May Video Game Releases


Welcome, fellow game nerds. We are now in May and almost halfway through 2020!

So far, this year has seen some fantastic and popular releases, especially Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which I have seen everywhere during this pandemic. There are still many more highly anticipated games to come this year. Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been good news. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, multiple video game conventions and events have been canceled, rescheduled, and a few are making them virtual.

Regardless of the platform you use — Play Station 4 (PS4), Xbox One (XBO), Nintendo Switch (NS), Computer (PC), etc. — there is a game for you to enjoy playing.

I am not sure how the pandemic will affect these releases, or if it will, but here is a list of some of the video games being released this month.

May 1

Arcade Spirits (PS4, XBO, NS)

In this romantic comedy styled game, arcades never went out of style. Players are starting a new job at the Funplex, an eccentric local arcade. Players can choose the pronoun, hairstyle, hair color, and more in the design of their characters. While at work, the choices and interactions affect the arcade and the progression of the characters.

May 5

John Wick Hex (PS4)

In this timeline strategy game, players are in control of John Wick and the decisions of the character. The fighting choreography is based on the movies and will be similar, also from the film are Ian McShane and Lance Reddick reprising their roles. The villain in this game is Hex, voiced by Troy Baker. Players will have to find a way to defeat him.

Forza Street (iOS, Android)

Players can race using classic muscle cars, modern sports cars, and retro-styled. Race around the city to victory.

Someday You’ll Return (PC)

She ran away again, not for the first time either, but something is different this time. Your daughter never came home. Searching for Stela, players are her father Daniel and have to go back to the one place you never wanted to return.

Wartile: Hel’s Nightmare DLC (PC, PS4, XBO)

The King of the North of the Norse regions can only watch as a horde of Draugr Warriors pillage the villages and bring the prisoners to Hel’s Pillar. Players must defeat this threat and save the villagers.

May 7

Fledgling Heroes (NS)

Flap your wings and leave the nest for adventures. Players will meet other birds, dodge pirate lizARRRds, and various weather climates in 90+ levels of unique colorful environments.

Void Bastards (NS, PS4)

Players take charge and lead the Void Bastards out of the Sargasso Nebula. They follow your orders as the team maneuvers through ships while searching for supplies and more. Want to play for a while? There is a 12 to 15-hour campaign!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill (NS)

Picture this: the outdoors, wind in your face, the trails, and you on your bike. Players can ride their mountain bikes through forests, canyons, and more.

Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020 (iOS, Android)

Sonic and his friends are at the Olympics! Choose your character and compete in the 400m hurdle, hammer throw, trampoline, badminton, fencing, table tennis, javelin throw, and many more.

May 12

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer (PS4, NS)

Initially released in the 90s, this game has been updated and modernized for the gaming systems of today. Based on the podrace from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, players get to sit in the seat of a podracer and race in a life and death fight to the end. There will be 25 playable characters, race tracks in 8 worlds, pit droids, and more.

May 13

Super Mega Baseball 3 (PS4, NS, PC, XBO)

In this baseball simulator, players can build a franchise, play a season, or practice their skills.

May 14

Best Friend Forever (PC, NS)

Starting a new life and adopting a dog, finding love, and more in Rainbow Bay is what players will do in this game. In this unique simulation game, the dog follows you and the story players choose.

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 (NS)

Do you have what it takes to ride in one of the most dangerous motorbike races in the world? It is a 60 km-long track with unpredictable terrain. Features of the game include 17 tracks and 18 different styles of motorbikes to choose from.

May 15

Those Who Remain (PC, PS4, XBO)

You are right to be afraid of the dark. Players can survive by staying in the light and going between worlds to find answers. Will you survive?

May 18

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor (PC)

In the snowy region of Western Skyrim, an ancient vampiric army has returned. This game takes place 1000 years before The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Can you defeat the vampire hoards?

May 19

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (NS)

Players take control of The Adeptus Mechanicus, an advanced technological army, and lead your troops to safety.

Wasteland 3 (PS4, XBO, PC, Mac)

Players command Desert Rangers and the law as they try to re-establish in a post-nuclear world. Going on a quest, players will face snow, hostiles, corruption, gangs, cultists, and more. “Will you be Colorado’s savior or its worst nightmare?”

Maneater (PC, PS4, XBO)

In the sea, there are many dangerous things. In this game, players become a danger. As a shark, players must survive the harsh world to grow and evolve. The narrative of the story is voiced by Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).

Saints Row: The Third Remastered (PC, PS4, XBO)

It has been a while since the Third Street Saints went from being known on the street to becoming a brand and kings of Stilwater. Unfortunately, that angers a rival, the Syndicate. Players take the fight to Steelport. Remember, “this is your city. These are your rules.”

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris (PC, PS4, XBO)

Becoming the protagonist, Kirito players find themselves in the Underworld a strange yet familiar place. Characters featured in the game include Eugeo, Alice, Administrator, and more.

May 26

Minecraft Dungeons (PC, PS4, XBO, NS)

Players fight through dungeons either alone or with friends in a quest to save villagers and defeat the Arch-Illager.

May 27

Ninjala (NS)

As a modern-day ninja player take part in a tournament and try to take down their opponents. Weapon choice will depend on the Ninja-Gum used to blow bubbles that craft them.

May 29

BioShock: The Collection (NS)

Now on the Switch, fans can experience the worlds and stories of the BioShock series featuring BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition.

Borderlands Legendary Collection (NS)

This collection features three times the mayhem with Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and bonus content.

XCOM 2 Collection (NS)

They are featuring the four DLC packs of Resistance Warrior, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift, and the War of the Chosen. Players rise and fight to reclaim the Earth from the aliens who have invaded.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (NS)

It is time to learn the origin of Shulk as he goes up against a mechanical threat known as the Mechon. Using the mysterious blade called the Monado Shulk just may win.

Fast & Furious: Crossroads (PC, PS4, XBO)

Players ride in style and speed going after an international crime syndicate. The fame features voices from the original cast!

Which video game are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

As a Ravenclaw and introverted tattooed cat, Sarah enjoys reading, writing, and watching hockey (Go Leafs Go). You can follow Sarah on Twitter at @WyldeFandom

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