May 2015 isn’t exactly teeming with new releases, but the Warp Zoned staff is all turning towards an unlikely source for this month’s most-anticipated new game… their Wii U consoles. That’s because Nintendo will launch Splatoon, their ridiculously flashy team-based shooter, before the calendar turns over to June. But don’t worry, if you’re not interested in Nintendo’s inky experiment, there are a few other games to tide us over until the Summer.
I think this is going to be a common answer among the Warp Zoned staff this month, but the game I’m most looking forward to in May is Nintendo’s Splatoon. After playing it at PAX East in March, I can definitely see the appeal of merging Nintendo’s colorful sensibilities with a team-based shooter. If nothing else, it’s not another dire affair built with a drab palette of grays and browns.
Also out this May is Bethesda’s Wolftenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to the excellent Wolfenstein: The New Order. It’s a hefty download (almost 40GB), but the chance to return to Castle Wolfenstein so soon after The New Order was a welcome surprise.
Finally, somebody’s got to say it, so I might as well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks absolutely insane and I’m sure I’ll play it someday, but I don’t think that day is going to fall in the month of May.
I’m really sorry to say this, but there’s nothing coming out in May that I’m excited about. Well, except for Catlateral Damage, but as a Kickstarter backer, I’ve already had access to that for a while. I’m going to try to work through this ludicrous backlog and not pay attention to anything coming out until I make at least a small amount of headway.
I already have Splatoon on pre-order. As soon as I saw it, I wanted a shot. I’m not a huge fan of online multiplayer shooters like the COD or Battlefield series, and in the same way I grew bored of the FIFA series way back in the day. It just seems like a repetitive, annual release of the same game in slightly different clothes, but Splatoon looks like a big colourful barrel of fun.
I am also very curious to see if Project CARS can live up to the insane level of hype that the game has gathered over its long-delayed development.
I’m only looking at a couple of games this month. Splatoon looks interesting, but I’m not sure if I’m sold on it. I’ve kind of soured on online multiplayer, so hopefully this title will reignite that passion.
I am also looking forward to Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. I’ve never played the mobile game, but after seeing some Let’s Play videos, it looks pretty fun. Other than those two titles, May looks pretty quiet.
Continue on for a complete look at the May release schedule.
May 2015 Release Calendar
May 5, 2015
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
- Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (3DS)
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood [Retail Version] (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
May 6, 2015
- Project CARS (PC)
- High Strangeness (PC, Wii U)
May 9, 2015
May 12, 2015
- AirMech Arena (PS4, Xbox One)
- Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (3DS)
- Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (PC)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4)
- Invisible Inc (PC)
- The Last of Us: Left Behind (PS3, PS4)
- Nom Nom Galaxy (PC, PS4)
- Project CARS (PS4, Xbox One)
- Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PS4, Xbox One)
- Ultratron (PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox One)
May 14, 2015
- Axiom Verge (PC)
- Not A Hero (PC)
- Stretchmo (3DS)
May 15, 2015
- Nero (Xbox One)
- Toro (Xbox One)
May 19, 2015
- Farming Simulator 15 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- HyperDimension Neptunia ReBirth 2: Sisters Generation (PC)
- HyperDimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed (Vita)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
May 22, 2015
- NASCAR 15 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS)
- Spy Chameleon (Xbox One)
May 26, 2015
- Badland: Game of the Year Edition (PC, PS3, PS4, Vita)
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (PC)
- Magicka 2 (PC, PS4)
- Roundabout (PS4)
- Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS4)
May 27, 2015
- Catlateral Damage (PC)
- Rogue Legacy (Xbox One)
May 28, 2015
- Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (Mobile)
- Lara Croft: Relic Run (Mobile)
May 29, 2015
- ArcaniA: The Complete Tale (PS4)
- Badland: Game of the Year Edition (Xbox One)
- Bladestorm: Nightmare (PC)
- Splatoon (Wii U)