Here’s a selection of the top games scheduled for release through May 2022.
Trek to Yomi
Trek to Yomi is a side scrolling action-adventure game by the creator of the Shadow Warrior series, Flying Wild Hog. Players take up the mantle of the young samurai Hiroki, who is set on a path of revenge against those responsible for destroying his home. As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
Developed by Flying Wild Hog • Published by Devolver Digital • Releases 5 May on PlayStation 4 & 5 • Xbox Series S|X & Xbox 1 • PC
Salt & Sacrifice
Salt and Sacrifice is the sequel to Ska Studios' gloomy Souls-inspired Metroidvania Salt and Sanctuary. In a land plagued by powerful and twisted Mages, the condemned Marked Inquisitors take up the hunt. A once-peaceful kingdom is plunged into chaos by encroaching tides of Mages: merciless embodiments of elemental chaos. The Marked Inquisitors, a doomed force of the condemned, once again mobilizes to stand against the existential threat of Magic. A buried secret threatens to bring an ancient empire to utter ruin.
Developed and Published by Ska Studios • Releases 10 May on PlayStation 4 & 5 • PC
We Were Here Forever
You awake inside the sinister Castle Rock with no way out - were you betrayed, or simply not that clever? The We Were Here Series is returning with its fourth installment - a new co-op puzzle adventure. Do you and your friend have what it takes to face the dark forces of this realm, or will you be trapped… forever? Find a way out of the mysterious and gruesome prison that you find yourself in. Were you abandoned, betrayed, or mislaid? Whatever was the case, you have to work together to find a way out of this damned place!
Developed and Published by Total Mayhem Games • Releases 10 May on PlayStation 4 & 5 • Xbox Series S|X & Xbox 1 • PC
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story
The Shijima family have suffered a chain of inexplicable deaths over the past century. When Haruka Kagami, a mystery novelist, visits the Shiijmas, she finds herself taking on four different murder cases - occurring at different points in time. The red camellia and the Fruit of Youth, which invite only death. And the truth behind it all, waiting to be uncovered... A unique and immersive live-action mystery-adventure, surrounding the theme of eternal life.
Developed by h.a.n.d. • Published by Square Enix • Releases 12 May on PlayStation 4 & 5 • PC • Nintendo Switch
Evil Dead: The Game
Step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Deadfranchise and work together in a game loaded with over-the-top co-op and PVP multiplayer action! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, managing your fear, and finding key items to seal the breach between worlds. Or take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and other players while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls in a game inspired by the Evil Deadfilms as well as the television series.
Developed by Boss Team Games • Published by Saber Interactive • Releases Friday, 13 May on PlayStation 4 & 5 • Xbox Series S|X & Xbox 1 • PC • Nintendo Switch
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
Swansong is set in Boston, in the World of Darkness, where vampires exist unbeknownst to humanity. This practice of hiding from humans is called the Masquerade and is upheld by the vampire sect the Camarilla. Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is a narrative-driven, single-player role-playing game in which the player controls three vampires with different vampiric disciplines, switching between them over the course of the game. But be careful about when and where you choose to use supernatural abilities and avoid revealing your characters' vampiric nature. Will you be able to make the right choices?
Developed by Big Bad Wolf • Published by Blackbird Interactive • Releases 17 May on PlayStation 4 & 5 • Xbox Series S|X & Xbox 1 • PC • Nintendo Switch
Sniper Elite 5
The fifth game in the hard-hitting Sniper Elite franchise, Sniper Elite 5has players heading back to the war front and taking down enemies silent as a shadow and a safe distance away from harm. Use your wits to successfully hit your targets, considering all factors like weather, air, and terrain in each and every shot. In Sniper Elite 5, the one-man surgical strike force that is Karl Fairburne is in France in 1944, pressing the Allied liberation onward from Italy (Sniper Elite 4) and North Africa (Sniper Elite 3). The Allies have broken the Nazis' Atlantikwall at Normandy and elsewhere, with Karl among the invasion force.
Developed and Published by Rebellion Developments • Releases 26 May on PlayStation 4 & 5 • Xbox Series S|X & Xbox 1 • PC
That's a solid line up of backlog filling games spread through the month. And there's a lot more releasing in addition to this collection. Anything else catch your eye for May?