April showers bring May flowers as they say. Who are they? The weathermen, perhaps? Biologists? Who knows? The point here is that April will shower you with new games. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition kickstarts the month. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and Mortal Kombat 11 follow suit. Anno 1800 and World War Z are also coming. Oh, and the Ides of March may have ended, but we could crown a new Caesar since we’ve also got Imperator: Rome.
All these and more come our way for April 2019’s PC game releases. Of course, if you’d like to look further ahead, feel free to check out our updated PC games release date list for rest of the year onwards.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (Gearbox Software): April 3
Return to one of the games that kickstarted the looter-shooter franchise. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition will be a visual remaster with a few tweaks. Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel will also get Ultra HD texture packs on the same day.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom): April 9
Test your wits and mettle in the courtroom when the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy arrives on Steam. There are no objections there.
Shovel Knight Showdown / Shovel Knight: King Of Cards (Yacht Club Games): April 9
The final two expansions that will complete the Shovel Knight saga. Showdown pits up to four characters in an arena battler (think Smash Bros.), whereas King of Cards is a side-scroller/platformer that allows you to take control of the King Knight. Both expansions are already included in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove package but they can still be purchased separately.
Dangerous Driving (Three Fields Entertainment): April 9
An arcade-style driving game with lots of spectacular crashes reminiscent of the Burnout franchise.
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (Spike Chunsoft): April 9
An action-RPG where you play as eight different characters who are clones. Each one has a limited life cycle of 13 days. Once you die, you might carry over some skills for your next life cycle.
Train Valley 2 (Flazm/Alexei Davydov): April 13
Part puzzle and part railroad sim/tycoon game, Train Valley 2 will have you completing different objectives in various levels as you upgrade and fast-track your way to the future.
Anno 1800 (Blue Byte/Ubisoft): April 16
Start small and grow your cities, partake in the Industrial Revolution in the latest entry to the long-running franchise. Anno 1800 can still be pre-ordered on Steam until its release date. On April 16, the title will only be available via Uplay or the Epic Games Store.
World War Z (Saber Interactive): April 16
Action and survival in a co-op shooter versus insanely fast zombies; totally based on Brad Pitt’s movie of the same name and not the novel.
God’s Trigger (One More Level): April 18
See an Angel and a Demon team up in this violent, bloody, and action-packed top-down shooter.
Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics (Konami): April 19
Celebrating 50 years of Konami, the Arcade Classics collection will have games like Lifeforce, Gradius, and TwinBee.
Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm Studios): April 23
Get ready to brutalize your opponents with some frantic fatalities in the latest installment of the gory franchise.
Imperator: Rome (Paradox Interactive): April 25
The new grand strategy from the master as Paradox Interactive. A game set in the classical world from the glory days of Athens to the establishment of the Roman Empire four centuries later.
Vambrace: Cold Soul (Devespresso Games): April 25
A fantasy rogue-like set in a harsh, bleak landscape.
Super Meat Boy Forever (Team Meat): April 2019
Meat Boy returns in this adventure that takes you through, apparently, 7,000 levels!
Bubsy Paws on Fire (Choice Provisions): April 2019
Say hello once more to the platforming, adventuring bobcat.
All release dates listed are for North America.
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