New video games release make 2020 slightly better than completely awful

From Assassin’s Creed to Spiderman, the arrival of these new video games next month are sure to get you excited

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a total dumpster fire.

But so far 2020 has been a great year for video games, and it still has much more to offer. 

Along with the new generation of consoles being released two months from now, consumers are just as excited for all the upcoming video game releases. There are too many to count, but here are a few games nearing their release that are really worth checking out.

“Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla”

The earliest release on this list is perfect for any fan of role-playing action games. Ubisoft’s highly successful Assassin’s Creed franchise goes full viking with their upcoming title, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” confirmed to release on Nov. 10 on all platforms. 

This 12th major installment into the series features a new combat system and a greater variety of enemies than ever before. Players will lead an army of Norsemen across the North Sea and on to the kingdoms of England to fight for the future of their clan. It’ll be set in the Dark Ages, and though it’s historically accurate it also implements Norse Mythology into the gameplay. 

“Spider-Man: Miles Morales”

If you enjoyed any of the Spider-Man games, or even the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” movie, you’ll definitely be interested in Insomniac Games’ next title, “Spider-Man: Miles Morales.” 

The game should feel similar to its 2018 prequel, but this updated version will feature Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man, so you can look forward to new suits and abilities, a standalone story, and more web-slinging action. 

As one of Playstation’s best exclusives, it will only be available for both the PS4 and PS5 on Nov. 12. 

“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War”

Activision is set to release its seventh installment to the Black Ops series, “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.” Due to drop on Nov. 13, it is projected to have a very successful release because of the franchise’s large player base. 

Surprisingly, the previous game Activision released last year is still the best selling game of 2020. It’s set in the early 1980s of the Cold War, and will bring back the feel of the original Black Ops as well as some modern features. The campaign will have multiple endings and players will also be able to fully customize their characters. 

Apart from this, multiplayer will support cross-platform and cross-generation, so all consoles both old and new will be able to play with each other.

“Cyberpunk 2077”

Last but definitely not least for 2020 releases, “Cyberpunk 2077” will be available on Nov. 19 on all platforms. 

All the way back in 2012, a cinematic trailer was released introducing the world of Cyberpunk. It was meant to attract expertise and talent to start the development, and ever since then the hype has been building. The world has been thrown into chaos in this dystopian future that takes place in Night City, California. 

Some gameplay footage was premiered in 2018, and it was revealed at the E3 convention in the following year that Keanu Reeves would be one of the main characters. It was vastly popularized, and as a result it became this year’s most anticipated release. 

The developers, CD Projekt RED, are also responsible for the critically praised “Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” so you can expect a lot of great things from this role-playing game.

“Halo Infinite”

The Halo series, another widely known franchise, is finally getting another continuation. Unfortunately, it’s not coming out this year as expected. 

“Halo Infinite” was planned to come out not too long after the Xbox Series X console on Nov. 10, but it has sadly been pushed back to 2021 because of complications caused by the pandemic. 

In “Halo Infinite,” the story will resume the story in the events following the previous game. Players will continue to play as the Master Chief, a super soldier and a pivotal leader to the human race. It’s reported to have a bigger campaign than that of Halo 4 and 5 combined, and supposedly it’ll be a very human experience. The game designers plan to develop more content for the game as time goes on, hence the name. 

In addition to an extensive campaign, the multiplayer mode will be free to play. It’ll be a fresh reboot for the series and should be one of the most anticipated Xbox exclusives of 2021.

While 2020 isn’t going in the direction most people expected, it sure is playing into the hands of gamers.