7 hot games that will make 2024 a year to remember

4. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Another game in the Like a Dragon series will be hitting shelves this year. This instalment brings together Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu, the latter being the long-time protagonist of the Yakuza games, while the former had his debut in the pretty great Yakuza: Like a Dragon of 2020.

Like other games in the series, this will have its share of outlandish and over the top situations, and the turn-based RPG combat that was first seen in 2020’s Like a Dragon game. Fighting opponents like the giant shark seen in the image above could be a highlight here, as well as traditional mini-games like karaoke, and a delivery mini-game involving a bicycle.

This also brings the series to the USA for the first time, with part of the action taking place in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii, as can be seen in the humorous trailer below. A point of contention amongst fans could be the fact that Kiryu is afflicted with a serious disease in this instalment though, so here’s hoping the iconic protagonist of the Yakuza games gets the sendoff he deserves in this game, which is coming out early this year.

Release date: January 26, 2024