Biggest New Games Of February 2024 – Persona, Final Fantasy & More

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

We’re now firmly into 2024, which means the games are going to start pouring in thick and fast from now until the end of the year. It’s bad news for you if you’re still trying to get games like Baldur’s Gate 3 from last year finished, or if you’re making your way through January titles such as Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Tekken 8, but if you feel like buying yourself a new game this month, these are the biggest new games of February 2024 you should be aware of.

 

Granblue Fantasy: Relink | February 1st

Granblue Fantasy Relink
Granblue Fantasy Relink

Developer: Cygames
Publisher: Cygames, Xseed Games, Plaion
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5

Usually in video games, franchises scale down for mobile, so it’s interesting to see a series like Granblue Fantasy, which started out on mobile, scale up for larger releases. After the success of GBF Versus, Cygames are now turning their attention to the world of action RPGs, as Granblue Fantasy: Relink will allow you to form a party of up to four players and explore the vast Sky Realm. Just be careful when dealing with the mythic beasts and secretive organizations though.

 

Persona 3 Reload | February 2nd

Persona 3 Reload
Persona 3 Reload

Developer: P-Studio
Publisher: SEGA, ATLUS
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S

Persona 4 and 5 have ensured that the JRPG series has become beloved across the entire world, though the real die-hard fans will tell you that games like Persona 3 shouldn’t be ignored. ATLUS seemed to agree, as Persona 3 Reload retells the story of Persona 3 but with the graphical and gameplay improvements players have become used to from Persona 5. Reportedly, Reload won’t include aspects from P3 FES on PS2, but that’s what the inevitable Persona 3 Reload Royal is for, eh?

 

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League | February 2nd

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X & S

It’s been nearly a decade since Rocksteady’s last foray into the world of superheroes with Batman: Arkham Knight, and while they’ve returned to the Arkhamverse once again, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is a whole other beast. Famed Superman villain/all-round bad dude Brainiac has managed to brainwash the Justice League, leaving the fate of the world up to a band of misfits in the form of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark.

We’re screwed.

 

Helldivers 2 | February 8th

Helldivers 2
Helldivers 2

Developer: Arrowhead Games Studios
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform(s): PC, PS5

If you ever watched Starship Troopers and thought “yeah, I could do this way better”, then you probably already played Helldivers quite a bit back in 2015. Now, Arrowhead Games Studios are back again with Helldivers 2, which makes the transition from top-down shooter to third-person shooter. The core premise is the same though, as you work together with friends to kill a bunch of filthy stinking bugs, earning new weapons and armor as you progress through the game.

 

Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden | February 13th

Banishers
Banishers

Developer: Don’t Nod
Publisher: Focus Entertainment
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X & S

Don’t Nod games are usually best known for the amount of choice they allow the players to make, not for being huge action games, but this is a new era of Don’t Nod, and Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden wonders if it’s too much trouble to ask for both. Playing as a pair of ghost hunters, you’ll travel to the haunted community of New Eden, making use of the weapons and ghost abilities of each hunter respectively to survive in combat, as every choice you make could lead to dire consequences.

 

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered | February 14th

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider

Developer: Aspyr, Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Aspyr
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Nintendo Switch

Aspyr have been putting in incredible work over the years when it comes to remastering and re-releasing classic games. Sure, they’ve mostly worked on old Star Wars games, but with Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, Aspyr are taking on a truly massive video game franchise. Far from just a simple resolution upscaling though, the Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Collection includes all three games with upgraded graphics, updated gameplay and improved controls, along with the option to experience both the old and new graphics and controls.

 

Mario Vs Donkey Kong | February 16th

Mario Vs Donkey Kong
Mario Vs Donkey Kong

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch

Nintendo are firmly in their remake/re-release era it seems, though this one might be a bit more out there than most. Mario Vs Donkey Kong, a Game Boy Advance puzzle game that reignited the years long rivalry between plumber and gorilla, is being remade with new graphics, along with support for local co-op play if you feel like rescuing a bunch of toy Marios with a friend. Given how many other games there are in this series, Nintendo could just be set by re-releasing these games for a little while.

 

Skull & Bones | February 16th

Skull & Bones
Skull & Bones

Developer: Ubisoft Singapore
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X & S

Ubisoft have seemingly been working on this multiplayer pirate simulator for years, with delays and setbacks following Skull & Bones around like a pirate following the trail of a treasure map. Now, in February 2024, we’re finally going to see the fruits of Ubisoft’s labor. Players will take control of customisable pirate ships, before sailing out into the Indian Ocean as part of a single-player campaign, or as part of PvP multiplayer in a mode called Disputed Waters. It’s basically going to be like Sea of Thieves, but without needing 3 other friends to hop on.

 

Pacific Drive | February 22nd

Pacific Drive
Pacific Drive

Developer: Ironwood Studios
Publisher: Kepler Interactive
Platform(s): PC, PS5

Perhaps an early contender for one of the most unique games launching in 2024, Pacific Drive is a survival game by way of Mad Max, in the sense that your main weapon and way of interacting with the world is via your car. Stuck inside of an Exclusion Zone where things are getting just a little bit weird, you’ll need to repair and modify your vehicle to handle the various threats coming your way.

 

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth | February 29th

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Developer: Square Enix Creative Business Unit 1
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform(s): PS5

What’s that? You don’t have enough RPGs to get through at the minute? “I’m sure you can handle some more”, says Square Enix, as they lay Final Fantasy VII Rebirth at your feet and look at you all expectantly. The continuation of the retelling/reimagining that started with 2020’s FF7 Remake, Rebirth will see Cloud and the gang take to the open world of Midgar. Hopefully, Rebirth and its three discs on PS5 will be enough to keep players entertained until the inevitable third game in this trilogy.

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