2023 has been and gone, and with that being the case, all eyes are now firmly on this next calendar year. 2024 doesn’t seem to be as stacked as 2023, but this doesn’t change the fact that there are some absolute corks to look forward to. So with 12 months of games coming up, here are the games to look forward to in 2024.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch) – Jan. 18
The Prince of Persia is back…. Sort of. Ubisoft returns to its famous platform series, albeit with a different protagonist up front. The Lost Crown explores what happens when the prince is taken, leaving a crew of powerful immortals with the task of finding and rescuing the iconic character.
The Last of Us: Part II Remastered (PS5) – Jan. 19
It’s official, The Last of Us now has more remasters/remakes than actual games. Make of that what you will, but if you haven’t experienced Naughty Dog’s acclaimed sequel yet, now is the time. The Last of Us: Part II Remastered comes with a new roguelike mode, updated graphics and more and takes us back to the zombie apocalypse in January.
Tekken 8 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Jan. 26
2023 was a great year for fighters, but one of the big three decided to save the newest release until 2024. Tekken 8 brings us more of those 3D battles we love with new and returning characters, fresh gameplay and a story mode, along with a host of other features that make us excited to play Tekken 8 at the beginning of the year.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – Jan. 26
Kicking off your reveal trailer with a naked protagonist is certainly one way to sell a game, but it’s exactly that kind of eccentricity that keeps us coming back to the Like a Dragon series time and time again. We’ve launched a few Like a Dragon games in 2023, but Infinite Wealth is the next mainline entry in the series and will be one of the longest games in it.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Feb. 2
After numerous delays, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is almost here. Initially this looter-shooter from Rocksteady received a lot of criticism, but more recently it seems that some improvements have been made. Whether that’s enough to keep this game up there with the heights of the Arkham franchise remains to be seen, but you can see for yourself in February.
Persona 3 Reload (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – Feb. 2
With Persona 5 Tactica arriving in late 2023, Atlus is further exploring its Persona series with Persona 3 Reload in February. This new version of the famous RPG offers improved graphics and gameplay, while expanding the iconic and beloved original story with additional voiceover and new interactions and scenes.
Helldivers 2 (PC, PS5) – Feb. 8
PlayStation will do the unthinkable in early 2024. To kick off its portfolio for the year, Helldivers 2 will launch simultaneously on PS5 and PC, which is a huge change considering PC players often have to wait about 18 months before they can check out the latest PlayStation exclusive. In this action shooter, players shoot down monsters and aliens in a hostile galaxy, all in the name of freedom.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Feb. 13
Don’t Nod made the very intelligent decision to forgo a November launch for Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, instead targeting February as the perfect place to debut its promising action-adventure game instead. With a God of War-like gameplay style and setup, this supernatural, story-driven title takes players to a mythical 17th-century North America to hunt ghosts and ghouls and protect the pioneers in this dangerous new land.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Switch) – Feb. 16
Nintendo laid out its plans for a whole series of Mario universe games in the latest Nintendo Direct of 2023, and as part of that we got our first look at the upcoming return of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. No, this isn’t a game about climbing scaffolding and dodging barrels, it’s a remade Game Boy Advance puzzle game in which Mario must use his platforming skills to retrieve stolen mini-marios taken by the giant ape.
Skull and Bones (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Feb. 16
We’re pretty sure Ubisoft will want to release this game in 2024, but judging by recent developments, we could be dead wrong. Skull and Bones takes players to the Seven Seas as they plunder and pillage and battle their way to infamy in this pirate ice simulator first conceived after the brilliant Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag took the world by storm.
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth (PS5) – Feb. 29
Square Enix is getting ready to put the long-awaited sequel to Final Fantasy VII: Remake in the hands of fans. Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is the second of three chapters that give us a fresh take on the famous JRPG, and sees Cloud and the gang explore new places and meet new people as they continue to stop Sephiroth’s world-control efforts.
Alone in the Dark (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – March 20
Originally scheduled to debut in 2023, Alone in the Dark decided to wait until the new year before making its debut, before getting another delay to avoid vacation problems for the developers. With David Harbour and Jodie Comer as the two protagonists, this survival-horror game aims to start the year with terror.
Princess Peach: Showtime (Switch) – March 22
The past year has seen a bit of a Mario rebirth, with Super Mario Bros. Wonder, a remaster of the Super Mario RPG, and of course the bombastic success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. In March, it’s Peach’s turn to take some of that spotlight, as she shines in her own game and fights Grape and the Sour Bunch to save the Sparkle Theatre.
Rise of the Ronin (PS5) – March 22
The acclaimed studio behind the Nioh and Ninja Gaiden games is giving us something different next year. Rise of the Ronin follows an unnamed warrior making his own way through 19th-century Japan, and features a beautiful world, an epic story and some new, dynamic and accessible combat mechanics. If you’re looking for an authentic take on Japan, keep your eye on this one.
Black Myth: Wukong (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Aug. 20
Black Myth: Wukong impressed us from the very first trailer and looks to be a visually stunning game in which we play the role of the Monkey King himself in an adaptation of the 16th-century novel Journey to the West. We fight monsters and travel through a vivid fantasy world in this Soulslike from Chinese developer Game Science.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II (PC, PS5, Xbox series) – Sept. 9
Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a biological tank? Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II aims to appease the battle fantasy of so many when it arrives in September, with players taking on the role of Titus as he slices and shoots through hordes of Tyranids threatening the security of the Empire.
Ark II (PC, Xbox series) – 2024
With Vin Diesel as executive producer and him playing a key role in the story, Ark II has a lot of ambition when it comes to the story, gameplay and more. Recently delayed so Wildcard Studios could improve the game, there will be some substantial differences between Ark II and its predecessor. Soulslike combat, strict third-person mechanics and only primitive weapons are just some of the ways your dino-survival experience will change next year.
Acknowledged (PC, Xbox series) – 2024
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a fantasy RPG from Obsidian, but next year will hopefully end that wait with the release of Avowed. Set in the same world as Pillars of Eternity, Avowed takes us on an epic journey to the Living Lands to investigate rumors of a spreading plague.
Greedfall 2: The Dying World (PC, PS5, Xbox series) – 2024
Despite its title, Greedfall 2: The Dying World is actually a prequel, set three years before the first game’s story. This time, instead of playing as one of the colonizers, we take on the role of one of the colonized Teer Fradee people and find ourselves uprooted from the land we once called home. With improved choices in the story and smarter AI in the gameplay, fans of the first Greedfall will want to look forward to the prequel/sequel.
Hades II (PC) – 2024
The original Hades won a slew of awards in 2020. It’s safe to say expectations are high for the sequel, but as Supergiant Games plans to launch Hades II next year, we can’t say we’re anything but excited. Since we are now trying to break into the underworld instead of getting out, there will be new enemies, friendly faces, additional mechanics and more.
Little Nightmares 3 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – 2024
Supermassive Games is taking over as lead developer of the indie horror franchise, now that Tarsier has moved on to greener pastures. But just because a new studio is behind this upcoming threequel doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look forward to the return of the series’ signature unsettling and creepy horror elements.
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Switch) – 2024
You may know this game as Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD or Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, but whatever name you know it by, this title is the updated version of the sequel to the first Luigi ghost hunting game. With updated HD graphics and a story preserved from when the title first debuted in 2013, this game aims to bridge Luigi’s Mansion fans until the fourth game finally, and hopefully, arrives.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Remaster (Switch) – 2024
As we get closer and closer to the launch of what we really hope will become known as the Super Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has given us many updated versions of former iconic titles. Next on this list is Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, which returns with improved graphics and gives players the chance to relive this wonderful adventure.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (PC, Xbox Series) – 2024
GSC Game World has faced development challenges like few expected two years ago, as the developer has been tasked with creating its S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sequel while facing a large-scale military invasion. But this is not stopping the team from putting a lot of work and effort into this sequel, which is expected to debut sometime this year.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (PC, Xbox series) – 2024
Ninja Theory has taken the time to create the sequel to the amazing Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and judging by the glimpses of gameplay we’ve already seen, it’s been all for the best. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 continues the adventure of the psychosis-ridden protagonist as she explores a tormented and disturbing Viking Iceland.
South Park: Snow Day (PC, PS5, Xbox series) – 2024
It’s been a while since we’ve had a new game set in South Park, but Snow Day looks to be just that. Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny are back and in 3D form, for an adventure in which the gang basks in a whiteout while they must save the world while school is canceled due to icy weather.
Star Wars Outlaws (PC, PS5, Xbox series) – 2024
Massive has been incredibly busy lately, with the developer only debuting Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora in December. But in 2024 we can look forward to the promising Star Wars Outlaws, an action-adventure title that revolves around a new character in A Galaxy Far, Far Away, and sees players fleeing an ever-advancing empire.
The Wolf Among Us 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – 2024
Telltale is back. After a few very turbulent years, the narrative adventure game developer gave us The Expanse: A Telltale Series last year, and now plans to finally debut the long-awaited sequel to The Wolf Among Us this year. With Bigsby and the gang returning, The Wolf Among Us 2 is looking for the next chapter of the fairy tale fantasy crime story.
2024 is looking for numerous promising video games, so be sure to join us as we dig deeper into the new releases for each respective month, starting with January.