Strap yourself in for another month of thrilling, adrenaline-pumping new game releases, no matter what your platform of choice. We’ve got high-octane racing in DiRT Rally, deep RPG experiences with Dark Souls III and Bravely Second: End Layer, action-packed live TV mixed with cinematic gameplay in Quantum Break, the return of Ratchet & Clank, and an all-new Star Fox adventure. Come check out the many great games available very soon!

[Note: The below release dates are subject to change at the sole discretion of the game publisher at any time]

Quantum Break

Release Date: April 5, 2016
Platform(s): Xbox One
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

From Remedy Entertainment, creators of Alan Wake and Max Payne, comes an edge-of-your-seat thrill-fest that seamlessly fuses live action TV with intense third-person action gameplay. Quantum Break puts you in the role of Jack Joyce (Shawn Ashmore), a man given extraordinary powers to manipulate time after a secretive time-travel experiment goes wrong. With the threads of time starting to get dangerously out of sync, Jack must desperately find a way to prevent the “Fracture” before its catastrophic effects destroys the Earth. By picking up Quantum Break, you’ll also gain access to a full game download of Alan Wake, the acclaimed Xbox 360 action title, now playable on Xbox One. Best Buy Canada also has a sleek new Xbox One 500GB Quantum Break Bundle featuring a Cirrus White console and controller, and full game download vouchers for Quantum Break and Alan Wake.

DiRT Rally

Release Date: April 5, 2016
Platform(s): PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Last year’s top-rated PC racing game is powersliding to home consoles with lots of new content to make an already massive game even bigger. Choose from over 39 cars, including icons like the Mini Cooper S, Lancia Stratos, Ford Fiesta RS Rally, and more. The game includes six real-world rally locations that will test your mettle, like the epic hill climb of Pikes Peak and the muddy, wet forest runs of Powys, Wales.

Dark Souls III

Release Date: April 12, 2016
Platform(s): Collector’s Edition – PlayStation 4, Xbox One / Day One Edition – PlayStation 4, Xbox One / Standard Edition – PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

Coming exclusively to next-gen consoles, Dark Souls III will transport you to a dark and twisted world full of unrelenting creatures, deadly traps, and hidden treasures. This atmospheric game features stunning visuals of decrepit landscapes, along with monstrous, grotesque enemies brought to life with stunning dynamic lighting and realistic particle effects. In addition to the standard and Day One editions, there’s also a Collector’s Edition packed with extras including a Prima Starter Guide, official Dark Souls III Soundtrack, art book, official cloth game map, and a 10-inch Red Knight statue. Embark on this deep RPG journey if you dare!

Ratchet & Clank

Release Date: April 12, 2016
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Coinciding with the release of the new Ratchet & Clank major motion picture comes a re-imaging of the original PlayStation 2 game from 2002. Ratchet & Clank for PS4 modernizes the original gameplay and includes all-new boss fights, extra planets to explore, exciting new flight sequences, and completely refreshed graphics and sounds that take full advantage of the PS4 hardware.

Bravely Second: End Layer

Release Date: April 15, 2016
Platform(s): Collector’s Edition – Nintendo 3DS / Standard Edition – Nintendo 3DS
ESRB Rating: T (Teen, 13+)

The Nintendo 3DS RPG Bravely Default was lauded for its exquisite graphics and engrossing story, and now two year’s later the much-anticipated sequel has arrived. Following the events of previous game, you’ll travel back to the land of Luxendarc for another epic adventure filled with breathtaking environments, powerful magic, and more than 20 different jobs to master.

Star Fox Zero

Release Date: April 22, 2016
Platform(s): Wii U
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Star Fox Zero for Wii U will take you on another intergalactic space flight adventure to save the Lylat system from an invading empire. Use the Wii U GamePad to see the action straight from the cockpit, while your TV will display your surroundings. This is a 2-disc package that also comes with Star Fox Guard, a tower defense game where you need to monitor numerous video screens and destroy waves of attacking robots.

Tales From the Borderlands

Release Date: April 26, 2016
Platform(s): PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 3 / Xbox One / Xbox 360 / PC
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

Telltale Games, the masters of episodic gaming, are back with another choose-your-own-adventure style game set in the chaotic world of Pandora. Play as rank and file corporate suit Rhys and con-artist Fiona through 5 different chapters that will take you across Pandora on a quest for greatness. Tales From the Borderlands gives you an immersive journey from both characters’ perspective where your choices shape how the story unfolds.

Pokémon Rumble World

Release Date: April 29, 2016
Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Released last year as a free to start game with microtransactions, this new package version will give you access to all content right out of the box. More than 700 Toy Pokémon can be discovered and befriended, including all Pokémon that have appeared up to the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. Travel across the kingdom in your hot-air balloon to 18 different locations, where more than 80 stages await you.

(Note: Trailer is from last year’s downloadable version)

Additional games releasing in April 2016

April 5

  • R.B.I. Baseball 2016 (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One)
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles (PS Vita)

April 19

April 26

Are there any games coming out this month you’re interested in? Let us know in the comments section below!

Paul Hunter
Editor Video Gaming
I work out of Toronto, Ontario as the Editor of Gaming here on the Plug-in Blog and as Editor-in-Chief of NextGen Player. I am thankful for having a loving and patient wife who doesn’t mind my 40 hour a week obsession with gaming. See my latest gaming adventures on my Twitter channel.


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