New This Week Game Releases (NTWIG) 5/13 – 5/19/2024 

By Todd Russell May14,2024

It’s that time of the week again to check for noteworthy game releases for PC/Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch via Metacritic. We also discuss these games live on the High Noon with Hollywood Polo stream at noon Tuesdays PST (GMT-8) here: https://www.twitch.tv/todd_russell including commentary from other PGM members, wishlist interest and more.

Fabledom

May 13 – PC

Once upon a Village… Set in a wholesome fairytale world, Fabledom is the ideal laid back City builder. Enjoy the growth of your settlement, trade and use diplomacy to ally or challenge your neighbors, and most importantly, find yourself a prince or princess and live happily ever after!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1651560/Fabledom

Single Player

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Homeworld 3 ($59.99)

May 13 – PC

Tactical, beautiful, and wholly unique, the GOTY-winning sci-fi RTS returns with Homeworld 3. Assume control and battle through fleet combat in dazzling, fully 3D space while the award-winning story unfolds on a galactic scale.

Pre-purchase Homeworld 3 on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Online PVP
Online Co-op
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 2/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Biomutant ($39.99)

May 14 – NINTENDO SWITCH

BIOMUTANT® is an open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action.

Neptunia – Game Maker R-Evolution

May 14 – PS5/PS4, NINTENDO SWITCH

Play as the main protag, Older Nep, and grow a previously defunct gaming studio to success. Building a game studio requires strong developers, cutting-edge video games, and the expansion of your market. Choose wisely and become the biggest game studio of the year!

Ghost of Tshushima: Director’s Cut

May 14 – PS5/PS4, NINTENDO SWITCH

Discover the expanded Ghost of Tsushima experience in this Director’s Cut, featuring all additional content released to date.

– Uncover the hidden wonders of Tsushima in this open-world action adventure.
– Forge a new path and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.
– Challenge opponents with your katana, master the bow to eliminate distant threats and develop stealth tactics to ambush enemies.
– Explore a new story on Iki Island.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes

May 16 – PC, NINTENDO SWITCH

The stage is set. Imagine an old baroque manor, perhaps a hotel or a museum, somewhere in central Europe. A woman wanders in search of answers.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Steam Trading Cards
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver

May 16 – PC, PS5, XBOX, NINTENDO SWITCH

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER is a story-rich adventure and the sequel to 2064: Read Only Memories. Explore the rich world with an intuitive point-and-click interface as you take on the role of a young psychic agent tasked with tracking down a mysterious antagonist hiding in people’s memories.

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Morbid: The Lords of Ire

May 17 – PC, PS5, XBOX, XBOX 1, NINTENDO SWITCH

Risk insanity in the gruesome slash-em-up Morbid: The Lords of Ire, with brutal combat and souls-like elements. Defeat the five Lords of Ire as you fight for your life across tortured landscapes, rending the evil Gahars of their flesh-bound forms.

Single Player
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 2/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

NOTES: Looks like some cool monster fights by the demo video in this ARPG, but single player games like this aren’t a tough sell for me. Pretty crowded field of these type games.

My Little Pony – A Zephyr Heights Mystery

May 17 – PC, PS5/PS4, XBOX, XBOX 1, NINTENDO SWITCH

Take friendship to new heights and tame the chaotic magic that’s turning the world upside down, in a mystery adventure for one or two ponies!

My Little Pony: A Zephyr Heights Mystery on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Shared/Split Screen Co-op
Steam Achievements
Remote Play Together

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

SUMMARY

Somewhat heavy in RPG-related releases this week, but single player. Friendly reminder: be sure to also check Game Pass for any of these releases before buying them. PGM Member Vader4633 mentioned that tip last week during the High Noon Hollywood Polo show. Typically, I don’t cross reference these games against what’s on Game Pass each week as a rule and some might be Day 1 releases there.

Add this week’s list up and it’s another mostly uninspiring games week in this author’s interests and opinion. Are you interested in one or more of this week’s new releases? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. hi Todd!

    This week is crap for new releases on this list. I’m excited to get all the new FX tables on Thursday. Did you get that new Pac Man game? How do you like it so far?

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