April is here to deliver great new titles, as well as a change of season. While 2018 still has plenty on offer, time sure does fly when there are good games to play.

March was a strong month, with offerings like Ni No Kuni II and Sea of Thieves. Final Fantasy XV, released on consoles back in 2016, also made its way to PCs last month and offered superior graphical fidelity and all the previously released DLC. Far Cry 5 also offered more of the open world first-person hijinks the series is known for, which any Far Cry fan will tell you is a very good thing.

April has plenty of hot video games to blow your mind and your wallet out of the water. God of War is April’s biggest draw, giving action aficionados the intense, brutal, and narrative-driven experience the series is known for. RPG players hungering for some beefy lore to chew on may want to check out BattleTech, a rich tactical strategy game based on the 1980s tabletop board game.

April has a solid handful of games you will not want to miss, so check out our list and see what the month has in store.

1. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: April 17

Kiryu, the kindest gangster in Japan, makes his return in Yakuza 6. Taking place directly after the events in Yakuza 5, Yazuka 6 sees Kiryu detained by police and returns to find that his loved ones are once again in jeopardy. Yakuza 6 is an open-world action game that blends arcade-like beat-’em-up action with exploration, giving players plenty to see and do within the fictional Tokyo district of Kamurocho.

2. God of War

Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: April 20

Having murdered the Greek pantheon of gods in God of War III, the series’ irate protagonist Kratos moves on to the Norse realm. Featuring all new gods to challenge and monsters to butcher, this iteration also makes significant changes to the combat. God of War now utilizes an over-the-shoulder camera, a new weapon with customizable attacks, and a persistent partner who fights alongside you: Kratos’ son, Atreus.

3. Nintendo Labo

Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: April 20

This curious platform is being introduced in April to complement the red-hot Nintendo Switch. Labo offers cardboard model kits that attach to the Switch and controllers in various ways, which let you create simple programs that incorporate the console’s various buttons, Joy-Con vibration tech, control stick inputs, and infrared sensor in unique building and learning experiences.

4. BattleTech

Platforms: PC
Release Date: April 26

BattleTech is a turn-based strategy game based on the rich tabletop board game by the same name. BattleTech shares the same encyclopedic setting as the original board game, dropping players into a centuries-long intergalactic battle between noble houses. As a turn-based strategy game, BattleTech tasks you with leading a lance of four mechs into battle against opposing houses. You can customize your mechs to great extent to alter their range, speed, and specialization.

5. Sword of Ditto

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4
Release Date: April 24

This cute, cyclical action-adventure game pits you against the evil Mormo. Gifted the Sword of Ditto, you must help fellow NPCs, weaken Mormo’s strongholds, and expand your arsenal in order to take down evil within three days. Should you fail, which is entirely likely, you assume control of a new hero, and explore a radically changed world 100 years after your previous failure. Fret not, however, all experience gained will be retained, making things a touch easier the next time through.

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs – Royal Edition

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: April 12

This cheery JRPG blends great artwork, colorful sprites, tactical combat, and a strong cast of characters. Regalia makes use of a deadline system to push you through the story, though it has enough wiggle room to let you explore or take on the game’s optional challenges. Originally released on PC, Regalia arrives on consoles this month to scratch your tactical RPG itch.

What do you think? Do you think you’ll purchase any of the games above? If yes, which one, and if not, what games are you interested in buying? Let us know in the comments!

Source: https://www.pcmag.com/