With the worldwide pandemic keeping many indoors, summer plans are not unfolding the way most were expecting. However, June is a month jam-packed with games for those electing to stay at home. This month promises no shortage of entertainment while sheltering in place.
The obvious titan releasing this month is "The Last of Us Part II," with a release date set for the middle of June. However, if this dark action-adventure shooter is not suitable for your taste or a PlayStation 4 is not your console of choice, June still has you covered. A wide variety of titles are releasing this month, including a healthy handful of remastered and fresh games for the Nintendo Switch.
June looks to be a bountiful month when it comes to video games. There are titles for all ages, across the many different platforms gamers use. The start of this summer may not be what people expected at the beginning of 2020, but it is made more enjoyable with this selection of games.
What to be excited for:
“The Outer Worlds” (June 5)
With zany humor and choice-driven gameplay, "The Outer Worlds" was an instant classic when it released in October of last year. This June, however, owners of a Nintendo Switch can experience the hilarity themselves. Obsidian Entertainment's fresh, new title can entertain players on a completely different console. If you missed out on playing "The Outer Worlds," this will be your chance to take it on the go.
“The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor” (June 9)
The thriving community of "Elder Scrolls Online" has a hefty expansion coming their way in the form of "Greymoor." Known for being a massive multiplayer RPG, "The Elder Scrolls Online" consistently delivers fresh content to keeps its large player base engaged. "Greymoor" offers gamers a chance to explore the cold and snowy region of titular fame that will be a download away on June 9.
“The Last of Us Part II” (June 19)
With a predecessor known for a harrowing and emotional story, "The Last of Us Part II" has high expectations to live up to. Proud PlayStation 4 owners can finally get their hands on this highly anticipated title on June 19. Despite adverse conditions surrounding the game's release, gamers can still get excited about Naughty Dog's latest, story-driven adventure.
“SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated” (June 23)
SpongeBob SquarePants has long been a titan of children's television, so it only makes sense when he steps into the world of video games. With "SpongeBob SqaurePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated," fans of the sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea can assume control of their beloved character. Purple Lamp Studios promises a fun, platforming romp through Bikini Bottom for gamers.
List of June 2020 releases:
Jun. 2: "Little Town Hero" — PS4
Jun. 3: "Awesome Pea 2" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Jun. 4: "Pro Cycling Manager 2020" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Jun. 4: "Tour De France 2020" — PS4, Xbox One
Jun. 5: "Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics" — Switch
Jun. 5: "Endurance" — iOS, Android
Jun. 5: "The Outer Worlds" — Switch
Jun. 9: "The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes" — PC
Jun. 9: "The Elder Scroll Online: Greymoor" — PS4, Xbox One
Jun. 9: “Ys: Memories of Celceta” — PS4
Jun. 12: “Warborn” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
Jun. 16: “Desperadoes III” — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Jun. 16: “Disintegration” — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Jun. 18: “Waking” — Xbox One, PC
Jun. 19: “Burnout Paradise Remastered” — Switch
Jun. 19: “The Last of Us Part II” — PS4
Jun. 23: “SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Jun. 24: "Ninjala" — Switch
Jun. 25: "Hunting Simulator 2" — PC
Jun. 25: "Phantom: Covert Ops" — Rift, Quest
Jun. 25: "The Almost Gone" — Switch, PC, iOS, Android
Jun. 26: "Fairy Tail" — PS4, Switch, PC
Jun. 30: "Hunting Simulator 2" — PS4, Xbox One
Jun. 30: "No Straight Roads" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Jun. 30: "The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III" — Switch