As we approach the final week of May we have an impressive array of new releases that are sure to satisfy gamers across different platforms and genres. This week, we’re seeing a blend of action, adventure, horror and even a trip into the realm of Middle Earth. Warhammer 40k Boltgun, pictured above, has caught my eye among the rest. See below for the complete roundup of new games of the week.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Miasma Chronicles (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
This is a tactical RPG set in a post-apocalyptic ‘New-America’. Players will follow the journey of two brothers, Elvis and Diggs, through a world ravaged by a destructive force known as the ‘Miasma’. The game is expected to deliver an intense, strategy-based gameplay experience.
Planet of Lana (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)
This game presents a grand sci-fi saga within the framework of a cinematic puzzle adventure. Spanning across centuries and galaxies, players are immersed in a narrative that requires solving puzzles and overcoming challenges.
Star Trek Resurgence (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)
As a narrative adventure game, Star Trek: Resurgence allows players to interact with the Star Trek universe through dialogue choices, relationship building, and exploration. The gameplay involves various activities including shuttle piloting, phaser fights, and stealth missions.
Warhammer 40k Boltgun (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)
This game combines the Warhammer 40,000 universe with the fast-paced action of classic FPS games and retro shooter aesthetics. Players assume the role of a Space Marine battling against Chaos forces across the galaxy.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Sunshine Shuffle (Switch, PC)
Offering a unique blend of narrative and card game mechanics, Sunshine Shuffle features talking animals with criminal pasts playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker. Players will engage with the story of the ‘Morning Shift’, a group of working-class creatures attempting to outwit the Fishie Mob.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Above Snakes (PC)
This is a survival RPG where players craft, farm, hunt, fish, build bases, and fight to stay alive. The game world is unique in that it is composed of different world pieces with varied biomes, promising a high replayability value and long-term progression system.
Bat Boy (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
A platformer/adventure game with an 8-bit art style. Players engage in baseball-style combat, swinging, deflecting, spinning, and power-hitting their way through levels in order to free their squad from mind control.
Evil Wizard (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC) (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)
A humor-filled action RPG with metroidvania elements, Evil Wizard places players in the shoes of a defeated villain who must recover what’s rightfully his. The game features pixel-art environments and a variety of gameplay mechanics.
Hello Neighbor: Search & Rescue (PSVR 2)
This VR horror-puzzle game puts players in a suspenseful mission to save a friend from their creepy neighbor’s house. The game introduces multiple playable characters, each with unique key items and skills, allowing players to switch perspectives to solve puzzles.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)
This game centers around Gollum, a character from the Lord of the Rings universe. Through gameplay, players experience the trials and tribulations Gollum has endured over 500 years, as they navigate his split personality and conflicting desires.
That’ll be it for our picks for new games of the week that you should check out. Is there anything that flew under our radar that you feel people should know about? Let us know in the comments. You can see last week’s game releases by going here.