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Evergate, Resident Evil and more: May Game Releases

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Image courtesy of: Stone Lantern Games LLC

Evergate: 5th May 2021

Embrace new fresh take on what the afterlife is like as you control and help a lost soul reincarnate on earth as you go through the stunning handcrafted world. This 2d puzzle platformer, with shooter and adventure mechanics put in there for good measure, comes packaged with 85 well designed unique levels that look to have a healthy balance of style and difficulty.

A key selling point is the score set up and recorded by a live orchestra allowing for hours and hours of playtime to fly past you. Developed and published by Stone lantern games for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S and Xbox One, allowing for pretty much anyone to access this new creative addition to the 2D puzzle genre.

Resident Evil Village: 7th May 2021

Directed by Marimo Sato and published by Capcom, this new survival horror game will be the 10th mainline resident evil game acting as a sequel to resident evil 7: biohazard. You play as the beloved Ethan Winters, who has just been kidnapped by Chris Redfield and mysteriously ended up in a tiny, European village (hence the name) and it is your job to survive and understand why you are there.

The European setting takes the game series to a fresh new environment that will allow for a more vast, interesting area to enjoy than any other previous title. This seems to be intentional as this game’s main selling point is the new multiplayer mode allowing you and up to 3 other friends to join into the mysterious resident evil universe together for the first time. Though this game series has been plagued by many bad spin offs, when they take the time to make a mainline entry, it is always amazing and this seems to be no exception.

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Imagery courtesy of: CAPCOM

Imagery courtesy of: CAPCOM

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Subnautica Below Zero: 14th May 2021

Though being released as early access on steam and the epic games store on January 19th 2019, Subnautica below zero (the sequel to the vey popular Subnautica) looks to finally fully release this year on  the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch.

This first person survival adventure game seems to be taking the series to new depths as though not many plot details are known, you play a researcher observing and exploring a neighbouring alien facility on the planet 4546B, the longer you play the more you uncover about this strange world and the creatures that inhabit it.

Gameplay wise you can collect resources, construct tools, build bases and submersibles, and can interact with the planet’s wildlife, heavily borrowing from its predecessors mechanics. Its 3 difficulty modes as well as its creative mode allows for a range of different play styles for a lot of different people allowing for a varied in depth gaming experience (see what I did there).

Mass Effect Legendary Edition: 14th May 2021

Though the mass effect series started out nearly 14 years ago, it is still a worldwide juggernaut of gaming becoming one of the most well recognised and lucrative trilogies in gaming and it is Electronic arts (EA) job to remaster all three games for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This long arduous journey culminated in the Mass effect legendary edition, allowing 4th generation consoles to experience this revolutionary series while also including all previous DLC excluding one, the pinnacle station DLC. This makes the game an absolute steal as you’re actually getting three games along with all their DLC with a fancy new remodelling.

Image courtesy of: BioWare

Image courtesy of: BioWare

Deathloop: 21st May 2021

Developed by Arkane studios and being published by Bethesda Deathloop is surprisingly under a one year long exclusivity period with it only being allowed on the Playstation 5 for the duration of the year and to be honest, Sony had a massive win here. You play as an assassin named Colt as you wake up on a mysterious beach in Blackreef where you find a massive party going on.

However all is not as it seems, as you play you unravel that the party is stuck in a time loop, resetting every day, and it’s your job to assassinate 8 target before midnight and if you die the party resets from the beginning, it is a sort of mix between groundhog day and hitman.

Take your time to study the world and learn the patterns and routines of the people stuck doing the same thing, this information will be vital in tracking people down and not getting caught. With a wonderful art style and unique story and gameplay structure, anyone with a Playstation 5 would regret not picking it up.

Image courtesy of: Bethesda

Image courtesy of: Bethesda