This week we’ve got a host of games coming our way, including some vehicular mayhem from a returning veteran, and some sneaky assassinations from a new perspective.
23 April (PC, Mac, Linux)
90s gamers will be ecstatic to know that Max is back – as Carmageddon lifts itself from the gaming grave for a new generation of vehicular carnage.
Funded by an uber-successful Kickstarter campaign, Reincarnation reunites the original developers to bring another driving carpocalypse where pedestrians (and cows) equal points and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. It’s the antidote to racing games.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
22 April (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
AC Chronicles: China is a digital-only release in the beloved Assassin’s Creed franchise that puts you in charge of Shao Jun, the last remaining assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood.
The Chronicles series is set on a 2.5D plane like Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery and will be followed by similar games in India and Russia.
Gamers have been promised the chance to Scout, sneak and hide to avoid detection, while also being given the tools to fool enemies using whistles and disguises.
Killing Floor 2 (Steam Early Access)
21 April (PC)
A sequel to the 2009 title Killing Floor, which started life as an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod in 2005 launches this week on Steam’s Early Access, allowing PC gamers to try out the game before its final release.
Developed by Tripwire Interactive, this second instalment can be played alone or cooperatively with up to six players as they fight through waves of undead enemies, known as Zeds.
The base edition of Killing Floor 2 will be available starting on 21 April for $29.99 (around R360)
All of the additional DDE content will be made available to buy separately at a later date.
24 April (PC, Mac)
Dungeons 2 arrives for PC, Mac and SteamOS this week and promises a unique mixture of classic dungeon simulation and real-time strategy gameplay.
It challenges players to assume the role of The Dungeon Lord, craft a network of dungeons and use its resources to fuel a campaign against the forces of good.
You’re going to need to mass an army of minions and then head to the surface world of the humans to conquer.
21 April (PS4, PS3, Vita, Xbox One, PC)
PC and console gamers can get their hands on this shovel-tastic platformer this week.
Having proved its popularity on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Shovel Knight promises to be a sweeping classic action adventure game in an 8-bit retro setting.
Additionally PlayStation versions will include God of War character Kratos, while Xbox One and Windows 8 has the Battletoads.