June 2022, we're heading to the halfway point of the year already, and there's still a lot of gaming to be done. Mid-Summer north of the equator means big summer releases for the holidays. Here's a short list quick look at some of the titles set to release this month.
(PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) - June 1
An indie puzzle-adventure game, Silt throws you into the ocean depths on a surreal quest to uncover some underwater mysteries. You control both your diver and other sea creatures which you can possess. The creepy adventure’s environments are gorgeously drawn in black and white and the soundscapes and visuals are subtly inspired by filmmaker David Lynch.
(Android, IOS, PC) - June 2
A game nobody wanted nor expected when it first got announced at 2018’s BlizzCon, Diablo Immortal now seems closer to an authentic Diablo experience than what fans thought it would be. Initially a mobile-only project, Immortal is now getting a PC release too, and the latest trailers and previews show its visuals and gameplay to be on par with previous core entries of the franchise.
Be alert to the Pay-to-Win warnings flooding forums and Reddit and read the comments in the linked Forum topic.
The Cycle: Frontier
(PC) - June 8
The Cycle: Frontier is a free-to-play first-person shooter video game developed and published by Yager Development. Yager calls the game a "competitive quest shooter" and label it with the cross-genre "PvEvP", a combination of player versus environment and player versus player. The Cycle: Frontier is a free-to-play PvPvE Extraction Shooter driven by suspense and danger. Prospect for resources and other riches on an abandoned alien world ravaged by a deadly storm, inhabited by monsters, and frequently raided by other ambitious Prospectors.
Mario Strikers: Battle League Football
(Switch) - June 10
Battle League will be the third installment in the Mario Strikers soccer game series, which started back in 2005 on the GameCube. In the upcoming Nintendo Switch version, you play 5v5 games in which realism and the Laws of the Game are sacrificed in the name of fun, over-the-top action. Prior to its launch, Mario Strikers: Battle League is getting a limited-time demo for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers from June 3 to 5.
(PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - June 10
Praised as the spiritual successor of Until Dawn, The Quarry is a horror game in which a group of nine teens camps at Hackett’s Quarry in Upstate New York and must survive the night without being hunted by the bloodthirsty evil that roams the area. The Quarry features a stellar cast of actors, with well-known names from the horror genre, including David Arquette, Lin Shaye, and Lance Henriksen, to name a few. The game promises loads of life-or-death decisions with consequences and dozens of ways in which the nine playable characters can die.
(PC) - June 16
Kick, throw and thrash your way to victory in this gothic multiplayer 2D platform brawler. Explore dungeons, unlock new characters, kick butts, take names. Fight battles solo or with friends in this frantic dungeon-crawling, platform-brawling, co-op adventure for 1-4 players. Pick up, aim and kick everything you can lay your hands on - stunned foes, skulls, brains, rocks, cabbages or even friends. 12 playable diverse gothic heroes to find, recruit and upgrade. 17 hand-crafted non-linear levels to explore across 3 vast regions. Experience fast paced tactical combat as you battle a host of enemies, mini-bosses and giant bosses.
(PC) - June 28
Welcome to Escape Academy. Train to become the ultimate Escapist. Solve Puzzles. Hack Servers. Meet the Faculty. Brew the perfect cup of tea. Escape Rooms in single player or co-op with a friend - local or online! You've just arrived at the Escape Academy, a school where promising students train to become the ultimate Escapist. Play over a dozen masterfully hand-crafted rooms, designed by experienced experts in the field of real-life escape rooms. Explore the campus of Escape Academy and get to know the faculty, a colorful cast of characters, each an expert in the art of Escape. And some with secrets yet to be uncovered...
(Releases now on PC, coming to console and Game Pass later in the year.)
MX vs ATV Legends
(PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - June 28
Looking for a thrilling off-road adventure? MX vs ATV Legends lets you race or free ride on bikes, ATVs and UTVs in some gorgeous (and massive) open environments. You can ride solo in the new career mode, race with a friend in split-screen or make your way to victory against other players online in squad-based multiplayer races.
Here's the long list of these games, and others, including some new to platform and some major DLC, all coming out in June 2022:
- LEAP (PC) - June 1
- Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis (PC, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch) – 1 June
- The Big Con (Switch) - June 1
- Samurai Riot: Definitive Edition (Switch) - June 1
- Silt (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) - June 1
- Gigapocalypse (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - June 2
- Card Shark (PC, Switch) - June 2
- The Last Clockwinder (Quest 2, SteamVR) - June 2
- Diablo Immortal (Android, IOS, PC) - June 2
- Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier (PC) – 3 June
- Ten – Ten Rooms, Ten Seconds (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch) – 3 June
- Wonder Boy Collection (PS4, Switch) - June 3
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle (PC) - June 6
- SpellForce 3 Reforced (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - June 7
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 (Switch) - June 8
- The Cycle: Frontier (PC) - June 8
- Green Hell VR (PC) - June 9
- Madshot - Steam Early Access (PC) - June 9
- Postal: Brain Damaged (PC) - June 9
- Pro Cycling Manager 2022 (PC) - June 9
- Tour de France 2022 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - June 9
- Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles (Switch) - June 10
- Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Switch) - June 10
- The Quarry (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - June 10
- Metal Max Xeno: Reborn (PC, PS4, Switch) - June 10
- Overlord: Escape from Nazarick (PC, Switch) - June 16
- Skeleton Crew (PC) - June 16
- Redout 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) - June 16
- Starship Troopers: Terran Command (PC) - June 16
- Summoners Fate (PC) - June 20
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Xbox One, Switch) - June 21
- Shadowrun Trilogy: Console Edition (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) - June 21
- Wreckfest (Switch) - June 21
- Deliver Us the Moon (PS5, Xbox Series X/S - June 23
- Sonic Origins (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) - June 23
- AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - June 24
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Switch) - June 24
- Capcom Fighting Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - June 24
- Disgaea 6 Complete (PC, PS4, PS5) - June 28
- DNF Duel (PC, PS4, PS5) - June 28
- Escape Academy (PC) - June 28
- MX vs ATV Legends (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - June 28
- Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - June 30
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (PC, Switch) - June 30
- Outriders Worldslayer (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) - June 30