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4 games releasing in April you absolutely need to check out

Wondering what games are coming out in April that are worth your time? We’ve got you covered.

Bulletstorm
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It’s tough to keep up with all the great games that are coming out, it honestly feels like every week brings a new batch of games that are worthy of our time and money. Unless you have an infinite bankroll or infinite debt, however, trying to snag all the cool new releases is next to impossible; you would be broke, living out of a cardboard box before being able to buy and play them all.

That’s where we come in. Your time is valuable, so we’ve compiled some of the games coming out in April that are not only worth your time, but your money, as well. Peep ’em below.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (Remastered)

Alright, so technically, this isn’t a new release, but still something worth checking out if you’ve never played it before or even if you have, honestly, because who doesn’t like expending millions of rounds of ammo in, well, a storm of bullets. If you haven’t played it, here’s a quick rundown of what you do: shoot, shoot some more, hit some Skillshots, continue shooting. You now understand the dynamics of Bulletstorm, congratulations!

This version is releasing on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. If you’re on the PS4 Pro or PC, you’ll also get crispy 4k resolution. You still have time to pre-order and get Duke Nukem’s Bulletstorm Tour which allows you to play the full campaign as Duke, with all new lines recorded by the OG Duke Nukem voice actor.

Bulletstorm


Persona 5

Almost 10 years after the critically-acclaimed release of Persona 4, Persona 5 is on the scene, promising more of the amazing storytelling and gameplay of past iterations. Like with all Persona titles, do not fret if you’ve never played any of the past games, 5 is a standalone story, so you’re good to go, friends.

5 is much like Persona 3 and 4, you’re going to tackle lengthy dungeons, but you’re also going to lead the day-to-day life of the school age main character. You’ll be taking tests, deciding how to spend your free time, and working part-time jobs. It’s like real life, but pixelated. Persona 5 launches for PS3 and PS4 on April 4th, so get those credit cards ready.

► Persona 5


Guardians of the Galaxy (Telltale)

Telltale makes some great, story-driven games. Marvel makes some cool ass movies. They are a match made in Heaven. If you’ve never played a Telltale game, do not expect a high-action, button masher. Telltale games are all about the story and how your decisions in the story play out. There are some actions that are required from you in-game, but they are generally pretty simple and just require you to press the corresponding buttons at the correct time.

Not too much is known about the original story, but from the trailer released yesterday, we know that you’re trying to stop Thanos, destroyer of worlds. As with all Telltale games, this one will be released in chapters, with Chapter 1 dropping for $5 on April 18th for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Mac.

Guardians of the Galaxy


Yooka Laylee

I’m going to be real honest with you guys, I have literally no idea what this is, but KnowTechie writers Jonathan White and Josh Knowles seem to be hype about it, so you should be too. After some Google-fu, it seems that Yooka Laylee is a lot like some classic platformers of yesteryear, more specifically, Banjo-Kazooie.

It not only has a similar style to Banjo, but it maintains that similar open-world platform world, full of different paths to take and items to collect. You play as best friends Yooka and Laylee (I literally didn’t get the play on words until this very moment. I am not a smart man) to tackle platform puzzles, with each character having their owns strengths that will be needed to tackle some of the challenges.

If you’re a fan of N64-era platformers, then keep an eye out for this one. It releases on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and Mac on April 11th, and makes its way to the Nintendo Switch later in the year.

► Yooka Laylee

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