Unlike previous years, May of 2016 is filled with plenty of blockbuster releases along with some notable smaller titles. So what software products should you consider buying? You can find out our most anticipated titles coming out in May 2016 below.
10. Shadow of the Beast
Shadow of the Beast is a reimagining of the classic 1989 game of the same name. Along with modernizing the visuals, the development team at Heavy Spectrum Entertainment Labs also added some depth to the combat with the addition of combination attacks. So, if you are a fan of the original 2D side scroller, you might want to check out the upcoming remake.
Shadow of the Beast is coming out on the 17th of May for the PlayStation 4.
9. Ray Gigant
Ray Gigant comes with Experience, the developer behind Demon Gaze and Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. This impressive looking Vita dungeon crawler RPG features a combat system where you can save up your actions (similar to Bravely Default) for future turns as well as quick timed events. Enthusiasts of the Japanese role-playing genre should definitely check out the upcoming handheld game.
Ray Gigant will be released on the 3rd of May for the PlayStation Vita.
Battleborn is a first-person shooting multiplayer online battle arena game from the developer behind the Borderlands series. Each of the playable character have their own unique abilities. Fans of Borderlands can also expect to find the quirky humor in the new intellectual property. Along with the competitive multiplayer, there is also a full fledge campaign with an interconnected world and narrative.
Battleborn is releasing on May 3rd. You can purchase the PS4, Xbox One and PC MOBA with this link on Amazon.
7. One Piece: Burning Blood
One Piece: Burning Blood is a fighting game featuring characters from the popular pirate anime series. The software product features 3 vs. 3 battles where you can tag in another character during the fights. Not to mention that the unique powers, including the Devil Fruit abilities, can also be used. So, even if you are not a big fan of One Piece, the game still has plenty of other factors going for it.
One Piece: Burning Blood is releasing on the last day of the month for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and PC. You can preorder the anime fighter here.
6. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
One of the best PS3 games, Valkyria Chronicles, is being remastered on the PlayStation 4. Newcomers can expect an excellent tactical role-playing game that uses some real-time elements. Returning fans will be pleased to learn that the visuals have been enhanced with a bump up to 1080p resolution along with 60 frames per second support while all of the post-launch DLC packs from the original version are also included.
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered releases on the 17th of May for the PS4. You can purchase the remastered title via this page.
5. Homefront: The Revolution
After a rocky development, Homefront: The Revolution is shaping up to be a solid first-person shooter. The sequel features an immersive open-world environment where you can take on side quests and find crafting items to upgrade your weapons in addition to tackling the main campaign. If that wasn’t enough, the product also features a four-player online co-op mode that has its own progression and storyline.
You can preorder Homefront: The Revolution, which is coming out on the 17th of May, with this link.
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
Platinum Games, the studio behind some of the best action games ever made, is back with another licensed release in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. This time, the focus in on multiplayer (although there is a single-player mode) as gamers will be able to team up online to traverse through the open world environment and defeat enemies. Of course, each of the four iconic ninja turtles also has his own unique abilities.
Buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (which releases on May 24th for the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) here.
Another first-person shooting multiplayer online battle arena game coming out in May is Overwatch. The software product comes from Blizzard, the same company behind the iconic Diablo, StarCraft and WarCraft franchises. The new intellectual property has shown plenty of promise as it features charming characters with unique abilities along with having different classes (and thus, making teamwork very crucial).
Overwatch is launching on the 24th of May for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms. You can purchase the Origins Edition of the game here.
The last notable first-person shooter coming out in May is the long awaited Doom reboot. The campaign from this game should be action-packed thanks to the omission of health regeneration as well as an added emphasis on weapon pick-ups and maneuverability. The multiplayer is also quite robust as gamers will be able to create their own maps and game types and share their creations with others online.
Doom is coming out on the 13th of May in the North American region. You can order the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC first-person shooter with this page.
1. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
After several painful delays, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is finally coming out in May. The long wait appears to be worth it as Naughty Dog promises that the sequel will be the biggest title in the series yet with its new wide linear level design. The combat has also been refined with some new elements such as using a rope to move around and attack enemies. Along with a massive single-player campaign, the latest Uncharted also features a revamped multiplayer that focuses more on teamwork.
So, if you can only afford to buy one new release for May 2016, you should check out Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The sequel, which is releasing for the PlayStation 4 on the 10th of the month, is available for preorder with this link.Along with the aforementioned titles, the other notable releases for May 2016 include Dead Island: Definitive Collection, Disney Art Academy and MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies.