2022 is an exciting year for gamers, despite the number of major delays and the lack of announcements regarding highly anticipated titles like God of War Ragnarök. Despite the cancellation of E3 2022 and other industry uncertainties, the next two months are sure to be filled with updates, announcements, and surprises as publishers set expectations for the summer. , the holiday season and beyond.
Major releases like Ring of Elden and indie games like Sifu and Tunic have kept gamers busy so far, and while May is a much quieter month when it comes to game releases, it does offer a diverse range of titles to appeal to different types of gamers. Here are six to watch out for.
Hike to Yomi
Released May 5 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S
Fans of classic samurai movies, especially those of acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa, won’t want to miss Devolver Digital’s Hike to Yomi. To like Ghost of Tsushima before that, Hike to Yomi is an action game centered around a young warrior living in feudal Japan and proud of its historical accuracy and celebration of Shinto mythology. Side-scrolling starts players off with a katana, though other weapons like bows and arrows and shurikens are unlocked as the game progresses. While the developers have previously said that the game is a relatively short game that should take players around five hours, Hike to Yomi seeks to provide a memorable experience.
Evil Dead: The Game
Released May 13 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch
After several delays, Evil Dead: The Game finally comes out this month. An asymmetrical multiplayer game in the vein of Dead in broad daylight and Friday 13, Evil Dead: The Game features both co-op and PvP modes, as well as a single-player mode (although this still requires an internet connection). At launch, the game will feature four playable Survivor classes (Leaders, Warriors, Hunters, and Supporters) and playable Demons (Warlord, Puppeteer, and Necromancer). There are also actors from the film series and TV show returning for the game, including Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams.
Vampire: The Masquerade – The Swan Song
Released May 19 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch
Like the others Vampire: The Masquerade games (and the tabletop RPG they’re based on), swan song is a narrative RPG where players must make difficult choices. The game follows three vampires from different clans (Galeb, Emem, and Leysha) as they investigate conspiracies and a shootout in Boston, each bringing their own perspective to the table. While swan song features pre-made characters rather than fully customizable characters, players still have plenty of options to shape the three protagonists through upgrades and stats, which influence how the characters can interact with the world.
Elite Sniper 5
Released May 26 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
The latest game in the long-running series of third-person tactical shooters, Elite Sniper 5 will once again put players in the shoes of WWII soldier Karl Fairburne. This time, Karl is heading to France to stop a secret Nazi project. With impressive visuals, deep weapon customization, and various traversal options that allow players to set up the perfect shot, Elite Sniper 5 seeks to deliver the franchise’s most advanced, intense and gory experience to date.
My time at Sandrock
Entering early access on PC on May 26, official release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch scheduled for 2023
With 2019 My time at Portia, Pathea Games brought a new vision of crafting and farming simulation by combining construction, resource gathering, dungeon exploration, relationship building, etc., with a colorful post-apocalyptic world . Now, after a successful Kickstarter campaign and a Steam Wishlist campaign, its sequel is entering early access. My time at Sandrock will bring back the core mechanics of the original, this time with different characters and a desert environment. While the full game won’t be released until next year, My time at Sandrock seems like a fun game for fans of life simulations like Stardew Valley and rune factory.
Pac-Man Museum +
Released May 27 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Fans of the iconic game Pac man you won’t want to miss this new compilation title. Pac-Man Museum + includes 14 of the franchise’s arcade and home console games, adding five more that weren’t included in the 2014 collection. In addition to the original games, this title adds missions and a customizable arcade mode where players explore and decorate a virtual arcade as Pac-Man.
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