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It’s the start of a new month, which means a host of new games are on the horizon for all platforms. April’s release schedule is fairly light compared to March’s, but there are still some big-name sequels in store for this month, including a new chapter in the Yakuza series and the revamped God of War for PS4.
Below, you’ll find a roundup of all the biggest games coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and 3DS in April 2018. For a full look at all of the major titles coming to each platform throughout the rest of the year, check out our comprehensive 2018 game release date list.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) — April 17
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is one of April’s biggest PS4 releases, launching partway through the month on April 17. The final installment in protagonist Kazuma Kiryu’s saga, the game follows the former mobster as he tries to reconcile his criminal past while raising his adoptive daughter’s baby. The title also tweaks the series’ combat system and introduces a host of new minigames, including the RTS-like Clan Creator.
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God of War (PS4) — April 20
This month’s other marquee PS4 exclusive is God of War, which launches on April 20. A reboot of sorts of the long-running action series, this new installment eschews Greek for Norse mythology and follows the story of Kratos and his young son, Atreus. Along with the new setting, the game also boasts a completely revamped battle system, which sees Kratos trading his iconic Blades for the new Leviathan Axe.
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Nintendo Labo (Switch) — April 20
Nintendo’s DIY experiment, Nintendo Labo launches exclusively for Switch on April 20. More of a construction set than a traditional game, Labo ships in two different packages, which come bundled with cardboard and other materials used to create cardboard peripherals called Toy-Cons. Players can then use these Toy-Cons to play minigames and interact with the Labo software in other clever ways.
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Full April Release Schedule
|Minit||PS4, Xbox One, PC||April 3|
|Penny-Punching Princess||Switch, Vita||April 3|
|Extinction||PS4, Xbox One, PC||April 10|
|Wild Guns Reloaded||Switch||April 17|
|Yakuza 6: The Song of Life||PS4||April 17|
|Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia||PC||April 19|
|God of War||PS4||April 20|
|Nintendo Labo Variety Kit||Switch||April 20|
|Nintendo Labo Robot Kit||Switch||April 20|
|Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||April 24|
|South Park: The Fractured But Whole||Switch||April 24|