Wow, 2023 has truly been a blast in the gaming universe! With just a few months to go, this year has already etched its name as one of the most thrilling for video game releases. From quirky indie titles to blockbuster hits and some epic remasters, we’ve seen it all. And let’s not forget those sequels that have kept us glued to our screens!
Now, as we peek into 2024, things look even more exciting. Trust us, you’re going to want to keep an eye on these upcoming gems. So, without further ado, here’s a sneak peek at the games that are set to make the next year unforgettable with their upcoming releases!
What makes a great video game?
There’s nothing quite like lounging on the sofa, headset on and snacks at the ready, diving into our favourite video games. But, what makes a game release not just good, but absolutely unmissable? While we all have our unique tastes, there are a few key ingredients that the crème de la crème of video games seem to share.
First off, for any game eyeing the top spot in the coming years, outstanding gameplay is non-negotiable. We’re talking intuitive controls, ingeniously designed levels, and a pace that keeps your heart racing. A subpar gameplay experience can really put a damper on things. Plus, a game that nails the multiplayer experience? Now that’s a recipe for hours of fun with friends.
But that’s not all. A great game needs to break the mould, offering something fresh and exciting – a departure from the run-of-the-mill. This is a call to game developers to venture into uncharted genres, weave engrossing stories with deep character development, and ensure the controls are as responsive as they are intuitive. And don’t worry about those looming assignments – a Royal Writer can take care of them, freeing you up to lose yourself in your favourite gaming worlds.
Top game releases to look forward to in 2024
Gaming enthusiasts are perpetually on the hunt for fresh adventures that offer a blend of captivating storylines and exhilarating challenges. If you’re in search of games that not only provide great flexibility but also reward you right off the bat, you’re in for a treat with our upcoming highlights.
In this section, we’re showcasing a selection of games that are set to be released in 2024. Each one expertly mixes fun with a touch of realism, promising an unforgettable gaming experience in the year ahead. Get ready to mark your calendars – these are the titles you won’t want to miss!
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Get ready to pack your bags for an exhilarating trip to Hawaii with the release of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth! If you were captivated by Yakuza: Like a Dragon, then this upcoming adventure is just what you’ve been waiting for. Our beloved protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, returns for an all-new escapade, and this time, he’s not alone. Joining him is Kazuma Kiryu, the original hero of the series, making this duo a force to be reckoned with.
Set for an early 2024 release, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth takes you on a journey across the globe, from the familiar streets of Japan to the sunny shores of Hawaii – a first for the franchise. It’s here in Hawaii that Kasuga embarks on a heartfelt quest to find and reunite with his mother, with Kiryu and a mix of old and new allies by his side.
The game stays true to its roots with its beloved turn-based RPG mechanics, ensuring a gameplay experience that’s both fresh and nostalgically satisfying. Plus, for those who love options, the game offers voiceovers in English, Japanese, and now, Chinese too!
Mark your calendars for 26 January 2024, because Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is set to hit the shelves for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC. Developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, this game is shaping up to be an epic blend of action, emotion, and of course, infinite wealth!
After an eight-year wait, the anticipation for Helldivers 2 is sky-high. With the original game setting a formidable benchmark in the gaming world, expectations for this sequel are massive. Although the trailers released so far tease a thrilling and authentic experience, there’s still a shroud of mystery about what exactly we can expect. For fans of intergalactic and gory shooters, this is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Mark your calendars for the initial release date of 8 February 2024. Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, Helldivers 2 is set to launch on PlayStation 5 and PC.
Persona 3 Reload
Get ready for a journey back to the dark, mysterious world of the Persona series with Persona 3 Reload, scheduled for release in 2024. This isn’t just any game – it’s a masterful remake of the iconic third instalment that captured the hearts of gamers worldwide. With Persona 3 Reload, you can expect an even more immersive experience, complete with an enthralling storyline and characters that resonate long after you’ve put down the controller.
This remake elevates the original with stunningly improved visuals, enhanced gameplay, and performance upgrades that bring the world of Persona 3 to life like never before. The Persona series, especially its third and fifth instalments, has seen a surge in popularity, and this remake is a breath of fresh air for both long-time fans and newcomers alike. For those who missed the original Persona 3 experience, this is the perfect opportunity to dive into one of the series’ most celebrated chapters.
While the remake doesn’t include the option to play as a female protagonist, as in the portable edition, it still stands as a must-play for fans and newcomers across the globe.
Mark your calendars for the initial release date of 2 February 2024. Persona 3 Reload will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC, developed by the talented teams at Atlus and P Studio.
Brace yourselves for one of the most eagerly awaited titles on our list – Palworld developed by the innovative Pocket Pair, Inc.. Set to make a splash in early 2024, this multiplayer game takes you to a realm where enigmatic creatures known as ‘Pall’ roam free. Often described by reviewers as ‘Pokémon with guns’, Palworld promises to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience that stands a notch above in terms of realism.
With an expected release in January 2024 on Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Series X and Series S, Palworld is not just another game on the horizon – it’s a phenomenon waiting to happen. Get ready for an incredible multiplayer and open-world survival crafting adventure, where befriending and collecting mysterious creatures is just the beginning.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
Gear up for the grand return to one of gaming’s most beloved sagas with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, masterfully crafted by Ubisoft Montpellier. This upcoming 2.5D platform action adventure marks the first major addition to the Prince of Persia series since 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Promising seamless cross-usability across a variety of consoles and platforms, this game is poised to captivate players with its exceptional gameplay and storyline that’s bound to leave a lasting impression.
In this thrilling side-scrolling adventure, players will experience action-packed gameplay where the protagonist can perform an array of dynamic moves, including ducking, sliding, and air-dashing across diverse platforms. The game is meticulously designed with hidden shortcuts and secret rooms, ensuring that players will be riveted to their screens for hours. It’s worth noting that The Lost Crown is neither a prequel nor a sequel but stands independently within the Prince of Persia universe.
This instalment introduces an original storyline infused with a fresh visual design inspired by urban culture and fashion. The game leans heavily into action, featuring intense boss battles and fast-paced platforming challenges.
Set your reminders for the initial release date of 15 January 2024. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be available on PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox Series X, and Series S.
The Wolf Among Us 2
Prepare for a thrilling journey back to the dark, enchanting world of Fabletown with The Wolf Among Us 2. This eagerly anticipated sequel in the acclaimed The Wolf Among Us series is set to make its grand debut in the coming year. After a long and tantalizing wait, fans are buzzing with excitement over its impending release.
Picking up from the dramatic events of its predecessor, The Wolf Among Us 2 promises to elevate the experience with enhanced visuals and even more engaging gameplay. This new chapter is set to envelop players in a more captivating and immersive atmosphere, perfect for diving deep into the gritty and morally complex world of the Fables.
Hailed by critics as potentially Telltale’s finest creation yet, the anticipation for The Wolf Among Us 2 is palpable. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the series, this game is poised to deliver an unforgettable narrative adventure.
Slated for release in 2024, the game will be available across a range of platforms including PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Mac operating systems. Developed by Telltale Games and AdHoc Studio, this is one tale you won’t want to miss.
The bottom line
While we’ve spotlighted some truly spectacular titles to get excited about in 2024, keep in mind that our list is just the tip of the iceberg for next year’s releases. There are countless other gems waiting to be discovered and eagerly anticipated. Games like Avowed, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and Star Wars Outlaws also promise to be incredible additions to any gamer’s library.
So, as we look ahead, it’s clear that the coming year is set to be an extraordinary one for the world of gaming releases. Whether you’re into epic adventures, immersive RPGs, or heart-pounding action, there’s something out there for everyone. Here’s to a year of fantastic gaming ahead!
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