Games coming out in June 2011
It’s June! The time of E3, awesome game announcements and, sometimes, interesting releases. This year does actually have a few good games coming out in June.
We have 3-4 3DS releases (and, depending on how you see it, we have more than that), 10 multiplatform releases, 1 Xbox 360 release, 1 PS3 release, 1 Wii release and 1 DS release.
Let’s add to that the fact that the PSN Network just got back up, the store will be online soon and will play catch-up with all the missed updates, so there may be a few good releases there (and don’t forget to pick up your free games once the store is back up… as a note, the best choices are inFamous and Dead Nation, so if you don’t have those… get them!).
Read on and see if you’re picking anything up!
Nintendo 3DS eshop 06/06
The eshop is opening. It’s gonna have Link’s Awakening DX, Super Mario Land, a few other games from other consoles, a 3D classic or 2 (Zelda and maybe Excitebike) and possibly a free game (Japan is getting Excitebike, no news for other regions as of this writing). Cool stuff.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 06/19
A remake of what is considered the best game ever by many people. Not much to complain about here. Much better graphics, Master Quest (which is different from the original Master Quest), boss rush mode, new controls and interface… Sure, there may be over nine thousand other versions of this, but how many are graphically upgraded, “3D”, and portable? Yeah, that’s what I thought. This game is a must play. If you consider yourself a gamer and have never played it, now’s your chance to redeem yourself!
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 06/28
The “arcade-style” mini-game from previous REs is back, in 3DS form. It’s basically Capcom’s attempt at expanding the mini-game into a more complete experience. It includes levels from RE4 and 5, more characters, missions in single-player mode, online play, upgrade systems and more. Oh, and it includes a demo for Resident Evil: Revelations… so it’s definitely interesting.
Red Faction: Armageddon (PC, PS3, 360) 06/07
Bleh… Didn’t really like the last Red Faction game I tried… Not really interested in this either… Not much I can say about it.
Duke Nukem Forever (PC, PS3, 360) 06/14
THE DUKE IS BACK BABY! It took 14 years, but it’s finally here. The big joke of the gaming industry, after being delayed like crazy (sort of… I think it only ever got 1 actual release date… I’ll need to check) and even cancelled, is coming out. I was but a child when this thing was first announced, and I’ve been hyped for it since. Now… I’m not expecting excellence anymore, since the game will probably be plagued by modern FPS mainstays like regenerating health, but it’s Duke Nukem! It’s gonna be a funny, wacky game, full of immature sex jokes, sarcastic patriotism and cool weapons. IT’S DUKE FUCKING NUKEM!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait.
Alice: Madness Returns (PC, PS3, 360) 06/14
This… actually looks pretty good. I haven’t played much of the first, and, well, let’s just say the Quake 3 engine wasn’t terribly good for Third-Person Shooters. But this one seems to be quite different from the original. Using a lock-on system in battle, this seems to play sort of like the 3D Zelda games, with some guns added in for good measure. And the art direction looks great too (like if Tim Burton made an Alice film and REALLY went crazy with the visuals). I’m interested.
Record of Agarest War Zero (PS3, 360) 06/14
(limited edition box art)
The first Record of Agarest War was pretty good, despite just being Cross Edge with a turn-based Strategy battle system. This one should be good too… It seems to be pretty much the same as the first one.
Dungeon Siege III (PC, PS3, 360) 06/21
Diabl… oh wait, it’s Dungeon Siege… I’ve actually only played a small part of the original Dungeon Siege, so I’m not completely familiar with the series… This one seems pretty good though, from the little I’ve seen of it.
F.3.A.R. (PC, PS3, 360) 06/21
Again with F.3.A.R. … Is it EVER gonna come out? It’s been on, like, 6 of our release lists…
Shadows of the Damned (PS3, 360) 06/21
Suda 51 + Shinji Mikami. I could probably just stop there… So I will.
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3, 360) 06/28
Ohlookanewstreetfighterrevisionhowsurprising. At least this one is also coming out as DLC.
PLAYSTATION 3 RELEASES
inFamous 2 06/07
I really liked the first inFamous. A good, original take on the TPS genre, with enough unique elements to make it more interesting than the average modern TPS. So this one should be good too.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD 06/21
Never played a Splinter Cell game other than Conviction, so this is not a series I’m really familiar with (especially ocnsidering Conviction was apparently very different from its predecessors)… Might be worth checking out.
XBOX 360 RELEASES
Child of Eden 06/14
Oh, that’s that weird game where you shoot vague shapes with your hands that was shown at E3 last year, right? Seems interesting, it’s made by the dude who made Rez, but I’m not sure how good it really is… Oh, and it’s on Kinect… Yeah, a possibly-good Kinect game, crazy stuff.
Wii Play: Motion 06/13
A new Wii Play. And this one comes with a Wii Remote Plus…. Not much more to say here.
Duke Nukem Trilogy: Critical Mass 06/14
I played the European version. It was REALLY BAD. That is all. The fact that it’s Duke Nukem doesn’t help it. Avoid this like the plague.
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