The sun is starting to shine and the games just keep on releasing, with May covering a wide gamut of genres that should appeal to all types of player. This month even sees some titles that have been long delayed finally enter people’s hands, cautiously letting them discover if the wait has been worth it. Whether you play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation or Xbox, below we’ll round up all of May’s biggest games and where you can currently find them at the best price.
It all kicks off in a big way at the start of the month with the release of a new colour variant for Nintendo’s console, and then the game releases never really stop. From one of the tentpoles of survival horror making its grand return to the revival of a beloved Sci-Fi trilogy being mastered for modern consoles, we at Console Deals are sure there’ll be something for you to play during May.
‘Fresh Blue’ Nintendo Switch Lite (May 7th)
Attractive Nintendo Switch Lite colours existed before, but with the release of the ‘Fresh Blue’ variant on May 7th the House of Mario has pulled out all the stops. It’s a deep, purple-ish shade that players have noted looks extremely similar to the Nintendo GameCube’s iconic shade, giving the colourway inherent nostalgic vibes. The ‘Fresh Blue’ model won’t release as part of a bundle, yet fresh Switch purchasers will have plenty of new games to play thanks to New Pokemon Snap! and Miitopia launching around a similar time.
Resident Evil Village (May 7th)
ResidentEvil Village will mark the second entry to opt for the first-person perspective in Capcom’s iconic survival horror franchise. This makes sense considering it picks up directly after the events of Resident Evil 7: BioHazard, with Ethan tasked with finding his stolen daughter within an eerily creepy village located somewhere in Eastern Europe. Village promises to be unsettling, claustrophobic and primed to continue Resident Evil’s return to the roots of survival horror. PS5 and Xbox players can look forward to some serious scares on May 7th when Resident Evil: Village releases.
Hood: Outlaws and Legends (May 10th)
Seeking a new online multiplayer fix? Hood: Outlaws and Legends is an intense PvPvE experience that could fill that gap, casting groups of four players as a band of medieval heroes who must undergo heists to steal unseen treasures. You’ll choose between different classes like The Ranger, Hunter, Brawler and Mystic, all of whom boast special skills that makes them an asset when performing missions. If you want to reap glorious rewards and overcome the rich within a grim version of 13th century England, play Hood: Outlaws and Legends on May 10th.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition (May 14th)
The original Mass Effect trilogy is widely considered to be a series of the best Western RPGs ever made. That’s why it’s exciting that players both new and old will get a chance to play them again by way of a remastered package known as Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Featuring all-new mechanics, modern visuals and most of the previously released DLC for all three games, this is the definitive way to play Bioware’s sprawling magnum opus. It releases May 14th on PS4 and Xbox One, but will be forwards compatible with next-gen consoles, too.
Miitopia (May 21st)
If you’ve ever wanted to star in your own video game alongside family and friends, Miitopia for Nintendo Switch should absolutely be your thing. Riffing off other popular life simulation series like The Sims and Theme Hospital, here you’ll start off by creating your own suite of characters, assigning roles for them to play during the succeeding adventure. Miitopia is an RPG game with a difference. And while a version off it may have originated on the Nintendo 3DS, this new Switch version brings added customization options and a new companion horse. May 21st is when it launches.
Biomutant (May 25th)
Another month means another open world game – but at least Biomutant looks to be one with a difference. Releasing this May 25th for both PS4, Xbox One, as well as the next-gen consoles, Biomutant comes from ex-Just Cause developers and merges the concept of exploration and RPG mechanics with a unique Kung-Fu fighting style. You’ll upgrade and customize your own biomutant while mastering more melee powers and better, improved gear. This is one that’s been years in the making, so hopefully Biomutant will have been worth the wait on May 25th.