The Hottest Games Set to Launch in 2024

2023 was a standout year for gaming, with hits like “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” “Baldur’s Gate III,” and “Alan Wake II.” But hey, let’s talk about 2024, which looks even more promising.

The lineup for next year is already shaping up to be a mix of exciting sequels and fresh, original games. From “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth” to “Star Wars Outlaws,” there’s a lot to look forward to. And hey, we might even see the Nintendo Switch 2 make its debut (though you’ll have to wait a bit longer for “Grand Theft Auto 6”).

There are already a bunch of big titles on the horizon for 2024, and we’re just getting started. Below are some of the top picks to watch out for, and we’ll keep updating this list as more games are announced throughout the year.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Release Date: January 11, 2024

Ubisoft is bringing back “Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown,” blending the charm of the classic side-scrollers with the depth of modern 3D games. Add in some Metroid-like exploration, and you’ve got yourself an adventure to dive into.

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC, PS4, XB1

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Release Date: February 2, 2024

Rocksteady Studios, known for the “Batman: Arkham” series, is back with an open-world Justice League game. But here’s the twist: you’re playing as the Suicide Squad, tasked with stopping a brainwashed Justice League. It’s been nine years since “Batman: Arkham Knight,” so expectations are through the roof.

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Skull & Bones

Release Date: February 16, 2024

Announced back in 2017, “Skull & Bones” has been a long time coming. Ubisoft is promising epic naval battles and customizable ships in this “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” spinoff. Will it live up to the hype? Fingers crossed.

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Release Date: February 29, 2024

Following the success of “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth” is set to bring more of the classic story into the 4K era. It’s the second of three planned entries, expanding the legendary tale even further.

Available on: PlayStation 5

Princess Peach Showtime

Release Date: March 22, 2024

Nintendo might be gearing up for the Switch 2, but they’re not done with the original Switch yet. “Princess Peach Showtime” puts Mario’s counterpart in the spotlight, where she’ll take on various roles in a series of theatrical adventures.

Available on: Switch

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Release Date: Q1 2024

Coming 15 years after the last game, “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl” is a first-person shooter with a surreal twist. It’s ditched its controversial NFT plans and is set to capture new fans on Xbox.

Available on: PC, Xbox Series X/S

Hades II

Release Date: Q2 2024

The sequel to the highly acclaimed “Hades,” “Hades II” is set to continue the legacy in the roguelike genre. An early access version will hit PC first, with a console release to follow.

Available on: PC

Star Wars Outlaws

Release Date: TBA 2024

Ubisoft is taking on the Star Wars universe with “Star Wars Outlaws.” Promising an open-world experience with original characters, this game looks to explore new territories in the beloved galaxy.

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Marvel’s Wolverine

Release Date: TBA 2024

Insomniac Games, the studio behind the recent Spider-Man games, is working on “Marvel’s Wolverine.” While details are scarce, the prospect of a Wolverine game from such a renowned studio is thrilling.

Available on: PlayStation 5

So, there you have it, the biggest games to look out for in 2024. Keep an eye on this space for more updates and surprises as they come!