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10 Most Anticipated Video Games – April through June

With the first quarter of 2019 almost over, it’s time to look at the upcoming games for the next three months a see which games scheduled for release between April 1 and June 30, 2019 I am looking forward to the most. From some indie games that have appeared with very little hype to some high-level games with cult followings to a two AAA titles that every gamer and their mom is hotly anticipating, this list is full of a variety of titles. Hopefully I will turn your attention to a couple of games that I am looking forward to that you may not have heard of, but I believe that this list is going to be pretty consistent with what other gamers are anticipating in the next few months.

God’s Trigger

Release date: April 18
Developed by: One More Level
Published by: Techland
Genre: Action, Shooter
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Here is a small indie game that I am excited to play because I have always been a fan of top-down shooter games and this one looks like a pretty action-packed and energetic game. As the player takes control of either an angelic or demonic servant, they must traverse a violent and dynamic world as they battle their way into Heaven to try and stop the forth-coming apocalypse. This is definitely a game I am willing to check out when it releases on April 18.

Mortal Kombat 11

Release date: April 23
Developed by: NetherRealm Studios
Published by: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Fighting
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

No lie, this is the game I am most looking forward to during this quarter of the year. I have been a long-time fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise, and I am eagerly excited to see what the new gameplay mechanics are going to bring to the game in terms of strategy and defense, especially with the changes to the way players will utilize defense in the game.

Days Gone

Release date: April 26
Developed by: SIE Bend Studio
Published by: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action-Adventure, Survival Horror
Platforms: PlayStation 4

When I first heard about this PS4 exclusive, I was a bit worried. Honestly, I was thinking “Oh great, another zombie survival game.” But as I have seen more and more of the game and I have read what some early reviewers are saying, my worries have been somewhat put at ease and I’m even looking forward to playing this game myself. Maybe delaying the game by a few months was the best decision by SIE Bend so they could have worked on the game a bit more to polish it.

Fade to Silence

Release date: April 30
Developed by: Black Forest Games
Published by: THQ Nordic
Genre: Adventure, Survival
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I have seen a little more of this game in the past couple of weeks and I have become more and more intrigued by the adventure survival aspect of the game. With the player having to constantly be aware of the cold, frigid environment as well as a series of monsters, it’s the kind of game that seems to always have the player on their toes, needing to use all of their skill and determination to survive.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Release date: April
Developed by: nWay
Published by: nWay
Genre: Fighting
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I’m not gonna lie; I’m a huge Power Rangers fan and this new fighting game featuring some of the most iconic Rangers in the history of the franchise is one that I am really looking forward to. I’m not quite sure about how I feel with nWay heading the game as the only game that I know that nWay has headed was the mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, and that game was decent at best. Still, I am excited to see a console fighting game featuring the Power Rangers; I just hope I don’t regret buying the game.

Rage 2

Release date: May 14
Developed by: Avalanche Studios
Published by: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Well, I am least excited about this game than I am for the others on this list. I was barely a fan of the original Rage and I think the only reason I finished it was because I needed to review it. But I was less than happy with the game by the time I reached the end. But I am hoping that Avalanche has managed to improve vastly upon the original to make this FPS a much more enjoyable and exciting game.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

Release date: May 21
Developed by: Gust
Published by: Koei Tecmo
Genre: Role-Playing
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

I have been a fan of the Atelier series since I first played Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana back on the PS2 in 2002. Since then, I have played a good majority of the games in the series and haven’t been let down by the stories, the characters, and the gameplay of each game that I have. And the newest game in the series looks to be just as charming and engaging as many others in the series, and that is more than good enough for me.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Release date: May 23
Developed by: Creative Assembly
Published by: Sega
Genre: Turn-Based, Real-Time Strategy
Platforms: Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows

If you have never played the Total War series of games, you are seriously missing out on one of the best turn-based, real-time strategy games on PC ever made. It doesn’t have the name recognition and legacy that Warcraft or Command & Conquer, but it is definitely up there in terms or quality and gameplay. And with the latest installment of the game focusing of the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history, I am certainly looking forward to it.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Release date: June 21
Developed by: Beenox
Published by: Activision
Genre: Racing
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

When the original Crash Team Racing was released back in 1999 I thought it was a more than capable if not equal kart racing game as Mario Kart. It was fun, energetic and quirky enough to set itself apart from its competitor but similar enough that I could play either or and be entertained. And with the remastered version of the game about to be released in late June, as well as adding some aspects of its sequel, Crash Nitro Kart, and this is a racing game I am really looking forward to.

The Sinking City

Release date: June 27
Developed by: Frogwares
Published by: Big Ben Interactive
Genre: Action-Adventure, Survival Horror
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

This game is set to release at the end of June, but I know very little about the game other than what I have seen in the trailer for the game. But the trailer that I have seen is more than intriguing enough to have me wanting to play the game if for no other reason that pure curiosity. This may end up biting me in the ass in the end, but I remember playing more than a few games during my 35+ years as a gamer for the same reason and really loving them in the end.

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