It’s been quite awhile since we last did this feature, but it just felt right to get it back going with the month of May. With albeit a fairly small lineup, the month still features a quality stable of games, including some big AAA titles. As always, the following games are my most anticipated games, so it might be missing one that you are really looking forward to personally. Also, this list is in order by release date and not my level of excitement for the game. Without further adieu, this is my list of my most anticipated games that are scheduled for release during the month of May.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
The Kirby franchise is one of Nintendo’s oldest, dating back to the NES, and this time he gets his first adventure on the 3DS with Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Taking the elements of the classic series and adding in some new features, like new power-ups, will hopefully be a recipe for success when the game releases on May 2 for the Nintendo 3DS.
Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS)
Kirby isn’t the only Nintendo game releasing on May 2, as Mario Golf: World Tour hits the greens as well. Mario Golf was a pretty big Nintendo franchise years ago for systems like the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance, but has been nonexistent for awhile now for some reason. Luckily, Nintendo chose to bring the series back, so this one is definitely going to be one to watch our for when it releases this Friday, May 2, for the Nintendo 3DS.
MLB 14: The Show (PS4)
While MLB 14: The Show released for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita last month, the one everybody has been truly waiting on is the release for PlayStation 4. The series has always been a benchmark for Sony consoles and I’m sure this one will be no different. The graphics look incredible already and I can’t wait to experience them first hand when it releases on May 6 for the PlayStation 4.
God of War: Collection (PS Vita)
I have long been a fan of the God of War series, dating back to the original for PlayStation 2. As a result, of course I am awaiting another re-release of the first two games, this time on the PS Vita. I’ve played these two games more times than I can count, but to be able to play them on-the-go, or even just at home when the TV is occupied, is worth the purchase. Look for God of War: Collection for PS Vita on May 6.
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
While I haven’t played a lot of the recent iterations of the series, Wolfenstein is near and dear to my heart as it was one of the very first PC games I ever played growing up. I still remember pulling it up on a floppy disc through MS DOS and getting to play a 3D game like that for the first time. Years later, the series is quite different from its roots, but still looks like it could have a lot of potential to be good when it releases on May 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Tropico 5 (PC)
I debated leaving this game off since I am more interested in playing the game on consoles, when it releases later in the summer. However, with it first coming out for PC this month, I figured I’d include it. Tropico 5 looks to improve on the already great Tropico 5 with plenty of brand new features all around. Get ready to take control of El Presidente once again when it releases for PC on May 23.
Watch Dogs (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
After the nearly last minute delay last year and much discussion in the months since, the anticipation for this game has been brutal. With discussions about possible graphical downgrades from the initial trailers to plenty of other topics, we really won’t know until we finally get a chance to play it for ourselves on May 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
Outside of Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 has been the most anticipated Wii U title for a long time now. We have multiple new characters, like the Koopalings, this time around along with plenty of new features like driving on the walls and upside down. Looking like the best game graphically for the console, I can’t wait to get racing with Mario Kart 8 when it releases on May 30 for the Wii U.