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Games of April 2013 – PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 and More!

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After the blockbuster month of March, April seems to offer a little less games releases than the previous month and might even turn out to be lighter on the wallet.

However, April does offer a couple of anticipated game releases like Injustice: Gods Among Us, Soul Sacrifice and Dead Island: Riptide as well as re-releases of old favorites like Age of Empires II, Mega Man 4 and Double Dragon 2.

April is also home to release of two MMOs; Defiance and Age of Wushu as well as long awaited RPG, Pandora’s Tower, on Wii.

Even with its lighter offerings, April game releases still encompass all platforms and range from genres like Action, Fighting and Shooters to RPGs, Puzzlers and Platformers.

So without further ado, here are all the games being released in the month of April, broken down with respect Platforms, Release Date and Genre for each game as well as added brief description for anticipated releases.

Games of April 2013

For your ease, the games are segmented according to weeks of release. Though please note that the 4th week includes the three days of the month. Furthermore, as is the case with all official timelines, the Release Dates mentioned are subject to change.

Games of April: Week #1 (1st to 6th April)

Super Black Bass 3D

  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release Date: 2nd April 2013
  • Genre: Fishing

Defiance

  • Platforms: PC, PS3 & Xbox 360
  • Release Date: 2nd April 2013
  • Genre: MMO-TPS

Game Description: Based on a Syfy TV show, the science fiction themed Massively Multiplayer Online Third Person Shooter; Defiance is set on a terraformed Earth, in a future where humans and aliens known as; Votans live side by side. The concept of the game is to run in tandem with the TV show where actions in both mediums will drive the story of Defiance.

Ninja Gaiden III: Razor’s Edge

  • Platforms: PS3 & Xbox 360
  • Release Date: 2nd April 2013(North America), 4th April 2013(Japan) & 5th April 2013(Europe)
  • Genre: Action

Game Description: Razor’s Edge is a port of the WiiU edition of Ninja Gaiden III that aims to right the mistakes of the original game. The game features the return of blood, increase in difficulty, improved AI, two new characters, return of ‘Karma counter’ and a brand new unique campaign headed by Ayame.

Battle Rock Theatre

  • Platforms: XBLA
  • Release Date: 3rd April 2013
  • Genre: Platformer

Toki Tori 2

  • Platforms: WiiU
  • Release Date: 4th April 2013
  • Genre: Puzzle Adventure

Game Description: Sequel to the original Toki Tori that released on GameBoy Colour in 2001, Toki Tori 2 is a platformer set in a living world filled with various creatures. The game stars a cute chicken who uses his ability to whistle and stomp on floor to tackle enemies and obstacles that he encounters across the various levels.

Double Dragon 2: Wander of the Dragons

  • Platforms: XBLA
  • Release Date: 5th April 2013
  • Genre: Action

Pain Killer: Hell & Damnation

  • Platforms: PS3 & Xbox 360
  • Release Date: 5th April 2013
  • Genre: FPS

Game Description: Remake of the classic FPS; Pain Killer, Hell & Damnation features the same fast paced action of the original but now comes with improvedgraphics and redesigned single-player campaign, refined game mechanics, better gameplay balance, redesigned enemies,  Co-Op and Survival modes and a new Soulcatcher weapon.

Games of April: Week #2 (7th to 13th April)

Age of Empires 2: HD Edition

  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: 9th April 2013
  • Genre: RTS

Game Description: HD remake of the famed 2nd installment of Age of Empires series, Age of Empires 2: HD Edition features the same town building, resource gathering, army making and war battling gameplay that the fans of the game have come to love, now with improved graphics, widescreen support and online multiplayer through Steam.

Guacamelee!

  • Platforms: PSN, PS Vita
  • Release Date: 9th April 2013(North America) & 10th April 2013(Europe)
  • Genre: Platformer

ShootMania Storm

  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: 10th April 2013
  • Genre: FPS

Age of Wushu

  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: 10th April 2013
  • Genre: MMORPG

Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger

  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release Date: 11th April 2013
  • Genre: Adventure

Gemini Rue

  • Platforms: iOS
  • Release Date: 11th April 2013
  • Genre: Adventure

Games of April: Week #3 (14th to 20th April)

Injustice: Gods Among Us

  • Platforms: PS3, WiiU & Xbox 360
  • Release Date: 16th April 2013(North America), 17th April 2013(Australia), 19th April 2013(Europe) & 9th June 2013(Japan)
  • Genre: Fighting

Game Description: Injustice is the fighting game that pits Heroes and Villains of the DC universe against each other. The game is developed by the same team that made the recent blockbuster reboot of Mortal Kombat and is set in a world where boundaries between good and evil are blurred, an alternate timeline that is crafted by the writers at DC comics. Injustice promises a deep and original storyline and action packed fighting system that is developed specifically with superhuman battle in mind.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release Date: 16th April 2013 (North America)
  • Genre: RPG

Game Description: Port of the game released in 1997 on Sega Saturn and 1999 on the original PlayStation, Devil Summor: Soul Hackers is a first-person, dungeon-crawling RPG set in a cyper punk future with gothic horror elements. The new 3DS edition features improvements such as 30 additional demons, improved controls, and quicker loading times.

Pandora’s Tower

  • Platforms: Wii
  • Release Date: 16th April 2013(North America)
  • Genre: Action RPG

Game Description: Last of the games to be localized due to the fan campaign known as Project Rianfall, Pandora’s Tower is an RPG that focuses on the lead protagonist; Aeron’s quest to travel to thirteen towers and defeat the “master beasts” within. Aeron has to acquire “master flesh” from each master beast to break a curse on Elena which is transforming her into a beast.

Papo & Yo

  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: 18th April 2013
  • Genre: Adventure

We Sing UK Hits

  • Platforms: Wii
  • Release Date: 19th April 2013(North America)
  • Genre: Music

Fire Emblem: Awakening

  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release Date: 19th April 2013 (Europe) & 20th April 2013 (Australia)
  • Genre: RPG

Games of April: Week #4 (21st to 30th April)

LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins

  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release Date: 21st April 2013(North America) & 26th April 2013(Europe)
  • Genre: Action Adventure

Dead Island: Riptide

  • Platforms: PC, PS3 & Xbox 360
  • Release Date: 23rd April 2013(North America) & 26th April 2013(Europe)
  • Genre: Action RPG

Game Description: Sequel to the 2011 Dead Island game, Riptide is an open world action RPG featuring 5 survivors from the original game that find themselves stranded on the flooded island of Palanai trying to fend of hoards of zombies.

Star Trek: The Game

  • Platforms: PC, PS3 & Xbox 360
  • Release Date: 23rd April 2013(North America) & 26th April 2013(Europe)
  • Genre: Action

Puzzler World 2013

  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release Date: 23rd April 2013
  • Genre: Puzzle

Thomas Was Alone

  • Platforms: PSN & PS Vita
  • Release Date: 24th April 2013(Europe) & 30th April 2013(North America)
  • Genre: Puzzle Platformer

Don’t Starve

  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: 25th April 2013
  • Genre: Survival Adventure

Mega Man 4

  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release Date: 25th April 2013
  • Genre: Action Platformer

Soul Sacrifice

  • Platforms: PS Vita
  • Release Date: 30th April 2013(North America) & 1st May 2013(Europe)
  • Genre: Action RPG

Game Description: A a co-op action game that offers brutal combat where players take the role of a slave who gets hold of a forbidden book that allows the holder to battle sorcerers and monster from the past. Soul Sacrifice forces players to make choices whether to sacrifice their character’s belongings, limbs or even lives for power, each choice has far reaching consequences in the game.

Dust: An Elysian Tail

  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: 30th April 2013
  • Genre: Action RPG

Game Description: The critically acclaimed indie game that hit XBLA in 2012 finally arrives to PC. Dust gives players control of the main protagonist; Dust, as he wields his sentient sword, Blade of Ahrah and travels through the world of Falana trying to remember his past.

Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut

  • Platforms: PS3
  • Release Date: 30th April 2013
  • Genre: Action Adventure

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine

  • Platforms: PC & XBLA
  • Release Date: 30th April 2013
  • Genre: Action

That is it, all the games that the month of April has to offer in the year of 2013. Have a wonderful time choosing, purchasing and gaming.