Another month means another batch of games. Check out all the games releasing in May you need to know about.
Prey (PC, PS4, XBO) – May 5
After the troubled development and cancellation of Prey 2, Arkane Studios is poised to deliver their own take with Prey. Prey follows the exploits of Morgan Yu as he investigates an alien outbreak aboard space research facility Talos-1. Use a variety of weapons and special powers including shapeshifting into everyday objects to fight back the alien menace. Fans of Bioshock and the Dishonored series (with the latter being developed by Arkane Studios) will want to keep their eye out for this one.
Strafe (PC, MAC, PS4) – May 9
Embark on an ultra-violent homage to Doom, Quake, and other classic games with Strafe. The FPS Rougelike developed by Pixel Titans uses procedural generation to create new levels every time you die. The game’s gore literally paints the walls and floors of the game. All you need to do is watch the trailer above to get everything you need to know about this game.
Injustice 2 (PS4, XBO) – May 16
Legendary fighting game developer NetherRealm Studios returns to the Injustice franchise for Injustice 2. The sequel retains the environmental interactions, clashes, character abilities, super moves and stage transitions of the first game but adds the gear system. Characters unlock equipment and accessories with each fight to change their appearance, stats, and special move properties RPG style. New fighters include Supergirl, Poison Ivy, Brainiac, Robin, Black Canary, Swamp Thing, Scarecrow, and many more.
The Surge (PC, PS4, XBO) – May 16
Developed by Deck13 Interactive, the studio behind Lords of the Fallen, The Surge is another Dark Souls-esque action-RPG that combines brutal gameplay with a fresh Sci-Fi setting. Players are equipped with an upgradeable exoskeleton and combat revolves around targeting different body parts and using finishing moves.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) – May 19
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a reimagining of 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden which never released outside of Japan. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia mixes the classic strategy gameplay of the Fire Emblem series with dungeon crawling and RPG elements. Main characters Alm and Celica will have Amiibo figures released in a two-pack the same day the game is released.
Friday The 13th: The Game (PC, PS4, XBO) – May 26
Head back to Camp Crystal Lake to meet an old and very iconic friend. Friday the 13th: The Game originally began as Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp but then developer Gun Media received the Friday the 13th license straight from creator Sean Cunningham himself. The eight player multiplayer game places seven camp counselors against one Jason Voorhees as they try to escape or defeat him. Authenticity is retained right down to the famous kills Voorhees can perform.