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31 new video games coming in April 2024

Published Apr 2nd, 2024 3:52PM EDT
Stellar Blade launches on PS5 in April 2024.
Image: Shift Up

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March was relatively slow for new video games, but April is the first month of 2024 without a big new triple-A release. While we all patiently await news about the PS5 Pro, the Switch 2, and the all-digital Xbox Series X, there are still plenty of interesting titles to keep us occupied, including two long-awaited JRPGs and a PS5-exclusive action game.

First up, here are the five new video games we’re most excited to play in April 2024.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

  • Release date: April 23
  • Systems: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

This turn-based JRPG is a spiritual successor to the Suikoden series, which is best known for giving players the ability to recruit dozens of characters over the course of their fantastical journey. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will feature a similar mechanic, bringing over 100 characters into the fold as an epic tale of war and magic plays out.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU

  • Release date: April 23
  • Systems: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

A great year for sidescrolling action games gets even better with the release of Tales of Kenzera: ZAU this April. Developed by Surgent Studios for EA Originals, Tales of Kenzera is a Metroidvania game that follows the warrior shaman Zau as he seeks to bring his Baba back from darkness by making a deal with the god of death. Along the way, he’ll acquire cosmic powers he can use to defeat enemies while running, leaping, and gliding through the world.

SaGa Emerald Beyond

  • Release date: April 25
  • Systems: PS5, PS4, Switch, PC, iOS, Android

SaGa Emerald Beyond is the latest entry in the long-running SaGa franchise of turn-based RPGs. What sets the SaGa games apart is their branching narratives, as the decisions you make have a sizable impact on the story. As such, you will experience the game very differently from someone who chose a different path and reached another ending.

Sand Land

  • Release date: April 26
  • Systems: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Akia Toriyama’s 2000 manga Sand Land is getting an open-world action RPG adaptation this April. You’ll play as Beelzebub, who is on a quest with his friends Rao, Ann, and Thief to find a Legendary Spring in a seemingly endless desert. Along the way, Beelzebub and his companions will unlock skills and abilities they can use to take on enemies roaming the world.

Stellar Blade

  • Release date: April 26
  • Systems: PS5

Most of the new games coming out in April are multi-platform releases, but Stellar Blade is the only big PS5 exclusive. This fast-paced action-adventure is the first console title from developer Shift Up, which is best known for its mobile games. In Stellar Blade, you play as a soldier named Eve who travels from a space colony to reclaim Earth from monstrous invaders. There are Souls-like elements, but the combat focuses on stringing together combos while evading and parrying enemy attacks. A demo is available on the PlayStation Store.

Those are the highlights, but here are some other notable new video games in April:

April 3

  • Deceit 2 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

April 4

  • Freedom Planet 2 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Puyo Puyo Puzzle Pop (Apple Arcade)
  • Turbo Golf Racing (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)

April 9

  • Botany Manor (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
  • Children of the Sun (PC)
  • Gigantic: Rampage Edition (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)

April 10

  • House Flipper 2 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
  • Inkbound (PC)
  • Turbo Kid (PC)

April 11

  • Let’s! Revolution! (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Slave Zero X (Switch)

April 16

  • Grounded (PS5, PS4, Switch)
  • Harold Halibut (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
  • Planet of Lana (PS5, PS4, Switch)

April 18

  • Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide (PS5)

April 23

  • Lunar Lander: Beyond (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
  • Phantom Fury (PC)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

April 24

  • Megaton Musashi W: Wired (PS5, PS4, Switch, PC)

April 25

  • Another Crab’s Treasure (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

April 26

  • Demon Slayer – Kimestsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board! (Switch)
  • TopSpin 2K25 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)

April 28

  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster (Switch)

April 30

  • Braid: Anniversary Edition (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)
  • Sea of Thieves (PS5)

We’ll be back next month with all of the new video games in May 2024, including Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.