The month of June heralds the beginning of summer, and we all know what that means. True, summer is typically associated with vacation days and time spent outdoors. However, summer also brings with it an exorbitant rise in temperatures. The heat can send you scampering back inside and playing video games provides a perfect indoor leisure activity.
The month of June brings with it a modest pile of quality games for everyone to enjoy. “Super Mario Maker” is getting a sequel toward the end of the month, and “Warhammer: Chaosbane” is releasing an official version of the game toward the beginning of June.
While summer reigns outside, these June video game releases look to capture our attention within the comfort of our homes.
What to be excited for:
“Judgment” (June 21)
Fans of the “Yakuza” series originally had to make due with the final entry in the series as the last time they could immerse themselves in the dark and gritty world of Kiryu Kazuma. Luckily for them, developer Sega had an ace up its sleeve. “Judgement” is a spin-off title of the “Yakuza” series, telling a whole new story in the same world. Excited? You’re not the only ones.
“The Sinking City” (June 27)
“The Sinking City” was initially set to release in March, but gamers received unexpected news stating the game would come out in June. However, developer Frogwares offered a reasonable explanation for the delay. March was a month cluttered with a mass of game releases. Setting “The Sinking City” to release a few months later would not only give the game more room, it would also allow the developers to polish this Lovecraftian horror game to perfection.
“Super Mario Maker 2” (June 28)
“Super Mario Maker” was a dream come true. In 2015, “Super Mario” fans could, at long last, create their own “Mario” levels. “Super Mario Maker” was an instant success, which came as a surprise given how it released on the dubiously successful Wii U console. “Super Mario Maker 2,” releasing on the Nintendo Switch this June, appears set to exceed its predecessor. Gamers the world over can once again craft their own unique levels and share them with like-minded people.
List of June 2019 releases:
June 4: "The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
June 4: "Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth" — 3DS
June 4: "Trover Saves the Universe" — PC
June 4: "Warhammer: Chaosbane" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
June 18: "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
June 21: "Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
June 21: "Judgment" — PS4
June 25: "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" — Switch
June 27: "The Sinking City" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
June 28: "Super Mario Maker 2" — Switch