The Seven Best Games Announced In May

All in the name of Sigmar’s name.

The PlayStation Showcase 2023 and Warhammer Skulls 2023 shows happened recently, and the following are the most interesting games announced. I have also added a couple of others that might be good.

Dragon’s Dogma 2

Capcom is making a direct sequel to Dragon’s Dogma, developed with the RE Engine is coming. Dragon’s Dogma is an action RPG with some sandbox elements. You play as an Arisen with dragon powers.

You can recruit AI characters called Pawns. They will help you as you play the game and are programmed by other players to make them feel more life-like.

Watch trailer here.

I never played the first game when it came out. I eventually played Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on the Nintendo Switch, and it was a surprisingly good version of it. I still haven’t fully finished it.

It will release on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and X.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

The classic Metal Gear Solid trilogy is coming back with a remake. Konami and Virtuos are remaking Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and replacing the 3 with a Δ or “Delta” for some reason. The developers aim to recreate the original game with better visuals and no loading times.

They are also releasing Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the series. These will be releases of the old games on modern platforms, something they have done several times before.

I have been a fan of the series for a long time. While I didn’t play the fourth game, I have fond memories of getting Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on release for the PlayStation 2. I still have the cardboard version it came out on. It is arguably the best game in the series, along with the first Metal Gear Solid.

It will release on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and X.

Helldivers 2

The beloved Helldivers is getting a sequel developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The developers aim to make it like the first game but with more content.

The game is a co-op designed experience where friendly fire is the cause of many deaths. Players play the roles of galactic peacekeepers and soldiers on behalf of Super Earth, fighting bugs and other monsters.

I never played the original, but I enjoyed watching people play through and struggle to get far in the game.

It will release on PC and PlayStation 5.

Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean

Developers The Gentlebros and publisher Kepler Interactive are developing a new game in the Cat Quest series. You play as cats in a 2.5D pirate-themed, open world. You will get your own boat to travel the seas, and when you get to land, you can disembark and explore.

You can play the game in a single-player or in a local co-op. Expect to take part in familiar pirate-themed activities and see various locations.

I haven’t played Cat Quest or Cat Quest II, but this game seems like one I might try. The private theming helps a lot.

It will release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S and X, Xbox One and PC in 2024.

Yolk Heroes: A Long Tamago

Developer and publisher 14 Hours Productions are making a Tamagotchi-style idle game. If you have ever messed with a Tamagotchi, this game is trying to play similarly.

In the game, you raise and care for a creature. There will be RPG elements where you can go on quests to test their strength. As you adventure with your hero, you will encounter new quests, equipment, areas, bosses, NPCs and consumables.

While they are out doing activities, you can go about your own business, and the game will notify you when your hero needs help once again.

I remember having a virtual pet when I was at school. A time when the only notification from an electronic device you would hear was either: a virtual pet or a Game Boy.

The style of the game is very Game Boy looking, and the game good be a great little game to play if you are looking for that old-school feeling of an old game mixed with a virtual pet.

It will release on PC and mobile in 2024.

Testament: The Order of High Human

Developer and publisher Fairyship Games have announced they are making an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world.

The game is a first-person RPG with Metroidvania elements. Players will need to regain their lost powers by confronting their brother. You can upgrade your sword, bow, and magic abilities.

The game looks like it is going for an Elder Scrolls look in terms of gameplay and visuals. It reminds me a lot of Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, an underrated game. I have no clue whether they are similar in any way.

It will release on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and X.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin

Developed and publisher Frontier Developments are making a Warhammer Age of Sigmar real-time strategy game. In it, you can lead four different factions in the Realm of Ghur.

The campaign features the Stormcast Eternals and Orruk Kruleboyz, in a story by Black Library author Gavin Thorpe. The units will look like their tabletop counterparts, similar to the Total War: Warhammer series.

The gameplay will be typical strategy game fare but on a smaller scale. Don’t expect large battles like the Total War games. The game reminds me of Minecraft Legends.

It is good to see more games set in the fantasy setting. There are a lot of Warhammer 40,000 games, and not many are set in the Age of Sigmar. Obviously, the former is more popular. Hopefully, this game won’t be licenced trash.

An open beta will be arriving for the game soon. It will release on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and X.

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