Cloudy with a Chance of Games

Our April Pro games are finally revealed! In just two short days, you’ll be able to claim the long-awaited Resident Evil 7, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA and PIKINIKU.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition: Survival horror returns to its roots in Resident Evil 7. Play one of the scariest games in a decade on your phone, your laptop, your desktop, or your TV with Chromecast Ultra. Experience Capcom’s modern-day classic instantly. 

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated: A classic returns in an HD overhaul. Live out all your pineapple under-the-sea fantasies. 

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA: It’s pronounced like “Eeeeezzzzzz.” One of the most hardcore JRPG series of them all makes its Stadia debut this week. Get ready to sample that sweet, sweet Nihon Falcom magic. 

PIKUNIKU: It’s cute, it’s puzzley, and there’s something creepy lurking underneath. 

As these games enter the store on Thursday, SteamWorld Quest and Dig 2, SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE, F1 2020 and Hotline Miami will be leaving too. Make sure you claim them before they go!

We all like free stuff, right? Hitman is getting a free taster experience called the Free Starter Pack, and The Elder Scrolls Online will be having two free weeks starting on March 31st and ending April 13th.

Want to live out the thrill of HITMAN’s sleek, stylish stealth/assassination gameplay for free? Pick up the HITMAN – Free Starter Pack, available now to all players. This curated experience consists of the HITMAN tutorial mission and the HITMAN 2 Nightcall mission, including all challenges, to play to your heart’s content. 

Everyone on Stadia can play the HITMAN – Free Starter Pack for free. You don’t even need a Stadia Pro account – just start playing right away. Both missions support full State Share functionality, so you can save and share your favorite scenarios and setups with friends on Stadia. Best of all, between March 30 and April 5 you can also play HITMAN 3’s Dubai location for free. 

Hitman 3’s first expansion is also landing today in the form of Seven Deadly Sins, with Act One being available now.

Act 1: Greed is the first of seven premium add-on packs included in the ongoing Seven Deadly Sins collection. Each pack will focus on a different sin, and will include a contract, an unlockable suit, and at least one sin-themed item that can be used across the World of Assassination.

Players can purchase Act 1: Greed for $4.99 or buy the entire HITMAN 3: Seven Deadly Sins collection for $29.99 in the Stadia store.

This week also sees the release of a strong list of titles, most notably sci-fi RPG Outriders, and indie gem Disco Elysium. Check out the list here:

  • Killer Queen Black: Eight-player competitive mayhem. The multiplayer sensation that rocked arcades is now on Stadia. Killer Queen Black demands a perfectly proportioned trifecta of strategic thinking, teamwork, and lightning-fast reflexes. It’s the perfect pick-up-and-play game for Stadia – play on your compatible phone, your laptop, or your TV with Chromecast Ultra whenever you’ve got time to squeeze in a few rounds with friends. Buy it today in the Stadia store for the special price of $9.99 for Pro members and $13.99 for everyone else. 
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince: Fantastical whimsy. Gorgeous puzzles. Co-op four-player fun. Purchase it in the Stadia store today for $29.99.
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut: The definitive, expanded version of the RPG that won three BAFTAs and rocked the Game Awards. Buy it today in the Stadia store for $39.99.
  • Nanotale – Typing Chronicles: Type your way through magic and monsters in the sequel to Epistory. Bring your keyboard! Nanotale is just one of many games that’s part of Stadia Makers, a program helping independent devs and small teams bring their games to Stadia. Purchase it in the Stadia store March 31 for $19.99.
  • Outriders: Team up with friends in this vast cooperative new third-person shooter crafted by the gunplay aficionados at People Can Fly, with Stream Connect support on Stadia. Buy it in the Stadia store April 1 for $59.99.
  • Cosmic Star Heroine: A stellar classical-style RPG inspired by the 16-bit era built from the ground up with modern mechanics and quality of life in mind.  Purchase it in the Stadia store April 1 for $14.99.
  • Kemono Heroes: Four-player cooperative side-scrolling ninja animal pixel-art brawling. That’s a lot of good words that combine to make a very good game. Buy it in the Stadia store April 1 for $14.99.
  • Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3: A truly awesome JRPG from one of fantasy role-playing’s most venerable and beloved franchises. Purchase it in the Stadia store April 1 for $59.99.

The weekly sales have also been updated, so there’s plenty to look forward to this week!

By Ben Watson

I'm a writer/reviewer for Cloudy and have been playing video games for most of my life! I started on the Nintendo 64 and haven't stopped since.

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