May Releases: Could Watch Dogs be Game of the Year?

Even though it was delayed, Watch Dogs is one of the anticipated games to showcase the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the release is up against some strong competition with games like Wolfenstein: New Order and  Mario Kart 8.

As we told you in April, May is when the second batch of big releases start. Ubisoft finally releases its long-awaited Watch Dogs, its winning card for the new generation of consoles. Wolfenstein is also hoping to make an impact, and we’ll see the return of one of Nintendo’s most beloved characters.

The Amazing Spider-man 2 – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS (April 29, 2014)

The blockbuster based on the Marvel comic has already been turned into a videogame. Here we find the plot from the film but additional stories like the search for Uncle Ben’s murderer.

So, in this open-world game, Spider-Man will carry out all kinds of superhero missions and face a number of villains. In addition to Electro and the Green Goblin, Spider-Man will have to fight against Black Cat, Venom, and Kingpin.

The Amazing Spider-man 2

Bound by Flame – PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 (May 9, 2014)

The Elder Scrolls Online isn’t the only roll-playing game out there; there are many other RPGs looking for an audience. This month’s RPG launch is Bound by Flame, a medieval-style open world ruled by a demon.

This villain will offer us amazing powers if we decide to join his side. If we reject his offer we’ll be on the side of justice, initially weak but with powerful combat tactics available as we play. Which side will you choose?

Bound by Flame

Killer is Dead – Nightmare Edition – PC (May 23, 2014)

After the console release in August 2013 , Suda51’s latest game is now available for PC. In the Nightmare Edition, we’ll meet a wild and attractive assassin that fights evil.

Forget about Hitman’s sobriety, the guys at Grasshopper Manufacture like to think big and Killer is Dead is all about insane action.

Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition

Wolfenstein: The New Order  – PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One (May 20, 2014)

Wolfenstein is a well-known series for veteran FPS fans. Its last version, from 2009, was both praised and criticized, but it seems this conflict of opinion will end with the new game,The New Order.

Set in the 1960s, The New Order takes us to an alternate history where the Third Reich won World War II. You play as William “B.J.” Blazkowicz who is called once again to stop the Nazis from destroying the world.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Watch Dogs – PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One (May 27, 2014)

But, the most anticipated event of the month is Watch Dogs. This game offers a combination of elements that’s hard to resist: action, open world, a futuristic setting, and a mysterious protagonist.

Watch Dogs

Mario Kart 8 – Wii U (May 30, 2014)

Wii U launches one of the most anticipated games for Nintendo enthusiasts, a new Mario Kart. Distancing itself from simulation, but without losing its famous strategic elements, this new Mario game has very interesting new features.

After introducing motorcycles and watercraft in previous editions, Nintendo introduces anti-gravity in Mario Kart 8, which will let you drive upside down. In addition, it features an online mode for up to 12 players, plus the usual four player split-screen offline.

Mario Kart 8

Excited? Well, wait for E3!

If you think May is an interesting month for the videogame industry, let me remind you of one thing: the most important expo in games, E3 in Los Angeles, will take place next month. In other words,  we’re only a few weeks away from discovering even more great games.

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