And just like that March is already over and with some awesome games that came with. We were treated to Capcom's continued redemption with Devil May Cry 5, some good fighting with Dead or Alive 6 and a masterpiece in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. So is there any hope April could possibly rival March's quality? Here are our recommendations for April 2019 games you should definitely keep an eye on:
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER (APRIL 16)
While Square Enix Keeps us sweating over more info on the Final Fantasy 7 remake, they hope to soothe our rage with Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD Remaster edition. Well at least for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch users as PS4 fans already had their chance to play this remastered classic for some time now. Nonetheless, these Final Fantasy games are still revered as great games and now arriving on a Nintendo console for the first time cemented its place on this list. Plus $50 bucks ain't bad for over 100 hours of combined gameplay.
KATANA ZERO (APRIL 16)
By far our favourite of the games revealed during Nintendo's Indie showcase last week was Katana Zero, it just oozes style. Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action but with one catch....one hit and you die. If this is already sounding like it will be more frustrating than fun, fret not! You play as a badass swordsman that can deflect bullets with a slash of your sword and somehow also rewind time. This game may not have the best graphics in comparison to the other games on the list but anticipate having the most fun with it. Katana Zero will be available on both the Nintendo Switch and PC for a mere $15USD.
DRAGON'S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN (APRIL 23)
By now you should start catching on that April is the month of ports and remasters as another critically acclaimed RPG Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen comes to Switch this month. This port of Capcom's 2013 epic features all the previously released content and DLC along with a revamped user interface that will offer improved screen visibility on Switch. Like Skyrim, before it, there is just some form of wonder that comes with playing these massive RPG games on a plane or in bed using handheld mode.
MORTAL KOMBAT 11 (APRIL 23)
There may be a few too many ports on this list but, there are some heavy hitters in April as well. Mortal Kombat 11 is by far the standout title of the month with the game promising fluid and bloody gameplay. With the roster locked in for 25 fighters at launch and many of our favourites confirmed to returning (Noooob!) we are beyond excited for this games when it arrives on the Xbox One, PS4 and the Nintendo Switch.
DAYS GONE (APRIL 26)
April's other big hitter is the PS4 exclusive Days Gone. This one had been in the incubator for some time and is finally ready for release. Furthermore, the game already as an unwanted tag as a poor man's The Last of Us by some fans. However, we are still excited for its release as Sony this gen has had a stellar track record when it comes to PS4 exclusives. As one of the last major PS4 exclusives here's hoping it doesn't disappoint.
FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE (APRIL 30)
We end our list the same way it began...With another Final Fantasy port. This time it's the dark sheep of the series Final Fantasy XII (because of its switch from the standard turn-based combat to real-time action). The game was a critics' favourite back in the day when it originally released on the PS2 many years ago and now comes to the Xbox One and, Switch with some improvements and content intact. Again it's also another massive RPG you can play in bed on the Switch, maybe reminding you why you got it in the first place.
And there you have it, our recommended games of April. While it may not pack the same punch in quality as to March, it is still a pretty decent month especially if you are a Switch gamer. I am going to be all over Mortal Kombat 11 and Katana Zero when they launch which should full my appetite until May. For more gaming check out the reviews roundups for Yoshi's Crafted World and Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.