It’s been an exciting time for game releases, and it’s going to get even better in the coming weeks, with a few eagerly-awaited titles about to be unleashed. Let’s take a look at five games that you’d be a fool not to play in April.
1 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
It’s back to Japan in the 1500s, and there is danger around every corner in this latest release published by Activision and developed by FromSoftware, who have previously given us Bloodborne and Dark Souls.
Released in March, it’s already been a big hit with a strong story-line as players become the “one-armed wolf”. He has a shady background being a disgraced and disfigured warrior with a lot more enemies than friends.
He’s been trusted to protect a young lord but can’t stop him being captured by the Ashina clan and now has to try to rescue him. A tough mission ensues but one that will have you on the edge of your seat.
If you get stuck performing any of the cool moves, our guides are available, like how to perform the lightning reverse.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC
2 Mortal Kombat 11
The wait is almost over and the date to put in your diaries is April 23. It’s like an old friend you haven’t seen for ages paying a visit with lots of stories to tell. If you fancy spending some time freezing your enemies to death with Subzero or biting their faces off with Baraka, then you are going to love this latest release in the long-running and hugely successful series.
Developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the question will be just how do they produce this latest game without just going over old ground? A look at the trailer will leave your mouth watering with anticipation of getting your hands on this game. Something strange is happening here with not one but two Johnny Cages, and they don’t seem to be getting on too well. Count down the days to April 23!
Can’t wait to see more? Well, the good folks at – of all places – Business Insider got to play a preview of Mortal Kombat 11.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC and Switch
3 Days Gone
Video games just love depressing scenarios, don’t they? Here’s another one that rather than being set on a sunny day on the beach, takes us to a post-apocalypse situation instead. No nuclear bombs causing all the havoc but there are plenty of zombies to deal with.
The hero of the game is biker Deacon St John, and he has his hands full trying to survive this frightening situation. He’s up against the Freakers (who are pretty quick on their feet, so watch out) and life-threatening swarms
Unless you’re in great form, he could well meet a sticky end. This game has been developed by the SIE Bend Studio and will be published by Sony. Multi-player isn’t available, so it really is a sole battle for survival.
The title is said to take 30 hours to complete – and includes a whopping six hours of cutscenes for full, cinematic/dramatic effect.
4 Gonzo’s Quest VR
Here’s a game with a difference because Gonzo’s Quest VR was one of the first slot games that saw players using a virtual reality headset. There are no zombies or demons on show here. Instead, we are transported to South America, where Gonzo Pizzaro is trying to find the mythical El Dorado – the city of gold. Hopefully, it’s not a mythical city as those are very hard to find.
It’s been a hugely popular game over the years for slot developers NetEnt, but they have raised the bar with this virtual reality version. This is no ordinary casino-style game. With a full 360-degree view of action, this is a slot game transitioning into the gaming sphere.
There are plenty of online sites that let you try slot games like this for free (if you have a headset!). You can also play Gonzo Quest VR at many casinos, and usually if you deposit via PayPal you get access to exclusive promotions.
5 Devil May Cry 5
Director Hideaki Itsuno has another hit on his hands in the latest in this series released in early March. No zombies here, just a demonic invasion for you to try and survive. The nightmare begins when the seeds of a “demon tree” take root in the delightfully named Red Grave City.
With sales of over 16 million, this series has been a massive success, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Even the media say it’s a game of the year contender. This is released by Capcom, and the graphics look fantastic with amazing lighting and excellent combat-style gameplay.
There are three playable characters including Nero who may be young, but he’s an experienced demon hunter who is just what Red Grave City needs. With Dante and a new character that’s simply called ‘V’ who welds his silver cane, this is a fast-paced game. There’s weaponry aplenty with everything from robotic arms to the demonic Sparda sword as well as a panther and an eagle!
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
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