New This Week Game Releases (NTWIG) 4/8 – 4/14/2024

By Todd Russell Apr9,2024

It’s that time of the week again to check for noteworthy game releases for PC/Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch via Metacritic. We also discuss these games live on the High Noon with Hollywood Polo stream at noon Tuesdays PST (GMT-8) here: https://www.twitch.tv/todd_russell including commentary from other PGM members, wishlist interest and more.

Children of the Sun

April 9 – PC

On a deadly road trip into darkness, control the path of a single bullet and unleash a fury of vengeance on the sinister cult that ruined your life in this tactical puzzle-shooter.

Children of the Sun on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player

Interest level: 2/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Gigantic: Rampage Edition

April 9 – PC PS5 XBOX XBOX 1 NINTENDO SWITCH

GIGANTIC: RAMPAGE EDITION is a premium and definitive release of the original 5v5 MOBA Hero Shooter, GIGANTIC, that provides a dynamic and exciting team-based multiplayer experience for fans of both genres. Choose from a diverse roster of unique heroes, each with a set of upgradeable abilities, and team up with four other players to control objectives and take down the opposing team’s mighty Guardian, all while protecting your own. GIGANTIC: RAMPAGE EDITION includes a new game mode, cross platform play, new heroes, new maps, and gameplay improvements that give fans a bigger and more complete GIGANTIC experience than ever before, while welcoming new players to the action and fun-filled world of a Hero Shooter. 

Gigantic: Rampage Edition on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Online PVP
Cross-Platform Multiplayer
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 2/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Broken Roads

April 10 – PC PS5 PS4 XBOX XBOX 1

Broken Roads is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in a decaying, post-apocalyptic version of the vast Australian Outback, featuring a genre-redefining morality system. Survive, form bonds, and make tough choices that will shape your dangerous yet mesmerizing journey across the wilds.

Broken Roads on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player

Interest level: 3/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

It’s like a Crocodile Dundee RPG? Curious, yes, but not sure how fun this would be to play?

House Flipper 2

April 10 – PS5 XBOX

House Flipper 2 introduces new mechanics and revamps the ones from the original game.
The good old hammer, the trusty paint roller, and the sturdy mop, all await your return! The new visuals make our fixer-uppers look crisp as never before!

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Inkbound

April 10 – PC

A turn-based tactical action roguelike from the creators of Monster Train. Play solo or co-op, level up, create broken builds, and save the Atheneum.

Inkbound on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Online Co-op
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 2/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Let’s Revolution!

April 11 – PS5 PS4 XBOX XBOX 1 NINTENDO SWITCH

Rise up in Let’s! Revolution!, a roguelite puzzle mashup that builds on the classic rules of Minesweeper with procedurally generated mazes and turn-based tactics.

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Loretta

April 11 – PS5 PS4 XBOX XBOX 1 NINTENDO SWITCH

Loretta is a housewife. Walter is a writer. Dragged from the glitz and glamor of 1940s New York City and thrust into a dilapidated farmhouse in the rural south, both are unsuccessful, struggling with their finances, and straining in their relationship. But when Loretta learns of her husband’s infidelity and a lucrative life insurance policy filed in his name, a grisly plan takes root. It is up to you to decide how far she should take it.

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

SUMMARY

Three weeks in a row with mostly games that aren’t exciting this author anyway. How about you? Are you looking forward to any of these games coming out? If so, which one(s)? Why? Why not?

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