April is officially underway, which means we're nearly halfway through 2019. This year has already has seen some major titles release across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and while this month is fairly quiet compared to March, there are still some big-name games on the way to each platform.
Arguably the month's biggest releases have to be Mortal Kombat 11 and Days Gone. The latest entry in NetherRealm's gory fighting series, and Sony's long-awaited zombie survival adventure are the big-budget highlights of April, but there are plenty of other games on the horizon. Two of 2017's most acclaimed titles, Cuphead and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, hit Switch this month, and Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age to Switch and Xbox One.
There are plenty of other noteworthy titles on the way this month as well, from SteamWorld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech to BoxBoy + BoxGirl, the first Switch installment in HAL's clever puzzle-platforming series. You can see all of the biggest game releases for April 2019 below. For a wider look at what's ahead this year, be sure to check out our complete list of game release dates in 2019.
Nintendo Labo VR Kit (Switch) -- April 12
Nintendo's marquee Switch release this month is the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, the fourth set in the company's growing line of DIY games/peripherals. The full package comes with a game card and an assortment of crafting materials used to assemble six unique Toy-Con accessories, which when combined with the Switch hardware will allow you to play a handful of minigames--and even some Switch titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--in basic VR. The full Labo VR Kit costs $80, while the starter set runs for $40.
- Nintendo Finally Does VR, In The Most Nintendo Way Possible
- Nintendo Announces Switch VR Headset--As A New Labo Kit
- Switch Getting Labo VR Support For Super Mario Odyssey And Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Cuphead (Switch) -- April 18
More than a year after it first released on Xbox One and PC, Microsoft and developer Studio MDHR are bringing their critically acclaimed platformer, Cuphead, to Nintendo Switch on April 18. Not only will the Switch version will feature the same challenging run-and-gun gameplay and hand-drawn 1930s-style visuals that made it such a beloved hit on other platforms, it'll also receive Xbox Live support through a post-launch update, allowing you to unlock Achievements for the game even when you play on Nintendo's hybrid console.
- Cuphead Announced For Nintendo Switch, Will Have Xbox Live Support
- New Nintendo Switch Games: Nindies News Roundup
- Cuphead Review
Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) -- April 23
The latest entry in NetherRealm's long-running fighting game series, Mortal Kombat 11, arrives on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch later this month. Picking up after the events of 2015's Mortal Kombat X, the game tells a time-bending story in which past and present versions of characters come face to face and must stop the machinations of Kronika, the Keeper of Time. It also boasts an impressive roster of fighters, from returning favorites like Scropion and Liu Kang to entirely new characters like the Elder God Cetrion.
- Mortal Kombat 11 Reveals Another Brand-New Character, The Kollector
- Mortal Kombat 11 Has No Loot Boxes, Neo From The Matrix Won't Be Added
- Mortal Kombat 11 For Nintendo Switch Doesn't Compromise What Matters Most
Days Gone (PS4) -- April 26
It's been a long time coming, but Sony's PS4-exclusive zombie survival game Days Gone is finally set to release on April 26. The game puts players in the role of Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter who travels around the open-world, post-apocalyptic remains of the Pacific Northwest on his motorcycle, battling zombie-like creatures known as Freakers and coming to the aid other survivors.
- New PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Goes Gold
- Days Gone Creators Talk Bringing The Zombie Apocalypse To Unexpected Territory
- Days Gone Feels Familiar, But That Isn't Such A Bad Thing
Full April Release Schedule
|Bomber Crew: Complete Edition||PS4, Switch||April 2|
|Darksiders: Warmastered Edition||Switch||April 2|
|Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission||PC, Switch||April 5|
|Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||April 9|
|Dangerous Driving||PS4, Xbox One||April 9|
|Neo Atlas 1469||Switch||April 9|
|Shovel Knight Showdown||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||April 9|
|Zanki Zero: Last Beginning||PS4, PC||April 9|
|Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain||PS4||April 11|
|Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice||Switch||April 11|
|Nintendo Labo VR Kit||Switch||April 12|
|Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics||Switch||April 18|
|Anno 1800||PC||April 16|
|Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster||Xbox One, Switch||April 16|
|World War Z||PS4, Xbox One, PC||April 16|
|Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen||Switch||April 23|
|Mortal Kombat 11||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||April 23|
|SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech||Switch||April 25|
|BoxBoy + BoxGirl||Switch||April 26|
|Days Gone||PS4||April 26|
|Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age||Xbox One, Switch||April 30|