It’s another light month on the gaming calendar, but May still has an appealing number of smaller releases scheduled for launch. From samurai epics to 2.5D action-RPGs, this month has some interesting games across a wide variety of genres. May also brings a return to long-distance assassination and a groovy icon revving up his chainsaw. Here are the biggest upcoming games releasing in May.
Trek to Yomi (May 5)
A samurai action game from publisher Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog, Trek to Yomi places you in the sandals of Hiroki as he makes his way through the Edo-era Japanese countryside. You’ll need to make certain that your sword skills are sharp, as bandits and other supernatural threats are ready to end your journey prematurely in this game that uses a retro black and white filter to give it the appearance of an old samurai film.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (May 10)
Announced last year at E3 as a spin-off of the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an RPG with 2.5D town-building and dungeon-crawling elements baked into it. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story that leads directly into Hundred Heroes. A Suikoden spiritual successor, old-school RPG fans will want to keep their eyes open for this one.
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