While this year has so far been filled with delays and nonspecific release dates, May is shaping up to be quite an eventful month of releases. So, without further ado, let’s get into it. But first, the rules.
The game has to release on at least one major systems (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch). I do not count re-releases or remasters, but I may make an exception for remakes. One thing I do count is a game either entering or exiting Early Access, but that game can only be counted once. If a game has multiple release dates like Destiny 2 or GTA 5, then I will only count the earliest release date. The exception to that is if the game has a pre-order bonus of entering the game early, in which I will count its normal release date. Finally, it has to be a game, not a DLC. With the rules out of the way, here are my top five anticipated titles of May.
5. Almighty: Kill Your Gods
Runwild Entertainment’s Almighty: Kill Your Gods is a third-person ARPG about fighting false gods and using your spoils to rebuild your home. I played a little bit of the game during a Steam Game Festival, and while the build was quite rough and I had some issues with combat, I enjoyed the gameplay loop of grinding out generated quests and rebuilding a settlement. I hope all of the issues I had with the demo are fixed by release, and while I don’t think this will be a game for everyone, I think it will be a game for me. Almighty: Kill Your Gods will release into early access on the 5th on PC.
4. King of Seas
King of Seas is top-down pirate ship ARPG in a generated world about sailing the high seas and partaking on a pirate’s quest. The only ship games I have ever played are the few Assassin’s Creed games that have it, so I think playing a ship game but top-down and a bit more arcade-like sounds like fun. Plus, I like the idea of sailing in a generated environment, and I’m interested in seeing all of the possible ship customizations available. King of Seas will release on the 25th for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC.
3. Hood: Outlaws and Legends
Hood: Outlaws and Legends by Sumo Digital is a PvPvE third-person game about two teams of four competing against each other in a heist during Medieval times. As a fan of Hunt: Showdown, I see a lot of similarities between the two games. PvPvE, objective-based, short lobbies, and teamwork are key components to both experiences, which I think will make this game a blast. Plus, I think the setting is pretty cool, and I’m interested in seeing how each class works with each other. Hood: Outlaws and Legends will release on the 10th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC.
Biomutant is an upcoming ARPG by Experiment 101 that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with animal-like creatures. My attachment to this game is quite an interesting one, as I actually played a demo of this game back in 2017 at Gamestop Expo. It has been quite a long journey for this game, and I remember having fond memories of my experience with the demo as well as this game’s booth being the only one I visited at that expo that took an active interest in my thoughts and notes on the game. More than the game’s fun-looking combat, beautiful visuals, and interesting setting, I want to get my hands on this game just to see where it’s at now. Biomutant will release on the 25th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
1. Resident Evil Village
Capcom’s Resident Evil Village is a survival-horror FPS and a sequel to the events of Resident Evil 7 following Ethan Winters trapped in a village trying to save his wife. I’m a fan of the slower, horror-focused Resident Evil experience, and I am a big fan of Resident Evil 7, so another game along those lines is fine by me. I sadly won’t play this game anytime soon because I am likely going to start a ranking of the entire Resident Evil series in the near future, but I’m still looking forward to it nonetheless. Resident Evil Village will release on the 7th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC.
That is going to wrap things up. Thank you for reading, and tune in next month for another set of anticipated releases.