We’ve compiled a list of top 15 Hack and Slash games set to release in 2024. These upcoming games in the genre will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PCs. From the zombie chainsaw game Lollipop Chainsaw RePop to Song of the Tides and Lost Soul Aside, the lineup is diverse and promising.
1. Anima: Song from the Abyss
Anima: Song from the Abyss is the latest addition to the Anima game series, the developers have just announced this new game in the series, and after a year of anticipation, it’s been revealed as a song from The Abyss. True to its roots, the upcoming installment retains its anime-style action RPG essence, following the series’s books closely. What sets it apart is its emphasis on a richer narrative experience, offering players a plethora of choices to navigate. Anima: Song from the Abyss release on consoles, PCs, and even the Nintendo Switch in early 2024.
2. Lollipop Chainsaw RePop
Lollipop Chainsaw RePop has faced some delays in its release schedule. Originally slated for a late 2023 launch, the game’s developers, Dragging Me Games, have pushed back the release to the summer of 2024. For those unfamiliar, Lollipop Chainsaw was a hack-and-slash game released over a decade ago, providing a unique take on a zombie apocalypse in an over-the-top world. The remake is now confirmed to be available on PCs and the next generation of consoles in 2024.
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3. Yasuke: A Lost Descendant
Yasuke: A Lost Descendant, the third installment tagged by its developers, is a high-speed hacking slash action anime game that incorporates immersive parkour movement. Yasuke offers players the freedom to choose their own playstyle. Yasuke: A Lost Descendant, there isn’t much information available at the moment, as the game was announced just a few days ago. It is slated to release on PCs around late 2024.
4. Axiom of Maria
Available on Steam through a demo and an early access phase, at number four, we’ve got Axiom of Maria. This is an action-adventure third-person, story-driven hack-and-slash game about a gal trying to reclaim her family from an AI and its soul. The setting is a cyberpunk-style ghost town, affected by a decline in population. Despite being in early access, it already provides a substantial gaming experience and feels like it could be a complete game. The current price for the Axiom of Maria game is around 10 bucks.
5. Song of the Tides
At number five, we have another open-world action RPG from its developers, known as Song of the Tides. Song of the Tides bears a close resemblance to AC Valhalla, as players traverse various lands on a boat, engaging in battles against diverse adversaries to accumulate knowledge and acquire superior gear. While the narrative details remain unclear, the visual aesthetics are certainly impressive. The Song of the Tides is set to release exclusively on PCs in 2024.
Announced around the same time last year, at number six, we have Aikode. This is the debut project from the developers at Soul, initially thought to be a joke but turned out to be a serious endeavor. Aikode has been in development for over three years, and although there is still uncertainty about its release window, it is actively being worked on. It’s worth noting that Aikode is expected to be a PC exclusive in 2024.
Coming up behind that at number seven, we have another souls-like action RPG, an almost Elden Ring-inspired single-player game called Graveless. This creation hails from the renowned developers of the DreadOut horror games. It marks the company’s first foray into this specific genre, promising an experience somewhat akin to Bayonetta, but with a touch less fantasy and a more realistic approach to combat. Anticipated for release in 2024, the game will be available on both PCs and the next generation of consoles.
At number 8, we have 34Everlast, Described as a super-concentrated action puzzle game, it offers an intriguing premise where your discoveries and actions unveil a complex world within a dying setting. Despite the intensity, the game is designed to be played in short realms of up to 10 minutes each, all while maintaining a AAA game quality. Interestingly, 34Everlast was specifically crafted for the busy working class, providing an action-adventure experience tailored to those with limited time.
9. Lost Soul Aside
This has been a thing since the dawn of PlayStation 5, but at number nine, we’ve got once again the much-awaited Lost Soul Aside. Lost Soul Aside is a action hacking RPG, a PC to PlayStation 5 exclusive, has been in the works for at least 5 years. Almost as old as I’ve started working making videos, Sony Interactive just came up with another trailer gameplay after a rather short period of silence and said the game is releasing early next year for PCs and the PlayStation consoles only.
10. Flintlock: The siege of Dawn
Number 10, from almost a year ago since revelation, we’ve got once again Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. An open-world action RPG with a mix of a lot of melee and old-school Flintlock-based weapons, the ones that you had to, you know, hence the title. This game was originally planned for a late 2022 release, but now it’s coming out in about a few months, heading to PCs and both generations of consoles (not Switch). This is how it looks; apparently, you have the ability, in addition to all of that, to freeze time and even teleport.
11. Phantom Hellcat
At number 11, I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one. As the first work of its developers, we’ve got called Phantom Hellcat, a 2D/3D hacking SL exploration-based platformer, akin to a Metroidvania and probably what you get by mixing Bayonetta with some cyberpunk stuff. Pahntom Hellcat is set to release on PCs and all consoles except Switch, and it’s expected to be released in early to mid-2024.
12. Enera: Daemon Core
As a first work of its developers, kind of said in Japan but in the same vein as the Stella Blade, the upcoming game we’ve got is another hack slasher. A third-person action-heavy game with time manipulation, almost superhero style, the game is called Enenra: Daemon Core. Enera is a PC exclusive, is said to come out by the end of the year 2023.
13. Honor of kings: World
Tencent’s team at Studios released a new gameplay trailer for Honor of Kings World earlier in the month. You might have seen it already, but developers at Cod translated this game into an open-world action RPG in the same universe as the mobile game Honor of Kings, most of you are familiar with already. Supposedly, the game will support coop multiplayer like Genshin Impact and a separate single-player mode too. Honor of king World is coming to PCs and the next generation of consoles in 2024.
14. Clash: Heroes of Feralia Terra
Moving on to number 14, we have Clash: Heroes of Feralia. This is a passion project of a new team in town, an open-world action RPG where science fiction meets medieval themes. This game is coming to PCs only, with a Steam page and a Patreon in the works. This is the first official gameplay we’ve got, and at this point, the game is confirmed to be coming to PCs only in 2024.
15. Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients
And last but not least, we’ve got Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients. Monolith is an action RPG, more specifically, a third-person action-adventure. It promises a journey across a mystical world threatened by evil, and of course, it’s up to you to prevent the world from falling into that darkness. Monolith is coming to PCs, Switch, and both generations of consoles in early 2024.