April isn't one of the biggest months release wise, but there are quite a few big hitters this time around. They're just not scheduled to launch this week, but there's still plenty to enjoy depending on your platform of choice: Hellblade is hitting the Xbox, Don't Starve follows the same path as every other major indie of the last few years, and there's a curious game called Extinction.
We're in a bit of a holding pattern until next week, which is when Nintendo Labo, God of War, Yakuza 6 and BattleTech are all due to drop.
This week is far less flashy, although there are some interesting games in the mix:
- Extinction (PC, PS4, XBO)
- The Bunker (Switch)
- Masters of Anima (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Ys Origin (XBO)
- Deep Ones (Switch)
- Burly Men At Sea (Switch)
- Don't Starve (Switch)
- Rogue Aces (Switch)
- Adventure Pals (Switch)
- Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Bad Dudes (Switch)
- Dead in Vinland (PC)
- Central Intelligence (PC)
- Epic Car Factory (PC)
- Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs (PS4)
- Owlboy (PS4, XBO)
Calm before the storm, then. Extinction is the biggest name out of the list, and it features the player fighting off giant ogres that are terrorising the cities and people in their path.
Central Intelligence is a bit of an odd one. It's a re-release of a 1994 PC game, although from the screenshots it looks like there's been some work done to make it compatible with widescreens, if nothing else. Here's some footage of the original, to give you an idea of what to expect, but check out the Steam page for a better idea.
Dead in Vinland is a survival/management game with a pretty stylised aesthetic. There's a mix of characters, RPG elements, exploration, and text interactions that are a little reminiscent of The Banner Saga.
Adventure Pals drops on the Switch this week as well, if you're after another couch co-op platform type game. The below will give you an idea of what to expect.
So, that's that. Lots of releases just around the corner though, Nintendo-powered cardboard included. See anything that catches your eye this week, or did I miss something huge? Shout it out in the comments.