The biggest video games releasing in May (plus everything else)

Colourful adventures with Donkey Kong, a 'cinematic' exploration of the dangers of artificial intelligence, and a remastered release of modern classic Dark Souls.

It's a big month for video games in May, with something for everyone.

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Here are some of the most exciting looking titles releasing over the next few weeks - as well as everything else coming to major platforms.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

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What is it? The long-running series of historic strategy games delivers its latest 'full' titles in Thrones of Britannia.

Players control the kingdoms vying for power over the British Isles in 878 AD, after the death of Ragnar Lodbrok and the subsequent Viking invasion.

What platform is it on? PC

When can I play it? May 3

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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What is it? The recent run of great last-generation games coming to the Nintendo Switch continues with this re-purposed edition of the 2014 Wii U platformer.

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Now, players can take Donkey, Diddy, Dixie, and Cranky Kong (as well as Funky Kong in an easier optional 'Funky Mode') wherever they like, with colourful visuals and tricky side-scrolling platform action.

What platform is it on? Nintendo Switch

When can I play it? May 4

Hitman Definitive Edition

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What is it? IO Interactive reinvented the long-running franchise of stealth games with 2016's Hitman, which was released episodically, one level at a time. Those levels are so vast and expansive, allowing you to take down your foes in myriad inventive ways, you could argue they are full games in themselves.

The Definitive Edition collects all of the game's previously released content onto one disc, so if you've not had a chance to check it out, now's the time to do so.

What platform is it on? PS4, Xbox One

When can I play it? May 18

Little Nightmares: Complete Edition

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What is it? Another title long overdue a port to the Switch (where it'll be playable at home, and on the go), indie game Little Nightmares is a brilliant piece of puzzle platforming with a creepy, unnerving atmosphere quite unlike any other.

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You play as a young girl called Six, trapped within a mysterious vessel catering to the whims of grotesque creatures. Consumed by crippling hunger, you must make your escape, sneaking past horrific monsters and other hazards.

What platform is it on? Nintendo Switch

When can I play it? May 18

State Of Decay 2

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What is it? Sony's PlayStation recently got a high-profile new console exclusive with God of War, so Microsoft will be hoping for strong returns with zombie survival sequel State of Decay 2.

Players are tasked with traveling the game world and lasting as long as possible against an overwhelming horde of the undead, with the option of teaming up to cooperatively take down their enemies in an open world.

What platform is it on? Xbox One, PC

When can I play it? May 22

Dark Souls Remastered

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What is it? The first entry in the hard-as-nails trilogy of action-RPGs is getting a face-lift for modern platforms, giving new players an introduction to its dark fantasy world, deep combat and expert level design.

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You will die - a lot - throughout your time with the game, but that just makes beating Hidetaka Miyazaki's masterpiece (considered one of the best games ever made) all the more satisfying.

What platform is it on? PC, PS4, Xbox One

When can I play it? May 25

Detroit: Become Human

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What is it? David Cage's latest attempt to fuse the cinematic aspect of movies with the interactivity of video games comes in the form of Detroit: Become Human. The plot revolves around three androids in 2038, where robotic help is commonplace. Of course, that doesn't come without a few problems, and 'deviant', rebellious androids are on the rise.

With a branching narrative affected by your choices, multiple endings and action sequences, the latest game from the ever divisive Cage is likely to have people talking.

What platform is it on? PS4

When can I play it? May 25

Everything else coming to major platforms:

May 1

Guns of Icarus Alliance (PS4)Killing Floor: Incursion (PS4)Super Mega Baseball 2 (PS4, Xbox One)

May 2

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ACA NeoGeo: Stakes Winner (Switch)Arcade Archives: 10-Yard Fight (Switch)Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles (Xbox One)

May 3

Cast of the Seven Godsends: Redux (Switch)Don't Die, Mr. Robot! (Switch)Nihilumbra (Switch)Perfect Angle (Switch)Professional Construction: The Simulation (Switch)Timberman VS (Switch)

May 4

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Switch)City of Brass (PS4, Xbox One)Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition (PS4)Snow Moto Racing Freedom (Switch)Urban Trial Playground (Switch)

May 8

Conan Exiles (PS4, Xbox One)Destiny 2: Warmind (PS4, Xbox One)Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (PC)Raging Justice (Switch)Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition (Xbox One, Switch)Tacoma (PS4)

May 10

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Immortal Redneck (Switch)Laser League (PS4, Xbox One)One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 - Deluxe Edition (Switch)Suicide Guy (Switch)

May 11

Hyper Sentinel (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (PS4)

May 15

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (PS4, Switch)Death Road to Canada (Switch)Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4, Xbox One)Forgotten Anne (PS4, Xbox One)GoNNER (PS4)Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4)Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PS4)Omensight (PS4)Wizard of Legend (Xbox One)

May 17

AO International Tennis (PS4, Xbox One)FOX n FORESTS (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

May 18

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Flipping Death (PS4, Switch)Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition (Switch)Super Chariot (Switch)

May 22

Ancestors Legacy (Xbox One)H1Z1 (PS4)One Piece: Grand Cruise (PS4)Mega Man Legacy Collection + Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch)Pixel Ripped 1989 (PS4)Runner3 (Switch)Space Hulk Deathwing Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One)Tennis World Tour (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

May 25

PixelJunk Monsters 2 (PS4, Switch)Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition (Xbox One)

May 29

Agony (PS4, Xbox One)EVERSPACE (PS4)Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (Switch)Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (PS4, Switch)Legend of Kay Anniversary Edition (Switch)Moonlighter (PS4, Xbox One)Owlboy (PS4, Switch)Sega Genesis Classics (PS4)Sega Mega Drive Classics (PS4, Xbox One)Street Fighter - 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)Yoku's Island Express (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Switch)

May 30

Die for Valhalla! (Xbox One, Switch)

May 31

Figment (Switch)

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