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Besiege

Besiege

Release date: 2020

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Spiderling Studios

Besiege is a strategy sandbox video game developed and published by Spiderling Studios for Windows, OS X and Linux. The game was released on 18 February 2020, which followed a five-year long early access phase. The game allows players to build outlandish medieval siege engines to pit against castles or armies. Players select from a collection of mechanical parts that can be connected together to build a machine. Each level has a goal, such as "destroy the windmill" or "kill 100 soldiers". Althou…

Beyond Blue

Release date: 2020

Genres: Adventure, Educational

Publishers: E-Line Media

Beyond Blue is an educational underwater diving adventure game developed and published by American studio E-Line Media, who had formerly developed Never Alone. The game was inspired by the BBC's Blue Planet II nature documentary series. It was released on iOS on April 17, 2020 and on Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 11, 2020. It received mixed to positive critical reviews praising its quality for an educational game, but criticizing its short length and its graphics.

Bugsnax

Release date: 2020

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Bugsnax is an upcoming adventure video game developed by independent game studio Young Horses. In the game, players explore a mysterious island and attempt to find and capture the eponymous half-bug-half-snack creatures. The game was unveiled via an announcement trailer shown during Sony's PlayStation 5 livestreamed reveal event on June 11, 2020. British indie pop band Kero Kero Bonito performed the game's theme song, which was featured in the announcement trailer. The game is currently set for …

Boyfriend Dungeon

Release date: 2020

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

Publishers: Kitfox Games

Boyfriend Dungeon is an upcoming dungeon crawler-dating sim indie game developed and published by Kitfox Games. Taking place in an urban fantasy setting, the player character must fight through dungeons with the help of a human partner who can transform into a sentient weapon. Outside of dungeons, the player can date their partner in visual novel-style sequences that increase their power in combat. It is scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Bravely Default 2

Release date: 2020

Genres:

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Publishers:

Bravely Default II is an upcoming role-playing video game developed by Claytechworks and published by Square Enix in Japan, with Nintendo handling the release in the Western territories for the Nintendo Switch. It is scheduled for release worldwide on February 26, 2021.

Beyond a Steel Sky

Release date: 2020

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Revolution Software

Beyond a Steel Sky is a 2020 cyberpunk science fiction adventure game developed by Revolution Software. It is a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky, a point-and-click adventure game created in 1994.Set ten years after the events of the first game, the protagonist Robert Foster returns to Union City. Revolution Studios CEO Charles Cecil has said that the game examines how an AI would interpret a prime directive to make people happy.Beyond a Steel Sky was developed using Unreal Engine 4. It was releas…

Badiya

Badiya

Release date: 2020

Genres: Survival

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Publishers: Semaphore

Badiya (Arabic: بادية‎, lit. 'Badia') is an upcoming open world survival video game title developed by Saudi developer Semaphore. The title refers to two different games with the same settings and content. The first game, entitled Badiya: Desert Survival, is a single-player sandbox survival RPG planned to be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. An Early Access beta was launched via Steam on 11 November 2016.The second game, entitled Badiya: Battle Royale, is a multiplayer…

Bleeding Edge

Release date: 2020

Genres: Team brawler

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox One

Publishers: Xbox Game Studios

Bleeding Edge is a multiplayer online combat video game being developed by British developer Ninja Theory and published by Xbox Game Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. The game launched on 24 March 2020.A technical alpha test was announced to begin on 27 June 2019, for those who have signed up via the Bleeding Edge website.

Black Mesa

Black Mesa

Release date: 2020

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Publishers: Crowbar Collective

Black Mesa is a first-person shooter video game, developed and published by Crowbar Collective. It is a third-party remake of Half-Life (1998) in the Source game engine. Originally published as a free mod in September 2012, the game was given approval by Valve (the developers of Half-Life) for a commercial release. The commercial version was first published as an early access title in May 2015 and had its full release in March 2020 for Microsoft Windows and Linux, with future plans for a macOS v…

Baldo

Release date: 2020

Genres: Action, Adventure, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox One

Publishers: Naps Team

Baldo is an upcoming action-adventure role-playing video game developed and published by Naps Team. It will be released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The Switch version of the game will be released first in summer 2020 as a timed console exclusive.Inspired by The Legend of Zelda and Studio Ghibli's movies, it is an action adventure RPG, with puzzles, exploration and combat, set in a crafted hand-drawn open world.

Ballz

Release date: 2020

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers: Ketchapp

Ballz is an endless round mobile game published by Ketchapp. It is available on iOS and Android.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Release date: 2020

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Inti Creates

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is a platform video game developed and published by Inti Creates. It was released for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on July 10, 2020. It is the sequel to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and a spin-off of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The game's graphics and gameplay are done in an 8-bit retro style meant to mimic the early Castlevania games. The game received largely positive reviews from critics praising the game's visuals and gamep…

Black Book

Release date: 2020

Genres: Adventure, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: HypeTrain Digital

Black Book is an upcoming adventure role-playing video game, developed by Morteshka and published by HypeTrain Digital. The game is planned to be released in 2020.Taking place in 19th century Russia, the game is heavily inspired by Russian folklore. To ensure the authenticity in depiction of myths and real-life locations, the developers worked alongside Russian anthropologists.

Battletoads

Release date: 2020

Genres: Action

Publishers: Xbox Game Studios

Battletoads is a beat 'em up video game developed by Dlala Studios under supervision of Rare and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is a reboot of the Battletoads series, and the first new entry in 26 years following 1994's Battletoads Arcade. The game was released on August 20, 2020 for Xbox One and Windows platforms and on November 10, 2020 for Xbox Series X/S platforms.

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Release date: 2020

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

Publishers:

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is a tactical role-playing game developed by Matrix Software and published by Happinet. It is a sequel to the 1998 PlayStation game Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena, and features the same core gameplay with a new setting. The player chooses one of six nations of the continent of Runersia and must guide it to conquer the others and unify the land using powerful Rune Knights and their summoned monsters. The game was released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on …

Bite the Bullet

Release date: 2020

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Graffiti Games

Bite the Bullet is an upcoming RPG roguelite shooter in development by Mega Cat Studios. It is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch on August 13, 2020 and for Xbox One on August 14, 2020. The game is a run, gun, and eat, and features arcade-inspired run and gun action combined with various eating mechanics.

Bless Unleashed

Release date: 2020

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox One

Publishers: Bandai Namco Entertainment, NEOWIZ

Bless Unleashed is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Round 8 Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the Xbox One. It is a reboot of Bless Online. Similarly, Unleashed uses a free-to-play business model. The game was released on March 12, 2020, with early access to the game available via paid Founders Packs on the Xbox One, and for the PlayStation 4 on October 22, 2020 and is also be released for PC/Steam at a later date.

Bokuhime Project

Release date: 2020

Genres: Adventure

Publishers: Nippon Ichi Software

Bokuhime Project is a mystery adventure video game developed by Wizard Soft, and published by Nippon Ichi Software on April 23, 2020 in Japan for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The player takes the role of a young man who infiltrates a school for refined young ladies by enrolling as a female student to investigate an incident involving his sister. As part of their investigation, the player aims to get a seat in an influential organization at the school, and thereby needs to improve their…