Top Anticipated Games of 2024

Our lineup of standout games poised to shake up the gaming scene in 2024

Princess Peach Showtime! (March 22, 2024)

Princess Peach Showtime! is ready to make its debut in the gaming realm in 2024, with a release date set for March 22, 2024. This game takes a bold departure from the familiar Mario-centric adventures, placing Princess Peach front and center as the main protagonist of her own solo journey.

The game is beautifully set in the enchanting world of the Mushroom Kingdom, and it introduces players to the captivating Funkelteathers, where Princess Peach teams up with Stella, the guardian of the theater. Together, they aim to thwart the mischievous Grape and her gang. What sets “Princess Peach Showtime!” apart is the magical ribbon bestowed upon Peach, allowing her to assume different roles in various performances—a gameplay mechanic that promises depth and excitement.

As players guide Peach through her diverse roles and challenges, they’ll explore the vibrant Mushroom Kingdom, interact with colorful characters, and embark on captivating quests. With its unique concept, charming visuals, and innovative gameplay, “Princess Peach Showtime!” is poised to be a standout title in 2024, offering both long-time fans and newcomers a delightful and empowering gaming experience.

Tales of Kenzera: Zau (April 23, 2024)

Tales of Kenzera: Zau invites players into a profound 2D action-adventure experience enriched with a deeply personal narrative. This captivating journey draws inspiration from actor Abubakar Salim’s own encounters with grief, delivering a heartfelt exploration of how love empowers individuals to persevere in the face of profound loss.

In this emotional odyssey, you assume the role of Zau, on a path to becoming a revered Nganga: a spiritual healer. The game compellingly delves into the complex realm of emotions, asking players to confront their own feelings head-on.

Armed with cosmic powers harnessed from both the Sun and the Moon, you’ll engage in rhythmic combat against a variety of restless spirits, ranging from ordinary warriors to formidable beings like the Impundulu or GaGorib. The gameplay is a mesmerizing dance of time manipulation and crystalline enemy encounters, enabled by the mystical Moon mask and the fiery spears conjured by the Sun Mask, all brought to life through meticulously hand-crafted animations.

As you progress, you’ll uncover a universe brimming with inspiration from Bantu folklore, overflowing with untold stories of chaos and order, the ancient wisdom of shamans, revered spirits, and captivating creatures. Your journey will traverse mystical 2.5D realms teeming with vivid colors and profound depth, all enhanced by the enchanting original score crafted by multi-award-winning composer Nainita Desai. “Tales of Kenzera: Zau” promises not just a game, but an emotional and artistic odyssey through a rich and enchanting world.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2024)

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is a highly-anticipated return to a beloved classic, offering both long-time fans and newcomers a chance to rediscover a treasured adventure in a fresh and modern light.

Originally released on the Nintendo GameCube, “The Thousand-Year Door” enchanted players with its unique paper-crafted visuals and charming storytelling. Now, the remake takes those elements and elevates them to new heights. The game reintroduces players to the whimsical world of Paper Mario, where every character, item, and location is brought to life with a delightful paper aesthetic.

The Thousand-Year Door remains one of the most celebrated entries in the Paper Mario series, known for its engaging turn-based combat, humorous dialogue, and a richly layered story. The remake promises to retain all of these beloved elements while enhancing the visuals and gameplay to suit modern gaming standards.

Players can anticipate revisiting memorable locations, meeting quirky characters, and embarking on an epic quest to rescue Princess Peach from the mysterious Beldam and unveil the secrets of the Thousand-Year Door. With updated graphics, refined mechanics, and the same heartwarming charm that made the original a classic, “Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door” is poised to captivate a new generation of gamers while rekindling the nostalgia of those who journeyed through its paper-thin world before.

Fields of Mistria (2024)

Fields of Mistria beckons players into a serene and enchanting world, where the art of farming intertwines with the magic of friendship. This upcoming game offers a heartwarming experience reminiscent of classics like “Stardew Valley,” where players cultivate their land, nurture crops, and build connections with both the land and its inhabitants.

Set against a backdrop of rolling hills, lush meadows, and a tranquil village, “Fields of Mistria” immerses players in the soothing rhythms of rural life. As you till the soil, plant seeds, and watch your crops bloom, you’ll uncover the secrets of Mistria, a land steeped in mysticism and wonder.

But farming is just one facet of this delightful adventure. In “Fields of Mistria,” the bonds you forge with the villagers are equally important. Engage in heart-to-heart conversations, lend a helping hand, and participate in community events that celebrate the beauty of companionship.

As the seasons change and the land transforms, you’ll find yourself drawn deeper into Mistria’s charm, discovering hidden treasures and unraveling the mysteries that shroud this magical realm. With its captivating blend of farming, exploration, and heartfelt storytelling, “Fields of Mistria” promises to be a haven for those seeking solace and connection in the world of gaming.

Everholm (2024)

Everholm invites players to embark on a whimsical and enchanting journey to a world where the ordinary mingles seamlessly with the extraordinary. This upcoming game offers a unique blend of farming, exploration, and mystery, set against the backdrop of a captivating and mysterious island.

At the heart of “Everholm” lies the art of farming, where players till the soil, sow seeds, and watch their crops flourish in the fertile lands of the island. But this is no ordinary farming experience. The island of Everholm is a place of wonder, where the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur.

As you cultivate your farm, you’ll also unravel the island’s secrets. From hidden caves filled with treasures to mystical creatures that roam the land, Everholm is a place teeming with discoveries waiting to be made. Each corner of the island offers surprises and challenges, making exploration an integral part of the game.

What sets “Everholm” apart is its ability to seamlessly blend the cozy comforts of rural life with the excitement of an adventure waiting to be uncovered. With its enchanting visuals, captivating storytelling, and a world brimming with charm and mystery, “Everholm” promises to be an unforgettable gaming experience, inviting players to lose themselves in the magic of this extraordinary island.

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Jenny O'Connor

Jenny O'Connor is the Editor in Chief of G.URL Magazine. She acts as the lead writer and sole designer of the magazine. She is a first class BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism graduate from the University for the Creative Arts. Her work has been featured in publications such as GameRant and SonnyDickson. Jenny's passion for gaming centers around the early 2000s era, and she holds a special affection for GameCube classics like Chibi Robo. Additionally, she has a keen appreciation for stylistic games, with a notable affinity for titles like Okami. Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn