Incoming – May Plus

Welcome back to our feature where we aim to outline the new releases that that our readers might be interested in!

It’s another strong month for handheld devices, with the visually-striking action-RPG Soul Sacrifice kicking off things for the PlayStation Vita, out now. And the 3DS continues to get lots of love, too: charming roguelike-lite Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be here on the 17th of May, an enhanced port arrives in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the 24th, and the wacky Dempa Men 2: Beyond the Waves hits at the end of the month.

If role-playing games and platformers aren’t your thing, there’s a number of first and third-person shooters to look out for as well. The most notable is probably Metro: Last Light, triumphantly due to arrive on the 17th of May, despite the collapse of former publisher THQ. Later in the month you can also expect Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, a stylish-looking return to the roots of the Juarez franchise. Finally, the survival-horror devotees among us (high-five!) have the HD-update of Resident Evil: Revelations to look forward to, available on the 24th of May.

For fans who were swept up by the recent re-release of Persona 4: Golden on the PlayStation Vita – and for fighting-game fanatics who’ve been patiently waiting since last year – Persona 4 Arena finally arrives here on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week. Dan even has his arcade stick ready!

Speaking of Atlus’ Persona Team, their own dating-sim/puzzle hybrid Catherine is now available for free if you have a European PS+ subscription. This joins other titles like Hitman Absolution and Sine Mora to make a very solid May selection. And while things are quieter over in the NA region, American PS+ subscribers can look forward to a massive sale on full games, which includes almost every Metal Gear and God of War title out there!

New Releases (UK)

Date Game Platforms
Out Now Might and Magic VI – Shades of Darkness PC
Soul Sacrifice PlayStation Vita
10th May Persona 4 Arena PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
17th May Metro: Last Light PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DS
22nd May Call of Juarez: Gunslinger PC, Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3
24th May Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Nintendo 3DS
Resident Evil: Revelations PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U & Xbox 360
Sniper Elite V2 Nintendo Wii U
30th May The Dempa Men 2: Beyond the Waves Nintendo 3DS
31st May Fuse PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
GRID 2 PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm PC

Upcoming “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (EU)

Availability Game Platforms
Just Added Catherine PlayStation 3
Hitman Absolution PlayStation 3
Malicious PlayStation 3
Arriving 8th May Sine Mora PlayStation Vita
Arriving 15th May Velocity Ultra PlayStation Vita
Left 1st May F1 Race Stars PlayStation 3
Okami HD PlayStation 3
Quantum Conundrum PlayStation 3
Leaving 8th May Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward PlayStation Vita
Leaving 22nd May Thomas Was Alone PlayStation Vita

Current EU Instant Games Collection

Upcoming “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (NA)

Availability Game Platforms
Just Added Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge PlayStation 3
Leaving 7th May Demon’s Souls PlayStation 3

Current NA Instant Games Collection

Massive PS+ Game Sale


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