This week's episode of New Releases is all about the hunt with Dauntless--but you might also find yourself being hunted with Resident Evil HD, Resident Evil 4, and Resident Evil 0 making their debut on Nintendo Switch. Things are just as tense in the sci-fi thriller Observation and the historical strategy title Total War: Three Kingdoms. For a less intense, family-friendly time, you can also take a few laps with Team Sonic Racing.
Resident Evil 1/4/0 -- May 21
Available on: Switch
Nintendo Switch is getting a trio of horrifying games this week. These three Resident Evil titles are all sold separately on the Eshop, but you can pick up Resident Evil 1 and 0 in the combined Origins Collection at retail. The original game stars Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine in the Spencer Mansion, 0 is a prequel featuring Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen in an abandoned facility, and 4 sees Leon Kennedy searching for the president's daughter in Spain.
- Three Resident Evil Games Headed To Nintendo Switch, Release Dates Confirmed
Team Sonic Racing -- May 21
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
As the name implies, Team Sonic Racing is about winning together--but not always by coming in first place. Other game modes challenge you to collect rings or get the fastest lap time. You can customize every character's kart to your liking too.
Dauntless -- May 21
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Dauntless is all about taking down big beasts, called Behemoths, with your friends--think of it like a free-to-play Monster Hunter. You can choose from a variety of weapons and don all sorts of cosmetics to customize your particular hunter. Dauntless is leaving beta for a full launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One this week, while Switch and mobile versions are planned for a later date.
- Free Monster Hunter-Like Game, Dauntless, Gets A PS4 / Xbox One / PC Release Date
Observation -- May 21
Available on: PS4, PC
Observation is set on a space station where something went very wrong, and it's up to Dr. Emma Fisher to figure out what happened. But you don't play this sci-fi thriller as her; instead, you control SAM, the station's AI. You'll use a variety of tools to examine various chambers and open doors as you guide the doctor around.
Total War: Three Kingdoms -- May 23
Available on: PC
The long-running strategy series is headed to China for the first time, where 12 different factions can battle for control. Victory is achieved by capturing a city or by slaying the opposing army's generals. It's not that simple, though, as the generals you choose create certain limitations for the types of troops you command during battle.
- Is Total War: Three Kingdoms The Best Total War Yet?
Believe it or not, there's still one more round of May games to talk about next week. The next episode of New Releases will tackle the PSVR shooter Blood & Truth and get a little sporty with Cricket 19.