Upcoming video game releases for the week of April 4 to April 10.
New games – all the biggest games releasing this week on PS4, Xbox One and PC
One triple-A release to rule them all, but a huge stack of virtual reality experiences to drown it. Welcome to this week’s new video game releases.
Tuesday, April 5
- Quantum Break (Xbox One)
- DiRT Rally (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Beach Ball Valley (PC, VR headsets)
- CDF Starfighter VR (PC, VR headsets)
- Diorama No. 3: The Marchland (PC, VR headsets)
- Holodance (PC, VR headsets)
- Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (PC, VR headsets)
- Job Simulator (PC, VR headsets)
- La Peri (PC, VR headsets)
- A Legend of Luca (PC, VR headsets)
- Light Repair Team #4 (PC, VR headsets)
- Modbox (PC, VR headsets)
- Pierhead Arcade (PC, VR headsets)
- Portal Stories: VR (PC, VR headsets)
- Proton Pulse (PC, VR headsets)
- Quar: Battle for Gate 18 (PC, VR headsets)
- The Rose and I (PC, VR headsets)
- SculptVR (PC, VR headsets)
- Skeet: VR Target Shooting (PC, VR headsets)
- Space Bit Attack (PC, VR headsets)
- Space Pirate Trainer (PC, VR headsets)
- Toy Plane Heroes (PC, VR headsets)
- Unseen Diplomacy (PC, VR headsets)
- Vanishing Realms (PC, VR headsets)
- XLR (PC, VR headsets)
- 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PC)
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy (Vita)
- Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Vita)
- A Virus Named Tom (Vita)
- Mega Man Legends 2 (PSOneClassic)
- Amplitude (PS3)
- RBI Baseball 2016 (PS4, Xbox One)
- Enter the Gungeon (PS4)
- Bounce Rescue (PS4)
- Dead Star (PS4)
- Green Game: Timeswapper (PS4)
- Lovely Planet (PS4)
- Stikbold (PS4)
Wednesday, April 6
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy (Vita) [EU]
Thursday, April 7
- MXGP2: The Official Motocross Videogame (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (Wii U) [EU]
Friday, April 8
- Battleborn beta (PS4)
- MXGP2: The Official Motocross Videogame (PC, PS4, Xbox One) [EU]
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) [EU]
- Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4) [EU]
- Stikbold (Xbox One)
- Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (Xbox One)
- Letter Quest Remastered: Grimm’s Journey (Xbox One)
Clearly, Microsoft picked a good week for Quantum Break. The old-school single-player experience is augmented by a live action TV show that reacts to your choices, and received generally positive reviews last week. If you’re an Alan Wake fan, you should take a squizz.
There’s little to challenge Remedy on consoles, although Codemaster’s racer DiRT Rally makes its debut (and also hits release version on PC). The only other major triple-A release is a piece of DLC: Star Wars Battlefront‘s Outer Rim.
PC is where it’s happening this week. You may have noticed that huge list of virtual reality games; thanks to the launch of the HTC Vive, Steam will see a sudden influx of new VR experiences. There are many more Viva-compatible games than this first week of new launches shows, since many developers are happy to extend support for multiple headsets to their existing Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear projects. Apart from big hardware launches like this, we don’t expect to be able to continue providing a list of new Steam games; there are just too many to track.
There’s a little bit of love for Vita owners. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy seems perfect for the handheld (pity Ubi doesn’t do cross-buy) and Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a must for fighting fans.
In indie land there are a few releases worth mentioned. Enter the Gungeon is another one of those almost rogue-like top down shooters that tend to go mega. Speed-running shooter Lovely Planet makes its PS4 debut. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday has been the subject of much attention; it’s set against the uprising in Iran.
Oh, it’s not a full release but the Battleborn beta opens on PS4 on Friday ahead of PC and PS4 next week.
As ever, keep an eye on your region’s PlayStation Store update for local PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita release dates.
Looking further ahead? Check out our list of all video game release dates for 2016.
Read more here: VG247