This April, Mortal Kombat returns, bringing a heavy dose of ultra-violence to every platform. Borderlands, the hit co-op shooter from 2009, receives a surprise remastering and the guys behind the Burnout franchise are back to cause some serious damage with their all-new racer Dangerous Driving.
Zombies are still a staple of your gaming diet with two different games featuring the undead – one a PS4 exclusive, the other inspired by a blockbuster film. Finally, Switch owners can rejoice! The critically acclaimed Cuphead makes its way to Nintendo’s handheld, and the latest Labo kit introduces VR support.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition – PC, PS4, XB1
Before Borderlands 3 launches in September, jump back to where it all began. Equip bazillions of guns as one of 4 trigger-happy mercenaries, each with a unique skill set. Take on the lawless planet Pandora in pursuit of powerful alien technology within The Vault.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition features an impressive art style that combines traditional rendering with hand-drawn textures, now shining brighter than ever in 4K. The intense ground and vehicular combat offer frenzied action for you and up to 3 friends. It’s never too late to ride the Borderlands express. Available Now
Mortal Kombat 11 – PC, PS4, XB1, Switch
Enter a new era of kombat as legendary fighters including Scorpion, Sub Zero, Baraka and Liu Kang re-emerge from the blood-soaked past to fight for the future – while new combatants like Geras and the all-powerful Kronika unleash a devastating new threat.
Dominate your opponent with new flawless blocks, crushing blows, plus offensive and defensive meters. Master the brutal combos to deliver focused bursts of attacking power, unleash classic character special moves and finish with increasingly gory fatalities. Fight on your own terms by tailoring your chosen fighter’s looks and attacking style and earn attribute points to unlock new moves and accessories.
Everything you thought you knew about Mortal Kombat will be challenged as the all-powerful force behind the brutal tournament reveals herself. Available April 23. The Nintendo Switch version arrives in May 2019.
Dangerous Driving – PC, PS4, XB1
From the talent behind the Burnout franchise comes Dangerous Driving, a new title looking to capture the spirit of the past while putting aggression back into the racing genre. Dangerous Driving is a game about real driving. The driving you want to do when no one else is looking. The driving you’d love to do if only everyone else would get OUT OF THE DAMN WAY!
This game gives you the chance to live out that fantasy. To floor it in everyday cars, at high speeds, weaving in and out of traffic and slamming the other cars right off the road. Available April 9
Days Gone – PS4
Step into the dirt-flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land full of death. Set against the scarred, volcanic backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, following a global pandemic, players will fight across a desolate landscape ravaged by feral creatures known as freakers. Scavenge abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, maintain your ride and take chances on the broken roads.
Days Gone could be described as a mash-up of Sons of Anarchy and World War Z, and it launches April 26
World War Z – PC, PS4, XB1
Speaking of World War Z, millions of zombies have spread to New York, Moscow Jerusalem and beyond, ‘dead’-set bringing humanity to its end. A hardened few band together and fight for their lives.
World War Z is a four-player cooperative shooter based on the popular film of the same name and explores new storylines and characters from around the world as they fend off massive swarms of the walking dead. Unload an arsenal of deadly weaponry and feel the satisfying rush of life as you cheat death and prevail against such overwhelming odds. Make use of rocket launchers, machine guns, sentries, turrets, grenade launchers, barbed wire, and more.
For a change of pace, fight other players in intense Player vs Player vs Zombies modes. Grow stronger, unlock powerful weapon upgrades and level six character classes to take on greater challenges. Available April 16
Cuphead – Switch
Initially Launching on PC and Xbox One in late 2017, this excellent hard-core side-scroller finds a new home on Nintendo Switch.
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. It’s inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, with the visuals and audio painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, including hand-drawn animation, watercolour backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
Play as Cuphead or Mugman in single player or local co-op as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while trying to pay back a debt to the devil! Available April 18
Nintendo Labo VR Kit – Switch
Each Nintendo Labo kit is designed to inspire kids and families to transform modular sheets of cardboard into interactive creations for Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is a unique first for VR. Kids can build it themselves, combining the innovative physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology to create a shareable and straightforward virtual reality experience. Nintendo fans will also appreciate that this Labo kit adds VR support to awesome games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.
Once built, those with a creative touch can customise their Labo creations with colouring pens, stickers and paint to give them a personal feel. Available April 12