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2024 video game release dates: every new game coming this year-GameCentral-Entertainment – Metro

GameCentral looks at the upcoming year in video games, with release dates for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Tekken 8, Hades 2, and many more.

2024 video game release dates: every new game coming this year-GameCentral-Entertainment – Metro

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – one of the biggest games of 2024 (Picture: Square Enix)

GameCentral looks at the upcoming year in video games, with release dates for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Tekken 8, Hades 2, and many more.

The problem with 2024 is that because publishers announced so few new games last year, we have less information than usual on what’s coming out this year. Microsoft and Sony were especially secretive and the only confirmed 2024 releases for either of them are two vague promises for Avowed and Hellblade 2.

Even Nintendo is being very sketchy about what it has planned for the second half of the year, which may involve the Switch 2… or may not.

As usual, we’ve split our list up into those games that the publisher has confirmed for this year, those that are unconfirmed but reasonably likely, and those games that we either know for a fact aren’t out in 2024 or are otherwise very unlikely. Bear in mind that plans do change, but rarely in terms of bring things forward.

Confirmed video games for 2024

18 January – Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
The year starts off with the long-awaited reboot of Prince Of Persia, except… you don’t play as the Prince and it’s actually a Metroidvania. But it does still look good.

26 January – Tekken 8 (XSX/PS5/PC)
Pitched as the highest tech fighting game ever made, this will have to be very good to compete with Street Fighter 6, but what we’ve seen of it so far looks very impressive.

2 February – Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League (XSX/PS5/PC)
It’s been a long, bumpy road for Rocksteady’s co-op live service shooter but it has started looking a little better in recent videos, but will that be enough to overcome its poor reputation?

16 February – Skull And Bones (XSX/PS5/PC)
By comparison to this Suicide Squad’s development has been plain sailing. A multiplayer pirate sim a decade in the making and yet it’s still hard to fathom who it’s for, especially as Sea Of Thieves already exists.

29 February – Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (PS5)
The second part of the remake trilogy is the biggest PlayStation 5 exclusive currently scheduled and considering how well the first part turned out hopes are high that this finds a similarly satisfying balance between old and new.

8 March – Unicorn Overlord (PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
The new game from the makers of Dragon’s Crown and 13 Sentinels, this tactical strategy game features Vanillaware’s typically gorgeous artwork and hopefully plays as good as it looks.

20 March – Alone In The Dark (XSX/PS5/PC)
Another game that’s been delayed several times already. The original is the grandaddy of survival horror and the reboot is from the writer of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which bodes well.

22 March – Dragon’s Dogma 2 (XSX/PS5/PC)
Capcom’s open world action role-player finally returns and it looks pretty much the same as the original, with its faux co-op options that replace human allies with AI-controlled pawns.

22 March – Princess Peach: Showtime! (NS)
This may end up being the last major first party release for the Switch, as well as being only the second time Peach has had a major game to herself.

22 March – Rise Of The Rōnin (PS5)
It doesn’t seem like there’s going to be a new Nioh game any time soon but this is from the same team and looks very promising, although it appears to be taking a more serious tone, inspired by Ghost Of Tsushima.

Q1 2024 – S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart Of Chornobyl (XO/XSX/PC)
You don’t have to ask why Ukrainian developer GSC Game World are taking so long with this but there is every reason to hope its mix of survival horror and first person action will be worth the wait.

23 April – Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
The spiritual successor to Suikoden, by many of the people that worked on the originals, while will hopefully make up for years of disappointing official sequels.

23 April – Tales Of Kenzera: ZAU (NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
Announced at The Game Awards, this seems to be an interesting looking Metroidvania based on African mythology, and is apparently a very personal project for the developer.

4 June – Destiny 2: The Final Shape (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
Considering the problems going on at Bungie at the moment this needs to be a success, although either way it’s not clear what comes next, once it ends this chapter of the story.

Q2 2024 – Hades 2 early access (PC)
It is only early access, and only on PC, but given the popularity of the original this is still going to end up as one of the most talked about games of the year.

20 August – Black Myth: Wukong (XSX/PS5/PC)
It looks really good in terms of graphics but until we get a feel for how it plays, we’re still not sure what to make of this big budget take on Journey To The West.

9 September – Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (XSX/PS5/PC)
Warhammer is bigger than ever at the moment, so it’s going to be interesting to see how this fares, although hopefully it’s not quite as one note as the original.

Q3 2024 – The First Descendant (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
For a lot of these games we’ve only got a brief trailer to judge them by, but this turned heads at The Game Awards and is apparently a new looter shooter in the mould of Destiny.

2024 – Avowed (XSX/PC)
The Outer Worlds maker Obsidian has been working on this Skyrim style role-player for years and we’ve still never seen more than a few seconds of footage, but it is supposed to be out this year.

2024 – Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (XSX/PC)
Microsoft has at least showed more of Hellblade 2, which is also due out this year and got a fairly extensive gameplay trailer at the recent Game Awards.

2024 – Star Wars Outlaws (XSX/PS5/PC)
Ubisoft’s open world scoundrel simulator was supposed to be out earlier in the year but now seems like it’ll be lucky not to be delayed into 2025, but it did look good during its reveal last summer.

Possible video games for 2024

Fable (XSX/PC)
Microsoft showed off a lot of games during its summer games showcase but was intentionally vague about the release dates. The best bet at the moment is that Fable won’t be out until 2025.

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
It’s much harder to guess what’s going on with Elden Ring’s DLC, as while there are believable rumours about it coming out in February 2024 that would be strange given it wasn’t showcased at The Game Awards in December.

Assassin’s Creed Infinity
There’s a bewildering number of Assassin’s Creed due out in the next few years but it seems the next one will be a samurai game currently codenamed Red. Whether it will launch as a standalone title or as part of hub game Infinity is unclear, but it has been rumoured for a late 2024 launch.

Unlikely video games for 2024

Marvel’s Wolverine (PS5)
The recent Insomniac Games cyberattack revealed that this is aiming for a 2026 release and the Venom spin-off for 2025, although there’s no guarantee those plans haven’t changed already.

The Witcher
Although CD Projekt has several Witcher projects underway at the moment it seems the first one will be the remake of the original PC-only game. Since nothing has been seen of it yet it’s probably not coming out this year.

The Outer Worlds 2 (XSX/PC)
At one point it seemed like this was coming out before Avowed but now it seems to have been put on the back burner, as nothing has been heard about it in years.

Kingdom Hearts 4
After an early flurry of teases, Square Enix hasn’t talked about this in a long while, which seems to rule out a 2024 launch, and probably 2025 as well – unless you’re being super optimistic.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf
BioWare has said there won’t even be any news on the new Dragon Age until 2024 so that seems to rule out a launch this year. The next Mass Effect is going to be even further off.

New Tomb Raider
The question here is not how the developer is getting on but how badly they’ve been hit by the job cuts at owner Embracer Group. They have been affected but what that’s going to do to the game’s release date is unknown.

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Metroid Prime 4
The only first party Switch game we can really guess at, and while the prevailing theory is that it’ll be a Switch 2 launch title that seems far too straightforward and logical for Nintendo.

Ghost Of Tsushima 2
Likewise, we know nothing about Sony’s plans beyond Insomniac Games, but developer Sucker Punch has been recruiting for a sequel, so presumably it can’t be that far off.

Death Stranding 2 (PS5)
Hideo Kojima didn’t say anything about this at The Game Awards so it’s hard to say when it’ll be out, but we’d guess not this year. He also didn’t say much about OD but that also seems unlikely for 2024.

Monster Hunter Wilds
It’s exciting to know a new Monster Hunter is on the way to the next gen consoles, but unfortunately Capcom made it clear it won’t be out until 2025.

Half-Life 3
Is it still worth holding out any hope? Probably not, no.

C’mon, you know it’s not out until 2025, as much as we’d like to pretend there’s a chance it’ll be out this year.

Other confirmed video games for 2024:

19 January – The Last Of Us Part 2 Remastered (PS5)
19 January – Another Code: Recollection (NS)
24 January – Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
25 January – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (NS)
1 February – Granblue Fantasy: Relink (PS4/PS5/PC)
2 February – Persona 3 Reload (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
8 February – Helldivers 2 (PS5/PC)
13 February – Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden (XSX/PS5/PC)
14 February – Tomb Raider 1-3 Remastered Starring Lara Croft (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
16 February – Mario Vs. Donkey Kong (NS)
22 February – Pacific Drive (PS5/PC)
23 February – Sons Of The Forest (PC)
27 February – Shiren The Wanderer: The Mystery Of Serpentcoil Island (NS)
28 February – Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
28 February – Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake (XSX/PS5/PC)
5 March – The Outlast Trials (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
8 March – Homeworld 3 (PC)
Q1 – Contra: Operation Galuga (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
Q1 – Penny’s Big Breakaway (NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
30 April – Braid Anniversary Edition (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
Early 2024 – Foamstars (PS4/PS5)
Early 2024 – Still Wakes the Deep (XSX/PS5/PC)
Early 2024 – Thank Goodness You’re Here! (NS/PS5/PC)
Q1/Q2 – Clock Tower (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
Q1/Q2 – Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown (XSX/PS5/PC)
Q2 – Earth Defense Force 6 (PS4/PS5/PC)
Q2 – Shadow of the Ninja – Reborn (PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
Q2/Q3 – Lollipop Chainsaw: RePOP
Q3 – Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
Q3 – Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD (NS)
Q4 – Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (XSX/PS5/PC)
Q4 – Ark 2 (XSX/PC)
TBA – Frostpunk 2 (PC)
TBA – GreedFall 2: The Dying World (XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando (XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – Little Nightmares 3 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 (XSX/PC)
TBA – Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (NS)
TBA – Visions Of Mana (PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – The Casting Of Frank Stone (XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – Metaphor: ReFantazio (PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – The Plucky Squire (NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – Earthblade (PC)
TBA – Thrasher (PC/Quest)
TBA – Replaced (XO/XSX/PC)
TBA – Lost Records: Bloom & Rage (XSX/PS5/PC)
TBA – World Of Goo 2
TBA – Skate Story (PC)
TBA – Zenless Zone Zero (PC/iOS/Android)

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