Star wars jedi survivor

Best New Games Coming in April 2023

With new Star Wars, Minecraft, Dead Island and AFL games, April 2023 is shaping up to be another stellar month of new releases. I don’t know about you, but I’m still catching up on titles from March 2023, plus a few from earlier in the year. If I’m being honest, that list extends back to 2022, 2021 and beyond for a backlog that spans PC and console generations.

We won’t let a lack of self-control get in the way of some hotly anticipated releases. Whether you’re looking for a stellar sequel set in a galaxy far, far away or a zombie-slaying adventure about to launch after a decade of delays, April 2023 is led by some heavy hitters, but there really is something for everyone. You can find out more below.

RELATED: Looking for more of the latest games releases? Check out all of our coverage right here.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Cal Kestis returns in the sequel to one of the best Star Wars games. Set five years after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order, the galaxy descends further into darkness under the rule of the Empire. As one of the last surviving Jedi Knights, Cal is driven to make a stand during the galaxy’s darkest times – but how far is he willing to go to protect himself, his crew, and the legacy of the Jedi Order?

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order allows players to build on Cal’s combat with new force abilities, combat stances and lightsaber styles. Explore new planets with larger locations full of stories, secrets, and treasures for those willing to explore beyond the horizon.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: April 28

Buy Star Wars Jedi: Survivor here (Steam) Buy for Playstation Buy for Xbox

AFL 23

AFL 23 is a long overdue fully licensed football game featuring all players and stadiums from across the AFL and AFLW. The gameplay is described as authentic, with players recreated through motion capture for photo-realistic likeness and gameplans developed in association with the coaches. There’s also commentary from Anthony Hudson, Hamish McLachlan, Daisy Pearce, Daniel Harford, Kelli Underwood and Jason Bennett.

Take to the field as your favourite teams in up to 4-play co-op online with cross-play enabled. Create new clubs, players and stadiums from scratch and share them online. Then, build your club to a premiership powerhouse in Management mode, overseeing drafting and player development.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: April 13

Buy AFL 23 here (Steam) Buy for Playstation Buy for Xbox

Dead Island 2

A deadly virus spreads across Los Angeles, turning its inhabitants into ravenous zombies. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, you learn to harness the zombie inside, uncovering the truth of the outbreak and holding the future of LA in your hands.

Dead Island 2 is the long-awaited first-person action RPG combining horror, dark humour, and over-the-top slaying for an epic pulp adventure set in a bright, brutal sandbox with plenty of action to chew. Play solo or in co-op with up to three players, and you can expect to stay for a very long time.

Dead Island 2 is also included in April’s Xbox Game Pass lineup at no extra cost.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: April 21

Buy Dead Island 2 here (Steam) Buy for Playstation Buy for Xbox

Minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends puts a strategy twist on the popular sandbox builder as players battle the invading Piglin forces who spread Nether corruption across the Overworld.

This real-time strategy spin-off sees players attack Piglin bases during the day and craft and defend ally bases across the familiar biomes at night. Form alliances with new friends and classic Minecraft mobs, unearth treasures and engage in epic battles, unlike anything the franchise has thrown your way.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release date: April 19

Buy Minecraft Legends here (Steam) Buy for Playstation Buy for Xbox

Meet Your Maker

Meet Your Maker is a unique first-person building-and-raiding game where players design every level. Immerse yourself in a block-based, level building. Use a variety of blocks, traps, and guards to construct deadly maze-like Outposts designed to protect your resources and rip trespassing players to shreds.

Play solo or in co-op, testing your wit and reflexes by raiding Outposts. Choose the right loadout to gain an edge, then get in, grab the resources, and try to make it out alive. Create deadlier Outposts and master stronger weapons as you add, upgrade, and unlock devastating new tools in your building and raiding arsenals.

Meet Your Maker is also included in April’s PS Plus lineup available at no extra cost.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: April 4

Buy Meet Your Maker here (Steam) Buy for Playstation Buy for Xbox

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Two Game Boy Advance classics are remade, retooled and combined for an epic and lengthy experience on Nintendo Switch. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp features strategic, turn-based combat with land, air and naval units taking down enemy squads and capturing towns and bases to secure victory. Keep an eye on the game-changing terrain and weather as you lead various units across multiple maps.

This remake features two campaigns that cover the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising and a versus mode for up to four players to battle it out over dozens of maps, commanding officers with unique abilities and customisation to play your way.

Platform: Switch
Release date: April 21

Buy Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp here for Switch

God of Rock

Guitar Hero meets Street Fighter in God of Rock, a rhythm-based one-on-one fighting game where the universe’s greatest musicians clash for entertainment. Players choose from a dozen fighters, each with their own mechanics and harmonic attacks and compete across 40 songs that continue scaling in difficulty until only one fighter remains.

Play through a branching story mode, put your own spin on tracks in the editor mode and compete in multiplayer locally or online in ranked matches.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Switch
Release date: April 27

Buy God of Rock here (Steam) Buy for Playstation Buy for Xbox

Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition

Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition returns you to the ring with fresh content for the PSVR2. Choose from 22 boxers across the Rocky and Creed franchises with new content from Creed III. Train under Rocky Balboa and live the excitement and adrenaline of high-stakes bouts. The haptic feedback of the controllers and the 3D spatial audio of the headset makes this second outing a more immersive boxing experience.

Additionally, Championship Edition players can truly test their skills in a reworked online PvP with optimised matchmaking and cross-platform play.

Platform: PlayStation VR 2
Release date: April 4

Buy Creed: Rise to Glory here (Steam) Buy for Playstation

DLC – Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores

Aloy heads to Hollywood in Burning Shores, the new expansion for the popular PlayStation exclusive Horizon: Forbidden West. This add-on sees Aloy pursue a sinister threat in the untamed wilds of Los Angeles, now a treacherous volcanic archipelago. It’s an overgrown and fractured city that can be fully explored via the water and flying on the back of a Sunwing.

Unlike the base game, the DLC will be available exclusively on PS5, forgoing PS4 consoles.

Platform: PlayStation 5
Release date: April 19

Buy Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores for Playstation

April 2023 Video Game Release Dates

  • Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition (PSVR 2) – April 4
  • GrimGrimoire OnceMore (PS5, PS4, Switch) – April 4
  • Meet Your Maker (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – April 4
  • Curse of the Sea Rats (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – April 6
  • Ravenswatch (PC) – April 6
  • Tron: Identity (PC, Switch) – April 11
  • AFL 23 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – April 13
  • Voodolls (PC) – April 13
  • Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (PC, PS4, Switch) – April 14
  • Disney Speedstorm Eary Access (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – April 18
  • God of Rock (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – April 18
  • Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC (PS5) – April 19
  • Minecraft Legends (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – April 19
  • Ad Infinitum (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – April 20
  • Stray Blade (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – April 20
  • Tin Hearts (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – April 20
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch) – April 21
  • Dead Island 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – April 21
  • Mia and the Dragon Princess (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – April 21
  • Afterimage (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – April 25
  • Desta: The Memories Between (PC) – April 26
  • Nuclear Blaze (PS4, XB1, Switch) – April 28
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – April 28
  • Welcome to Goodland (PC) – April 28

New Games for April FAQ

What video games are coming out in April 2023?

Some of the biggest games launching in April include Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Dead Island 2, Minecraft Legends, Meet Your Maker, Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp and Aussies may appreciate the launch of AFL 23.

Is Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League delayed?

The upcoming Suicide Squad game is delayed. A February gameplay reveal was met with overwhelmingly negative feedback, convincing Rocksteady and Warner Bros. to cancel the May 26 release date, holding off till later in 2023. The planned improvements/revisions are currently unknown.

What are the PC requirments for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?

Steam lists the recommended PC requirements as the following:
OS: Windows 10
64-bit Processor: 4 core / 8 threads | Intel Core i5 11600K | Ryzen 5 5600X
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: 8GB VRAM | RTX2070 | RX 6700 XT
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 130 GB available space
No internet connection is required for gameplay

You’ll also like:
Best New Games Coming in March 2023
Best New Games Coming in February 2023
Best New Games Coming in January 2023

Michael Vane

Michael Vane

Michael Vane is an experienced journalist, copywriter and content creator who has produced fun and informative content for Man of Many since 2016. Specialising in gaming, technology and entertainment reporting, Michael is extremely adept at navigating new technologies and providing reviews on the latest releases. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Media Studies from Griffith University, and his work has been featured in publications such as Game Informer, Pilot, Wine Selectors and PowerUp!, to name a few.