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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