April showers bring plenty of rainy days for gaming! Looking to replay a remade classic? Or perhaps looking for something entirely new? Then the GGA gaming team has got you covered! Here are our most anticipated video games that are releasing this month!
Resident Evil 3 Remake
We are heading back to Raccoon City! The Resident Evil 3 Remake from Capcom felt so far away when initially announced back in December. The survival horror game follows Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira as they face off against a zombie apocalypse and the horrifying Nemesis. The highly anticipated update to the original has been showing off its updated graphics and fully fleshed-out world over the last few weeks and it has us pumped. If it follows in the footsteps of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, we are in for a world of excitement. Don’t forget that we aren’t only getting the Resident Evil 3 Remake, but we are also getting the asymmetrical survival game Resident Evil Resistance as well!
Final Fantasy VII Remake
One of this year’s most anticipated games is finally here! It’s finally here! After years of waiting, the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be gracing PlayStation 4 consoles this month. The whopping 100GB game will take us on a nostalgia trip back to Midgar. We will once again assume the role of Cloud Strife, a former Shinra SOLDIER who joins the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE. From there we meet a variety of interesting and memorable characters like Aerith, Tifa, Barret, Red XIII, Yuffie, Cid, Cait Sith, Vincent, Jessie, Wedge, and Biggs. Together this ragtag team of planet protectors will try to save the planet from the evil machinations of the Shinra Corporation. Additionally, this remake and will not only feature updated scenes from the original, but will introduce new characters, a new combat system, and new story points. This is a tremendous opportunity for gamers to experience Final Fantasy VII for the first time. Likewise, it’s perfect for return players to relive the incredible moments that make this game one of the best games of all time. Due to its incredible size and scope, the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released in three installments over a period of time.
The first part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, spanning 2 Blu-ray discs, will be released on April 10, 2020 exclusively on the PS4.
Predator: Hunting Grounds
I got my first taste of Predator: Hunting Grounds during NYCC 2019 and I have been waiting ever since to sink my teeth back in. The asymmetrical shooter game pits the incredible Predator against an elite 4-man Fireteam. Likewise, the immersive world feels like it was pulled right out of a movie and the graphics look stunning. The gameplay also makes it more than just 4 vs 1. You can play as the Fireteam and be sent in with a paramilitary mission to complete before Predator drops in and wrecks the day. Want to go solo? Play as Predator with his signature light-blending cloaking and thermal vision.
Predator: Hunting Grounds will be available on April 24, 2020 the PS4 and PC through the Epic Games Store.
Attention Gears of War fans! A new game is headed your way! The developers at Splash Damage are bringing the Gears franchise to the tactical turn-based RPG playing field! Take on the role of Gabe Diaz, a former Lieutenant Colonel, who is entrusted with bringing together a team that can take down Locust scientist, Ukkon. Throughout the game, you’ll be thrown into thrilling tactical turn-based battles, tasked with equipping your team with the best loot and going up against some big bad boss battles. Additionally, unlike other tactical games, Gears Tactics isn’t locked into a grid. Maps are open, allowing for fluidity and creativity to reign in battle. If you’re a Gears of Wars fan, you don’t want to pass on this title. And if you’re a tactical gaming fan, then you should give this game a try. The future of Sera is in your hands!
Gears Tactics will be available on April 28, 2020 for the PC through Steam and Windows 10
April 2020 is packed with fantastic remakes and thrilling new titles. Hopefully, these most anticipated games will help you pass the time during social distancing! Is there a game that you’re looking forward to playing this April? Let us know in the comments below or on Social Media!
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