It’s hard to believe we’re already a quarter of the way into the year. With GDC and PAX East over and E3 2013 and San Diego Comic-Con edging closer, an interesting transition is being made between current and next-generation consoles. While gamers everywhere settle in and wait for more announcements on the PlayStation 4 (specifically, what it looks like) and the dubbed “Xbox 720,” Game Rant is hard at work delivering those announcements and keeping gamers in the loop — specifically, what is coming down the pipeline in the near future!

April 2013 kicks off with Syfy show tie in and persistent MMO Defiance for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360; and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for PS3 and Xbox 360. The following week, a classic RTS epic comes to Steam, albeit for Windows only: Age of Empires II: HD Edition. On April 14th, Star Wars: The Old Republic sees its first expansion released, titled Rise of the Hutt Cartel, available for Windows. On the 16th, DC superheroes clash like never before in Injustice: Gods Among Us, for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. On the 23rd, Dead Island: Riptide surfs and slaughters its way to Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360. Star Trek ventures forth onto Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 23rd, not long before Star Trek Into Darkness hits the big screen. XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes to Mac OS on April 25th, with an iOS version slated for Summer 2013.

April 2013 Release List

(Note: Based Off North American Release Dates; All Information Is Subject To Change)

Week of April 2nd, 2013

Week of April 9th, 2013

Week of April 16th, 2013

Week of April 23rd, 2013

Q2 2013 is starting off with a bang! Mac and iOS users alike have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks, and the Wii continues going strong. Ranters, what are you planning on picking up this month? Join in the discussion and let us know! Personally,  I can’t wait to sink countless more hours into AoE2:HD!

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