April is here, and it’s full of some epic gaming goodness. We’ve got everything from rhyming animals to haunting creatures coming our way; and we’ve rounded up 5 of the most exciting games we can’t wait to play this month.
PaRappa the Rappa: Remastered
Release date: 4 April 2017 (PS4)
It’s been 20 years since the rhyme-spitting rhythm game PaRappa The Rapper debuted on PS1. To celebrate the anniversary, a remastered version of the game is coming out. Sporting high-res graphics with smoother lines and textures, upgraded audio with CD-quality music, additional alternative audio tracks, Trophy support, and plenty of other features, PaRappa The Rapper Remastered is a great way to celebrate the iconic series.
It’s a classic game, and on top of the other upgrades, the remastered version adds in 4K support on top of 1080p resolution on PS4 Pro. It also takes advantage of the DualShock 4’s capabilities. The DualShock 4 will act as a metronome to help players feel the beat to keep better by vibrating in turn with the fast-paced musical rhythms. There is also an option to enlarge the player icon to better know when to hit the beat.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
Release date: 7 April 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
One of our favourite games of last generation, Bulletstorm, is getting a remastered release for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC this month. Falling somewhere between Tony Hawk Pro Skater game and a first-person shooter, Bulletstorm gives you a playground of death and destruction as you earn style and skill points for how you kill enemies.
The Full Clip Edition has been updated with hi-res textures, increased polygon counts, sterling audio, and smoother frame rates — all running in up to 4K resolution on PC and PS4 Pro — and this new version of Bulletstorm comes with all of the previously-released add-ons along with all-new content.
Release date: 11 April 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch)
Old-school 3D platformers are in dire need in the gaming landscape of today, but Yooka-Laylee is set to change that.
Beginning as a pie-in-the-sky Kickstarter project, Yooka-Laylee garnered some serious attention from gamers who managed to provide more than enough funding for the game. With some quality pedigree in the development team (with some members being a part of the original Banjo-Kazooiestudio, Rare), Yooka-Laylee is looking to be a love-letter to long-time gamers and to remind the new generation of the colourful jumping days of yesteryear.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
Release date: 25 April 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The Sniper: Ghost Warrior games have found quite the following of FPS fans and those who just enjoy shooting things accurately in the face, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, the latest instalment in the franchise, is looking to take things to new heights.
The sequel will play into the various gameplay styles highlighted by the title, namely: Sniper, Ghost, and Warrior – the first being purely long-range sniping focused, the second using up-close, stealth melee attacks, and Warrior being a more aggressive, guns-blazing approach.
Release date: 28 April 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Little Nightmares is one of our most anticipated games of 2017, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, you should take notice. This creepy adventure platformer is one of the eeriest and interesting looking games arriving this year, and after some great reception when showed at Gamescom, expectations are high.
In Little Nightmares, players take on the role of Six, a small creature trying to survive a strange and frightening place known as the Maw. The game uses puzzles, exploration, stealth and physics-based platforming to immerse the game in one of the most unique looking games in years.