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We've said it multiple times but we'll go ahead and say it again: the PlayStation 4 has had a seriously good year so far. Sure, there have been one or two disappointments, but for the most part, we've been hit with a tidal wave of quality current-gen gaming. April may not have be bursting at the seams with blockbusters, but it's still packed with a wide variety of titles. Let's take a look at what next month offers, shall we?

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Drawn to Death (PS4 Exclusive)

Release date: 4th April
Publisher: Sony

Already confirmed as an April PlayStation Plus title, Drawn to Death is the latest madcap creation from veteran developer David Jaffe and his new studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency. It's a crazy looking multiplayer shooter that features scribbled characters from a highschooler's notebook, and if that description isn't enough to at least get your attention, then we don't know what to tell you.

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PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4 Exclusive)

Release date: 4th April
Publisher: Sony

The original PlayStation classic is punching and kicking its way back into lives with PaRappa the Rapper Remastered. A rhythm game with attitude, its catchy beats and comedic bars may be able to capture an entirely new audience on Sony's current-gen console. You just gotta believe, after all.

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Persona 5 (PS4, PS3 Exclusive)

Release date: 4th April
Publisher: Atlus (NA) Deep Silver (EU)

It's been a long, long time coming, but one of most anticipated Japanese role-playing games of the modern era is finally arriving on PlayStation platforms early next month. The Persona series has gone from strength to strength for years now, and this unbelievably stylish fifth entry may finally be able to give the series the broader recognition that it fully deserves. You just know that the wait will have been worth it.

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LEGO City Undercover

Release date: 4th April
Publisher: Warner Bros.

Previously a Wii U exclusive, LEGO City Undercover ducks onto PS4 next month. We may have more than enough LEGO related titles already, but by most accounts this open world adventure is well worth a look. Expect typically daft LEGO humour and buckets of charm.

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Cosmic Star Heroine

Release date: 11th April
Publisher: Zeboyd Games

A sci-fi RPG that evokes a retro feel, Cosmic Star Heroine features turn based battles, text boxes, and a pleasant art style. It may not be the most original title on this list, but fans of the genre should definitely be keeping an eye on it. Here's hoping that it lives up to the games that it so clearly takes inspiration from.

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Release date: 11th April
Publisher: Team17

Rolling the clock back to a time when 3D platformers ruled the roost, Yooka-Laylee is more Banjo-Kazooie than, well, the most recent Banjo Kazooie games. Starting life as Kickstarter project, there's many a high hope resting on this game's shoulders - now it just has to prove that the formula still works.

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Full Throttle Remastered

Release date: 18th April
Publisher: Double Fine

Another classic adventure title, Full Throttle Remastered joins Grim Fandango Remastered and Day of the Tentacle Remastered on Sony's current-gen console. Boasting new artwork and remastered audio, fans of old school comedic escapades should be roaring straight towards this one.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Release date: 18th April
Publisher: DotEmu

Sporting a downright lovely art style, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is a sidescroller in which the main character can change form. Lizard-man, Mouse-man, Lion-man... They're all here and ready to whack colourful enemies. As far as 2D adventures go, they don't get much more promising than this.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II

Release date: 25th April (NA) 28th April (EU)
Publisher: Square Enix

Arriving on Western shores almost a whole year after its Japanese debut, Dragon Quest Heroes II expands upon its already great predecessor with a vast, interconnected world for you to explore and co-op multiplayer for up to four players. Smacking cute monsters has never looked so satisfying.

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Outlast 2

Release date: 25th April
Publisher: Red Barrels

The original Outlast really hit home with fans of survival horror back in the earlier days of the PS4, so expectations are rather high for Outlast 2. The sequel sounds like it won't tamper with the winning formula too much, so expect plenty of pulse-pounding moments and horribly tense encounters with freakish creatures. We're getting shivers just thinking about it.

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What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4 Exclusive)

Release date: 25th April
Publisher: Sony

Giant Sparrow, the developer behind The Unfinished Swan, is back with another thoroughly intriguing title in the form of What Remains of Edith Finch. Although it feels like we've had our eye on this one for an age, its long awaited release next month should have us scrambling to finally find out what this first-person adventure is all about.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris

Release date: 25th April (NA) 28th April (EU)
Publisher: SEGA

Guaranteed to kill off what's left of editor Sammy's social life, Puyo Puyo Tetris is a particularly bubbly take on the classic puzzle template. Cute characters, addictive gameplay, and a ton of different modes should mean that we're onto a winner - even if we're forced to issue an office-wide ban for the sake of productivity.

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Little Nightmares

Release date: 28th April
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Little Nightmares is taking an especially creepy approach to horror. Playing as a tiny girl who must venture through a gigantic residence while avoiding its seriously disturbing inhabitants, developer Tarsier Studios' title has looked promising for months. Just please, for our sake, keep that long armed thing as far away from us as possible.

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Portal Knights

Release date: 28th April (EU)
Publisher: 505 Games

Not exactly the most original gameplay concoction, Portal Knights combines a sandbox world with crafting, co-op, and simple combat. That said, it does look like good, clean fun, and the ability to pick and choose your character's class could pave the way for some welcome RPG elements.

April is looking rather hefty, but will you be forking out for any of the games that we've listed? Vote for your most anticipated title in our poll, and then tell us what you'll be playing and why in the comments section below.

Which April release are you most looking forward to? (151 votes)

  1. Cosmic Star Heroine1%
  2. Dragon Quest Heroes II5%
  3. Drawn to Death3%
  4. Full Throttle Remastered1%
  5. LEGO City Undercover5%
  6. Little Nightmares5%
  7. Outlast 26%
  8. PaRappa the Rapper Remastered1%
  9. Persona 544%
  10. Portal Knights1%
  11. Puyo Puyo Tetris3%
  12. What Remains of Edith Finch6%
  13. Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap3%
  14. Yooka-Laylee15%
  15. Other1%

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