Greeting Gamers and welcome to April! They say that April showers bring May flowers, but they also provide a perfect excuse to stay in and play video games! This month sees the release of nine new games across PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Nintendo Switch. Let’s take a closer look at each one.
It’s a new school year at Shujin Academy in Tokyo where you have been transferred after you assaulted a stalker. Through the course of the year you are granted access to the palace realm where you can interact and do battle with the psyches of others and help them rehabilitate their personas. Yes, this is a Japanese Role Playing Game and it’s super weird and critically acclaimed. Released in Japan back in September, the North American release date is slated for April 4th exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Lego City Undercover / PS4, XBOX ONE / SWITCH
Two years ago dedicated cop Chase McCain was forced to leave Lego City after the trial of his nemesis Rex Fury. Now Fury is out and has the city in the grip of a new crime wave and the Mayor brings Chase back to do what he does best, and what he does best is put Rex Fury in jail. Yes, Lego City Undercover is a grizzled cop story filtered through Lego, and it’s a ton of fun for all ages. Originally released all the way back in 2013, this remastered edition will be available for PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Nintendo Switch on April 4th!
Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition
Stardew Valley finally gets a physical release after a critically acclaimed first year as a digital release! You inherit farmland in the titular valley. It’s wild and overgrown and you must tame it. Build your farm from nothing, learn to live off the land, and interact with the villagers who live nearby.
Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition will be released on APril 11th for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
Soldiers live for the fight. Snipers live for one shot. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 takes place in modern day Georgia, the war torn Eastern European nation. You play as Marine Captain Jon North, a sharpshooter on assignment to help deal with the dark forces controlling a proxy war, and later a civil war, in the region.
This is the third entry in the Ghost Warrior series, and the first to feature an open world environment and to feature non-linear story elements. Those missions won’t just be on the map for you though, you will need to gather intelligence to find them. TO help you with this you take control of a drone which can be used to scout regions, detect bad guys, and even hack the enemies electronics.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will be released on the 25th of April for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.
Puyo Puyo Tetris / Switch
Combining the gameplay of the classic puzzle game Puyo Puyo and Tetris, Puyo Puyo Tetris is a frantic puzzle game you can play by yourself or with friends! APril 25th sees it released on yet another platform, the Nintendo Switch!
Dragon Quest Heroes 2: Explorers
After years of peace the Seven Kingdoms are once again at war! Heroes from across the lands will need to band together to hack and slash their way through adventures to restore peace. Already a critical and commercial hit in Japan, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 will be released April 25th for PlayStation 4.
Outlast was one of the scariest games ever, and now OUtlast 2 is here! YOu are an investigative journalist looking into a dilapidated rural area that has cut itself off from society. All you have is your camera and the ability to run and hide!
Outlast 2 is part of the Outlast Compilation, which also features Outlast, and will be available on April 25th for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Was Mario Kart 8 the most fun game on the Wii U? No one knows that for sure, but it was a ton of fun and now it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch! The Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the game plus all of the DLC that has been made available to date including new races, new battle mode areas, and 5 new characters to drive with! This is a must have title for all you Switch owners and it will be available on April 28th!
A little girl is kidnapped and taken to a far way resort called The Maw which caters to the every whim of the rich elite. Yes, this is a horror game. You are that little girl, Six, and you must make your way through the creepy environments and puzzles The Maw which will lead you to freedom, but not before you’ve seen the corrupt heart of your captors.
Man, that’s creepy just to write. Little Nightmares will be available on 28th of April for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.
That’s all the games we have for this April. We’ll be back in a month to let you know what’s coming up for May, but in the meantime which ones are you most looking forward to? Let us know!