Summer is just around the corner, and along with the warm weather and sunshine comes a mass of boats with exciting new video game releases to escape the heat with. May was an exciting month for games, with many exciting releases and announcements. Now we are heading into a new month with titles with big names, exciting indie games and (of course) whatever return E3 has to offer.
From sequels to big names to brand new experiences, June 2021 has something for all types of players. Here are 10 of the most notable releases on your way in June.
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Edge of Eternity
Released June 8 for PC
An ambitious mix of Japanese and Western RPG styles, Edge of Eternity is a wild-growing, Final Fantasy-inspired open world adventure with a unique online ATB combat system. It also has a beautiful soundtrack composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, the composer behind classic JRPGs that Chrono Trigger and Xenoblade Chronicles. Early Access impressions have been very positive, so fans of the fantasy RPG genre who want a fresh experience should keep an eye on the full version of Edge of Eternity.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Released June 10 for PlayStation 5
For those who want to play an updated version of a more famous JRPG, the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake, with the title Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, can be more exciting. Join Cloud, Barrett, Tifa, Aerith and the rest of the avalanche again as they take on the corrupt power company Shinra in a desperate attempt to save both the city of Midgar and the planet itself from Shinra’s excessive harvest of Mako.
Intergrade brings the incredible adventure of PlayStation 5 with enhanced graphics, 60 FPS performance mode, customizable photo mode and immersive haptic feedback from the DualSense controller. It also includes EPISODE INTEREST, a brand new experience with Yuffie from the original FFVII as she embarks on her own adventure through Midgar with a new story arc and many game additions to set it apart from the main game.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection
Released June 10 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Fans of Team NINJA’s beloved, incredibly difficult action series Ninja Gaiden joy, as the impending release of Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection brings three of Ryu Hayabusa’s classic adventures to modern consoles with new features and modes to mix things up for veterans of the series. With Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection also includes the ability to choose from four additional characters in addition to Ryu Hayabusa.
Players can build a brand team consisting of recurring characters Ayane, Rachel, Momiji and Kasumi, who can be freely swapped in and out of the match to take advantage of their different playing styles and fighting abilities. In addition, with all previous DLC and costumes included, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection looks like the perfect starting point for anyone who missed these classic action games for the first time.
Obliged equipment -STRIVE-
Released June 11 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC
The Obliged equipment the series has built a reputation for featuring some of the most critically acclaimed, technically focused fighting games in the entire genre, having been present in the Evolution Championship Series since its inception back in 2002. Arc System Works’ eighth main line post will be released next month, Obliged equipment -STRIVE-, which aims to be a complete reconstruction of the series, while introducing new features such as the “Wall Break” feature that allows players to switch between stages in the middle of the match.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Released June 11 for PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5’s first AAA exclusive after launch finally arrives this month with Insomniac Games’ long-awaited shooter / platform player Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The game looks back to the beloved Lombax and Robot duo in their first brand new adventure since the 2013s Into the Nexus. Featured prominently in several PlayStation 5 showcase events, Rift apart seems to take the series’ visuals to even greater heights as you harness the power of Sony’s next-generation console to allow instant world-to-world travel via the game’s titular interdimensional rips.
The latest entry in the galaxy-jumping shoot-em-up sees Ratchet and Clank team up with a female Lombax named Rivet, who joins them in their battle across dimensions as they try to stop arch-enemy Doctor Nefarious from destroying everything organic life in the universe. Using a tool called Rift Tether, players will be able to jump between worlds of their choice and solve dimensional puzzles to advance. Rift apart also returns many of the series’ beloved weapons, scenes and supporting roles, and introduces a number of new (and extremely dangerous) toys to play with and unexplored worlds to discover.
Released June 17 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Developed in collaboration with Richard Garfield, the creator of the legendary card game Magic the Gathering, Roguebook is a roguelike deck builder that challenges players to select a team of heroes and use their specific cards and abilities to escape the pages of the sensitive and evil Roguebook. Each hero has a unique 50-card deck, personal relic and dedicated skill tree, and choosing the perfect duo is the key to defeating the game’s 40+ bosses and increasingly difficult challenges.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
Released June 22 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a third-person action-RPG developed by Tuque Games and based on Dungeons and dragons table games. It is also the spiritual successor to the classic hack-and-slash games Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and the sequel. The new Dark Alliance will contain characters from The Legend of Drizzt novels by author RA Salvatore, allowing players to experience the story alone or with up to four friends online as they explore the tundra area of Icewind Dale and experience a new adventure.
Mario Golf: Super Rush
Released June 25 for Nintendo Switch
It has not been a home console version of Mario Golf since the 2003s Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, but that all changes in June when Nintendo’s famous plumber and friends finally hit the green again Mario Golf: Super Rush for Nintendo Switch. Super Rush features classic Mario Golf games, with players using each character’s special abilities as they closely monitor the shot meter to sink the ball in fewer strokes than their opponents and finish the course with the lowest score.
Super Rush includes several new modes. Speed Golf sees the players each golf at the same time on the same course, and requires them to run to the ball after each shot while fighting against each other and the many obstacles along the way. Battle Golf, on the other hand, also takes place at the same time, but in a special arena where players must sink three shots into one of the nine open holes on the course. Finally, one of the most exciting new features is the story of Golf Adventure, which contains RPG elements and sees player-controlled Miis become students at a country club, where they gain experience and compete against other members of Mushroom Kingdom.
Released June 25 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Described by developer Bandai Namco as “future brain punk,” Scarlet Nexus is a sterilized third-person action RPG created by the minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia and inspired by the same beautiful anime-like visual and narrative elements. With two main characters Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall, their stories are woven in and out of each other before finally combining to reveal the true story behind the game’s gloomy dystopian future.
A third-person action game with RPG elements, Scarlet Nexus puts players in control of one of the two recruits from the Other Suppression Force who are tasked with protecting humanity from an invasion of mindless monsters named Andre. Yuito and Kasane are able to use both melee weapons such as swords and katanas, as well as psychokinetic abilities that allow them to throw objects and enemies around the battlefield. Players can upgrade and customize their abilities using a skill tree called Brain Map, and can also learn new ones by recruiting party members and adopting their skills via Brain Link.
Scarlet Nexus seems to be a must-play for both action RPG enthusiasts and anime fans – there’s even an anime adaptation from studio Sunrise to be released this summer.
Disgaea 6: Defiant of Destiny
Released June 29 for Nintendo Switch
The sixth entry in Nippon Ichi Software’s tactical RPG series, Disgaea 6: Defiant of Destiny is a Switch-exclusive adventure that follows a zombie named Zed and his little zombie sister Bieko, where they live a meager life in the depths of Netherworld. When the god of destruction threatens their home, however, Zed uses his super-reincarnation ability to oppose this new father and unite the strange but powerful inhabitants of Netherworld.
With the same visual novel-like storytelling and strategic online RPG combat system, Disgaea 6 introduces new features like Super Reincarnation. This allows Zed to retain its power even after being defeated and returned to level 1, as well as high-speed modes and experience to further refine the series’ beloved and addictive game loop.
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