E3 is just a week away, and we’re ready for the incoming barrage of gaming news and announcements. We’ll be on-site in Los Angeles for the show, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you there! If you’d like to get in touch or meet up while we’re there, don’t hesitate to reach out!
While we’re expecting big updates for games like Cyberpunk 2077, Gears of War 5 and Assassin’s Creed, we can’t wait to see what new IPs will be coming our way in the near future! Until then, we have several games to tide us over in the next month.
Here’s what’s hitting this month:
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (PS4, Xbox One) – June 4
Already available on PC, the newest chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online, “Elsweyr” hits consoles tomorrow. This highly anticipated expansion brings dragons to the popular MMO RPG, a new character class – the Necromancer (Khajit zombies, anyone?), a challenging 12-player trial, and even “Dragon Hunt” events. Even though ESO launched more than five years ago, it seems to be experiencing a resurgence as the game continues to pump out content.
Warhammer: Chaosbane (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 4
A new game from the Warhammer universe, Chaosbane is a Diablo-esque dungeon crawler that should be a hit with hack-and-slash fans. You play as one of four heroes (human captain, high-elf mage, dwarf berserker, or wood-elf waywatcher) and will take on hordes of demons with your special abilities. We also have heard there is plenty of loot to be found, too. Beyond the base game, there are four sets of DLC planned for the future which include the addition of new campaign stories, emotes, skills, and companions.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – June 21
Tap into the nostalgia of the 1999 release of Crash Team Racing with a cross-platform launch of a fully re-mastered version: “Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.” If you missed this one 20 years ago, it’s a kart racing and battle-arena game featuring characters from the Crash Bandicoot series, and incorporating a wide variety of boosts, attacks, and obstacles. Even better, the game now includes competitive online play to go alongside its four-panel couch co-op experience.
The Sinking City (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 27
Welcome to the fishing town of Oakmont, Massachusetts – where a mystery of unrelenting flooding and terrifying visions are occuring. The Sinking City is a dystopian open-world detective game set in the 1920s inspired by the works of renowned horror fiction author H.P. Lovecraft. While you’ll be tasked with fighting off disturbing creatures during the game, the town’s preferred currency is bullets (seriously) – leaving you unable to purchase helpful items if you get too trigger-happy. This game was originally slated to drop on March 21, but we’re hoping the extra few months has allowed them to make this game as good as it can be!
Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo Switch) – June 28
Mario fans rejoice, Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch! While its predecessor was only available on the Wii U, we now get that Mario level-creation goodness on our favorite modern Nintendo console. While the core gameplay is similar to the first SMM, the new release adds design assets, tools, a course theme based on Super Mario 3D world, and highly-anticipated local and online co-op modes (although you can only play with random people online). We can’t wait to see what ridiculousness you come up with in your own level builds!
Hit us up and let us know what new releases you’re looking forward to this month!