The 10 best video games releasing in April 2024

Stellar Blade headlines a somewhat slower month for game releases
Stellar Blade
Stellar Blade / Sony Interactive Entertainment

The first quarter of 2024 was packed with massive game releases, including big titles like Tekken 8, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and Dragon’s Dogma 2, plus some surprise hits such as Palworld, Helldivers 2, and Balatro. After a busy schedule like this, April feels more like a slowdown, but it still packs quite a few new games to get excited about.

PlayStation fans will be looking forward to the next big exclusive, and a long-time Xbox and PC pirate game is finally making its way to the PS5. The last video game project of legendary mangaka and Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, who passed away last month, is also slated for an April 2024 launch.

A peculiar shooter where you play as the bullet, a couple of metroidvanias, and a cozy adventure with strong Breath of the Wild vibes complete the list this month. All in all, still quite a few titles to go over, so let’s have a look at 10 of the biggest video games coming in April 2024.


Biomorph gameplay screenshot
Biomorph is a metroidvania with a twist. / Lucid Dreams Studio
  • Release date: April 5
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

A soulslike metroidvania, Biomorph’s twist to the genre formula is that your character becomes the creatures you kill. The game features a beautiful hand-drawn world, which is non-linear and interconnected, with tonnes of puzzles, platforming challenges, boss fights, and more.

Children of the Sun

Children of the Sun gameplay screenshot
Children of the Sun offers quite unique gameplay by letting you control the bullets you shoot. / Devolver Digital
  • Release date: April 9 
  • Platform: PC

Children of the Sun is a quite unusual puzzle-shooter where you can play as… the bullet you shoot. The game’s protagonist now just as The Girl wages a one-woman war against a Cult, with the ultimate goal of killing The Leader. It’s a tactical puzzle-shooter in which you control your bullet through increasingly complex levels to kill cultists. The game promises infinite replayability as each level has multiple solutions.


Europa video game screenshot
Europa lets you explore a lush world on Jupiter's moon / Future Friends Games
  • Release date: April 16
  • Platform: PC

Europa is an action-adventure indie set on a terraformed version of Jupiter’s eponymous moon. It features a gorgeous world filled with puzzles to solve and secrets to discover, with a story focused on our relationship with nature. If you’re looking for a cozy peaceful adventure with strong Zelda: Breath of the Wild vibes, Europa seems like the game for you.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes
Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes promises a modern take on the classic JRPG experience. / 505 Games
  • Release date: April 23 
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

A spiritual successor to the Suikoden series, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes promises a modern take on the classic JRPG experience. The game puts you in the war-torn world of Allraan, which only you can save, and as the title suggests, you’ll be leading more than 100 playable characters. Originally slated for an October 2022 launch, the game was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is finally launching this month. A standalone prologue game, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, was launched in May 2022 with very positive reviews.

Tales of Kenzera: Zau

Tales of Kenzera: Zau
Tales of Kenzera: Zau is a great-looking metroidvania / Electronic Arts
  • Release date: April 23
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

Another metroidvania this month, Tales of Kenzera: Zau, is about a young shaman named Zau who must capture the spirits of three monsters to revive his father. The game features both melee and ranged abilities, represented by the moon and sun masks that Zau can wear, each offering its own upgrade path. Giving off strong Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown vibes, the game is definitely one to watch for fans of the genre.

SaGa: Emerald Beyond

SaGa: Emerald Beyond screenshot
SaGa: Emerald Beyond / Square Enix
  • Release date: April 25
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Android, iOS

This is a standalone game in the long-running SaGa series of science-fantasy RPGs that promises to combine the very best of what SaGa has to offer.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board!

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board!
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! / SEGA
  • Release date: April 25 
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! is a video game board game similar to the Mario Party series, featuring the characters from the Demon Slayer anime. Allowing up to four players to play boards together, is will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Stellar Blade

Stellar Blade
Stellar Blade / Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Release date: April 26
  • Platforms: PS5

The next big PlayStation exclusive, Stellar Blade is a stylish action adventure with challenging combat focused on precise dodges and parries and learning your opponents’ attack patterns. Often described as NieR: Automata meets Sekiro, Stellar Blade doesn’t hide its inspirations but feels fresh with its gorgeous anime-style looks and story. You’re thrown into a decimated Earth overrun by alien invaders called Naytiba, and your character, Eve must save humanity and reclaim the planet. A playable demo of Stellar Blade is available from the PlayStation Store.

Sand Land

Sand Land
Sand Land / Bandai Namco
  • Release date: April 26
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

Bandai Namco’s upcoming RPG Sand Land is based on the manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by the late Akira Toriyama, who passed away in March. This is the last video game project in which Dragon Ball’s legendary creator was involved. Set in a desert world where both humans and demons suffer from extreme water shortage, you lead a team of misfits on an adventure to find a Legendary Spring hidden in the desert.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves screenshot
Sea of Thieves is finally coming to PS5 / Microsoft
  • Release date: April 30
  • Platforms: PS5, already out for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

The hugely successful pirate co-op game is finally coming to PS5 after six years of PC and Xbox exclusivity. The sandbox pirate experience always feels fresh and fun as you and your crewmates complete voyages and do pirate stuff. Unlike Skull & Bones where you play mostly as a ship, here you’re always one of the crew, playing either solo or with friends, steering your ship and keeping it in good condition, plundering forts in first-person, and battling other crews and hostile entities you encounter.

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Stoyan Ovcharov


Stoyan Ovcharov is a writer and editor based in Sofia, Bulgaria. You can find him in Barcelona too. International Relations graduate. Gaming since 1995. Likes RPGs, shooters, and strategy games.