2023 has been an incredible year for the world of gaming, and 2024 will feature a number of hotly anticipated releases as well.
Our Most Anticipated Games of 2024 list will make sure you are ready and raring to go for the biggest games to come out next year – no multi-page clickthrough required.
An all-new story in the Homeworld universe awaits with the upcoming release of Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Publishing’s Homeworld 3.
A galactic scale awaits, giving players the chance to assume control and take part in fleet combat. The world is yours to explore, with complete strategic freedom at your fingertips. Be warned, though; megaliths, particle storms, and dangerous trench runs all provide dangerous conditions
Homeworld 3 will strive to provide an immersive cinematic experience, one that builds upon the iconic 3D RTS gameplay with cover-based tactics and physics-based ballistics simulation. Also new to Homeworld 3 is a cooperative mode that combines the series’ strategic gameplay with roguelike challenge and progression.
Homeworld 3 will come out for the PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on March 8.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Square Enix returns to the world of Final Fantasy VII with the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
The successor to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will have will continue the story of Cloud Strife after his escape from Midgar. An open-world environment away from the confines of the city awaits, with players hitching rides on Chocobos, taking part in new minigames, and truly getting immersed in its world.
For longtime fans of the original JRPG, they’ll be pleased to see the appearance of fan favorites Cait Sith and Vincent Valentine.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come out for the PlayStation 5 on February 29.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
The next mainline chapter of the Like a Dragon series awaits with the release of Ryu ga Gotoku and SEGA’s Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.
Ichiban Kasuga is joined by Kazuma Kiryu in the Isezaki Ijincho district of Yokohama and Honolulu City in Hawaii.
Turn-based combat complete with class-based “jobs” will make their appearance, with Kazuma Kiryu in particular possessing te ability to temporarily perform real-time combat.
The signature minigames of the series will also make their return, with karaoke, darts and mahjong joined by the “Crazy Delivery” food delivery game, the “Sujimon Battle” Pokemon parody, and the dating app “Miss Match.” There’s even a major mini-game in the form of “Happy Resort Dondoko Island;” just the thing for players to get lost in during these cold winter months.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 26.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Rocksteady Games, after leading the superhero genre with the Batman Arkham series, is back once again with the release of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League in 2024.
DC Comics fans will no doubt be familiar with Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark, and all are playable in an open world version of Metropolis.
One can fly solo or with others as they team up with Wonder Woman to free the Justice League from Brainiac’s control. If that’s not enough fan service, Kevin Conroy’s last performance can be heard in this title – an absolute must for Batman fans.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 2.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament enters a new generation with the release of Arika and Bandai Namco’s TEKKEN 8 in 2024.
32 characters will step into the ring, including newcomers Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo, Reina, and Victor Chevalier. Of course, fan favorites like Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Sergei Dragunov, Kazuya Mishima, and even King II will make their apperance once more.
This isn’t a simple retread, either; TEKKEN 8 has been rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5. The title will also feature new tweaks like the new “Heat” gauge system, stage destruction, and a focus on aggressiveness – just the thing to let loose.
TEKKEN 8 will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 26.
Persona 3 Reload
Originally released back in the PlayStation 2 era, P-Studio and Atlus West are returning to the Dark Hour with the release of their overhauled JRPG Persona 3 Reload.
Players will set out to defeat Shows as part of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (S.E.E.S.), climbing Tartarus and forming Social Links across its world. The game sets out to combine deep RPG elements (including turn-based combat) with social simulation gameplay, making for a unique experience.
For those who played the title back then, a number of quality of life improvements have been made atop its graphical overhaul. Put simply, this is one title adventurers old and new do not want to miss.
Persona 3 Reload will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 2.
Dragon’s Dogma 2
Hideaki Itsuno returns to the world of fantasy with the release of Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma 2.
Featuring swords, bows, and chant magick, players can choose from a number of different vocations that let players approach combat however they choose.
Powered by RE Engine, this title will feature content that was cut from the original Dragon’s Dogma due to technology limitations. As a result, Itsuno states the title will provide a more immersive experience with accurate physics, smart character AI, and advanced graphics.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on March 22.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
A game 15 years in the making, Ukranian developer GSC Game World returns to the world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with the release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl.
The dangers of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone await, forcing players as a lone stalker to make a number of difficult choices that will determine their fate in this post-apocalyptic world. Multiple story paths will ensure that no two playthroughs are the same.
This isn’t just for show; S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl takes advantage of this new tech with photorealistic graphics and a 64-km squared zone. There are also more than 30 different types of weapons one can use, along with different modifications – just the thing to take down its many different mutated creatures.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl will come out for the Xbox Series X|S and PC in Q1 2024. The game will also be on Xbox Game Pass when it launches.
Rise of the Ronin
The latest project by Team Ninja, Rise of the Ronin will transport players to Japan during its darkest hour.
Set during the final years of the Edo period, players will wield katanas and war firearms as a custom character. A number of choices must be made during this action RPG, allowing players to pick a side and affecting the overall story.
Team Ninja said that this is their most ambitious project to date; we look forward to seeing what they have in store next year.
Rise of the Ronin will come out for the PlayStation 5 on March 22.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
Rabbit and Bear Studios and 505 Games continue the legacy of Konami’s Suikoden series with its spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
Directed and produced by Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will throw players into a war as they form a party to take on the Galdean Empire. This title lives up to its predecessor with an intricate story and more than 100 characters; after all, variety is the spice of life.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23.
Honorable Mention – Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC
While there is not much known about this DLC expansion for FromSoftware and Bandai Namco’s Elden Ring, we’re eager to dive into Shadow of the Erdtree when it hopefully launches in 2024.
According to Kadokawa Corporation’s latest financial earnings presentation (courtesy of IGN):
“We are currently working hard on the development of DLC for Elden Ring but we have not announced a release date at this time. Development is proceeding smoothly.”Kadokawa Corporation