By Scott Boyce ’22, Staff Writer
A lot of new and hot games are coming out in April and it’s going to be up to you to make your pick on the right one for the month.
Here’s the line-up:
GUILTY GEAR STRIVE: The newest fighting game from ArcSystem Works in the famous Guilty Gear franchise. The franchise looked good but not as good as it does now and it features a whole new gameplay style instead of the usual Guilty affair you’re used to from Xrd or Accent Core+R. New faces, new designs, new moves and most of all, a completely new game to sink your teeth into once it drops on April 9.
NIER Replicant Ver. 12247: A remastered version of the original PS3 version of Nier Replicant, a Japan only version of Nier that we didn’t get. Gameplay has been revamped, graphics have been remade bolstering the same gut-wrenching narrative as it was before. So if you missed out on the original Nier and want context for Nier Automata, pick this game up and make sure you brought tissues. Nobody is getting out without crying at least once.
SKULLGIRLS 2ND ENCORE: A new character and season pass has been announced for the highly regarded fighter long thought to be dead. Bring yourself back into the mayhem and the legacy fighter that never truly dies. Characters are being worked on as we speak and will be announced in due time. Annie, the new character will be available for beta players in April.
SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI III NOCTURNE HD REMASTER: Fight demons in a ravaged, post-apocalyptic world as you search for your friends and their reasons to recreate the world itself. This is one of the more punishing RPGs soon coming out on the market and if you missed the original SMT III, you’ll have your chance to play the game with a whole slew of changes from the original on the PS2 from 2003. Player beware, you’re in for some punishment.
SaGa FRONTIER REMASTERED: A classic brought back from the grave with new content to boot. Play an RPG where the story is what you make of it, the characters can die permanently and you learn new skills and techniques on the fly. Immerse yourself in a completely new world and set of characters and challenge yourself to clear seven stories through multiple playthroughs.
All of these games might not be the most anticipated releases by the people who don’t know of them but those unfamiliar may be pleasantly surprised if they give them a try.
Be on the lookout and be ready to get lost in all these new games coming this April.