New Games Releasing This Week: April 24 - 30

 
 

Don’t know what games are coming out this week? Don’t worry! We here at NZGamer.com have you covered, organising some of the biggest releases into one handy article. Remember, you'll also get VIP points for following games – so make sure to add these ones too!

For a broader look at what's coming out, check out the April 2017 Game Release Schedule. For an overview of the year, check out the 2017 Game Release Schedule, which we'll periodically be updating.

Note: While this list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, it is difficult to cover everything, especially with the growing prominence of downloadable and indie games. The dates of some releases can also shift around. If you notice anything that's missing, please let us know in the comments, or by emailing news@nzgamer.com.

April 25th

What Remains of Edith Finch

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PS4, PC

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive.

Outlast II

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

Outlast 2, the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast, is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets. No conflict is ever black and white. But once the dust has settled, the victors get to decide who was right and who was wrong. Who is good and who is evil. Human nature pushes us to extremes of violence and depravity, which we then justify by divine inspiration and a promise of paradise to come. Horror rises from desperation and blind faith. OUTLAST 2 will test your faith, pushing players to a place where going mad is the only sane thing to do

Batman: Arkham VR

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PC

Experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective in an all new Arkham mystery. Think like Batman. Utilize his legendary gadgets in Virtual Reality to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of Batman’s closest allies.

Dragon Quest Heroes II

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PC

Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a long and terrible war. When the war finally ended, the people of the world made a solemn pact never to fight again. The world was divided into seven realms and peace reigned for a thousand years. One day, cousins and fellow knights-in-training Lazarel and Teresa reunite in the Kingdom of Harba, far from their Dunisian home. Little do they suspect that the Dunisian army is about to invade, with their old friend Prince Cesar at the helm. The long-kept peace is broken and the world descends into chaos. With the aid of High King’s envoy the cousins must travel to Accordia for a meeting with the Supreme Sovereign of the Seven Realms to find a solution and bring back peace to the world!

April 26th

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

Set in a modern day conflict based in Eastern Europe, players will be thrust into the role of a sniper caught between three warring factions, played out in a realistic and immersive environment. Dig deep into the Ghost Warrior DNA as you choose between taking out your targets up close or from a distance, while at the same time focusing on your survival through evasion and stealth. Non-linear, sandbox-style gameplay on large open-ended maps gives players the flexibility to play and replay the missions in a number of different ways. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will offer intriguing challenges for tactically-minded gamers, while still remaining accessible to first-person shooter fans.

Symphony of the Machine

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PS4, PC

A virtual reality puzzle game in which players restore life to a post-apocalyptic world by manipulating a mysterious tower that controls the weather.

April 27th

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

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PC

In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.

April 28th

Dragon Quest Heroes II

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PS4

Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a long and terrible war. When the war finally ended, the people of the world made a solemn pact never to fight again. The world was divided into seven realms and peace reigned for a thousand years. One day, cousins and fellow knights-in-training Lazarel and Teresa reunite in the Kingdom of Harba, far from their Dunisian home. Little do they suspect that the Dunisian army is about to invade, with their old friend Prince Cesar at the helm. The long-kept peace is broken and the world descends into chaos. With the aid of High King’s envoy the cousins must travel to Accordia for a meeting with the Supreme Sovereign of the Seven Realms to find a solution and bring back peace to the world!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Switch

With Nintendo Switch, fans can enjoy the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 anywhere, anytime, even with up to 8 friends in local wireless multiplayer. All your favourite tracks and characters return from the Wii U version, plus all DLC tracks and characters, and new characters join the roster, too: Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.! Plus, Battle Mode has been revamped and includes Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast, with all-new courses such as Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, and returning ones like (GCN) Luigi’s Mansion and (SNES) Battle Course 1.

Little Nightmares

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Trapped in The Maw with nothing but her wits and a lighter, Six must find light in the darkness and strength in her weakness to survive the attentions of its monstrous residents and escape to the world outside. Be careful as each room is a cell, each resident a threat, and both puzzles to untangle. Hide and sneak from danger, climb your way out and escape the chasing monsters as The Janitor, the new character revealed in The Nine Deaths of Six trailer.



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by czk51
On Monday 24 Apr 2017 8:43 AM
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MK8D is love. MK8D is life.
 
 
 
Posted by darklordfoamy
On Monday 24 Apr 2017 9:14 AM
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Well was going to be DOW Iii but after playing the beta I lost all interest in it so nothing for me this week anymore.
 
 
 
Posted by Xaphriel
On Monday 24 Apr 2017 9:38 AM
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Good week for horror fans.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 24 Apr 2017 4:31 PM
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Strong lineup for pc, im excited to see how good sniper ghost warrior and arkam vr are,
dow 3 will probably be good but im still sad they removed the cover system. changes the meta.
 
 
 
Posted by mchumdinghy
On Monday 24 Apr 2017 4:43 PM
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Looking forward to seeing if Giant Sparrow can deliver again with Edith Finch. What a fantastically mysterious looking game that is
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 8:29 AM
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Deathstate on PS4. Not sure when it releases for us, but it released on the US store today.