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Anticipated Video Games of 2024!

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Look, 2023 was a pretty great year for games, some might even say ,it was gaming’s greatest year of all time. Incredible titles came our way like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Baldur’s Gate III, and Alan Wake II and Starfield.

But let’s be honest as gamers we want more…no we need more! And it seems that great things are in store for us , spanning sequels and original titles alike, from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to Star Wars Outlaws and plenty more in between.

So get comfortable on your PC or console of choice — let’s look at my take on the most anticipated video games of 2024!

The Last of Us Pt. II Remastered (January 19)

Platform: PlayStation 5

If you’re looking to relive the intense events of The Last of Us Pt. II, you’re in luck! An official remastered version of the game is set to release in January. This new release includes the original’s DLC and a “roguelike survival mode” with random encounters, called “No Return.” And should you already own the original Pt. II, you can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 edition for a small fee.

 

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (January 26)

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Infinite Wealth, the latest game in the Yakuza series, aims to connect the violent and lighthearted games by featuring a dual storyline for both the legendary Kazuma Kiryu and the latest protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga. The game is packed with whimsical fights, numerous minigames, and island maintenance that is reminiscent of Animal Crossing… Yes, you read that right, Animal Crossing!

 

Tekken 8 (January 26)

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

If you’re not a fan of Tekken or fighting games in general, I still think you might want to check this one out. The trailer features Succession’s Brian Cox, who details the many times the games have seen fathers and sons toss each other off of mountains , you’ve got to see it and experience it, to believe it!

Regarding Tekken 8, it appears to stick to the script, Bandai Namco’s long-running fighter, albeit with a fresh coat of polish provided by the latest consoles and PC hardware. Tekken reliably serves up fun, whether you’re a button masher or skilled brawler, with one of the most diverse casts in the genre.

 

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (February 2)

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Let’s continue the 2018’s Batman: Arkham Knight narrative, focusing on DC Comics’ antiheroes such as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark. These characters will embark on a mission set in an expansive open-world Metropolis, assigned with the task of eliminating Brainiac and the Justice League members who have been subjected to mind control.

High Expectations here, especially launching nine years after Batman: Arkham Knight!

 

Skull & Bones (February 16)

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Skull and Bones is the next pirate adventure game from Ubisoft, the studio that brought you Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. Initially introduced in 2017, Skull & Bones has undergone a decade-long development process. Ubisoft has recently renewed its focus on this spinoff from the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

The game boasts thrilling features such as naval battles, the option to customize ships, and engaging online competitions against other squads. Positioned as a comprehensive maritime adventure, players can assemble a formidable crew, engage in intense naval warfare, and embark on daring hunts for colossal sea creatures.

Really keeping my fingers crossed for this one, with hope it delivers!

 

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (February 29)

Platform: PlayStation 5

While tampering with timeless classics is often ill-advised, the 2020 release of Final Fantasy VII Remake managed to impressively reinterpret the iconic PS One role-playing masterpiece. However, if you don’t particularly obsess over Final Fantasy, feel free to skip ahead!

The upcoming Final Fantasy VII Rebirth serves as the sequel to the 2020 Remake, which, as the name suggests, is itself a modernized version of the 1997 classic, Final Fantasy VII.

It may sound like a lot to take in, but for a substantial number of gamers, this stands out as their most eagerly awaited title of the year.

Playstation fanboys Rejoice!

 

Alone in the Dark (March 20)

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Yet another remastered title joins the fray with Alone in the Dark! This rejuvenated survival horror game from 1992 takes inspiration from Resident Evil, adopting an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective.

The concept of an Alone in the Dark remake was initially hinted at by THQ Nordic in 2022, and it wasn’t until August 2023 that we were provided with an in-depth preview of the game. During this reveal, two prominent stars set to feature in the reboot were unveiled.

 

Princess Peach: Showtime! (March 22)

Platform: Nintendo Switch

In the highly awaited Princess Peach: Showtime!, this year marks a significant milestone as Princess Peach finally steps into the spotlight with her first main console title. The game will immerse players in a captivating journey as Peach takes center stage in a stage play, showcasing her skills in sword fighting, culinary arts, and sleuthing for clues. Detective Peach? Swordfighter Peach? It seems there’s no limit to her talents!

Also waiting for a new Nintendo Switch 2 (or whatever it’s called) by the end of 2024, keeping my fingers crossed!

 

Star Wars Outlaws (TBA 2024)

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Hailing from the creators of blockbuster series such as Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, the team is set to make their debut in the expansive universe of Star Wars with the upcoming 2024 release, Star Wars Outlaws.

The early glimpses already portray a substantial venture, as evidenced by the extensive gameplay demo that introduces original characters and immersive environments. While it evokes familiar elements, the game boldly explores new territories. Here’s to eagerly anticipating great things!

 

Ark 2 (TBA 2024)

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC

Get ready for an unexpected lead role, as Vin Diesel is slated to take center stage in Ark 2, the sequel to the 2015 action-survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved. While players have been awaiting a glimpse of actual gameplay since the initial cinematic trailer announcement in 2020, the graphics reminiscent of Horizon Forbidden West are bound to captivate fans when the game is eventually released.

Please no more setbacks for this one!

 

Marvel’s Wolverine (TBA 2024)

Platform: PlayStation 5

In the wake of the recent Insomniac hack, my concerns about this upcoming release have grown. Will we get to play it in 2024?

While it remains uncertain whether Marvel’s Wolverine will be released in 2024 or later, the initial tease by Insomniac Games in 2021 has sparked hope for its eventual arrival.

The iconic lead of the X-Men is set to star in his own game developed by the creators of the highly acclaimed recent Spider-Man games. Though details are currently scarce, the prospect alone is enough to generate considerable excitement.

 

Avowed (August 2024)

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC

In the realm of action role-playing games, The Outer Worlds stood out as one of the best in 2019. Now, Obsidian Entertainment’s next venture, Avowed, appears to be their interpretation of Skyrim. Set within the Pillars of Eternity universe, aficionados of Obsidian Entertainment may identify it as the spiritual successor to the classic Baldur’s Gate series.

 

Fable 4 (TBA 2024 early 2025)

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC

Are we finally doing this… Do me and yourself a favor for this one? Watch the trailer!

 

GG’s

Written by: Gerald

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