It's hard not to get excited for a new Housemarque game – especially one where Defender maker Eugene Jarvis has played a part in its production. Good news, then: Nex Machina will launch on 23rd May according to a PlayStation Store pre-order page in Europe. There's no date for North America just yet, but we assume that it'll be the same.

The game will cost $19.99/£15.99 at launch, but if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber and you pre-order you'll only need to pay $15.99/£12.79. We got hands on time with this one late last year, and we reckon it's one you should be keeping an eye on.

Update: Nex Machina may not launch on 23rd May after all. Here's what Housemarque said of the matter on Twitter: "The game is slated for summer and May is the placeholder that we set."