May 5, 2014
May’s Gaming Lineup
This month will see quite a few big retail releases, as well as a lot of digital ports and re-releases. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect in May.
Indie title Sir, You Are Being Huntedwas released for Mac, Windows and Linux on May 1st. In this title you play a nameless survivor on a procedurally generated archipelago looking for special gems while scavenging for supplies and weapons and hiding from the robots that are constantly patrolling the world to find you. Think Slender meets Day Z and you’ve got a pretty good idea of how it works.
Mario Golf: World Tour hit shelves May 2nd for 3DS.
Peggle 2 will see a re-release for Xbox 360 on May 7th.
Sports giant MLB 14: The Show will be re-released for PS4 on May 6th.
New IP Bound By Flame will be released for Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, and Windows on May 9th. In this RPG, you play a hero plagued by a demonic influence. Throughout the game, enemies will become tougher and more fearsome, and the player must make the choice to either give up part of the Hero’s soul to gain evil powers or overcome the enemies in order to develop heroic traits and abilities.
Borderlands 2 will be re-released on PS Vita on May 9th.
Behemoth Studios’s BattleBlock Theater will be re-released on Windows and Linux May 14th.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released May 20th for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and Windows. The historical sci-fi shooter is the latest work by Id Software and will feature a beta for Doom 4 for those who pre-order Wolfenstein.
Also on May 20th, Transistorwill be released on the PSN for PS4. This game was one of the indie titles previewed at E3 during Sony’s PS4 reveal press conference and features both real-time and turn-by-turn style gameplay.
Tropico 5 will hit Windows on May 23rd. This installment of the hit real-time city sim will feature four-player multiplayer, as well as three different eras in which you can build your own island civilization.
After much delay, on May 27th we’ll finally see Watch Dogs on shelves for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and Windows. This open-world third-person shooter will feature GTA-style gameplay, along with a unique hacking mechanic where the main character has access to everything in Chicago. All traffic and railway systems, surveillance cameras, and even people’s personal profiles can be accessed and tampered with. Will it finally fulfill the hype that Ubisoft has built up for it? Or will the huge delay hurt the reception of the title?
Last on our list for May is Mario Kart 8. Mario Kart 8 will feature the different vehicle types from Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7, such as motorbikes and hang-gliders. Also new to the Nintendo Wii U title is a tournament feature where players can set up tournaments with custom rules and schedules, as well as new maps and new items. Mario Kart 8 will hit the Wii U on May 30th.
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