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By now we’ve all either gotten our tax returns back or they’re about to hit our bank accounts, and it’s high time to spend that money on some new games. I’ve rounded up the list of digital games headed your way, and as always, if you purchase a game on Amazon by clicking an ad on our page, you help keep the Fresh Mana flowing (and we love you lots)!
Domina (PC) – April 3rd
Acquire, train, upgrade, and whip your brutish gladiators towards bloody victory in the ruthless arenas of ancient Rome.
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) – April 4th
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students – the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game’s story – who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”. The game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective masks and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears. –Amazon Product Description
Ira (PC, Mac) – April 5th
A child reaches for the stars, burdened by circumstance. Folks chained by debt, indentured to the powers at large. Mankind thrust to the stars following after a signal spanning the void of space and time itself.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition brings the critically-acclaimed cult-classic shooter to PlayStation 4, Xbox One system, and PC in stunning ultra-high resolutions. Updated with hi-res textures, increased polygon counts, sterling audio, and smoother frame rates-all running in up to 4K resolution on PC and PS4 Pro-this new version of Bulletstorm comes with all of the previously-released add-ons along with all-new content. Step into the boots of Grayson Hunt after a crash landing on an abandoned resort planet forces him to make a hard choice: survival or revenge. An exiled member of the elite assassin group Dead Echo, Grayson’s blind desire for vengeance finds his crew stranded on Stygia where he can finally confront the commander behind his betrayal-or get his team off the planet alive. Battle your way through throngs of Stygia’ s mutated inhabitants, performing masterful kills throughout the single-player campaign-or one of 30 competitive score-challenge or 12 co-operative multiplayer maps-using Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition’s unique “Skill shot” system that rewards you for executing the most creative and deadly kills imaginable. –Amazon Product Description
You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of live have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the balley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness! –Amazon Product Description
Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac) – April 11th
Yooka-Laylee is a new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic! Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B! –Amazon Product Description
The Silver Case (PS4) – April 18th
1999 – the “24 Wards.” A string of mysterious serial killings plagues the city. The detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit have their eyes on one man: Kamui Uehara, legendary serial killer and assassin of a number of government officials 20 years prior in the now-famous “Silver Case.” However, nobody knows who-or what-Kamui really is. Has he really returned? Who is this infamous serial killer? As the player, you will take control of the protagonist-a member of the Special Forces Unit known as “Republic”-from a first-person perspective. Inspired by classic adventure and visual novel-style games, The Silver Case offers a fresh and unique gameplay experience as it leads the player through an in-depth story containing various puzzles, and uncovering the truth piece by piece. –Amazon Product Description
Micro Machines: World Series (PS4, Xbox One) – April 21st
Micro Machines World Series is the only console game to combine the thrilling madness of racing micro vehicles with epic team battle strategies, set against the extraordinary interactive backdrops of the everyday home! In addition to classic game modes such as Race and Elimination, Micro Machines World Series introduces all new Battle Arenas which allow you to wreak mass destruction on a miniature scale against your friends or AI. Meanwhile, Team Play lets you work together using your vehicles’ unique skills in modes such as “Capture the Flag” and “King of the Hill.” Micro Machines World Series will support up to 12 players online and four players on the same screen across a variety of racing and battling environments. Each of the 12 vehicles has its own unique load-out of weapons and abilities. The game will launch with a massive range of customization options. Grab your NERF Blaster, activate the teleporter (avoid the spilled jam!), and take on the world in Micro Machines World Series! –Amazon Product Description
Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4) – April 25th
DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is a hack-and-slash, field-roaming Action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. Up to 4 players can band together in cooperative multiplayer to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat challenging boss monsters. There is also a cast of many playable characters each with unique moves and abilities – including a host of familiar faces from the DRAGON QUEST series and four brand new heroes that must team up to defeat an unknown threat looming over the Seven Realms! Pre-Order the Dragon Quest Heroes II Explorer’s Edition now to receive 15 downloadable bonus weapons! –Amazon Product Description
Puyo Puyo Tetris (PS4) – April 25th
Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris, one of the largest-selling and recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo Puyo from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other! Up to 4 players will get to choose whether to play the classic Tetris or Puyo modes to compete against each other, or they can try any of the game’s inventive fusion modes, including one where players have to master both Puyo Puyo AND Tetris together! And whether it’s trying to top the online leaderboards of worldwide competition or just being the best player on your couch, Puyo Puyo Tetris is chock full of puzzle action! –Amazon Product Description
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 25th
Go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Play as an American sniper dropped in Georgia, near Russian border. Choose your own path to accomplish your missions across an unforgiving open world.
Syberia 3 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – April 25th
After abandoning the Island of Syberia, Kate Walker is dying at the edge of an unknown river. Fortunately, she is rescued by the Youkole Tribe. Stranded in their village, she must find a way out by unraveling mysteries while evading enemies from her past. Syberia 3 is the next generation in adventure games. Developed in 3D, it takes you inside an enchanting, mysterious, and sometimes dark universe. Dive into a world inhabited by fascinating characters and discover an incredible tale imagined by Benoit Sokal. –Amazon Product Description
Little Nightmares (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 28th
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears as you help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal! –Amazon Product Description
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – April 28th
Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8. –Amazon Product Description
Super Red-Hot Hero (PC) – April 28th
Super Red-Hot Hero is a frenzied action-platformer indie game inspired by Super Mario Bros, Super Meat Boy and Megaman. Travel through Red-Hot Energy at the speed of light, punching and shooting the forces of the Kazan Army in your path.