If you haven't noticed my trend, I post these threads around 10 days to one week before the next month. Just so you can discuss all the games before the month (maybe even during ) and then continue discussion on the release threads. YEAH STRATEGY. Well, it's better than April at least. You can read the Wii version of this thread right here Some rules and stuff. Warning: Spoilers inside! - No flaming. If I list a game you don't like, too bad. If I don't, too bad. - This is mainly North American releases, sorry. I'll, on occasion, do a European or Japanese release if it's big enough and not already out in America. - If a game is already released in English and is being released again for another region, I won't bother adding it. Like say if Super Mario Galaxy 2 was out in America in April (it won't) and it came out in May in Europe, I won't list it for May. I'll also do the same if a game was released in English (aka Europe or America) and is being released in Japan. - I get my dates from GameFaqs, Wikipedia, and IGN, so if a date is wrong don't blame me. You can, of course, point it out and ask me to fix it if you have the right date. Dementium II Developed by: Renegade Kid Published by: SouthPeak Interactive Release date: May 4th Genre: FPS My Hype Level: Guild level meter delayed until next month GBAtemp Hype Level: Hype level meter delayed until next month The following text (even the release notice) was from last month. Obviously there's a trend. It was set for release last month, but it's now been moved to this month. So, yeah... Anyway, I'm too chickenshit to play the first game and probably this. FPS games on the DS have been decent enough, but just cause shitty hand cramps a lot, which is a huge turn off to me. Still, Dementium II looks high quality and should be sure to please DS FPS and horror fans, as well as anyone who just likes to see lead fly. Tetris Party Deluxe Developed by: Hudson Soft/Tetris Online, Inc. Published by: Majesco Release date: May 25th Genre: Puzzle My Hype Level: The first one was awesome GBAtemp Hype Level: Vaguely remembering this... I posted a few news articles regarding Tetris Party Deluxe a while back but I sorta forgot until now. The first Tetris Party is like the best WiiWare game ever. Don't say "OH WORLD OF GOO IS BETTER" because I put a lot of hours into Tetris Party. The multiplayer was awesome. This is the sequel, with more modes and stuff, and also with a DS version. Looking forward to this puppy, as I wasn't too fond of Tetris DS for some reason. Dawn of Heroes Developed by: Wicked Studious Published by: Majesco Release date: May 25th Genre: Strategy RPG My Hype Level: I got sick of this genre a long time ago GBAtemp Hype Level: Some minor buzz Yet another game pushed back to May. April showers bring May flowers, I guess. Anyway, it's a SRPG so off the bat I'm not too interested (not that it's a bad genre, I'm just really sick of them), but it looks like it has some decent potential. Jam with the Band Developed by: Nintendo R&D2/Nintendo SDD Published by: Nintendo Release date: May 21st (Europe) Genre: Music My Hype Level: This looks really promising GBAtemp Hype Level: HOLY SHIT A LOCALIZATION IDK what the Jam with the Band official cover art is, so this is the one for Daigasso. I think... Anyway, Jam with the Band is the European "localization" of Daigasso! Band Brothers. Well, really, it's like the Elite Beat Agents to Osu! Tatakae! Ouedan! So that means the same general concept but different songs and stuff to appeal to a different audience. Which is good because most J-Pop makes me cringe (some J-Rock isn't bad). Keep your eyes pealed! Iron Man 2 Developed by: Sega Studio USA Published by: Sega Release date: May 4th Genre: Shooter My Hype Level: Hm, it may actually work GBAtemp Hype Level: Shovelware Raise your hand if you're seeing this in theaters? Or raise your other hand if you saw the movie when it leaked months ago? Anyway, most movie-to-video game conversions are usually pawned as shit, but the DS has actually a surprising record of being decent. Speed Racer was awesome, as were Star Wars: Episode III, Over the Hedge, etc. The impressions have made this as a 2-D shmup/beat em up of sorts, so it could be pretty good. But then again it could be shit. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Developed by: I actually couldn't find this out Published by: Ubisoft Release date: May 18th (America), May 20th (Australia), May 21st (Europe) Genre: Platformer/Action My Hype Level: A possible return to 2-D Prince? GBAtemp Hype Level: WHERE'S THE WII VERSION? Well, most of the Forgotten Sands versions are getting some decent buzz, outside of the DS version. And with these types of games, the DS usually gets the short end of the stick. Well, I think this is gonna be 2-D instead of 3-D (which is good since the DS isn't exactly great with 3-D, especially on Prince of Persia's scale), so it could be good. Or it could suck. Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Developed by: Tri-Crescendo Published by: D3 Publishers Release date: May 18th Genre: RTS/RPG My Hype Level: What the fuck is Blue Dragon GBAtemp Hype Level: IDK I couldn't find the American cover art anywhere, so I think this is the Japanese one. I really have no idea what Blue Dragon is, but what I know is that the first DS game was kinda a RTS/RPG hybrid and was supposedly pretty decent. I haven't tried it and really have no desire to, though. But hey, if you're a Blue Dragon fan out there, this may just be for you. Other titles - Picross 3D: 5/3 (America) (I already did a piece on this for the European version, so that's why it wasn't in this month's article) - Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no Kiseki: 5/20 (Japan) - Medarot DS: Kabuto Version/Kuwagata Version: 5/27 (Japan) - Legend of Kay: 5/28 (Europe) (Provided that it's not delayed ) Overall Summary Better than April at least. We get some decent titles, with April's push backs of Dementium II and Dawn of Heroes, as well as the new Tetris Party, the localized version of Daigasso!, a sequel to Blue Dragon, and some potential stinkers or winners in Iron Man 2 and Prince of Persia. Next month is relatively decent. There's the Mega Man Zero Collection for the fanboys, the new Transformers games, some Japanese attack with Ghost Trick and Love Plus +, as well as the new Puzzle Quest and Lego Harry Potter. Can the DS be picking up from a shitty April? Have a nice May!