The first couple of weeks of April have paved the way for this month being quite an exciting time for the gaming world. With entries such as the Kickstarter funded Yooka-Laylee making headway as the “New Banjo-Kazooei” and players already masterfully executing enemies in Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, there are plenty more gems still to come this month.
That being said, here is the full list of this month’s releases:
– Domina (PC) – April 3
– Drawn To Death (PS4) – April 4
– Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) – April 4
– Ira (PC, Mac) – April 5
– Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 7
– Don’t Think Twice (Rift, Vive) – April 7
– Aaero (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 11
– Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) – April 11
– The Sexy Brutale (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 11
– Stardew Valley: Collector’s Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – April 11
– Starblood Arena (PSVR) – April 11
– Calm Waters (PC, Mac) – April 13
– Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – April 18
– Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Xbox One, PS4, Switch) – April 18
– Full Throttle Remastered (PC, PS4, PS Vita) – April 18
– The Silver Case (PS4) – April 18
– Micro Machines: World Series (PS4, Xbox One) – April 21
– Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4) – April 25
– Outlast 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – April 25
– Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch, PS4) – April 25
– Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 25
– Syberia 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – April 25
– Expeditions Viking (PC) – April 27
– Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III (PC) – April 27
– Little Nightmares (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 28
– Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – April 28
– Portal Knights (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 28
– Constructor HD (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
Playtonic Games: (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) – April 11
You may be thinking, hey, this looks a little like Banjo-Kazooie? And you’d be right. With Seven Banjo-Kazooie veterans on the project, the recently launched 90s inspired platformer hit the shelves on April 11th after being successfully funded on Kickstarter. Asking for £175,000, the game went on to raise more than £2 million by its end and opened the door to a host of avid fans receiving Kickstarter extras such as appearing in the game when backing £3,375. You’re free to go anywhere in the vibrant world of Yooka-Laylee, which is certainly a welcome contrast to many platformer games in the past 15 years.
Red Barrels Studio: (PS4, Xbox One) – April 25
If you thought Outlast was scary, think twice. The second instalment sees more gore, more pitch black and more scare tactics to shake up your gaming experience. While Outlast was set in an insane asylum, Outlast 2 sees players exploring a darker journey, delving into the murky depths of the human mind.
Fans of the game will have to wait until April 25th, however the demo is available to play, so have a spare pair of underwear ready – it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Square Enix: (PS4) – April 25
After being knocked out by Japanese titles such as Breath of the Wild and Nier Automata, fans of the genre are going to have to steady themselves once more.
We’ve gone through a period of absence with the Dragon Quest Saga. But alas, the king has returned with a new title and a new approach to the long standing JRPG series. Developed by Omega Force, Heroes 2 sees a greater focus being put on the ‘sense of adventure’ that has been so historically prevalent within the Dragon Quest series. By combining this with a more open world approach to JRPG’s, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 ditches the mission select menu in favour of players making their own objectives, allowing them to discover hidden secrets along the way.
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