**Updated 6/19/17: The new video games releasing this week have been added.
But that’s not stopping us from being excited about all of the brand new games releasing this coming week (and in the near future). While April was an incredibly strong month, May has a lot of big releases ahead as well.
Whether you’re a PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, or PC gamer, there’s something new to play this week, including a highly anticipated open world survival game and some cool-looking indies. Here are all of the new video games this week:
Note: We’ll update this piece EVERY week with the new games releasing. So bookmark it and come back next week.
See Also: Top 55 Upcoming Games 2017
New Video Games This Week:
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The biggest release of the week is Get Even, which hits Tuesday. If you’ve been wanting to check out the hit PC game, Dead By Daylight, it’ll also hit Xbox One and PS4 tomorrow as well. There’s also Ever Oasis on the 3DS and Dungeon Defenders on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. A pretty solid week.
The Week Before:
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There are quite a few notable new video games released last week, some of which we’ve been waiting on for over a year. Rime should probably be considered the biggest release this week, however, we’ll also see Friday the 13th: The Game drop as well. Oddly enough, Get Even, a game that made waves when it was first announced, will also release this week, although it seems there is no buzz surrounding its release. Switch owners will also get a new game this week in the form of Ultra Street Fighter II. Here’s everything that’s releasing this week:
Other Releases This Month:
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Tuesday, April 11
Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4, Xbox One, PC): Cosmic Star Heroine is another Kickstarter game that’s a turn-based RPG with heavy influences from Chrono Trigger, Phantasy Star, and Suikoden. It’s sci-fi based, and it will follow Alyssa L’Salle, one of the top agents of the galactic government as she uncovers a dark conspiracy.
The Sexy Brutale (PS4, Xbox One, PC): Tequila Works’ The Sexy Brutale is certainly one of the most unique games on this list. It’s set during a single, endlessly-looping day in an English mansion that has been converted into a bizarre casino, and players will take on the role of Lafcadio Boone, an old priest. To beat the game, Boone will have to hide in the shadows and learn the unique and colorful stories of other guests at the casino in order to save them from being murdered by the mansion’s staff.
StarBlood Arena (PS VR): The next big title to hit for PlayStation VR (which, for the record, desperately needs a new experience) is StarBlood Arena, a furious arena combat game that places you in the role of a pilot of an airship. There are 9 unique ships to choose from, and each of them have their own playstyle and loadout. The game has single player, co-op, and multiplayer matches with plenty of unlocks to earn as you play.
Stardew Valley: Collector’s Edition (PS4, Xbox One): Chucklefish Games will partner with 505 Games to bring the Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition to retail. It will include a disc version fo the game, a copy of its soundtrack, a mini version of Kari Fry’s Stardew Valley Guidebook, and a map of Pelican Town. It’ll be available for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac): Certainly the biggest release on this list of new video games this week is Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee, a game that set itself up to be the spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie franchise. Unfortunately, the 3D platformer isn’t living up to expectations in most reviewers’ eyes (including our own here at Nerd Much?).
Skyforge (PS4): Another free to play MMO makes the jump to the PS4, as My.com’s Skyforge will release on the PS4. The game has been on Early Access since March 28th on PS4, but it will now get its full release on April 11th. What makes Skyforge unique is its ability to allow players to change between classes they have unlocked at any time, and as many times as they’d like, as long as they’re not currently in combat when they try to do so. It’s both sci-fi and fantasy, and its reception is middling, at best. But, hey, it’s free, so it can’t hurt to give it a go.
Tuesday, April 13
Calm Waters (PC, Mac): Calm Waters is a 2.5D point and click adventure game that sets you, a tourist, on a mysterious island out to sea to discover this island’s secrets. It’s said to have an immersive story filled with twists and turns.
Wednesday, April 14
Kingdom of Loot (PC): A brightly-rendered 16-bit APRG in the style of Secret of Mana meets Diablo. Super intriguing.
Monday, April 3
Domina (PC): Domina is an upcoming pixel-art strategy simulation game that’s very loosely based on Roman gladiators fighting to the death. You’ll acquire, train, upgrade, and fight with your gladiators in the ruthless and bloody setting of ancient Rome. It looks to involve a ton of strategizing, but the question of the day is why this isn’t a multiplayer arena fighting game (think For Honor with a top down, pixel art style). Still, it looks cool, and you can buy it on PC this coming Monday.
Tuesday, April 4
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3): After an eight-year wait, Persona 5 is finally upon us. And, the early impressions are that this is one of the best JRPGs of all-time, holding an impressive 94% on Metacritic at the time of writing this. The game takes place in Tokyo, and it follows a new student at the Shujin Academy only to find Persona powers among his peers, who become a group of masked vigilantes. You’ll steal any malice from the hearts of adults, which you’ll acquire from fighting supernatural entities that are the manifestations of their host’s psyche.
See Also: 50 Best Things About Persona 5
LEGO City Undercover (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC): A remaster of the original Wii U-exclusive game that released in 2013, LEGO City Undercover will release for the Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Switch this week. Hopefully, it’ll be less glitchy than TT Games’ most recent game, Lego World.
Blackwood Crossing (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [April 5th for XB1 and PC]: Blackwood Crossing is an upcoming first-person narrative game that takes places on a moving train from the perspective of two children, Scarlet and Finn. The game is developed by PaperSeven, and it will be their first game. Interestingly enough, it’s being said that the game has one of the best portrayals of a child in a video game.
Drawn to Death (PS4): David Jaffe’s new game is a PS4 exclusive by the name of Drawn to Death, and it’ll release this Tuesday. It’s a four-player multiplayer arena shooter that has a unique, hand-drawn art style that’s representative of something you’d find on the pages of a teenager’s notebook. It is one of April’s free games for PS Plus subscribers.
Parappa The Rapper Remastered (PS4): It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? (Say it aloud!). But PaRappa will finally make his debut on the PS4, albeit as a remaster of the original beloved PlayStaiton gem.
Friday, April 7
Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC): The definitive Bulletstorm experience which includes all of the previously released add-ons and brand-new content exclusive to the Full Clip edition. The game will have 4K resolution support on PS4 Pro and PC, running at a smoother frame rate than ever, and it will contain updated models, environments, and animations. It also has a new Overkill campaign mode that cranks up the campaign difficulty.