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    May 2019

    Rise Of Industry (Dapper Penguin Studios): May 2

    The 20th century is here! As an aspiring tycoon you must ensure that you can meet the demands of the ever-changing world as you build factories, production chains, and logistical support, creating an unmatched industrial powerhouse. Rise of Industry leaves early access this May.

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    Close To The Sun (Storm In A Teacup): May 2

    Nikola Tesla: Brilliant inventor, or deranged madman? That’s what you’ll find out in this alternate history with a sci-fi and steampunk twist. Close to the Sun, a psychological thriller, takes you to Tesla’s grand metropolis where nothing is what it seems and horrors may lurk in every corner.

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    Shakedown: Hawaii (Vblank Entertainment): May 7

    Shakedown: Hawaii touts itself as a “parody of big business” where you can use underhanded tactics (and criminal acts) to build yourself an unrivaled profit-making empire.

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    Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Sega): May 9

    Two rival yakuza clans. Two rival gangsters. Only one can survive in this clash. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remastered version of the second game in the Yakuza franchise.

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    Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3 – Wastelands (DONTNOD): May 9

    The continuation of your adventure in Life Is Strange 2.

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    Thea 2: The Shattering (MuHa Games): May 13

    The sequel to the 4X, card-battler, RPG hybrid leaves Early Access this May.

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    Rage 2 (Avalanche Studios, id Software): May 14

    The game is set sometime after an asteroid devastates Earth as factions vie for control of resources. Rage 2 follows Walker, the last Ranger of the Vineland as he fights to survive in this dystopian world. Equipped with a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and special powers, Walker is on a mission to take down the tyrannical Authority.

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    A Plague Tale: Innocence (Asobo Studio): May 14

    Siblings Amicia and Hugo must survive in a world ravagaed by the bubonic plague. Beware, there are LOTS of rats!

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    Sniper Elite V2 Remastered (Rebellion): May 14

    Return to World War II as Karl Fairburne so you can snipe more Nazis — including Hitler — in the balls.

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    Druidstone: The Secret Of Menhir Forest (Ctrl Alt Ninja Ltd): May 15

    A turn-based tactical RPG from the makers of the Legend of Grimrock series.

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    Surviving Mars: Green Planet (Haemimont Games): May 16

    Surviving Mars had you start a colony on the red planet. Now, its Green Planet DLC will allow you to terraform it. Green Planet will allow you to start the undertaking of several terraforming projects or construction works that can alter the world around you… sometimes that can lead to drastic results.

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    Dark Future: Blood Red States (Auroch Digital): May 16

    Car combat and vehicular mayhem is back on the menu in this adaptation of Games Workshop’s classic miniature war game.

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    Bubsy Paws on Fire (Choice Provisions): May 16

    Say hello once more to the platforming, adventuring bobcat.

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    Konami Anniversary Collection: Castlevania (Konami): May 16

    More classic games celebrating Konami’s 50th anniversary will arrive from the Castlevania and Contra franchises.

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    Death End re;Quest (Idea Factory): May 16

    From the makers of the Neptunia and Agarest series of games comes an RPG that blends multiple mechanics from other genres. Heck, you might even find yourself fighting enemies akin to an FPS or a fighting game.

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    Team Sonic Racing (SEGA): May 21

    Hedgehogs go racing.

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    Observation (No Code): May 21

    A sci-fi thriller from the makers of Stories Untold.

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    Total War: Three Kingdoms (Creative Assembly): May 23

    Wei, Wu, Shu, and other factions vie for control towards the end of the Han Dynasty in a Total War game set during the Three Kingdoms period of China.

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    Pathologic 2 (Ice-Pick Lodge): May 23

    A psychological thriller where you have only 12 days to find a cure for a dreaded plague. You make choices that can alter the lives of citizens, or end them outright, as you claw your way to survival.

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    Battalion 1944 (Bulkhead Interactive): May 23

    Head back to the open fields and bombed-out cities of World War II in this first-person shooter.

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    Layers Of Fear 2 (Bloober Team): May 28

    Want to make it big in Hollywood? First, you’ll need to head to an ocean liner for a meeting. Next thing you know, you’re in a horror movie where the scares and horror are real. If its predecessor and Observer (another Bloober Team creation) are any indication, then you can expect a terrifyingly good time.

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    Vambrace: Cold Soul (Devespresso Games): May 28

    A fantasy rogue-like set in a harsh, bleak landscape.

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    Draugen (Red Thread Games): May 29

    A first-person adventure game where you need to solve the mystery of your sister’s disappearance.

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    Conan Unconquered (Petroglyph): May 29

    An RTS set in the Conan universe. Time to see your enemies driven before you, and hear the lamentations of competitive gamers.

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    The Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital): May 30

    In 20 minutes, the sun will go supernova and worlds will burn. That’s only the start of your adventure as you repeat the same cycle to solve the mystery and find out the true story.oute

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    Steamworld Quest: Hand Of Gilgamech (Image & Form Games): May 31

    Head back to the Steamworld, uh, world, no, universe, in a full-fledged RPG with some card-battling mechanics.

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    Jason Rodriguez
    I'm a small business owner who's also writing on the side, contributing in various websites under the Enthusiast Gaming umbrella -- Destructoid, Flixist, Daily Esports, PlayStation Enthusiast, and PC Invasion. My Steam library has 1,131 games at the moment so we definitely have a lot of things to talk about.

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