The Most Anticipated Games of 2020! (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)

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The Most Anticipated Games of 2020! (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)

– Here are the most anticipated
video games of 2020. So far. It’s a brand new year folks, which means it’s time to say
goodbye to the video games of yesteryear, and get hyped
for all the new releases coming out in 2020. And buckle up, there’s a lot of ’em. So plug in your controllers as we take a ride and check
out the most anticipated titles of this year. First up, Xbox Series X
and the PlayStation Five. And yeah, yeah, I know,
these aren’t titles, but we’d be remise if we
didn’t mention the fact that two brand new consoles
are gonna hit store shelves by the holidays. And while we’re still
waiting for more details, like how’d they get the Xbox Series X out of that monolith scene
from 2001: A Space Odyssey, we’re hoping to get some
hands on time with him at this year’s E3, which is
an exciting prospect indeed. Now the first real video
game title on our list, is a sequel to a game
franchise that popularized the first person shooter, Doom Eternal. Now to say we’re just
excited for this game is a massive understatement
considering all the fun we had slaughtering our body weight in demons with the 2016 reboot. If they wanna keep that
murder train rolling, just apply some of that same
formula of tight controls, sick Easter eggs, brutal
monsters, and killer weapons, and oof, you got a murder stew goin’. We’re goin’ to hell and back, actually we’re goin’ to heaven this time. It’s gonna be awesome. Next up, Half-Life Three
confirmed, sort of. Well, it’s two and a half,
two point seven five, it’s Half-Life Alyx. Well not exactly the sequel that gamers have been clamoring for for exactly 100 years now, we’ll take anything we
can get at this point. Set between the first
and second installments, this new chapter’s
gonna be a VR exclusive. And honestly, while we’re a
little bit disappointed by that, we’ll take any excuse we can to crowbar the nearest Headcrab. Overwatch two, definitely a full-on sequel and not just a re-skinned
version of the game I’m hopelessly addicted to. While Overwatch one focuses on the online battles
between other players, the sequel reportedly introduced
story modes, PvE elements, and all new characters, which will hopefully give fans
more of a chance to explore the deep lore inside the Overwatch world. Maybe they’ll give Zenyatta
more of a backstory, instead of nothing for three plus years. While there’s no official
release date in sight, we’ve got our fingers crossed
that it’s gonna drop this year because we, and
specifically I, cannot wait. Now normally we wouldn’t put a
remake or a remaster on this, but considering just how bad ass Final Fantasy VII remake is looking, it’s hard not to because it’s
practically a whole new game, built from the ground up. Arguably one of the best Final
Fantasy titles of all time and the reason I bought a
PlayStation in the first place, it’s not only getting a graphical update, but it’s gonna do away with
the active time battle system, in place of a brand new battle system. Now we’re concerned that this remake may be broken up into at
least two parts, if not more, with part one ending when your
party first leaves Midgar, but any chance of swinging
Cloud’s Buster sword in glorious three dimensions, and not like that horrifying pixel art, is good enough for us. Seriously, just look
back at the old graphics. He needs to see a doctor. Dying Light Two. The sequel to the breakout post-apocalyptic parkour
zombie game of 2015 is getting a sequel, and we could not be more excited about it. There’s gonna even be
more zombies, bigger maps, abilities, weapons, and yes, more parkour. The best part of this new iteration though is the fact that you can play a campaign with three of your best buds online in a fully-cooperative setting. It’ll be a true test to see which of them you would actually want in your survival group
once the end of days actually does come around. So, sorry Steven, you’re out of the gang. You’re gonna cheese steak our survival. While there may not be any Avengers movies hitting the big screen this year, we’re thankfully getting
the next best thing in the form of Square
Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics Marvel’s Avengers game. It’s set to drop in May. And the story takes place after
the Avengers get attacked, and they’re left scattered and broken. Cap is gone, Tony Stark grew a beard instead of just a goatee, so you know it’s serious. Based on the trailers and the
footage we’ve seen so far, everyone from Thor, to Hulk,
to Black Widow, to Ms. Marvel is gonna be playable. And if that doesn’t
scratch your Avengers itch, well, you probably need
Earth’s mightiest Gold Bond. Oh excuse me, I’m so sorry. Where are our manners? Out in the English countryside? No, that’s a homonym. There’s been a little love
given to Triple A titles as of late in this very episode, but what about their
comparatively diminutive brethren, the Indie games out there. Well, lucky for you, we do have manners,
specifically, Table Manners. In this dating sim, you
combine the complexity and clumsiness of Surgeon Simulator, and apply it to a first date. You start off by swiping
your potential date, and hoping they accept. Then you go to a restaurant that ranges from a boat,
to a nice steakhouse, where you’ll have to help
prepare and serve your date all their favorite food. All the struggles and digital
buffoonery are highly accurate to how first dates actually are, at least, that’s what I’ve been told
when I did some light Googling and extensive Wikiing, about dating, a human. (light laughter) (Dan exhales) Next up, Halo Infinite. It’s kind of nice to see
Microsoft get back to their roots with the return to the Halo franchise. And releasing the game
with a brand new console, just as they did with the original Xbox, well, that’s just icing on the cake. Well we haven’t actually seen a whole lot from this game yet, we’re always gonna be excited
to suit up as Master Chief once more, to ‘nade some fricken Grunts, run them over with our Ghost, and just see their heads pop
off like so much confetti. Folks, let’s be real about
something, moving sucks. But maybe it doesn’t have
to, if you play Moving Out. Similar to Overcooked, this
game’s meant to be played couch co-op style, so
you can yell at your pals in real time for going the wrong way. Moving Out tasks you to relocate furniture and boxes from one location,
and move them to another. Sounds simple, but therein lies the rub. What if you have to move
boxes off of a plane and onto a moving truck? Not so simple. Coordination is the name of the game here, so that you don’t trash the place, and can instead become a certified Furniture Arrangement
Relocation Technician, or a FART, if you’re nasty. And you’re nasty. It’s been seven long years
since The Last of Us came out, and three years since
its sequel was announced. But it looks like we’re finally gonna be getting part two this year. Get ready to go through
all of the feels once more as this post-apocalyptic adventure takes us on an emotional journey. The Last of Us is widely regarded as one of the best games of
the decade, if not of all time. So we’re interested to
see if they can keep up this excellence into the sequel. And I’ve played it, and so far, so (beep) great. Speaking of long-awaited games, Animal Crossing New Horizons. Announced in last
September’s Nintendo Direct, the next main installment in
the Animal Crossing series is gonna be as cute and
cuddly as its predecessor’s. Unless of course you cross Tom Nook. The biggest difference in
this outing is the setting. Instead of being part of a town or a farm, you instead work off of a deserted island to collect resources, build structures, so you can impress other
anthropormorphic animals. You know? Kind of like real life. Wait, you are you trying to impress? (soft laughter)
Now folks, we’re gonna go out on a limb here and wager this next title might be the most streamed game of 2020. We’re talking about Fall Guys. This little Indie game
takes the Japanese game show Takeshi’s Castle, or as you may know it, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, and mixes it with the
popular Battle Royale genre. 100 players face off
in different challenges that sometimes boil down to dumb luck against flying or falling obstacles, until only one person is left alive. It’s the greatest thing Japan’s done for the Battle Royal genre, since they out out the
movie Battle Royale. Which, if you haven’t seen
it, just fix your life. What’s wrong with you? And finally, our last pick
for the most anticipated game coming out in 2020, is,
or course, Cyberpunk 2077. (crowd applauds)
– Cyberpunk. – Look, we could go on and on about how everything about
this game looks spectacular. How its visuals are out of this world, and how every little detail,
including the weird lore they dropped in their
with Keanu’s character, has us on the edge of our seats. We could ramble on and on about how it’s the same
game studio that brought us The Witcher Three. We could bore you with all of the details about the level of customization that goes into each and every character. But for now, all we’re
gonna say is Keanu Reeves as Johnny God-damn Silverhand. Samurai’s back, baby. And that’s why it’s our number one pick. If you haven’t played the
RPG that it’s based on, Cyberpunk, they’re
putting out a new edition of that this year too,
so get your table top on. And there you have it, folks. Our definitive pick for the
most anticipated games of 2020. We can’t wait to play each
and every one of these, although our wallets might say otherwise. And we also can’t wait to find out what other surprises might
be coming our way this year. What do you folks think? Which game are you most looking forward to playing this year? Did we leave anything off of our list? And which game do you think is actually gonna come out this year versus getting delayed into oblivion? Because if it’s Animal Crossing again, legally, we’re allowed to riot. Let’s discuss. (techno music)


Dao Child Rumbling Hope · January 3, 2020 at 4:05 pm

Dragonball z kakarott

X X · January 3, 2020 at 4:06 pm

I like my cake plain.. and dry

Blemished Nicely · January 3, 2020 at 4:06 pm

The XBox Series X & PS5 are basically low-end pre-built's…you might as well get an IBuyPower instead…it'd likely be equal or better (& that's pretty mid/low tier, far as PC's go)
Also wouldn't restrict usage of mods etc, like the X/PS most defo WILL~

THE AlienHunter · January 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm

All you will hear when moving out is played..
"Pivot!!! PIVOT!!!'

Joel Lorange · January 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm

Isn't battle Royale (the movie) a Korean film?

Christopher Boykin · January 3, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Breath of the Wild 2!?!?

KalKenobi83 · January 3, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Keanu Reeves is Overrated eff him

Toxic Skull-Z · January 3, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Big Chungus The Unknown Fall

arbknight12 · January 3, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Already pre-ordered LOU2!
Can’t wait for Ghost of Tsushima!

Dark Blade · January 3, 2020 at 4:15 pm

Hehe…Gold bond.

MrKing8050 · January 3, 2020 at 4:18 pm

Just reserved RE3 🔥🔥🔥🔥

eliaswolf77 · January 3, 2020 at 4:21 pm


Sypher · January 3, 2020 at 4:25 pm

pause…. killing your body weight in demons??? so you killed 5 small ones and then quit?

AG meiss · January 3, 2020 at 4:28 pm

Kerbal Space Program 2. Were else can you pretend to be a rocket scientist while blowing stuff up. If all else fails add more boosters.

Jason Ready · January 3, 2020 at 4:31 pm

People are excited for overwatch 2? It looks the same, just call it an expansion. Also it's Blizzard they have never met a game release date so it they haven't put a date on it that means it's not coming out anytime soon

A. Belderbos · January 3, 2020 at 4:39 pm

If Doom Eternal isnt on this list, i'm flipping my shit. And it comes out on my birthday

The Irish Potato · January 3, 2020 at 4:42 pm

Nioh 2,.Ghost of Tsushima, Doom Eternal, Avengers, The Last of us part 2, Animal Crossing new horizon, cyberpunk 2077, and more I'm hyped for. Sadly I'm poor.

workshop777 · January 3, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Left out Hellblade 2

Douglas Schultz · January 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2!!! The first game is AMAZING & this one looks truly SPECTACULAR!!! : )

Luke B · January 3, 2020 at 5:04 pm

4:32 ha ha ha, that's funny……

I'm so lonely

Tucker Johnston · January 3, 2020 at 5:04 pm

I so excited for Halo infinite! And a little scared for Halo infinite because of Halo 5.

Chris Chan · January 3, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Where is the Breath of the Fucking Wild!?!?!? I mean, we still not sure if it's gonna come out this year but you should've include it

jack harrington · January 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

Doom eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, Resident evil 3, The last of us part 2, and Dying light 2 are most anticipated games for me of 2020

Stephen Sommers · January 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Dragon Age 4 and Watch Dogs Legion.

Derek Gooding · January 3, 2020 at 5:31 pm

Woh now… There is no "D" at the end of Midgar. 2:41

You're thinking of Norse mythology there Dan Casey.

rockkiller124 · January 3, 2020 at 5:31 pm

Doom Eternal will be an FPS masterpiece

Gavereus LWIAY · January 3, 2020 at 5:37 pm

Where are RE3 & Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga ?

Wild James D · January 3, 2020 at 5:37 pm

Splatoon 3

Adrock 99 · January 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Everyone knows the best games coming out this year is:

Lego Star Wars the Skywalker saga and Spongebob battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated

Omar Moreno · January 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm

What!? No mention of Hellblade 2.

MindFlayer · January 3, 2020 at 5:49 pm

Nioh 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Resident Evil 3 REmake :

Am I a Joke to you?

Travis Wood · January 3, 2020 at 5:59 pm

I bet the avengers game sucks

juanje99 · January 3, 2020 at 6:02 pm

None of this matters as we're going to die in Iran, bois.


Claudio Artigas · January 3, 2020 at 6:03 pm

Bloodlines 2!

BattleAxeAlex · January 3, 2020 at 6:38 pm

Google tells me elder scrolls 6 is coming out 2020 so put that at the top of the list

Aaron Storm · January 3, 2020 at 6:44 pm

Hell Blade 2?????

erbgorre · January 3, 2020 at 7:02 pm

we're all breathtaking!

Shadow blue Gamer · January 3, 2020 at 7:06 pm

Really excited for halo infinite i hope during E3 they reveal gameplay or trailer maybe the Beta Date

Dante · January 3, 2020 at 7:19 pm

Looks at all these great games I can't play on my old PC.

SonofGod82 · January 3, 2020 at 7:20 pm

Uh Dan… no one is really looking forward to a Blizzard game… they still haven't gotten themselves out of the Blitzchung debacle.

Name Here · January 3, 2020 at 7:24 pm

I wish I had a girlfriend

Daniel Paiva · January 3, 2020 at 8:06 pm

I'd add Mount & Blade: Bannerlord to this list! I'm eagerly waiting for this one!

Jim Gillespie · January 3, 2020 at 8:38 pm

I can't wait to pour my heart and soul into Animal Crossing.

Gabi Koonings · January 3, 2020 at 8:39 pm

But but, the Settlers !

Billy Kinopio · January 3, 2020 at 8:50 pm

The old FF7 was not made of pixels, they were polygons.

Geoffrey Winn · January 3, 2020 at 10:37 pm

Cool video!

4mp3d · January 3, 2020 at 11:03 pm

Overarch 2 🙄

LJLvids · January 3, 2020 at 11:21 pm

very much hoping Hollow Knight: Silksong comes out this year

hellomynameis(insert-here) · January 3, 2020 at 11:36 pm

Psychonauts 2!!!

Arcane Atri · January 4, 2020 at 12:34 am

i'm getting Doom Eternal and Cyberpunk 2077 for Stadia! (which i have used since day 1 and never had ANY issues whatsoever, btw)

US War Machine · January 4, 2020 at 12:48 am

Saying you’re “disappointed bc it’s VR exclusive” is idiotic. Everyone rags on VR games and say they’re “tech demos”, and then as soon as VR gets a killer app… people complain that they can’t play it.

jdarksun · January 4, 2020 at 1:04 am

No Bloodlines 2? Sadness! 🙁 still love the show, it's ok.

Apillis124 · January 4, 2020 at 1:06 am

They missed Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 coming out in Q4 this year… tch tch tch…

zhamanenki · January 4, 2020 at 1:49 am

Ghost of Tsushima

Joseph Michaels · January 4, 2020 at 2:22 am

dude, you left off Resident Evil 3 remake. everyone who loved the remake of RE2 are highly looking forward to RE3's remake.

Adrian Sletten · January 4, 2020 at 2:25 am


Antonio Montana · January 4, 2020 at 2:40 am

I just realized that cgi black widow looks related to Mary Jane from the recent Spider-man game

novantara deo · January 4, 2020 at 2:57 am


Brad Bedard · January 4, 2020 at 3:04 am

Oooooooo an mxc reference to one of my fav shows of all time and maybe my favorite host duo of all time

Chauc3r · January 4, 2020 at 3:42 am

Cant believe you left out Bauldurs Gate 3!!!

SiGNe · January 4, 2020 at 4:20 am

Cyberpunk 2077 is going to make LOTS of money for CD Project Red.
No DRM and lots of people who normally pirate games say that they are going to buy the game and not pirate it out of respect for the good games that CD Project Red makes, that The Witcher 3's DLC's wer free too and the fact that they don't use anything to block pirating.

Nine · January 4, 2020 at 4:26 am

Kerbal Space Program 2??
Cyberpunk 2077 for sure…

atreacherouspath · January 4, 2020 at 4:28 am

For all the boners you guys and gals have for GRRM, I’m surprised Elden Ring wasn’t even mentioned. Between this and Darkest Dungeon 2, 2020 is going to kill.

Chris Williams · January 4, 2020 at 4:28 am

This is just so disappointing. It's been almost 5 years…where is the new Batman Arkham game!!??

pterafunk · January 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

The magic of gaming is gone for me…

IceColdCube · January 4, 2020 at 7:00 am

His voice sounds not real, like it was created by nerdist in a laboratory

beriorgar · January 4, 2020 at 9:35 am

How did huniepop 2 not make this list?

Neil Lindgren · January 4, 2020 at 11:51 am

Interesting. So it turns out I’m not the only person who purchased a PlayStation in order to play Final Fantasy 7. Cool!

shemullah · January 4, 2020 at 1:22 pm


Joshua Carr · January 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Animal Crossing New Horizons and Cyberpunk 2077 are my most anticipated.

Ken Fromchicago · January 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Preach it, Dan! #JusticeForZenyatta

Jean-Paul Gauvin · January 4, 2020 at 3:35 pm

I’m most looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077. Been waiting YEARS since they first announced it. I’m trying not to think about it much so these last four months go by faster, but it’s damn hard.

Justin Fracchia · January 4, 2020 at 3:53 pm

Not even a mention of the Resident Evil 3 remake? After how amazing the RE2 remake was done, that's a real disappointment. FF7 isnt the only remake that completely redesigned the entire game from the ground up

BuffBoi TV · January 4, 2020 at 4:09 pm

I’m sad that hollow knight and ori weren’t included

TheSilent Tiger · January 4, 2020 at 5:24 pm

I will date you Dan.

Concave Clues · January 4, 2020 at 5:54 pm

IGI Origins

Pdubz21 · January 4, 2020 at 9:09 pm

Think y’all forgot a few

Just Hania · January 5, 2020 at 1:22 am

Hollow Knight Silksong anyone?

Scott Pappas · January 5, 2020 at 2:41 am

BAULDERS GATE 3 – Rumors say mid May ish.

Kenzer 161 · January 5, 2020 at 2:58 am

Games that matter to me this year:
– Cyberpunk 2077
– Kerbal Space Program 2

Kenzer 161 · January 5, 2020 at 3:01 am

Avengers is going to be a steaming pile of trash.

Owain Hale · January 5, 2020 at 11:51 am

Breath. Of. The. PleasegodPLEASE!… 2

L S · January 5, 2020 at 6:11 pm


jbroti 004 · January 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm

This is why I don’t play indie games….they all look awful.

Chris Kingery · January 6, 2020 at 2:01 am

They forgot Kerbal Space Program 2!

Zardoz Xerxes · January 6, 2020 at 7:15 pm

Resident Evil 3 remake.

eugene rangel · January 7, 2020 at 6:22 am

Hey man, what about Resident Evil 3!?!??!!

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