What’s New in Video Games: April 2020

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 11:15 am

Final Fantasy VII Remake is almost here!

From Trials of Mana to Resident Evil 3, April will see the release of lots of big-name games. Here’s a look at what’s coming out soon.

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Rated T
Appropriate for: Teens who enjoy fast-paced action

Final Fantasy VII Remake is the first game in a larger “project” that aims to recreate one of the most popular games of all time — Final Fantasy VII — for a new generation of consoles. (The original Final Fantasy VII was released on PlayStation in 1997.) The game follows Cloud Strife, a mercenary who joins a group called Avalanche, which has the goal of taking down a large company called the Shinra Corporation. While the original game has a turn-based battle system, Remake focuses more on real-time action. Plus, since this is only the first game in the Remake project, it doesn’t feature all of the game’s events. Instead, it ends as Cloud and his party escape from Midgar, a large city in the in-game world.

Great if your kids love: Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3

Trials of Mana
Rated T
Appropriate for: Teens who like role-playing games

Trials of Mana is a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, a role-playing game (RPG) that was released in Japan in 1995. The game challenges players to defeat evil forces in a world where a special element known as Mana has started to disappear. It features multiple playable characters, as well as different character classes that allow you to customize your experience to suit your play style. According to the Square Enix website, this remake features “graphic improvements, character voiceover support, a remastered soundtrack and a new episode which you can experience after the ending.”

Great if your kids love: Collection of Mana, Octopath Traveler

Resident Evil 3
Rated M
Inappropriate for young teens and children

*Please note the trailer above includes content that may be inappropriate for children

The survival horror game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was originally released on PlayStation in 1999. This remake features updated graphics (among other changes), and challenges players to help a woman named Jill Valentine escape from Racoon City during the zombie apocalypse. Resident Evil 3 has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB, with Content Descriptors for “Blood and Gore,” “Intense Violence,” and “Strong Language.” This means the game has been deemed inappropriate for players under the age of 17.

Try These Games Instead: Luigi’s Mansion 3, Little Nightmares

Full List

Notable kid- and teen-friendly titles are in bold.

Release dates can change at any time.

Wednesday April 1, 2020

Totally Reliable Delivery Service, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Wurroom, Switch, Vita

Lost Artifacts: Golden Island, Xbox One

Shaolin vs Wutang, Xbox One

Random Heroes, Xbox One

Thursday April 2, 2020

Curious Expedition, Switch

The Otterman Empire, Switch

MazM: Jekyll and Hyde, Switch, PC

Rascal Fight, Switch

Lost Artifacts, Switch

Pocket Harvest, Switch

MetaChampions, Switch

Junk Jack, Switch

Snakeybus, Switch

My Friend Pedro, PlayStation 4

Friday April 3, 2020

HyperParasite, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

In Other Waters, Switch

Drift Zone Arcade, Switch

Random Heroes: Gold Edition, Switch

Resident Evil 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Curious Expedition, Xbox One

Snakeybus, Xbox One

Horror of the Deep, Xbox One

Tuesday April 7, 2020

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Grimvalor, Switch

Slime Rancher: Deluxe Edition, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Below, PlayStation 4

FORM, PlayStation VR

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Soriz [DLC], PlayStation 4, PC

Construction Simulator 3 – Console Edition, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Null Drifter, PlayStation 4

Rush Rover, PlayStation 4, Vita

Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition, PlayStation 4

Wednesday April 8, 2020

Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition, Switch, Xbox One

Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Ubongo, Switch

Biped, PlayStation 4

A Room Where Art Conceals, PlayStation VR

Sharknado VR: Eye of the Storm, PlayStation VR

Null Drifter, Xbox One

Rush Rover, Xbox One

Glaive: Brick Breaker, Xbox One

Thursday April 9, 2020

Fight of Animals, Switch

Gunbrick: Reloaded, Switch

AFL Evolution 2, PlayStation 4

Troubleshooter, PlayStation 4

Beholder 2, Xbox One

Friday April 10, 2020

RMX Real Motocross, Switch

Rush Rover, Switch

Final Fantasy VII Remake, PlayStation 4

Braveland Trilogy, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

BQM – BlockQuest Maker –, Xbox One

Retro Tanks, Xbox One

Obduction, Xbox One

Saturday April 11, 2020

Space Engineers, Xbox One

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Boot Hill Bounties, Switch

Thursday April 16, 2020

Billion Road, Switch

Later Daters, Switch, PC

Save Your Nuts, Switch, Xbox One

Galaxy Warfighter, Switch

The Fox Awaits Me, Switch


Friday April 17, 2020

Cryogear, Switch, Xbox One, PC

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Help Will Come Tomorrow, Switch, PC

Wednesday April 22, 2020


Help Will Come Tomorrow, Xbox One

Thursday April 23, 2020

Code:Realize ~Future Blessings~, Switch

MotoGP 20, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia

Little Busters! Converted Edition, Switch

eSports Legend, Switch

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition, Switch

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, PlayStation 4

Friday April 24, 2020

Trials of Mana, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Deliver Us The Moon, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto, Switch

Predator: Hunting Grounds, PlayStation 4

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition, Xbox One

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Cosmic Defenders, Switch

Moving Out, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Daymare: 1998, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Sakura Wars, PlayStation 4

SnowRunner, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Gears Tactics, PC

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Dread Nautical, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Thursday April 30, 2020

Levelhead, Switch, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android

Ministry of Broadcast, Switch

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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