It’s been awhile since we last ranked a month’s video game releases, so it makes sense to get back to it for the June 2016 releases, which there are more than a few to consider. The ranking is based on release schedule, so the order doesn’t reflect which games I feel to be the best bets. Of course there are probably a few titles missing, as well as a few titles that you may not deem worthy, but these 13 games appear to be the most popular based on the gamer community.
1) Kick and Fennick
I’m going out on a limb with this one because K&F is a brand new IP for the Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4 (previously on Vita), but based on its visuals and trailers, it just looks like a fun experience. The game releases this week on June 3rd.
2) One Piece: Burning Blood
If you want a new fighting game to get into this month you should consider this oddball, which is releasing for the Xbox One, PS4, and Vita on June 3rd.
3) Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
EA is promising big things with Faith’s return, which has already been delayed for additional development work. Hopefully the extra time means that fans will get the best Mirror’s Edge Catalyst experience possible, because it’s definitely one of June’s biggest name releases. It drops June 7th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
4) Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 6
The first of three expansion episodes for Minecraft: Story Mode releases on June 7th for $4.99, or $14.99 for all three expansion episodes. A new cast of guests will be present as you continue the journey through Telltale’s take on Notch’s Minecraft creation.
5) Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
Sherlock fans can return to his video game adventures June 10th with the release of The Devil’s Daughter. It is coming out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and appears to be shaping up nicely.
6) Mighty No. 9
The long awaited Mighty No. 9 will finally see the light of day this month on June 21st, so if you’ve been dying to get your hands on it, the time is nigh.
7) Umbrella Corps
Resident Evil fans can return to Raccoon City in Umbrella Corps, which is set to hit the PS4 and PC on June 21st. This is a game that focuses on competitive multiplayer, so it’s not the usual Resident Evil type of title.
8) The Technomancer
This game just looks rad even if its from a middle-tier studio. I’ve enjoyed other Spiders games, but they’re not always perfect, so proceed with caution, but this title looks cool enough to take a gamble on it. It will release for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC on June 28th.
9) Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithfulness
Square has this PS4 title slated to release on June 28, 2016 for the PS4, and it looks like this RPG will be a beauty to play.
10) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
The title alone coupled with the game’s inherent nuttiness is why it’s on this list. I just love the lunacy in this Namco title. It exudes Japanese game influences and looks like an ultra-colorful affair. It’s supposed to hit the PS4 on June 28th.
11) LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I’ll admit that this is my personal number one choice for June 2016’s video game releases. I love LEGO games, especially the Star Wars ones, so this is a perfect marriage for me. Plus, the game will show events from the film that weren’t touched upon, so it will provide a bit of backstory to the film.
12) 7 Days to Die
Telltale is set to have this title out for PS4 and Xbox One gamers on June 28th, which is a bit of a departure from its more story driven games. Either way it’s finally ready for its console release.
13) Shiness: The Lighting Kingdom
This is another Indie title that I hope turns out to be as awesome as it looks. The game just looks charming for an RPG, which sometimes is enough to warrant a purchase.
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