We have finally arrived at the month of May, and the games industry appears to be picking up pace after the initial slow start to the year. Despite the release of great games such as Monster Hunter Rise and Returnal, this year feels like it's missing that extra humph one would expect months into a new generation. But May brings with it a sense of optimism with a bevy of heavy hitters set to launch starting with the return of a beloved storied franchise.
Resident Evil Village (May 7)
This game is already a guarantee multi-million sales success story for Capcom largely due to the massive hype that has already been generated long before launch. And for good reason too after its stellar predecessor RE7, RE8/Village is set to crank everything up 11 when it comes to gameplay, presentation and story (and tall vampire women). A potential Game of the Year contender right off the bat in May.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends (May 10)
An good argument could be made that Online Multiplayer Games dominate modern gaming. We have even seen the rise of brand new multiplayer sub-genres and innovations such as Battle Royals. PvPvE or Player vs Player vs Environment is another new innovation in online multiplayer that is looking to shake things up. Sumo Digitals' Hood: Outlaws & Legends is banking on the hopes that it does, a PvPvE that looks to be the most fun game of bank and robbers we ever play.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (May 14)
What does Anthem and Mass Effect: Andromeda have in common? They were both made by fame development studio Bioware, and also failed to live up to expectations. Those expectations were so high in the first place because of Bioware's previous work the critically acclaim Mass Effect Trilogy. Now gamers who missed out on the good Bioware games (some are still iffy on Mass Effect 3) will get their chance to check it out when The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition launches on May 14.
rust (May 21)
Here's the template for success in modern gaming...First make PC game, then have that game debut in Steam Early Access, then have popular Twitch gamers stream your game, then after it becomes wildly popular among gamers release it on all current consoles. Got that all written down? Good, but all joking aside Rust has been one of the latest gaming sensations in the last year and has deserved its success. Now, the multiplayer-only survival video game developed by Facepunch Studios, is making its long awaited debut on home consoles this May 21.
biomutant (May 25)
Think Kung Fu Panda mixed with a little Mad Max and you Biomutant. Biomutant is an action role-playing game set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective in which the player takes control of a mammalian warrior in a world filled with mutated animals.
And there you have, May truly looks to be the kick off point to an excellent Summer of blockbuster game releases. Of course, Resident Evil Village takes the spotlight this month but don't sleep on the likes of Biomutant and Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster as well.
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