The Games of April

Week of 4/2

Persona 5 (PS3/PS4): Persona 5 marks the return of the award-winning franchise on home consoles since the PS2 generation, and is the first numbered Persona game in over eight years! With fast-paced Japanese role-playing game mechanics, exciting action sequences, vibrantly stylized characters, enemies, and environments, and elegant anime-style cut-scenes, Persona 5 is unlike any of its predecessors!

LEGO City Undercover (PS4/XB1/Switch): Play as Chase McCain, a police officer who’s been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury and putting an end to his city-wide crime wave. With two player co-op, friends can explore the sprawling open-world metropolis that is LEGO City, with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, car thieves to bust, hilarious movie references to discover, vehicles to drive, and hundreds of collectibles. LEGO CITY Undercover brings together witty, original storytelling with signature LEGO humor to create a fun-filled experience for players of all ages to enjoy.

Air Conflicts – Secret Wars (PS4): Take to the skies in seven exciting campaigns with a total of 49 missions. Embark on escorting flights and patrols as well as defense, rescue and stealth missions. Fly more than 20 aircraft types from World War I and II. Test your mettle on your path from rookie to pro, picking between two difficulty levels as well as two game modes (arcade and simulation). In arcade mode, flight controls are simplified, while the simulation mode provides a more realistic experience. Show off your flying skills in the multiplayer mode, with up to eight players in five different modes. This Ultimate Edition offers much improved graphics, enhanced controls based on player feedback, and PS4 exclusive content.

BulletStorm – Full Clip Edition (PS4/XB1): 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. Bulletstorm: Full Clip edition is the definitive Bulletstorm experience that includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons, plus brand-new content exclusive to Full Clip!

Week of 4/9

Stardew Valley (PS4/XB1): You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness! Includes: Pelican Town Map, Mini-Guidebook & Stardew Valley Soundtrack.

Starblood Arena VR (PSVR): The StarBlood Network cameras are on, everyone is watching, and there’s no safe space in the Arena. Ready? You better be. Test your mettle in furious arena combat as you move, evade, and attack in any direction against pilots from every corner of the galaxy. Fight for glory, credits, and your life as the StarBlood Network broadcasts every lawless match for the universe to see. Whether it’s single player Carnage deathmatches, Team Carnage deathmatches, or Invaders co-op, you’ll be constantly challenged to step up your game and prove that you’ve got the skills to emerge victorious.

Yooka-Laylee (XB1/PS4): An all new 3D platform adventure from Playtonic Games, a new studio formed by key creative talent behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country. Yooka and Laylee boast an awesome arsenal of abilities, that allow them to work in conjunction with one and another. Discover unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, quiz shows and a co-op mode. Expand your favorite worlds into even larger playgrounds and featuring more than 8 additional unique multiplayer games.

Week of 4/23

Puyo Puyo Tetris (PS4/Switch): Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris, one of the largest-selling and recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo Puyo from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other! Up to 4 players will get to choose whether to play the classic Tetris or Puyo modes to compete against each other, or they can try any of the game’s inventive fusion modes, including one where players have to master both Puyo Puyo AND Tetris together! And whether it’s trying to top the online leaderboards of worldwide competition or just being the best player on your couch, Puyo Puyo Tetris is chock full of puzzle action!

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes II is a hack-and-slash, field-roaming Action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in 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. There is also a cast of many playable characters each with unique moves and abilities – including a host of familiar faces from the Dragon Quest series and four brand new heroes that must team up to defeat an unknown threat looming over the Seven Realms!

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4/XB1): Go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Choose your own path to accomplish your missions across an unforgiven open world. Be a Sniper, Be a Ghost, Be a Warrior, Be All Three: You are an American sniper dropped behind enemy lines in Georgia, near the Russian border. Ruthless warlords have taken over part of the area and it falls on you to prevent the entire country from collapsing into chaos.Explore large open world maps with dynamic weather and a day/night cycle that actually impacts your play and decisions. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in a land soaked in the blood of civil war.

Syberia 3 (PS4/XB1): After abandoning the Island of Syberia, Kate Walker is dying at the edge of an unknown river. Fortunately, she is rescued by the Youkole Tribe. Stranded in their village, she must find a way out by unraveling mysteries while evading enemies from her past. Syberia 3 is the next generation in adventure games. Developed in 3D, it takes you inside an enchanting, mysterious, and sometimes dark universe. Dive into a world inhabited by fascinating characters and discover an incredible tale imagined by Benoît Sokal.

Period Cube – Shackles of Amadeus (Vita): Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~ offers stylized characters, beautiful visuals and an intriguing story that will challenge your very perception of reality! Prepare to be sucked into a virtual world like no other! Fraught with peril, every move could be your last. As the lone hope for Arcadia, only you can defeat the powerful forces of darkness! A branching narrative and multiple endings ensure each player will be leading their own unique story! Choose carefully, as each decision changes the path before you.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 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.!

Little Nightmares (PS4/XB1): Embark of a grim adventure to confront your childhood fears in this darkly whimsical tale, set in an immersive world of great sensibility, interactive storytelling and outstanding sound design. Discover the foul secrets of The Maw and survive the attentions of its monstrous residents as you bid to help Six escape to the world outside.