April showers bring us the perfect rainy weather to stay inside and play video games. And there are a ton releasing in April to enjoy. From a highly-anticipated early access release to a beloved game finally making the jump to consoles to some of the trippiest games we have seen all year, we’ve got something for everyone. Keep reading to discover which of April’s releases made it onto our most anticipated video games list.

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Children of the Sun

From the incredible minds at Devolver Digital comes the arcade shooter Children of the Sun. Players take control of THE GIRL. That’s right, her name is THE GIRL. And she is waging a one-woman war against a sinister cult that ends with her true target, their leader. But this isn’t a million bullets all the time. Players will guide one bullet through increasingly challenging and complex levels while taking out cultist after cultist.

It’s a unique playstyle that rewards players for thinking outside the box and looks to be incredibly fun. There is currently a demo available to check out to give you a taste before release. It shows off gameplay and bits and pieces of the storyline that are uncovered the deeper we venture.

Children of the Sun drops on April 9, 2024, on PC through Steam.

Sand Land

From the late Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama comes Sand Land, an action-adventure RPG based on the international hit manga of the same name. Play as the Fiend Prince, Beelzebub, as he journeys through the treacherous desert with his allies to find water at the Legendary Spring. It is guaranteed to be a bumpy ride because dangerous enemies are determined to stop you in your tracks.

To survive this perilous adventure, find and upgrade vehicles like the hover car or tank. Build a base of operations that you can customize to your liking. Expect plenty to do, like racing, bounty hunting, and competing in battle arenas. This looks to be an exciting addition to the legendary Sand Land universe. Rest in peace, and thank you, Akira Toriyama.

Sand Land will be released on April 26, 2024, for PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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Botany Manor 

Botany Manor by developer Ballon Studio is a cottage-core puzzle game set on a historic English homestead. Curl up with a good cup of tea and get ready to explore the map packed with a lifetime of memorabilia and research. Players will step into the garden boots of retired botanist Arabella Greene to uncover long-forgotten seeds and piece together clues to solve puzzles to help each rare plant grow. 

Botany Manor comes on April 9, 2024, to PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. 

Life Eater

Strange Scaffold, the creators behind El Paso, Elsewhere, is back with Life Eater. The simulation horror game puts players into the shoes of a modern-day druid living in suburbia. He has a boring, dead-end job and less-than-tumultuous social life, but that’s fine because he has one really important job: Sacrifice his neighbors to delay the end of the world. Players will get to know their neighbors intimately as they uncover their schedules, one block of time at a time.

At the end of the day, the dark god needs his sacrifices. Let’s hope everyone runs smoothly and pray he is satisfied. It’s safe to say that this game isn’t for kids or for those who don’t like frequent violence or gore.

Life Eater drops on April 16, 2024, for PC through Steam.

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Another Crab’s Treasure 

Another Crab’s Treasure from Balloon Studios is a soulslike adventure set in a crumbling underwater world plagued by a mysterious curse. As Kril, the hermit crab, you’ll need to wear the trash around you as shells to defend yourself from enemies many times your size. Embark on an epic treasure hunt to buy back your repossessed shell and discover the dark secrets behind the polluted ocean. The team behind the game, Aggro Crab, has been winning the hearts of players on their social media and building the hype! 

Another Crab’s Treasure will be released on April 25, 2024, for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. 

Grounded

It’s been quite a wait, but Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded will finally be available on all platforms. In this cooperative survival game, you must endure the backyard after being shrunken down to the size of an ant. Gather resources to craft tools, armor and a base to protect you from a host of giant angry insects. Try your luck alone or play with up to three friends to increase your chances of survival. This would be a fun way to spend time with friends or family this Spring.

Grounded will be released digitally on April 16, 2024, for PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.

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No Rest for the Wicked

Our final most anticipated video game for April is Moon Studios’ No Rest for the Wicked. While this will only be early access, we are beyond excited to finally check it out. The studio behind the award-winning Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps has returned with an action RPG that is said to reinvent the genre. It has everything from a precision-based combat system to a story-rich narrative, an entire world for players to explore, and the best part—online multiplayer.

There is much to look forward to; honestly, we don’t even know where to start. But with every little bit we see, we become more excited. They have shared that the early access will include quite a bit more than one typically does. Currently, we are expected to see a rich first chapter of the narrative campaign, additional quests to introduce players to the world, a large variety of weapons, armor, skills, and crafting options, and the ability to check out the modifiable homes.

For those who haven’t had the chance to check out a game’s early access, know that it isn’t a complete version of the game. This is a chance for developers to get their game into players’ hands to explore and provide feedback on systems and playstyle. If something needs to be adjusted, it can be done before the official launch. We still highly recommend checking it out, but if a completed game is what you are looking for, check back when it officially launches.

No Rest for the Wicked hits early access on April 18, 2024, for PC through Steam.

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