The Monthly Game Guide: April 2012 Video Game Releases

By | 5 years ago 

April’s been a strange month for video games. While we’ve seen a big release here and there, overall it’s relatively quiet. This is good news for gamers, who are possibly still knee deep in their back log, but not for publishers. Vita sales have begun to slow, which can be attributed to the lack of new titles. The Wii and 3DS are also suffering from a software drought, though the former did see a big game launch at the beginning of the month.

So what releases this month? Kinect: Star Wars and the much anticipated Xenoblade Chronicles launched in the first week of April, though we’d suggest avoiding the former and playing the latter. FEZ and Trials Evolution also makee their debut on Xbox Live Arcade, and Binary Domain gets a second chance on the PC after a less than stellar performance on the consoles.

Keep reading for a full list of this month’s releases!

April 2012 Release List

Note: Based off North American Releases, Dates And Platforms Subject To Change

Week of April 3rd, 2012

Week of April 10th, 2012

  • Skullgirls (Ps3, Xbox 360; April 10th, 2012)
  • Sour Patch Kids: World Gone Sour (PS3, Xbox 360; April 10th, 2012)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS3; April 10th, 2012)
  • The Pinball Arcade (PS3, Vita; April 10th, 2012)
  • Treasures of Monetzuma (Vita; April 10th, 2012)
  • Legend of Grimrock (PC; April 11th, 2012)
  • The Splatters (Xbox 360; April 11th, 2012)
  • Men of War: Condemned Heroes (PC; April 11th, 2012)
  • FEZ (Xbox 360; April 13th, 2012)
  • Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (3DS; April 13th, 2012)

Week of April 17th, 2012

Week of April 24th, 2012

  • Firefighter 3D (3DS; April 24th, 2012)
  • Let’s Dance (Xbox 360, Wii; April 24th, 2012)
  • Prototype 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC; April 24th, 2012)
  • Deep Black: Episode 1 (Xbox 360; April 25th, 2012)
  • Shifting Worlds (3DS; April 25th, 2012)
  • Binary Domain (PC; April 27th, 2012)
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters (PC; April 27th, 2012)

What game are you looking forward to the most this month? Vote in the poll below! If none of your choices are in there, feel free to leave a comment!

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