With E3 2014 now only a month away, May is already shaping up to be another strong month for video game releases. While Watch_Dogs and Mario Kart 8 will no doubt be the biggest titles out this month, Transistor and Wolfenstein: The New Order are also destined to be both memorable and exciting in their own unique ways. Below is a short list of 12 great games to keep your eyes on as the weeks go by.
Full Title: Mario Golf: World Tour
Developers: Camelot Software Planning
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: May 2nd (North America and Europe)
Mario Golf: World Tour is the 6th entry in the popular Mario Golf series of video games. This title features several playable Mario franchise characters and numerous online multiplayer golf tournaments. If you’re looking for a fun golf game to play with your friends, then this game was made just for you.
Full Title: Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Developers: HAL Laboratory
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: May 2nd (North America) May 16th (Europe)
Kirby: Triple Double is an engaging platformer that is displayed in a 2.5D perspective. The game makes full use of the same engine as Kirby’s Return to Dream Land and allows players to move between both the foreground and background in every stage. If you’re a diehard fan of Kirby, then you may want to check this out on May 2nd.
Full Title: MLB 14: The Show
Developers: SCE San Diego Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: May 6th (North America and Europe)
MLB 14: The Show is finally coming to the PlayStation 4 early next week. While I already mentioned this game on my April releases list, the fact of the matter is that the PS4 version has a few noticeable changes that makes it standout from the PS3 build. I would encourage you all to check out the video embedded above to see exactly what I mean.
Full Title: Bound By Flame
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3
Release Date: May 9th (North America and Europe)
Bound By Flame is currently being touted as one of the first major action RPGs to release on next-gen consoles. The game is expected to deal with the central themes of conflict and war throughout. If you’re a fan of action rpgs, then you may want to do yourself a favor and pick this up on May 9th.
Full Title: Soul Sacrifice Delta
Developers: Marvelous AQL, and SCE Japan Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
Release Date: May 13th (North America and Europe)
Soul Sacrifice Delta is the full fledged sequel to the original Soul Sacrifice. This sequel includes new bosses, a new faction, co-op attacks, and more. If you enjoyed the first game in the series, then you’ll absolutely love what this one has to offer too.
Full Title: Drakengard 3
Developers: Access Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Release Date: May 20th (North America) May 21st (Europe)
Drakengard 3 is a prequel to the original Drakengard. This action RPG wowed Japanese critics when it launched late last December. Now that it’s officially headed west, we will finally get to see if the game is truly worth all of the praise that it’s getting.
Full Title: The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 3 : In Harm’s Way
Developers: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platforms: PC, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, PlayStation Vita, and Ouya
Release Date: May 2014 (North America and Europe)
The third episode in Telltale’s critically acclaimed Walking Dead series is almost here. After all of the events that transpired in A House Divided, In Harm’s Way is sure the raise the bar even higher. If you’re a fan of the series, then picking this up on day one is an absolute no-brainer.
Full Title: Transistor
Developers: Supergiant Games
Publisher: Supergiant Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, and PC
Release Date: May 20th (North America and Europe)
Transistor is a beautifully designed science fiction action RPG created by Supergiant Games. The player takes on the role of a young female singer named Red who acquires a mysterious intelligent sword and must protect it from getting into the wrong hands. I played this game during PAX East and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. If you’re a fan of Bastion, then you might want to check this out too.
Full Title: Wolfenstein: The New Order
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
Release Date: May 20th ( North America and Europe)
Wolfenstein: The New Order is the 9th installment in the Wolfenstein series and easily the best FPS title out this month. I wrote an extensive hands-on preview of the game after having played through the first three levels in their entirety. Simply put, this is one game that I would highly recommend if you love shooters.
Full Title: Tropico 5
Developers: Haemimont Games
Publisher: Kalypso Media
Release Date: May 23rd (North America and Europe)
Tropico 5 is a construction and management simulation fixated on city building. This particular title in the series adds both cooperative and competitive multiplayer to keep things fresh and engaging. If you love games like Sim City, then you may want to keep this game on your radar.
Full Title: Watch_Dogs
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360
Release Date: May 27th (North America and Europe)
After a widely publicized delay last October, Watch_Dogs is finally hitting retailers everyone later this month. As Aiden Pierce, players will be able to hack into the Chicago underworld scene and systematically take down the criminals responsible for disrupting his life. This will easily be one of the most talked about games out this month. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on this one.
Full Title: Mario Kart 8
Developers: Nintendo EAD Group No. 1
Platforms: Wii U
Release Date: May 30th (North America and Europe)
Mario Kart 8 is the highly anticipated next entry in the popular Mario Kart racing series. Wii U owners have been patiently waiting for both this game and Super Smash Bros. Now that the game is only a few weeks away, Wii U owners can rest easy knowing that they will finally be able to make use of their console again.
This concludes my list of the best games worth picking up this month. Please note that some of these release dates are subject to change at any given time. Do any of you plan on purchasing any of the titles listed above? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.