Coming out — April 16

Feature article

This week, starting April 16, Nintendo hope you are in the mode for a craft session. Along the way PlayStation gets two new exclusives from beloved franchises but one is taking things in a new direction. However if you’ve been missing out on a few big indie digital releases they’re finally making the jump to physical release.

So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.

Yakuza 6: Song of Life  |  17/04/18

Genre: Action-adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega

Game description:

“In Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family – be those ties through blood or bond – when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart.” – [source]

Not sure if you’re ready to dive into the underbelly of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life? Check out Kolby’s review before it releases.

Armello Special Edition  |  18/04/18

Genre: Role Playing Board Game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: League of Geeks
Publisher: League of Geeks

Game description:

“As a hero from one of the clans of Armello, you’ll quest, scheme, hire agents, explore, vanquish monsters, cast spells and face off against other players, with one ultimate end goal in mind — storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello. The Kingdom of Armello is as dangerous as it is beautiful, perils, banes and bandits hide around every corner and a spreading corruption known as the rot is leaving no creature untouched.” – [source]

A little confused about Armello’s gameplay mechanics? We reviewed the Usurper DLC back in 2016.

Darkest Dungeon: Ancectral Edition  |  19/04/18

Genre: Role Playing
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Red Hook Studios
Publisher: Red Hook Studios

Game description:

“Recruit, train and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgoten warrens, ruined crypts and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and put the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.” – [source]

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap  |  19/04/18

Genre: Platformer
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Lizardcube
Publisher: DotEmu

Game description:

“Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure! Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses.” – [source]

For The King  |  19/04/18

Genre: Strategy Role Playing
Platforms: PC
Developer: IronOak Games
Publisher: IronOak Games

Game description:

“For The King is a strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally. Every play through offers new challenges, opportunities, and rewards.” – [source]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pw07YW2CZs

God of War  |  20/04/18

Genre: Action-adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Game description:

“It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created.” – [source]

Nintendo Labo  |  20/04/18

Genre: Family / Interactive
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

Game description:

“Building on the history of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and gameplay experiences, Nintendo Labo continues the company’s mission of putting smiles on people’s faces. With each Nintendo Labo kit, inspired minds across all generations can transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into interactive creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with the Nintendo Switch in different ways.” – [source]

Assetto Corso: Ultimate Edition  |  20/04/18

Genre: Racing Simulator
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: Kunos Simulazioni
Publisher: 505 Games

Game description:

“Benefit from the combination of pure driving realism and pin-point accuracy together with every car and track to ever be released for the game, featuring, besides the latest and updated version of Assetto Corsa, the Prestige pack, the three Porsche Packs, the Red, the ReadyToRace and the Japanese Packs, plus the Ferrari 70th Anniversary DLCs.” – [source]

Don’t Starve Mega Pack  |  20/04/18

Genre: Survival
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Publisher: 505 Games

Game description:

“Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.  Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. .” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

God of War
available 20/04/18

This game isn’t even out yet and already talk of Game of the Year has been thrown around by reviewers and other who have already gotten their hands on it.

Kratos well and truly dealt with the Greek pantheon in his original trilogy. Even with all of the gratuitous violence though the one heart that Kratos couldn’t punch his way into was the audience. It looks like the team has taken this on board and have brought Kratos into the modern world of narrative gaming and more immersive gameplay and we are itching to get into this.

What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!