June is almost here and that only means one thing in the gaming world...E3! The Electronic Conference (E3) annually takes all of the gamers' attention during June and, as a result, we traditionally see very little in terms of major game releases for the month. This year is no exception but, we have gathered what we believe to be the four major games release gamers can definitely look forward to this June:
BLOODSTAINED: RITUAL OF THE NIGHT (June 18)
After years and years of Castlevania fans pleading with Konami to make a new entry in the series akin to the glory days, we finally got....an anniversary collection. However, if it's new you want, then look no further than Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night later this month. The game is led by former Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi and is considered a spiritual successor to the series.
CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED (JUNE 21)
Right after the release of Sonic Team Racing is the arrival of another kart racer looking to take Mario Kart 8's crown. This time its the revival of the Mario Kart series' old nemesis, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. This game is actually a remake of the 1999 classic bringing back all of the old modes and characters with brand spanking new current-gen graphics. In addition, the game also has several new features not present in the original Crash Team Racing, including online multiplayer and the ability to choose different karts, which can be customized by the player. You can enjoy this racer later in the month on all major platforms.
SAMURAI SHODOWN (JUNE 25)
The modern fighting games renaissance is finally complete with SNK's rival of the classic samurai fighting series, Samurai Shodown. On June 25th the 12th game in the series arrives on all major consoles (The Switch version is coming later in 2019) with the game taking place before and between the events of the 1993 game and Samurai Shodown V. There is no number attached to this entry as it is being treated as a total reboot.
SUPER MARIO MAKER 2 (JUNE 28)
I considered the first Super Mario Maker as the WiiU's killer app mostly because it made the best use of the gamepad controller. Now we are getting the part 2 for the Switch long after the WiiU was taken out back and put to sleep. I initially had reservations about if there will be enough 'new' to warrant a true sequel but, Nintendo squash those fears with a well-timed direct. I can't wait for that online multiplayer mayhem! (Update: Sadly there won't be any way to play online with friends)
E3 begins at June 9 with the Microsoft Conference, so we may just get a few surprise game releases in June. However, the listed games above are sure to possible keep you occupied until July.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.