This week in May is a real roller coaster, from the bombastic, gun-toting Rage 2 to the slower, puzzle-filled A Plague Tale: Innocence. It’s also a bit eerie thanks to the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and console ports of Darkwood. If that’s all too heavy for you, you can always just go for a run and blow off some steam with Bubsy: Paws on Fire.

Rage 2 — May 14

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The world of Rage 2 is overrun with mutants and ruled by a group known as the Authority. As Walker, you can lay waste to both of these factions with guns and powerful Nanotrite abilities. You can also drive any vehicle you see in the open world, opening up plenty of roadkill opportunities.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence — May 14

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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A Plague Tale is set during the Black Death, and you’ll spend the game trying not to catch it. Siblings Amicia and Hugo have to avoid infected rats and evil knights, and that’s accomplished by solving puzzles and slinging stones. Luckily, Amicia can craft custom ammo for her sling.

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Darkwood — May 14 (PS4) / May 16 (Switch) / May 17 (Xbox One)

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch

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Making its console debut this week is Darkwood, a top-down survival horror game. During the day, you’ll spend your time gathering resources and crafting items. When night falls, you’ll have to use everything you collected to defend your base from monsters. You’ll get different endings depending on how you interact with NPCs too.

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Castlevania Anniversary Collection — May 16

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

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The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is loaded: the $20 bundle includes Castlevania, Simon’s Quest, Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV, The Adventure, Belmont’s Revenge,Bloodlines, and Kid Dracula–and this is the first time Kid Dracula has come to the West. The collection also includes an ebook full of artwork from all eight games.

Bubsy: Paws On Fire! — May 16

Available on: PS4, PC

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Paws on Fire takes is an endless runner spinoff of the Bubsy series, brought to you by the team behind the Bit.Trip Runner games. You can dash through the levels as Bubsy or three of his pals, each of which has their own distinct play style. No matter whom you choose, you’ll be gunning for a high score across the game’s goofy levels–you’ll just have to wait until summer for the Nintendo Switch version.

There are still a bunch of games coming in May. Next week, New Releases will take a look at the Switch ports of Resident Evil HD, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4.



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