Get your gaming consoles warmed up and keep your controllers in-hand as another huge month of gaming is upon us! May will see the release of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Nintendo’s brand new third-person action game Splatoon, and after a few delays, Project CARS is finally speeding off the starting line. Let’s take a look at the games!

[Note: The below release dates are subject to change at the sole discretion of the game publisher at any time]

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Release Date: May 12

Platform(s): PlayStation 4

ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

It’s time to relive two timeless Final Fantasy adventures in gorgeous HD quality on PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster bundles fan-favourite classics—Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2—in one epic compilation. Featuring completely remastered graphics, rearranged music, and all-new content, these are the definitive versions of two all-time great JRPGs. In addition to new PlayStation trophies, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster supports Remote Play, enabling you to stream both games to your PS Vita system. The game also lets you switch between the original and remastered soundtracks, giving you the choice of experiencing the game with the beautiful remastered music, or the original, classic tracks. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster supports cross-save functionality, so if you own the PlayStation 3 or PS Vita versions, you can transfer your save data and continue exactly where you left off.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

Release Date: May 19

Platform(s): PlayStation 4Xbox One / PC

ESRB Rating: M (Mature)

Get ready for the most expansive, character-driven role-playing game of our time. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt places you in the role of a bounty hunter who must chart his own path and confront hard choices. The game features over 100 hours of non-linear gameplay, with all your decisions affecting how other characters speak to you, the relationships you form, and your final outcome. Explore a massive, multi-region continent filled with adventure and treasures, but watch out for deadly monsters that will put your Witcher abilities to the test.

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition

Release Date: May 22

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Experience two great puzzle role-playing games in one with Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition. Both games focus on tile matching to chain together combos and deal incredible damage to your foes. In Puzzle & Dragons Z, build your army by collecting hundreds of original monsters, then attempt to defeat the evil group Paradox. In Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, you’ll be able to recruit Goombas or Koopa Troopas, and familiar Mario characters like Toad and Yoshi!

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX

Release Date: May 26

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS

ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

The virtual pop star sensation Hatsune Miku is back for another rhythm action game, this on Nintendo 3DS. Come enjoy 48 full length versions of fan-favourite songs with multiple game modes and different ways to play. You’ll be able to create adorable customizations for Hatsune Miku and her friends, including decorating their rooms, dressing them in various outfits, and taking them on exquisite vacations. If watching Hatsune Miku videos is more your thing, in the Mirai Theater you can add scrolling commentary, and for budding choreographers, create unique dance routines in the Dance Studio. The game also features customizable Player Cards that you can share with your friends over StreetPass, and using the 3D Camera and AR cards you can bring Miku into your world in amazing 3D!


Release Date: May 29

Platform(s): Wii U

ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Splatoon is Nintendo’s next big franchise! This new four-player action game lets you play as Inkling characters that have the ability to morph from human-form to squids. There are a wide range of weapons to use, each helping you to achieve one main goal: splatter the battle arenas with as much ink as you can! There’s a 4-vs-4 online mode, a full single-player campaign where you face off against the evil Octarian army, and a local head to head competition with the winner being the person who can pop the most balloons. Splatoon is a fun-filled game you won’t want to miss!

Additional games releasing in April:

May 5

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (Nintendo 3DS)

May 12

May 19

May 26

May 29

So, any games catch your eye this month? Be sure to comment below with your top picks!

Paul Hunter
Editor Video Gaming
I work out of Toronto, Ontario as the Editor of Gaming here on the Plug-in Blog and as Editor-in-Chief of NextGen Player. I am thankful for having a loving and patient wife who doesn’t mind my 40 hour a week obsession with gaming. See my latest gaming adventures on my Twitter channel.


  1. I watched one of the official gameplay videos for the Witcher about a week ago, and I have to say that I wasn’t wowed by the environment and the actual gameplay.  I can only hope that what I saw was early footage, because if it was the final product, I will probably hold off until the price goes down.


    Splatoon looks like a lot of fun.  Kind of like a mix of a slower-paced Sunset Overdrive and Super Mario gameplay, with a lot of fun, over the top humour that doesn’t cross the line into not being child-friendly.



  2. @PaulH The Witcher, Splatoon and Project Cars have my interest this month. Curious to see how all three games have turned out, I have been following them all since they were first announced.

  3. @4scarrs these games look amazing, agreed. I’m a huge fan of Hatsune Miku (saw her perform live in Tokyo!) so that game is top on my list. Also, cannot wait to try Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition. I’ve sunk dozens of hours into Puzzle Quest, and this game looks to have similar gameplay, albeit with a brilliant Nintendo twist. Really looking forward to reliving Final Fantasy X & X-2 as well (my favourite 3D Final Fantasy games since FFVII). So many great games, this is the best hobby (lifestyle?!) ever!!

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