There are plenty of games on the horizon as we near the halfway mark of May. This episode of New Releases is great for Nintendo Switch owners, with the sharp turns of Star Wars Episode I: Racer and the smooth sounds of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix. Meanwhile, Deep Rock Galactic leaves early access, and Ion Fury gets its console release. Finally, sports fans can take a swing with Super Mega Baseball 3.
Star Wars Episode I: Racer — May 12
Available on: Switch
The racing game you might have played a long, long time ago is back. It’s got modern controls, but you’ll still be racing across the same tracks as Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and more. There’s no online multiplayer, unfortunately, but you can race others via splitscreen or the Switch’s LAN connection. PS4 players will sadly have to wait a bit longer, as that version of the game has been delayed.
Deep Rock Galactic — May 13
Available on: Xbox One, PC
Space dwarves with guns–that’s the pitch for Deep Rock Galactic. Choose from an engineer, gunner, driller, and scout as you explore randomly generated mines full of alien bugs. You can explore with friends in four-player co-op to make your spelunking a little smoother as you fight off all sorts of alien bugs.
Super Mega Baseball 3 — May 13
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
It might look cartoony, but Super Mega Baseball 3 is all about realistic simulation. The latest in the series has improved mechanics for picking off, stealing, pitching, and hitting. You can also import your custom teams from Super Mega Baseball 2 if you’d rather not make them from scratch this time around.
Ion Fury — May 14
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Ion Fury puts you in the shoes of a bomb disposal worker nicknamed Bombshell, and if that sounds familiar, it’s because this shooter is a prequel to 2016’s Bombshell–same name, same protagonist. And if it looks familiar, that’s because it’s from 3D Realms, the makers of Duke Nukem 3D. That should give you a good idea of how it’ll feel to battle cyber-soldiers in Neo DC.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix — May 15
Available on: Switch
The latest in Miku’s rhythm game series is (mega) mixing things up. You can play through her songs with standard button presses in Arcade Mode or use the Switch’s Joy-Con motion controls in Mix Mode. There’s also a fun T-shirt maker for dressing up Miku with your personal designs. The Eshop demo is available now if you want a little appetizer.