Updated on May 25, 2021: Added Sumire and Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World.

Following a more relaxed April 2021 that had NieR Replicant, Trails of Cold Steel IV arriving on more platforms, Monster Hunter Rise‘s first big title update, New Pokemon Snap, and more, May 2021 starts out very strong with the highly anticipated Resident Evil Village and the likes of Famicom Detective Club finally seeing an English release alongside Xbox getting the amazing Dragon Quest Builders 2.

If you missed our Game of the Year coverage, check out our best PS4 games here, best Xbox games here, best Nintendo Switch games here, best soundtracks here, and best games of 2020 here. Here are the Japanese games releasing in May 2021.

Japanese games releasing in May 2021

May 4

Dragon Quest Builders 2
Square Enix
Xbox One

May 6

Raiden IV x Mikado Remix
UFO Interactive
Nintendo Switch

May 7

Resident Evil Village
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC

May 14

Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir
Nintendo Switch

Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind
Nintendo Switch

May 18

Void Terrarium Plus
NIS America

May 21

Nintendo Switch

May 25

Capcom Arcade Stadium
PS4, Xbox One, PC

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster
PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC

May 27

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers
D3 Publisher
PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC

Nintendo Switch, PC

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash
Nintendo Switch

May 28

Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World
ININ Games
PS4, Nintendo Switch

World’s End Club
Too Kyo Games
Nintendo Switch

I will update this if more games get announced for a release this month.

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