5 Major New Video Games Releasing in February 2024

5 Major New Video Games Releasing in February 2024

2023 may have been the biggest year in video games for a while, but 2024 is ready to take on that challenge.

February is packed with games, many of which we didn’t even get to in this list, but some highlights include long-awaited remakes like Persona 3 Reload and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and long-awaited sequels like Suicide Squad: KTJL and Helldivers 2, all of which make up a busy month in the gaming calendar!

Let’s check out what’s being released this month.

What new video games are coming out in January 2024?

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League:

Release date: February 2

Rocksteady’s follow-up to its phenomenal Batman Arkham trilogy keeps things in the DC world with Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The format of the game is a little different this time, though. Players are given the choice of four of the Suicide Squad characters: Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark or Deadshot, and have the option of completing the campaign solo or with friends in co-op. The game also has live service offerings and trades free-flow combat for a looter shooter style.

Persona 3 Reload:

Release date: February 2

The latest Persona game is a remake of the 2006 iteration, Persona 3. It follows a high school student who returns to his home city a decade after his parents’ death and gains the power to summon a manifestation of his inner spirit. The game will keep the core of its traditional RPG style with overhauled graphics and mechanics.

Helldivers 2:

Release date: February 8

After almost a decade of waiting, Helldivers 2 will take gamers back to the sci-fi co-op shooter world developed by Arrowhead Studios. The game puts you in the shoes of an elite force known as Helldivers, who use a variety of advanced weapons to kill alien threats.

Skull & Bones:

Release date: February 16

After years in the development cycle and many shuffled release dates, Skull & Bones is finally set to release this month. Ubisoft’s pirate ship game seemingly takes all the cool parts of the naval combat from the Assassin’s Creed franchise and spins it off into its own game. Whether this can sustain a long-running seafaring game remains to be seen, but we’ll finally find out this month.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth:

Release date: February 29
Final Fantasy fans get quite the treat this month as the second part in the planned trilogy of games remaking Final Fantasy 7 arrives. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is an immediate successor to 2020’s Remake and follows the mercenary Cloud and his companions as they attempt to prevent a megacorporation from turning the Lifestream into an energy supply and use all manner of magical attacks and weapons to help them achieve their goals.

Bonus: PlayStation Portal:

playstation portal australia
Image: PlayStation AU

Release date: February 2

While it’s not a new game specifically, the gaming world is welcoming a new handheld this month with the release of the PlayStation Portal. The device isn’t a standalone handheld like the PSP or PS Vita. Instead, it exists as a streaming device for your existing PS5, allowing you to take your games with you on the go as long as your PS5 is plugged in and you have an internet connection.

Find out more about the PS Portal here.

Major Game Release Dates for 2024

While we know that there are plenty of exciting games in development with 2024 release dates, we don’t have specific dates for all of them. However, here are a few of the major ones you should keep an eye on for the rest of the year.

  • March 20 – Alone in the Dark
  • March 22 – Princess Peach: Showtime!
  • March 22 – Rise of the Ronin
  • March 22 – Dragon’s Dogma 2
  • May 21 – Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Stay tuned to Lifehacker Australia because we’ll bring lists of the best games to buy every month of the year.

Do you have a game you’re really looking forward to in February or for the rest of 2024? Let us know in the comments.

This article has been updated to reflect the new titles released in February 2024.

Lead Image Credit: Atlus/Rocksteady/Square Enix

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