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2024 is expected to be another (hopefully) exciting year for RPG releases. This year will see a healthy combination of exciting new IPs and highly anticipated remakes that should be sure to leave our little RPG hearts satisfied. These are some of what we think are the most exciting RPGs releasing in 2024, and the ones we are going to be keeping our eyes closest on as the year continues.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
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The ninth game in the series and the direct sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will release January 26th, 2024. Players should expect a return to the wacky gameplay and often times insanely hysterical minigames that Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios RPGs have become known for. Prepare yourselves to explore the city of Honolulu with much of the returning cast from Yakuza: Like a Dragon in late January.
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Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
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The remake to 2004’s Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is set to release in 2024 for the Nintendo Switch. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door will be getting an improved visual and animation update that will allow anyone who either didn’t get to play the original on the GameCube, or who want to replay this Nintendo classic, the chance to do so in a fresh new coat of paint. No set date has been released as of this writing, except for that it is expected to drop sometime in 2024.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the highly anticipated sequel to the Final Fantasy VII Remake, will release February 29th 2024 on PlayStation 5. The second part of a planned trilogy of RPGs remaking the original Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will continue the story of the previous and return with an open-world experience as well as the live action combat that players came to love with the release of the first part of the trilogy back in 2020. PC players will have to wait until at least May 29th, 2024 to get the chance to play on their preferred platform.
Dragon’s Dogma 2
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After a nearly 12 year wait from the release of the first game in the series, Dragon’s Dogma 2 will release March 22nd, 2024. Dragon’s Dogma 2 will allow your Arisen to choose between nine vocations (classes) to determine your unique playstyle while you explore an open world nearly 4x as large as the world of Dragon’s Dogma. We look forward to fighting monsters and dragons galore in the lands of the beastren and humanity.
Persona 3 Reload
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Persona 3 Reload is releasing February 2nd, 2024 as a remake to the beloved Persona 3 (originally released in 2006). Persona 3 Reload should launch with quality of life and graphical updates that will hopefully bring the original into the modern era of gaming alongside it’s “big three” brother games Persona 4 and Persona 5, which each also got their respective reboot in recent years. If the major successes of those remakes is anything to go off of, then we have high hopes for this one dropping in early February.