From “Dark Souls II” to “Mortal Kombat X”, Metro rounds up April’s biggest and baddest video game platform releases.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
When: April 2
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC
With a graphics upgrade, new enemy placement features and the possibility that more people can play together in a single session, “Dark Souls II” is the statement title of Namco Bandai Games. Set in the same world of the first game, the player will recognize some things, but won’t want to go to hollow this time. Actually, in “Dark Souls II” a new ending will be offered to the player that passed through the initial adventure, so he can choose and walk away and live a new non-cursed path.
Mighty No. 9
When: April, date TBC
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS, PSVita, PC
Regarded as a spiritual successor of the Mega Man series, this game was created by the indie studio Comcept and funded by Kickstarter and PayPal, having raised over $4 million. Just like the original retro video game, it features the two-dimensional action of a blue hero with special powers. Now, he’s called Beck and he’s the 9th in a line of mighty robots that can reconfigure his body into new shapes to get new abilities. And more: he’s the only one that doesn’t have a computer virus that is controlling the creatures in the world, a virus he has to fight.
Mortal Kombat X
When: April 14
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS/ Android
The latest edition to the Mortal Kombat franchise promises to be not just a success for the traditional home consoles and computers, but also our smartphone devices, with a mobile version that mixes both battle card game and one-on-one fighter. In general, Mortal Kombat X (pronounced “ex”) follows the standard ‘beat ‘em up’ style and storyline, but brings new interactive background elements and a new fighting format to the character selection process, all the while boasting ever-improving graphics.
Grand Theft Auto V (PC version)
When: April 14
After many delays, the PC version of GTA V will be finally released, five months on from when it was made availabe on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. GTA V takes place in Los Santos, the fictional city that was previously seen in “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”. The game brings a new feature of three central characters, each one representing a different side of the city and with their own missions, so the player can actively switch between them at any time during gameplay.
When: April 16
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Described as a turn-based tactical RPG game, Telepath Tactics borrows mechanics from other role-playing titles Fire Emblem and Disgaea, taking place in a fantasy steampunk universe. With a robust map editor for creating battles and campaigns, the player can have unique characters face off nefarious shadowling slavers in environmentally-challenging locations. “Telepath Tactics” also allows support for up to six armies on the field all at once and the ability for the player to build bridges and barricades.
Coming in May
Project CARS delayed to May
One of the main names between the recent car-style games, Project CARS launch has been delayed to May now. Originally, it was going to be released in November 2014 and then pushed to March and then April. According to the development studio Slightly Mad, the game is “99.9%” complete and this change to May is happening to eliminate “tricky” bugs.
The game will come for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.