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This month belongs Lego and Star Wars: the highlights in April 2022

After February and March have been packed with great games releases, it’s a bit quieter in April.

The look at the list of new releases in April lets us double back. On the one hand, we think: “Well, a pity that the month does not offer so many highlights like February and March.” On the other hand, this offers the perfect opportunity to catch up with games that you have previously missed. Well, or you just go all the April long the new Lego Star Wars, with which we immediately open this article.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Developer: Traveler’s Tales
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Release: 05.04.
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Switch

Let’s face it: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the only blockbuster this month – and probably the last before the summer hole, where Square Enix has moved his foresken on autumn. How well the adventure in a far, far away galaxy will have to show, but great it will definitely. After all, you experienced here, as the name says it says the complete Skywalker saga and thus the stories of nine films in a game. That’s a premiere.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is still a premiere for his developer Traveler’s valley. It is the first LEGO game with a freely rotatable third-person camera. There is also a more complex combat system with combo mechanics and free targets in ranging. Apart from that, it offers the typical features that are expected from the traveler’s valley titles: a local co-op mode for two players, heaps of figures for unlocking and a lot of humor. The icing on top of that is the Open World Approach. The more than 20 venues can explore freely from the main missions and even accommodate real securities as well as various secrets.

Now Lego Star Wars: Pre-order the Skywalker Saga!

MLB The Show 22

  • Genre: Sportspiel
  • Developer: San Diego Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment, MLB Advanced Media
  • Release: 05.04.
  • Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Switch

Baseball is not a sport that excites the masses in this country. But this does not stop Sony from bringing MLB The Show 22 to our market – and not just for his own consoles. The sports game actually also seems for the Xbox devices and the switch. Only PC-Zockers are left outside.

In MLB The Show 22, you can create your own baseball team and thus compete in the improved “Diamond Dynasty” mode (MLBS equivalent to “FIFA Ultimate Team”). New in it is the mini-season mode, where new challenges to the test in every season. Do not you feel like gaining players, you crash into the “Road to the show” mode in which you are taking place with specially created players and provide RPG-like mechanics for long-term motivation. And if you just want to measure you with other MLB players, this is of course also possible – and cross-platform. You can even transfer your progress to another system. For example, if you want to gamble at the PS5 at home, but get the switch version of MLB The Show 22 on the go, can access the same scores on both consoles.

Pre-order now MLB The Show 22!

Forgive me Father

  • Genre: ego shooter
  • Developer: Byte Barrel
  • Publisher: 1C Entertainment
  • Release: 07.04.
  • Platforms: PC

When we first read the name Forgive Me Father, we thought it was another adventure in walking simulator manner. That we have to do here with an ego shooter, we were pretty surprised. Its world is strongly inspired by the works H. P. Lovecrafts. The topic madness plays a central role. While running through the gloomy environments and all sorts of monstrous enemies shoots over the pile, your madness level increases. But that’s not just negative, because you will receive special forces. It also has an impact in the audiovisual area.

Forgive Me Father, which is still in the Early Access, has another special feature: The look is based on the shooters of the 90s. Three-dimensional levels meet 2D characters. But the whole figures and objects do not look like they had been created 25 years ago, but work with their comic style quite modern. This gives the game a unique look. Otherwise, Forgive Me Father is very classic. Instead of healing you automatically, your Medi kits requires weapons do not need to be charged, there are power-ups and all sorts of secrets in the levels to discover. For playback value, two playable characters, each having their own talent tree. Yes, Forgive Me Father has very shallow RPG elements. That’s less classic again, but as long as it makes the game better, on the other hand, nothing is to oppose, right?

Buy FORGIVE ME FATHER now!

The House of the Dead: Remake

  • Genre: Rail Shooter
  • Developer: Megapixel Studio
  • Publisher: Forever Entertainment
  • Release: 07.04.
  • Platforms: Switch

The original is still indexed in Germany, but The House of the Dead: Remake comes with USK seal in this country on the market – of course without youth sharing. The new edition of the Rail Shooter is anything but squeamish. It’s also clear: If the only game capacity consists of shooting zombies and other monsters, without you can move independently by the levels, then that should be at least nicely effective. Much red fluid simply belongs.

The story of The House of the Dead: Remake is as simple as you expect: A scientist becomes crazy and creates Undead. Now it is in the hands of secret agents to preserve the world from being overrun by a zombie army. So you can shoot through the villa of the villain and are the way that belongs to a Rail shooter, always on tight paths. However, the game is not completely linear, because there are several ends. This ensures playback value. Important info on the edge: The physical version will only be published in May.

Now The House of the Dead: Pre-order Remake!

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

  • Genre: Roleplay
  • Developer: Square Enix, D4Enterprise
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release: 07.04.
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

We continue with the next videospeuplage, only that Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is not remake, but only a remaster. However, for us Europeans, this is in principle a first publication, because the original is never published in the local market. The successor to the legendary Chrono trigger appeared in 1999 in Japan and 2000 in North America. Only 22 years later will finally follow a version that is officially available and located in this country.

Chrono Cross is a classic JRPG with lap-based combat system. The Remaster offers polished 3D models and also some new graphics. In addition, the developers of the music have missed a quality upgrade and implemented a few comfort improvements. For example, there is the option to automatically run fights. As an extra, there are radical dreamers: the forbidden treasure. This is a Visual Novel, who only appeared in Japan in 1996 and laid the narrative cornerstone for Chrono Cross.

Pre-order now Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition!

MotoGP 22

  • Genre: racing game
  • Developer: Milestone
  • Publisher: Milestone
  • Release: 21.04.
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Switch

Car games that are not pure arcade racers are actually niche titles. For motorcycle racing plays, this is much more. The only developer who regularly serves the market regularly is the Italian Studio Milest1. In April, MotoGP 22 launches. Here run on official asphalt trails focuses on the official motorcycle world championship.

The game includes all MotoGP classes as well as all drivers and routes of the season 2022. At the same time you may take a journey into the past. In “MotoGP History” mode, you will experience the 2009 season in 17 chapters and can hatch in the role of well-known drivers like Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Each of the sections is initiated by video sequences with original recordings of that time. Further components of MotoGP 22 are the Moto GP Academy, in which you get the motorcycling step by step, the career mode and several editors, with which you create your own vehicle coatings and suit designs, for example.

Pre-order MotoGP 22 now!

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale

  • Genre: Round strategy game, RPG
  • Developer: NeocoreGames
  • Publisher: NeocoreGames
  • Release: 26.04.

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Even if the name likes something else: in King Arthur: Knight’s Tal is not the focus of King Artus. He is even the antagonist. She hits the skin of Mordred Meanwhile. He and Artus have once killed each other. But you both are not missing from the face of the earth. The ruler of the mystical island of Avalon first revived the king, which then became crazy. Since then, a shadow on Britain and vile monsters lies wide. You will also be brought back to life to stop Artus.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a mix of round-based strategy and role-playing. On the one hand, you expect tactical struggles, on the other hand, many moments in which your decisions must make, the not only form your own character, but also influence the course of action and gameplay. In addition, the knights of the table round play an important role. They are the heroes who command them in the battles, but also characters with their own personalities, goals and relationships. And if one of them dies, he still stays dead. If you want to drive the whole thing to the top and that your decisions are always final, you play in Rogue-Like mode in which you can not easily reload a reload. King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is since January 2021 in the Early Access. If you are interested in the title, you can buy it long ago and try it.

Now King Arthur: Buy Knight’s Tale!

The Serpent Rogue

  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Developer: Sengi Games
  • Publisher: Team17 digital
  • Release: 26.04.
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X / S, Switch

If the Serpent Rogue appears at the end of April and should not prove much good game, you will hardly want to criticize that. The reason for this: Developer Sengi Games sits in Ukraine, in which war has been war since February. Actually, the team is currently worried about others than completing his game. Last week, however, it has been announced to hold on to the original plan and publish The Serpent Rogue on April 26th. For this, Sengi Games deserves any form of respect.

The game looks quite interesting. You play in The Serpent Rogue the so-called Guardian, who is a mysterious alchemist and the last hope for the country at the foot of the mountain of Mountain. A dark power spreads there and only the guard can stop it with the help of his potions. Consequently, collecting ingredients and brewing play an important role in the Gameplay of The Serpent Rogue. But no bang, there is also action. You fight against all sorts of monsters and can even tame some of them. In addition, you are able to transform yourself into different beasts. On top of that, your actions have consequences. For example, you do not bury your dead, the Ghule attracts. An overcrowded inventory, in turn, can cause you vermin to get the pellet that transfers diseases.

Now to The Serpent Rogue on Steam!

Dorfromantik

  • Genre: Steering game, puzzle game
  • Developer: Toukana Interactive
  • Publisher: Toukana Interactive
  • Release: 28.04.
  • Platforms: PC

Moment, is Dorfromantik not appeared long ago? It also has twice at the German computer game price (best gamedesign and best debut) and once at the German Developer Prize (best German game) recovered last year. Yes, that’s right, but so far, the mix of construction and puzzle from the Berlin developer Toukana Interactive is still in the Early Access. At the end of April, this phase leaves after almost a year and at the latest then to give him a chance.

Your task in Dorfromantik is simple: you should build an idyllic landscape with meadows, fields, forests, small villages, rivers, lakes and railways. They are available to hexagonal cards, which they placed one after the other on the field. Some of them have only one topic (for example, even village or forest), other two. By putting on the cards so that the pages touch with the same topic, you will receive abundant points. There are also special cards like those associated with a windmill associated with special tasks. In the example mentioned, it is important to create six cereal fields. The game principle of Dorfromantik offers the perfect mix of relaxation on the one hand and challenging knobs on the other and in the end you just like to look at the landscapes you created.

Buy Dorfromantik now!

Nintendo Switch Sports

  • Genre: Sportspiel
  • Developer: Nintendo EPD
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release: 29.04.
  • Platforms: Switch

Do you remember the December 2006? At that time, the large coalition has set the general smoking ban on NASA known to build a constantly manned station on the moon by 2020 (well that was great) and the Nintendo Wii has appeared. Anyone who has bought the console with motion control has Wii Sports equal to the same (apart from the Japanese, which had to buy the mini game collection extra). The thing was an absolute hit, not just among video game fans. Suddenly, Grandma and Grandpa also took the Wiimote in the hand and swung the virtual tennis rackets or role the pixel bowling balls. This phenomenon wants to wake up Nintendo a second time with Nintendo Switch Sports.

The game offers exactly what the name promises. Again, there are several sports in which you measure with the Ki, at best but with friends or family. Tennis and Bowling celebrate a comeback, while new football, volleyball, chanbara and badminton are new. In contrast to the old Wii game, it is possible in Nintendo Switch Sports, not only locally, but also online against other players. In addition, new content should be added through updates. For the fall, Nintendo Golf has announced as a seventh sport.

Pre-order Nintendo Switch Sports now!

More releases in April

  • TERRORBANE – 01.04. – PC
  • Godfall – 07.04. – Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – 12.04. – Switch
  • Tormented Souls – 14.04. – Switch
  • Road 96 – 14.04. – PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – 20.04. – Switch
  • Chernobylite – 21.04. – PS5, Xbox Series X / S
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead was – 26.04. – Switch