March has been a great month for video games. We had some stellar releases in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom: Eternal,  Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Half-Life: Alyx. But what’s coming? April is shaping up to be another month of great releases and updates to pre-established games. So let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated games of April 2020.

Resident Evil 3 – April 3rd [PC/XBOX/PS4]

“Discover the origins of this unprecedented biohazard, and witness its end.”

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If you’re sat on the fence about this one, you don’t need to be. A demo for the remake of Resident Evil 3 was released by Capcom not too long ago, you can play it for yourself or check out our thoughts here. If you don’t want to do either of those things, however, not matter, because I can tell you right now. This game looks absolutely incredible.
In line with the previous remake of Resident Evil 2, this sequel is revamping its original not just with a change in perspective, but new locales, new mechanics, and new ideas. On a surface level, this looks like a remake of a classic Resident Evil title. However, when you get your hands on it you’ll realise how different it is from its predecessor.
Plus Nemesis is one of the scariest things I’ve ever encountered (yes… he’s worse than Mr. X), so there’s that.

Final Fantasy VII Remake – April 10th [PS4]

“Mako─the lifeblood of the planet and the fuel that powers the city of Midgar…

By exploiting this resource through their Mako Reactors, the Shinra Electric Power Company has all but seized control of the entire world. A ragtag group of idealists, known as Avalanche, is one of the last bastions of resistance.”

Again, this game has a demo, so I implore you to go and try it. The only way I can sell this to you is if you’ve never played the original or any other Final Fantasy game. As anyone who has will be playing this day one. But don’t fret! I’d never even touched a game in this series and I loved the demo.

The unique blend of action-orientated combat and turn based mechanics works a lot better than you. tight think. It’s fast paced, requiring a lot of thought, and fun. On top of that the visual, musical, and aesthetic stylings are all top notch. I’m aware they’re all from a 20 year old game, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t resonate.

The glaring issue is that the Final Fantasy VII Remake could behalf of a game or less. There have been worries recently that Square Enix has been saying very little about the sequel, so it’s worth keeping in mind if you’re sat on the fence.

Want to see the rest of our thoughts on the game and some unique perspectives? Then click here.

Predator: Hunting Ground– April 24th [PS4]

“The Predator’s mission is clear: The Hunt. Study the warriors in the jungle and choose the best of the best to engage. Dispatch your targets and collect trophies to display as tokens of each hunt. Do not let your prey escape. Failure is not an option.”

Remember Evolve? Well Predator: Hunting Grounds looks very similar, hopefully, it won’t launch the same though. This asymmetrical multiplayer shooter sees one person take the role of the titular predator, whilst the rest are an elite fire-teams. Each team’s goal, eliminate the other.

The game is going into a ‘trial mode’ from March 27th to the 29th, so nows a perfect time to be aware and give the game a test drive if you’re uncertain.

It also looks like Predator: Hunting Grounds will shake up the asymmetrical formula too. The human fire-team will be tasked with squad based missions they need to complete in one of the jungle maps. Whilst the Predator needs to try and stop them.

It sounds interesting, and it doesn’t hurt that it got the Predator IP all over it.

Trials of Mana – April 24th [PC/PS4/Switch]

“When the world was shrouded in darkness, the Goddess of Mana drew forth the Sword of Mana to smite the eight Benevodons, monsters of destruction.”

I can’t say I know too much about Trials of Mana. But what I do know is that this sequel to 1993’s Secret of Mana is highly anticipated. If you’re a JRPG fan of any kind this is the type of game for you. What you do need to know is that, much like FFVII, this is a 3D action orientated  RPG is an industry classic.

What the game does allow of freedom in which main character and companions you choose, which will drastically impact the outcome of the story.

Fans of the original, and those of JRPG’s in general, should keep an eye out for this one.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 – April 30th [PC/XBOX/PS4]

Okay bear with me on this one, don’t just click away! Nobody can dispute the massive appeal and popularity of Epic Games shooter Battle Royale. With this Seasons theme being “The Agency”, fans are wondering what the next overarching theme will be. You can expect to see new skins, weapons, some minor gameplay and map changes and of course… V-Bucks.

If you have major questions realsport101 has a breakdown of what to expect. But as of yet, actual details haven’t emerged.

Are you excited for any April releases? Going to jump into the demo’s listed? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!! As always, thanks for reading COG!

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