Games To Watch Out For This May

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Get your wallets a-ready, because a new month is upon us. And that means a new wave of game releases.

We’re struggling to think of all the excellent games coming out in May since we’re still reeling from today’s big launches: the excellent Returnal on PS5 and New Pokémon Snap on Switch. But you’ve got about a week to enjoy them before May’s big games start dropping. We hope you’re ready.

Without further ado, here are the games to watch out for this May.

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Resident Evil Village

Release date: 7th May
Formats: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia

That’s right: Lady Dimitrescu is only a few days away. The latest addition to the Resident Evil franchise picks up with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia, enjoying a peaceful life having put the events of Resident Evil 7 behind them. It seems the world has other ideas though, and a whole new nightmare awaits them. We can’t wait.

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Hood: Outlaws and Legends

Release date: 10th May
Formats: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

This online PvPvE multiplayer game recreates the legend of Robin Hood like never before. You’ll take on opposing groups of rogues with your mission being to pull off the perfect heist – but real players aren’t your only threat. AI guards stand in your way, too. Only one team can reign victorious and grab the riches.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Release date: 14th May
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Bundling together Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is the ultimate way to play this iconic trilogy. Each of the games has been remastered and optimised up to 4K Ultra HD, and includes all previously released DLC. Needless to say, if you’ve somehow been sleeping on the Mass Effect trilogy, now’s the time to play.

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Famicom Detective Club

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Release date: 14th May
Formats: Switch

Mystery games Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind have been around in Japan for a long time – but this is the first time the games have been available in English. Both games have been modernised for Switch with fully recreated graphics and audio (though the original 8-bit soundtrack is available if you prefer). They’re available separately, but purchase them together on the eShop and you’ll save $10.

Subnautica: Below Zero

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Release date: 14th May
Formats: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Following on from the successful Subnautica, Subnautica Below Zero gives players a bigger world than ever to explore and survive in. You’ll need to gather materials, craft tools and keep yourself alive and well, but that’s just the start of it. The world you find yourself in is filled with mysteries, and your mission is to get to the bottom of them.

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Miitopia

Miitopia

Release date: 21st May
Format: Switch

Originally released on 3DS, the cutesy Miitopia has been enhanced for Nintendo Switch, allowing you to create your own Miis and take them on epic adventures. Nintendo’s own avatars, Miis, aren’t quite a thing of the past, and the re-release of Miitopia proves they’re here to stay. It’s a comedy-filled adventure that lets you create your own cast of characters. Expect plenty of fun as you explore the magical kingdom, pick up jobs, help out the townsfolk, and make friends with horses.

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Knockout City

Knockout City

Release date: 21st May
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

If you love dodgeball, you’re going to want to get involved with Knockout City when it launches on pretty much all formats on 21st May. Teaming up with others, you’ll compete to rule the city by throwing a ball at your opponents. And along the way, you’ll define your style thanks to extensive character creation options. There’s good news for EA Play members, too. If you’re subscriber, you’ll be able to access Knockout City from the day of launch.

Biomutant

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Release date: 25th May
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

It feels like forever since Biomutant was announced, but this May we finally get to play it. An open-world, post-apocalyptic kung-fu RPG, it promises a new take on third person combat thanks to its freedom of movement and agility. It’s also set to feature an extensive crafting system, along with a the ability to re-code your genetic structure to change the way you look and play. Needless to say, Biomutant has the potential to be very interesting and unique.

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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

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Release date: 25th May
Formats: PC, PS4, Switch

If you never played Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne when it released on PS2 nearly 20 years ago, now’s your chance to make amends. Modernised for PS4 and Switch, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster features enhanced visuals, additional difficulty settings and the ability to save anywhere, making it more accessible for modern audiences. It even features additional content and allows you to play with Japanese or English dialogue.

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World’s End Club

World's End Club

Release date: 28th May
Formats: Switch

Allowing you to take control of a quirky and colourful cast of characters, World’s End Club hits Switch this May after being available in early access via Apple Arcade since September last year. A puzzle action-adventure game from the minds of Kotaro Uchikoshi and Kazutaka Kodaka, responsible for the Zero Escape and Danganronpa games, World’s End Club is much lighter in tone, making it suitable for a wider audience. The physical Deluxe Edition includes a mini art book, digital soundtrack sampler, and a reversible cover.

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Song of Horror

Song of Horror consoles

Release date: 28th May
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Available on PC for some time now, this May console gamers finally get to enjoy scaring themselves silly with Song of Horror. A third-person, horror game with fixed camera angles, Song of Horror challenges you to avoid The Presence, a supernatural entity controlled by an advanced AI that adapts to your actions and decisions. With 13 different characters to take control of, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, you’ll have to do your best to unravel the story at the heart of the game. But be careful, as death is permanent.