2020 has been a wild ride so far, but at least we’ve had some pretty decent games to pass the time!
You have already seen
- Dragon Ball: Kakarot
- One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
- Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
- My Hero Academia: Ones Justice 2
Just to name a few of the big-name games of this year.
But now let’s take a look at the next lot of upcoming games to get hyped for!
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
For those classic sports anime lovers or even just sport game lovers, a new Captain Tsubasa game is coming out soon!
Tamsoft is the developer with Bandai Namco as the publisher, however, no specific release date beyond 2020 has been announced.
Releasing on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Pc it is sure to be a hit with fans of the series and sports game fans!
If you want to find out more about Captain Tsubasa check out our other article here https://mipon.org/captain-tsubasa-town-tokyo/
Release Date: August 28, 2020
Now this one is a little different.
This particular announcement is less about an Anime video game and more about a video game turned anime.
A beloved visual novel franchise MuvLuv Alternative announced during its 20th-anniversary event an Anime.
No further details have been announced. In addition, Muv-Luv Photonmelodies has been announced for Steam coming July 30th.
Release Date: July 30th, 2020
Doraemon: Story of Seasons
One of the most well-known franchises in Japan is also releasing a ps4 port of one of its games this year!
The game is releasing in Japan on July 30th followed by a September 4th international release.
A farming simulator game it appears to be Stardew valley meets Doraemon so should provide enjoyment for fans of the series as well as those with little knowledge!
Release Date: July 30 in Japan/ September 4 worldwide
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! – Kono Yokubō no Ishō ni Chōai o!
This one I am excited about! I love Konosuba and to get a new game this year is great news! Slated for release on the 24th of September the game is coming to Switch and PS4.
Developed by 5pb the game is a full-voiced adventure bringing more of the hijinks we know and love from the gang!
The game presents a role flip of the main heroines and Kazuma must return his team to their original selves.
If you’re a big fan of KonoSuba, we’ve got an article about the origin of KonoSuba and other Isekai https://mipon.org/what-is-shousetsuka-ni-narou/
I have very high hopes for this title!
Release Date: September 24 in Japan
This one is sure to grab a lot of attention! Digimon is one of the classic nostalgia animes and has been seeing a resurgence of relevance recently.
Between movies, a new anime series, and now a survival game! it looks to be a typical JRPG style using traditional 2d and turn-based combat.
Witchcraft studios are the developers and are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Digimon franchise.
Featuring an entirely new cast this game should be accessible to old-time fans and newcomers alike!
Along with Tsubasa and many other anime games, it is published by Bandai Namco and will be out on Switch, PS4, X-Box1, and Windows.
Release Date: TBA
Kimetsu No Yaiba videogames
Now this one is sure to grab a lot of attention! There are 2 Demon Slayer games being released.
- A mobile game “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Keppu Kengeki Royale” sometime this year! As with most mobile games, this will be free to play but will have in-app purchases.
- Next year will see the release of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Kepputan on PS4!
So for those fans disappointed that the Manga has ended rest assured you will have plenty of Demon slaying goodness to feast upon in the coming months!
Possibly one of the most famous game franchises in Japan, a lot of exciting news has been released by Square Enix regarding this franchise.
First up, Square Enix announced an Anime spin-off based on an old 90’s Manga.
Along with announcing the anime 3 games have also been revealed.
Starting with an Action Rpg and continuing with a mobile title and an arcade game.
Dragon Quest fans are gearing up for a lot of new content!
- Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai – Xross Blade is the Arcade title. Slated for a 2021 release.
- Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai – Tamashii no Kizuna is the Android/Ios game and is also set for 2021
- Infinity Strash – Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai as our main title, however, no release date or platform has been announced
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia
The announcement of a new Bakugan game has people excited!
Wayforward technologies of Shantae game fame are developing this game, promising an experience that fans of the series and newcomers alike can enjoy.
Bakugan is getting a Switch exclusive release on November 3rd.
Release Date: November 3
Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne
Re:Zero fans are sure to get a kick out of this one.
An original story showing a “what if” scenario. Many fans will find the new story refreshing!
Coming to Pc, Switch, and PS4 in Winter 2020.
Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing
Coming to Occulus Quest late 2020 and Oculus Rift, PSVR, and Steam VR 2021.
Little Witch Academia: VR Broom racing has been successfully crowdfunded. With an original release date slated for April 2020, this was pushed back due to complications arising to Covid-19.
However soon all of you with VR headsets will be able to enter the world of Little Witch Academia and fly to your heart’s content!
With its announcement back in June, little more has been revealed about Pokemon Unite.
You know that it will utilize a 5v5 battle system. On top of this, the game will feature crossplay between IOS, Switch, and Android.
However, that’s all that we really know at this point!
This is our first article on Anime video games, would you like to more? If so please tell us!
2020 has been a great year for Anime games! Let me know in the comments:
What is your favorite of the year has been or what you are most looking forward to?
As you know, beyond big mainstream titles like Dragon Ball Z and One piece, fewer anime games get released on the Xbox 1, Let me know whether you think this will change with the Xbox series X and what games you most want to see come to this platform!
Finally what anime games do you most want to see on the upcoming PS5?