April, the fourth month of the year and Jazz Appreciation Month, marks the fact that 2017 is already 1/3rd of the way done with. So what good does April have to offer Lusipurr.com aside from remarkable amounts of jazz? Video games! Yes, those electronic doohickeys that make people more violent and ruin microwaves when inserted incorrectly or at all. So, as a way to celebrate April, Adeki decided to write about the three biggest games that are (allegedly) being released in April.
First up to bat is none other than Persona 5 which releases on April 4th, 2017 after a hefty amount of delays (remember when Atlus said it would come out in 2015?). The sixth entry in the “Persona” franchise, Persona 5 will be released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 which is almost ten years after the release of Persona 4 on the PlayStation 2. Building off of the previous entry in the franchise, Persona 5 also reintroduces familiar concepts like Negotiation, a mechanic in which the player and talk to a weakened enemy and either convince it to give the player a useful item, money, or to just join the team. Needless to say, many people outside of Japan, which has been lucky enough to have had the game out since September of 2016, are very excited for the game’s release and it is expected to do very well. After three weeks of the game being out, Persona 5 is already Atlus’ best selling game in Japan. Now to see how well it will do in other regions!
Next up is Yooka-Laylee, a retro revival brought by the gaming populace by Playtonic Games, a team of former Rareware developers who were responsible for numerous bits and pieces of cult classic games such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country. After the game’s successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over two and a half million dollars in May of 2015, Yooka-Laylee will be released on April 11th, 2017 for Windows/Mac/Linux/PS4/XBone. Just recently the title was unfortunately cancelled for a Wii U release, as was the upcoming title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. However, the title is planned for a Switch release but it has not yet been announced when it will come out for Nintendo’s newest console hybrid. As the release of Yooka-Laylee gets closer and closer the main concern among backers and prospective customers is the lack of cast and characters to interact with based on trailers and gameplay footage. Will Yooka-Laylee stand up to the expectations of heartbroken “Banjo Kazooie” fans? Probably not, but look forward to Adeki’s review of that in the near future anyway!
Last to the fight is Outlast 2, unfortunately without an “Electric Boogaloo” subtitle. The first Outlast was released all the way back in 2013 when it was then praised for being…a horror game that YouTubers played a lot? Who knows really. In all honesty, it is a linear horror game with predictable jump-scares and some religious symbolism to make players think that there is a deeper layer when there really is none. In fact, that sentence can be used to sum up a vast majority of horror games nowadays, so if anyone happens to use it in a review they have to pay Adeki $1. Nevertheless, gamers are “hype” for the next entry in the “Outlast” franchise due to how warmly the first title was received. Apparently this title was largely inspired by the “Jonestown” massacre of 1978 so one can only guess how that ties into the game’s starting location of the Arizona desert. Outlast 2 launches on April 25th, 2017 and will be released on Microsoft Windows, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One. So look forward to when that clogs up social media feeds worldwide.
So that is it for this week’s editorial which was totally not hours late by any stretch of the imagination. Are you exciting for any of these three games? What if you are exciting for ALL three games mentioned this editorial? Or just a game coming out in April that was not mentioned here? The possibilities are endless (not really)! Make sure to leave a comment below and let us know what you think.