2019 sees a steep decrease in the PC gaming revenue mainly due to the fact that there are fewer blockbusters than the recent years. However, this trend is going to change completely according to specialists, especially with the introduction of next-gen consoles and the release of a lot of triple-A titles, including several platformers games.

It's still early 2020 now, but there are a lot of promising platformer games already announced. So here we are with today's list of the 5 best platformer games that will come out in 2020. These games are the most worth-picking ones that you will not want to miss once they come out, so don't forget to bookmark this article.

Keep in mind that this is the early list of 2020, and we will continuously update it when new games launch in 2020. Without further ado, let's get into the first one:

5. Ori and the Will of the Wisp

Release date: March 11, 2020

Supported platforms: PC, Xbox One

Ori and the Will of the Wisp is the sequel to the 2015's extremely famous platformer Ori and the Blind Forest from the developer Moon Studios. The previous game has received a lot of praise and awards for its aesthetic visuals, harmonizing soundtracks and touching story, so people are very excited to see what its sequel can do.

However, Ori and the Will of the Wisp has experienced several delays, and recently in The Game Awards 2019, it's delayed again to the final release date of March 11, 2019. At least, the developer has given us a new gameplay trailer, and I must say, what Ori and the Blind Forest has done well, Ori and the Will of the Wisp will do better!

You can see its trailer down here:

Previously, we've known that Ori is a white fluffy creature that fell out to the Blind Forest from the sky. And this time, we'll take on the journey up to where it has fallen from to figure out the secret behind the identity of Ori. And the ascending journey to the sky is not going to be as smooth as the previous one, so Ori needs more abilities to help him.

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Ori with the help of the Owl to get back to where he was born

That's exactly what the cute creature will get: instead of only having a blob that shot firebolts at the enemies, Ori now has more weapons at his arsenal. From the trailer, you can see him using a light bow that shot light arrows, a wisp chain to pull out some tree branches and a light sword that he can use for satisfying combo. The platforming experience will also receive a lot of enhancements as well with the double-jump and the lightning-fast dash.

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Ori will have a lot of abilities in this sequel

Overall, Ori and the Will of the Wisp will be a must-try even if you are a fan of the series or not. It's still early until the game comes out, so you can get some experience of its gameplay via the previous title.

4. Dead Cells: The Bad Seed

Release date: TBA

Supported platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Dead Cells is the first title from the indie developer Motion Twin, and none of its creators can expect it to become the genre-defining game of the decade. Among all platformer games on this list, we can't find anything close to Dead Cells.

The game mainly famous for its roguelike actions mixed with some Souls-like element, and especially its permadeath mechanic that is both frustrating and addictive at the same time. Mixing all of that greatness together, Dead Cells has become a must-mention when talking about indie hits, permadeath roguelike game, and platformer games.

If you haven't played this game yet, have a look at its trailer below:

The success of Dead Cells has inspired Motion Twins to provide future supports to broaden its universe, and The Bad Seed is going to be their first effort. To be more specific, The Bad Seed is a new DLC to Dead Cells, which is basically a sequel to pick up what the original game has dropped. It will add two new biomes to the game, as well as tons of new weapons, enemies and reportedly new gameplay mechanics.

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The new DLC will bring more biomes and weapon to the original game

The concept of Dead Cells is you are going to control a bunch of viruses that control a body to dive find a way out of their imprisoning dungeons. On the way, you'll encounter a lot of enemies, where you'll take part in satisfying combats with fast-paced actions as well as the upgrades that you won't be able to reverse. Dying in this game means you will play it again from scratch from the bottom of the dungeon, and it's the only way to change your build path if you need it.

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The best permadeath game you can find in the industry

Dead Cells lie in our list of 10 best indie games of the decade, and it definitely worth a try!

3. Little Nightmare 2

Release date: TBA

Supported platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Little Nightmare 2 is a complete surprise to the gaming community, as the developer Tarsier Studio previously said that they didn't have any intention to make a sequel of their successful title Little Nightmare. However, a trailer of Little Nightmare 2 jumps out of nowhere in Gamescom 2019, which has spooked the entire community out with its eerie vibes of an old-school comics.

Doesn't have satisfying attacks or any outstanding gameplay mechanics, Little Nightmare stole the heart of fans with its hauntingly beautiful visual as well as the heart-racing moments where the evil trace you down in the dark atmosphere. You can catch some of those moments in its trailer below:

Little Nightmare tells the story of a young girl wearing a yellow raincoat namely Six, trapped in the mysterious vessel called Maw. However, she's not the only creature here, but there are also other children imprisoned here as well, and especially the haunting Janitor of the Maw - who was blind, but incredibly sensitive on the children's existence.

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The story of Little Nightmare is hauntingly scary in the smallest details

In general, Little Nightmare doesn't fear players with the jumpscare with detailed graphics like Outlast, but with the smallest but very obsessive details that you will quiver even just when recalling about it story. Picking up what it prequel has done well, Little Nightmare 2 will follow Six on a new journey with a new character named Mono. Even though Six has escaped from the Maw, the terrifying horror still follow for her outside of the vessel to the Black Tower - a secret facility run by a secret broadcaster.

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A new box-head boy is joining Six in this journey

From the last Gamescom, we haven't got any new information about Little Nightmare 2 yet, so we'll have to wait for a while to see when it will come out.

2. Psychonauts 2

Release date: TBA

Supported platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

The first Psychonauts game was launched 15 years ago, but even until now, people still asking for the new game in the franchise with how well the previous game has done with its story and gameplay. And at E3 2019, we've got some good news: Psychonauts 2 is under development, and will come out at an unknown date in 2020!

In order to have this game on board, the director Tim Schafer has to done a lot of jobs to make the game successfully funded on Fig. And of course, the developer Double Fine won't let his effort go down that easily, so we can expect Raz, his family, and his friends to come back strongly .

You can see the trailer of the game at E3 2019 below:

The previous story ends with the kidnapped of Lili's father - Truman, and Psychonauts 2 will pick up right where it has dropped. If you haven't known about this franchise, it follows the young boy Raz who has the special ability to 'invade' into the mental world of other people. Wonder what are happening inside one's mind? This one will be a great reference.

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Raz is the boy in the middle

The game will start with the mind-heist in the head of the dentist Loboto - the evil of the last game. Following Raz and his fellows from the last game, you'll figure out who is the one hiring Loboto to kidnap the Grand Head of the Psychonauts crew as well as Truman. Its gameplay mechanics are mainly Raz making use of his special abilities to fight monsters inside ones' minds. It includes Pyrokinesis (the power to control flame), Telekinesis (the power to move objects with your mind), as well as to make his way exploring their deepest secrets.

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He has multiple special abilities, including Pyrokinesis and Telekinesis

Psychonauts 2 still doesn't have a specific release date yet, but we can expect it to come out before 2021 starts.

1. Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course

Release date: TBA

Supported platforms: PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Cuphead's success is a surprise for many people since, through the first look, the game feels like an old-school Disney animated movies, and the developer Studio MDHR's marketing strategies for the game didn't have anything outstanding.

Nevertheless, its intriguing play styles has made the game outshined almost all platformer games at its initial launch and finally brought the developer the success that it might take forever to replicate. And since there's no way to replicate that success soon, the only choice is to make new DLC for new content, and The Delicious Last Course is going to strike at some times this year.

You can see its trailer below for more details on the game's looks:

Never seeing a dude with a cup head firing blast from his finger like he hasn't got the chances before? Cuphead will be your best illustration, as it follows the siblings Cuphead and Mugman on the journey to survive against the debts that they have to pay due to their stupidity in the Devil's Casino. Its story is already intriguing enough, but even gets crazier when it comes to gameplay.

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Cuphead and his brother has to fight against their debt with the Devil

At first, it feels very simple with a jump, a double-jump, a couch and one button to fire blast from your finger. However, it soon gets wild with insane amounts of enemies, as well as the crazy bosses that will beat you down over and over again. All of its action happens in classic visuals of Disney cartoons, and every character (and boss) has their unique facial expression that makes you feel like you're enjoying a movie while guiding your character at once.

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The whole world of Cuphead feels like an old Disney cartoon

The new DLC - The Delicious Last Course will not make any changes to its gameplay mechanics, but will give you several new levels, bosses and one new playable cuphead - Ms. Chalice. A girl joining the crew will definitely make the cupheads' journey brighter!

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The DLC adds a new female character - Ms. Chalice to the finger-blasting crew!


That's the cap of today's list of the best 2020 platformer games. If you think we've missed any titles, don't forget to let us know in the comment section below. We'll add more platformer games to the list in the future, so don't forget to bookmark this.