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June 2021 – Video Game Releases

We’re now officially halfway into the year. Around this time we’d normally be getting the biggest Summer releases of the year. Summer and Winter being the hottest times for games to come out. But due to all the covid delays and what not time feels a little different. Have no fear however because there’s still some games for you to play come Summer. Here’s our list of everything we’re excited for this June 2021.

 

Operation: Tango by Clever Plays – June 1st

In the age of lockdown, co-op games have seen a resurgence. Be it a new activity to do with the people you’re living with. Or something for you and your loved ones across the border to get into. One of the games that embody the spirit of fun communication and one that we’re most excited to play is Operation: Tango.

It takes two to save the world and that’s you and your buddy in this spy adventure. Choose to be either the agent or hacker, each with a different view of the plan. With only your voices to connect you, you’ll need to work together efficiently to complete dangerous missions across the world. Teamwork and communication are key in this one. For more co-op games to get in on be sure to check our list of awesome co-op games.

Important note for Operation: Tango. When you purchase the game it includes a Friend Pass, which allows any of your friends to play with you for free. All they need to do is download the Operation: Tango Friend Pass on their platform of choice. It takes two to save the world, but it only takes one to pay for it.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 | 5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Stonefly by Flight School Studio – June 1st

Harness the wind and soar through the wilderness of Stonefly, a chill and tranquil action-adventure game about self-discovery, legacy, and belonging. Glide your mech strategically among beautiful flora and dangerous fauna, confronting hungry bugs, adventures, and memorable characters. Along the way, you’ll unravel a heartwarming story of self-discovery, family, legacy, and belonging.

Chill and tranquil action-adventure gameplay punctuated by unique and skilful bug showdowns. Stun ‘em. Shoo ‘em. Get the loot. Invent and craft new abilities for your mech while customizing it to match your play style. Take on a variety of bug types to harvest minerals, then use them to craft specialized mech parts. Richly handcrafted art, equally inspired by mid-century modern design and the natural world. 

Platforms: PlayStation 4 | 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 by CI Games – June 4th

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a headshot from miles away. In Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 you’re sent to the Middle East as a Contract Sniper Assassin. Tasked with a seemingly impossible task, your mission is to topple an insidious criminal syndicate and bring them to justice.

As you can imagine this is going to be a fairly skill-based game and if you’re looking for a challenge you’ll be able to find it here. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 demands a new level of skill, focus, and precision, with many targets now over 1000m away – a first for the series. Featuring hyper-realistic sniping experience; master a wide arsenal of weaponry based on realistic military equipment.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 | 5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intermission by Square Enix – June 10th

The highly acclaimed Final Fantasy VII Remake is not only getting a PlayStation 5 upgrade version this month but a brand new DLC featuring all-new content. The first additional content release for the FFVII Remake is INTERmission – starring the lovable ninja/thief Yuffie Kisaragi.

A member of Wutai’s elite corps of ninja operatives, Yuffie styles herself as both a ravishing beauty and a world-class materia hunter. Using her signature oversized throwing star and exceptional agility, she is a force to be reckoned with. Determined to reclaim her homeland’s former glory—and acting on orders from the government—she sneaks into Midgar. Working together with Avalanche she’s attempting to steal the ultimate materia from the Shinra Electric Power Company. In this never before seen story of Final Fantasy VII.

For all our Final Fantasy VII Remake guides including best weapons, easter eggs and review, be sure to check it all out here.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 | 5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection by Koei Tecmo Games – June 10th

Including three high-speed action titles from the Ninja Gaiden series. NINJA GAIDEN Σ, NINJA GAIDEN Σ2 and NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge is all included in this master collection re-make.

Ryu Hayabusa, a young ninja who has inherited the ninja arts of the Hayabusa style. Battles it out on beautiful stages in a westernized Japan embellished with spirit-world motifs, and more. Experience high-speed ninja action in a vairty of battle scenarios. Besides Ryu Hayabusa, four iconic female characters; Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, Kasumi will be playable.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart by Insomniac Games – June 11th

One of PlayStation 5’s biggest exclusives this year is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Go dimension-hopping with Ratchet and Clank as they take on an evil emperor from another reality. Jump between action-packed worlds, and beyond at mind-blowing speeds. Complete with dazzling visuals and an insane arsenal of outrageous weapons.

If you haven’t followed the series up until this point the story continues after the events of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Get ready to explore both old and new worlds, as Rift Apart features alternate dimensions of planets from previous games. Get ready to see Sargasso, Torren IV, Ardolis, as well as a city named Megalopolis. You’ll get to play this time as both Ratchet and Rivet.

Platform: PlayStation 5 – Exclusive

 

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance – June 23rd

The world of Dungeons & Dragons comes to life in an explosive action brawler filled with real-time combat and dynamic co-op. Play as iconic D&D heroes and join up to three other friends to battle legendary monsters, earn powerful gear, and unlock new abilities to take on even bigger challenges.

Frost giants and vengeful dragons roam unchecked through Icewind Dale as invading armies of evil grow stronger every day. Now four heroes must beat back the onslaught of creatures and defend against the dark. Choose one of four heroes from best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore – Drizzt Do’Urden, Catti-brie, Wulfgar, and Bruenor Battlehammer. Each has its own unique playstyle and customizable abilities. Complete missions and vanquish bosses to unlock new skills and earn powerful gear, allowing players to take on even bigger challenges. Join up to three other friends and fight together in a dynamic co-op experience with explosive real-time combat.

Dark Alliance brings to life the world of Dungeons & Dragons like never before. Explore the frigid and dangerous world of Icewind Dale as you defend your homeland from armies of abominable monsters.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 | 5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Legend of Mana by Square Enix – June 24th

The HD Remaster of Legend of Mana was announced earlier this year in February’s Nintendo Direct. Originally released 22 years ago in 1999 the original game features a magical land that you’re going to restore.

The Mana Tree is the giver of mana and life for the world. Over time war between the creatures of the land began – faeries, human, and others fought to obtain what scarce mana that was left. When the war ended, the Mana Tree was drained and the many lands of the world were closed and stored away in ancient artefacts. One of the classic JRPGs of our time, you’ll need to square off against fearsome monsters, and explore the vast world of Fa’Diel. Not only has the music has been rearranged for this remaster, you can also alternate between the new and original soundtrack. Other features have also been added, including the ability to turn off enemy encounters, and the never-before released mini-game “Ring Ring Land”.

Due to the success of the SaGa Frontier remaster, I’m really looking forward to when Legend of Mana returns to modern day consoles.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

Scarlet Nexus by Bandai Namco Studios – June 25th

Bandai Namco ain’t going to disappoint with JRPGs and here is another fantastic looking one to add to your roster. In the far distant future of Scarlet Nexus, a psionic hormone has been discovered in the human brain. It grants people extra-sensory powers and has changed the world as we know it. As humanity enters this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a hunger for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures need to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity.

Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, are our only chance to fight the onslaught from above. Since then, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defence. Featuring a dual story, begin your adventure with either Yuito Sumeragi, an energetic recruit from a prestigious political family. Or Kasane Randall, the mysterious scout whose power and skill has gained great notoriety among the OSF. As their different experiences interweave with each other, it is only then that you will reveal the full story and unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in Scarlet Nexus.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 | 5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Curved Space by Only by Midnight – June 28th

Curved Space is an intense arcade-style twin-stick shooter that takes the classic formula and plunges it into the weirdest reaches of space. Battle cosmic space-invading spiders across curved landscapes where bullets hug the terrain while the horizon drops sharply out of sight. Inspired by arcade classics, players will have to hunt for weapon power-ups and upgrades while dodging enemy fire, blasting interdimensional bugs, and wrangling some enormous boss monsters. Simple to learn as you fight your way through the branching story-driven campaign, but tough to master as you chase the glory of the leaderboards.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 | 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC – Steam

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