A collection of collections release in May with Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Edition and Sega Genesis Classics hitting all major platforms, as well as Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 for Switch. In the remaster department, there's Dragon's Crown Pro, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and, of course, Dark Souls Remastered.
Then comes the next story-driven David Cage game, Detroit: Become Human, alongside a lengthy role-playing game, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. There's also State of Decay 2, with its long-awaited multiplayer. May certainly has enough to keep you busy.
The next in line to be rescued from the Wii U's library is the whimsical platformer Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze. Playable with up to two people, Tropical Freeze lets you you control one of the famous Kongs as they try to take back their island and banana hoard from a band of invading Viking penguins. The controls have been revamped for Switch, allowing players to use a single Joy-Con for easy local multiplayer. The cast of four playable characters each have their own special abilities, like Cranky Kong's ability to pogo jump on hazards with his cane or Diddy Kong's ability to jetpack across short gaps.
New to the Switch release is an easy mode featuring a new playable character, Funky Kong, who can perform powerful attacks and use a double jump.
Pillars of Eternity II is a deep role-playing game that uses a real-time combat system that can be paused at-will for added tactical precision. Your party, made up of five characters from 11 possible classes, will travel the world of Eoras on a mobile boat fortress. The events directly follow those of the first game, which leaves your main character, The Watcher, near death at the ruined site of their former base, laid waste by the god Eorthas.
Relationships between characters are very important, which means dialogue choices will play a large role. Stealth is also very important since experience is not rewarded for kills but for completing quests. Of course, combat is also a viable choice for dealing with your foes, but it's far from the only option at hand. A Switch, Xbox One and PS4 release have been announced for later this year.
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Dragon's Crown Pro is a remaster of the 2013 original PS3 and Vita release. You play as one of six character classes in this side-scrolling role-playing game with a strong emphasis on loot collecting. Each character has different skills and specialties that make this beat-'em-up more than a mindless hack-and-slash. Dragon's Crown Pro is playable with up to four people in either online or in offline split-screen multiplayer, and even lets you play with people who have the original release on either PS3 or Vita.
The Pro version includes all DLC previously released for the original version, new 4K resolution support, a reorchestrated soundtrack and an option for either English or Japanese voice-overs. You can even import an old save file if you played the original release.
Hyrule Warriors originally released on Wii U in 2014, and this Switch port will include the large amount of DLC released previously, including cosmetic items, extra missions and two bonus costumes. If you missed the original, Hyrule Warriors is a mash-up between The Legend of Zelda universe and the gameplay of Dynasty Warriors.
This means you control a single character pulled from Zelda lore and must fend off massive waves of enemy monsters, ultimately trying to control the battlefield by capturing and defending key points on the map. The game includes a story campaign, as well as plenty of challenge modes and local co-op.
State of Decay 2 takes zombie survival and adds a considerable amount of of base management and resource monitoring on top. You play in a persistent world where you and your camp continually need to replenish food supplies, water and other provisions while fending off hordes of zombies. You can control any of your survival companions, taking along others for assistance in finding more resources or other stranded humans to bring back home. As your team grows, you'll need to keep an eye on each person's fitness for different tasks and assign everyone their own jobs. Once a character dies, they're gone for good.
Online co-op multiplayer, famously missing from the original release, is included for up to four players with cross-play between PC and Xbox One.
Switch gets some Mega Man love with a collection that covers all of the classic games from Mega Man 1 through 6 with a download code included for Mega Man 7 through 10. These classic 2D platformers can be played the usual old-school way, or with some new features that let you rewind time to erase the mistakes you didn't mean to make.
The package includes an art gallery for each game as well as new challenge and time-trial modes to give Mega Man veterans a little something extra to chew on.
Many people got their first taste of director Hidetaka Miyazaki's brutally difficult game design with the original release of Dark Souls back in 2011. This third-person fantasy action game tests a player's observation and perseverance with a melee-combat system that is truly unforgiving. Your attacks are limited by a stamina gauge, but so is your ability to get out of harm's way. Get too greedy or fail to see an attack coming and it won't end well. Co-op play helps ease the pain, but playing online also opens you to invasion by hostile players.
This remaster ups the supported resolution to 4K and the frame rate to an all-important 60 frames per second (even in Blighttown!), which is key to nailing this game's narrow windows of opportunity. Online play has been boosted from four to six players at once, and it'll all be played over dedicated servers. No more laggy peer-to-peer connections.