The month of June is going to be a hot one, in more ways than one! Not only will there be a slew of summer gaming news coming from all directions, like the Xbox Bethesda Showcase and Sony’s State of Play, but we have some big games dropping too!
Mario Strikers is Back! Tackle, pass, and score in this action-packed sport where anything goes! Introducing Strike, a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules—do whatever it takes to win! Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting Hyper Strikes. It has been 15 years since Mario Strikers Charged came out for the Wii, and it’s about damn time we are getting a new entry! The Mario sports games can be hit or miss, but more often than not are still fun to play. I personally loved the original Mario Tennis on GameBoy Color, which was a deep sports RPG. I am not expecting that here, but nonetheless, I can’t wait to smash my friends’ faces with a soccer ball when I get my hands on this.
The Quarry is the latest horror choose your own adventure game from Supermassive Games, whose most popular game, Until Dawn, is revered by many as one of the best horror games. The Quarry looks to continue the legacy of interactive storytelling with a stellar cast including, Justice Smith and Ted Raimi. This time around, a group of teenagers have finished summer camp, and hunting season has begun, but they can’t leave yet and have to wait for help, and you guessed it, things start to go wrong. I have never been a fan of the cinematic horror games like these that feel more like watching a movie than playing a game. I may have to give The Quarry a go, though, as it looks proper scary.
The Blue Blur is everywhere now with the latest movie out and a new game on the way. So why not celebrate with a fresh collection of the original Sonic games (*cough* cause Sega’s not done that a dozen times). Sonic Origins is a collection of the original Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD, digitally remastered for current-generation platforms. Including the original versions and the updated Anniversary versions of the games and some slick new animation cutscenes to boot. There is some confusion over the various add-ons that will be available, but if you are a true blue Sonic fan, just get the deluxe edition for the extra $5, which includes everything!
Fighting Fans rejoice for another Capcom collection. At least this one is packed with Darkstalkers, a personal favorite opposite Street Fighter. Capcom Fighting Collection features 10 arcade classics, including one of my personal favorite oddball puzzle games Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, which is like Tetris but with fighting. All of the games feature online play, quality of life updates, extra features, and a museum packed with concept art and music. Included in the collection will be Red Earth; originally released in arcades in 1996, this fighter will be making its home console debut. Bust out those fight sticks and relive the glory days or, like me, play a butt load of puzzle fighter!
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the follow-up to Fire Emblem Warriors that puts an action RPG spin on the classic strategy RPG series. Fans of Fire Emblem looking to take a more direct control to combat, look no further as Warriors has you on the battlefield laying waste to thousands of troops. Set in the world of Fire Emblem Three Houses, Three Hopes will have you experience compelling new storylines of the Azure Gleam, Scarlet Blaze, or Golden Wildfire. Join the characters from each house in epic real-time battles across Fódlan, develop your base camp, train, and prepare for battle.
Samurai Riot – June 1st (Switch)
Loopers – June 2nd (Switch)
Wonder Boy Collection – June 3rd (Switch)
SpellForce 3 Reforced – June 7th (PS4, Xbox, PC)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – June 10th (Switch)
Mario Strikers: Battle League – June 10th (Switch)
Metal Max Xeno Reborn – June 10th (PS4, Switch)
The Quarry – June 10th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
The House of the Dead: Remake – Limidead Edition – June 14th (Switch)
The Hand of Merlin – June 14th (Switch. PC)
Zorro the Chronicles – June 14th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch)
Horgihugh and Friends – June 16th (Switch)
Final Vendetta – June 17th (Xbox, Switch)
Omori – June 17th (PS4, Switch)
Fall Guys – June 21st (Xbox, Switch)
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle – June 21st (PS4, Xbox)
Shadowrun Trilogy – June 21st (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC)
Wreckfest – June 21st (Switch)
Sonic Origins – June 22nd (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative – June 24th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Capcom Fighting Collection – June 24th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – June 24th (Switch)
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei – June 28th (Switch)
Disgaea 6: Complete – June 28th (PS4, PS5)
DNF Duel – June 28th (PS4, PS5)
F1 22 – June 28th (PS5, Xbox)
MX vs ATV Legends – June 28th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
Oxide Room 104 – June 28th (PS4)
Squish – June 28th (Switch)
Tour de France 2022 – June 28th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
Fobia – St. Dinfna Hotel – June 30th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
My Universe: Green Adventure Farmer Friends – June 30th (Switch)
Outriders: Worldslayer – June 30th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
Rabbids Part of Legends – June 30th (PS4, Xbox, Switch, Stadia)
WWI Isonzo: Italian Front – June 30th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
Miss last month’s update? Check out May 2022’s releases right here!
What will you be playing this month?