Games of May 2016

The month of May is upon us and it's looking good. That alone can be prefaced with the above image in which is most likely my most looked forward to release on this list. I absolutely fell in love with this cell shaded tactical masterpiece years ago and am still saddened by the lack of the third's release outside of Japan. Making the month even better is the supposed release of the Mighty No. 9 and others like a new Neptunia release staring Blanc and Zombies as well as Uncharted and One Piece.

Without further ado and lamenting on things not to be though, onto the games!

Tuesday May 3

Battleborn (XB1)

Before GearBox FINALLY announced that Borderlands 3 will be in the works they ventured outside the scag filled badlands to make Battleborn.

"A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe's very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands. To defend it, you'll need to utilize every type of character and weapon you've ever imagined -- from cyborg hawkmen to samurai vampires to mini-gun wielding man-mountains. Slash and parry, run and gun, cast and dash, or simply obliterate foes all while building and growing your personal team of heroes. Choose your hero and fight alone or co-operatively alongside friends in story missions, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches."

Tuesday May 10

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (PS Vita)

Having been delayed from last month it's almost here and honestly it's still hard not to grin at the idea of the Goddesses in a Zombie situation.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) 

The end? Probably not. The beginning of something else? Most likely. Even if Nathan Drake hangs up his adventuring gear it most likely isn't the end of the Uncharted series as someone will most likely pick up the mantel thereafter. Either that or Drake will get bored and head out again! Either way, Uncharted 4 is finally coming out.

DOOM (PS4 / XB1 / PC)

Nick and Chris both seemed to enjoy the Open Beta and needless to say this is something to hopefully really look forward to. I should really go play Doom 3 before launch date as the last one I touched was 2...

Friday May 13

Disney Art Academy (3DS)

Something a little more for the kids or those who love art and Disney. A good excuse to crack open the 3DS and get some art done on those lazy Sunday mornings!

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4)

With the announcement of the fourth title came the reveal of the original being remastered for the PS4. Re-experience this fictional steampunked at times heart wrenching tale of survival of a small nation against an empire that would otherwise subjugate or wipe it from the map. With a unique turned based system, move your through real time as they must watch out for both shocktroopers heavy machine gun fire and enemy snipers alike.

Tuesday May 17

Homefront: The Revolution (PS4 / XB1 / PC)

I can't say that I know too much about this one so I'll let the description speak for itself:

Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world first person shooter where you must lead the Resistance movement in guerrilla warfare against a superior military force. A living, breathing, open world responds to your actions – you and your Resistance Cell can inspire a rebellion on the streets and turn Occupation into Revolution, as oppressed civilians take up the fight. But your enemy has the advantage – superior technology, firepower, heavy armour and air support. You must learn the art of guerrilla warfare  – ambush, sabotage, infiltration, deception – and fight a running battle through the war-ravaged suburbs of Philadelphia. And the single player campaign is just the start – in Co-Op you and your friends can form your own Resistance Cell and become renowned as Heroes of the Revolution. - Homefront website

Tuesday May 24

Dungeons 2 (PS4)

Also having not hit last month's release window Dungeons 2 is also supposed to release this month. With some titles making their way from the consoles or handhelds over to the PC, some others are doing the reverse. Dungeons 2 is making its way from the PC over the PS4 later this month for Evil to once again make "goodness quake in its boots".

Mirror's Edge Catalyst (PS4 / XB1)

Mirror's Edge is back with Catalyst that will once again see fast paced parkouring through urban environements of a somewhat futurisitic dystopian society. Catalyst acts as a prequel and a reboot (though there was only one title) and follows the main character's origins. If you haven't yet played the first this may be a good place to start.

Overwatch (PS4 / XB1 / PC)

Blizzard made something outside of its three franchises? It wouldn't be the first time as I'm still holding out for another The Lost Vikings title. Dreaming of things that will never be aside, Overwatch is a fast paced team-based shooter that REALLY makes me think of old school Quake and Unreal Tournament with plenty of crazy to go around!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (PS4 / PS3 / XB1 / XB360 / PC)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heroes in the half shell, Turtle Power!

Having grown up with the turtles, yes once again dating myself, seeing a new game is always met with either "oh hell what did they do now" and "damn! That could almost be as good as Turles in Time!". Mutants in Manhattan I have high hopes for as it looks like it could be one of the better turtles titles in years.

Tuesday May 31

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PS4 / XB1 / PC) 

Well if there's one thing that we've learnt it is that the dead don't stay that way no matter how many times we tell them to. Coming to the current generation are the complete versions of Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide with all of their DLC and enhances visuals.

Mighty No. 9 (PS4 / PS3 / XB1 / XB360 / WiiU / 3DS / PC)

Can it finally be here? For realz and for true? Sorry I had to. I've been looking forward to this for FAR too long as I grew up with the original Mega Man. Since they've stopped the main and even sub series I've been devestated. Well maybe that is a tad bit on the overkill side but let's be honest here. This is most likely as close to a new Mega Man title that anyone is going to get close to in a long time and as it was the creator himself behind it? I may have set my expectations very high in order to be fullfilled. Now if it can REALLY come out this time... I'll be in platforming paradise of the like I haven't had since Shovel Knight.

One Piece: Burning Blood (PS4 / XB1 / PC)

I've been looking forward to this one being a One Piece fan for a while. The fast paced action should be the spice that the month of May needs to hopefully warm up the frozen wastes of Canada. Winter still hasn't left us...

Article by Pierre-Yves
List Verifired and Finalized by Jim S.
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