May 2016 Releases
Battleborn is an online multiplayer arena shooter that relies heavily on MOBA gameplay. For those unfamiliar with the MOBA genre, it’s strategic in it’s gameplay that requires team work instead of a one man army controlling the board. There’s 25 characters to launch, each with differing abilities.
Superhot features unique gameplay in that time is almost at a halt until you start moving. Using this ability, you can perform really cool looking combos using guns, swords, bats and other weapons.
Shadow Complex Remastered is an action game in the style of a Metroidvania featuring bosses, exploration and lots of shooting. The original was considered for serveral Game of the Year awards in 2009 during it’s original release on Xbox 360.
The Park is a horror game centered around an abandoned amusement park and looking for your lost son. The Park has been on Steam since last year and has received an overall positive rating with 1,464 reviews as of this writing.
Ray Gigant is a dungeon crawling JRPG that focuses on narrative instead of random boss encounters. The combat is turn-based and is similar to the gameplay style of Bravely Default on the Nintendo 3DS.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the long-awaited quadrilogy (if you don’t include the Vita game) to Naughty Dog’s series. Nathan Drake is out of retirement to find a fabled treasure with his brother Sam. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s the most Indiana Jones adventure you’re going to get out of a video game.
DOOM is the father of the first-person shooter and it’s seed is back. Instead of returning to the slower pace of DOOM 3, DOOM is returning to some of it’s original roots with ridiculous physics, shooting mechanics, and movement speed. It also features a return to arena shooter multiplayer similar to Quake and Unreal Tournament.
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is coming to PlayStation 4 after a successful re-release by Sega on PC. The setting is a fictional World War 2 based in fictional Europe called Europa. This is one of the fastest playing turn-based tactical games you’ll play.
Remember that game that flopped hard last gen? Well, someone thought making a new Homefront would be a good idea. The basis of the story and gameplay wasn’t the problem with the original; it was the incredibly short campaign that did it in. Let’s hope this sequel lets you at least dig your toes in the sand before ending.
Platforms: PlayStation 4 | Genre: Platform Action-Adventure
Release Date: May 17, 2016
With little details to this remake of an old classic, we can tell it’s a very blood action game with good looking combat. Everything else will be revealed in the following weeks.
Blizzard is known of WarCraft, StarCraft, Diablo and The Lost Vikings. They’re not known for competitive shooters. Overwatch is a cooperative multiplayer shooter in the gameplay style of Team Fortress 2 but using MOBA-like characters. All of the planned DLC is free and included with purchase.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is the PlatinumGames take on the 80s/90s comic style of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Shredder and the Foot Clan are back in New York City causing mayhem for the Turtles in an all out war. The gameplay is similar to any PlatinumGames (fast combo counting action) and does include coop. Cowabunga!
Total War is a series known for high-quality tactical strategy. Warhammer is known as the inspiration behind WarCraft. Combining the lore of Warhammer with Total War just makes a lot of sense. Expect long winded battles, thinking, and a pile of dead bodies on the playing field.
One Piece isn’t your typical fighting game like Street Fighter. It’s more of an arena fighting game. You still pull off combos, finishing moves, and string moves together, but you’re not defined to just facing a character. If you’ve played Power Stone on the Dreamcast/PSP in it’s day, you’ll have a bit of an understanding for how the movement and maps work. If not, then just imagine a giant arena with several ways to attack an opponent.
Kathy Rain | PC | Release: May 5 | Genre: Adventure
Stellaris | PC | Release: May 9 | Genre: Strategy / 4X
Goliath| PC | Release: May 12 | Genre: Role-Playing
Disney Art Academy | 3DS | Release: May 13 | Genre: Art
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary | PC | Release: May 18 | Genre: Puzzle
Daydreamer | PS4 | Release: May 31 | Genre: Side-Scroller
Dead Island: Definitive Edition | PS4, XBO| Release: May 31 | Genre: FPS
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