15 New Video Games You Can Play this Month (April 2017)
Article by George Norman
On 03 Apr 2017
Now that we’re done laughing at all the April Fools' pranks, it’s time to focus on all the brand new video games that are going to be released this month. Listed below are 15 new video games that are scheduled to be released in April 2017.

Before I go on, I have to quickly remind you about the 10 new video games that were released last month, in March 2017. That’s it, carry on!

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1. Drawn to Death
  • Game type – four-player third-person arena shooter.
  • Release date – April 4 exclusively for PS4.
  • Price – free with a PS Plus subscription in April.
  • About – acclaimed video game developer David Jaffe, director of multiple franchises including God of War and Twisted Metal, is back with the PlayStation4 system exclusive Drawn to Death, a chaotic, third-person death match shooter played out on the lined pages of a teenager’s notebook.


Learn more about Drawn to Death for PS4.


2. Persona 5
  • Game type – Japanese role-playing video game.
  • Release date – April 4 for PS4 and PS3.
  • About – Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler but they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people.


Learn more about Persona 5 for PS4 and PS3.


3. Paradigm
  • Game type – point-and-click adventure video game.
  • Release date – April 5 on Steam.
  • Price – $14.49 on the Humble Store.
  • About – Paradigm is a surreal adventure game set in the strange and post apocalyptic Eastern European country of Krusz. Play as the handsome mutant, Paradigm, who's past comes back to haunt him in the form of a genetically engineered sloth that vomits candy.


Learn more about Paradigm.


4. BulletStorm: Full Clip Edition
  • Game type – remastered version of 2011’s cult-classic first-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – April 7 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $49.99 on Steam. Pre-order and get a 15% discount.
  • About – step into the boots of Grayson Hunt after a crash landing on an abandoned resort planet forces him to make a hard choice: survival or revenge. An exiled member of the elite assassin group Dead Echo, Grayson’s blind desire for vengeance finds his crew stranded on Stygia where he can finally confront the commander behind his betrayal—or get his team off the planet alive.


Learn more about BulletStorm: Full Clip Edition.


5. Yooka-Laylee
  • Game type – open world platformer video game.
  • Release date – April 11 for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $39.99 for the Standard Edition on Steam, $49.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.
  • About – explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!


Learn more about Yooka-Laylee.


6. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Game type – five-part episodic graphic adventure video game.
  • Release date – Episode 1 launches on April 18.
  • Price – $24.99 on Steam. Pre-order to get a 10% discount.
  • About – in the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of the Guardians has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, this five-part episodic series puts you in the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure.


Learn more about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.


7. Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
  • Game type – action role-playing game.
  • Release date – April 18 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $29.99 on Steam. Pre-order to get a 15% discount.
  • About – play as Chado and his companions, traveling through the Celestial islands on their flying ship. After crash-landing on one of the most hostile of the Celestial islands, you find yourself in the middle of a conflict across multiple kingdoms. However, this volatile situation might find a peaceful outcome, with Chado's newfound unique ability to perceive and communicate with the 'Shiness', a mysterious spirit imbued with magic.


Learn more about Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom.


8. Syberia 3
  • Game type – adventure game.
  • Release date – April 20 in Europe and April 25 in North America, available for Pc, Mac, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $39.99 for the Standard Edition on Steam and Origin, $49.99 for the Deluxe Edition.
  • About – the limitless imagination of Benoît Sokal continues in Syberia 3, focusing on an entirely new adventure. After abandoning the island, Kate is found dying on the edge of a river by the Youkole tribe, a nomadic people migrating with their snow ostriches. Stuck in Valsembor village, together they must find a way to continue their journey in a race against their enemies and unexpected obstacles, not to mention Kate's past, which catches up with her.


Learn more about Syberia 3.

EA is currently offering Syberia 2 for free via Origin On the House.


9. Outlast 2
  • Game type – first-person survival horror video game
  • Release date – April 25 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • About – set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets. You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.


Learn more about Outlast 2.


10. What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Game type – first-person narrative adventure video game
  • Release date – April 25 for PC via Steam and PS4.
  • About – what Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the Finches themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member's death. Ultimately, it's a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.


Learn more about What Remains of Edith Finch.


11. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
  • Game type – open world first-person tactical shooter video game.
  • Release date – April 25 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $49.99 for the Season Pass Edition on Steam.
  • About – go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Play as an American sniper dropped in Georgia, near Russian border. Choose your own path to accomplish your missions across an unforgiving open world.


Learn more about Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.


12. Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • Game type – hack-and-slash video game.
  • Release date – April 25 in North America and April 28 in Europe, available for PC and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Explorer’s Edition on Steam.
  • About – Dragon Quest Heroes II is a hack-and-slash, field-roaming Action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order to a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. Up to 4 players can band together in cooperative multiplayer to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat challenging boss monsters.


Learn more about Dragon Quest Heroes II.


13. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
  • Game type – real-time strategy/MOBA game.
  • Release date – April 27 for PC.
  • Price – $59.99 on Steam and Humble Store.
  • About – in Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.


Learn more about Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III.


14. Little Nightmares
  • Game type – puzzle-platformer horror adventure
  • Release date – April 28 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $19.99 on Steam and Humble Store.
  • About – immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets to discover. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!


Learn more about Little Nightmares.


15. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Game type – kart racing game.
  • Release date – April 28 for the Nintendo Switch.
  • About – hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!


Learn more about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


UPDATE – Added two more games to the list

16. Batman: Arkham VR (for HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift)
  • Game type – virtual reality action-adventure video game.
  • Release date – April 25 for HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift; already available for PlayStation VR.
  • About – PC players now have the opportunity to experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective, and delve deep into a tense Batman: Arkham mystery. Enter a virtual reality world where you must think like Batman and utilize his legendary gadgets, unraveling a plot that threatens the lives of his closest allies.


Learn more about Batman Arkham VR.


17. Use Your Words
  • Game type – "write your own comedy" party game.
  • Release date – April 4 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $14.99 on the Microsoft Store and Steam (15% discount offered on Steam until April 10).
  • About – Use Your Words is a game that invites players to respond to a variety of mini-games and prompts with the funniest answers they can think of! Players play using their phones and tablets as controllers, making game-play seamless and quick to pick up. Players who get stumped can use one of the hidden "House Answers" to lay a trap for their fellow players once it's time for everyone to vote for their favorite.


Learn more about Use Your Words.




Tags: video game, Drawn to Dath, Persona 5, Paradigm, BulletStorm Full Clip Edition, Yooka-Laylee, Guardians of the Galaxy The Telltale Series, Shiness The Lightning Kingdom, Syberia 3, Outlast 2, What Remains of Edith Finch, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Dragon Quest Heroes II, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Little Nightmares, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Steam, Batman Arkham VR, Use Your Words
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