In uncertain times, video games can help provide gamers with relief via enjoyable distraction. Safe in the comfort of homes, anyone and everyone can enjoy the games coming out this April.
Big name remakes are both slated to come out this month, with "Resident Evil 3" and "Final Fantasy VII Remake" finally reaching avid fans after months of waiting. However, if neither of those games suit your play-style, April still has you covered. Sports games, horror games, and even turn-based strategy games are making an appearance this month.
If the world is stressing you out, then April's video game releases are here to bring those stress levels back down to earth.
What to be excited for:
“Resident Evil 3” (April 3)
The remake of "Resident Evil 2" was undeniably a resounding success. Following closely on the heels of its predecessor, "Resident Evil 3" is getting similar treatment from developer and publisher Capcom. If you were a fan of "Resident Evil 2," odds are this sequel will be right up your alley. Expect to be mercilessly hounded as Jill Valentine by the behemoth that is relentless in its pursuit.
“Final Fantasy VII Remake” (April 10)
The anticipation for "Final Fantasy VII Remake" has been mounting for months now. With April comes the long-awaited revamping of a classic masterpiece. Though the story stems directly from the 1997 original, it's clear the gameplay has taken a tonal shift. Turn-based battles have been tweaked for the modern era, giving new players a reason to try out one of gaming's greatest RPGs.
“Predator: Hunting Grounds” (April 24)
Video game adaptations of horror films are nothing new. Still, we're excited to give "Predator: Hunting Grounds" a chance. Players can join each other in asymmetircal matches, with one player taking on the role of the titular Predator. Using the skills at their disposal, the human Fireteam has to elude the player-controlled Predator as it stalks and hunts them down.
“Gears Tactics” (April 28)
With quite a handful of PlayStation 4 exclusives releasing this month, Xbox owners should not be left behind. Luckily, they can turn to "Gears Tactics" for some exclusive fun of their own. The "Gears of War" series tackles the turn-based strategy genre in "Gears Tactics," and it features a brand new story that is set before the events of the first "Gears" trilogy. Fans of the franchise should definitely give this game a look-see if they're interested in the lore.
List of April 2020 releases:
Apr. 1: "Totally Reliable Delivery Service" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Apr. 3: "Aeolis Tournament" — Switch, PC
Apr. 3: "HyperParasite" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Apr. 3: "Resident Evil 3" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Apr. 7: "Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories" — PSVR, PS4, Switch, PC
Apr. 10: "Final Fantasy VII Remake" — PS4
Apr. 14: "Someday You'll Return" — PC
Apr. 16: "Dead by Daylight" — iOS, Android
Apr. 24: "Deliver Us The Moon" — PS4, Xbox One
Apr. 24: “Predator: Hunting Grounds” — PS4
Apr. 24: “Trials of Mana” — PS4, Switch, PC
Apr. 28: “Gears Tactics” — Xbox One, PC
Apr. 28: “Moving Out” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Apr. 28: “Sakura Wars” — PS4
Apr. 28: “SnowRunner” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Apr. 30: “Minecraft: Dungeons” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Apr. 30: “Super Mega Baseball 3” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC