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6 Video Games You'll Want to Buy in June

Care to give your game collection a boost? June has plenty to offer.
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6 Video Games You'll Want to Buy in June

This year is blowing past us at a blistering pace. It seems like only yesterday we were looking forward to Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Far Cry 5, and God of War. Those releases have come and gone, but June offers up many fresh titles to replace them.

May had a strong catalog of video games to pick up, including the energetic action-platformer Donkey King: Tropical Freeze. In it, you play as the titular ape Donkey Kong and, together with his simian siblings, must jump, climb, and fight across dozens of highly challenging side-scrolling levels. Dark Souls: Remastered is a rerelease of From Software’s iconic action-RPG, featuring improved performance and numerous quality-of-life changes that make for a smoother demon-slaying experience. It is definitely worth the purchase if you missed out on the original or PC releases.

That said, June has plenty more to offer, so we hope you’ve finished up this year’s earlier titles and made time for these new games. Fighting fans have BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle to enjoy at the start of the month, which delivers a robust tag-team fighting game with a unique roster of crossover characters. You may want to become acquainted with it if you’re a fighting game fan, as it’s one of Evo’s big competitive titles. If you want a more colorful competitive experience, check out Mario Tennis Aces, which blends accessible volley-smashing action with tight racket-counter techniques.

There’s plenty more to come this month, but we chose six games that stand out from the pack.

  • 1 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

    Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
    Release Date: June 5 (NA), June 22 (EU)
    MSRP: $ 49.99

    Cross Tag Battle is a crossover fighting game that combines characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and RWBY. Each group of characters is in control of a keystone that the others need to return to their own world. Developed by Arc System Works, the crew behind the excellent Dragon Ball FighterZ, Cross Tag Battle features 2 vs. 2 battles and a rich anime-style aesthetic.

  • 2 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Platform: Nintendo Switch
    Release Date: June 29
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    The New Colossus is sequel to 2014’s The New Order, a game that sees you guide the heroic B.J. Blazkowicz in an alternate universe where the Nazis took over the world, and are now utilizing absurdly high-tech weaponry and robotics. You must shoot and sneak your way past the hordes of Reich soldiers that have taken over America. The New Colossus was released last year, but it’s receiving a Switch port this month.

  • 3 Mario Tennis Aces

    Platform: Nintendo Switch
    Release Date: June 22
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    If you’re in the mood for a goofy, arcade-like sports game, Mario Tennis Aces is the game for you. Aces offers a beefy roster of playable characters, and some interesting new mechanics to twist up the tennis formula. Time-slowing techs lets you dash to make wild saves, and a counter system lets you parry your opponent’s trick shot. Aces features online multiplayer, as well as a story mode that tests your skill against unique bosses.

  • 4 Super Bomberman R

    Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
    Release Date: June 12
    MSRP: $ 39.99

    Bomberman games are simple, yet highly addicting multiplayer party titles, and Super Bomberman R is no exception. You play on a rubble-riddled, grid-based map, and must blast away obstacles, as well as opponents, to win a match. Originally released on the Nintendo Switch, Super Bomberman R will be available on all consoles in June, giving you the ideal game with which to strain your friendships.

  • 5 Jurassic World Evolution

    Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
    Release Date: June 12
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Jurassic World Evolution is a Tycoon-style game that lets you build and manage a dinosaur-filled theme park. The ultimate goal is to create a five-star park, which you do by balancing entertainment, security, and scientific fields of development. With narration and assistance by Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm, volumes of world-building lore, and plenty of management systems to juggle, Jurassic World Evolution lets you lose yourself in the simulation.

  • 6 Vampyr

    Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
    Release Date: June 5
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Dontnod Entertainment, the developer behind Life is Strange, is poised to deliver a rich new action RPG in June with Vampyr. You play as Jonathan, an early 20th century doctor who is cursed with vampirism. Jonathan must juggle his healing profession with his newfound blood thirst, and the hub-based semi-open world setting lets players choose how to pick their targets and engage with their London neighbors. Along the way, Jonathan will encounter other vampires like himself, many of which will do him harm or drag him into the occult London underworld.

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