Easter is almost here, along with a number of quality game releases. See what’s on the horizon with Gamers Heroes’ 5 best games of April 2021. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.
5 Best Games of April 2021
SaGa Frontier Remastered
Originally released stateside back in 1998, Square Enix’s SaGa Frontier Remastered will transport players to “The Regions” as one of seven different protagonists. Along the way, players will take part in turn-based battles and make use of the Hirameki system to gain new skills and unleash combo attacks with allies.
New to this release are several cutscenes that have been added to Asellus’s scenario, the new character Fuse, an updated UI, a double speed mode, and higher resolution graphics.
SaGa Frontier Remastered will come out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on April 15, 2021.
The latest adventure from Housemarque Studios (creators of Nex Machina), Returnal throws players onto an alien planet and sticks them smack dab in the middle of a time loop. Selene is the star of the show, with her getting resurrected after every death through a roguelike system.
This title will take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s capabilities, featuring haptic feedback and 3D spatial audio. The system’s solid state drive will also be used for fast loading times and a wider variety of game elements.
Returnal will launch for the PlayStation 5 on April 30, 2021.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
NieR:Automata wowed fans when it came out in 2017, and Square Enix’s NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 brings players back to the fold as an updated prequel. This title features a kind young man that sets out to save his sister Yonah from the Black Scrawl illness. To do so, he sets out to find the “Sealed verses” with a talking tome known as the Grimoire Weiss.
Much like NieR:Automata, development of this title was led by Director Yoko Taro, Composer Keiichi Okabe, and producer Yosuke Saito.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 will come out for the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021.
New Pokémon Snap
Last seen on the Nintendo 64 in 1999, Nintendo, Bandai Namco Studios, and The Pokémon Company’s New Pokémon Snap will once again have players taking shots of their favorite creatures. This time, players will be able to explore the Lental region to help the research studies of Professor Mirror. To do so, an on-rails hovercraft known as the NEO-ONE is at your disposal, along with Illumina orb that can cause Pokémon to glow.
New Pokémon Snap will come out for the Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021.
People Can Fly and Square Enix’s Outriders has one mission: to be the most aggressive RPG-Shooter in the genre.
After creating their custom characters and choosing from four classes, players will team up with up to two other players as they use a wide variety of weaponry to take down enemies. A number of different hub areas can be explored, and a skill tree allows players to unlock and upgrade their skills.
Outriders will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC, and Google Stadia on April 1, 2021.