April game releases


Here are April’s must-have video game releases

Pre-order these triple A titles and save 20% with Prime!

Mar 30, 2018, 6:13 pm*



Jaime Carrillo

April showers bring May flowers, but rainy days bring something way more important than lousy plants: the April game releases you don't want to miss. E3 is on the horizon, but there's still some serious big hitters coming before then. And remember: when you pre-order with Amazon Prime, you get a 20% discount at checkout and release day delivery.

1) Rick & Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Rick & Morty is already your favorite show, it's about time it became your favorite game too. Using your VR headset, probe, prod, throw, and smash iconic items from the show. Explore multiple dimensions or just hang about in Rick's garage. Available on PS4 April 24. Price on Amazon: $49 Pre-order it here

2) Extinction

Monsters are attacking your world in a strike that makes Attack on Titan look like tame. Not only will you slay these massive beasts, you'll also rescue entire kingdoms in an attempt to save humanity from extinction. Hey, that title totally makes sense! Available on PS4 and Xbox One April 10. Price on Amazon: $59.99 Pre-order it here

3) Nintendo Labo

Maybe we've finally topped out when it comes to graphics. It's only natural we go a little backwards (with peripherals made of cardboard, no less). Play a piano, go fishing, or become a real-life mech. The only limit is your imagination. Available in Robot and Variety Kits, Nintendo Labo comes out for Nintendo Switch on April 20. Price on Amazon: $69.99+ Pre-order it here

4) God of War

Kratos is back and he's done a little growing up. Yes, he's scraggly and has a beard, but he's also got an adorable brood in tow. Tackle Nordic monsters and Gods while trying to be the World's Greatest Dad. Releases on PS4 April 20. Price on Amazon: $59.99 Pre-order it here

5) Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Shantae, the genie who defeats her enemies with the power of hair whips and dance moves, is getting a well-deserved physical release. Not only do you get a lovely box and cartridge, you get all the game's DLC, a beautiful art book and game soundtrack. Releases April 24 on Nintendo Switch. Price on Amazon: $39.99 Pre-order it here

6) Adventure Time: Pirates of The Enchiridion 

Hack, slash, and adventure along with Finn, Jake and company. Explore the Land of Ooo on foot or on a creaky boat, uncover loot, and beat the tar out of enemies. Fast-paced combat with your show favorites is as entertaining as it is adorable. Look for it on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on April 24. Price on Amazon: $39.99 Pre-order it here

7) Yakuza 6 The Song of Life Essence of Art Edition

Explore the world of Yakuza with gorgeous cinematic details thanks to its new "Dragon Engine." Fight, explore, and play in a massive Japanese metropolis. This definitive version comes with an art book filled with fan works, which should make excellent addition to a coffee table next to your PS4 controllers. Releases on PS4 on April 17. Price on Amazon: $59.99 Pre-order it here

8) South Park: The Fractured But Whole for Nintendo Switch

Everyone under the sun has enjoyed the second raunchy South Park RPG. Everyone except Nintendo Switch owners, that is. This version finally lets Nintendo fanboys get in on the R-Rated fun, with all the DLC included. Releases on Nintendo Switch on April 24. Price on Amazon: $59.99 Pre-order it here MORE BAZAAR DEALS: The Daily Dot may receive a payment in connection with purchases of products or services featured in this article. Click here to learn more.

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*First Published: Mar 29, 2018, 4:49 pm