Video Game Releases May 20-26: Fast & Furious: Showdown, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D & Resident Evil: Revelations

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This week, it's back to notable gaming title releases after a slow run last week. May is not the most ideal of months for video game releases, but here are three more that are worth looking into.

Fast & Furious: Showdown

There's more to look forward to this May 21st than just news about Microsoft's next-gen Xbox reveal. The much-awaited Fast & Furious: Showdown will be coming to retail for just $39.99.

Game Informer reports that players can expect 30 missions, a Challenge mode, and a co-op mode. Fully customizable cars are also available, though you won't be able to take on the role of the two main characters Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner played by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker respectively, as they won't be reprising their roles this time for the video game.

As a bonus, iOS device owners can also enjoy a ported version of the game. According to, Fast & Furious 6: The Game will feature a heist mode, challenges, customizable cars, missions, and global tournaments, so you can get on the leader boards.

Fast and Furious: Showdown is up for release for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, and the 3DS.

Resident Evil: Revelations

After much hype and dev diaries talking about what players can expect of the newest installment for Resident Evil, Revelations will finally be released.

In fact, demo versions are already available in the XBLA and Steam. There's also the addition of three costumes, reports Joystiq, and these can be unlocked via the Campaign and Raid modes.

The costumes will transform Jill into a pirate, Chris into a sailor, and Keith into a sword-wielding ninja.

As a 3DS original, Resident Evil: Revelations will finally be coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U on May 21 in North America and May 24 in Europe at $50.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

The 3DS will have an exclusive release this week as Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D gets released after a three-year wait from the classic Nintendo Wii U.

According to PC Magazine, there's a great deal of change to expect, starting with the 3DS's convenient play thanks to the display features different from the Wii U. A New mode is also added for more causal gamers--but it's also not a waste for hardcore gamers since the challenge remains the same.

Living up to the title name being 3D, the 3DS port allows for no-glasses playing, but the layered effect still stands out without sacrificing any of the gameplay.

Nintendo Life adds that those who have already played the Wii U version will not be disappointed, as there is also the new Cloud Gateway, where you'll go through eight new levels and a finale, which makes the game more than just your average port.

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