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Out This Week: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, La La Land, Dragon Quest Heroes II

The Switch becomes a multiplayer sensation this week while Emma and Ryan dance into your living room.

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

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Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $47.99 with Prime (PS4)

Dragon Quest Heroes II is a hack-and-slash, field-roaming Action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. Up to four players can band together in cooperative multiplayer to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat challenging boss monsters. There is also a cast of many playable characters each with unique moves and abilities — including a host of familiar faces from the Dragon Quest series and four brand new heroes that must team up to defeat an unknown threat looming over the Seven Realms!

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $31.99 with Prime (Nintendo Switch, with Two Keychains); or $23.99 (PS4)

Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris and Puyo Puyo combine to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive multiplayer puzzle mashup! Puyo Puyo Tetris offers tons of gameplay styles — from single-player Adventure and Challenge modes to ferocious competition with up-to-four player Arcade modes, for tons of Tetris/Puyo variety. Plus, an in-game Shop enables players to unlock new characters and skins for Puyos and Tetriminos.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $19.96 (Blu-ray)

From our Review: La La Land is a joyous filmgoing experience, a musical brimming with optimism that never becomes treacly, ably directed by Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle and featuring fantastic performances by leads Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $19.96 (Blu-ray)

From our Review: There’s a lot to be said for the sheer guilty pleasure of watching well-executed B-grade action-horror flicks. Resident Evil is certainly the go-to standard, inspired by the unique action set pieces (and presentation) of the original Matrix movie, but similarly themed competitor Underworld was competing with it. For a time.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Steam for $24.99 (PC Season Pass)

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is the third season of The Walking Dead game series, based on the massively popular franchise created by Robert Kirkman. It begins the tale of mysterious newcomer Javier, while also continuing the journey of young survivor Clementine as they both search for answers in a world ravaged by the undead.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $31.99 with Prime (PS4 or Xbox One)

Outlast Trinity: The Ultimate Horror Bundle. Outlast is a first-person survival horror series developed by Red Barrels. The critically acclaimed franchise is now available for the first time on disc as a complete package. The bundle features over 20 hours of terrifying gameplay across Outlast 1, Outlast Whistleblower and the all new Outlast 2. The protagonists of Outlast have no fighting abilities. They must run, hide or die. Their only weapon is a camcorder they must use to capture the horrible events unfolding as they progress through the game. The camcorder also has a night vision mode to navigate through dark environments. In Outlast 2 you are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has led you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Steam (PC)
  • Also downloadable on PS4

Edith Finch is a surreal first-person painting game inspired by classic children’s books. Players are presented with a playable collection of short stories, each with different art styles and gameplay mechanics centered around the cursed Finch family.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • See it on Steam for $19.99 (PC)

From our Review: Being Batman in Akrham VR is a great way to more intimately experience Rocksteady’s universe and to search for clues in this brief mystery. However, the world and characters around you are largely rigid and unresponsive to your actions, which leaves a lot on the table for a game about a character known as much for his brawn as he is for his brains.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Downloadable on PS4 & Xbox One

Kate Walker’s journey begins as she finds herself adrift on a makeshift craft. Fortunately, a caravan of the Youkol people, whom she had already encountered in Syberia 2, finds her before her life slips away. Determined to evade their common enemies, Kate decides to help the nomads fulfill the oddest of their ancestral traditions: accompanying the transhumance of the snow ostriches to the holy steppes where they can reproduce. The journey unfolds through scenery that is by turn enchanting and laid to waste, where the young woman will experience her most dangerous and wonderful adventures, with her pursuers always hot on her heels.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Downloadable on PS4 & Vita

The Deer God is a 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world. Feast your eyes on the vast landscapes and become one of the most beautiful animals on planet earth.

Release Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Downloadable on Nintendo Switch

Wield your weapon bestowed by the gods, and open the gates between worlds! Fight as priestesses called Kamiko and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages. Each stage has several Torii (gates) which are magically sealed. Find a way to break all the seals to make your way to the stage boss.

Release Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $59.99 (PC Download Code)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, the third installment of the critically-acclaimed real-time strategy franchise, immerses players in the escalating brutality of galactic warfare, where they will lead elite hero units and colossal armies to victory, or oblivion.

Release Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $27.99 with Prime (PS4 or Xbox One)

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears as you help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal!

Release Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

  • See it on Amazon for $47.99 with Prime (Nintendo Switch)

From our Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an amazing game for all the same reasons I mentioned in our original review. It’s still a gorgeous kart racer and every bit as addictive as it was in 2014. This is the best entry in the series so far, and it has all the content you’ll need. Returning players have seen a lot of this game before, but the overhauled Battle mode and its five additional ways to play are a great reason to pick it up. Nintendo didn’t do enough to make the online experience better, but the rest of this game holds up well.

Lucas M. Thomas assembles Out This Week every week, and when he’s not doing that, he’s assembling magazine pages as the Editor-in-Chief of Nintendo Force Magazine. New subscriptions available now through Patreon! You can follow him on Twitter, @NintendoForce.

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