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Video Game Release Dates Of April 2019: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Here's what's coming this month.

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

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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.

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Cuphead (Switch) -- April 18

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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.

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Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) -- April 23

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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.

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Days Gone (PS4) -- April 26

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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.

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Full April Release Schedule

GamePlatformRelease Date
Bomber Crew: Complete EditionPS4, SwitchApril 2
Darksiders: Warmastered EditionSwitchApril 2
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World MissionPC, SwitchApril 5
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney TrilogyPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchApril 9
Dangerous DrivingPS4, Xbox OneApril 9
Neo Atlas 1469SwitchApril 9
Shovel Knight ShowdownPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchApril 9
Zanki Zero: Last BeginningPS4, PCApril 9
Earth Defense Force: Iron RainPS4April 11
Hellblade: Senua's SacrificeSwitchApril 11
Nintendo Labo VR KitSwitchApril 12
Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade ClassicsSwitchApril 18
Anno 1800PCApril 16
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterXbox One, SwitchApril 16
World War ZPS4, Xbox One, PCApril 16
CupheadSwitchApril 18
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenSwitchApril 23
Mortal Kombat 11PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchApril 23
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of GilgamechSwitchApril 25
BoxBoy + BoxGirlSwitchApril 26
Days GonePS4April 26
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeXbox One, SwitchApril 30
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