Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Polite Society, and Night Angel Nemesis. Coming April 2023.

What’s Geeky in April 2023?

Welcome to spring!

It’s finally getting warm again, the flowers are in bloom… and the pollen is super up, so we all might as well stay inside and enjoy some of these really great geeky things that are coming out, right?

And do we have some great stuff coming or what? From a new season of Demon Slayer to the long-awaited return of Cal Kestis and new books by heavy hitters Brandon Sanderson and Peter S. Beagle, there’s a lot to get excited about.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Movies/TV Shows

April 5th

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Super Mario Bros. if finally a movie for all to enjoy!

As the evil Bowser invades the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Donkey Kong, and Princess Peach will have to join forces to save Luigi and the rest of the kingdom from an army of angry turtles and mushrooms. Get ready for some mushroom power-ups and a Mad Max-style race along Rainbow Road across the silver screen.

April 7th


Life is beyond Earth in this new science fiction, Colonials.

A colonial human from Mars crash lands on the now ravaged earth after being fired on by a Moon-based civilization known as the Exiles. Having lost his memory, a colonial named Silas must join forces with the Resistance to save the last remains of humanity on earth from extinction. Extinction at the hands of a brutal enemy who seems to know Silas very well.


An enchanting fantasy turned into a survival of a young Chupacabra.

In this Netflix movie, Alex, a teenager visiting his family in Mexico, befriends a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. Introducing Chupa, as they name him, to the family is easy and everyone loves him. But when bad men start looking for the mythical creature, it will be up to Alex and his cousins to save their new friend.

April 9th

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc

The gang returns to fight more demons in the newest Demon Slayer movie.

The Kasugai Crows are back with a new mission for Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke. From the dark streets and fancy kimonos of the Entertainment District, the group will have to face their most daunting challenge yet… explaining to a whole village of swordsmiths why Tanjiro broke his special sword—Again!

But as Tanjiro is at his most vulnerable, two upper-rank demons close in for the attack. Even with the help of new friends, how will a disarmed Tanjiro stop a foe who can split himself into multiple bodies?

April 14th


Dracula's unwilling servant is ready to fight back for his freedom.
(from left) Dracula (Nicolas Cage) and Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) in Renfield, directed by Chris McKay.

After centuries of tending to the needs of Count Dracula, daytime servant Renfield has had enough. Sure, the whole eating bugs to gain super speed and strength has its benefits, like impressing his new girlfriend, but the degrading work of capturing prey and tending to Dracula’s every need is getting old. But how does one quit the Prince of Darkness?

The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die

The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die, a continuation of the series.

This Netflix movie will finish up the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the Saxon raised by Vikings who now helps his countrymen fight back against the invaders.

Athelstan, Uhtred’s ward and friend, now sits uneasily on the throne of Wessex. But as the Vikings gather for a final invasion, Uhtred will have to take up his sword once more or see everything that he has fought so hard for burn to the ground.


Suzume must travel to different locations through portals in this new anime film.

After a chance meeting with a strange young man (who is later turned into a chair), 17-year-old Suzume must travel all over Japan as she tries to stop strange doors from opening and bringing destruction across her country.

April 19th

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always

The Power Rangers must battle Rita Repulsa again in this new series.

Having found a new body, Rita Repulsa is back and is out for revenge against the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in this Netflix series. And now she’s traveling back in time to kill the team before Zordon makes them Rangers. But as they say, “Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger.” It’s morphin’ time.

April 21st

War of the Worlds: The Attack

War of The Worlds returns with three young friends at the center of the story this time.

Three young friends witness a meteor fall to earth only to quickly realize that they are at the center of a deadly Martian invasion. Faced with an overwhelming technological advantage, the nations of the earth crumble under the laser fire of the alien machines.

Evil Dead Rise

Two sisters reunite but in a terrible world of zombies.

Two estranged sisters reunite, but their happy family reunion quickly turns bloody as one of them is infected by a flesh-possessing demon. The horror in the woods has finally come home. Grab your chainsaws for this film, only in theaters.

The Tank

A horror movie about an ancient monster being awakened.

After inheriting a coastal property from his mother that he never knew about, Ben and his family are ecstatic. But when they fill up the old water tank in the backyard, they accidentally unleash an ancient monster that tormented Ben’s ancestors—and is now coming for them.

April 27th

Sweet Tooth, season 2

Return to the saddest and most adorable apocalypse ever in Sweet Tooth season two.

Journey back out into the apocalypse in the return of the Emmy-winning Netflix series as Gus, the sweet hybrid boy, finds himself at the mercy of the First Men and the reluctant experiments of Dr. Singh. But as Aimee Eden and Tommy Jesper try to get their kids back, Gus has finally come to a conclusion: he is done running away.

April 28th

Peter Pan & Wendy

Tinker Bell from the new Disney + movie, Peter Pan and The Wendy.

Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, has lost his shadow and it is only in the home of Wendy Darling and her two brothers that he finds it again. So begins a wonderful adventure full of pirates, princesses, and one of the most famous fairies of all time. You can watch this movie on Disney+ or you can always think of a happy thought, join hands, and then it’s the second star to the right and straight on til morning.

Polite Society

A martial art movie where two friends work hard to end a wedding.

A martial artist in training, Ria Khan, is worried about her sister’s upcoming marriage. Not only is the groom smarmy, but his mother may be actually and legitimately evil. So, with the help of her friends, Ria plans to sabotage the wedding, beat up the tough-as-nails mother-in-law, and save her sister.

Video Games

April 4th

GrimGrimoire OnceMore 

Protect your fellow witches from distruction.

PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch

A young witch witnesses the destruction of her school and the massacre of her schoolmates before being thrown back in time. Can she find the culprit and stop them before it all happens again?

Meet Your Maker 

A new post apocalyptical raiding game.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

This may seem like just another run-of-the-mill first-person post-apocalyptic raiding game, but there’s a twist: each outpost is player created! Build a maze, a death trap, or a coliseum, just don’t let them steal your stuff!

Road 96: Mile 0 

A prequel to road 96.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

A prequel to 2021’s Road 96, this game features two friends from different sides of the tracks. Explore a new side of the terrifying country of Petria with Zoe and Kaito. 

April 6th

Curse of the Sea Rats

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

A pirate witch has turned four prisoners into rats! Play this hand-animated adventure solo or in a local co-op to regain your human body and capture the witch that cursed you.

April 11th

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Remake)

Hew graphics for the 2008 game, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Originally released in 2008, this title has been remade from the ground up with upgraded graphics and gameplay. Play as the world’s most rational man confronted with Lovecraftian horror!

April 13th

Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs

A dwarf DLC to Warhammer.


At long last, the magic-wielding, machine-building Chaos Dwarfs are cutting a swath across the Dark Lands of the Old World. Emperor, Mage-Priest, and High Kings beware. With an update and three all-new legendary lords, the Chaos Dwarfs are ready to set the world on fire in this DLC to Total War: Warhammer III.

April 14th

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 2

Arcade style Mega Man game is back.

PlayStation 4, Switch, PC

Everyone’s favorite member of Net Society is back in six classic action-packed adventures. Relive your favorite Mega Man moments, and make new memories, now outside of the arcade!

April 18th

God of Rock

A hybrid, rhythm fighting game.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

In a hybrid rhythm and fighting game, you play as one of twelve unique characters in a battle for musical supremacy. With story mode, training mode, and multiplayer, there’s no end to the musical fun!

Minecraft Legends

Minecraft releases a strategy game.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

A new action-strategy game with a classic feel, you must inspire allies in this game and run strategic battles to defeat the pillaging piglins and save the Overworld.

Puzzle Quest 3

Defeat enemies in this puzzle RPG.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The newest entry in the sensational puzzle-RPG series is here. Match-3 meets combat in this adventure across the fantasy land of Etheria. 

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

A League of Legends story game titled Mageseeker.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

This action RPG sees you playing Sylas, a mage recently freed from years of captivity. Using the chains that once bound you as deadly weapons, you must now work to free your beloved from the same fate.

April 20th

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

A game where you play a barista with non-human guests.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch

Described as “a coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator” on Steam, you play as a barista in a coffee shop where your customers aren’t always human. Make latte art and warm some hearts in this second installment in the series. 

April 21st

Dead Island 2 

A RPG in a post apocalyptical LA.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC

A first-person action RPG featuring a co-op mode, a gore-drenched LA (called Hell-A), and an insane amount of zombies. 

April 25th


A side scroll slasher with beautiful visuals.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The beautiful 2D, hand-drawn world of Engardin waits for you to explore. Fight fierce enemies and uncover the secrets of this luscious Metroidvania.

Strayed Lights

Strayed Lights is a combat game where you bring light to a world of demons and darkness.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

This story of self-discovery and transcendence features a small being of light making his way across a dark landscape populated by demons both inner and outer. Bring balance to yourself and the world in this beautiful combat game.

April 27th

Bramble: The Mountain King

Play through dark Nordic fairytales as a young boy.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

In this world of dark Nordic fairy tales, you play as Olle, a young boy searching the woods for his missing sister. The woods are filled with creatures both wonderful and terrible so watch your step.

Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat

Play this new rhythm game with our without VR.

PlayStation 4, Switch, PlayStation VR, PC

A rhythm game featuring VTuber Kizuna AI, you can play this game with or without a VR device.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Solve this murder mystery in a decrepit mansion.

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Described by the devs as a “Lovecraftian metroidvania,” this game has you playing a detective bound to a demon companion. Use the demon’s powers and your own smarts to solve a murder mystery in a decrepit old mansion.

April 28th

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Fight classic Monster Hunter Foes in the newest DLC.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The newest DLC for the bestselling Monster Hunter series, this installment has you going across the sea and fighting against not only the “Three Lords” but other classic Monster Hunter foes.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Five years after Fallen Order fight as a Jedi in this action-adventure game.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

This third-person action-adventure game continues the story of Cal Kestis. Picking up five years after the events of the Fallen Order, Cal’s fight against the Empire is only growing more desperate.


April 4th

  • Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens–YA, Fantasy, LGBTQ
  • A Breath of Mischief by Marcykate Connolly–Kids, Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown–Horror, SciFi
  • Engines of Chaos by R.S. Ford–Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery
  • Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken–YA, Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • When You Wish Upon a Star by Elizabeth Lim–YA, Fairy Tales, Action Adventure
  • Not of This World by Simon R. Green–Book 4 of Gideon Sable series, Dark Fantasy, Crime
  • Camp Zero by Michelle Sterling–SciFi, Dystopian
  • Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker–YA, Fantasy, LGBTQ
  • Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross–YA, Fantasy, Romance
  • One for My Enemy by Olivie Blake–Fantasy, Paranormal
  • Tower of Silence by Larry Correia–Book 4 in Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Fantasy, Magic
  • Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson–Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • The Way Home by Peter S. Beagle–world of The Last Unicorn, Fantasy, Short Stories
  • Wraithbound by Tim Akers–Epic Fantasy, Horror
  • The Insatiable Volt Sisters by Rachel Eve Moulton–Horror, Fantasy
  • Daughters of the Night by Jennifer Marie Brissett–SciFi, Afro-futurism
  • Escape Orbit by Patrick Chiles–Book 2 in Eccentric Orbits series, SciFi, Action Adventure
  • Paradise-1 by David Wellington–SciFi, Horror
  • Quest for Planet X by Tessa Gratton–A Star Wars: The High Republic novel, Space Opera, SciFi
Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson–Fantasy, Action Adventure

April 11th

  • The Basilisk Throne by Greg Keyes–Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery
  • Come See the Fair by Gavriel Savit–Kids, Fantasy, Historical
  • Creatures of the In Between by Cindy Lin–Kids, Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • He Who Breaks the Earth by Caitlin Sangster–sequel to She Who Rides the Storm, YA, Dark Fantasy
  • I Am the Walrus by Neal Shusterman–Kids, SciFi, Action Adventure
  • Master of Souls by Rena Barron–Book 4 in Kingdom of Souls series, Epic Fantasy, Romance
  • The Princess in Black and the Prince in Pink by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale–Kids, Fantasy
  • The Recall Paradox by Julian Ray Vaca–Book 2 in The Memory Index series, YA, Fantasy
  • Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee–Heroic Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • Descendant Machine by Gareth L. Powell–SciFi, Space Opera
  • Multiverses edited by Preston Grassmann–SciFi, Anthology
  • Promises Greater Than Darkness by Charlie Jane Anders–Book 3 in Unstoppables series, YA, SciFi
  • Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh–SciFi, LGBTQ

April 14th

  • The Other Lives of Miss Emily White by A.J. Elwood–Horror, Ghosts
The Other Lives Of Miss Emily White by A.J. Elwood.

April 18th

  • Snow & Poison by Melissa de la Cruz–Kids, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
  • A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson–YA, Fantasy, Magic
  • Phoenix and the Frost Palace by Aisling Fowler–Book 2 in Fireborn series, Kids, Fantasy
  • The Song of Wrath by Sarah Raughley–sequel to The Bones of Ruin, YA, SciFi
  • Twice Cursed edited by Marie O’Regan–Anthology, Dark Fantasy
  • The Warden by Daniel M. Ford–Fantasy, Crime
  • The Blood Gift by N.E. Davenport–Book 2 in The Blood Gift Duology, SciFi
  • For the First Time, Again by Sylvain Neuvel–Book 3 in Take Them To The Stars series, SciFi
  • Furious Heaven by Kate Elliott–Book 2 in The Sun Chronicles series, SciFi, Space Opera

April 25th

  • In the Lives of Puppets by T.J. Klune–SciFi, Comedy
  • Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks–a Night Angel novel, Epic Fantasy, Historical
  • That Self-Same Metal by Brittany N. Williams–Dark Fantasy, Historical, Sword & Sorcery
  • Tsalmoth by Steven Brust–Book 16 in Vlad Taltos novels, Fantasy, Swashbuckling
  • Red Team Blues by Cory Doctorow–SciFi, Mystery, Technology
  • Star Splitter by Matthew J. Kirby–YA, SciFi, Action Adventure
Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks–a Night Angel novel, Epic Fantasy, Historical

That’s April

That’s April, folks!

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