And identical to that, May is crowded. This week we obtained launch dates for a trio of May releases, only a month earlier than they’re set to reach: Yakuza Kiwami 2Closer to the Sun, and Sniper Elite V2 Remastered. They’ll be part of Rage 2,Total War: Three Kingdoms, and A Plague Tale: Innocence in ensuring we by no means, ever have any downtime. Ever.

That information, plus the BFG 9000 arrives in Rage 2H1Z1’s new builders name it quits, Surviving Mars teases a brand new enlargement, and Kotaku discusses the unique idea for Dragon Age 4—and why it was canceled.

This is gaming information for April 8 to 12.

Tesla time

The first of subsequent month’s video games, Close to the Sun, is ready to launch on May 2. To refresh your reminiscence, it seems to be rather a lot like a faux-BioShock, solely with Nikola Tesla enjoying the position of city-founding demagogue (and presumably villain). It seems to be promising, however I’ve stated that about numerous video games that styled themselves after BioShock and by no means made good on the aesthetic. We’ll see.

Yakuza picks up the tempo

Last week we noted that Yakuza Kiwami 2 had been rated by the ESRB, typically an indicator the sport’s proper across the nook. Sure sufficient, this week Sega confirmed that Kiwami 2 will hit Steam on May 9, lower than a month from now—and fewer than three months after the unique Kiwami got here to PC. I hope you’ve obtained numerous time in your palms, as a result of this series is excellent.

Bone crusher

And lastly, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered locked down a May 14 launch date this week. Originally launched in 2012, I didn’t notice there was that a lot to remaster—particularly on PC. Rebellion put out a comparability trailer although, so for those who’d like a take a look at gorier X-ray killings and refined floor textures, take a look at the video.

Hitman hype

I’m nonetheless a bit disillusioned the superb Hitman 2 was a regular one-and-done launch as an alternative of episodic. Not certain about you, however I’m discovering I’ve fewer causes to return to the sport month after month, and I’ve let numerous the post-release content material move me by. That stated, IO revealed two new ranges this week and I’ll completely be returning to verify these out. One is “The Bank,” and is ready in (you guessed it) a financial institution. The different, “The Resort,” is represented on the highway map by a placid, palm-tree coated seaside. And there are additionally two new sniper maps on the way in which as effectively, for these having fun with the spinoff co-op mode.

The Bank is because of launch in the summertime, whilst you’ll have to attend till fall for The Resort. Check out the complete highway map under.

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