The Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of May 2017

Another great month for gamers everywhere.

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2017 has been a phenomenal year for gamers thus far thanks to numerous noteworthy releases over the course of the last four months. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Persona 5 have already made this year memorable and we’re not even at the halfway point yet. May looks like it will continue this trend easily with games like Prey and Injustice 2. The following is a quick list of five standout titles that should definitely stay on your radar over the next several weeks.

Full Title: Prey
Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: May 5th

Prey is an upcoming first-person action-adventure game developed by the talented team over at Arkane Studios. Players take on the role of Morgan Yu as he or she explores the moon-orbiting space station Talos I shortly after aliens have invaded the facility. This title is a complete re-imaging of the original 2006 Prey by Human Head Studios and is ideal for fans of System Shock and science fiction themed movies and video games.

Full Title: Farpoint
Developer: Impulse Gear
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation VR
Release Date: May 16th

Farpoint could be described as a VR space adventure that follows a group of heroes as they try to rescue scientists who are trapped on a hostile alien planet. This game had a huge presence at E3 2016 and is one of many major titles that was made specifically for PlayStation VR. If you picked up a PSVR headset last year and you’re looking for a new experience, then Farpoint should be your next purchase.

Full Title: Injustice 2
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: May 16th

Injustice 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios. The sequel revolves around the ongoing conflict between Batman and Superman while introducing various new superheroes and villains into the overall equation. Fans of the first game will definitely enjoy the new gear customization system and enhanced roster.

Full Title: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: May 19th

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a tactical role-playing game created by Intelligent Systems. Known simply as a full-fledged remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, Echoes allows players to command two armies on opposite sides of a war within Valentia. Fire Emblem fans can expect turn-based combat and permanent death scenarios, two key components of the series.

Full Title: Rime
Developer: Tequila Works
Publisher: Grey Box and Six Foot
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: May 26th

Rime is a third-person adventure puzzle game developed by Tequila Works. The story takes place on a mysterious island where a boy is trying to escape. This title launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this month. A Nintendo Switch version is scheduled to release sometime later this year. If you’re a fan of puzzle games, then Rime might be worth checking out.

This concludes my list of the top 5 most anticipated games for the month of May. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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