Games of April – Dark Souls 3, Ratchet & Clank and Destiny

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If you thought that March was packed with great games, then prepare yourself and your wallet for April.

Dark Souls III, Ratchet and Clank, the Destiny update, Lichdom Battlemage, Alienation and much more. April is here, and with it comes some of the most anticipated titles in 2016.

Quantum Break – April 5

(Xbox One, Windows 10)

In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities.

One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart.

Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future.

Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim – 5 April 

(PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Blast enemies in the smelting factory or along the industrial pipes and platforms of Sullust or fight through Jabba’s throne room and sail barge garage on Tatooine.

Arm yourself with the new Relby V-10 rifle and DT-12 blaster pistol and collect and equip the Scatter Gun, Dioxis Grenade, and Adrenaline Stim Star Cards.

New playable hero characters will have you shooting first with Greedo or targeting foes with precision as Nien Nunb.

Rebel forces have entered some of the most dangerous places in the Outer Rim in order to extract a valuable shipment of resources.

Now they must bring the shipment to their transport ship before time runs out. The Empire has arrived to stop them from reaching the extraction point.

Enter the Gungeon – April 5

(PC, PS4)

Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Select a hero and battle your way to the bottom of the Gungeon by surviving a challenging and evolving series of floors filled with the dangerously adorable Gundead and fearsome Gungeon bosses armed to the teeth.

Gather precious loot, discover hidden secrets, and chat with opportunistic merchants and shopkeepers to purchase powerful items to gain an edge.

Dirt Rally – April 5

(PS4, Xbox One)

Built by Codemasters and road tested over 60 million miles by the DiRT community, DiRT Rally is the ultimate rally experience.

It captures the essence of what makes rally unique like no other game – that sense of trying to remain in control of your emotions, as you hurtle along dangerous, undulating roads at breakneck speed.

In DiRT Rally, aim to squeeze everything out of your car whilst knowing that one crash could ultimately harm your stage time

Dark Souls III – April 12

(PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Dark Souls III continues to push the boundaries with the latest, ambitious chapter in the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series.

As fires fade and the world falls into ruin, journey into a universe filled with more colossal enemies and environments.

Players will be immersed in a world of epic atmosphere and darkness through faster gameplay and amplified combat intensity.

Fans and newcomers alike will get lost in the game’s hallmark rewarding gameplay and immersive graphics.

Now only embers remain. Prepare yourself once more and Embrace The Darkness!

Destiny Spring Update – April 12

(Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3)

The battered remnants of the Reef are mopping up the lingering Taken forces throughout the system.

The worst have been captured by the Awoken and await judgment in the Prison of Elders, but a pretender to Oryx’s vacant throne has escaped Variks’ vengeful grasp.

Hunt the dark beast down before he grows too powerful and reap the rewards that await you.

Ratchet & Clank – April 12

(PS4)

Play the game, based on the movie, based on the game!

Developed alongside the major motion CG-animated picture coming to theatres in 2016, Ratchet & Clank marks the PlayStation 4 debut of PlayStation’s greatest intergalactic heroes.

Find out how Ratchet and Clank will save the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek.

The Banner Saga 2 – April 15

(PC)

The award winning and BAFTA nominated saga continues in The Banner Saga 2. Continue your journey soon after the climactic events of The Banner Saga.

The choices you made in the first game will affect who is alive and who is dead in this exciting sequel.

As the world continues to crumble around you, only one bastion of hope remains, but getting there will require strong leadership, hard sacrifices, influencing new heroes, and, as always, sound strategy in combat.

Lichdom: Battlemage – April 19

(PS4)

Lichdom: Battlemage is a first-person caster that gives the Mage the spotlight in a way never before seen in games.

With limitless magical power at your disposal and brutal enemies around every corner, victory hinges on a combination of skill and strategy.

You must carefully craft a vast array of spells and learn to cast them in the heat of combat.

Star Fox Zero – April 22

(Wii U)

Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy save the Lylat system in this new deep space dogfighting adventure.

Using the Wii U GamePad controller and the TV together creates a unique interface that allows players to experience the game with two different viewpoints within the Arwing – aim and shoot enemies in one direction while flying in another.

This frees up the TV for a more cinematic flight experience. Then, pilot the Arwing with its new Walker transformation, along with the new Gyrowing and the Landmaster Tank, to traverse interplanetary terrain.

Dungeons 2 – April 22

(PS4)

The Dungeon Lord is back! The Ultimate Evil comes to console exclusively on PS4 this April.

Build your dungeon and assemble an army of evil minions to conquer the goody-goody human Overworld.

This is the dungeon management sim you’ve been waiting for!

Rugby Challenge 3 – April 22

(PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)

The game will feature key Rugby powerhouse teams such as the Springboks, Wallabies, All Blacks, England and more, all under official license.

The Rugby Challenge 3 feature list was driven by the fans of Rugby Challenge 2 and includes features such as; Rugby Sevens – this first time addition brings all the realism and fast-paced action of live seven-a-side Rugby to the Rugby Challenge series.

Take total control in Be a Pro mode. Join a club team as a rookie and control your own destiny over 13 action packed seasons.

Complete match goals to improve your skills as a player and work towards becoming the captain of your club. Work your way up the domestic ladder, and impress selectors to play for your national team on the world stage!

Alienation – April 26

(PS4)

Lead your elite squad in the fightback to save Earth from a huge alien invasion in this frantic, top down twin-stick shooter.

With hordes of alien creatures swarming across the planet, you’ll need to work together with up to three friends to devise tactics and keep each other alive under mounting pressure.

Yo-Kai Watch – April 29

(3DS)

Yo-kai Watch is a Japanese phenomenon – a franchise about hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that secretly inhabit our world.

They’re hiding everywhere! Find them, befriend them, turn them into a team on your Yo-kai Watch, and then challenge evil Yo-kai to help people in need on Nintendo 3DS family systems!

Other Releases

Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop – April 2016

Battleborn Open Beta –8 April – 18 April 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 3 – April 2016

What are you looking forward to the most in April? Let us know in the comments and forum.


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