This month saw some great video game releases, such as God of War and the strange new DIY cardboard Switch games Nintendo Labo. Some titles from March continued to receive a lot of praise, like co-op adventure A Way Out and Far Cry 5, which released at the tail end of the month.
May is approaching quickly, and it’s bringing a pretty massive list of new releases. The Nintendo Switch is getting a couple first-party titles, Destiny 2 is seeing a major expansion, some remasters/re-releases are coming, and several anticipated games of different genres are hitting shelves next month.
Check out the highlights of May’s new video games below, followed by a comprehensive list of all games launching this coming month.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) — Aside from the Nintendo Labo kits released last month, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the Switch’s first first-party release since Kirby Star Allies. Although, it isn’t a brand new game. Tropical Freeze, a side-scrolling platformer, originally released on the Wii U in 2014 and will be Donkey Kong’s debut on the Switch console.
Destiny 2: Warmind (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — Warmind is Destiny 2‘s second major DLC expansion set in the new Landing Zone location in a different area on Mars than players have seen thus far. It also adds Escalation Protocol, a new sort of Public Event that can only be activated after you finish the campaign and involves facing off against seven waves of Hive enemies, each with various bosses. Of course, there will be plenty of new weapons and armor to peruse through as well.
State of Decay 2 (Xbox One, PC) — State of Decay 2 is Undead Labs’ open-world zombie survival game, which follows up — you guessed it — State of Decay, which released back in 2013. Unlike its predecessor, State of Decay 2 will feature the ability to play in co-op with up to four players at a time.
Detroit: Become Human (PS4) — The anticipated narrative adventure Detroit: Become Human is almost here. The game focuses on three androids: Kara, who escapes the factory she was made in to explore her newfound sentience; Connor, whose job it is to hunt down deviant androids; and Markus, who devotes himself to releasing the androids from servitude. The player is given many decisions which can alter the storyline in both small and large ways. A free demo is available now, and you can read our thoughts on it here.
Dark Souls Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) — The infamous action RPG from 2011 is back and looking better than ever. The tough-as-nails spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls is coming to every major gaming platform, including Nintendo Switch. Get ready to dive into the combat and lore again — or maybe for your first time. Bring your A-game.
Sega Genesis Classics (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — Sega is bringing players more than 50 games from the company’s iconic 16-bit console Genesis — or Mega Drive, for those outside North America. The list of titles includes Altered Beast, Phantasy Star 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage, Toejam & Earl, and so many more. While this collection is not coming to Nintendo Switch, Sega recently confirmed more than fifteen Genesis titles will be making their way to the Switch under the new Sega Ages lineup, which is under the control of Studio M2.
Those are the highlights. Check out the full list of May 2018 releases below.
Battlezone Gold Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 1
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles (Xbox One) – May 1
Super Mega Baseball 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 1
Coffee Crisis (PC) – May 2
Killing Floor: Incursion (PSVR) – May 1
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia (PC) – May 3
City of Brass (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 4
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) – May 4
Conan Exiles (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 8
Destiny 2: Warmind (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 8
Last Encounter (PC) – May 8
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (PS4) – May 8
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (PC) – May 8
Raging Justice (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – May 8
Tacoma (PS4) – May 8
AO International Tennis (PS4, Xbox One) – May 8
Subaeria (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 9
Immortal Redneck (Switch) – May 10
Laser League (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 10
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Switch) – May 11
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 11
Battle Chasers Nightwar (Switch) – May 15
Dragon’s Crown Pro (PS4) – May 15
Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4, PC) – May 15
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PC, PS4) – May 15
Omensight (PS4, PC) – May 15
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) – May 15
Far: Lone Sails (PC) – May 17
Fox N Forest (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – May 17
Worlds Adrift (PC) – May 17
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Switch) – May 18
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch) – May 18
State of Decay 2 (Xbox One, PC) – May 18
Ancestors Legacy (Xbox One, PC) – May 22
Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch) – May 22
Runner 3 (Switch, PC) – May 22
Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition (PS4, PC) – May 22
Tennis World Tour (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – May 22
Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers (3DS) – May 24
Dark Souls Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – May 25
Detroit: Become Human (PS4) – May 25
Agony (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 29
Everspace (PS4) – May 29
Legend of Kay Anniversary (Switch) – May 29
Moonlighter (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac) – May 29
Sega Mega Drive Classics (PS4, Xbox One) – May 29
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – May 29