The Most Exciting Game Releases In April 2024

Some good stuff on the way!

It’s almost February April (?) and while the last month has been absolutely stacked in terms of big-name releases, things are starting to calm down just a little bit.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing new to play though, with a heap of exciting stuff coming up in the month ahead. Whether you want to slay in style with Stellar Blade, get dusty in SAND LAND or jump on any of the numerous existing titles making their way to consoles like PlayStation and Switch for the first time this month, there’s a bit here for every one.

Take a look at some of the titles we’re pretty keen for in April 2024, below:

THE MOST EXCITING GAME RELEASES IN APRIL 2024

Turbo Golf Racing (1.0 Launch)

Release Date: April 4th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

An action-packed fusion of racing and golf. Traverse across a diverse range of courses, using your car to skilfully putt your ball in the hole. Face off against 7 opponents in Race mode, make every shot count in golf mode, or test your skills against the clock in Time Trials.

C-Smash VRS (Meta Quest Launch)

Release Date: April 4th

Platforms: Meta Quest

Producer and publisher RapidEyeMovers and developer Wolf & Wood have expanded their acclaimed VR hit C-Smash VRS, with new game modes and features and are excited to announce the game’s arrival on Meta Quest 2 and Quest 3 headsets. C-Smash VRS combines the very best of racket sports with block breaking 140+ stylish levels, iconic graphic design, and hypnotic original music. Players move, dash and duck, performing intense shots and power smashes while racing against time, either solo or with a friend.

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions

Release Date: April 8th

Platforms: PC

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions is a gamified focus tool, set to a soothing lofi soundtrack. Discover and collect Spirits, customize your cozy virtual space, and facilitate your real-life tasks with a collection of handy features designed to improve concentration and ease stress.

Botany Manor

Release Date: April 9th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Welcome to Botany Manor, a stately home in 19th century England. You play as inhabitant Arabella Greene, a retired botanist. Explore your house and gardens, filled with research, to figure out the ideal habitat of forgotten flora. Grow each plant to discover the mysterious qualities they hold…

Children of the Sun

Release Date: April 9th

Platforms: PC

In this tactical third-person puzzle-shooter you assume control of one bullet, guiding it through increasingly complex and challenging levels to kill cultists, trigger traps, and reshape the environment. Every shot counts and ruthless precision is rewarded. Taking down THE CULT is deeply satisfying; doing it with style even more so.

House Flipper 2 (Console Launch)

Release Date: April 10th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S

It doesn’t matter if you’re a makeover veteran or if you’re only starting out – you’ll feel at home in no time! House Flipper 2 introduces new mechanics and revamps the ones from the original game. The good old hammer, the trusty paint roller, and the sturdy mop, all await your return! The new visuals make our fixer-uppers look crisp as never before!

Broken Roads

Release Date: April 10th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Born of a love for traditional computer role-playing, Broken Roads provides a rich, engaging narrative in which players make their way across a desolated future Australia. Blending together traditional and all-new role-playing elements on top of a classless system offering nearly unlimited character development options, Broken Roads presents players with an original morality system: the Moral Compass. This novel design sees dialogue options and questing decisions influence, and be influenced by, a character’s philosophical leaning.

Moonglow Bay (PlayStation/Switch Launch)

Release Date: April 11th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Eastern Canadian coastline in the 1980s, Moonglow Bay invites you into an emotionally charged story within a tranquil slide-of-life fishing RPG. Step into the shoes of a rookie angler, compelled by the final wish of your beloved partner, as you navigate the trials of a town on the brink of bankruptcy. Whether braving the waters solo or teaming up with a friend in drop-in-drop-out local co-op, immerse yourself in cooking your daily catch and selling flavourful recipes to upgrade your shop, gear, and fishing boat.

Grounded (PlayStation/Switch Launch)

Release Date: April 16th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch

The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?

Planet of Lana (PlayStation/Switch Launch)

Release Date: April 16th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch

A planet that used to be a place of undisturbed balance between human, nature, and animal has now become something else entirely.

The disharmony that had been in the making for hundreds of years has finally arrived in the form of a faceless army. But this is not a story about war. This is a story about a vibrant, beautiful planet –and the journey to keep it that way.

 

Harold Halibut

Release Date: April 16th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean.

It’s been 250 years since your home – an ark-like spaceship – fled an Earth on the verge of cold war to find a habitable planet to preserve the human race. You are Harold, a young lab assistant for the ship’s lead scientist, Jeanne Mareaux. Until one fateful encounter plunges Harold into a world no one could have imagined – and one that may hold the key to Mareaux’s re-launch plans.

No Rest for the Wicked (Early Access Launch)

Release Date: April 18th

Platforms: PC

From Moon Studios, the award-winning developers of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps comes No Rest for the Wicked, a visceral, precision Action RPG set to reinvent the genre.

Sker Ritual (1.0 Launch)

Release Date: April 18th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

An intense, round-based, zombie horror shooter by Wales Interactive. Play solo or up-to 4-players online, facing relentless waves of Quiet Ones whilst solving mysterious missions, uncovering Easter Eggs, upgrading steampunk weapons and obtaining Miracles — a vast network of Celtic God powers.

It’s 1914, and Elisabeth Williams has conquered Sker Island, now seeking domination with a broadcast of the Siren’s Song. Arianwen, her daughter, has opposed her, and after being mysteriously awakened, you must join her mission to thwart the broadcast and save the world from descending into hell.

Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide

Release Date: April 18th

Platforms: PS5

The Story of Final Fantasy XVI returns with new chapters! An unmarked letter arrives at the hideaway containing a request most curious: the Dominant of Leviathan, long lost Eikon of Water, is in need of rescue. To heed this call, Clive and his companions must journey to Mysidia—a hidden land under a blue sky—where they will uncover the tragic history of a forgotten people.

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Umurangi Generation VR

Release Date: April 18th

Platforms: PS5 (PS VR2), Meta Quest

Umurangi Generation is a first-person photography action film set in the city of Tauranga, New Zealand. The player, the main character, works as a photographer and deliveryman for Tauranga Transport, and spends his days in a crisis situation where the world is heading towards the end. In Umurangi Generation VR, players are faced with the daily life of a world on the verge of destruction, with impressive landscapes stretching out to every corner of their field of vision.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU

Release Date: April 23rd

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

Embark on a poignant single-player story shaped by actor Abubakar Salim’s own experience with grief, discovering how love gives us the courage to press on after devastating loss. Wield powers from the Sun and the Moon to defeat restless spirits in rhythmic combat and become a worthy Nganga: a spiritual healer. Discover a rich universe with untold lore of chaos and order and journey through mystical 2.5D realms awash with color and depth, emboldened by multi-award-winning composer Nainita Desai’s enchanting original score.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Release Date: April 23rd

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Pre-order the physical copy here.

Prepare for a meticulously crafted turn-based JRPG with gorgeous 2D sprites and 3D backgrounds. Create your ideal 6-character party and choose from more than 100 unique heroes to join you through the war-torn continent of Allraan. Manage your town and recruit companions to gather resources, expand production, and develop new facilities to aid in your campaign. Confront foes in strategic one-on-one duels and intense war battles that will shape your story.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants

Release Date: April 23rd

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Re-experience the 2017 arcade classic with 3 additional stages and 6 additional boss battles! Take control of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael in this classic beat-em-up inspired by the cult favorite Turtles in Time. Play with your friends through local co-op and dominate the Foot Clan to foil the Shredder’s maniacal plan.

SaGa Emerald Beyond

Release Date: April 25th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

The latest standalone entry in the SaGa franchise, SaGa Emerald Beyond, brings together the very best elements of the beloved series to offer each player their own unique gameplay experience.

Make use of glimmers and combos in battle; meet a diverse cast of races, including monsters, mechs, and vampires; and experience your very own story, created through your choices and actions.

Another Crab’s Treasure

Release Date: April 25th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

As Kril the hermit crab, you’ll need to wear the trash around you as shells to withstand attacks from enemies many times your size. Embark on an epic treasure hunt to buy back your repossessed shell, and discover the dark secrets behind the polluted ocean.

Designed to be an approachable experience for newer soulslike players as well as provide a challenge for hardcore fans, Another Crab’s Treasure offers something for any level of skill or time commitment. Assist options are provided for those seeking a less frustrating experience, and gluttons for punishment can use those same options to make the game even harder.

Stellar Blade

Release Date: April 26th

Platforms: PS5

Pre-order the physical copy here.

Engage in blisteringly fast combat as you slash a path through the remnants of Earth in an all-new action adventure on PS5®. Unleash graceful yet brutal attacking combos, unlock new moves and weapon upgrades, and face epic boss encounters that will challenge both brain and brawn in equal measure.

Unravel a gripping human fate story, with mature themes, a thought-provoking narrative and emotionally-charged revelations from beginning to end.

SAND LAND

Release Date: April 26th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Pre-order the physical copy here.

In this action-RPG, players will find a nostalgic and heartwarming world created by Akira Toriyama, where you will become the main character Beelzebub. Learn how to control his powers and lead your company of heroic misfits exploring the legendary world of SAND LAND. Beware of the many dangers that populate it: between bandits, fierce wildlife, and the Royal Army, reaching the spring won’t be easy! Use your tact and imagination to develop tanks and other vehicles that will help you navigate this vast land, using a wide array of part combinations.

TopSpin 2K25

Release Date: April 26th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Pre-order the physical copy here.

Travel the world as an up-and-coming pro, go toe-to-toe with the biggest names in tennis, and take Centre Court at Wimbledon, Roland-Garros, the US Open, and the Australian Open as you strive to become a Grand Slam® Champion in MyCAREER.

Play as tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams, or serve up smashing highlights as Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Swiatek, Frances Tiafoe, Andre Agassi, and others. Choose from over 24 playable pros and unleash their explosive power and clever finesse against other players locally or online.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board!

Release Date: April 26th

Platforms: Switch

THE ANIME DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA TURNS INTO A BOARD GAME!

The iconic landmarks from the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, such as Mount Fujikasane and Asakusa, will appear as boards! Roll the dice to advance through the squares! The board has a daytime and nighttime period. During the day, you will play events and mini-games to prepare for the night, where you will be searching for demons to defeat – aim to become a great Demon Slayer swordsman!

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster

Release Date: April 28th

Platforms: Switch

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster is a third-person melee action game developed by crim Co. Ltd. Players will assume the role of Enoch who must harness his natural combat skills to master a range of powerful and Heavenly weapons under the guidance of the watchful Archangels. This remastered version is fitted with full HD support, improved framerate, optimized loading, general optimization, and more for modern platforms.

Sea of Thieves (PlayStation Launch)

Release Date: April 30th

Platforms: PS5, PS4

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.

Dave the Diver (PlayStation Launch)

Release Date: April TBA

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

DAVE THE DIVER is a casual, singleplayer adventure RPG featuring deep-sea exploration and fishing during the day and sushi restaurant management at night. Join Dave and his quirky friends as they seek to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole.