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Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Month - April 2019

April bring us Mortal Kombat 11, Days Gone, and a new home for Cuphead on Nintendo Switch.

April is upon us, which means it's time for New Releases to take a look at the full month ahead. It's got some exclusives like Days Gone and Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, plus a Nintendo Switch port of the beloved Cuphead. Meanwhile, the competitive crowd can throw down in Mortal Kombat 11 and Shovel Knight: Showdown.

Shovel Knight: Showdown -- April 9

Available on: PS4, PS3, Vita, Xbox One, PC, Switch, Wii U

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Shovel Knight: Showdown is the latest addition to the Treasure Trove pack, bringing new multiplayer modes to let you race through stages or duke it out for gems. Yes, the entire Order of No Quarter is playable. Even better, Showdown is a totally free download if you already own Treasure Trove (on all platforms except 3DS and Vita).

[Note: Shovel Knight Showdown has been delayed, and its new release date is TBD. GameSpot apologizes for the error.]

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain -- April 11

Available on: PS4

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The latest in the long-running bug-slaying series is meant to be a more serious take on the EDF formula. That said, you'll still be suiting up in mechs and raining all sorts of firepower down on giant insect invaders. You can battle the big bugs with friends online or on your couch through local co-op.

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Cuphead -- April 18

Available on: Switch

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The delightful and difficult action game is coming to a new platform--and this version actually lets you play as Mugman in single-player (he's coming to other versions via an update). Otherwise, it's the same adventure across three islands, where you'll fight tough bosses and leap through tricky platforming levels.

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Mortal Kombat 11 -- April 23

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

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Mortal Kombat needs no introduction, but the latest entry in the series does have some new tricks up its sleeve. Fatal Blows are like powerful X-ray attacks you can use once per match, Krushing Blows are flashier versions of special moves, and Flawless Blocks will leave you opponents open to attack if you time your defenses perfectly. Taking cues from Injustice 2, MK 11 also lets you customize your characters with costumes and movesets.

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Days Gone -- April 26

Available on: PS4

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The long-anticipated exclusive is finally launching this month. Protagonist Deacon St. John rides his motorcycle across a post-apocalyptic open world, battling zombies known as Freakers. You can take approach the undead horde with stealth, by laying traps, or going in guns blazing--just don't get caught around the zombies at night.

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ElzMood

i play mortal combat since at PS1, but I just got my ps4 last week, and than i want to try this mortal combat 11,...

omg its 11, I played mortal combat 4 on PS1 about 12 years ago, lol.
how do you think about this game?, I bought the game. its is worth ? https://amzn.to/2Dk0XO0

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ChrisAnetkaC

Shovel Knight: Showdown releases for PS3 too. Admit it: who is still supporting new games for PS3? Can't you let it go already? What are you trying to prove? It's a forgotten weed and pothole-ridden dead-end street, it's history, gone and forgotten. Stop showing Sony there is still market for it. Do everyone a favor and if you want new games get a Steam account or a used PS4.

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nintendians

not much games from april.

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xkldnamhai

Mortal Kombat 11 - I like it :3

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twztid13

So is the shovel knight dlc not coming to 3ds at all, or is it just not free there? The 3d is great, so that'll suck if they decide not 2 support my favorite version.

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warmblur

Can't wait for MK11 just not sure If I should get it for PC or PS4.

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Palienb

@warmblur @Bread_or_decide @OpenMind23 Stupid, brutal games excites you guys? What a fun... - beat a opponent and kill him in most brutal way. You really should wonder about what you playing.

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Bread_or_Decide

@palienb: I fully understand your concerns. I really do. I actually don't really play uber violent games or games where people run around shooting guns. Mostly because that's not what I consider fun. I do realize that games are not real, they are a fantasy, and certain games should only be played by adults. Anyone with a normal functioning mind should be able to tell that MK is for adults and the violence is mere fantasy. Anyone who cannot tell this distinction should not be playing violent videogames. We should all take a look at what we consume and why but also it's just entertainment and for a sane mind, is harmless fun. We all need an outlet. The Romans had gladiatorial combat, we have mortal kombat. I'll take virtual violence over real violence any day.

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gigawhat

@palienb:

Are you trying to insinuate that something is wrong with them because they are excited the latest iteration of one of the most well-known and longest-running fighting games is about to drop?

Are you trying to judge and shame someone based on what video game they are most excited about?

Who are you that thinks so highly of your own opinion and look down on others who like things you don't agree with. The world would be better off without judgemental people like you.

Let me guess, you think all the violence in the world is because people play GTA and MK and listen to rap music.

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warmblur

@palienb It's the only reason I play video games I'm the Dexter of pixels. I just know there's something dark in me. I hide it. I certainly don't talk about it, but it's there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he's driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don't fight him, I don't want to.

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OpenMind23

@palienb: Brutal yes. I have a taste I suppose for adult material and I do like the brutality of this series, it is the brutality which is one of it's selling points.

However, stupid it is not. It has a very interesting story-line through the series and has an exciting cinematic experience telling it throughout each game.

If you have never played one though, just seeing a fatality compilation out of context, it could appear that these games are just a gorefest. They are gory, but have much more depth :)

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Palienb

@openmind23: I play some old and some new before, because my friends invites me to play it... and I can't understand how it can be that fun for you. Adults shouldn't play games like this too. It's shouldn't be a fun for you to kill someone, even in video games. And story is not very interesting, just common, Nothing special. There a lot of games with really interesting story, not brutal, and are masterpiece. Even if you not become cruel, it's just brainless and worthless for people.

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OpenMind23

@palienb: I can understand your point of view yes, that there are nicer games to play that are better for the mind and soul. I like those types of games too. I suppose a failure of mine is to enjoy too many violent games. I try to be a good person and don't think i'm becoming cruel lol :)

I actually do like the story of Mortal Kombat, but yes, there are many games with better stories :)

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Palienb

@openmind23 @warmblur I can't recommend it to you, but you were at least honest.

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gigawhat

@palienb:

And that's your OPINION, not fact, stop insulting and belittling things other people enjoy because you don't get the same enjoyment out of it. Open your mind and realize no one but yourself cares what you think. You are no one, you are not special, and your opinion is literally worthless to other people, the same way MK is worthless to you.

Have a great day playing boring games with no action. Tetris sounds like it might be more your speed.

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Palienb

@gigawhat: And you see? And now you insulting me without any reason, only because i said it about video game. Maybe that game done it to you, because it's look like this game is holy for you. It may not change everyone to cruel, but some will become. And about that... yes, action is good and that's all. Rest of game may be fun for you but is worthless...

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gigawhat

@palienb:

Point out my insult?

I no more insulted you than you insulted everyone else by calling their choice in games stupid, insinuating that it will make them cruel, and saying the things they enjoy are brainless, pointless, worthless and criticizing them for enjoying it, calling them children by saying Adults shouldn't play these games, etc.

How about if you don't like hearing other peoples opinion of you and your opinions, you just keep your thoughts to yourself?

As to MK, actually I'm not a fan of fighting games, I find them boring, but I'd never disrespect someone else because they enjoy something I don't, and arrogant people who assume their beliefs are the only ones that matter rub me the wrong way.

Get off your high horse, Mr. Holier-Than-Thou. No one cares about your squeamish sensibilities.

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Palienb

@gigawhat: And still insulting me, because you can't argue... I just think game is negative for them and that's the reason why you shouldn't play it. Ok, i understand you like, but you can't tell me that games all about violence are that good. Still you may not become monster, but whole game is about violence as much as possible

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gigawhat

@palienb:

I can't argue because you literally didn't put forth an argument. You just stated your opinion and preceded to insult and demean everyone who doesn't agree with you, like a petulant child.

It's great that you think the game is negative, but who are you to say what games people should or shouldn't play? Why is your opinion so much more important than everyone else's?

You can't say games about violence are all bad either, as there is no metric to base such a statement on other than your own opinion, which as I already pointed out, is worthless to pretty much everyone else.

And you can't seriously believe that playing violent video games leads people to commit violence in real life.

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Palienb

I can't talk with you because you only insulting me. Have your own opinion, but just be careful. Now I am petulant child for you, because I told you why it's bad. Like i just said you may not become monster and not cruel, but you just shouldn't have fun looking at fatalities like cutting opponent to small pieces or smashing them, and when they swimming in their own blood. That's all.

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gigawhat

@palienb:

No, you're a petulant child because you're telling everyone why YOU think it's bad while acting like that means it IS bad, and that no one else should play the game because you don't like it and don't think they should, then calling them brainless and the games they like worthless because they like a game you don't.

You don't get to tell people what they should or shouldn't do, and it's amazing to me that you can't grasp this concept.

You don't get to decide what people have fun doing, and you don't get to tell people they shouldn't play a game because you don't like it.

You need to look out of that little bubble you call reality and realize there are 7.5 billion other people on this planet, and not one of them care about your opinion on MK or violence in video games. That is your opinion, and there are 7.5 billion other opinions that carry just as much weight as yours, the vast majority of which disagree with you.

I'm glad you have principles, they are incredibly lacking now-a-days, but no one has to live based on your principles, and you need to stop expecting people to, or acting like they are wrong for not living how you think they should. Your arrogance in telling people how to live is appalling, especially over something as silly as video games.

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ChrisAnetkaC

@gigawhat: You realize you come across as a violent, angry disrespectful individual and involuntarily prove @palienb point? I for once care for, respect and agree with his opinion and also think MK is a morbid violent gorefest that I find extremely repulsive. However, I also happen to think that it's better that the individuals it appeals to indulged in playing it than potentially did something worse in real life, so I can see a point in it.

Tetris is a wonderful ultra-popular game (enjoyed by millions for much longer that MK by the way) that stimulates intellect, and that is not something MK ever tries to even approach. Your feeble attempt to put it down does not do you any favor either.

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gigawhat

@ChrisAnetkaC:

Utterly ridiculous. Point out anywhere where I was "violent", that's a crazy over-characterisation. I'll take "angry" as it makes me angry when someone insults someone else over the video game they choose to play and then tries to tell them they shouldn't play said video game, because they don't like it so obviously no one else should ever play that game. Do you agree with palienb on that as well? I was no more "disrespectful" to him than he was to everyone else who enjoys something he doesn't, and no more disrespectful than you were to me just now, a "feeble" attempt at it, mind you, as you made a lot of false assertions. I don't play MK, I don't like fighting games, as I said. The last MK I played was probably 3, so I'm not sure how I could have "involuntarily proven palienb's point" as I don't play the game/types of games he suggested make people violent. Also, if you are trying to suggest that if someone couldn't beat someone up in Mortal K, it would increase their chances of beating someone up in real life, you're making just as absurd of a claim as suggesting that beating someone up in a game will make you go beat up someone in real life.

As to Tetris, I love Tetris, it was the first video game I ever owned, got it with my Brick Gameboy in the early 90's. I was pointing out that Tetris is a game with no violence, and that not playing a game with violence would really decrease your options of games massively. Love your assumption though. And while I don't play fighting games, I know enough about them to say your statement that MK doesn't try to approach the intellect required for tetris is ridiculous. Frame counting, learning combos, linking combos, split second reaction time against a human opponent, I say it requires just asuch if not more inttelct and quicker reflexes to play.

Thank you for your opinion, but your feeble attempt to put me down failed. Have a great day.

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Fonvec

@gigawhat: Palienb was absolutely right about you.

@Palienb @ChrisAnetkaC Don't respond to gigawhat, he is not worth it.

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Bread_or_Decide

@warmblur: Switch!

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OpenMind23

@warmblur: I too am looking forward to April 23rd for MK11. I always go PC as I like the graphical awesomeness and superior FPS :)

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xHedon

Who anticipated Days Gone? Lol. And the author is calling them freakers and zombies in the same paragraph. It’s FREAKERS.

Already preordered.

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Jimbowesker

Already got my copy of MK11 pre-ordered!! Now, to save up for Days Gone!! It looks like it is gonna rock!!

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gamingdevil800

Zanki Zero and World War Z too but not sure how good they'll be honestly.

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art_vandelay7

@gamingdevil800: i just hope wwz is fun. I miss l4d.

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realguitarhero5

oh boy another "cinematic" snorefest on playstation 4, what's new

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Berrlett

@realguitarhero5:

I know man, when is Sony going to learn from MS and start making these game of the year nominee blockbusters type such as state of decay 2, sea of thieves and crackdown 3 which were all nominated for best game of the generation, received great critical acclaim and topped charts all around the world ?

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xHedon

@berrlett: whoa triggered much? Did he even mention MS? Lol

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Berrlett

@xhedon:

who me ??? not triggered at all, am serious.

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Imajinn

@realguitarhero5: Must be trolling. Nothing cinematic about it.

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Moviespot

@realguitarhero5: lol how is it cinematic?

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Ice12Tray

So you guys are aware that Shovel Knight Showdown was delayed right? Pretty sure you reported on it....