New Game Releases: April 2016

Did you miss us? Welcome back to a new and improved New Game Releases! After a few discussions about the format (and some assistance with getting this info to everyone), we have moved over to showing you all of the great games coming out on a MONTHLY basis, instead of weekly. This way, you can simply bookmark this page, and keep coming back to stay up-to-date on all of the games headed your way! This is a full list of all of the announced games for the month of April, with some of the hottest titles for gamers brought to the forefront, with trailers and descriptions to keep you fully informed. Some awesome exclusives are headed our way this month, including a Nintendo classic, an hotly-anticipated Xbox time-bending exclusive, and the game, based on the movie, based on the game, landing on the Playstation 4! What are you waiting for? Check them out now:

 

April 2016 Games:

Organic Panic (Xbox One) - April 1
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PC) - April 1
Green Game: Timeswapper (PC) - April 4
1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PC, Mac) - April 5
Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack (Vita) - April 5
Dead Star (PS4, PC) - April 5
Dirt Rally (Xbox One, PS4) - April 5


Quantum Break (Xbox One, PC)  - April 5

Quantum Break is part hard-hitting video game, part thrilling live action show featuring a stellar cast, including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aidan Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene, Dominic Monaghan as Jack’s genius brother William and Lance Reddick as Martin Hatch, Paul Serene’s second in command. Quantum Break is full of the vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists Remedy Entertainment are renowned for. Choices in-game will affect the outcome of the fast-paced fusion between game and show, illustrating one story perceived in many ways for a completely unique entertainment experience; play the game to understand the heroes, watch the show to discern the villains.

 

Enter the Gungeon (PS4, PC) - April 5
Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum (PC) - April 5
Job Simulator (PC) - April 5
Lovely Planet (PS4, Wii U) - April 5
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Vita) - April 5
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PS4) - April 5
Kill to Collect (PC) - April 6
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey (Xbox One) - April 8
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (Xbox One) - April 8
Risk of Rain (PS4, Vita) - April 12


Dark Souls III (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - April 12

DARK SOULS III is an action role-playing video game designed and developed for the current generation consoles such as PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®, and it features a number of familiar gameplay concepts from the earlier games in the series. The large-scale game world will feature unique construction of the areas where the players would experience various visual effects such as ashes blown by wind, dynamic lighting and impressive contrast between light and shadow. All features and interactions together make for an ever-more immersive world of Dark Souls.

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4, PC) - April 12
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan (PC) - April 14
Code of PRincess (PC) - April 14


Ratchet & Clank (PS4) - April 12

Play the game, based on the movie, based on the game! Ratchet & Clank (PS4) is a new game based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2). Developed alongside the major motion CG-animated picture coming to theatres in 2016, Ratchet & Clank (PS4) marks the PlayStation 4 debut of PlayStation’s greatest heroes. Join Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark and new friends as they battle to save the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek. With an hour of new cinematics (including footage from the film), Ratchet & Clank (PS4) takes a deeper look at the characters’ origin stories and modernizes the original gameplay. Explore the galaxy in a game that features new planets, new and updated gameplay segments, all-new bosses, all-new Clank gameplay, all-new flight sequences, and much more --- with completely new visuals built to demonstrate the power of the PS4!

Battle your enemies with an out-of-this-world arsenal, including new weapons and fan-favorite tools of destruction from the Ratchet & Clank Future series. From the brand new Pixelizer (which transforms enemies into explosive 8-bit pixels) to franchise favorites like the dance-party-inducing Groovitron and wise-cracking robotic bodyguard Mr. Zurkon, Ratchet & Clank’s arsenal has never been better. Help Ratchet and Clank save the galaxy for the first time, again, exclusively on PlayStation 4!

 

Invisible, Inc. (PS4) - April 19
Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC) - April 19
Pang Adventures (PS4) - April 19
Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC) - April 20
Megamagic (PC) - April 20
P.O.L.L.E.N. (PC, Rift) - April 20


Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) - April 15

Steel yourself for the next evolution of the series that reinvented turn-based RPGs—the successor to Square Enix's Bravely Default™ game. In this standalone adventure, Agnés Oblige has been imprisoned, and as a knight in her service, it's up to the hero, Yew, to save her! Form the ultimate team and strategy, then risk it all in this fast, fresh RPG.

The innovative Brave and Default battle system is back and deeper than ever. Balance risk and reward in turn-based battles: characters can make multiple moves in one turn, but then they may be unable to move for a while. Win a battle in a single turn and you can instantly start a more difficult encounter to earn better rewards. Level up characters and jobs quickly, but be careful—defeat means losing anything earned along the way. Select from 30 jobs and over 300 skills and abilities to customize each party member in the most strategic manner. The more you learn, the more tactics you'll wield.

 

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC) - April 21
Rogue Stormers (PC) - April 21
Lumo (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux) - April 22
Star Fox Guard (Wii U) - April 22
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PC) - April 25
Alienation (PS4) - April 26
Dungeons 2 (PS4) - April 26


Axiom Verge (Vita) - April 19

A fan favorite FINALLY comes to PS Vita! Axiom Verge is a retro-styled 2D “metroidvania” action-adventure, inspired by such classics as Rygar, Contra, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, and, of course, Metroid. But it also gives you power overglitches like those found in classic games, allowing you to scramble enemies, corrupt environments, and enter hidden areas.

The sole developer, Tom Happ, is responsible for all the music, art, and programming in this game.

 

King's Quest - Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) - April 26
The Song of Tyrim (PC, Mac, Linux) - April 26
Stranger of Sword City (Vita) - April 26
Lost Reavers (Wii U) - April 28
Mini Mario and Friends (Wii U, 3DS) - April 28


Star Fox Zero (Wii U) - April 22

As legendary space pilot Fox McCloud, blast through an onslaught of enemy forces to bring peace to the galaxy. In this white-knuckle space shooter, it'll take more than luck to master the Arwing jet, the Gyrowing flight drone, and the Landmaster tank! You have what it takes. Now prove it.

General Pepper needs your help! Use your TV's cinematic view to fly and identify targets and see through the eyes of Fox with the Wii U™ GamePad's screen as you lock onto enemies and fire. You'll also have to use advanced flight techniques like boosting and barrel rolls to survive the relentless assault. With the help of the rest of Team Star Fox , tackle missions in the air and on the ground in a variety of planets teeming with enemies. Then engage vast armadas of powerful ships in outer space dogfights. Master your craft, defy the odds, and earn your face-to-face meeting with Andross. Only you can restore peace to the galaxy!


UPDATED APRIL 4TH 2016