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'Stellar Blade' (2024) | Image: SHIFT UP Corporation

Best New Video Games Releasing in April 2024

Hold onto your hats, people! Mercury is in retrograde. Discover what this means for your relationships keen gaming interests. This month, you will find enjoyment in a new game or two, especially if you’re into tennis or action titles with overtly sexy heroines. The stars are aligned with indie gems. New titles, remade classics, and one of 2023’s best arrives on new platforms.

You may also find a desire to reconnect with the works of legendary creator Akira Toriyama following the impending launch of a new project based on a story of his. Find all of this and more in your monthly horoscope announcement of the best new video games: April 2024 edition.

Stellar Blade

  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Release date: April 26

Enemies have ravaged the Earth, and the surviving humans have occupied a colony in space. Paratrooper Eve returns to the planet’s surface to eliminate the threat. Yet, her mission is far from straightforward, and nothing is as it seems.

Stellar Blade blends melee combat and gunplay for a fast-paced action experience. Unleash graceful yet brutal combos, unlocking new moves as you progress, with customisable skills available based on your playstyle. Face epic bosses challenging both brain and brawn. Become immersed in a highly detailed post-apocalyptic world that blends beauty and horror to spectacular effect.

TopSpin 2K25

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: April 23-26

TopSpin is back! After more than a decade on the bench, TopSpin 2K25 serves up a big-budget tennis sim for sports fans featuring more than 20 contemporary pros and legends from the past.

Go toe-to-toe with the biggest names and take Centre Court at Wimbledon, Roland-Garros, the US Open, and the Australian Open as you strive to become a Grand Slam Champion. Train with John McEnroe, personalise your player with gear from real-world brands, and showcase your skills facing players from around the globe.

Sand Land

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: April 26

Inspired by a manga from the late Akira Toriyama, Sand Land is an action RPG set in a desert world suffering from an extreme water shortage.

Lead a company of heroic misfits on a quest for the Legendary Spring, facing bandits, the Royal Army and fierce wildlife along the way. Use your tact and imagination to develop tanks and other vehicles that will help you navigate this vast land. Build your base of operations into a thriving city with the help of the people you meet along the way.

Broken Roads

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
  • Release date: April 10

Broken Roads brings exploration, strategic turn-based combat and meaningful choices to a desolated Australian wasteland.

Inspired by classic isometric RPGs, Broken Roads blends traditional genre elements with a classless system for near-unlimited character development and a unique morality system for influencing quests, dialogue and characters. Build a party of up to five characters and explore authentic, hand-drawn Aussie locations in a world rich with content where decisions are not clear-cut, good or bad, but what you choose will undoubtedly shape the ongoing narrative.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
  • Release date: April 23

Actor Abubaker Salim (Raised by Wolves, Assassin’s Creed: Origins) formed a game studio in 2019, and they’re now ready to launch their debut.

Tales of Kenzara: ZAU is a side-scrolling action adventure about a grieving boy on a quest to reclaim his father’s spirit from the darkness. Players wield cosmic powers to defeat enemies through rhythmic combat while manipulating time and working through challenging platforming sections. Leap, glide and unlock new abilities to progress through the Metroidvania-style gameplay. 

Sea of Thieves

  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Release date: April 30

Sea of Thieves is now available on PS5! The former Xbox exclusive offers the essential pirate experience for you and your friends. It’s packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving, and treasure hunting—everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world and other players however you choose.

Children of the Sun

  • Platform: PC
  • Release date: April 10

On a deadly road trip into darkness, control the path of a single bullet as you unleash vengeance on a sinister cult. Children of the Sun is a tactical puzzle-shooter in which you guide a bullet through increasingly challenging levels to kill cultists, trigger traps, and reshape the environment. Ruthless precision is rewarded, and with multiple solutions to each level, Children of the Sun encourages creativity, experimentation, and replayability.

Dave the Diver

  • Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: April TBD

One of 2023’s best games finally arrives on PlayStation and Xbox. Dave the Diver looks simple, but it’s a rich and rewarding adventure that blends fishing, exploration, management, and RPG-like progression. The addictive gameplay loop involves diving deeper, discovering treasures, meeting eccentric characters, and battling underwater creatures, all while contributing to the growth of your sushi empire.

Braid Anniversary Edition

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
  • Release date: April 30

Braid Anniversary Edition is a remake of the 2008 acclaimed hand-painted indie title. It now features reimagined sound, reworked and new puzzles, and an unreasonable amount of developer commentary—about 15 hours worth of commentary for a game that takes no more than 5 hours to complete.

For newcomers, Braid is a side-scrolling puzzler in which players manipulate the flow of time on a quest to save the princess. Upon release, Braid received critical acclaim and commercial success and is often credited with pushing indie games into the mainstream.

DLC – Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation
  • Release date: April 18

2023’s Final Fantasy XVI scores new story chapters in the form of The Rising Tide expansion. The second DLC drop for FFXVI sees hero Clive and his companions on a journey to Mysidia, where they will uncover the tragic history of a forgotten people.

Beyond a new story and locations, The Rising Tide features new side quests, advanced character progression, Leviathan Eikonic abilities, a 20-stage battle mode, and quality-of-life improvements.

April 2024 Video Game Release Dates

  • Saviorless (PC, PS5) — April 2
  • Withering Rooms (PC, PS5) — April 2
  • Deceit 2 (PS5, XBX/S) — April 3
  • Turbo Golf Racing (PC, PS5, XBX/S) — April 4
  • The Gap (Switch) — April 4
  • Freedom Planet 2 (PS4, Switch)  — April 4
  • C-Smash VRS (Quest VR)  — April 4
  • Sons of Valhalla (PC)  — April 5
  • Botany Manor (PC, XBX/S, Switch)  — April 9
  • Gigantic: Rampage Edition (PC, PS5)  — April 9
  • Children of the Sun (PC)  — April 9
  • House Flipper 2 (PS5, XBX/S)  — April 10
  • Turbo Kid (PC)  — April 10
  • Broken Roads (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, Switch)  — April 10
  • Moonglow Bay (PS5, Switch)  — April 11
  • Slave Zero (Switch)  — April 11
  • Planet of Lana (PS5, PS4, Switch)  — April 16
  • Harold Halibut (PC, PS5, XBX/S)  — April 16
  • Grounded (PS5, Switch)  — April 16
  • Sker Ritual (PS5, XBX/S)  — April 18
  • No Rest for the Wicked early access (PC)  — April 18
  • Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide DLC (PC, PS5)  — April 18
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — April 23
  • Phantom Fury (PC)  — April 23
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch)  — April 23
  • Tales of Kenzera: ZAU (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — April 23
  • Another Crab’s Treasure (PC, PS5, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — April 25
  • Sand Land (PC, PS5 XBX/S) — April 26
  • SaGa Emerald Beyond (PC, PS5, PS4, Switch) — April 26
  • Stellar Blade (PS5)  — April 23-26
  • TopSpin 2K25 (PC, PS5, XBX/S) — April 26
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board (Switch) — April 26
  • Braid Anniversary Edition (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — April 30
  • Sea of Thieves (PS5) — April 30
  • Dave the Diver (PS5, XBX/S) — April TBA

Gaming FAQs

What games came out in March 2024?

For those still catching up on March 2024’s gaming, heavy hitters included Alone in the Dark, Dragon’s Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin, WWE 2K24 and Princess Peach Showtime. Plus, Horizon: Forbidden West came to PC, and Hi-Fi Rush arrived on PS5.

When was the last TopSpin game launched?

TopSpin 2K25 sees the franchise make its highly anticipated return after a 13-year hiatus, with the last instalment being Top Spin 4, which landed on the then flagship XBox 360 and Nintendo Wii consoles all the way back in 2011.

Was Broken Roads Developed in Australia?

Broken Roads was developed by the perfectly named Drop Bear Bytes, an Aussie developer based in Torquay, Victoria. In addition to its Australian team members, the company has sourced talented developers, artists, and writers from South Africa, Canada, USA and China.