[UPDATE 2] New Games Releasing This Week: May 8 - 14


Update 2 [10/05/2017, 14:01] Atlus has now informed us that The Caligula Effect is now available in New Zealand.

Update [09/05/2017, 14:10]: Atlus has informed us that The Caligula Effect's European release has been pushed back to a later, unconfirmed date. We've updated the article below to reflect that, and will inform you when the game's new release date is unveiled.

Original story follows:

Don’t know what games are coming out this week? Don’t worry! We here at NZGamer.com have you covered, organising some of the biggest releases into one handy article. Remember, you'll also get VIP points for following games – so make sure to add these ones too!

For a broader look at what's coming out, check out the May 2017 Game Release Schedule. 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.

May 9th




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



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!


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Comments Comments (2)

Posted by cortez72
On Monday 8 May 2017 8:26 AM
I had a look at the Strafe trailer. Doom with Minecraft graphics. It made me want to play Doom. Their trailer sold me a different game.
Posted by RKO_NZ
On Monday 8 May 2017 8:50 AM
Slow release week, can't say I;m interested in many of the titles, but I would be if Caligua's effect was on the Switch, as I'm still looking to build my Nintendo library