It’s the first week of May and already we’re beginning to see some of the treats these coming summer months have in store. Aside from highly anticipated racer Project CARS and Wolfenstein: The New Order prequel, The Old Blood, we also have a couple of big Nintendo launches and, of course, our regular PlayStation Plus update.
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood [PS4 | XB1 | PC]
- Airmech Arena [PS4 | XB1]
- Cosmophony [PS4 | PS3 | PSV]
- Ether One [PS4]
- Syberia II [PS3]
- PlayStation Plus May Update [PS4 | PS3 | PSV]
- Bloo Kids 2 [3DS]
- Yoshi’s Island DS [Wii U]
- Arcania – The Complete Tale [PS4]
- Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush [Wii U]
- Project CARS [ PS4 | XB1 | PC]
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY [PS4 | XB1 | PC]
- Puzzle & Dragons: Mario Bros. Edition [3DS]
First out of the blocks this week we have Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Sporting a deliberate “B movie” aesthetic, this standalone expansion contains two full-bodied chapters set before the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order. As series protagonist, B.J. Blazkowicz, you’ll attempt to break into Castle Wolfenstein in one of these self-contained stories, the other focussing on a Nazi archaeologist who uncovers some rather “unique” artefacts.
Hot on its heels we have the long-awaited Project CARS from British developer, Slightly Mad Studios. Best known for their work on EA’s Need for Speed: Shift series as well as PC racer World of Speed, the studio is bringing plenty of racing game experience to Project CARS. Intent on delivering a truly realistic simulation, the game sports a refined physics engine and visuals that give DriveClub a run for its money.
Many of you will no doubt be tucking into Sony’s digital buffet, restocked with titles such as Guacamelee! (for PlayStation 4) as well as the gorgeous Hohokum and Ether One. Those who missed out on last year’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor will have one less excuse this week with the launch of a new “Game of the Year” edition. As always, this includes the vanilla game as well as all post-launch DLC.
Finally, on the Nintendo side of things we get some Kirby action on the Wii U as well as the Puzzle & Dragons Mario Bros. edition for 3DS.