April is here and if you are itching for new games then you are in luck. The April 2021 video game releases include something for everyone. Be it a new PS5 exclusive or a looter shooter.
Xbox owners can look forward to Outriders landing on Xbox Game Pass on 1 April 2021 and PS5 owners will have to wait until 30 April to play the new roguelite shooter Returnal. There’s also the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm which is set to arrive on PS+ for PS5 owners on 6 April. Check out all the biggest April 2021 video game releases down below.
Everything Arriving on Netflix South Africa This April 2021
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release Date: 1 April 2021
Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you’ll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet.
Platforms: PS5, PS4, PC
Release Date: 6 April 2021
Lost Words: Beyond the Page
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Release Date: 6 April 2021
When Izzy comes to terms with the trauma of losing a loved one close to her, she envelopes herself into a surreal story that evolves and shapes itself in ways no one could ever see coming.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, iOS
Release Date: 8 April 2021
Cozy Grove is a slice-of-life game about camping on a haunted island! You are a Spirit Scout, exploring every day to find new hidden secrets and helping the spectral inhabitants of this small paradise. Each ghost you meet has their own needs, but it’s not just the afterlife you have to worry about! There are still-living locals of the island that have their own adventures they’d like you to go on, so pitch your tent and get to work. You’ll cook, fish, and camp alongside some bear-y happy helpers to bring joy to this terrific tropical community. These helpers are, in fact, literal bears.
SaGa Frontier Remastered
Platforms: PS4, PX, Switch
Release Date: 15 April 2021
Choose your favourite character and embark on your own unique journey. Each of the eight characters have different goals and endings. Your choices will affect how events unfold using the Free-Form Scenario System. This in-depth system will allow you to manipulate and expand a story all your own. Challenge yourself in nail-biting battles by using “glimmer” as well as learning new skills such as the ability to fire consecutive special attacks from multiple team members
MLB The Show 21
Platforms: PS5, XSX, PS5, Xbox One
Release Date: 20 April 2021
Experience faster, deeper and more intense moment-to-moment match action on the field, with a variety of game modes for all you rookie players and returning seasoned vets.
Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139
Platforms: 23 April 2021
Release Date: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Experience the atmosphere and gameplay of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… with the upgraded opening cinematic, a shot-for-shot revamp of the original movie from NieR Replicant (2010), featuring newly recorded voiceovers, music, and improved graphics.
Platforms: PS5, XSX, PC
Release Date: 26 April 2021
Remastered for next-gen consoles, acclaimed action-thriller Judgment is coming to PlayStation 5 on April 23rd, 2021. Join detective Takayuki Yagami as he claws through Kamurocho’s criminal underground in an attempt to unravel the truth.
New Pokemon Snap
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 30 April 2021
Welcome to the Lental region, whose islands hold everything from dense jungles to vast deserts! New Pokémon Snap is an all-new game inspired by the 1999 Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap. This Nintendo Switch adventure will take you from island to island on an ecological survey, photographing Pokémon and building your own Pokémon Photodex!
Release Date: 30 April
After crash-landing on a shape-shifting alien planet, Selene finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again she’s defeated, forced to restart her journey every time she dies. In this roguelike shooter, both the planet and your equipment change with every cycle, forcing you to adapt your play style and take on evolving challenges. Engage enemies in bullet hell-fuelled clashes.
- Resident Evil 7 (Stadia) – 1 April
- Star Wars Republic Commando (PS4, Switch) – 6 April
- Borderlands 3: Director’s Cut DLC (PS5, PS4, Xbox, PC) – 8 April
- Final Fantasy XIV Online Open Beta (PS5) – 13 April
- Maskmaker (PC VR, PSVR) – 20 April
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids (PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox) – 29 April