The Game Rant Guide: June 2015

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For video game fans, June isn’t about new releases; the big draw this month is E3, the annual industry trade show where publishers of all sizes show off their newest games. Over the next few weeks, fans will track rumors, watch press conferences, and then head over to the comments section to vigorously debate which company “won” the prestigious event (spoiler: everyone’s a winner, as long as they try their best!).

And then, right when everyone’s tired of talking and just wants to play some games, darn it, Batman: Arkham Knight swoops in to save the day. Confusing and exploitative pre-order bonuses aside, the conclusion to Rocksteady’s epic Arkham franchise is poised to be June’s biggest release – at least for people who’ve already finished The Witcher 3. That game takes forever, doesn’t it?

It’s also a pretty big month for online-focused titles, too. Blizzard’s new-player-friendly and fan-service-heavy MOBA Heroes of the Storm is available… well, right now, while Final Fantasy XIV’s first major expansion, Heavensward, and The Elder Scrolls Online‘s console port both arrive later this month.

June 2015 Game List

(Note: Based off North American release dates; all information is subject to change)

PC: June 1
Massive Chalice
Linux: June 1
Mac: June 1
PC: June 1
Xbox One: June 1
Class of Heroes 2G
PS3: June 2
Heroes of the Storm
Mac: June 2
PC: June 2
Lord of Manga: Maiden Heaven
3DS: June 2
The Escapists
PS4: June 2
Trans-Galactic Tournament
PS4: June 4
PC: June 4
PS4: June 4
You Must Build a Boat
Linux: June 4
Mac: June 4
PC: June 4
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
PC: June 5
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
Vita: June 9
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
PS4: June 9
Xbox One: June 9
Adventures of Pip
Wii U: June 11
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure
3DS: June 11
Lego Jurassic World
3DS: June 12
PC: June 12
PS3: June 12
PS4: June 12
Vita: June 12
Wii U: June 12
Xbox 360: June 12
Xbox One: June 12
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
PS4: June 16
Xbox One: June 16
Wii U: June 18
Batman: Arkham Knight
PC: June 23
PS4: June 23
Xbox One: June 23
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
PC: June 23
PS4: June 23
Xbox One: June 23
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
PC: June 23
PS3: June 23
PS4: June 23
PC: June 23
PS3: June 23
PS4: June 23
Xbox 360: June 23
Xbox One: June 23
Art Academy: Home Studio
Wii U: June 25
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation
Vita: June 30
J-Stars Victory VS+
PS3: June 30
PS4: June 30
Vita: June 30
Legend of Kay HD
PSC: June 30
PS4: June 30
Wii U: June 30
Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3
3DS: June 30
Vita: June 30

July is looking pretty sparse  – just God of War III Remastered and Godzilla on the calendar so far – but Steam’s summer sale hits in just a few days, too. Next month many not offer a lot in the way of new releases, but fans certainly won’t be hurting for things to play.