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The Big List Of Upcoming Video Game Remakes

by Marcus Stewart on Nov 29, 2023 at 12:18 PM

Remakes tend to be more exciting than remasters because the improvements often go beyond mere bumps in resolution or framerate. At best, studios reimagine classic experiences in exciting new ways, sand away rough edges, and somehow retain the intangible x-factors that made fans fall in love with these titles in the first place. At the very least, remakes offer a great way to play antiquated or less accessible experiences on modern hardware. 

The remake boom has been in full swing in recent years to the point that it’s starting to get tough to keep track of all the projects in the works. Thankfully, we’ve gathered as many of the announced remakes (not remasters) that we could find and gathered them in one neat list, arranged chronologically by release window. This will be an evolving list that will be updated as new remakes are announced and released, so be sure to keep an eye on it over the coming months. 

Persona 3 Reload

Release: February 2

Persona 3 is the game that transformed the Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series into the popular animal it is today, and it's being remade from the ground up in the Unreal Engine. It's being stuffed with features such as a revamped presentation and gameplay that hews closer to Persona 5, a new English voiceover, and additional side stories fleshing out the cast. Reload is billed as a remake of the original version of Persona 3, so while it still retains the narrative changes from Persona 3 FES, it will not include the female protagonist option from the PSP version. 

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Release: February 28

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons left us emotionally reeling in 2013, and now we get to relive Naia and Naiee's quest to save their father thanks to the power of Unreal Engine 5. This remake, handled by developer Avantgarden instead of the game's original designer Starbreeze, is rebuilt from the ground up and now includes the option to play in local two-player co-op. Whether we chose to go it alone again or bring a friend along, Brothers’ journey will likely be as affecting as it was a decade ago. 

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Release: February 29

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s second installment moves beyond Midgar and into uncharted territory. Sure, we’re likely to visit established locations like the Gold Saucer and encounter new versions of old friends, but Rebirth’s story can go a multitude of new directions based on Remake’s events. We’re excited to see what shake-ups Square Enix has in store as long as the snowboarding mini-game remains intact.

Gothic

Release: 2024

2001's Gothic is getting a faithful glow-up that looks to reintroduce the RPG to a new audience. The combat system and control scheme, a criticism of the original, has been reworked to feel modern and, most of all, playable. Developer THQ Nordic Barcelona even released a playable teaser to obtain feedback and ensure it's on the right track. As 20+ year-old game, Gothic has been a tough game to revisit on PC, making this remake all the more welcomed. 

Silent Hill 2

Release: 2024

Bloober Team is reviving Silent Hill 2 with a modern coat of paint. The minds behind Layers of Fear and The Medium may not have the greatest critical track record, but hopefully, working with an established (and better) template will yield more positive results. It would be nice to have a good modernized version of Silent Hill 2 after the less-than-stellar HD port from 2012. Silent Hill 2’s release window remains shrouded in fog, but it will come to PC and PlayStation 5 as a timed console exclusive.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

Release: 2024

Months of rumors proved true when Konami revealed it was remaking arguably the most beloved entry in the Metal Gear series, Snake Eater. Boasting, as Konami put it, "cutting-edge graphics and 3D audio," this new version will faithfully retell the story of Big Boss' origin. Best of all, the iconic theme song is back in full force. 

Front Mission 3

Release: TBA

Nows that the remakes of Front Mission 1 and 2 are out in the wild, all that's left is the 3rd game, which, if you're a North American fan, was likely the first one you played as it was the first entry to launch outside of Japan. Like the previous two remakes, Front Mission 3 is heading to Switch exclusively at launch and features improved visuals and controls. 

Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake

Release: TBA

HD-2D is becoming an increasingly popular template for reviving classic JRPGs. It worked wonders for Live A Live, and Square Enix is giving Dragon Quest III the same treatment. For now, we know next to nothing about the game other than that it’s coming to consoles at a yet-to-be-specified window.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Release: TBA

The reveal that arguably the best Star Wars game ever was getting a much-needed remake had fans raising their lightsabers in celebration. Unfortunately, the game’s development may have already succumbed to the dark side. It’s been reported that progress had stalled, and work on the game has switched hands from Aspyr Media to Saber Interactive. Allegedly, Lucasfilm was unhappy with an internal demo, which brought development to a screeching halt for a period (and led to the firing of two directors) and the project is all but on ice at this point. Although things look grim, we hope KOTOR can get back on track and eventually see the light of day. 

Max Payne 1 and 2

Release: TBA

In April, Remedy Entertainment pleasantly surprised the gaming world when it announced it had struck a deal with Rockstar Games to remake Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. Remedy sold the IP to Rockstar in 2002, but the two are partnering to revive the gritty crime series that popularized Bullet Time. The project, which will combine both games into a single title, will be made by Remedy, with Rockstar footing the bill on development and publishing, and target current-gen consoles and PC.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Release: TBA

Development has been rocky for The Sands of Time’s impending remake, to say the least. Besides the game’s reveal garnering backlash from fans due to its unimpressive graphics, it has been delayed twice: first by two months, then indefinitely. In hindsight, it’s wild to think we were supposed to be playing this in January 2021. In May 2022, Ubisoft announced it had moved development from its fledgling Indian studios back to Montreal, where The Sands of Time was first created. While it's unfortunate that Ubisoft Pune/Mumbai couldn’t bring the remake together, we’re excited to see if Ubisoft Montreal can reapply the same magic.

Riven

Release: TBA

Riven: The Sequel to Myst is one of the most beloved PC games of the '90s, and the original masterminds at Cyan World are rebuilding it from scratch. The team even reached out to an existing fan-driven remake, The Starry Expanse Project, to incorporate their efforts into the title. Given that the remake was announced in October 2022, it'll be some time before players will be solving Riven's mind-bending puzzles again, but we're optimistic this return trip will be worth the wait. 

Splinter Cell

Release: TBA

It might not be a new entry, but a remake of Sam Fisher’s first outing is better than nothing after years of waiting. Ubisoft Toronto sits at the helm of the project and plans to rebuild the game from scratch using the Snowdrop Engine while maintaining the classic stealth elements. Outside of recently losing its director (on good terms), it’s unclear how development is faring or when we’ll get to see this fresh spin on the franchise.

The Witcher

Release: TBA

CD Projekt Red’s litany of upcoming projects includes a full remake of the first Witcher game. It’s being built in Unreal Engine 5 by developer Fool’s Theory (with supervision from CD Projekt veterans) and is said to be very early in development. The Witcher, released for PC in 2007, isn’t the easiest game to revisit due to its age and lack of console ports. Now that Geralt and friends are mainstream draws, newer fans can finally experience the adventure that started it all. 

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirthcover

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

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PlayStation 5
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Silent Hill 2cover

Silent Hill 2

Platform:
PlayStation 5, PC
Release Date:
2024
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Remakecover

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Remake

Platform:
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
TBA
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eatercover

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
2024
Persona 3 Reloadcover

Persona 3 Reload

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
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Gothic (Remake)cover

Gothic (Remake)

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
2024
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remakecover

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Platform:
PlayStation 5, PC
Release Date:
TBA
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remakecover

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake

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PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
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Riven (Remake)cover

Riven (Remake)

Platform:
PC
Release Date:
TBA
Front Mission 3: Remakecover

Front Mission 3: Remake

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Switch
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TBA