The Biggest Games Launching in May and Beyond | IGN

May is a pretty packed month for big game releases across all platforms. So whether you play on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, or PC, you’ll almost certainly find at least something to get excited about this month. We’ve got Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and much more. There’s a little something for everyone, no matter what genres you’re into, or which console you own.

It’s an exciting time to be a video game fan, so read on for a look at what’s to come. And if you’re the preordering sort, you can click the buy link if you want to lock in a preorder to make sure the games arrive on launch day. Click the shortcuts below to hop to your system of choice.

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Upcoming PS4 and PS5 Games

resident-evil-village The Biggest Games Launching in May and Beyond | IGNPS4 and PS5 owners have a lot to look forward to this month, with Resident Evil Village and Mass Effect Legendary Edition headlining the new releases. Other games to check out include Hood: Outlaws & Legends, which sounds surprisingly cool, and the console release of Rust.

May 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • The Colonists – May 4
  • Skate City – May 6
  • Resident Evil Village – May 7 – Buy It
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends – May 10
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition – May 14 – Buy It
  • Subnautica: Below Zero – May 14 – Buy It
  • Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield – May 19
  • Knockout City – May 21
  • Rust – May 21 – Buy It
  • Biomutant – May 25 – Buy It
  • King of Seas – May 25
  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers – May 27
  • Horse Club Adventures – May 27
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – May 27 – Buy It

June 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – June 1 – Buy It
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 – June 4 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Chivalry 2 – June 8 – Buy It
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood – June 8 – Buy It
  • Neptunia Reverse (PS5) – June 8 – Buy It
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5) – June 10 – Buy It
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – June 10 – Buy It
  • Guilty Gear Strive – June 11 – PS4 | PS5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – June 11 – Buy It
  • Back 4 Blood – June 22 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance – June 22
  • Solar Ash – TBA June 2021

July 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • The Great Ace Attorney – July 27
  • NEO: The World Ends With You – July 27 – Buy It
  • Little Devil Inside – TBA July 2021

August 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits – August 24

September 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Tales of Arise – September 10 – Buy It
  • Deathloop – September 14 – Buy It
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed – September 30 – PS4 | PS5

October 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Ghostwire: Tokyo – TBA October 2021
  • Stray – TBA October 2021

January 2022 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Forspoken – January 2022

Upcoming PS4 and PS5 Games – Release Date TBA

  • Abandoned – Q4 2021
  • Chorus – TBA
  • Dying Light 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Elden Ring – TBA – Buy It
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • Far Cry 6 – TBA – Buy It
  • Final Fantasy XVI – TBA
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach – 2021
  • God of War sequel – 2021
  • Goodbye Volcano High – TBA
  • Gotham Knights – 2022
  • Gran Turismo 7 – TBA
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS5)  – TBA
  • Hogwarts Legacy – 2022
  • Horizon: Forbidden West – 2021
  • Jett: The Far Shore – TBA
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – TBA – Buy It
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • Pragmata – 2023
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – TBA – Buy It
  • Psychonauts 2 – TBA
  • Riders Republic – 2021
  • Scarlet Nexus – TBA – Buy It for PS4 | PS5
  • Season – TBA
  • SIFU – 2021
  • Solar Ash – 2021
  • System Shock Remastered – TBA
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine – TBA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – TBA – Buy It

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games

oddworld The Biggest Games Launching in May and Beyond | IGNThe Nintendo Switch just got New Pokemon Snap at the end of April, but May is no slouch in the release department. Miitopioa is coming May 21, and a demo is on the eShop right now. Oddworld Collection and World’s End Club will also release before month’s end.

May 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • The Colonists – May 4 – Buy It
  • Raiden IV x Mikado Remix – May 6 – Buy It
  • Skate City – May 6 – Buy It
  • Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir – May 14 – Buy It
  • Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind – May 14 – Buy It
  • Subnautica: Below Zero – May 14 – Buy It
  • Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield – May 19 – Buy It
  • Knockout City – May 21 – Buy It
  • Miitopia – May 21 – Buy It
  • Wanna Survive – May 21 – Buy It
  • King of Seas – May 25 – Buy It
  • Maneater – May 25 – Buy It
  • Very Very Valet – May 25 – Buy It
  • 7 Years from Now – May 27
  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers – May 27
  • Horse Club Adventures – May 27 – Buy It
  • Oddworld Collection – May 27 – Buy It
  • Weaving Tides – May 27 – Buy It
  • World’s End Club – May 28 – Buy It

June 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • DC Super Hero Girls Teen Power – June 4 – Buy It
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – June 10 – Buy It
  • Cris Tales – July 20 – Buy It
  • Legend of Mana – June 24 – Buy It
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush – June 25 – Buy It
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox – June 30 – Buy It

July 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – July 9
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – July 16 – Buy It
  • The Great Ace Attorney – July 27
  • NEO: The World Ends With You – July 27 – Buy It
  • Last Stop – TBA July

August 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • No More Heroes 3 – August 27 – Buy It

September 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed – September 30 – Buy It

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games – Release Date TBA

  • Aztech: Forgotten Gods – Fall 2021
  • Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny – Summer 2021 – Buy It
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Summer 2021
  • GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon – 2022
  • Hindsight – 2021
  • The House of the Dead Remake – TBA
  • King’s Bounty II – TBA
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – TBA – Buy It
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – Summer 2021
  • Neon White – Winter 2021
  • OlliOlli World – Winter 2021
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • The Outer Wilds – Summer 2021
  • Oxenfree 2 – 2021
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – TBA – Buy It
  • Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl – Late 2021
  • Pokemon Legends Arceus – Early 2022
  • Project Triangle Strategy (working title) – 2022 – Download Demo
  • Road 96 – 2021
  • Rune Factory 5 – 2021
  • Samurai Warriors 5 – Summer 2021
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer – Summer 2021
  • Splatoon 3 – 2022
  • Star Wars: Hunters – 2021
  • Stray – TBA
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – 2021
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – 2021 – Buy It
  • WRC 9 – TBA – Buy It

Upcoming Xbox One and Series X Games

mass-effect-legendary-edition The Biggest Games Launching in May and Beyond | IGNMay brings a number of great-looking third-party games to Xbox, including Biomutant, Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and more.

May 2021 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • The Colonists – May 4 – Buy It
  • Skate City – May 6 – Buy It
  • Resident Evil Village – May 7 – Buy It
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends – May 10 – Buy It
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition – May 14 – Buy It
  • Subnautica: Below Zero – May 14 – Buy It
  • Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield – May 19
  • Rust – May 21 – Buy It
  • An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs – May 25 – Buy It
  • Biomutant – May 25 – Buy It
  • King of Seas – May 25 – Buy It
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – May 27 – Buy It

June 2021 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – June 1 – Buy It
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 – June 4 – Buy It
  • Chivalry 2 – June 8 – Buy It
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood – June 8 – Buy It
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – June 10 – Buy It
  • Back 4 Blood – June 22 – Buy It
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance – June 22 – Buy It

September 2021 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Tales of Arise – September 10 – Buy It
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed – September 30 – Xbox One | Series X

Upcoming Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Games – Release Date TBA

  • Age of Empires IV – Fall 2021
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey – TBA
  • Ark 2 – TBA
  • As Dusk Falls – TBA
  • The Ascent – TBA
  • Avowed – TBA
  • Bright Memory Infinite – TBA
  • Chorus – TBA
  • Crossfire X – TBA
  • Dying Light 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Echo Generation – 2021
  • Elden Ring – TBA – Buy It
  • Everwild – TBA
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • ExoMecha – TBA
  • Fable – TBA
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Summer 2021
  • Far Cry 6 – TBA – Buy It
  • Forza Motorsport – TBA
  • Gotham Knights – 2022
  • Grounded – TBA (early access July 28)
  • The Gunk – Fall 2021
  • Halo Infinite – 2021 – Buy It
  • Hello Neighbor 2 – TBA
  • Hogwarts Legacy – 2022
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – TBA – Buy It
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator – Summer 2021
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • Perfect Dark – TBA
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis – TBA
  • Pragmata – 2023
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – TBA – Buy It
  • Psychonauts 2 – TBA
  • Riders Republic – 2021
  • Scarlet Nexus – TBA – Buy It
  • Scorn – TBA
  • Second Extinction – TBA
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – TBA
  • Shovel Knight Showdown – TBA
  • STALKER 2 – 2021
  • State of Decay 3 – TBA
  • System Shock Remastered – TBA
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine – TBA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Tide – TBA

Upcoming PC Games

days-gone-pc The Biggest Games Launching in May and Beyond | IGNThis month PC gamers get Days Gone, Resident Evil Village, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and many more, including a bunch of great-looking indies.

May 2021 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Demeo – May 6 – Buy It
  • Resident Evil Village – May 7 – Buy It
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends – May 10 – Buy It
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition – May 14 – Buy It
  • Days Gone – May 18 – Buy It
  • Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield – May 19 – Buy It
  • Grand Casino Tycoon – May 20 – Buy It
  • Of Bird and Cage – May 20 – Buy It
  • The Wild at Heart – May 20 – Buy It
  • Knockout City – May 21 – Buy It
  • An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs – May 25 – Buy It
  • Biomutant – May 25 – Buy It
  • King of Seas – May 25 – Buy It
  • 7 Years from Now – May 27 – Buy It
  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers – May 27
  • Highrisers – May 27 – Buy It
  • Horse Club Adventures – May 27 – Buy It
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground – May 27 – Buy It
  • Weaving Tides – May 27 – Buy It

June 2021 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Necromunda: Hired Gun – June 1 – Buy It
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 – June 4 – Buy It
  • Chivalry 2 – June 8
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood – June 8 – Buy It
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – June 10 – Buy It
  • Guilty Gear Strive – June 11 – Buy It
  • Back 4 Blood – June 22 – Buy It
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance – June 22 – Buy It

July 2021 – PC Game Release Dates

  • The Great Ace Attorney – July 27
  • Grounded – July 28 (early access)

September 2021 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Tales of Arise – September 10
  • Deathloop – September 14 – Buy It

January 2022 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Forspoken – January 2022

Upcoming PC Games – Release Date TBA

  • Age of Empires IV – Fall 2021
  • As Dusk Falls – TBA
  • Avowed – TBA
  • Bright Memory Infinite – TBA
  • Chorus – TBA
  • Dying Light 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Echo Generation – 2021
  • Elden Ring – TBA
  • Everwild – TBA
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • ExoMecha – TBA
  • Fable – TBA
  • Far Cry 6 – TBA – Buy It
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach – 2021
  • Forza Motorsport – TBA
  • Goodbye Volcano High – TBA
  • Gotham Knights – 2022
  • The Gunk – Fall 2021
  • Halo Infinite – 2021 – Buy It
  • Hello Neighbor 2 – TBA
  • Hogwarts Legacy – 2022
  • Jett: The Far Shore – TBA
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – TBA – Buy It
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • Perfect Dark – TBA
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis – TBA
  • Pragmata – 2023
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – TBA – Buy It
  • Psychonauts 2 – TBA
  • Riders Republic – 2021
  • Scarlet Nexus – TBA
  • Scorn – TBA
  • Season – TBA
  • Second Extinction – TBA
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – TBA
  • Shovel Knight Showdown – TBA
  • SIFU – 2021
  • Solar Ash – 2021
  • STALKER 2 – 2021
  • State of Decay 3 – TBA
  • System Shock Remastered – TBA – Buy It
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine – TBA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Tide – TBA

For more release date fun, check out our ongoing list of 4K UHD and Blu-ray release dates.

[poilib element=”accentDivider”] Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.
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