April was a solid month for game releases. As we head into May, the middle of Spring, releases seem to have picked up a bit more. Here are all the game releases for May 2019. As usual, we’ll start with the highlights, which is some of the bigger releases mixed with some personal choices.
A Plague Tale: Innocence
PC, PS4, Xbox One | Asobo Studio | 14th May, 2019 | Link
Action-adventure game that follows the story of two siblings, Amicia and Hugo, fighting to survive the Hundred Years’ War and Black Death. The gameplay mostly consists of having to deal with hordes of hungry rats.
Don’t Starve: Hamlet
PC | Klei Entertainment | 14th May, 2019 (Out of Early Access) | Link
The third expansion for Don’t Starve is leaving Early Access in May. Don’t Starve: Hamlet explores the origins of Pigmen. New features include houses, new biomes, and treasure hunting. This new expansion looks to be the biggest shake up Don’t Starve’s ever had.
PC, PS4, Xbox One | Avalanche Studios, id Software | 14th May, 2019 | Link
First-person shooter, and long awaited sequel to the 2011 original game. Players assume the role of the last ranger, Walker, who must survive a world of dangerous mutants in an open-world apocalyptic environment.
Team Sonic Racing
PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch | Sumo Digital | 21st May, 2019 | Link
First racing game based on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise since Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Unlike similar kart racing games, Team Sonic Racing will focus on co-op play, where races are won as a team through efficiency as opposed to pure speed.
Total War: Three Kingdoms
PC | Creative Assembly | 23rd May, 2019 | Link
The latest instalment in the behemoth Total War franchise, this time set in the Three kingdoms period. Players control one of twelve factions in order to defeat other factions, unify China, and become the ultimate ruler. Total War: Three Kingdoms will feature the franchise’s signature gameplay which combines turn-based strategy with real-time tactics.
Oxygen Not Included
PC | Klei Entertainment |
28th May, 2019 (Out of Early Access) Delayed to July | Link
Update: The full release of Oxygen Not Included has now been delayed to July.
A busy month for Klei Entertainment. In addition to Don’t Starve: Hamlet, Klei will also be bringing Oxygen Not Included out of Early Access in May. Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game where players manage colonists inside an asteroid.
Assetto Corsa Competizione
PC | Kunos Simulazioni | 29th May (Out of Early Access) | Link
Assetto Corsa Competizione will leave Early Access in May, after it entered the program back in September 2018. Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official Blancpain GT Series game, and will feature all official cars and circuits of the 2018 season. A 2019 season update is planned later in the year. And yes, the game has VR support.
That’s the highlights. Let’s take a look at the rest of the releases:
- Epitasis (PC)
- Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders (PC)
- Close to the Sun (PC)
- Guard Duty (PC)
- Puyo Puyo Champions (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- Shakedown: Hawaii (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PSVita)
- Astrologaster (PC, iOS)
- For the King (PC)
- Life is Strange 2 – Episode 3: Wastelands (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PC)
- Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package (Switch)
- Thea 2: The Shattering (PC)
- Darkwood (PS4)
- Redout (Switch)
- Sniper Elite V2 Remastered (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- World End Syndrome (PS4, Switch)
- Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest (PC)
- Bubsy: Paws on Fire! (PC, PS4, Switch)
- Casltevania Anniversary Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- Darkwood (Switch)
- Darkwood (Xbox One)
- Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Switch)
- Atelier Lulua: The Scoin of Arland (PC, PS4, Switch)
- Beat Saber (Vive, Rift, WMR)
- Dauntless (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Observation (PC, PS4)
- Resident Evil (Switch)
- Resident Evil 4 (Switch)
- Resident Evil Zero (Switch)
- Pathologic 2 (PC)
- S.W.I.N.E. HD Remaster (PC)
- Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (PC, PS4, Switch)
- Dollhouse (PC, PS4)
- Little Friends: Dogs & Cats (Switch)
- Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- Blood & Truth (PS4)
- Layers of Fear 2 (PC)
- Conan Unconquered (PC)
- Outer Wilds (PC, Xbox One)
- Cricket 19 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- PixArk (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
That’s all the game releases for May 2019. We’ll update throughout the month as more release dates get confirmed.
What games are you looking forward to for May 2019?