May 2017 Game Release Schedule

May 2017 Game Release Schedule
 
 

We’re still coming off one of the busiest first quarters in gaming history, but that doesn’t mean 2017 is slowing down. April saw some major blockbuster titles hitting shelves, and May is no different. Expect some big AAA games, and smaller experiences to keep you occupied as we roll deeper into autumn.

If you’re a fighting game fan, Injustice 2 is sure to entertain. Coming from Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm, it features multiple iconic heroes from the DC Comics universe – from Batman and Superman, to Captain Cold and Scarecrow. If you’re looking for something with more twists-and-turns, Arkane’s Prey tells a mind-bending sci-fi story.

For a more in-depth look at upcoming games – including some we may have missed – make sure to check our supplemental “Releasing This Week” article every Monday. For an overview of the year, check out the 2017 Game Release Schedule, which we'll periodically be updating.

Note: While this list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, it is difficult to cover everything, especially with the growing prominence of downloadable and indie games. The dates of some releases can also shift around. If you notice anything that's missing, please let us know in the comments, or by emailing news@nzgamer.com.

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May 5th

Prey (2017)

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. You’ll have to rely on the tools you find on the station – along with your wits, weapons and mind-bending abilities – to combat the growing threat and, hopefully, survive.

May 9th

Strafe

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PS4, PC

Strafe is the fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996. Featuring breathtaking photorealistic graphics and persistent gore that allows you to paint levels red with the excessive entrails of your enemies.

May 10th

Birthdays the Beginning

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PC

A garden game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. Shape the geography and alter the temperature of each world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!

May 16th

Injustice 2

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PS4, Xbox One

Build and power up the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to personalize every iconic character with unique and powerful gear. Take control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your Legend. Your Journey. Your Injustice.

The Surge

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases.

May 17th

Farpoint

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PS4

It was meant to be a routine mission. Escort two scientists to The Pilgrim – a space station studying some anomaly at the edge of the universe. You remember seeing it now. A blinding flash. Alarms. Darkness. And then… the crash. Marooned on a hostile alien world, armed with the standard issue from the escape pod, you set off towards where The Pilgrim came down. Your only hope of getting home is to locate any survivors from the station while keeping yourself alive with precision accuracy.

May 19th

Birthdays the Beginning

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PS4

A garden game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. Shape the geography and alter the temperature of each world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!

May 20th

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia

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3DS

In Valentia, battle is waged in the traditions of elder Fire Emblem games, when the rules of battle were simpler, yet the challenge formidable as ever. To stop the war and unify the continent, you'll have to balance the needs of an army of soldiers with unique stats. Play as iconic Fire Emblem character classes, such as Mage, Paladin, and Archer as you bring strategic skills to bear in the challenging grid-based battle system. When you encounter a dungeon on the world map, explore every corner in action-adventure style. You never know what secrets you may unearth.

May 23rd

Impact Winter

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PC

"In 30 days, help is coming…" A mysterious radio transmission claims that help is inbound. You are Jacob Solomon: leader of a makeshift team trying to survive the aftermath of a devastating asteroid collision. Your goal: lead your team to survival.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition

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Wii U

Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth. Hunted by a vengeful group of Angels, War must take on the forces of Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance and vindication

May 26th

Disgaea 5 Complete

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Switch

As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign-Killia. In Disgaea 5, players lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. Filled with more over-the-top action and hilarious writing than ever before, Disgaea 5's damage numbers are surely headed for the record books.

Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada

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PS4

A historically inspired action title set in Sengoku era Japan - the storied historical period also known as the Age of Samurai - SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada focuses solely on the legendary Sanada Clan. Through their fierce will to survive, they fought with utmost vigilance to ensure that the Sanada name would be withheld throughout history.

Rime

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A land of discovery stretches out before you. Explore the beautiful yet rugged world of RiME, a single-player puzzle adventure. In RiME, you play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. You see wild animals, long-forgotten ruins and a massive tower that beckons you to come closer. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower's peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.

Get Even

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Creating immersion through an unparalleled dive into 3D acoustics thanks to the support of the cutting-edge Auro-3D technology from Auro Technologies, Get Even challenges you to question your understanding of justice and reality. What is real? Your understanding of the past, is what will shape the outcome of your future. Help Black travel into the distressing and tortuous depths of his own mind, by facing the truth and answering two very simple questions: ‘Why was he there?’ and, ‘Who was the girl?

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

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Switch

Featuring a stellar line-up of characters, players will be able to choose to fight in the classic pixel-art graphics for a retro nostalgia trip or enjoy a completely new modern look brought to you on the Nintendo Switch. In addition to the standard versus mode action, you can now choose to team up with a friend to take on a CPU opponent. Players can also use the Joy-Con feature to challenge a second player anytime, anywhere. Pull off flashy super combos and show your enemy who the strongest champion is!

May 30th

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

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PS4, PC

Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you and your friends in the heard of a starship, where- as offers of the Federation- every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew. Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe.




 

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Comments Comments (10)

 
Posted by darklordfoamy
On Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 8:38 AM
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Keeping an eye on Spirit of the Sanada but not sure if I will get it on release or not yet.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 9:40 AM
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Keen for Farpoint. Need a new VR game.
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 9:48 AM
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Man I've been off for so long I missed Persona.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 10:19 AM
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Impact Winter look's like it's going to be fun, im liking indies more than Triple A's these days because triple A's lack originality, follow a formula to make money.
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 1:43 PM
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Looking forward to Deathstate on the PS4, but I think that's released in the next few days, so not in May.
 
 
 
Posted by predatorhunter
On Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 2:34 PM
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Injustice 2 and prey are the ones that most interest me.
 
 
 
Posted by Newsboy
On Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 8:05 AM
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So many I've never heard of that actually look interesting. The Surge could be a goer.
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 1:47 PM
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Still haven't decided which platform to get Birthday on!!! Holidays booked so can't wait :D
 
 
 
Posted by captain X nz
On Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 8:07 PM
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RIME!

and Farpoint and Bridge Crew, but...

RIME!
 
 
 
Posted by Stazman
On Wednesday 3 May 2017 6:46 AM
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Rime looks like it could be my next purchase. I'm a sucker for a good puzzle!