After a jam-packed March, which saw the release of several highly anticipated blockbuster titles including Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite, we now turn our pages to a still-crowded, but slightly less busy April. Even though there are less releases, there are still a few must-buy games this month -- here they are.
Defiance (Xbox 360, PS3) - April 2, 2013
Released today, Defiance is a third-person MMO that ties in to the Syfy show. The game follows a similar story to that of the show: a massive world-wide terraforming event led to the alteration of the landscape and the extinction of several species of plants and animals, as well as the rise of a new species. Shortly after, a race of aliens known as Votans come to earth to set up a new home, only to engage in war with humans. After the war, the two races learn to live side by side. How? I'm not too sure. Guess I'll have to tune in to the show.
As a "Ark Hunter" in Defiance, you travel to the Bay Area in search of advanced and expensive alien technology, while taking part in side missions or challenges to earn cash and compete with other Ark Hunters. We recently went hands-on with the Defiance beta weekend; check out our impressions.
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U) - April 16, 2013
Easily one of the most anticipated fighting games of 2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us is the latest creation from NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat). The game pits some of DC Comics most iconic characters in one-on-one matches, and it looks damn entertaining. Not much has been revealed of the game's story, but it is said to be similar to that of Mortal Kombat. That is, Injustice will use cinematic narrative to drive the one-on-one matchups, rather than the traditional ladder-based experience. And while we don't know much about plot, it is expected to rationalize the game's fighting mechanics between characters that would not normally fight one another. A demo for Injustice: Gods Among Usis now available.