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Top New Games Out This Month On Switch And PS4 — April

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April is home to some very heavy hitters, and I don’t just mean the literal batting cages found in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. This month also marks the return of Kratos in God of War and a new cardboard experiment with Nintendo Labo. The Switch is also getting two big ports: the superhero antics of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and the anime fighter Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life — April 17

Available on: PS4

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The next chapter in Kazuma Kiryu’s life sees him balancing a criminal past with raising a baby–the child of his own adopted daughter Haruka, who’s in a coma after a hit-and-run. Kiryu must investigate what happened, all the while throwing down in street fights and engaging in the series’ trademark minigames.

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God of War — April 20

Available on: PS4

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Speaking of taking care of kids, Kratos has a son named Atreus. He’ll accompany the demigod as he battles the Norse pantheon in a new, much more open adventure. There are bigger areas to explore and optional bosses to take down as Kratos finds more outlets for this untamable rage.

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Nintendo Labo — April 20

Available on: Switch

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Nintendo Labo is a unique concept: build peripherals called Toy-Cons from cardboard, then use them to play minigames. There are cardboard blueprints included, but the real hook is building any contraption you want, then programming it to work with the Joy-Cons using the Toy-Con Garage mode.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole — April 24

Available on: Switch

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On the not-so-kid-friendly side, the latest South Park adventure is coming to Switch this month. This sequel sees the residents of South Park dressing up as superheroes, and as the new kind in town, you can pick your own superpowers and choose a side.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy — April 26

Available on: Switch

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The Switch is also getting a port of the popular anime fighting game starring everyone’s favorite ninja. This trilogy includes Ultimate Ninja Storm 1, 2, and 3, plus a bunch of previously DLC costumes and episodes. Note that not every single piece of DLC is included.

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