Spring is here so that means summer is not far away and we all know that summer season is the best time for video game launches. Apart from big announcements at E3 every year, we also get a plethora of new titles to enjoy during our summer breaks. However, since summer is still two long months ahead, that does not mean that we are not getting any good titles in these months.
Games of April 2018
April seems to be a promising month for all gamer fans as there is something for every console. The most anticipated God of War is launching in this month for PS4 and PS4 Pro systems as well as the newest gaming accessory for Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Labo. Along with these stellar launches, we are also getting many other cool titles to keep us busy until summer arrives.
Below we have listed some of our long awaited Games of April 2018 that have kept us on our toes for any new information throughout their development phases.
Extinction – April 10, 2018
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
If there was a game that took us by surprise, it will not be right to say that it was none other than Extinction. In Extinction, you will fight huge monsters called Ogres to save the world of humanity. The game features unique artistic visuals with stellar combat system, which aims at delivering one of the most unique gaming experiences.
It comes packed with tons of content such as extra side missions, huge environments and battles, an interesting story campaign and many other goodies. It gives us some vibes of Attack on Titan but overall the concept feels fresh and cool. Prepare to survive the onslaught for survival of Humanity this April.
Super Daryl Deluxe – April 10, 2018
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch
RPG and High Schools, this is something that has been a common setting lately for many JRPGs but now we have other developers going in this unique blend of genre as well. This is evident by the upcoming RPG game Super Daryl Deluxe that is yet again set in a high school.
The game features a unique way of telling you the story and gameplay mechanics, which results it being an RPGvania. Coupled with fun looking game mechanics and brawler-style combat, the game looks fun with the visual tone it is set in. The game features a vast open world for you to explore as Daryl, a new high school kid.
Bombslinger – April 11, 2018
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
If you have been missing a Bomberman game for quite some time then Bombslinger is here for you. It follows the same game style but the difference is the environment in which Bombslinger is set it. It is set in the old Wild West where you take on a role of a bandit named Bombslinger.
Funny enough he has a villainous brother called Gunslinger responsible for destroying his ranch and murdering his wife. Now Bombslinger is out to get revenge on his brother all Bomberman style. It has been in Early Access for quite some time and the game looks fun with some solid explosive action. Now the game is coming out of Early Access and launching across all major platforms.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – April 17, 2018
The seventh installment in the Yakuza series, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has been out in Japan since December 2016. However, the rest of the world can also experience this title in April 2018 finally after a long delay. Sega’s take on GTA and that too in the world of Japanese underground has built a very big fan base now and this is certain as the seventh installment in the franchise is about to come out.
Yakuza 6 boasts a completely new engine for the game. Visually the game looks amazing and the environments are beautifully designed while keeping the Yakuza spirit alive in the game.
With the new engine, the game also has a new combat system with a new extreme mode, which helps you in dealing with different types of mobs in the game. Overall, the game looks promising but the only downside is the 30 fps instead of last game, Yakuza 0’s 60 fps.
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia – April 19, 2018
Total War is one of the most authentic video games based on history and feature massive battles with turn based, real-time strategy gameplay. The latest installment in the Total War franchise is Thrones of Britannia, which brings the award winning RTS experience back in its full glory.
The game is set in 878 A.D., which was a crucial time for Britain. You can take control of any one of ten factions ranging from Anglo-Saxons, Welsh Tribes to Viking Settlers and wage in epic wars for dominance and survival. The game looks amazing and with the stellar titles in its backlog, it looks like Sega has done justice to the franchise with Thrones of Britannia.
God of War – April 20, 2018
We have been waiting for a long time for a new God of War game and it is now time that the game is almost upon us. Probably one of the most anticipated games of 2018, God of War will be coming this April finally. Ever since the initial reveal at the E3 and more images and videos teasing us of the game, we were almost out of our seat trying to get our hands on it.
The saga continues with Kratos and his young son, Atreus, who are now again embarking on an epic journey across a world of Norse mythology where Atreus learns a lot about his father’s past. Along the way, Kratos must make sure that his son survives while teaching him the ways of a god. God of War features stunning graphics and stellar gameplay mechanics. It also comes with full PS4 Pro support and enhanced 4K visuals for maximum eye candy.
Nintendo Labo – April 20, 2018
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has taken the world by storm and it has surpassed all other consoles when it comes to sales. It features probably the most innovative feature of combining mobility and console gaming which no other console has been able to do for a long time. With no AAA titles at launch, it really showed the world that simple and fun games still hold a place in these times when everyone else is obsessed with visual fidelity and competitive gaming.
The newest accessory by Nintendo for Switch is called Nintendo Labo, which is basically a combination of card boards and other materials which will be converted in different items such as a robot back pack, a fishing rod or a racing wheel. These boxes will then house the Switch’s Joy Cons and use them as sensors with in-game inputs.
This is again a very simple yet fun idea that looks promising so far. You can build these peripherals yourself at your home with the materials provided. The demos that Nintendo has shown us so far look amazing and we cannot wait to get our hands on it to try it for ourselves.
The Swords of Ditto – April 24, 2018
Platforms: PC, PS4
The Swords if Ditto might look like a cute little RPG but it is one of the most challenging RPGs out there. Apart from regular RPG elements like creating a hero and levelling it up, it also features a full-fletched character system where every hero you create is a unique one and has his own journey to defeat the evil Mormo.
It also features co-op so if you want to play with a friend, you can grab another controller and embark on an epic journey together with local co-op support. Complete quests and side-quests, explore dangerous dungeons, face terrible monsters and forge the mightiest weapons in this fun RPG experience. This is one RPG that you might not want to miss this spring.
39 Days to Mars – April 25, 2018
39 Days to Mars is set in a steampunk puzzle-adventure game where you take on the role of a duo of explorers who must make sure that their ship makes it to Mars in one piece.
The puzzles are co-op based and requires the expertise of both engineers to complete. You can play the game alone with a computer controller AI or with a friend with local co-op support. The game features very simple visual design with strong steampunk visuals in place.
The animations are simple and crisp and the puzzles fun and tricky to solve at the same time. The game is great to pick and play for a short duration of time, as most of the puzzles do not take much of a time. It also features a solid soundtrack with a beautiful piano score that really indulges you in the game’s environment.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy – April 26, 2018
Platform: Nintendo Switch
After the release of the trilogy on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy has finally made its way to Switch and now people who own a Switch can finally experience this great Trilogy on their new Switch consoles. They feature improved graphics and most of the DLC from the original titles. This is the first time a Naruto title is making its debut on a Nintendo console and that too with three titles at once.
The trilogy includes all three games from the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise including Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. This trilogy brings the complete Ultimate Shippuden experiment to Switch. We hope that the fourth game in the franchise also makes it to Nintendo Switch to complete the Naruto experience.
This concludes the list of our most anticipated Games of April 2018. Did we include your favorite game in the list or did we miss it? Do not forget to tell us in the comments section below!