By Jessica Williams
The fifth wave of video game releases is quickly approaching. Here are some of the games being released for this month. The dates, names, and consoles they are available on, are as follows:
May 5th- Prey, PC-PS4-Xbox1
May 9th- LocoRoco Remastered, PS4
May 11th- Minecraft, Nintendo Switch
May 16th- Injustice 2, PS4, Xbox1
-The Surge, PC, PS4, Xbox1
May 19th- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, 3DS
May 23rd- Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, WiiU
May 30th- Star Trek: Bridge Crew, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PSVR
TBA- Battalion 1944, PC, PS4, Xbox1
Injustice 2 is a fighting-style video game featuring heroes and villains from DC comics. It is developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive, who also developed and published fighting games in the Mortal Kombat series.
It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Injustice: Gods Among Us game. Not surprisingly, the second installment is just as well received by critics and fans alike for its incredible special moves and compelling story mode.
The character roster was said to have 31 playable fighters, and the newer features of the game includes costume and gear customization, new RPG elements, and an entirely new storyline.
Injustice 2 is set to release for PS4 and Xbox1 on May 16th, 2017.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a tactical role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems, and published by Nintendo. The video game is an entire remake of the 1992 game Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second entry of the Fire Emblem series developed by Famicom.
The game carries mechanics from the original Fire Emblem Gaiden game, while also expanding on the current story and gameplay from the recent installments in the series.
The story follows two childhood friends named Alm and Cecilia who fight on opposite sides of a war taking place in the land of Valentia. Players can command either of the armies on a Normal or Hard difficulty setting, in which both modes can determine the fate of the characters that are defeated in battle.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is set to release on May 19th, 2017 for the Nintendo 3DS.
Battalion: 1944 is a first-person-shooter developed by Bulkhead Studios, and published by Square Enix. It is the first game to be developed by the newly formed Bulkhead Studios, which is a British-based developer located in Derby, U.K. It was established after two companies named Deco Digital and Bevel Studios merged together.
The WWII-based shooter was first announced as a Kickstarter campaign in February 2016, and was successfully funded in under three days. It will run on the Unreal Engine 4, and will have multiplayer servers that make use of certain anti-cheat measures. The game is based heavily on skill, and the developers stated that any unlockables will not boost the stats of other players.
The game will feature infantry-based fighting in real world locations, such as the streets of Carentan in France and the Bastogne forests in Belgium. Additionally, players will be able to compete season to season in the global competition system named BattleRank. Doing so would also allow players to unlock cosmetics for their soldiers, including their weapons and gadgets.
Battalion: 1944 is set to release some time this May for PC, PS4, and Xbox1.