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5 Best Games of January 2024

2023 was an incredible year for gaming, but 2024’s looking to be no slouch either. On that note, here are Gamers Heroes’ 5 best games of January 2024. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

5 Best Games of January 2024

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Ryu Ga Gotoku and SEGA are keeing the long-running Like a Dragon series of games going strong with the release of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth in January.

Coming back from Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Ichiban Kasuga is back on the scene – albeit in Hawaii. No need to worry, though; both Kazuma Kiryu and Japan also make an appearance as well.

Gameplay features a turn-based combat system that has players choosing from a number of different “Jobs” (think classes), while Summons can be called in via the “Poundmates” system. True to series form, there’ll be plenty of things to do – expect karaoke, darts, and the Crazy Delivery food delivery system. There’s even the island management sim Happy Resort Dondoko – just the thing to shake off the winter blues.

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, 2024.

TEKKEN 8

The King of Iron Fist Tournament returns once more with the release of Arika and Bandai Namco’s TEKKEN 8.

With a focus on aggressiveness, this one-on-one fighter will feature a “Heat” gauge system, a new juggle combo extender, stage destruction, and all new character models that utilize all the shiny perks of Unreal Engine 5.

Speaking of characters, there’ll be 32 characters as part of TEKKEN 8’s base roster. There’ll even be some new faces in the form of Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo, Jack-8, Reina, and Victor Chevalier – just the thing to spice things up.

TEKKEN 8 will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Januayr 26, 2024.

Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes

Gamers Heroes has scored the Under Night series of fighting games favorably, and Type-Moon, Arc System Works, and French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes looks to continue the trend.

The first numbered sequel in the series, 24 total characters will make their appearance. New faces join the roster as well, with Moonlight Dancer “Twin Barrel Beauty” Kaguya, Indomitable Rampart “Steel Guardian” Tsurugi, and Endless Entity “Eternal Re-Birth” Kuon making an appearance.

This isn’t just for show; all characters boast new moves, game mechanics like Creeping Edge and Celestial Vorpal add depth, and there’s even rollback netcode for silky smooth online play.

Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 25.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Capcom returns to Apollo Justice’s adventures in the courtroom with the release of the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy in January.

The complete Apollo Justice package, this trilogy features the 14 episodes of “Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney,” “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies,” and “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice,” on top of the two previously DLC-only Special Episodes.

New to these games? Players will be able to enter the courtroom as they follow the lawyer Apollo through the Dark Age of the Law. Even those that have experienced the turnabout courtroom will be able to experience new content in the form of the Orchestra Hall, Art Library, and Animation Studio.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 25.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Featuring art by Jean-Christophe Alessandri and rmusic by Mentrix and Gareth Coker (Ori and the Will of the Wisps), Ubisoft Montpellier return to the Prince of Persia series with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

Much like previous entrieis, this 2.5D side-scrolling title lets the protagonist Sargon deftly navigate platforms. With his pair of blades, he can parry and utilize the new Sargon’s Athra’s Glow mechanic. There’s also the signature time-based powers, and players will be able to utilize different MetroidVania elements throughout its interconnected world.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 18.

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