June isn’t the biggest month for gaming, but there are some seriously-exciting releases still arriving on our consoles and PCs! From everything from Bandicoot-driven go-karts to Lovecraftian horror, here are the games you need to keep an eye out for this June!
Release date: 4 June 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | Switch) | Pre-order Warhammer Chaosbane here.
Warhammer Chaosbane is a Diablo-like hack-‘n-slash set in the beloved Warhammer universe. Players will take control of a human, high elf, wood elf or dwarf in the game, somewhat similar to last year’s Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor for PC. Each class has a combat role and a skillset serving it. Players will also use “bloodlust,” described as “a unique mechanic which lets loose a devastating power that can change the outcome of a battle.” It looks to be a satisfying entry for any dungeon-crawler fan.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Release date: 18 June 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC); 27 June (Switch) | Pre-order Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night here.
Bloodstained is a love-letter to gaming days gone by and will capitalise on any nostalgic gamer’s desire to see some good old side-scrolling action on current-gen consoles. It’ll also score serious brownie points with established Castlevania fans, since the project was devised by Castlevania’s original creator and will be something of a spiritual continuation of the franchise. It was funded on Kickstarter back in 2015 and is being slated for a 2019 release, complete with highly saturated colours, RPG-side scroller action, and heavy synth soundtracks ready to give hardcore Symphony of the Night fans a long-awaited fix.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Release date: 21 June 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | Switch) | Pre-order Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled here.
Kart-racing fans will fondly remember Crash Bandicoot’s foray into the genre with Crash Team Racing on the Playstation back in 1999, and just like the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, it’s getting a remaster too. In addition to vastly updated visuals and controls, Nitro-Fueled adds several new features, including online multiplayer and the ability to choose different karts, which can be customised by the player. The adventure mode has also been tweaked: in addition to new cinematic cutscenes being added, players can choose between “Classic” and “Nitro-Fueled” adventure modes, the latter of which allows players to change their character and kart between races, as well as choose between three difficulty levels.
Release date: 25 June 2019 (PS4) | Pre-order Judgment here.
Acting as a spin-off to the Yakuza series, Judgment takes place in the gritty streets of Kamurocho, whereby players take control of private detective Takayuki Yagami as he has to hunt down a serial killer. Judgment shares many similarities to the Yakuza series, including the slick and brutal hand-to-hand combat system and location, but the investigative gameplay and unique story make this an interesting prospect to keep an eye on.
Release date: 28 June 2019 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) | Pre-order F1 2019 here.
It’s that time of year again where Codemasters delivers another instalment of their beloved F1 franchise. This year’s entry will feature all twenty-one circuits, twenty drivers and ten teams present in the 2019 Formula One World Championship. F1 cars from previous seasons will also be included, along with the FIA Formula 2 Championship now featuring.
The Sinking City
Release date: 27 June 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC) | Pre-order The Sinking City here.
The Sinking City is a third person, Lovecraftian-inspired adventure game which takes place in the fictional city of Oakmont, Massachusetts. After a mysterious flood hits the town and unleashes some horrifying monsters, it’s up to you to investigate the bizarre happenings. The game will utilise a lot of the mechanics and systems from the Sherlock Holmes games (also being developed by Frogwares), so if you’re looking for something a little more cerebral, this could be right up your alley.