For gamers, there’s never a lack of new content to check out. In fact, the problem is usually the opposite. So many games come out so often that it can be hard to keep track of when you can get your hands on the game you actually care about. We’ve compiled a list of all the confirmed release dates we could find for the month. We hope it helps. Also, be sure to check out the free games you can get if you subscribe to Xbox Gold.
Prey (Playstation 4, Windows PC, Xbox One) – Prey is coming out of the gate as an early nominee for our Best Game of the Year award. The game’s mythos, design, and feel of play make it a phenomenal selection that should be at the top of anyone’s list. Add to that the team of companies behind the game, as well as the pedigree from System Shock to Bioshock which has led to this game, and Prey becomes a must buy game across the board. Read our review of the first hour of the game here.
LocoRoco Remastered (PlayStation 4) – LocoRoco was a 2006 game for the PSP. The game is back, in a fully remastered form for the modern generation of consoles.
Strafe (MacOS and Windows PC)- Strafe is a straight-forward first-person shooter straight out of 1998. With the graphics, gameplay, and even a trailer to back up the aesthetic, the developers of Strafe clearly had fun making the game. We just hope we can have as much fun playing it.
Injustice 2 (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – This is the game we’ve been waiting for. Ever since the first Injustice We’ve even been tracking every confirmed character in the game.game delivered on the idea of a fighting game based around the DC Comics superheroes, we’ve been hoping for a second. Now that the game is within reach we’ve reached an almost uncontrolable level of furvor. The changes that have been made for this game, especiall surrounding the gear load outs, seem great. But when it comes right down to it we’re most excited to just punch some supervillians square in the jaw again.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentina (Nintendo 3DS)- Shadows of Valentina is 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden with a few significant changes. Fans of the Fire Emblem series seem to have been torn on this game so far, so it will be ineteresting to see what the reactions are once the game is released this month.
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Wii U) – There’s not a whole lot to write home about in the Wii U edition of this remastered release. When the game came out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it had upgraded texture features, shadow effects, and post-processing effects running at 60 FPS. The Wii U version of the game will clock in at a significanly less impressive 30 FPS. But If you’re a fan of the Darksiders fanchise, and you only own a Wii U, I doubt you’ll let the statistics get you down.
Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) – A rerelease of Disgaea 5, with all the original games DLC included. There will be no new content added though, so if you already own Disgaea 5 and it’s DLC, there’s little reason to pick this one up. Though if you were shaky on the idea back in 2015, this might be the perfect time to check it out!
Friday the 13th: The Game (PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One)- The video game adaptation of Friday the 13th made a big splash when it was announcd. The original plan had been to release it in the Fall of 2016, but the developer held it to make some last minute modifications based on fan reactions. The most glaring issue players felt was detracting from the game’s quality was the lack of a single player mode. The game will be out this month, but don’t expect single player mode to show up until sometime in the middle of Summer.
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4)- This game is less of a new release, and more of an upgrade. Players who already own Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator can upgrade their copies on PS3 or PS4. This will get them two new characters. This iteration of the game will also be alone as a standalone piece of software for the PS4, for players who don’t already own the game.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Playstation VR) Star Trek: Bridge Crew debuted to much fanfare at E3 in 2016. The game takes place in 2009’s rebooted universe, and gives players the ability to take control of a virtual ship in the United Federation of Planets. According to the game’s site, the mission of the ship will be to
“Explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in hopes of locating a suitable new home world for the decimated Vulcan populace”
No matter what the quality of the acutal game is, it definitely comes across as something straight out of the Star Trek universe. It remains to be seen though if there is a holodeck players can go to in the game.
What games are you looking forward to the most this month? Is there something next month that’s really calling to you? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up on Twitter @NerdItHereFirst .