The Radar Room: April Game Releases to Look For

April is a big step back for game releases from previous months with only a handful of releases worthy of your attention. With that said, there are a few giants that manage to save this month from being a complete ghost town, such as God of War and Nintendo Labo (sorry Xbox owners). Sony’s highly anticipated exclusive and Nintendo’s newest gaming innovation are sure to make the headlines, so be sure to check them out. Let’s take a closer look at games to keep an eye on for the month of April.

April 3: Minit

Minit is an adventure game all about speed running. Each life only lasts 60 seconds while the player looks for mysteries to progress through the game, which forces you to focus on speed. The short campaign and easy to learn mechanics can be great for people with a short time frame, as the game only lasts a couple of hours, or a perfect introduction to get into speed running. Minit has been praised by critics and users alike and is a title worth your time. Minit is now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

April 10: Extinction

Extinction is an action game from developers Iron Galaxy that has drawn many similarities to the Attack on Titan series,  as you fight giant creatures throughout the game. Extinction feels much different from your average action game with combat drawing similarities to the traditional fighting game. This is exciting news, as the developers are very well versed in the genre having worked on multiple fighting games such as Killer Instinct for the Xbox One. If your looking for an action game with a deep combat system, and giant creatures to kill, Extinction is one worthy of your attention when it releases this Tuesday for $59.99.

April 17: Wild Guns: Reloaded

The re-imaging of the 1994 gallery shooter Wild Guns hits the Nintendo Switch this month. The Switch version includes all of the content released on the Steam and PS4 versions, such as new characters, weapons, and levels. Wild Guns: Reloaded releases later this month on the Switch for $29.99.

April 17: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Over a year after Yakuza 6 released in Japan, the latest entry in the beloved series makes its way to the west. The newest entry retains the series stylized combat system and follows Kazuma after the events of the previous entry in the series that left him in a bitter situation. Yakuza 6 has received favorable reviews from critics as it currently holds an 83 on Metacritic, as critics have praised Kazuma as the games lead protagonist. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is one fans of the series can’t wait for, and if your looking for some games with over the top combat and lengthy as hell cutscenes, the Yakuza series is one you shouldn’t overlook.

April 20: Nintendo Labo

Nintendo Labo is easily a the most unique entry for The Radar Room. The Nintendo Labo is not your average video game, but instead a set of cardboard pieces that you can build and use with your Nintendo Switch, such as a remote control car or a fishing rod. Coming in two different sets players will have the opportunity to get creative and game in style. The variety set includes a variety of pieces such as the previously mentioned fishing rod or a piano system.  A robot set will also be available, but it only includes one piece of robot equipment that you wear and then can use to control what the robot does in the game. Both systems look quite unique, we just hope they are worth the high asking price, as the variety set is $69.99, and the robot set is $79.99.

April 20: God of War

Finally, I get to talk about this one and oh man it has us extremely excited, along with just about every other gamer alive.  Whether its the new combat system that looks like a dream come true, I mean come on — you can throw an ax and then recall it like Thor, who doesn’t want that. As if that weren’t enough to peak your interest, the father-son plot of God of War has me excited to see how Kratos develops as a father, as well as how Atreustransitions from an innocent child into a fearless warrior. Everything about this title seems to come together, and that fact that it is only a mere two weeks away has us shaking in anticipation. God of War is one that everybody should have their eyes on when it launches exclusively for the PS4  (sorry Xbox peeps) for $59.99 on April 20.

April 24: Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is an open world title from Climax Studios. Based off the popular show Adventure Time, this title follows Finn and Jake on a new adventure after the Land of Ooo is cut off from the rest of the world, and you guessed it, it’s up to them to save the day. Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is said to have a tactical combat system, art-style similar to the show and the ability to upgrade our heroes. Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion launches late this month on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC for $39.99.

April 24: South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Another month means another AAA third party title gets ported to the Nintendo Port, wait no that’s not right, oh yeah the Nintendo Switch. But in all seriousness, Nintendo has done a great job of getting third-party support for its new unique system and that continues this month with The Fractured But Whole. It is a very good and hilariously written RPG, that plays out like a season of the popular show, but you should only give this one a look if you’re a fan of the show. South Park: The Fractured But Whole should help diversify the system’s library when it makes its way to the Switch this April for $59.99.

What games are you looking forward to in April, let us know in the comments below or follow us on Twitter and let us know there! Also, make sure to stay tuned for the latest news, reviews, and features of all the games above


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