The month of April promises new games for avid gamers to get their hands on. Unexpected delays notwithstanding, the video games releasing in April appear to be exciting new additions to 2019’s offerings. The coming of spring brings with it more reasons to stay indoors and play some games.
April sees a plethora of Nintendo Switch releases. Many games that released years ago on other platforms are receiving fresh ports to the Switch. This includes, but is not limited to “Darksiders: Warmastered Edition” and “Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.” A few notable sequels are going to be available in April, as well as brand new franchises that have been teased in the past year. April looks like the opposite of a gaming disappointment.
What to be excited for:
“Shovel Knight Showdown” (April 9)
The original “Shovel Knight” was a platforming darling when it first released in 2014. “Shovel Knight Showdown” keeps the same style of platforming. However, it turns the whole game into a battle arena. Up to four players can duel with each other in the game’s multiplayer using only their jumping and shoveling skills. Players can pick from all the heroes and villains they met in the first “Shovel Knight.”
“Anno 1800” (April 16)
Real-time strategy video games are a dying art form. Few developers nail the entrancing element of managing city-building with engaging combat mechanics. Developers Blue Byte struck gold with their “Anno” series, and “Anno 1800” takes fans back to the past. Their most recent games, “Anno 2070” and “Anno 2205,” were set in the future. We’re excited to see how well city management during the Industrial Revolution will work in this latest entry.
“Mortal Kombat 11” (April 23)
The “Mortal Kombat” series is a staple in the fighting game genre. “Mortal Kombat 11” is not only an expected release, but a highly anticipated one as well. Fans of the game only have to wait till the end of April to get their hands on this next installment. Its release is timed perfectly to coincide with EVO 2019. “Mortal Kombat 11” is slated to be on the roster of games featuring in the Championship this August.
“Days Gone” (April 26)
The first trailers that came out for “Days Gone” caught the eyes of gamers around the world, especially those who love the action/survival horror genre. Its fast-paced zombies were a change from the slow shuffles usually seen in pop culture undead representations. Video games set in the post-apocalypse are a dime a dozen. But “Days Gone” stood out from the crowd with its vast open world and its freakish take on zombies.
List of April 2019 releases:
April 2: "Bomber Crew: Complete Edition" — PS4, Switch
April 2: "Darksiders: Warmastered Edition" — Switch
April 5: "Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission" — Switch, PC
April 9: "Dangerous Driving" — PS4, Xbox One
April 9: "Neo Atlas 1469" — Switch,
April 9: "Shovel Knight Showdown" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
April 11: "Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain" — PS4
April 16: "Anno 1800" — PC
April 16: "Tanks Meet Zombies" — Switch
April 16: "Wasteland 2" — Switch
April 17: "Truberbrook" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
April 19: "Our World Is Ended" — PS4
April 23: “Mortal Kombat 11” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
April 26: “Days Gone” — PS4
April 26: “BoxBoy + BoxGirl” — Switch
April 30: “Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age” — Xbox One, Switch,