New This Week Game Releases (NTWIG) 5/6 – 5/12/2024

By Todd Russell May7,2024

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.

V Rising

May 8 – PC

Awaken as a Vampire. Hunt for blood in nearby settlements to regain your strength and evade the scorching sun to survive. Raise your castle and thrive in an ever-changing, open world full of mystery. Gain allies online and conquer the land of the living.

V Rising on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Online PVP
LAN PVP
Online Co-op

Interest level: 4/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Animal Well

May 9 – PC, PS5, NINTENDO SWITCH

Explore a dense, interconnected labyrinth, and unravel its many secrets. Collect items to manipulate your environment in surprising and meaningful ways. Encounter beautiful and unsettling creatures, as you attempt to survive what lurks in the dark. There is more than what you see.

ANIMAL WELL on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Steam Achievements

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

Crow Country

May 9 – PC, PS5, XBOX

The year is 1990. It’s been two years since the mysterious disappearance of Edward Crow and the abrupt closure of his theme park, Crow Country. But your arrival has broken the silence, Mara Forest. If you want answers, you’ll have to venture deep into the darkness of Crow Country to find them…

Crow Country on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Steam Achievements

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

Little Kitty, Big City

May 9 – PC, XBOX, XBOX 1, NINTENDO SWITCH

You’re a curious little kitty with a big personality, on an adventure to find your way back home. Explore the city, make new friends with stray animals, wear delightful hats, and leave more than a little chaos in your wake. After all, isn’t that what cats do best?

Little Kitty, Big City on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Steam Achievements

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

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs

May 9 – PC, PS5/PS4, XBOX, XBOX 1, NINTENDO SWITCH

Eat your way through multiple interconnected mazes using Power Pellets and a variety of Power Items to chomp the GHOSTS and opponent PAC-MAN players! Be the last PAC standing at the end of each match in this 64-player Battle Royale to be the Chomp Champ!

Pre-purchase PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs on Steam (steampowered.com)

Online PVP
Cross Platform Multiplayer
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 7/10
Plan to buy at launch: Probably will wait for sale (regular price $19.99)
Wishlist: YES

Rainbow Cotton

May 9 – PC, PS5/PS4, XBOX 1, NINTENDO SWITCH

Cotton, the legendary witch is back, and this time in 3D! Get ready for this formerly Japanese exclusive cute ‘em up gem to be “reconjured”. ININ and Success have teamed up once again to bring you a massively improved – and for the first time worldwide – re-release of Rainbow Cotton.

Rainbow Cotton on Steam (steampowered.com)

Single Player
Shared/Split Screen Co-op
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 6/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: YES

SUMMARY

An updated 2000 Sega Dreamcast game and online multiplayer cross-platform Pac-Man game appeal most to me this week. What about you?

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  1. Hi Todd!

    Pacman Mega Tunnel seems like a quantum leap in features compared to other “modern” pac-man games and looks good. 9/10

    Rainbow Cotton, never played the DC game. Decent 3D and cross platform online Multiplayer has my interest 7/10

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