What are the biggest games in April? The new month brings a series of games that will please those who enjoy sports and racing games. From Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition to Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, there’s a little something for everyone. Motorsport enthusiasts will be able to enjoy MotoGP 22 with friends as it will feature two-player local split-screen along with the standard online multiplayer modes. April appears to be mostly favoring sports games, and another one to join the already accumulated list is MLB The Show 22, with the baseball game falling in the first week of the month.
Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch Sports lets players play soccer, volleyball, and bowling, among others, using a Joy-Con controller. Chrono Cross, the RPG originally released in 1999, gets a long-awaited remaster with the title ChronoCross: The Radical Dreamers Edition. And finally, the beloved first-person adventure game gets a makeover with new content and secrets in Stanley’s Parable: Ultra Deluxe, nearly a decade after the original game’s release. It’s coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X on April 27th.
Here are some of the upcoming games worth checking out in April on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X or Nintendo Switch.
When: April 1st
Where: PC, Nintendo Switch
Immerse yourself in a strange world with unique characters in TERRORbane, a quirky take on the generic fantasy RPG formula. Unlike normal games, bugs will be your allies as you dish out the Bug List to exploit and cheat through the “Developer”‘s sloppy game design in a comic adventure.
The game won’t hesitate to land jabs at iconic moments in gaming and entertainment history – so keep your eyes peeled for Easter eggs scattered throughout the game. The game will encourage players to play through it multiple times as your choices will affect which path you take.
MLB The Show 22
When: April 5
Where: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch
Players waiting for MLB The Show 22 will be happy to see the game launch in April. This will be the 17th installment in MLB’s The Show franchise. Japanese baseball pitcher, Shohei Ohtani, popularly known as “Shotime” is featured on the cover.
The game features two new difficulty settings specifically tailored for players experiencing the game for the first time. Diamond Dynasty returns with a new Mini Season mode that allows players to enjoy a new set of competitions for each season.
MLB The Show 22 also supports cross-platform and cross-progression – the latter allows you to continue season progress and also earn and use content on other consoles. The game will come in three different editions with the Standard Edition, the MVP Edition, and the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
When: April 5
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
Star Wars fans can look forward to the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – the long-awaited successor to Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released in 2016. Originally slated for release in October 2020, the upcoming game is based on the three Skywalker Saga trilogies, allowing players to complete each trilogy in any order.
As the game is adapted from all nine films – from A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker – players will have access to a total of 45 story missions, five per episode. Players can choose from over 300 characters and enjoy new and improved combat, along with explorable planets, moons and even iconic ships like the Death Star.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will also feature Mumble Mode to replace the original in-game voice acting with the signature Lego grunts and mutters seen in games such as Lego Harry Potter Collection.
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition
When: April 7
Where: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Set in the same world as Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross was originally released over two decades ago in 1999 on the PlayStation. The Radical Dreamers Edition is an HD remaster of the game that features refined character illustrations, improved background music quality, streamlined combat, and more.
It’s a classic RPG adventure that puts you in the shoes of Serge, who is transported to a parallel world where nobody recognizes him, since Serge from that world had died years ago. Chrono Cross features up to 40 possible party members, each with unique abilities and affinity for Elements.
Players will have to master the game’s many elements and stamina to master its strategic turn-based battle system.
When: April 21
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch
Motorsport fanatics can rejoice, as MotoGP looks set for another season, with Milestone developers delivering new content and features designed to welcome newcomers and top players alike. The game brings new and improved 3D character models and wells, better facial animations, and refined tracks that can help improve handling. MotoGP 22 will include over 120 official riders and over 20 official circuits for players to test their limits.
The game will also feature a two-player local split-screen mode, online multiplayer, and cross-play across family consoles for the first time in this series.
The Thief Serpent
When: April 26
Set in a medieval fantasy world, The Serpent Rogue is an upcoming action-adventure game from Team17 Digital. The game expects players to interact with the inhabitants of a cursed land, helping them with alchemy, crafting and experimenting with potions, in exchange for resources as they progress through the game.
Players can transform themselves and others with potions, from altering their bodies for the poison to heal them to transforming into different creatures. In their quest to defeat a menacing danger, players will have to explore forgotten regions, unearth secret passages and learn to survive as they take on the role of The Warden, a mysterious alchemist destined to protect the realm and face the Serpent Rogue on Mount Morbus.
Nintendo Switch Sports
When: April 29
Where: Nintendo Switch
The upcoming Nintendo Switch Sports is the third installment in the Wii Sports series of games, and the upcoming sports simulation game comprises six different sports – bowling, tennis, fencing (or chambara), football, volleyball, and badminton.
Players can utilize the Joy-Con on the Nintendo Switch to participate in each motion-controlled minigame. Players who purchase the physical copy of the title will also have access to a leg strap with a Joy-Con pouch to detect leg movements (which was also bundled with Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure) during the football minigame.
The upcoming Nintendo Switch Sports title can be played online with other players and friends, or locally, according to Nintendo. Later this year, players will also get access to golf as part of a free upgrade.