game releases may 2024

This Week’s Most Exciting Video Game Releases

A big variety this week!

Things are a little quieter on the video game release front again this week, which will hopefully give everyone a chance to catch up on their backlogs (especially after the massive drop of ridiculously-good new indies last week), but that’s not to say there’s nothing coming out that shouldn’t be on your radar. It’s a good week to have your brain broken, if the launches of Athenian Rhapsody, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes or the re-release of Braid have anything to say about it.

Other potential highlights this week include Mullet Mad Jack, a game I’m very excited about and will have a review for up shortly, as well as the Aussie-made Cozy Caravan and the huge PC launch of Ghost of Tsushima!

Take a look at some of the more exciting stuff coming this week:

GAMES RELEASING THIS WEEK (MAY 13 EDITION)

Fabledom (1.0 Launch)

Release Date: May 13th

Platforms: PC

Once upon a Village… Set in a wholesome fairytale world, Fabledom is the ideal laid back City builder. Enjoy the growth of your settlement, trade and use diplomacy to ally or challenge your neighbors, and most importantly, find yourself a prince or princess and live happily ever after!

Homeworld 3

Release Date: May 13th (14th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Tactical, beautiful, and wholly unique, the GOTY-winning sci-fi RTS returns with Homeworld 3. Assume control and battle through fleet combat in dazzling, fully 3D space while the award-winning story unfolds on a galactic scale.

Athenian Rhapsody

Release Date: May 14th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Forge your own story and explore the world of Athens in Athenian Rhapsody, a souls-like platonic dating simulator with cooking-mama and WarioWare style battle mechanics… and by that I mean it’s a choose-your-own-adventure action RPG with the ability to trade ENTIRE PLAYTHROUGHS between friends!!

Braid Anniversary Edition

Release Date: May 14th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Control the flow of time to solve puzzles in this new version of the indie classic, featuring fully repainted artwork, a new world of puzzles, and seriously in-depth commentary.

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution

Release Date: May 14th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch

Become the President and aim to revive a bankrupt game studio!

3 Hardware Goddesses have become like “ghosts” that haunt the headquarters of their bankrupt game studio. In order to revive it, they’ve entrusted the company’s management to Older Nep.

Biomutant (Switch Release)

Release Date: May 14th

Platforms: Switch

BIOMUTANT is an open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided. Explore a world in turmoil and define its fate – will you be its saviour or lead it to an even darker destiny?

Baladins

Release Date: May 15th (16th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Embark on a whimsical journey and bring joy to a bright fantasy world in this roleplaying adventure for 1-4 players. Craft your own story and solve quests how you like, but beware, for every time you fail the Dragon will send you back in time!

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Mullet Mad Jack

Release Date: May 15th (16th AEST)

Platforms: PC

MULLET MADJACK is a single-player fast-paced FPS that brings you directly inside a CLASSIC ANIME. Power up your character and reach the last floor; Beat your best time or try again. Haste makes waste… OF YOUR ENEMIES!

Wishlist it on Steam.

Men of War 2

Release Date: May 15th (16th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Experience warfare like never before! Men of War II, the anticipated sequel to the highly acclaimed RTS franchise is here with all-new units, locations, campaigns, game modes and true trademarks of the series: historical fidelity and action-filled gameplay on the Eastern and Western Fronts of WWII.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

Release Date: May 16th (17th AEST)

Platforms: PC

A storm is coming. Venture into the complete Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT on PC; forge your own path through this open-world action adventure and uncover its hidden wonders. Brought to you by Sucker Punch Productions, Nixxes Software and PlayStation Studios.

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver

Release Date: May 16th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER is a story-rich adventure and the sequel to 2064: Read Only Memories. Explore the rich world with an intuitive point-and-click interface as you take on the role of a young psychic agent tasked with tracking down a mysterious antagonist hiding in people’s memories.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes

Release Date: May 16th

Platforms: Switch, PC

The stage is set. Imagine an old baroque manor, perhaps a hotel or a museum, somewhere in central Europe. A woman wanders in search of answers. Read our preview here.

Wishlist it on Steam.

Cozy Caravan (Early Access Launch)

Release Date: May 16th

Platforms: PC

Embark on a single-player, top-down journey in Cozy Caravan, where the arts of crafting, trading, and exploration come together in a beautifully cozy world. Form lasting bonds as you and your caravan journey through charming towns, enriching lives along the way.

Wishlist it on Steam.

PO’ed: Definitive Edition

Release Date: May 16th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

PO’ed is an adrenaline-pumping space shooter that features gameplay elements inspired by generational powerhouses DOOM and QUAKE. Play as a chef who crashlands on an alien planet infested with extraterrestrial foes. Using a menu of “household” weapons, PO’ed puts your wits and reflexes to the test.

Die by the Blade

Release Date: May 16th (17th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Vanquish your foes with a single strike in 1v1 weapon-based fighter Die by the Blade. Dive into a samuraipunk world and wield a range of traditional Japanese weapons to determine your moveset. Outwit your opponent in intense, tactical battles and master the art of the one-hit kill!

My Little Pony: A Zephyr Heights Mystery

Release Date: May 17th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Take friendship to new heights and tame the chaotic magic that’s turning the world upside down, in a mystery adventure for one or two ponies!