It’s been a couple of quiet months for gaming due to a bunch of delays and whatnot. But Spring is officially here and with it is a bunch of big new titles. We’re still not at Summer game numbers but it this looks like a good ramp up for that.
April 2021 doesn’t seem to have a consistent theme in terms of video game releases. But some of the bigger ones we’re looking out at are Outriders, New Pokemon Snap and the PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal. There should be something to look forward to for players on all consoles, and it will definitely be interesting to see which game comes out of April as the most popular new release of the month.
Outriders by People Can Fly – April 1st
Outriders is a brutal and bloody combat that combines frenetic gunplay, violent powers and deep RPG systems to create a true genre hybrid. Play between 1-3 players 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.
There are four character classes to choose from that bring with it their own unique playstyle and advantages. The first is the Devastator a kind of tank character which good close combat damage. The second is the Pyromanger which is a more mid-range damage dealing character. The third is the Technomancer a long-range support class and fourth is the Trickster an assassin character kinda deal.
Platforms: PlayStation 5 / 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia
What Comes After by fahmitsu, Rolling Glory Jam – April 1st
From the creator of Coffee Talk, in collaboration with Rolling Glory Jam the creator of Rage in Peace. Comes a a heartwarming story, and a love letter to all of you who think you’re a burden for other people.
Help Vivi find herself through a journey that takes her to a place where people go after they die. Ride a train filled with the souls of the people, animals, and plants that are on their way to leave this world. Talk to them to learn about thier life, their loves, regrets. What Comes After is a simple side scrolling point and click game, but where the game shines is in its narrative. It tackles the hard conversations about death and about life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac
Oddworld: Soulstorm by Oddworld Inhabitants – April 6th
You play as Abe, a Mudokon who accidentally starts a revolution against the evil Magog Cartel and now needs to lead it. Witness Abe’s horrifying conflict with a terrifying new machination. This time around, as you free your fellow Mudokons, you’ll collect supplies you can use to craft weapons and tools you can use during the revolution. Enjoy intelligent new mechanics, twisted new devices enabling highly explosive deviousness.
Play through a dark parable that tells an epic tale of a volatile society pushed to its limits.
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC
Star Wars: Republic Commando by Aspyr – April 6th
Originally released in 2005 for PC and Xbox (and currently available on Steam), Republic Commando introduces the elite Delta Squad, a team of clone commandos dispatched to handle the most dangerous missions for the Republic. The game put players in the role — and inside the helmet — of squad leader RC-1138, a.k.a. Boss, with the ability to issue commands to teammates and wield a variety of weapons as they battled across the galaxy.
In Star Wars Republic Commando, you’ve got your trusty blaster rifle and your squad of elite clone troopers at your side. The game adds a tactical layer to the first person shooter genre with squad commands. Of course, no Aspyr port would be complete without new trophies to hunt. As you make your way through the game’s you’ll earn trophies for everything from completing campaigns to fending off droids.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
SaGa Frontier Remastered by Square Enix – April 15th
We’ve been hypd about the SaGa Frontier Remaster since it’s announcement on Nintendo Direct last few months. The beloved 1998 RPG Classic, SaGa Frontier, is reborn with improved graphics, additional features, and a new main character. Experience this role-playing adventure as one of the eight heroes, each with their own storyline and goals. Each of the 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.
This new version of SaGa Frontier won’t just be a remaster of the original’s content. Alongside the team of seven from the original SaGa Frontier, a new protagonist named Fuse has been added as a playable character. There will also be new events and features in the remaster, alongside the visual remaster.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, Android