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Games to Watch out For this April

Games to watch out for this April

We thought April was going to be a quiet month, but it seems we were wrong. There’s a lot of games that have suddenly popped up on our radars, and so we’re going to be just as busy as always. And you’re going to be just as torn as ever as to where to put your hard-earned money.

Of course, we’ll have more coverage of April’s releases throughout the month, but for now, he’s a lowdown of the games to watch out for. These are the titles we’re most excited or intrigued about, and so keep your eyes peeled for more info on ’em all.

Saviorless

Saviorless screenshot
Image: Dear Villagers
  • 2nd April
  • PS5, Switch and PC

A 2D platformer with a striking art style, Saviorless caught our attention right away. In it, players take on the role of Antar, a young child on a journey to become a ‘Saviour’. You’ll have to solve puzzles, navigate dangerous landscapes and take on bosses.

Botany Manor

Botany Manor
Image: Balloon Studios
  • 9th April
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Truth be told, we don’t know a whole lot about Botany Manor yet, but we love the concept of it. Set in the late 1800s, you find yourself in a stately home with an important task to complete: finish your botanical research book. You’ll be exploring the manor house, figuring out how to grow rare plants and solving puzzles.

House Flipper 2

House Flipper 2 screenshot
Image: Frozen District
  • 10th April
  • PS5 and Xbox Series X/S (already on PC)

It released on PC last December and finally House Flipper 2 is coming to consoles. This is the ultimate in cosy renovation simulation games: tidy homes, completely decorate them, or build something from scratch. We love it: you can read our PC review of House Flipper 2 to find out more.

Harold Halibut

Harold Halibut
Image: Slow Bros.
  • 16th April
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

We first wrote about Harold Halibut three years ago, after having a hands-on preview. That was 2021, and it was due out “soon”. Three years later isn’t exactly soon, we’d say, but Harold Halibut is finally around the corner. A mysterious point and click adventure, this game is all about its story — but its beautiful stop-motion animation is probably what’s going to keep you enchanted.

Sker Ritual

Sker Ritual screenshot
Image: Wales Interactive
  • 18th April
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

After being in early access for two years, horror FPS Sker Ritual is finally getting its full release — and making its way to consoles at the same time. Based in the world that Wales Interactive created with Maid of Sker, this foregoes storytelling for full-on action. If you fancy some wave-based shooting in a horror-filled world, then, you might find something to like in Sker Ritual. When we previewed it back in 2022, we likened it to Call of Duty: Zombies, so make of that what you will.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes
Image: 505 Games
  • 23rd April
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Remember Konami’s classic Suikoden series? Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is its spiritual successor, telling a an epic story with all the charm of a classic JRPG. Players will take control of Seign Kesling and Nowa, strangers from different walks of life who are brought together by fate. Together, they’ll undertake an epic journey to, well, save the world. And as the name suggests, there are over 100 characters to meet along the way, all of whom will shape your journey in some way.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants
Image: GameMill Entertainment
  • 23rd April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Released in 2022, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge isn’t just one of the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games ever made, but also one of the best side-scrolling beat ’em ups. If you’re after more side-scrolling action featuring the heroes in a half-shell, however, then you might be interested in the previously arcade-exclusive Wrath of the Mutants. It should at least be a blast when played with friends by your side.

TopSpin 2K25

TopSpin 2K25 with two tennis players against a gold background.
Image: 2K
  • 23rd April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Tennis games haven’t been all that good as of late, which is why we’re pretty excited for TopSpin 2K25. Years ago it was one of the best tennis series around, and so we’re hoping it can bring back some of that magic. It looks the part at least, and it can’t really by any worse than what’s currently available surely?

Related: The best tennis games on PS5

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU

Tales of Kenzera: Zau
Image: Surgent Studios
  • 23rd April
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

It’s a good time to be a metroidvania fan, and this April sees the launch of Tales of Kenzera: ZAU. Developed by Surgent Studios, founded by actor Abubakar Salim of Assassin’s Creed: Origins fame, this title finds you trying to deal with the God of Death in order to reclaim your father’s spirit. A free demo is currently available if you wish to give it a try.

Another Crab’s Treasure

Another Crab's Treasure screenshot
Image: Aggro Crab
  • 25th April
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Another Crab’s Treasure is a soulslike like no other, putting players in control of a hermit crab trying to reclaim his repossessed shell. In the meantime, you’ll need to make do with a variety of items to protect yourself as you explore an underwater world, as well as learn a variety of skills.

Sand Land

Sand Land screenshot
Image: Bandai Namco
  • 26th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Take control of Beelzebub, the fiend prince, and lead a bunch of misfits on an outlandish adventure in Sand Land, a game based on the popular franchise created by Akira Toriyama. In this action-RPG you’ll assemble tanks and other vehicles in order to traverse a vast and dangerous land. This is another game with a free demo available.

Stellar Blade

A woman wearing a green outfit in Stellar Blade.
Image: Shift Up Corporation
  • 26th April
  • PS5

Character action game fans are in for a treat this April, thanks to the release of Stellar Blade by South Korean game developer Shift Up. Exclusively available on PS5, Stellar Blade lets players take control of a powerful agent called Eve, who must fight for the future of humanity on Eidos 7. It’s largely been making waves thanks to its scantily-clad protagonist, but look past that and there’s some intense action to be found here. But don’t take our word for it – download the demo available from the PlayStation Store and give it a go for yourself.

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