New Video Game Releases for the Week of May 18

The new video game releases for the week of May 18 again favor Sony’s PlayStation platform. Only one new release is slated for the Xbox platforms, with one collection title for the Xbox 360. Though, with Watch Dogs releasing next week, Wolfenstien is really the only big budget game fighting for a place on your shelf before gamers can go to Chicago to take part in high tech espionage and action.

The biggest release of all the new video game releases is undoubtedly Wolfenstein: The New Order. Gamers who cut their teeth on the original id shooter that made terms like “FPS” part of the gaming lexicon will be able to try out the latest in the series. A direct sequel to the simply titled Wolfenstein from 2009, The New Order is set in the 1960’s where the Nazis have won World War II and series protagonist, William “B.J.” Blazkowicz is again called on to thwart the Nazi war machine. The game will be the first Wolfenstein title published by Bethesda, which owns the Wolfenstein property after acquiring id Software.

Gamers who harbor their own internal dictator will be pleased to see Tropico 5 amongst the list of new video game releases. The game makes a comedic presentation of banana republics with the player as “El Presidente,” who can build his/her 1950’s cold war island country into a great independent country or a brutal dictatorship. The latest entry will allow players to manage their fictional country from its humble beginnings up through the present day. Including all new artwork, Tropico 5 will also include cooperative and competitive multiplayer, with up to 4 players sharing one large island, giving a new dynamic to the single-player only game.

Transistor is the indie darling for the PlayStation 4 and PC this week from the developers behind the well received Bastion. Presented in a similar, top-down isometric view, Transistor tells the story of a famous singer from Cloudbank city named Red, who finds herself hunted by a robotic force called the Camerata. The group is seemingly after Red and a sword she acquires during the initial confrontation called Transistor. Combat is a mixture of real time movement and waiting for the action bar to recharge so the player can queue up attacks for Red to execute, giving the game a slight RPG feel.

Our entire list is below for your reference:

New Video Game Releases for the Week of May 18

Darksiders Collection
PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | PC

Drakengard 3
PlayStation 3 | PSN

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi
PlayStation 3

Mugen Souls Z
PlayStation 3

R-Type Dimensions
PlayStation 3

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classic)
PlayStation 3

Swords & Soldiers
Wii U (eShop)

PlayStation 4 | PC

Tropico 5

Wolfenstein: The New Order
PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One | PC