Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Nov 252020

This week’s incredible announcement of NEO: The World Ends With You might only be the beginning of the exciting game announcements we have to discuss.

There are a surprising number of game events coming up as we approach the end of the year, so let’s take a look!

December 8 – Yakuza 15th Anniversary Live Stream

Our next big event is on December 18, when Sega will host a special live stream to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Yakuza series. In addition to celebrating the existing games, it will also include announcements about future plans.

It’s probably too early to hear about Yakuza 8 so soon after the last main entry, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they announce a new spin-off. (Personally, I’m hoping for Judgment 2.) It also would be a great chance for them to announce the hypothetical Kenzan Kiwami, which would also increase our chances of getting Kenzan in English.

…But let’s face it, no matter what they announce, I’ll almost certainly be excited for it. The series is that good.

December 10 – The Game Awards 2020

Two days later, 2020’s Game Awards ceremony will take place. The Game Awards always includes some new game announcements, and this one will supposedly feature the announcement of the rumored Silent Hill reboot.

It was also at the Game Awards in 2017 that Bayonetta 3 was first announced. After all this time, will we finally get a new trailer?

December 11-13 – Granblue Fantasy Fes 2020

Just a day after that is the start of Granblue Fantasy Fes 2020. It will run from the 11th to the 13th, and Cygames announced back in August that more details about Granblue Fantasy: Relink will be coming at this event.

December 20 – Falcom Day

And then on December 20, Falcom will hold its recently-announced Falcom Day 2020 Winter.

It is believed that the next Trails game will be officially revealed during this event. I’m nowhere near caught up on the series (and I probably can’t even read much about the game without risking spoilers), but I’m particularly interested in learning what they have in mind for the new combat system.

Maybe we’ll get an Ys announcement, too, or a game in one of Falcom’s other series. A Gurumin sequel, anyone? Anyone?

??? – Tales 25th Anniversary Live Stream

Finally, the live stream for the 25th anniversary of the Tales series doesn’t have a date yet, but I’m still betting on sometime in December since the anniversary itself is December 15. I’m still greatly hoping for Tales of Arise news.

Update: The Tales anniversary alive stream has been confirmed for December 15.

That’s a lot of video game events with potentially exciting announcements coming up before the end of the year! What are you looking forward to the most?

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