There's some stuff here and there If I missed a game you really want coverage on then simply send your write up to me (via PM). If it's good enough and follows proper formatting I'll add it here with credit to you! Check the "Other Releases" section at the bottom and see the bolded games to see what games I would want write ups for but am not all too qualified to do myself. You can also do write-ups for games not bolded or games I didn't even list. Sometimes things slip my eye. 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 Half Life 2: Episode 3 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. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Portable Platform: PSP, 3DS Developed by: ARC System Works Published by: Aksys Games Release date: May 31st (North America) Genre: Fighting My Hype Level: Not really seeing why fighting games are getting handheld ports GBAtemp Hype Level: Some will probably want. Boxart provided by Rockstar. Thanks Meh, I don't really see the point of fighting games on handhelds nowadays. I mean, they seem really focused on multiplayer, and it's just a pain to organize multiplayer on hanhdelds. The online is worse, the local requires two systems (while you can just buy a Xbox 360/PS3 and the game for less than say 2 3DS sysetms), and the controls aren't any better than your regular controller or fight stick. I'm not a fan, but apparently the first BlazBlue Portable did well enough to justify a sequel. [/p] Dead or Alive: Dimensions Platform: 3DS Developed by: Team Ninja Published by: Tecmo Koei Release date: May 19th (Japan), May 20th (Europe), May 24th (North America), May 26th (Australia) Genre: Fighting My Hype Level: See rant above GBAtemp Hype Level: OMG DOA DIMENSIONS You can see my rant above on portable fighting games. As for DoA, I never really saw it as a big fighting game. It's there, but it ain't stuff I hear about having a big tournament scene. Maybe I'm wrong. [/p] Brink Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC Developed by: Splash Damage Published by: Bethesda Softworks Release date: May 10th (North America), May 12th (Australia), May 13th (Europe), May 26th (Japan) Genre: FPS My Hype Level: I have my doubts GBAtemp Hype Level: My friends are hyping the shit out of it. My friends have been hyping this like all hell recently, but I have my doubts. First off, it just seems a game nutty about multiplayer. And as any online gamer may know (at least for the PS3/Xbox 360), online gaming is quite a boy's club. It's hard to get a stable online community. Sure, my friends say "OH WE'LL KEEP PLAYING IT THOUGH!" but that's what they said about Monday Night Combat. Which none of my friends play any more. I'm glad I skipped that one. [/p] MotorStorm Apocalypse Platform: Playstation 3 Developed by: Evolution Studios Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment Release date: May 3rd (North America) Genre: Racing My Hype Level: Never tried MotorStorm GBAtemp Hype Level: VROOM VROOM I'm not a big racing fan and if I do play racing games, it better have some action. I was a huge Crash Team Racing fan on the PSX (I still say it's better than Mario Kart), a pretty consistent Mario Kart player on the Gamecube/Wii, and I do like my share of Burnout games. I like all those mainly because there's action in it. It's not just about slimming a few seconds off each lap, it's about shit blowing up and chaos. MotorStorm, although I haven't played it, looks a bit more action packed than, say, Gran Turismo (SNORE), and I guess I should be giving some of the PSP iterations a try soon. [/p] LA Noire Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3 Developed by: Team Bondi Published by: Rockstar Games Release date: May 17th (America), May 20th (Australia, Europe) Genre: Adventure My Hype Level: I don't like mysteries GBAtemp Hype Level: I don't know if a lot of fans will know what they're getting into. I haven't really seen so much on it despite getting the shit hyped up about it. But if this is REALLY a detective game, I have a feeling a lot of people will be approaching it like it's just Grand Theft Auto: 1940's. For all I know it could be that (it's Rockstar, after all), but for all we know it could be more of a streamlined mystery solving game. I have a feeling it'll either reach great heights or just be a complete bust. [/p] No More Heroes: Paradise Platform: Playstation 3 Developed by: Feel Plus/Grasshopper Manufacturers Published by: Konami Release date: May 19th (Australia), May 20th (Europe) Genre: Action My Hype Level: Will buy a PS3 for this game alone GBAtemp Hype Level: Probably will stick to the Wii version As you may or may not know, I'm a gigantic NMH nut. I loved the first game. It's fucking amazing. The second game... It kinda fell flat for me. But when I heard of the HD port of the original, I went giddy. Unfortunately, there's no Xbox 360 version (Japan got one but we didn't), so I may have to resort to buying a PS3/Move just for this game alone. When I have the money of course. And when it comes to America, of course. [/p] Red Faction: Armageddon Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC Developed by: Volition Published by: THQ, Syfy Games Release date: May 31st (North America) Genre: Third person action My Hype Level: I can't wait. Guerrilla was awesome. GBAtemp Hype Level: Probably meh Thanks to Fudge for the write-up This is gonna be epic. Red Faction: Guerrilla is insanely fun. The destruction in that game is so detailed. I spent hours just taking structures out. They made improvements to the engine and added new weaponry in Armageddon, so it should be even more fun. There is no competitive multiplayer this time around, although thats OK considering the MP in Guerrilla wasn't the greatest. I've been hyping this for awhile now and it looks very promising. Can't wait.[/p] Other titles - Dream Trigger 3D: 5/10 (North America) Next month has Alice: Madness Returns (which I super want) and Duke Nukem Forever (which I don't care about). There's a few other things as well. Stay classy GBAtemp!