It’s a new month and that means one thing…. There are a whole host of exciting new games making their debut in the coming days and weeks. While we recently looked at the biggest games debuting in 2024, we now turn our attention to the month of January, to look at the promising new additions that will be made available to all kinds of gamers. So, with fighters, RPGs, action adventures and more on offer, let’s move on to the first games to look for in 2024.
War Hospital (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Jan. 11
Developer Brave Lamb Studio kicks off the month with the launch of its isometric RTS title based on World War I. This game, known as War Hospital, asks players to run and operate a field hospital in the Great War. By leading a troop of medical corps and guiding them through dangerous environments, all in an effort to help those in need, this looks to be a unique take on a war survival experience.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch) – Jan. 18
Ubisoft continues its series of debuting one AAA title a month with the return of its famous action-adventure series. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown revolves around the warrior Sargon who is tasked with traveling to time-corrupted Mount Qaf, all in an effort to rescue the Prince of Persia himself, who has been kidnapped. With fast-paced action, diverse platforming and several challenging types of enemies, The Lost Crown will be one of the biggest games of the month.
Turnip Boy robs a bank (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch) – Jan. 18
Turnip Boy and the Pickled Gang are back and this time expanding their criminal lives by trying their hands as bank robbers. This latest title in the cute but worrying series asks players to plan a heist, shake down hostages, steal valuables and all while navigating the complex depths of the Botanical Bank in hopes of securing a payday like never before.
New Cycle (PC) – Jan. 18
Developer Core Engage aims to be one of the first to debut a project in 2024, as its strategic city-builder, New Cycle, comes to PC this month. In this game, players must lead and grow a civilization that survives in the aftermath of a catastrophic solar flare, and involves starting from scratch and using human intuition and resilience to ensure the survival of a tribe of people.
The Last of Us: Part II Remastered (PS5) – Jan. 19
You know the story and have probably played it before, but if not, The Last of Us: Part II Remastered is the perfect opportunity to do so. This version of the famous action-adventure game includes some welcome visual and performance enhancements, but more importantly, includes a variety of new ways to play and enjoy the title in the form of Lost Levels that provide a glimpse into early development and a No Return roguelike mode that uses random encounters to challenge players. Needless to say, this will be an upgrade you don’t want to miss.
The Cub (PC, PS4, PS5) – Jan. 19
Inspired by classic and challenging Sega games from the 1990s, Demagog Studio’s The Cub is a platform game in which players parkour through the devastated remains of humanity while being pursued by the ultra-rich remnants of civilization that fled to Mars to escape a devastating ecological disaster. Because each level also seeks to tell a story, this title includes environmental puzzles and a soundtrack said to reflect an apocalypse wave theme.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (PC, Ps4, Xbox One, Switch) – Jan. 25
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, the ultimate courtroom combat series, brings together three of the series’ most famous entries in one mega-collection with updated HD graphics and a few other special bonuses to boot. If you’ve never had the chance to enjoy this iconic series, this trilogy is an ideal place to start.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Jan. 26
Featuring one of the most memorable reveals of all time, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth brings together Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu for one epic story in which players can thrive and bask in the Hawaiian sun. With promising fast-paced RPG combat, plenty of mini-games to enjoy and even the ability to further explore Japan, this title looks to be the next great leap forward for the Yakuza series.
Tekken 8 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Jan. 26
January brings an end to a few epic months for fighting fans. After Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1, Bandai Namco also debuts Tekken 8, continuing the longest-running story in gaming and bringing 32 new and beloved fighters to the forefront to take on battles with new mechanics and systems, all with stunning high-fidelity graphics. With multiple modes to dive into, you won’t want to miss Tekken 8.
That’s the end of yet another installment of Games To Look For, be sure to check back in a month to see what February 2024 has to offer gamers around the world.