May is not one of the months with more movement of the year, and in 2020 is still less due to the confinement and the delays and obstacles that is hurting the industry. Despite this, and as is often the case, there are some proposals to take into account that we can ease these difficult times that we are living. The most prominent, perhaps, is Minecraft Dungeons, a title that mixes gameplay action RPG with the popular universe of Minecraft, but we also have things as interesting as the final edition to Switch from Xenoblade Chronicles, one of the great JRPG of the Wii, several ports for the console hybrid of Nintendo of some of the most important titles of the catalog of 2K Games, the new expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online, and even a curious graphic adventure cyberpunk which seems ideal for fans of the genre. It is not everything that comes out in may, but yes some of the games that we feel are most noteworthy. What is the game that most expect this month? It let us know in the comments!
A year after its release on Xbox One and PC arrives on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Void Bastards, a mix of FPS and roguelike inspired by classics such as System Shock or BioShock. With an aesthetic cartoon fantastic and a dark sense of humor, Void Bastards became one of the indie highlights of 2019, and in a proposal that continues to be fully recommended in 2020.
- Theta Division
- Release date: may 12,
- Platforms: PC
A graphic adventure point&click with the style of the classics of the late eighties and early nineties, but with a pixel art very worked and a setting cyberpunk very attractive. If the script is up to par and the puzzles are interesting, VirtuaVerse could become one of the best options within a genre that is currently niche, but that you still have a legion of followers hungry for experiences such as those offered by the classic LucasArts and Sierra Online.
If you of less first-person shooters of the mid-nineties, Ion Fury is your game. Using Build, the engine of the old Duke Nukem 3D, the people of Voidpoint joins forces with 3D Realms to produce a title that is new – more or less, because it already came out on PC a few months ago – but that seems to be directly extracted from a time capsule buried in 1996. A FPS anachronistic, but tremendously fun and wild.
Maneater is the game “weird” of the month, a RPG in which you control a shark who must annihilate swimmers and other animals while you explore numerous underwater landscapes. The premise is original, to say the least, but we’ll see if it does not remain just a mere curiosity that relegates Maneater to that kind of games that are successful only on Twitch by the bizarre approach.
Saints Row The Third Remastered
Deep Silver retrieves the best installment of the crazy saga of Saints Row with a remastering that brings a complete facelift to a sandbox so-rumped as it is fun. It is not the best game in its genre, but yes, since then, one of the most honest, which more than satisfies its purpose: to be as fun as it is irreverent. Ideal for taking things with a little humor in dark times.
The Wonderful 101 Remastered
After passing with success the goals that were scored in a controversial crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Platinum Games will be released this month, the remastering of The Wonderful 101, one of his lesser-known works, given that up until now was an exclusive to the Wii U. Under the direction of Hideki Kamiya and the production of Atsushi Inaba, two of the developers star of the japanese company, the game mixes action and adventure in a world of superheroes, where we recruit lots of little characters to perform actions with all of them, and thus to overcome battles and puzzles.
After suffering a slight delay due to the global pandemic of coronavirus, at the end of may will finally arrive a highly anticipated game that mixes the universe of Minecraft with the formula of role-playing games and action type Diablo and some of the components of roguelike. Minecraft Dungeons left very good sensations in your last beta, and, in addition, has a section of visual appeal, so that we can be one of the surprises of the month.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor
Greymoor is the new expansion for the popular MMORPG from Bethesda. On this occasion, will take us to the west of Skyrim a thousand years before the events recounted in the game, and we will have a new system of antiquities to excavate and discover rare artifacts, as well as Kyne’s Aegis, a new trial for twelve players. In may, by the way, is published only the version for PC and Mac, but at the beginning of June to reach the corresponding for the console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online.
- GungHo / Nintendo
- Release date: may 27,
- Platforms: Switch
Ninjala, according to its official description, is a game in which you control a ninja and you have to make balloons of gum to create weapons. There are things in it that they remember enough to Splatoon, but their battles seem more fast and frenetic, with a style of its own inspired in the parkour. The game, in addition, it is quite interesting for being a collaboration between Nintendo and GungHo, one of the editors and developers more important in Asia.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
The great exclusive Nintendo for this month is the final edition of Xenoblade Chronicles, a JRPG from Monolith Soft that was released originally on the Wii and it already had a port for New 3DS. Apart from the graphical improvements necessary for the jump to high definition and the remastering of the soundtrack, the great novelty of this version of DX is a new epilogue, unpublished to date.
Ports to Switch from 2K Games
- 2K Games
- Release date: may 29,
- Platforms: Switch
Day 29 arrive also several ports for the Nintendo Switch with some of the great titles of the catalog of 2K Games. The first is Borderlands Legendary Collection, which includes Borderlands: Game of the year Edition, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and additional content for all of them, adding up to hundreds of hours of shooter looter. The second is BioShock: The Collection, a compilation with BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered and BioShock Infinite, as well as the two editions of the Pantheon Marino. Finally, we have XCOM 2 Collection, which includes the base game plus the expansion of the War of the Chosen and the downloadable content packs a resistance fighter, Sons of anarchy, Hunters, aliens, and The ultimate gift of Shen.