Another month, another batch of highly anticipated games to look forward to. 2017 has been an amazing year for gaming so far and it looks like that trend will continue this month as well. April won’t see quite as many new major PC releases, however, we’ll still have a number of promising titles to keep us busy for the next 30 days or so. As always, most of these titles will be multi-platform releases but we’re mostly interested in the PC versions of the new games launching throughout April 2017. So buckle up and let’s get started.
Not a new game per say but still worth looking into. Just as its name indicates, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is the remastered version of People Can Fly’s hectic FPS, Bulletstorm. The game was generally well-received when it initially came out back in 2011 on the last generation of consoles. The new version of Bulletstorm will feature all the previously released content along with 4K resolution support, improved textures and models, enhanced animations, and more. In terms of new content, players can look forward to five new Echo levels along with a new mode called Overkill. Oh, and you can also play as Duke Nukem if you pre-order the game. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is scheduled to launch on April 7.
Red Barrels’ highly acclaimed survival horror is finally getting a sequel later this month and this time around it’s launching on both PC and consoles on the same day. Simply entitled Outlast 2, the game was initially meant to come out last year before being pushed back to 2017. A bit disappointing but at least Red Barrels released a demo back in October to give players a taste of what the upcoming game brings to the table. By all accounts, Outlast 2 is even scarier than its predecessor, which is great news if you’re into horror. In an attempt to prove their points, the devs even launched a Kickstarter for a companion diaper just in case players need to change their soiled underwear during long gameplay sessions. Unfortunately, the Kickstarter eventually failed so you’ll need to provide your own diapers when Outlast 2 launches on April 25.
Not to be confused with Sniper Elite 4, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is the latest installment in a series that fell a bit under the radar in the past. That may very well change with the upcoming title, however, as the tactical FPS is going bigger and better than ever in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. Ghost Warrior 3 will be the first game in the series to take place in an open world and will, therefore feature a suitably high number of missions to undertake. The name of the game here is stealth, however, players will also have the option of taking a more up close and personal approach to missions when long-range tactics are not enough. Sniper: Ghost Warrior is scheduled to launch on April 25.
Yes, you read that right. After more than a decade, the steampunk-themed adventure series is getting another installment. Syberia 3 continues the story established by the first two titles and will once again follow the adventures of American lawyer Kate Walker across Europe and Russia. This time around, Kate is initially sent to France before, unsurprisingly, making her way back to Syberia once again. Syberia 3 presents an alternate version of the Russian region bearing the same name so expect more than taigas and vast frozen wastelands. Just a couple of the highlights include snow ostriches and wooly mammoths. Just like Outlast 2 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, Syberia 3 will also launch on April 25.
Less than one year since the announcement trailer left us all with bated breath, Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III is finally getting ready to launch later this month. By far the most important PC exclusive of April, the third installment in the series plans to combine elements from the first two Dawn of War games in order to provide the ultimate Warhammer 40K RTS. Specifically, Dawn of War III will feature traditional RTS elements like base building as well as the return of hero units, including Gabriel Angelos, Farseer Macha, and Warlord Gorgutz. But wait, there’s more! Dawn of War III also introduces towering walker units such as Imperial Knights, Wraithknights, and Gorkanauts. Unfortunately, the bad news is that the game will only feature three playable races at launch in the form of the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks. Knowing Sega, however, we can probably expect a few more races further down the line via paid DLC. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III is scheduled to launch on April 27.
Perhaps not technically a major release, Little Nightmares is still a game you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on it. Drawing quite a bit of inspiration from titles like Limbo and Inside, especially in terms of its aesthetics, Little Nightmares looks to be a bit more colorful at times, though no less disturbing. Much like the aforementioned titles, Tarsier Studios’ latest project is a puzzle-platformer that follows Six, a little girl kidnapped and taken to an underwater resort known as The Maw. As one might expect based solely on the name, The Maw is not your typical pleasant resort and Six finds herself needing to avoid various monstrous creatures left and right in order to escape the hellish place. The premise and art style are a bit different but Little Nightmares looks pretty much just like Inside and Limbo in terms of its gameplay, which is most definitely a good thing. Little Nightmares is scheduled to launch on April 28.
In addition to all the games listed above, you may also want to keep an eye out for a few more promising looking titles this month. Some noteworthy examples include Yooka-Laylee, Full Throttle Remastered, and What Remains of Edith Finch. These games are set to launch on April 11, 17, and 25, respectively.
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