Every Video Game Release Date for May 2020

April 23, 2020

May is often one of the busier months in the gaming calendar as developers and publishers seek to get their games out after the slow period following the winter holidays. April has already seen big releases such as Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing, but May also has a few big hitters in the pipeline.

Obviously, things are a bit strange at the moment with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every part of normal life. However, few games have seemingly been affected by delays so far, meaning that gamers should be able to get their hands on some great titles in the coming weeks to keep them occupied. Here is every video game release date for May 2020.

Arcade Spirits

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Arcade Spirits is a romantic visual novel set in an alternate timeline. The main difference is that the video game crash of 1983 never happened, meaning that arcades are still as popular as they were. You work in one such facility and must try and find love. 

John Wick Hex

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Platforms: PlayStation 4

John Wick Hex was first launched for PC in 2019 but is now coming to consoles for the first time. It is a strategy game set in the world of John Wick. Players have to carefully plan out their actions as they are limited to the amount of time they have.

Someday You’ll Return

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Platforms: PC

Someday You’ll Return is a psychological horror game that takes inspiration from a number of games. These include the likes of Outlast, Silent Hill, and Resident Evil. The plot involves a woman looking for her lost daughter with just GPS coordinates to guide her. 

Trackmania

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Platforms: PC

This is a new version of the classic racing series that has been around for almost two decades. Technically, this edition is a remake of the acclaimed Trackmania Nations. It has been reworked with new graphics and gameplay features for a modern audience. 

Fledgling Heroes

Release Date: May 7, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

As you might have guessed, Fledgling Heroes is a game that puts the player in control of a young bird. It’s an adventure experience that involves moving past obstacles and racing around levels. There is also the ability to create and share user levels online with other players.

Wavey The Rocket

Release Date: May 7, 2020

Platforms: PC

In Wavey The Rocket, players take on the role of a small rocket that is trying to save the moon. An evil corporation removing the fizz from soda is the enemy, with gameplay resembling a side-scroller. However, you control the rocket using frequency waves that appear on screen.

SuperMash

Release Date: May 8, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

SuperMash is a game that combines multiple genres together to create unique experiences. Players simply pick between a selection of six classic gaming genres and then SuperMash mixes them together. There are also extensive customization options so that every playthrough is different.

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is a video game that was originally released way back in 1999. The pod-racing simulator has been remastered for modern consoles. It features split-screen multiplayer and upgraded graphics. Developer Aspyr has previously worked on other Star Wars remasters and the game will cost $15.

Best Friend Forever

Release Date: May 14, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Best Friend Forever is a strange combination that sees players adopting a dog while trying to find love. In that sense, it is part pet simulator and part dating game. Players can train their furry friends and even go through a special pet academy before going on dates with other singles.

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2

Release Date: May 14, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 has already been out for a while, having released in March for most platforms. However, the fast-paced motorcycle racing game is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch in May. The game sees players racing through the tight and twist environment of the Island of Man in the famous motor event.

Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1

Release Date: May 15, 2020

Platforms: PC

Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 is a first-person adventure game that sees users involved in a  series of events in the Yam Street neighborhood. Throughout a series of self-contained stories, players can explore the area and interact with a wide number of interesting characters and items. 

Those Who Remain

Release Date: May 15, 2020

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

The main draw of Those Who Remain is a terrifying and mysterious psychological horror story that drives the plot. Set in a small town called Dormont, the first-person thriller tasks players with surviving a night in the Golden Oak Motel as a series of chilling events that will test the protagonist’s sanity.

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus

Release Date: May 19, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is yet another game that is getting a Nintendo Switch port years after its initial launch. The game puts players in charge of a technologically advanced military force as they battle in gameplay very similar to the XCOM series. 

The Wonderful 101: Remastered

Release Date: May 19, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4

The Wonderful 101 originally launched on the Wii U back in 2013. It is now being remastered and released on modern hardware, giving it a much wider audience. In the game, players take control of a group of tiny heroes that can turn into a variety of items and figures, as they fight across different stages in hack-and-slash combat.

Chuhou Joutai

Release Date: May 22, 2020

Platforms: PC

Chuhou Joutai is a danmaku game, a type of top-down bullet hell game that is popular in Japan. This title has been designed specifically with newcomers in mind, using a health-based system rather than the more traditional single hit kills to try and teach beginners the basics of the genre. 

Maneater

Release Date: May 22, 2020

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Maneater is a distinctive game that puts players in charge of man-eating sharks as they attack swimmers in the sea up and down the coast. Starting from a tiny fish, you slowly grow and build skills to become the exact shark of your dreams in this open-world RPG.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered

Release Date: May 22, 2020

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

This series initially started as a competitor to Grand Theft Auto but quickly found its own unique sense of humor and satire. Various games in the franchise have previously been remastered but Saints Row: The Third Remastered improves on what is widely considered the best entry in the series. 

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris

Release Date: May 22, 2020

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Based on the Sword Art Online anime, this RPG features the character Kirito teaming up with Eugeo to fulfill a prophecy between them as they adventure together. The gameplay focuses on fast-paced and action orientated real-time battles.

Ninjala

Release Date: May 27, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Modernizing the combat of ninjas to the current age, Ninjala combines parkour and lightning-fast combat with the ability to craft weapons using bubble gum. Players battle opponents in open stages as they quickly move around the environment to avoid attacks and gain the advantage.

BioShock: The Collection

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

May is a busy month for the Nintendo Switch, with the console getting a number of high-profile ports. One of these is BioShock: The Collection, which bundles the three BioShock games together with their respective DLCs. Each of the titles has also seen significant improvements to the graphics and performance to take advantage of modern hardware.

Borderlands Legendary Collection

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Borderlands Legendary Collection is a remastered collection of the first three Borderlands games. He includes the Game of the Year edition of Borderlands along with Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, bringing the games to the Nintendo Switch for the first time.

XCOM 2 Collection

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

XCOM 2 Collection is another port that is finally releasing on Nintendo Switch. Included in the turn-based strategy bundle is the original game alongside the War of the Chosen expansion and a number of additional DLC packs. 

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

This version of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition brings the game to Nintendo Switch. The remastered edition includes improved performance and presentation, with reworked musical tracks and an entirely new story chapter.

Which game release are you most looking forward to in May? Tell us in the comments below!

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