May might be the lead-up to E3, but there are a lot of big games dropping before we learned about all the new stuff we'll be playing in the future. There are two updated games from the past, with Dark Souls Remastered and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze jumping onto Nintendo Switch. We've also got two sequels: the RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire and the zombie survival game State of Decay 2. There's also the PS4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human for you android fans.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze -- May 4
Available on: Switch
If you missed out on the original Wii U release, here's a chance to join Donkey Kong, Diddy, Trixie, and Cranky for the polar-themed platforming adventure again. Funky Kong also joins the fun this time, and playing as him is perfect for players who want an easier time. He can use his surfboard to land on dangerous surfaces or hover.
- Watch Switch Gameplay Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's New Funky Mode
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire -- May 8
Available on: PC
The crowdfunded RPG sequel leveling up for a new adventure. Your journey will take your through the Deadfire Archipelago, with tons of islands to explore and quests to complete. Since you'll be sailing so much, expect a good amount of ship-to-ship combat too.
- Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire Lives The Pirate's Life In The Upcoming CRPG Adventure
State of Decay 2 -- May 22
Available on: Xbox One, PC
State of Decay 2 is also expanding its world, and this time, you can attempt to survive in it with friends in four-play co-op. Together, you can build up your base, level up your people, and travel the world looking for other survivors in need.
- State Of Decay 2: New Look At Fresh Gameplay
Dark Souls Remastered -- May 25
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
One of May's most anticipated games is one you might have already played, but Dark Souls is cutting into the current generation with a bunch of quality-of-life and resolution improvements. In fact, you can slay your foes in 4K at 60 FPS if you have a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, or capable PC.
- Dark Souls Remastered: Here's What's Different
Detroit: Become Human -- May 25
Available on: PS4
If you're familiar with director David Cage and his studio Quantic Dream, you know his games are all about making tough choices that lead to drastically different consequences. This time, you'll be making those choices for a bunch androids who've just gained sentience. Detroit looks to be a heady game that touches on some deep topics, like what it means to be human.