Games of May

It’s that time again! Unlike the past few months though, the month of May is looking a bit more relaxed in terms of the quantity being released, but the quality of games is quite there. With releases from the Witcher 3 and Project Cars to The Incredible Adventures of Van Hellsing 3, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker, and Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed.

The month of May is looking good.


Multiplatform Releases

Farming Simulator 15 (PS4 / PS3 / XB1 / XB360)

First on the list is Farming Simulator 15 in which players find themselves in charge of running their own farm on a much larger scale than anyone having tried the Harvest Moon series or the newer Story of Seasons.


Project Cars (PS4 / XB1 / PC)

Project Cars falls into one of two themes for releases this month. Like the following title of the Witcher 3, Project Cars has seen multiple push backs but for good reasons. Wanting to make sure that they put out the best possible product as bug free as possible it is finally releasing.

"The scope of the game is by far the grandest and most intricately-detailed that the team have ever worked on, and has been built for the future with a great deal of depth and forward-thinking technology. Combined with the teams own high standards and determination to release the title in its most complete and polished state, and the complex nature of some last-minute issues and bugs, moving the release of the title allows the final product to be one that both matches the original vision of the team and satisfies the expectations of the understanding yet eager audience."


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4 / XB1 / PC)

The Witcher 3 is a long time in coming and finds a much older Geralt of Rivia in a giant open world boasting of all of the features that make the Witcher unique. Like Project Cars, there have been a few push backs in regards to the release dates in order to launch a much better experience for everyone. The wait is now over with the launch later this month!

"In Wild Hunt, you as Geralt embark on your most epic and dangerous journey yet. Your mission - to find the child of prophecy, an ashen-haired girl, a living and highly volatile weapon everyone wants to control. The stakes have never been higher: the Elder Blood flowing in the child’s veins can bring about a final end. The fate of worlds lies with you.

Geralt’s mission will require him to make hard choices. Witchers strive to remain neutral, but often find themselves deciding the fate of others. And rarely are these simple choices between good and evil. In this morally gray world, the choices they make can tip the scales of life and death. Wild Hunt features multiple endings that result from choices you make throughout the game. With three extensive epilogues and multiple world end-states in each, the game delivers unmatched replayability."


Nintendo Wii U

Splatoon

"Splatter enemies and claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings in Nintendo's new third-person action shooter game for the Wii U console. Challenge your friends in chaotic four-on-four matches, in which the goal is to get your ink on as many places as possible and claim your turf, all while strategically submerging yourself in your team's colors and blasting your enemies."

See more of Splatoon on Nintendo's Website

Nintendo 3DS

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven 

I'll be honest that as much as I am looking forward to this game there is no website to speak of and even XSEED's website currently has nothing upon it. The above link it going to their Tumblr page with lots to read, and here's the description as taken from Wikipedia.

"The game is a simulation role-playing video game. The game's battle system is similar to the battle system found in Valkyria Chronicles. It features turn-based battles, with character order based on individual speed. The parties are assembled within a deck and controls in battle have been compared to those of an action game. The special attacks of the characters are unlocked based on their trust in Lux, the game's protagonist, and by defeating enemies more special moves can be used."
- Wikipedia



Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

It is finally here! This is the second game on this list that has been a long time in coming. Originally released on the Nintendo DS under SMT: Devil Survivor 2, Record Breaker follows the same treatment as Overlocked with plenty of enhancements that use the added power that the 3DS has over its predecessor.


PC

The Incredible Adventures of Van Hellsing 3

It is finally here! Breanna and I are big fans of the series and have played each release together from start to finish more than once. I'm more than excited for this. I'm also curious to see what aspects of Death Trap are going to be included into the Tower Defense portions that were always more than fun to go up against.

"In Van Helsing III, the civil war is over in Borgovia, but the future looks grim. The city of weird science is in ruins, squabbling factions and criminals fight for power and a strange cult prophesizes the coming of 'The end of times.' And they might be just right: A wave of uncanny events shakes the land, and it’s all connected to a mysterious creature, a former ally turned into a fearful arch-villain. Which means that Van Helsing will do what he does best: He wields weapons, prepares his deadly tricks, and hunts down the most dangerous monster who has ever lived… and this time it’s personal. He’s prepared to do anything to achieve his goal, even to face the darkest secret about the birth of the modern Borgovia."

Sony PlayStation 4

Final Fantasy X/X-2 

Square loves HD remakes, and we love Final Fantasy. Maybe that's why they keep re-re porting specific titles such as Final Fantasy IV's.... I lost count by now . Being the second Final Fantasy on the list, we are brought back once again to the world of Spira in even greater detail than we saw last year with the PS3 and PSVita versions of this epic tale. Boasting of even greater textures and an enhanced soundtrack, follow Tidus and Yuna once again on their shared and seperate adventures of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.

Sony PlayStation Vita

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed

Last and absolutely not least is the newest game in which the most amazing of the Goddesses makes an appearance. Enter Lady Vert! (Sorry Nick but Robert and I outvote you). The girls are back once again in a Hack and Slash title that will find them working in pairs both with existing friends (or rivals) and newcomers alike.

Any month with a Hyperdimension title is a good month!





Pierre-Yves
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