January is often considered a slow month for video game releases, but 2024 is here to break that tradition with a promising lineup of games across various genres and platforms. From highly-anticipated sequels to remastered classics, there’s something for every gamer to look forward to. These are the top five games set to launch in January 2024.
5. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Multiplatform) – January 26
The Yakuza series continues with Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, taking players to the sunny shores of Hawaii. Join Ichiban Kasuga as he teams up with a legendary dragon for an unforgettable adventure. Battle gangs, explore the gig economy, and even indulge in Animal Crossing-like activities in this exciting installment of the Like a Dragon franchise.
4. Graven (Multiplatform) – January 23 (Steam Early Access)
For fans of classic spell-slinging action, Graven presents an open-ended journey through three expansive regions where magic is your weapon of choice. Solve puzzles, battle enemies, and collect spells in this retro-inspired first-person puzzler. Join the faithful priest on his quest for redemption in a dark fantasy world filled with mystery and danger.
3. The Last of Us Part II Remastered (PS5) – January 19
Experience the award-winning The Last of Us Part II like never before with this remastered version exclusive to the PS5. Enjoy 4K fidelity, improved loading times, and DualSense integration. But that’s not all – a new roguelike survival mode called No Return adds an extra layer of challenge and excitement to Ellie’s emotional journey through a post-pandemic world.
2. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (Multiplatform) – January 18
While we wait for the Sands of Time remake, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown offers a fresh take on the classic franchise. Mixing 2.5D action-adventure with stylish combos, players step into the shoes of Sargon, a warrior on a mission to rescue Prince Ghassan in a reimagined Persia. Solve puzzles, battle mythical beasts, and explore this visually striking metroidvania for an early 2024 highlight.
1. Tekken 8 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC) – January 26
The iconic fighting franchise, Tekken, returns with its eighth main installment. Tekken 8 boasts stunning Unreal Engine 5-powered visuals, realistic character models, and enhanced customization options. With the introduction of the Heat System and a roster of 32 fighters, both new and familiar, it promises intense and strategic battles. Fans can expect a healthy mix of storytelling and thrilling grudge matches in this long-awaited release.
January 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting start for gamers. Whether you’re a fan of fighting games, action-adventures, or RPGs, there’s something on the horizon to keep you entertained. Keep your consoles and PCs ready for these top releases and stay tuned for more gaming excitement throughout the year. Happy gaming!