Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Magnificent May: Six Games to Look Out for This Month

It's that time again where SuperPhillip Central lists the top games for the oncoming month. For May we have seven titles that spark our interests the greatest. From Resident Evil to Donkey Kong, variety is not only the spice of life but the spice of the month. Which games this month will you be buying, if any? Remember, as always, that these release dates are subject to change and are based off North American dates. Also, these games are retail only and have to have firm release dates.

Metro: Last Light (Multi)
Release Date: 5/14


First-person shooters have flooded the market, and quite frankly a lot of gamers are tired of the genre. On the other side of the coin, a lot of gamers and consumers can't get enough of them. Metro: Last Light is another FPS set in a post-apocalyptic world, but this time there's some survival-horror elements thrown in for good measure. You play as a character who is the "last light" for the world and all mankind-- someone who takes the burden of saving the human race in the darkest of times. The concept is intriguing. We'll have to wait and see how the execution is handled when Metro: Last Light releases in two weeks.

Resident Evil: Revelations (Multi)
Release Date: 5/21


The original Resident Evil: Revelations released on the Nintendo 3DS last year to little fanfare. In fact, rather than advertise that game, Capcom opted to promote Operation Raccoon City, a game that wouldn't release until a month later. Regardless, Revelations is getting another chance to shine with this HD remake. Not only is all of the content from the 3DS original present and accounted for, but new playable characters for Raid Mode, new enemies, and an ultra-challenging difficulty mode have been included as well. Get ready to experience true terror when Resident Evil: Revelations releases on May 21.

Worms Collection (PS3, 360)
Release Date: 5/21


A collection of three games for the low entry price of $29.99, Worms Collection features Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon, and Worms: Ultimate Mayhem. Europe has had this compendium of Worms action since last year. However, all three of these games have been available on PSN and XBLA for a while for North Americans anyway. Regardless, those who prefer disc-based games (such as us at SPC) will most likely find this package worth purchasing when it releases on May 21.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Release Date: 5/24


The 2010 Wii exclusive Donkey Kong Country Returns was an excellent platformer, hindered only by having to shake the controller to roll and perform various other actions. With this 3DS port by Monster Games (Excite Truck, Pilotwings Resort), rolling, ground pounds, and blowing have been mapped to buttons. Huzzah! Not only that, but the game features a selection of new levels that opens up after the initial game is completed, a mode that is more suited for casual play (it's easier), and co-op with two players (both need a 3DS and a copy of the game). Perhaps the only damning thing about this version of DKCR is that the framerate is at 30 FPS rather than the original 60 FPS.

Fuse (Multi)
Release Date: 5/28


For the longest time Insomniac Games mostly only developed games for Sony platforms. This dates back to the original PlayStation. Now the house behind the Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises are branching out with a multiplatform release in the form of Fuse. Fuse allows up to four players to participate in a cooperative story filled with plenty of action. By completing mission objectives and scoring kills, players can upgrade their character through spending Fuse points, and give their own character their personal touch through character skill trees. While Fuse screams "dudebro", we look forward to seeing how Insomniac's gamble pays off when the game release near the end of the month.

GRID 2 (Multi)
Release Date: 5/28


Racing games are a dime a dozen this generation. We've seen Need for Speed, MotorStorm, Burnout, Forza, Project Gotham Racing, etc. GRID 2 comes off a million+ selling game and adds new features to make the package all the more enticing. The all-new TrueFeel Handling system promises players will feel like they're one second away from being out of control at all times. It's that excitement that "drives" GRID 2. Besides the garage full of luxurious rides, he track selection will also have great variety-- mountain roads, city streets, and traditional racing circuits. If you have a need for speed, GRID 2 will be the game for you.

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Not that bad of a month for games, if we do say so ourselves. Which of these seven titles are ones that interest you the most? Let us know in the comments section below.

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