With March 2018 we’ve had a month full to the brim of new releases, from the very small indie titles right up to the biggest IPs the world has known. With Far Cry 5 and Sea of Thieves quite obviously packing in the players, if you are in need of a new game, then March most definitely delivered the goods.

Now though April is upon us, and as is the norm, the next few months are lacking in the quantity of titles shown in the weeks preceding. In fact, whilst we’ll be treated to a number of smaller titles releasing in digital form in the days ahead, there is in fact just the one new game that will be coming to retail. But chances are it’ll still be one for you to check out.

Extinction

If you have ever wondered what the end of the world will look like, then hopefully it will be nothing like the tale told in Extinction: a story about the last member of an order formed to battle against mystical 100ft tall Orc beasts known as Raven’ii. For it is they who are putting the world on the brink of destruction.

It may not be the ending of the world that we’d prefer, but this does seem pretty interesting. Developers Iron Galaxy are soon to let us loose on Extinction, with us working towards the monumental task of taking down the goliath enemies that can be encountered. In order to do this, players will be engaging in some fun, fluid combat based around combos, timing and taking down other enemies in order to build up Rune Charge. This Rune Charge is built by killing enemies or attacking the Raven’ii themselves, opening up powerful Rune Strikes and the ability to fully dismember the Raven’ii, slicing off their head from the neck.

Upgrading your main character, Avil, is essential and through gaining SP by completing story missions, and spending it on the extensive skill-tree found within Extinction, you’ll be able to upgrade till your heart’s content. An increase in maximum health to upping the time you can spend in the air when performing a Rune Strike, is possible.

We’ve been lucky enough to have had the chance to play a fair bit of Extinction thanks to a PC build, and it is certainly a lot of fun to play, with the visuals – from NPCs to larger works of architecture – all impressing. Time will tell whether that holds up well when transferring to Xbox One, but we won’t have too long to wait until we can get our hands on the full release!

So that’s it for this month. If you don’t fancy a bit of Extinction then you’ll have to make do with the slew of digital releases which will no doubt come about. Don’t forget to let us know if you’ll be picking it up by posting in the comments.

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