The new year is upon us and while this usually signals a slow time for the gaming industry, PlayStation is kicking things off with a bang. 2024 starts hot for PlayStation owners with the release of The Last of Us Part II Remastered.
The Last of Us Part II, the follow-up to Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic blockbuster, first released in 2020 for PlayStation 4. Although it was playable on PS5, it wasn't native to the console and, therefore, lacked many next-gen features.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered offers all the next-gen upgrades one would expect such as native 4K output in Fidelity Mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode, an Unlocked Framerate option for TVs that support VRR, increased texture resolution, increased Level-of-Detail distances, improved shadow quality, animation sampling rate, and more. There's also a new mode, No Return, which is a roguelike survival mode, a new set of never-before-seen Lost levels that offers playable segments from sequences that were previously cut, and behind-the-scenes commentary from the developers of the game.
Another big release in January is Tekken 8. The latest in the fighting game franchsie featuers 32 fighters with completely redesigned visuals and highly detailed models built for next-gen consoles, a new story that continues the saga of the Mishimia and kazam bloodlines, and a new battle system, Heat, which blends an aggressive new fighting style with the classic tactics and feel of the series.
Here are the new games coming to PS4 and PS5 in January 2024.
- Top Racer Collection (PS4, PS5)
- War Hospital (PS5)
- Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (PS4, PS5)
- The Last of Us Part II Remastered (PS5)
- Howl (PS5)
- Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (PS4)
- Touhou Luna Nights (PS4, PS5)
- Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PS4, PS5)
- Tekken 8 (PS5)
- The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Anthology
There aren't a ton of new games releasing for PS4 and PS5 in January 2024, but The Last of Us Part II Remastered and Tekken 8 are definitely some worthwhile titles worth checking out.
TLoU Part II Remastered is perfect for those who may have never played the original game when it was first released. And, if you have already played it, you can buy the remastered version for just a $10 upgrade fee and access all the new features.