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Games to Watch Out For This April

LEGO Star Wars the Skywalker Saga

After a couple of busy months of game releases, April is feeling a little muted in comparison.

That’s not to say there’s nothing noteworthy. We’ve got the first LEGO game from TT Games in three years to look forward to, and a remake of The House of the Dead for crying out loud!

We’ve laid out the games we’re most looking forward to this month below, and hopefully there’s something here that will pique your interest. With a quieter month all round, it might be a good opportunity to catch up on some of your backlog. Lord knows we’ve all got one… and ours is well into the 100s by now…

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • 5th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

It’s been three years since we’ve had a LEGO game from Traveller’s Tales. When the company previously turned around two or three games a year, that’s a long wait. We’re hoping LEGO Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga will be worth it though, since it combines all nine Star Wars movies into one epic game. We can’t wait to get our hands on it.

Buy LEGO Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga on Amazon

The House of the Dead: Remake

The House of the Dead Remake header 2

  • 7th April
  • Switch

Remember the 90s arcade classic, The House of the Dead? Well, it’s back from the, er, dead. Exclusive to Nintendo Switch (for now), this Remake has completely overhauled the visuals and mechanics of the original arcade game to bring it to your handheld. Shooting corpses has never been so convenient.

Buy The House of the Dead: Remake on Amazon

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition

  • 7th April
  • PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Chrono Cross first released back in 1999, and now this iconic RPG is getting a new lease of life. This isn’t a full-on remake, but 3D models have been converted to HD, character illustrations have been refined, and background music has been enhanced. In other words, this is the classic experience, but tidied up for the modern age. Players can look forward to engaging in a gripping story that spans space and time, with over 40 party members to meet and play as.

This remastered version also includes some new quality of life features, like the ability to make battles easier, change screen resolution, and turn enemy encounters on or off.

MotoGP 22

MotoGP 22 Preview 1

  • 21st April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Do you like going fast? More specifically, do you like going fast on two wheels? Then the latest entry into the MotoGP series is probably for you. Milestone’s annual motorbike racing game is almost upon us, and this year’s promises to be better than ever. That’s largely thanks to a new game mode called Nine Season 2009, which intersperses real-life footage with gameplay as you follow Valentino Rossi through his 2009 season. We previewed the game earlier in March, and came away very impressed. You can read our thoughts here.

Buy MotoGP 22 on Amazon

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe

  • 27th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC

Chances are, you might have heard of The Stanley Parable. This surreal exploration game first came to PC back in 2013 – but that’s where it stayed. It’s never been available on consoles – until now. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe also expands upon the original game with new content. So, even if you’ve played the original release to death, it sounds like this one is going to be worth jumping into.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

  • 27th April
  • PS5, PC

Bloodhunt originally released into early access on PC back in September 2021. We spent a bit of time with the game and loved it – what’s not to love about running around the night-soaked streets as a bloodthirsty vampire? It’s a novel twist on the multiplayer battle royale genre. And, on 27th April, it’s leaving early access. Beyond that, it’s also getting a PS5 release, complete with DualSense implementation and 4K visuals. Aaaand it’s free to play. So there’s no reason whatsoever to miss out on this one.

Nintendo Switch Sports 

Nintendo Switch Sports

  • 29th April
  • Switch

Remember Wii Sports? Of course you do. It’s the game that was bundled with every Wii console, and so over 100 million of us have owned it. Phew. Well, Nintendo Switch Sports is here to recreate that sporty magic, but with the Switch. Using your Joy-Cons, you can play tennis, football, volleyball, badminton, bowling and chambara, either by yourself against the computer or with friends and family. It’s bound to be a good time.

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Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.