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New video games releasing in May 2024 - 'Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II' (2024) | Image: Ninja Theory

Best New Video Games Releasing in May 2024

The gaming forecast for May 2024 is bright, promising, and more accurate than what you’d expect from the TV weatherman. During the final month of autumn, we’ll tap into some big Xbox sequels, racing sims, PC ports and anticipated indie gems. There’s also a strong showing from the Nintendo Switch, proving your favourite ageing handheld is alive and kicking.

Our most anticipated games of May 2024 include Sensua’s Sage: Hellblade II, F1 24, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, The Rogue Prince of Persia and World of Goo 2. We’re also keen to revisit MultiVersus and Ghost of Tsushima with its PC release. Explore our recommendations and delve into the best new video games launching in May 2024. 

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

  • Platforms: PC, Xbox
  • Release date: May 21

Senua returns for another brutal journey of survival through Viking myths and the torment of the 10th century recreated from real-world locations. Engage in visceral combat and explore the world through eyes and ears of Senua, a Celtic Warrior experiencing psychosis. Sink into the next chapter of her story, an experience told through cinematic immersion, beautifully realised visuals and encapsulating sound. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is available on Game Pass from day one.

In Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, protagonist Senua lives with a form of psychosis that causes her to perceive voices and vivid hallucinations. Senua believes her illness is a curse and the narrative itself serves as a metaphor for her condition. Developer Ninja Theory tapped into psychosis to provide a unique, immersive experience aimed at reducing stigma surrounding mental illness.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

  • Platform: PC
  • Release date: May 17

One of PlayStation’s best exclusives leaps to PC. Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is the acclaimed 2020 title enhanced with all the extra content included for day one. It’s the late 13th century. The Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations in their conquest of the east. With Japan in their sights, Jin Sakai and the survivors of Tsushima Island are all that stand in their path. Jin must set aside tradition and follow the ghost’s path to secure freedom and survival. 

F1 24

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: May 31

Get closer to the grid in F1 24. Authentic handling and improved physics give you more control over how your driving style impacts car performance and race strategy. Plus, detailed aerodynamics and engine settings expand your options for controlling your car.

The new Driver Career is this mode’s first major innovation since 2016, seeing players take on a current driver and team, building stats and reputation while climbing the ranks. Driver Career can also be enjoyed in two-player, working together or competing as rival teams. You can find all of this and more alongside every team, driver, and circuit from the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Best of all, F1 24 can run on most PC models. The recommended PC system requirements include 16GB RAM and 100GB of available hard drive. For graphics, you’ll want a NVIDIA RTX 2070, RTX 3070, AMD RX 6600XT, RX 6700XT, RX 6800 orr Intel Arc A580. VR is also supported using a keyboard and mouse. FInd full requirements on the official F1 24 webpage and on Steam.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

  • Platform: Switch
  • Release date: May 23

Twenty years after its release on Nintendo Gamecube, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door finally gets a remake. The acclaimed RPG returns with enhanced graphics and various quality-of-life improvements, continuing the charm with every fold. Join the popular plumber on a quest to collect the crystal stars before the villainous X-Nauts. Build a party of memorable characters, master timing-based attacks to defeat enemies and fold into various shapes to progress. Will Mario complete his papery quest, or will he crumple under the pressure?


  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: May 28

After a successful beta period, MultiVersus returns for its full release. The Smash Bros-inspired free-to-play brawler lets you battle as popular Warner Bros characters, including Batman, Bugs Bunny, Rick and Morty, Lebron James, Arya Stark, Gremlins and more. Throw down in iconic locations from the various franchises with new maps and characters added over time. Play one-on-one, two-on-two, or four-player free for all with crossplay available on all platforms.

World of Goo 2

  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release date: May 23

World of Goo 2 is a physics-based puzzle game, and the sequel to 2008’s award-winning indie hit. Drag the living liquid creatures to build bridges, grow towers, terraform terrain, and fuel flying machines to solve puzzles and progress through levels. Discover new types of goo with distinct abilities across more than 64 levels set in a dangerous world. World of Goo 2 also supports local co-op play exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.

The Rogue Prince of Persia

  • Platform: PC
  • Release date: May 14

The Prince of Persia series is experiencing a remarkable resurgence. Following January’s The Lost Crown, The Rogue Prince of Persia is a brand new entry from the developers of the acclaimed indie title Dead Cells. Jump into this action roguelite with challenging yet accessible gameplay flowing between acrobatic platforming and combat. Find new weapons and upgrade using trinkets through a non-linear story about saving Persia from a Hun invasion.

The Rogue Prince of Persia launches in early access for PC, where it will be shaped by player feedback and additional development before receiving a wider release. It might also help scratch that itch while we wait for the Sands of Time remake.

Endless Ocean Luminous

  • Platform: Switch
  • Release date: May 2

Plunge into the Veiled Sea, an unexplored ocean region brimming with discoveries that change with each dive. Encounter and learn about more than 500 species of marine life, some of which are presumed extinct. Hang out and explore together with up to 30 players online. Wander with friends, gesture and delve to new depths, sharing discoveries along the way. What will you find on your undersea journey?

May 2024 Video Game Release Dates

  • Armed and Gelatinous (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) — May 2
  • Endless Ocean Luminous (Switch) — May 2
  • MotoGP 24 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — May 2
  • Touhou Mystia’s Izakaya (Switch) — May 2
  • Sclash (PS5, Switch) — May 2
  • Undead Inc. (PC) — May 3
  • Gift (PC) — May 9
  • Rainbow Cotton (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — May 9
  • Indika (PC, PS5, XBX/S) — May 9
  • Crow Country (PC, PS5, PS4) — May 9
  • Animal Well (PC, PS5, Switch) — May 9
  • Homeworld 3 (PC) — May 13
  • Biomutant (Switch) — May 14
  • Braid Anniversary Edition (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) — May 14-15
  • The Rogue Prince of Persia (PC) — May 14
  • Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PC) — May 16
  • Die by the Blade (PC) — May 16
  • Paper Trail (PC, Switch) — May 21
  • System Shock Remastered (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) — May 21
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (PC, XBX/S) — May 21
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Switch) — May 23
  • Hauntii (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) — May 23
  • World of Goo 2 (PC, Switch) — May 23
  • Crown Wars: The Black Prince (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) — May 23
  • Duck Detective: The Secret Salami (PC, Switch) — May 23
  • Until Then (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — May 23
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch) — May 24
  • MultiVersus (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) — May 28
  • Capes (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — May 29
  • Tokyo Psychodemic (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — May 30
  • Umbraclaw (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) — May 30
  • F1 24 (PC, PS5, XBX/S) — May 31