games releasing april 2024

This Week’s Most Exciting Video Game Releases

Here's what's arriving very shortly!

Things are starting to pick back up again this week, especially for PlayStation and Switch owners who are being treated to some long-awaited releases of banger games like Grounded and Planet of Lana, along with the PS5/PS4 release of Dave the Diver (which is coming to PlayStation Plus Extra!).

In terms of new titles, we’re getting the very handsome-looking Harold Halibut as well as Moon Studio’s early access launch of No Rest for the Wicked, and Final Fantasy XVI fans have a huge DLC expansion to look forward to with The Rising Tide. VR fans are in for a treat, too, with Soul Covenant dropping as well as the VR version of Umurangi Generation, which is an absolute must-play.

Take a look at some of the more exciting stuff coming this week:

GAMES RELEASING THIS WEEK (APRIL 15 EDITION)

PERISH (Console Release)

Release Date: April 15

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

In PERISH, players step into the shoes of Amyetri, a corporeal spirit condemned to the shadowy existence of Purgatory. Their mission? To end their suffering by undertaking the Rites of Orpheus and conquering the Chthonic deities blocking the path to Elysium. Survival in PERISH requires more than just brute strength; players must navigate diverse landscapes, from scorched cliffs to volcanic foundries, each fraught with peril and populated by merciless enemies drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, and Christian mythologies.

Dave the Diver (PlayStation Release)

Release Date: April 16

Platforms: PS5, PS4

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. Read our review here.

Harold Halibut

Release Date: April 16

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. Join Harold as he explores a vibrant retro-future world in his quest to find the true meaning of ‘home’.

Planet of Lana (PlayStation And Switch Release)

Release Date: April 16

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.

Kill It With Fire 2 (Early Access Release)

Release Date: April 16 (April 17 AEST)

Platforms: PC

Arachnophobia. The Game. The Sequel. Take on the arachnid menace alone or with friends in full campaign co-op. Wage the arachnid war across time and space and exterminate every last spider across the multiverse, or jump into Spider Hunt PvP and play as the eight-legged menace for the first time!

Grounded (PlayStation And Switch Release)

Release Date: April 16

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch

It’s time to get Grounded! A sprawling universe is yours to discover, filled with opportunities to explore, build, and survive in the backyard in this immersive cooperative survival-adventure game. Choose to venture alone or join forces with up to three friends online, with cross-platform play connecting players globally. Brace yourself for epic battles against hordes of giant insects, and navigate the backyard’s dangerous marvels.

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No Rest for the Wicked (Early Access Release)

Release Date: April 18 (April 19 AEST)

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.

Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide

Release Date: April 18

Platforms: PS5

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.

Sker Ritual (1.0 And Console Release)

Release Date: April 18

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

An intense round-based zombie survival FPS, play solo or co-op. Shoot your way through relentless waves of vicious horrors with high-octane objectives, upgrading steampunk weapons, collecting Celtic God powers, and surviving the onslaught of the Quiet Ones.

Soul Covenant

Release Date: April 18

Platforms: PS5 (PS VR2), Quest, PC

From the core members who brought you the SOUL SACRIFICE series a VR Narrative Action JRPG depicting a fierce battle between humanity and machines! The game depicts the conflict between the artificial intelligence ruling over humanity under the pretext of governance, and the enhanced humans who resist it, featuring a high level of immersion that will make the player feel one with the protagonist.

Umurangi Generation VR

Release Date: April 18

Platforms: PS5 (PS VR2), Quest

Umurangi Generation VR is the VR version of the critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic photography simulator Umurangi Generation.

Umurangi Generation is a creative sandbox photography simulator set in Tauranga Aotearoa, where you are an avid photographer working as a courier for the Tauranga Express.

Document the world, its bleak state, and its residents through the lenses of your camera.

Age of Water

Release Date: April 18

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Become a sea captain on a post-apocalyptic Earth completely covered in water and go on an adventure in a huge open world. Sail through storms, fight and trade, capture other people’s boats or build your own, extract resources from the bottom of the ocean, reveal the secrets of the Age of Water world.

ArcRunner

Release Date: April 19

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

Embark on a journey through ‘The Arc’ in this stunning, cyberpunk-themed action roguelite. Immerse yourself in adrenaline-pumping gunfights, utilising a varied array of cybernetic weapons. Navigate each zone strategically, making pivotal decisions on augmented upgrades for enhanced power between levels to eventually confront tough end-of-level bosses.

Ready, Steady, Ship!

Release Date: April 19

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

Grab a buddy for this chaotic couch co-op delight. In Ready, Steady, Ship! you’ll chaotically assemble the most efficient conveyor belts to keep the goods flowing out of the factory! Use various tools and equipment to overcome the ever-increasing challenges and goods the factory throws at you.