Following the release of Prey and a handful of other big games last week, this week’s schedule doesn’t have too many notable launches, but there are some interesting-looking titles to take note of.. Here are our picks for the games releasing 8-12 May 2017:
Release date: 9 May 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
If you’re looking for some old-school sporting chaos (and possibly ruining friendships), NBA Playgrounds is releasing digitally this week. The two-on-two arcade basketball title that takes hints from NBA Jam and NBA Street will feature current and former NBA players on street courts. The initial roster includes legends such as Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal. Saber also plans to add “hundreds” of additional players to the roster after the release of NBA Playgrounds.
How much does it cost? $19.99 (R270)
Release date: 9 May 2017 (PS4, Xbox One)
One of the best handheld games around is LocoRoco. The PSP rhythm game was a fun, colourful, and intriguing puzzle-platformer when it first released back in 2006, and now it’s making its way to the PS4 with remastered visuals, sounds, and enhanced gameplay. More specifically, the game utilises the additional capabilities offered by the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller to control the LocoRoco via “tilting or bumping” the landscape in order to help them navigate through the level and keep them out of harm’s way.
How much does it cost? R239 on the Playstation Network
Release date: 9 May 2017 (PC, PS4)
If you’re craving a bit of mid-90s nostalgia, and one heck of a bloody romp, Strafe is the much-needed throwback to the first-person shooters of yesteryear. Complete with polygonal graphics and questionable physics, Strafe is the sci-fi infused middle-finger to “realistic” military shooters of today, bringing a shoot-first-ask-questions-later attitude to modern gamers. Despite the crazy aesthetic, the game actually features an impressive technical feature: randomly generated levels. Every time you die, the level changes, meaning you won’t be fighting the same monsters in the same room every time you respawn.
How much does it cost? R219 on Steam (PC) | PS4 version not yet listed.
Resident Evil — Code: Veronica X
Release date: 10 May 2017 (PS4)
Classic horror makes its way to PS4 this week, with Resident Evil — Code: Veronica X getting a re-release with a few technical tweaks. Resident Evil — Code: Veronica X is an updated version of the Dreamcast original, and tells the story of Claire Redfield’s search for her brother three months after the events of Resident Evil 2. This enhanced version, which released for PS2 in 2001, features an additional nine minutes of cutscenes and a few graphical improvements.
How much does it cost? TBA
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