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June 2017 video game releases

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June is the first quiet new game releases month in a long time for me. You might disagree, and finally get to play that game you've been waiting for, while others delve into their backlog. Also, how many of June's releases can you spot in the cover image?

Tekken 7

Release date: 02/06 WW Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Genre: Fighting

Mode: Single-player & multiplayer

Age restriction: T for Teen 10+

Rated for: Crude Humor, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence. Online not rated

Game info: There’s not much to say about Tekken 7. You’re either a fan or not, and if a fan then you know what the franchise is about. We’ve been playing Tekken for decades from old school arcade machines to the latest Tekken which will release on current-gen consoles. “TEKKEN 7 promises to deliver an uncompromising fighting game experience that will deliver groundbreaking graphics, animation, and tournament style gameplay. Fighting game tournament players should be on notice as we’re setting our sights on lighting up the tournament scene with the hardest hitting TEKKEN game ever,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. The story will be darker than previous installments and also brings the story of the Mishima clan to a :fateful conclusion.”

Developer & Publisher: Bandai Namco

SA Distributor: Megarom

The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind

Release date: 06/06 WW

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One


Modes: Single-player & multiplayer

Age restriction: M for Mature 17+

Rated for: Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence. Online not rated

Game info: We’ve had some hands-on time with Morrowind, and it’s definitely a welcome addition to the series. The game world is absolutely beautiful, and the new features adds tremendous value to what is already a fantastic gaming experience. Read more about our time in the beta by following the link below and watching the video.

Further reading: The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Hands-on: A welcome addition to the series

Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios  

Publisher: Bethesda

SA Distributor: SKE

Dirt 4

Release date: 09/06 WW

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PS4

Genre: Racing

Modes: Single-player & multiplayer

Age restriction: TBA

Game info: The DiRT franchise is known for delivering challenging rally racing, and DiRT 4 will, of course, still have a strong focus on classic rally, but petrolheads can also look forward to experiencing more variety than previous games. "DiRT 4 challenges you to “Be Fearless” by capturing the thrill, emotion and passion of off-road racing. There will also be a new game changing feature called "Your Stage" an innovative rally route creation tool that allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button. There will be over 50 off-road vehicles, 5 rally locations, Career Mode, and lots more.

Further reading: DiRT 4 to feature a new 'game changing system'

Developer & Publisher: Codemasters

SA Distributor: Apex Interactive

Nex Machina

Release date: 20/06 WW

Platforms: PS4 & PC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Modes: Single-player & co-op

Age restriction: TBA

Game info: Nex Machina looks epic, and the game seems to follow in the footsteps of the likes Resogun with its insane amount of particle effects flying all over your screen, and let us not forget the infamous twin-stick shooting action. According to the official site, the game follows the world where "humans have become so dependent on technology that they cannot avert their eyes from portable devices anymore. Around them, machines have reached consciousness and surpassed human intelligence tenfolds. No reasons to be servants now – robots are clearly the superior lifeform. And to make their point, they start eradicating all human life".

Developer & Publisher: Housemarque

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Release date: 30/06 WW

Platform: PS4 exclusive

Genre: Platformer

Mode: Single-player

Age restriction: TBA

Game info: Crash Bandicoot the N.Sane Trilogy is a complete AAA remaster (according to Dan Tanguay, Game Director), that pushed Activision to pay as much attention to it as they would any title. The game features all three original games, remade from the ground up, with a brand new soundtrack, engine, trophy support, and more. It includes remasters of Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped.

Developer: Vicarious Visions

Publisher: Activision

SA Distributor: Megarom


More games releasing in May 2017:

  • Formula Fusion: PC on 01/06 WW
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 2 - Under Pressure: PC, Xbox One, PS4, mobile on 06/06 WW
  • Jump Stars: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 06/06 WW
  • Special Delivery: PSVR on 06/06 WW
  • Superbeat: Xonic: PS4, Xbox One on 06/06 NA, 09/06 EU
  • The Town of Light: PS4, Xbox One on 06/06 WW
  • Dark Rose Valkyrie: PS4 on 06/06 NA, 09/06 EU
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win: Switch, 3DS, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, WiiU on 13/06 NA, 14/06 EU
  • Dead by Daylight: PC on 14/06 WW & PS4, Xbox One on 20/06 WW
  • MotoGP 17: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 15/06 WW
  • God Wars: Future Past: PS4, PSVita on 16/06 EU, 20/06 NA
  • Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court: PC & PS4 on 19/06
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood: PC & PS4 on 20/06 WW
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls: PS4 on 23/06 EU, 27/06 NA
  • The Golf Club 2: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 27/06 WW
  • Elite Dangerous: PS4 on 27/06 WW
  • Valkyria Revolution: PS4, PSVita, Xbox One on 27/06 NA, 30/06 EU  

June's DLC

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands ‘Fallen Ghosts’: PC, PS4 & Xbox One on 06/06 WW 

What will you be playing in June? I'm going to play The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, and as always, Overwatch. Don't forget to check out June's amazing Games with Gold lineup, and seems it's possibly even going to be a great month for PlayStation plus subscribers.

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