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17 Mar 2020

Games Arriving this Week: DOOM Eternal, Animal Crossing, Half-Life Alyx & more

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DOOM: Eternal

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Half-Life: Alyx

2020 hasn’t started the way that most people had expected, and after all the major delays being announced over the past few months, we're now dealing with a worldwide viral outbreak.

It's been pretty hard on the gaming community, as we've been hit with delays for Cyberpunk 2077DOOM: Eternal, Dying Light 2 and much, much more.

While some of these titles have been delayed indefinitely, others have been given a new release date or an elusive release window.

But things are finally starting to look up, with a host of major titles primed to drop in March 2020.

Continue reading for all the details on March's upcoming games.

DOOM: Eternal

The seventh main title instalment of the DOOM franchise is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on 20 March 2020, and it looks set to raise the stakes on the critically-acclaimed 2016 reboot.

the Hell Knight is a formidible foe

DODGE & SURVIVE: You will need to learn the new gameplay quickly to avoid disaster

You will have to use every tool at your disposal in order to survive, and boy are there a lot.

Bethesda and id Software have also created an upgraded Doom Slayer, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy to rip and tear your way through the hordes of Hell.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

With a release date of 20 March 2020, we don’t have to wait much longer to start exploring the vibrant and intoxicating world of Animal Crossing again.

Players can explore a whole new world in the new game.

GLORIOUS GRAPHICS: New Horizons will be the crispest yet

Animal Crossing has long been a staple franchise for Nintendo and is nearing its 20th anniversary.

The latest instalment, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, looks like to breath a new lease of life into the iconic game series.

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is primed to launch on 23 March 2020, so players may need to order themselves a headset before their pre-order's arrive.

FOR THE RESISTANCE: Half-Life: Alyx will see you help the resistance battle the Combine on the streets of city 17

Valve recently invited Tested's founders Will Smith and Norman Chan to play a few hours of the upcoming game on a bunch of different PC VR headset systems.

To cut a long story short, the Index controllers (as expected) seemed like the best way to play.

A lot of game elements involve throwing, and since the Index controllers are strapped to your hands, you can completely release your grip when playing.