The month of May, with its numerous large budget releases, will aim to see the industry rebound from a pitiful April where sales of the Wii fell nearly fifty percent and Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Conviction took home top prize with not even half a million copies sold.
The release schedule ramps up to high gear in this month before E3, with major releases from Disney Interactive, Rockstar Games, Microst, Ubisoft and others making it a great month to finally reach to the wallet and go play.
Monday (May 17)
- Looksley’s Lineup (DSiWare)
- Frogger’s Return (DSiWare)
- BIT.TRIP.RUNNER (WiiWare)
Tuesday (May 18)
- Red Dead: Redemption (Xbox 360, PS3) – Rockstar Games is back in the saddle again with this open world action adventure title where players live as protagonist John Marston in the dying days of the cowboy. RDR is full of all the animated characters, engaging dialogue, weapons and death normally associated with a Rockstar title.
- Split/Second (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – This “high-octane” racer is not like Forza or Need For Speed, it’s all about destruction and being able to race through it and sit atop the podium.
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – A week before Jake Gyllenhaal invades theaters with The Sands of Time, Ubisoft tells the tale between games of old, allowing players to learn the history of what happened between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within.
- Alan Wake (Xbox 360) – In this literally dark tale within a tale, you’ll travel to the fictional town of Bright Falls for what you hoped to be a vacation…only it’s not. Wield your flashlight and shine through the darkness to live to see the light of tomorrow.
- Trauma Team (Wii) – Take to the table yet again in this Atlus made surgical motion controlled title.
- Dragon Age: Origins Darkspawn Chronicles (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – BioWare unleashes even more content for the expansive RPG.
- Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow (DS) – More Blue Dragon. Has that ever been a bad thing?
- Attack of the Movies 3D (Wii, Xbox 360)
- Shrek Forever After (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS) – Yet another movie tie in. Apparently, this is the final Shrek film.
The list of new releases doesn’t end here however. Looking ahead to the coming weeks are such releases as Green Day: Rock Band on June 8, Super Mario Galaxy 2, ModNation Racers, UFC 2010 and more. Stay tuned!