The Game Rant Game Guide: May 2012 Edition

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 12th, 2012 at 11:00 pm,

The Monthly Game Guide May 2012 Edition

It’s commonly said that “April showers bring May flowers.” Aside from botany, the phrase is also relevant to the games industry, at least for the year 2012. While last month didn’t see too many high-profile titles, May brings out the heavy hitters.

This month, Diablo 3 (finally) hits the scene, taking with it every PC gamer’s free time. Max Payne also makes his much anticipated return in Max Payne 3, while the Vita gets its first FPS title in Resistance: Burning Skies. Move gamers will also have plenty to talk about when Sorcery and Datura release during the fourth and second week of the month, respectively.

Keep reading for a full list of this month’s releases!

May 2012 Release List

Note: Based off North American Releases, Dates And Platforms Subject To Change

Week of May 1st, 2012

  • Awesomenauts (PS3, Xbox 360; May 1st/2nd, 2012)
  • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time (PS3; May 1st, 2012)
  • The Legend of Dragoon (PS3, PSP; May 1st, 2012)
  • Max Payne (PS3; May 1st, 2012)
  • Mortal Kombat (Vita; May 1st, 2012)
  • Rayman 2: Revolution (PS3; May 1st, 2012)
  • Sniper Elite V2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC; May 1st, 2012)
  • Tera (PC; May 1st, 2012)
  • Fable Heroes (Xbox 360; May 2nd, 2012)
  • Orion Dino Beatdown (PC; May 4th, 2012)
  • Port Royale 3 (PC; May 4th, 2012)

Week of May 8th, 2012

  • Datura (PS3; May 8th, 2012)
  • House of 1,000 Doors: Palm of Zoroaster (PC; May 8th, 2012)
  • Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen (PC, Mac; May 8th, 2012)
  • Phantom Breaker (Xbox 360; May 8th, 2012)
  • Starhawk (PS3; May 8th, 2012)
  • Nexuiz (PC; May 10th, 2012)

Week of May 15th, 2012

Week of May 22nd, 2012

  • Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (PS3; May 22nd, 2012)
  • Men In Black: Alien Crisis (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii; May 22nd, 2012)
  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3, Xbox 360, PC; May 22nd, 2012)
  • Purr Pals: Perfection (3DS; May 22nd, 2012)
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon (3DS; May 22nd, 2012)
  • Sorcery (PS3; May 22nd, 2012)
  • Stronghold 3: Gold Edition (PC; May 22nd, 2012)

Week of May 29th, 2012

  • Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition (PS3, Xbox 360; May 29th, 2012)
  • Cradle of Rome 2 (3DS, DS; May 29th, 2012)
  • Deer Drive Legends (3DS; May 29th, 2012)
  • DiRT Showdown (PS3, Xbox 360; May 29th, 2012)
  • Kung Fu Strike (PC; May 29th, 2012)
  • Let’s Dance (Xbox 360, Wii; May 29th, 2012)
  • Max Payne 3 (PC; May 29th, 2012)
  • Resistance: Burning Skies (Vita; May 29th, 2012)
  • SBK Super Bike World Championship (Xbox 360, PC; May 29th, 2012)

What game are you looking forward to the most this month? Vote in the poll below! If none of your choices are in there, feel free to leave a comment!

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TAGS: Awesomenauts, Batman Arkham City, Battleship, Diablo 3, DiRT Showdown, Fable: Heroes, Game of Thrones, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Legend of Dragoon, Mario Tennis Open, Max Payne, max payne 3, Men in Black, Mortal Kombat, Nexuiz, Resistance: Burning Skies, Sniper Elite V2, Sonic 4, Sorcery, Starhawk, Test Drive: Ferrari

  • HelghastUser

    For the record, Sniper Elite came out of nowhere. I tried to reserve it 2 weeks ago and was told that it wasn’t in the system. Next thing I know I find out that it actually came out Tuesday but some kind of computer/shipping glitch delayed its release. So basically I missed my chance at a promo DLC mission to kill Hitler. It’s out now for $50…

  • lee brandin detroy

    so ,they are going to make a xbox 360 diablo 3 game that will be released in december 31st 2012, this will be so cool, but i wish that the game will have some of my female fattales, like, big grown big breasted tailsko aka tails/tailsko in the game, yes, do it, for the sake of all female kitsunes of japan’s yana temple, and of all of tokyo,japan, and with big grown big breasted female shadow hedgehog in the game too,… and give them some swords, and some potions, and some shields, and armor too,.. yes, and some boots, and some magic, and some more potions,that will be so great for december 31st 2012,