Coming Out — April 22

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This week, starting April 22, there isn’t any shortage of games for you to enjoy. A classic splatter fest fighter is back with some very fresh looks, a serial delay exclusive plants its flag in the head of a zombie and a sleeper classic comes to the switch so you can crawl around on a chimera on the go!

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

Mortal Kombat 11  |  23/04/2019

Genre: Fighting
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

“Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise. The all-new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customise the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat’s best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.” – [source]

Draon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen  |  23/04/2019

Genre: Action RPG
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

“The critically acclaimed action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen combines exhilarating and deep combat with the freedom to explore a huge open world. Enter the high-fantasy setting of Gransys, a land where dragons, chimeras, and other fabled monsters roam. Choose between three different starter vocations, which you can further develop for a total of nine unique vocations.” – [source]

Knife Sisters  |  24/04/2019

Genre: Visual Novel
Platforms: PC

“Knife Sisters is a dark slice of life story, an erotic visual novel about peer pressure, manipulation, love, obsession and BDSM. Follow non-binary Leo during six intense weeks of budding emotions, occult rituals and consensual kinky sex.” – [source]

Yuppie Psycho  |  25/04/2019

Genre: Horror
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

“Join Brian Pasternack on his first day at one of the world’s largest companies, Sintracorp. Uncertain, unprepared, and massively unqualified, will Pasternack have what it takes to shine in Sintracorp’s hierarchy? It all depends on how he performs on his first assignment… and whether he survives it.” – [source]

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech   |  25/04/2019

Genre: RPG Card Game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

“SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!” – [source]

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!  |  26/04/2019

Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

“Think outside the box to save a world in peril! As Qbby or Qucy, you’ll create boxes and use them to surmount more than 270 puzzling stages—the most in the series to date! The box planet is plagued with obstacles, so jump, climb, drift, ride, and warp your way past them in three modes, complete with their own stories, stages, challenges, and techniques. You can even team up for a 2-player adventure starring both star-crossed boxes!” – [source]

Days Gone  |  26/04/2019

Genre: Action
Platforms: PlayStation 4

“At its core, Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love—and hope. It’s about how, even when confronted with such enormous tragedy, hope never dies.” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Mortal Kombat 11
23/04/2019

Mortal Kombat is a staple in the fighting genre, a titan. While it’s had to live with an unfortunate spelling error in the title since its first iteration, it’s always managed to adapt to current gaming trends while staying true to its brand of high octane gore.

With this latest entry in the franchise, lead character designer, Brendan George, is breathing new life into stale designs to make the iconic characters recognisable but distinct beyond a pallet swap. I for one welcome our new kicks ass female designs.

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