It’s about time for the turning of another month, and with that comes the preview of what we can expect in the world of video games. This next month has just as many – if not more – hit releases than April did. May sees many big franchises making a comeback after some stagnate time away along with a few new surprises.
Battleborn – Release Date: May 3 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
You probably know the creators of Battleborn, Gearbox, best for their Borderlands series, which is a wacky FPS RPG co-op experience like anything else you’ve ever experienced. From what we’ve seen of Battleborn, you shouldn’t expect anything less than the usual Gearbox experience, so make sure to hold onto your pants. Battleborn will feature 25 unique characters at launch, each with their own unique skill trees and weapon sets. Your character will then take on missions and game modes inspired my online battle arena based games. The concept is different for sure, but that’s just what Gearbox is all about.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Release Date: May 10 (PS4)
After waiting through delays and more delays, May will finally see the release of Uncharted 4, the end of the phenomenal Playstation series by Naughty Dog. Uncharted has been covered many times by The Gamer Daily as it’s been delayed and postponed from its original October, 2015 release until now. While Uncharted 4 has suffered a fair amount of controversy from scorned voice actors to stealing footage from Ubisoft, the release of A Thief’s End should prove to be a fitting end to the legacy of Nathan Drake. In fact the controversy may make it an even better suited end to such a notorious figure as Drake.
Doom – Release Date: May 13th (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
It’s been a long time since Doom graced the video game scene, but since Bethesda had acquired the rights to the legendary shooter there’s hope that new life is being breathed into the series. From the footage scene at E3 last year, Doom fans have been hungrily waiting this release. The old school style of shooters returns with the overall simplicity of what Doom is about now – kill demons, don’t die. At the same time, a whole new level has been added to the game with the addition of SnapMaps, which allow you to create your own levels and game play modes that you can share with your friends or the online game community. Doom has been transformed for the new age and it’s a whole new monster now.
Total War: Warhammer – Release Date: May 24 (PC)
Warhammer is a turn based strategy game with real time tactics based off of the phenomenally incredible table top experience. Unlike the predecessors of the Total War series, Warhammer will include many characters of the Warhammer series in a fantasy setting instead of a historically accurate setting. Four playable factions will be available to choose from at launch date – the Empire, the Greenskins, the Dwarfs and the Vampire Counts each with their own pros and cons and also their own defined campaign elements. City building, diplomacy and other staples of the Total War series will remain in the game play, as they are essential elements to the franchise.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan – Release Date: May 24 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC)
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen the release of a good TMNT video game but Platinum Games might have finally pulled it off. Instead of just throwing the turtles in brawl after brawl until they inevitably meet Shredder and save the day, Mutants in Manhattan puts the gang in the ever popular open world setting. The player will have more freedom to complete various tasks and side missions in order to build up enough strength to take on the challenges ahead. With the creators of Bayonetta helming the project you can be sure that the game will have nonstop action from start to finish and with a brilliant cel-shaded art style that makes each scene pop, Mutants in Manhattan is sure to be a stand out TMNT experience.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst (Xbox One, PS4, PC) Release Date: May 24
It’s been 8 years since the release of the first Mirror’s Edge game, and after that amount of time most fans give up the hope of ever seeing a sequel – with the exception of Kingdom Hearts and Half Life fans of course. That didn’t make the announcement of Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst any less accepted of course. Many changes have been made between the original Mirror’s Edge and Catalyst but thankfully they’ve all been for the betterment of the game series. Instead of linear missions, Faith will have an open world to explore along with side missions and time trials. Additionally, the developers at DICE have assured us that no loading screens will appear in the final game so be prepared for non-stop parkour action.
Along with the big names covered you can also expect to see Homefront: The Revolution (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Overwatch (Xbox One, PS4, PC) and Dead Island: Definitive Edition the (Xbox One, PS4) to be released in the next month.