Meta Gamer Monthly April 2019

Credit: SIE Bend Studio

While not as hefty as last month, quite a few games come out this month, the biggest being PS4’s ‘Days Gone’ and ‘Mortal Kombat 11’. We also have info on how to get Nintendo Online free for a year and Playstation’s new ‘Nintendo Direct’-like presentations.

Nintendo

Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Online

Members of Twitch Prime (free with Amazon Prime) can get Nintendo Switch Online free for a year. Players start out with the first 3 months free and can redeem the remaining 9 months after 60 days. You have until 9/24/2019 to claim the first three months, and until 1/22/2020 to claim the remaining nine months (Twitch Prime).

Playstation

‘Concrete Genie’ (Credit: PixelOpus)

Concrete Genie

During Playstation’s first ‘State of Play’, they showed off a new trailer for ‘Concrete Genie’, revealed a release window, and stated that it will have a VR mode. The game follows a young teenager, who is a talented artist, as he fights off bullies and battles the darkness in his town. He does this with the help of a magic paintbrush, that allows him to bring his art to life. Look forward to a preview later this year before the game’s release this fall.

Players: Single Player

ESRB Rating*: E10+

Price: MSRP TBA

Release Date: Fall 2019

Platforms: PS4

Days Gone

Also during ‘State of Play’, Sony released a new story trailer for Playstation’s ‘The Walking Dead’ meets ‘Sons of Anarchy’ game ‘Days Gone’. The game releases later this month and features Sam Witwer as Deacon St John, former member of a motorcycle club, who navigates post apocalyptic Oregon on his trusty bike. We did a preview after 2017’s E3, and we will also do an updated one in the next few weeks before the game’s release.

Players: Single Player

ESRB Rating*: M

Price: MSRP $59.99, $139.99 (Collector’s Edition)

Release Date: April 26

Platforms: PS4

PlayStation State of Play

Credit: Sony

Last Monday (March 25) PlayStation had their first ‘State of Play’, a semi-regular presentation similar to Nintendo’s ‘Nintendo Direct’, featuring new game reveals and new trailers for already announced games. In addition to the aforementioned ‘Concrete Genie’ and ‘Days Gone’, is a new trailer for ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ (coming later this month), a new version of ‘No Man’s Sky’ with VR support, and other games releasing this month or later this year. The full presentation is shown below as well as new games releasing later this year (the others are included in this month’s list).

Spring

  • Fight Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted

May

May 21

  • Everybody’s Golf VR
  • Observation

May 28

  • Blood & Truth PSVR

May 31

  • Trovor Save the Universe PSVR

June

June 18

  • Mini-Mech Mayhem PSVR
  • Vacation Simulator PSVR

June 21

  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueld

Summer

  • No Man’s Sky: Beyond PSVR

2019

  • Ironman VR
  • Ready Set Heroes

PlayStation Plus

PS4

  • Conan Exiles
  • The Surge

Xbox

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Technomancer (Available April 1 to 30)
  • Outcast: Second Contact (Available April 16 to May 15)

Xbox 360, Xbox One

  • Star Wars Battlefront II (Available April 1 to 15)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (Available April 16 to 31)

Games Releasing This Month

April 2

  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Switch)

April 4

  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (PC)

April 8

  • Dangerous Driving (Xbox One)

April 9

  • Ace Attorney Trilogy (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Falcon Age (PSVR)
  • Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (PC, PS4)

April 11

  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PS4)

April 12

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit (Switch)

April 16

  • Anno 1800 (PC)
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Switch, Xbox One)
  • Table of Tales (PSVR)
  • Tanks Meet Zombies (Switch)
  • World War Z (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

April 18

  • Cuphead (Switch)

April 19

  • Neo Atlas 1469 (Switch)
  • Our World Is Ended (PS4)

April 22

  • Jupiter & Mars (PSVR)

April 23

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Switch)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Truberbrook (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

April 26

  • Days Gone (PS4)
  • BoxBoy + BoxGirl (Switch)

April 30

  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Switch, Xbox One)

*ESRB Ratings

E – Everyone

E 10+ – Everyone 10 and Up

T – Teen

M – Mature

RP – Rating Pending

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