Nintendo Switch is blossoming into springtime with ports of Cuphead and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (that’s coming to Xbox One as well). This episode of New Releases also takes a look at some action-filled titles like the zombie-blasting World War Z and the sword-slashing Katana Zero. Strategy fans can also get their fix with Anno 1800.
Anno 1800 — April 16
Available on: PC
The latest in the long-running strategy series is set during the Industrial Revolution, letting you build cities full of factories and trade goods around the world. New workforce options let you manage those factories better, and expeditions will let you ship your goods across the globe.
- New Game In Acclaimed Anno City-Builder Series Revealed, And It’s Set In The Nineteenth Century
- Steam Loses Another Game, Presumably To Epic
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster — April 16
Available on: Xbox One, Switch
This two-in-one package includes double the RPG adventures. Final Fantasy X is the story of Tidus and company escorting the summoner Yuna on a pilgrimmage, and X-2 follows Yuna as she searches for Tidus after he disappears. It’s the same turn-based combat and Sphere Grid level-up system as before, plus a new option to toggle between classic and remastered audio.
- Final Fantasy X And XII Release Dates Announced For Nintendo Switch And Xbox One
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Review
World War Z — April 16
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
This co-op third-person shooter is based on the 2013 movie, but you can probably guess what it’s about just from the title: laying waste to zombies all over the world. You can pick from six different classes and hold back the horde using guns, grenades, rocket launchers, barbed wire, and more.
- World War Z – Zombie Swarms Attack! Preview GDC 2019 Gameplay
- World War Z – Stories In Tokyo Trailer
Cuphead — April 18
Available on: Switch
The delightful and difficult action game is coming to a new platform–and this version actually lets you play as Mugman in single-player (he’s coming to other versions via an update). Otherwise, it’s the same adventure across three islands, where you’ll fight tough bosses and leap through tricky platforming levels.
- Cuphead Announced For Nintendo Switch, Will Have Xbox Live Support
- Cuphead Review
Katana Zero — April 18
Available on: PC, Switch
The hero of Katana Zero can slow down time to help him slice through enemies and deflect bullets, but he goes down if he’s hit even once. Fortunately, the level will rewind to the beginning until you get that perfect run. Beyond the action, you’ll have to discover what’s really going on under the surface with your therapist, the drugs he’s giving you, and the nightmares they’re causing.
- PAX East 2019: Katana Zero Is A Stylish, Surprising Action Thriller
- Switch’s Nindies Spring Showcase: Watch All The New Trailers Here
April isn’t over yet, and next week New Releases will dive into two very anticipated (and very gory) titles. We’ll take a look at the Fatality-filled Mortal Kombat 11 and the PS4 exclusive Days Gone.