what cyberconnect2 is working on

  8. Ahh no perdona 5 royal based on the rules lol. Seriously persona 5 is great so if you’re still on the edge play it! The base version is cheap, royal will be longer and full price though

  9. Here's an idea for your team. Find a game for £5 or less and review it under the heading games so cheap and so good it's almost like your stealing them. 😁 find us a bargain we may have missed .

  10. Keen for the One Punch game, I like how you have different options between your own character and the known heroes and villains

  11. I really hope we get a proper Yu-Gi-Oh! game someday for the PS4 or PS5 with a physical release just like the Tagforce games on the PSP

  12. Digimon Survive and Sword Art Online are the only ones in the list that i'm interested in.

    bit odd that you didn't put the Fairy Tail RPG in the list.

  13. "Which is a video game, about an anime, about a video game." Yeah except not really. SAO has one of the worst concepts for a fictional video game in the history of fake video games, barring those that are used only as background elements and have no relevance to the plot.

  14. Can't believe Fairy Tail RPG didn't make it to the list. A new breath towards anime-based game rather than fighting.

  15. Games based on anime are great and all but I find I'm happier to create my own character and get to go on the adventures with the heroes.
    It's much more engaging for me personally so off this list I'll be more inclined to play the One Punch Man title.

  16. I HAVE A FEELING those 6 games is gonna be bad.
    it can be visually looks nice but the gameplay as always for anime adaptation to games

  17. I'm still holding on to hope that now Kakarot has shown how successful an anime rpg can be, that we will get a Naruto Rpg too.
    So bored of fighting games.


  19. It's kinda sad how they treated the Tokyo Ghoul re game that released in November 2019. I love Tokyo ghoul (One of my favorite animes) but the game is just TrAsH. I also find it sad how they're making SAO game better than the Tokyo ghoul, BRUH. ISEKAI TRASH, To be fair though SAO Alicization is what the Aincrad and Alfheim arcs should've been

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