If you’re looking for some barrel-rolls, anthropomorphic heroes, and monster tackles, this week’s game releases will deliver on all those things, and a little more.
Here are our picks for the games releasing 18-22 April 2016:
Ratchet & Clank
Release date: 22 April (PS4)
PS4 owners will be getting a new Ratchet & Clank adventure this week, but it is neither a reboot or a remake, instead labelling itself as a “reimagining.” The majority of the plot is the same from the original Ratchet & Clank, but with story tweaks that line up with the upcoming movie. Insomniac have a knack for creating experiences with fun and intuitive gameplay, but with some twists, and we’re sure Ratchet & Clank has some tricks up its sleeve, not to mention that it’s one of the most beautiful games on the system to date.
Rugby Challenge 3
Release date: 22 April (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3)
Rugby Challenge 3 has been delayed more times than we can count, and although it infuriates us, we have to admit that we’re still pretty excited for it, because the current rugby games on the market have left a lot to be desired. This time around, the development has shifted from series helmers Sidhe to Wicked Witch Software, so hopefully we’ll see some gameplay improvements from Rugby Challenge 2. In addition to having the South African Super Rugby and Springbok licenses (finally), there is also a Sevens mode, which lets players take on the shortened, faster version of the beloved sport. Here’s hoping Rugby Challenge 3 is the rugby game we’ve been waiting for.
Star Fox Zero
Release date: 22 April (Wii U)
Here’s something Wii U owners thought they’d never hear: Star Fox is on the Wii U. Fans have been waiting on this game since the announcement of the console. The sixth game in the storied franchise, Star Fox Zero largely follows the classic gameplay of its predecessors, such as Star Fox 64, in which players control Fox McCloud as he pilots his Arwing craft through various levels. Falco, Peppy and Slippy are back too, aiding Fox at every turn.
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