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Not really a sequel and not really a reboot, Arkane Studios’ Prey takes its title from a 2006 Human Head Studios shooter—and not much else. Whereas that original game followed a Native American protagonist caught up in a massive alien invasion of Earth, the new Prey tells the story of Morgan Yu, trapped aboard the Talos-1 space station as he or she (the choice is yours) fights off a mysterious race of aliens known as the Typhon. Why keep the title? Who knows. But with the team studio behind the Dishonored games at the helm, there’s plenty of reason to believe Prey has more to offer than a deeply confusing lineage.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for this week:

Prey (May 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Arkane Studios

Why we’re excited: Designed as a spiritual successor to System Shock, the same series that inspired BioShock, Prey looks to offer a deep first-person shooter experience full of imaginative weapons and powers in a gorgeously designed sci-fi setting. The early buzz: Last year, Prey publisher Bethesda changed its policy on reviews and no longer offers up early copies for appraisal. That means there’s no Metacritic score on any platform, and there probably won’t be for some time after launch. First contact: If you’re not sure what to make of Prey, check out EGM’s exclusive footage of the game captured at a recent event. Or, if you prefer the hands-on approach, you can download a demo featuring the game’s opening area on consoles.

TumbleSeed (May 2nd)

Available for: PS4, Switch, PC, Mac
Publisher: aeiowu
Developer: Benedict Fritz, Greg Wohlwend, Joel Corelitz, David Laskey, Jenna Blazevich

Why we’re excited: This roguelike follows a seed on its journey to climb up a procedurally generated mountain, forcing players to make clever use of powers and upgrades to overcome obstacles along the way. The early buzz: At time of writing, only the Switch version has enough reviews for a Metacritic average. It’s sitting at a quite solid 83 out of 100. Seed it for yourself: If you want to understand TumbleSeed‘s quirky gameplay, it’s probably best to see it in action. Check out the game’s trailer if you’re interested.

Nioh Dragon of the North DLC (May 2nd)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Koei Tecmo, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Team Ninja

Why we’re excited: This Nioh expansion keeps the game’s focus on Japanese history and mythology intact, focusing on the real-life figure of Lord Masamune Date, who ruled the Sendai feudal domain and developed a reputation for tactical brilliance and ruthlessness. Set after the events of the main game, Dragon of the North tasks hero William with taking on Date and a variety of new Yokai enemies to actually, finally restore peace to Japan. Well, at least until the next DLC rolls along. The early buzz: Only one review has been published so far, but it’s a positive one. Destructoid’s Chris Carter gave the DLC an 8.0 out of 10. Chasing the dragon: Be sure to give Dragon of the North‘s launch trailer a watch to get a better feel for the challenges you’ll be facing within.

Also releasing this week:

May 2nd

ACA NeoGeo Last Resort (PS4, Xbox One)
Arcane (pre)Raise (PC)
Big Hit VR Baseball (PC, Vive)
The Caligula Effect (Vita)
GNOG (PS4, PSVR)
NieR: Automata 3C3C1D119440927 DLC (PS4, PC)
Nioh Dragon of the North DLC (PS4)
Seance: The Unquiet (PC, Rift, Vive, OSVR)
Super Rude Bear Resurrection (PS4)
TumbleSeed (PS4, Switch, PC, Mac)

May 3rd

Fighter of Evil (PC)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC)
Planetbase (Xbox One)
Royal Offense (PC, Mac)
Steep Winterfest DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Time in Time (PC)

May 4th

Citadale: The Legends Trilogy (Wii U)
Dolphin Up (PC)
Dumbass Drivers! (PC)
Fifteen (Wii U)
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity (PS4, Xbox One)
Galer: Plague of Heroes (PC)
Infinite Golf (3DS)
Spaceplan (PC, Mac)
Triple Breakout (Wii U, 3DS)
Wars Across The World (PC, Mac)

May 5th

AFL Evolution (PS4, Xbox One)
Bit Dungeon+ (Xbox One)
Chronicle of Innsmouth (PC)
Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, Xbox One)
Griptape Backbone (PC, Mac, Linux)
Last Hours Of Jack (PC)
Prey (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Rozkol (PC)
Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure (PC)
Shio (PC, Mac)
Save the Ninja Clan (Xbox One)
Super Rude Bear Resurrection (PC, Mac, Linux)
World to the West (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux)

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The biggest new games out this week: May 2nd–8th

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week.

By EGM Staff | 05/2/2017 02:15 PM PT

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Not really a sequel and not really a reboot, Arkane Studios’ Prey takes its title from a 2006 Human Head Studios shooter—and not much else. Whereas that original game followed a Native American protagonist caught up in a massive alien invasion of Earth, the new Prey tells the story of Morgan Yu, trapped aboard the Talos-1 space station as he or she (the choice is yours) fights off a mysterious race of aliens known as the Typhon. Why keep the title? Who knows. But with the team studio behind the Dishonored games at the helm, there’s plenty of reason to believe Prey has more to offer than a deeply confusing lineage.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for this week:

Prey (May 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Arkane Studios

Why we’re excited: Designed as a spiritual successor to System Shock, the same series that inspired BioShock, Prey looks to offer a deep first-person shooter experience full of imaginative weapons and powers in a gorgeously designed sci-fi setting. The early buzz: Last year, Prey publisher Bethesda changed its policy on reviews and no longer offers up early copies for appraisal. That means there’s no Metacritic score on any platform, and there probably won’t be for some time after launch. First contact: If you’re not sure what to make of Prey, check out EGM’s exclusive footage of the game captured at a recent event. Or, if you prefer the hands-on approach, you can download a demo featuring the game’s opening area on consoles.

TumbleSeed (May 2nd)

Available for: PS4, Switch, PC, Mac
Publisher: aeiowu
Developer: Benedict Fritz, Greg Wohlwend, Joel Corelitz, David Laskey, Jenna Blazevich

Why we’re excited: This roguelike follows a seed on its journey to climb up a procedurally generated mountain, forcing players to make clever use of powers and upgrades to overcome obstacles along the way. The early buzz: At time of writing, only the Switch version has enough reviews for a Metacritic average. It’s sitting at a quite solid 83 out of 100. Seed it for yourself: If you want to understand TumbleSeed‘s quirky gameplay, it’s probably best to see it in action. Check out the game’s trailer if you’re interested.

Nioh Dragon of the North DLC (May 2nd)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Koei Tecmo, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Team Ninja

Why we’re excited: This Nioh expansion keeps the game’s focus on Japanese history and mythology intact, focusing on the real-life figure of Lord Masamune Date, who ruled the Sendai feudal domain and developed a reputation for tactical brilliance and ruthlessness. Set after the events of the main game, Dragon of the North tasks hero William with taking on Date and a variety of new Yokai enemies to actually, finally restore peace to Japan. Well, at least until the next DLC rolls along. The early buzz: Only one review has been published so far, but it’s a positive one. Destructoid’s Chris Carter gave the DLC an 8.0 out of 10. Chasing the dragon: Be sure to give Dragon of the North‘s launch trailer a watch to get a better feel for the challenges you’ll be facing within.

Also releasing this week:

May 2nd

ACA NeoGeo Last Resort (PS4, Xbox One)
Arcane (pre)Raise (PC)
Big Hit VR Baseball (PC, Vive)
The Caligula Effect (Vita)
GNOG (PS4, PSVR)
NieR: Automata 3C3C1D119440927 DLC (PS4, PC)
Nioh Dragon of the North DLC (PS4)
Seance: The Unquiet (PC, Rift, Vive, OSVR)
Super Rude Bear Resurrection (PS4)
TumbleSeed (PS4, Switch, PC, Mac)

May 3rd

Fighter of Evil (PC)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC)
Planetbase (Xbox One)
Royal Offense (PC, Mac)
Steep Winterfest DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Time in Time (PC)

May 4th

Citadale: The Legends Trilogy (Wii U)
Dolphin Up (PC)
Dumbass Drivers! (PC)
Fifteen (Wii U)
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity (PS4, Xbox One)
Galer: Plague of Heroes (PC)
Infinite Golf (3DS)
Spaceplan (PC, Mac)
Triple Breakout (Wii U, 3DS)
Wars Across The World (PC, Mac)

May 5th

AFL Evolution (PS4, Xbox One)
Bit Dungeon+ (Xbox One)
Chronicle of Innsmouth (PC)
Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, Xbox One)
Griptape Backbone (PC, Mac, Linux)
Last Hours Of Jack (PC)
Prey (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Rozkol (PC)
Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure (PC)
Shio (PC, Mac)
Save the Ninja Clan (Xbox One)
Super Rude Bear Resurrection (PC, Mac, Linux)
World to the West (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux)

Read More