There is Mozart, there is Beethoven – and there is Get Freaky von Music Instructor, one of the few undisputed musical masterpieces of the 90s. If you are now feeling a nostalgic tingling sensation, you are thinking of Viva music videos in the afternoon and already loved the brave little Mudokon Abe, well, then rejoice.
Because this week Abe returns after a seven-year break. After the remake of the first part, Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty from 2014, Oddworld: Soulstorm will enter the next round on April 6th. However, this time the aliens fart exclusively in the Epic Store.
However, there are also some nice little new releases on Steam. So sit back and scroll comfortably through the new releases from April 5th to 11th, 2021.
Oddworld: Soulstorm – New trailer shows Abe in action again after many years
Release: 6. April 2021 | Store: Epic | Genre: Platformer
What’s the matter? Oddworld: Soulstorm is a remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, originally the second part of the Oddworld saga. However, behind the game there is no pretty remaster, but a completely new built game with its own ideas and a much more detailed story. Nevertheless, the principle remains unchanged: As fudge Mudokon-Alien Abe you have to free your enslaved brothers and sisters.
You rely on asymmetrical warfare: The greedy Glukkons are vastly superior to Abe with heavily armed henchmen – but luckily you have brains and a few new tricks up your sleeve. For example the brand new crafting system, with which Abe can tinker all sorts of tools that turn the chances in your direction.
Who is it for? The Oddworld games have never been easy. You need platforming skills and a lot of strategic thinking – compared to other platformers, Abe’s adventures play more slowly, but every victory over the Glukkons feels great.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 4
Release: 9. April 2021 | Store: Steam | Genre: JRPG
What’s the matter? Okay, you’ve probably never heard of the Trails games, but RPG fans actually consider them to be one of the best story universes ever created. Ever since The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky from 2011, this series has fascinated passionate gamers and expands its story with each new game. Trails of Cold Steel 4 is the grand finale of the Cold Steel series (and this is now the third saga of the Trails universe and, oh, it’s complicated).
The best thing to do is to dig into the matter independently via YouTube, the only important thing at this point: If Trails of Cold Steel 4 maintains the quality of its three predecessors, it could become one of the best JRPGs of the year. However, do not start with trails 4, but start with part one. This series lives from its history, so you would largely only understand the train station.
Who is it for? Anime haters don’t read this paragraph here anyway, because they jumped off the lead picture – but for everyone else: If you like Japanese role-playing games with a big story focus, then give the Trails series a chance. Just like I said, don’t start with part four.
The most exciting PC releases of the week
From Tuesday, April 6, 2021
- Oddworld: Soulstorm: New edition of Abe’s Exoddus, a tough but incredibly charming platformer for fans of black humor.
- Lost Words: Beyond the Page: Picturesque puzzle platformer in which you solve puzzles with a diary.
From Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
- Aron’s Adventure: Don’t let the boring title fool you. Aron’s Adventure could be a really cool fantasy adventure.
- Elmarion: the Lost Temple: For fans of classic dungeon crawlers, it might be worth a look. Starts Early Access on April 7th.
From Thursday, April 8, 2021
- Cozy Grove: A pretty pretty camping sim on a haunted island. Maybe worth a look.
- In My Shadow: You manipulate the shadows of a house to immerse yourself in a girl’s memories. Sounds strange, but looks exciting.
From Friday, April 9, 2021
More exciting new releases
If you are interested in the remaining innovations in April 2021, then take a look at our preview video, which covers all the important releases of the month in a handy way:
New Games in April – Preview for PC and Consoles
And of course, our sister editorial team GamePro also works alongside us the most exciting console releases of the current week for you. Have a look.