E3 is just over a month away, and the unofficial video game announcement season is in full swing.
Whilst the majority of eyes will be trained on the upcoming June conferences, anticipating such delights as possible Fallout or Elder Scrolls reveals, there are a number of major titles shipping this month to get excited about. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be at the centre of most radars, with titles such as Project CARS and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood providing something for shooting and racing fanatics alike.
Note: All release dates are correct for UK launches.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood | Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC | May 5th
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition | Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC | May 8th
Project CARS | Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC | May 8th
Axiom Verge | PC | May 14th
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster | PlayStation 4 | May 15th
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC | May 19th
Magicka 2 | PlayStation 4, PC | May 26th
Ultra Street Fighter IV | PlayStation 4 | May 26th
Splatoon | Wii U | May 29
Games to Watch
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
A third person open-world action RPG mixing tight combat mechanics with literally hundreds of hours of gameplay. A title that melds Dragon's Dogma and Skyrim with excellent storytelling and a boldness in delivering unique experiences to each player at a level unmatched by almost any other RPG, The Witcher is arguably the most exciting launch of the first half of 2015. Expect excellence.
Axiom Verge is the perfect reminder of titles like Metroid, Castlevania, and Contra. Currently available on consoles, the title is critically acclaimed as a superbly challenging side scrolling action-adventure with bucketloads of replayability. It was all developed by one man, too - Tom Happ. If you're at all a fan of this type of game, Axiom Verge deserves your attention.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a budget release, costing £15 at retail and acting as a standalone expansion to 2014's The New Order (in much a similar fashion as Blood Dragon to Far Cry 3). A call-back to old school FPS games, it'll definitely pique the interest of those looking for a solid single player shooter experience.
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