May is here which means it’s time to start breaking out the Summer games! As we prepare for Summer, Comic Con, and E3 2019, here’s a look at some of the titles we’re excited to play this month!
From the minds of Bethesda and Avalanche Studios comes Rage 2, the sequel to 2011’s Rage. In this title, you play as Walker, the last Ranger in vibrant and chaotic post-apocalyptic wasteland. And while Rage 2 is a direct sequel to the original, you do not need to have played Rage in order to comprehend the story or the world. In Rage 2, you’ll not only be traversing this dystopia with a number of weapons and vehicles but also, Nanotrites. These Nanotrites provide Walker with unique abilities, such as generating an energy shield, knocking foes back with a powerful blast, and creating vortexes that trap your enemies. Players will have the chance to create a number of different combat combos using weapons AND Nanotrites in this title! It’s up to you to stop the Authority’s oppression? Are you up for the challenge? Rage 2 will be available on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 14.
Assassins Creed III Remastered
It’s time to revisit the Revolutionary War on the Nintendo Switch with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III Remastered! Once again, join up with Desmond and his pals as they work together to stop the end of the world, as Desmond finds the clues he needs through the eyes of his Native American Assassin ancestor, Connor. Not only does this title include enhanced graphics, new character models, and more, but the game also features new gameplay elements from the more recent titles, Assassins Creed Origins and Assassins Creed Odyssey. And it doesn’t stop just there. This remaster comes with The Tyranny of King Washington DLC, as well as Assassins Creed Liberated Remastered. So ready your tomahawk, and get your American Colonial History on! Assassins Creed III Remastered will be available on the Nintendo Switch on May 21.
A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale: Innocence is bringing us a whole new reason to fear rats. The action-adventure game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive features a beautiful world filled with tragic and misery. The story takes place during the Hundreds Years’ War in France where the plague, rats and the Inquisition are major threats. You control Amicia as she navigates through the terrors while protecting her younger brother Hugo. The game features more puzzles instead of major combat as you lure knights to hoards of rats or using fire to create paths for yourself. The story and world look truly beautiful and many say the game is best played with a headset on to experience everything it has to offer. A Plague Tale: Innocence is set to release on May 14 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4
If you’re a Switch owner and a fan of survival horror games then the release of the original Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4 is possibly a dream come true.
Resident Evil, developed by Capcom and originally released in 1996 for the PlayStation, is the quintessential survival horror game. You might remember the story of Alpha Team Members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, the introduction of Raccoon City, and of course, the Umbrella Academy. In the game you will fight your way through hordes of zombies and mutated creatures as you look for the loss members of Bravo Team in an abandoned mansion. From there you start uncovering some terrifying secrets.
The prequel to Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 was released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube. This game takes players through the events that unfolded immediately before Resident Evil. Here you play as Rebecca Chambers, a member of the Bravo Team, and Billy Coen, a former marine. The story brings back characters from Resident Evil as well as provides more backstory of the Umbrella Academy.
Lastly, you will be able to play Resident Evil 4. Set 6 years after the events of Resident Evil 2, you are back in the role of fan-favorite Leon Kennedy. In this game you are a Secret Service Agent tasked with protecting the President’s daughter Ashley. Battle through hordes of Los Ganados, uncover the truth about Los Illuminados and do whatever it takes to save Ashley. Enjoy your time playing one of the best RE games out there.
You will be able to purchase Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 as part of the Resident Evil Origins Collection. Resident Evil 4 will be available as a standalone game. All three games will be available on the Nintendo Switch on May 21.
While May may appear to be a smaller release month, each of these games shines in their own way. Whether you’re looking for a brand new title, or want to revisit a remastered favorite, May has got you covered. And of course, this month is always light on video game releases as companies are gearing up for E3 and preparing their major releases for the second half of the year. What titles are YOU looking forward to playing this month? Let us know in the comments below!
Additional Contributors: Julia Roth and Renee Lopez