Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition: 7 April
Remastered version of Bulletstorm, published by Gearbox. Promising 4K support, improved textures and all that jazz. Mileage may vary on PC, where it already looked and ran pretty decent. Duke Nukem is showing up as a playable character too.
Yooka-Laylee (Playtonic): 11 April 2017
Ex-Rare developers will release their open-world 3D platformer in April.
The Sexy Brutale (Tequila Works/Cavalier): 12 April
Priest detective Lafcadio Boone tries to prevent a series of recurring murders in a lavish casino mansion.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy The Telltale Series (Telltale): 18 April (Episode One)
“In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot’s seat in directing their escapades around the universe,” says Telltale’s Kevin Bruner. This will be a five-part series.
Full Throttle Remastered (DoubleFine): 18 April
As with prior announcements of this type (the released Grim Fandango Remastered and upcoming Day of the Tentacle Remastered), the game is coming to PC as well. That hasn’t been outright stated yet, but the Full Throttle Remastered reveal used the “console exclusive to PS4” terminology which means “yes, this one will be on PC as well”.
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (Enigami): 18 April
Chado and pals will be showing up in April, in this third-person action RPG. Explore the Celestial Islands and bring peace to the region.
Syberia 3 (Microids): 20 April
Kate Walker returns after more than a decade, in the third installment of Benoit Sokal’s point and click adventure series.
Outlast 2 (Red Barrels): 25 April
The horror continues in this sequel from Red Barrels. It will feature a new location, new characters, and some of the spook-tastic features that made the first game a success LIKEJUMPSCARESRARR!
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (CI Games): 25 April
A third modern-day, first-person snipe fest. Retired American marine Jonathan North is in Georgia (not the US State) for one last set of sniping jobs, to prevent another Cold War. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is boasting more open environments than the previous two games.
Expeditions: Viking (Logic Artists): 27 April
After Expeditions: Conquistador, Logic Artists have turned their gaze to the seafaring Vikings for the next tactical RPG in the series.
Dawn of War 3 (Relic): 27 April
Orks, Eldar and Space Marines will battle for further supremacy of the Warhammer 40K universe in this much-anticipated RTS sequel.
Dragon Quest Heroes 2 (Omega Force): 25 April (US)/28 April (Europe)
The Dynasty Warriors meets Dragon Quest Heroes mash-up sequel will, like the first game, get a PC release. This time there’s overworld exploration and online co-op, plus new and returning heroes (but, outrageously, no Yangus in story mode).
Little Nightmares (Tarsier Studios): 28 April
A girl in a yellow raincoat named Six must puzzle and sneak her way out of a claymation-ish house of horrors.
Micro Machines World Series (Codemasters): April
The tiny trucks (and cars, and maybe helicopters and stuff) will be returning in April. They’ve brought guns this time for some reason.
Prey (Arkane): 5 May 2017
Human Head’s Prey 2 was unceremoniously bled to death by Zenimax, but what remained (the name) was handed over to Arkane Austin to do something with. So far it looks like they removed the ‘2’ and made a game inspired by System Shock. Will it be to System Shock 2 what Dishonored was to Thief: The Dark Project? That would be alright. Chris Avellone is doing some writing for this, too.
Strafe (Pixel Titans): 9 May
Pixel Titans bring their retro-looking shooter to the masses and they want you to frag like it’s 1999. It’s a roguelike first-person shooter in case you were wondering.
The Surge (Deck13): 16 May
Deck13’s (Lords of the Fallen) The Surge is set on “a heavily dystopian future Earth” and is a single player Action-RPG. Players must infiltrate the CREO complex and reverse the devastating effects of climate change.
Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days (Big Star Games): 18 May
Building on Tarantino’s classic movie, it comes with time rewind mechanics and features the six iconic characters from the movie.
Endless Space 2 (Amplitude): 19 May
After the excellent Endless Legend, expectations are pretty high for Amplitude’s return to the space 4X realm.
Steel Division: Normandy 44 (Eugen Systems): 23 May
Eugen Systems (RUSE, Wargame) take on a WW2 RTS title, to be published by Paradox. Combined arms tactics will see you controlling air, armour, infantry, and naval units in your effort to swing infamous battles of WW2.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords(Little Green Men Games): 23 May
The space sim/strategy RPG is the latest game from LGM in the Starpoint Gemini series.
Friday the 13th: The Game (Gun Media): 26 May
Asymmetrical multiplayer survival title featuring lovable Jason Voorhees and seven Camp Crystal Lake counselors. Out on a Friday, but not on a 13th.
Rime (Tequila Works): 26 May
This single player puzzle adventure from the makers of Deadlight will be hitting the PC in May. Players will take on the role of a young boy who himself stranded on a mysterious island. This was once a PS4 exclusive.
Everspace (Rockfish): 28 May
Rockfish finally release their rogue-like space shooter after a lengthy spell in Early Access.
Star Trek Bridge Crew (UbiSoft): 30 May
Take control of the Star trek bridge with other in this VR only title. The game allows up to four players to co-operate in crewing a Starfleet vessel in VR, or for one player to take the role of captain on various deep space expeditions. It’s due for release on 30 May. Here’s a third-person look at the in-game Enterprise bridge.
AI War 2 (Arcen): 29 May 2017 (Early Access)
Expect the full release in October, but Arcen’s Kickstarter-funded sequel will be hitting Early Access in May.
Iron Wings (Naps Team): 31 May
Iron Wings is not a flight sim, it’s about fast-paced aerial combat and follows the story of the game’s two protagonists Jack and Amelia as they fight to take down the Nazis from the air. Their goal is to hunt down general Adler ahead of the ‘Ahnenerbe’, a secret team of Nazi archaeologists and scientists.