Coming out — April 9

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This week, starting April 9, it is time for the human race to take a stand before they get stood on. Throw into the mix some great new indie titles, from real time strategy, robot building and hyperactive metroidvania side scroller. All of this before we even get to a PlayStation 4 exclusive making its way to the Xbox One.

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

Extinction  |  10/04/18

Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Iron Galaxy
Publisher: Maximum Games

Game description:

“From time immemorial, the world has been at war. For generations, humans have fought one another for land and riches while our true enemies have lurked in the distance: throngs of ravenous monsters standing 150 feet tall that aim to destroy our kind. Only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating these monstrosities, known colloquially as “ogres.” You are one of the world’s last defenders, a warrior named Avil equipped with the skill, speed and strength to oppose the endless wave of Ravenii and prevent a fate worse than death: Extinction.” – [source]

Masters of Anima  |  10/04/18

Genre: Adventure Strategy
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Developer: Passtech Games
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Game description:

“Masters of Anima is an original adventure game that takes you deep into the magical world of Spark. Battle against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where making tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, thanks to intuitive and innovative gameplay.” – [source]

Super Daryl Deluxe  |  10/04/18

Genre: Action Role Playing Game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC
Developer: Dan & Gary Games
Publisher: Dan & Gary Games

Game description:

“Super Daryl Deluxe is an RPGvania with brawler-style combat set inside of a perfectly normal, sprawling, multi-dimensional high school. Like any other perfectly normal school, its students and faculty are going missing and the classrooms have been locked down for weeks. Yes, there’s nothing remarkable happening at WFHS whatsoever – just ask the new principal.” – [source]

Robocraft Infinity  |  11/04/18

Genre: Fighting
Platforms: Xbox One
Developer: Freejam Games
Publisher: Freejam Games

Game description:

“Build, drive, fight! Create fully customisable robots block-by-block that can drive, hover, walk and fly in the multiplayer combat game, Robocraft Infinity. Equip weapons from the future and jump into the driving seat as you battle for supremacy in multiple 5 vs 5 game modes against players from across the world.” – [source]

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice  |  11/04/18

Genre: 
Adventure Strategy
Platforms: 
Xbox One
Developer:
Ninja Theory Ltd
Publisher:
Ninja Theory Ltd

Game description:

“From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.” – [source]

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Our top pick of the week?

Masters of Anima
available 10/04/18

While we are all excited to see Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice make it’s way to Xbox One but we’ve already had a chance to get hands on with it.

Masters of Anima brings a colourful new fantasy world and we are always happy to see interesting new gameplay. Downsizing the scope of army strategy you’ll have more control over each unit as you fight against the forces of evil against a vibrant backdrop.

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