The year is speeding by quickly – but that just means there’s plenty of new games for us to play! May looks like it’s going to be a busy month, with all formats getting plenty of new juicy content for us to sink our teeth into.
Highlights obviously include Witcher 3 and the much-anticipated Project CARS, which is finally out on the 8th, after several delays. We can’t wait to take it for a spin! We’re also looking forward to the Wolfenstein standalone expansion, coming on 5 May, as well as PlayStation 4 getting remastered versions of Street Fighter IV and Final Fantasy X/X-2.
It’s going to be a busy month!
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Week beginning 27 April
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PS4 (1 May)
Finally, a JRPG comes to PlayStation 4! Originally released in Japan last year, Omega Quintet is getting a western release this month. We can expect the usual crazy Japanese antics in this title, including making your own music videos, and, er, “costume destruction”. We’re looking forward to giving it a try.
Week beginning 4 May
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PS4 (8 May)
Arcania originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010. It’s been given a bit of a overhaul, and is getting an exclusive PS4 release, bundled with all extra content and the Arcania: Fall of Setarrif DLC.
It’s a good opportunity to pick up if you’ve never played it before – or if you fancy revisiting – as RRP is only £24.99. A bargain for a new release! Buy now from Amazon.
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Wii U (8 May)
Lovable pink ball Kirby is back with a new adventure on Wii U. Known as Rainbow Curse outside of Europe (perhaps “curse” was too negative a word for us Brits!) Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush will no doubt include plenty of family-friendly fun, chirpy locations and colourful platforming levels.
PS4, Xbox One (8 May)
Finally! Of all the games coming out in May, Project CARS has got to be the most anticipated. We know we’ve been waiting on the edge of our seats for it! Project CARS was originally set for release last year, but has been subject to a series of delays. Developers have promised us these delays were necessary to ensure the game was as good as it can possibly be though, and all previews so far have looked nothing short of amazing, so we’re pretty stoked to give it a go.
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3DS (8 May)
Puzzles and Dragons Z and Puzzles and Dragons: Super Mario Bros edition are being bundled together in this 3DS title that’s bound to bring plenty of fun for any 3DS user. What more could you possibly need in a handheld title other than battling dragons, match-3 puzzles and Super Mario?
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Xbox One (8 May, digital only)
Ever wanted to cut zombies into little bits using just your hand? Well, now you can with Slice Zombies for Kinect for the Xbox One. Made by just two developers from Germany, Slice Zombies for Kinect hopes to be the ultimate Kinect experience with lots of unlockables and fun to be had.
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PS4, Xbox One (5 May – digital, 15 May – disc)
Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of our favourite games of last year, so we’re very much looking forward getting our teeth sunk into the new expansion. Much in the same vein as Infamous: First Light and Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell, Old Blood is a standalone DLC that can be enjoyed regardless of whether you’ve played (or own) the first. We’re expecting nothing but action-packed, nazi-shooting mayhem.
Week beginning 11 May
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Nintendo 3DS (15 May)
From the makers of the massively popular Fire Emblem games, Code Name S.T.E.A.M is a turn based strategy game that may pique the interest of many Nintendo 3DS owners. As well as being compatible with the Super Smash Bros. series of Amiibo figures, enabling you to play as characters such as Marth and Lucina, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. also features third person shooter elements a la Valkyria Chronicles.
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PS4 (15 May)
Square Enix really want to make sure that all PlayStation owners have access to Final Fantasy X and X-2 it would seem. Released for PS4 this month, we’re not quite sure if there’s anything this version offers over the PS3 and Vita versions released just last year, apart from the ability to switch between the original and remastered soundtracks. However, one thing is certain, this is an essential purchase for those that are yet to experience the sublime Final Fantasy X.
Week beginning 18 May
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PS Vita (22 May)
Disney’s toy and videogame crossover, Infinity 2.0, is finally released on the Vita this month. Whilst it’s been a long time since the game was released on various other formats, Vita owners are treated to a snazzy wireless base and a Black Suit Spider-Man figure to make the package more appetising.
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PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One (19 May)
Fancy experiencing the life of a farmer but aren’t too keen on mud and manure? Farming Simulator 15 may just be the title for you. With a whole new graphics and physics engine that enables new levels of detail and immersion, Farming Simulator 15 promises to be the most authentic experience yet!
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PS Vita (22 May)
A deviation from the usual RPG entries into the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, this release places the girls in a 3D hack and slash adventure like no other. Featuring new playable characters, a raft of customisation options and a plethora of outlandish skills, Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed aims to please fans as well as those yet unfamiliar with the series.
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PS Vita (22 May)
We don’t know where this title has come from but it has certainly planted itself on our radar; just who doesn’t like Looney Tunes!?! In a similar vein to titles such as Mario and Sonic at the Olympics, Looney Tunes: Galactic Sports has you taking part in numerous sporting events as a wide selection of your favourite Looney Tunes characters. We really hope this is good!
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Wii/Wii U (22 May)
Well, what can we say? It’s squash for the Wii and WiiU. Featuring a unique control system and multiple game modes, PSA World Tour Squash is one to watch for if you want to relive the feeling of playing squash in your living room.
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PS3, PS Vita (22 May)
It’s taken its sweet time, but Steins; Gate finally finds itself on European shores for us all to see what the hubbub is about. A science-fiction interactive visual novel, Steins; Gate sees a group of teenage scientists discovering a way to alter the past via sending text messages. With great visuals and a riveting plot, this is a critically acclaimed title that PS3 and Vita owners should keep a close eye on.
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PS4, Xbox One (19 May)
Sure to be many people’s highlight of all the games coming out in May, the visually stunning The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt promises to be a fantastic game. Playing once again as Geralt, this open world action role-playing game promises a totally revamped combat system as well as world that is 30 times larger than the previous Witcher games. With blood, sex, violence and a dynamic beard growth system, this sounds like a game that is right up our tree.
Week beginning 25 May
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Xbox 360 (29 May)
A compilation of Tekken 6, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Soul Calibur V, Fighting Edition is a no brainer for Xbox 360 owners that do not yet have any of these titles. Whilst these aren’t exactly new games coming out in May, we think Fighting Edition is worthy of including as all three of these classics are worthy of the price tag in their own right, but all together in one package it’s almost like theft.
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3DS (29 May)
Whilst Fossil Fighters: Frontier is technically the third entry in the series, it is the first to be officially released in Europe. A role playing game featuring gameplay very similar to that of a Pokemon title, players can find fossils on their adventures which they can turn into Vivosaurs. These dinosaur-like creatures can then be used to take part in exciting three on three battles either locally or online.
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PC, PS4 (27 May, digital only)
Mixing Norse mythology with action RPG elements and a healthy dose of humour, Magicka was a hit when it was released on PC in 2011. The sequel, released this month for PC and PS4, seems to offer more of the same but on a grander scale, which surely can’t be a bad thing? Fans of chaotic co-op adventures should certainly give this a try.
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PS3 (29 May)
This collection of Syberia 1 & 2 sees the critically-acclaimed adventure games finally finding a home on PlayStation 3. With fantastic art design and a gripping script, there’s no finer time to jump into these surrealistic classics before the third entry in the series is released sometime later this year.
WiiU (29 May)
This colourful third-person action shooter, available exclusively for the WiiU, sees players claiming turf by covering it with ink. Combatants must act strategically when deciding whether to actively pursue their opponents or protecting your hard earned turf, as both are equally important. Promising chaotic four-on-four online matches, Splatoon is an original title that all WiiU would be wise to keep on their radar.
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PS4 (27 May, digital only)
The PS4 gets its first taste of the world’s favourite fighting franchise this month with the digital release of Ultra Street Fighter 4. Featuring enhanced graphics, tighter controls and all the DLC, this looks set to be the best version of Street Fighter 4 yet. At least it will go some way to keep fans happy until the release of Street Fighter 5 next year.
If you think we’ve missed anything or got a date wrong, get in touch to let us know!