There’s not a lot happening in April in terms of videogames this year, but a few titles are arriving or have already arrived that will look to make a name for themselves. Some big titles are arriving this month although there are very few overall options. However, there is always something to look forward to every month and this month is no different.
Here are the top five games of April. Do let me know if we missed any.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings” is arriving on April 17 on Xbox 360. The game became an absolute hit on the PC after it was released last year and played by numerous websites dedicated to videogames. The Xbox version of the game was announced on June 2, 2011, and developers CD Projekt RED confirmed that it would be released by the end of the year. However, on Aug. 1, 2011, the Xbox 360 release date was pushed back to the first quarter of 2012 to give the team more time expanding and polishing certain elements of the gameplay and to allow developers the time to deal with legal issues surrounding distribution rights for the game. Witcher 2 received generally favorable reviews from critics.
The House of the Dead 4 (HOTD4) – About seven years ago, HOTD4 ruled arcades all over the planet. Now the developers, Wow Entertainment, are ready to bring in a boatload of zombies to a more modern setting, the PlayStation 3. The game will be available on Playstation Network with a low price tag. The game is also said to support PlayStation Move with local multiplayer, trophy support and different bonus levels. The game will be available for $9.99.
Prototype 2 – The long-awaited “Prototype 2” will finally arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 24, 2012. PC gamers, however, will have to wait till July 24 to get their hands on the game. The game will mark a fresh start for Activision and Radical Entertainment's most popular open-world game. Step into the shoes of James Heller, a former Army sergeant on a quest to take down original hero Alex Mercer for causing the death of his family. Heller has also been injected with the Blacklight virus and can now spawn blade claws from his limbs. The game’s tagline reads “Murder your Maker.” That pretty much says everything about the game.
Devil May Cry: HD Collection – Capcom finally decided that it was the right time to launch the “Devil May Cry: HD Collection” that will take the first three DMC titles and port them to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Although the port does not include a new storyboard to the game, it does offer more additions to the original series that includes trophies and achievements and high definition graphics. All three games – “Devil May Cry,” “Devil May Cry 2” and “Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening” – will be available in a single disc and will only cost you $40. The best news about the collection is that it is out now.
Bloodforge – Expect massive bloodshed this month with the arrival of “Bloodforge. The game has been developed by Climax and it is, very frankly, one of the best ultra-violent, hack-and-slash adventures of the year where you can shred your enemies to pieces. The game’s storyline is loosely based on Celtic mythology, and with large blades and huge hammers, you can expect a total bloodbath on your screen till you are hooked to the game. Gamers are eagerly awaiting Bloodforge, set to arrive on April 25.