The Month in Games – April 2019

Our picks of this month's gaming releases.

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Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission 

Stack your deck with this new Dragon Ball title. In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission players will be able to collect cards in order to create the strongest deck possible to take into battle against other players. Featuring over 300 characters from the Dragon Ball universe, players will be able to hone their decks in battle in this arcade inspired adventure with over 1000 cards to collect and train. Players will also be able to create their own custom cards to use in-game, with every detail only limited by the imagination of the player.

 

 

The Hero Edition will include a copy of the game, an exclusive five card Super Dragon Ball Card Game Pack and the Power Up Pack featuring 11 early character cards unlocked to give players a head start on creating their best possible decks for battle. 

Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission will be available on Nintendo Switch from April 5*


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Go back to the very first case with this trilogy release. In the Ace Attorney Trilogy players take on the role of Phoenix Wright, a rookie attorney who is struggling after the loss of his mentor. Hired to defend various people accused of murder, players will have to use every tool at Wright’s disposal in order to make sure justice is served. Facing off against ever more ruthless prosecutors, Wright not only has to deal with the cases before him but how his own past has had a lasting effect on those around him.

 

 

Comprising of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Justice for All and Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations, this collection will give players the opportunity to experience all the drama of the courtroom. While the game is available physically under the original Japanese title Gyakuten Saiban 123: Naruhodo Selection, they will only be available through select online retailers as Capcom has confirmed that the trilogy will be digital only in Western regions. 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC from April 9*


World War Z 

Survive against the zombie hordes in this apocalyptic adventure. Based on the novel and film of the same name, World War Z puts players in the middle of the battle for humanity as cities are overrun by the undead. Battling either alone or with friends in co-op, players will have to collect supplies, find shelter, build defences and arm themselves with a cache of weapons in order to survive the oncoming hordes and keep the hope of humanity’s future very much alive.

 

 

Players who pre-order either the digital or physical editions of the game will receive the Lobo Bundle which includes the titular Lobo – a weaponised shovel melee weapon – along with three limited edition golden weapon skins for ranged weapons such as pistols and rifles so players can take down the zombie hordes in style. 

World War Z will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from April 16*


Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

The fate of Spira is in your hands in this Switch remaster. Final Fantasy X follows the story of Tidus, a blitzball star who is transported from his home in Zanarkand to Spira by a creature known only as “Sin”. Now trying to find his way home, Tidus is joined by the summoner Yuna, her warrior guardian Kimahri Ronso and cousin Rikku, the black mage Lulu, the warrior monk Auron and Wakka – a blitzball player with his own personal vendetta against Sin. Together, this group seeks to obtain the Final Aeon, which could be the key to destroying Sin’s destructive force once and for all.

 

 

Also included in the remaster is Final Fantasy X-2, which picks up two years after the events of Final Fantasy X. This adventure shifts the focus to Yuna and Rikku as they deal with the aftermath of the battle with Sin and what it means for not only them but for the people of Spira as a whole as well.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be available on Nintendo Switch from April 16*


Mortal Kombat 11 

Battle against time herself in this latest chapter in the iconic fighter franchise. Following on from the battle between Shinook and Cassie Cage in Mortal Kombat X¸ players will begin Mortal Kombat 11 with a corrupted Raiden looking to further his plans for Earthrealm – plans which look to be thwarted by the arrival of Kronika, the “Keeper of Time” and her underling Geras. This mysterious goddess has her own plans for the universe and her sights set firmly on Raiden with Geras looking to stop anyone who gets in Kronika’s way.

 

 

Players who pre-order any edition of Mortal Kombat 11 will unlock Shao Kahn as a playable character and receive access to the closed beta. The Premium Edition will include a copy of the game in an exclusive Steelbook case and the Kombat Pack – which includes six DLC characters, early access to additional DLC characters, seven exclusive character skins and a selection of gear sets. The Kollector’s Edition includes the Premium Edition of the game, an exclusive steelcase and magnet and a 1:1 scale replica of Scorpion’s iconic mask in a collector’s box with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

Mortal Kombat 11 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from April 23*


Days Gone 

Ride the broken road in this apocalyptic PlayStation exclusive. In the world of Days Gone, players step into the shoes of Deacon St. John, an outlaw biker living in a world overrun by “Freakers” – the victims of a global pandemic. Now living as a bounty hunter, Deacon must find his place in the new world, using his skills as a biker to help along the way. Whether it be gathering supplies, navigating the roads of the Pacific Northwest or encountering other survivors, Deacon’s path is shaped both by the player and Deacon’s past actions – especially those tied to his lost love, Sarah, and his former gang.

 

 

Players who pre-order any edition of Days Gone will receive an early unlock for the Drifter Crossbow as well as the Bike Upgrade Package. The Special Edition includes a copy of the game in a Steelbook case, physical and digital copies of the game’s soundtrack and art book, the Monkey Wrench skill unlocked three in-game Drifter bike skins and a Days Gone Dynamic theme for PlayStation 4. A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available through the PlayStation store including the game, digital art book, a collection of original music, Monkey Wrench skill and Drifter bike skins. The Collector’s Edition includes the Special Edition of the game, six limited edition pins, a clothing patch and Collector’s Edition Deacon statue. 

Days Gone will be available on PlayStation 4 from April 26*


Free to Play

On Xbox, Gold subscribers will have four titles to download and play for free this month. Technomancer will be available from April 1-30* joined by Outcast: Second Contact from April 16 – May 15* on Xbox One. On Xbox 360, Star Wars Battlefront II will be available between April 1-15*, followed by Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 from April 16 to April 30*

Over on PlayStation, players with an active Plus subscription will have two titles to download and play for free on PS4. From April 2*, Conan Exiles and The Surge will both be available for the whole month for players to enjoy.

Full details on this month’s Twitch Prime content – including 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online – can be found on the Twitch Prime blog.

 

Also Released This Month

April 2*Darksiders Warmastered Edition (Switch), Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl (HTC Vive), Sword & Fairy 6 (PS4)

April 3*Cryofall (PC – Steam Early Access), HyperParasite (PC – Steam Early Access)

April 4*Death Mark (PC), Islanders (PC), Skorecery (PS4), Overwhelm (Switch), Marz Rising (PC)

April 5*YouTubers Life OMG! (Switch), Constructor Plus (Switch), Notmycar (PC – Steam Early Access), Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey (PC), Monster Slayers (Switch), Yet Another Zombie Defence (Switch)

April 8*RAD (PC)

April 9* – Zanki Zero – Last Beginning (PS4), Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows (PC, iOS, Android), Dangerous Driving (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Hunt & Sneak (PC), Vaporeum (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (PS4, PC)

April 10*The Mystery of Woolley Mountain (Switch, PC), Vaporum (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)

April 11*Weedcraft Inc. (PC), Proze: Enlightenment (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive), Earth Defence Force: Iron Rain (PS4), Deck of Ashes (PC – Steam Early Access)

April 12*Himno (PC), Neo Atlas 1469 (Switch), Ultrawings (PSVR)

April 16*My Time at Portia (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), World of Warships: Legends (Xbox One, PS4)

April 17*PGA Tour Golf Shootout (iOS, Android)

April 18*Sigma Theory: Global Cold War (PC), Our World is Ended (PS4, Switch), Katana Zero (Switch, PC), Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), God’s Trigger (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Trüberbrook (PS4, Switch), Cuphead (Switch)

April 19*Death Mark (Switch), Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk (3DS), Ghost Giants (PSVR), Wasteland 2: Directors Cut (Switch)

April 23*Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Switch)

April 25* – Imperator: Rome (PC), Yuppie Psycho (PC), Vambrace: Cold Soul (PC), Aggelos (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), The Unic (iOS, Android)

April 26*Boxboy and Boxgirl (Switch), Bomber Crew (PS4, Switch), Super Street: The Game (Switch)

April 30*Tales of the Neon Sea (PC), Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age (Xbox One, Switch), Fade to Silence (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

 

*Dates refer to UK release only. International dates may vary and are subject to change. All information correct at time of writing.

 

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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