2018 Summer Game Releases To Watch Out For
For the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and 3DS
Summer is important to people for a lot of reasons. Some like hitting the beach, others are thankful for the weeks away from school and then there are those that look forward to quality family time. But for those of us that like the virtual world just as much as the real world, the season brings one more important thing: Summer game releases.
Seriously, you don’t want to miss out on these.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
May 11; Switch
This isn’t a new game by far, but when Bandai Namco announced an upcoming version for the Nintendo Switch, users were instantly hooked. It’s coming with 40 DLCs, thereby enhancing its universe with new features. So get onboard with Luffy as he travels from Fuschia Village to the island of Dressrosa and experience what split Joy-Con play can do to this title.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
May 15; 3DS
In this single-player game, you get control of a United Nationals soldier investigating the Schwarzwelt, a dome of dark energy that threatens to consume your world. What’s inside the dome? A nightmarish version of the Earth, full of demons that are eager to meet you.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
May 18; Switch
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild meets Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in this much-awaited Nintendo Switch game. Not only will you be able to choose between Link, Zelda, Tetra and King Daphnes, but this title will also include all downloadable content from past versions of the game. Don’t be afraid, you won’t have to face dark sorceress Cia alone in this one.
Dark Souls Remastered
May 25; PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Soon to be available in 60fps glory, Dark Souls Remastered is the excuse we needed to return to Lordran. Its world’s intricate design is full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets that you have to get through in order to uncover its lore. Each gameplay is expected to come out differently, so be sure to carve out some real time for it.
State of Decay 2
May 18; Xbox One, PC
Though not exactly a novel idea, there is a great following that’s eager to get their hands on State of Decay 2. In this title, you’re in charge of stopping human extinction as the military has failed to stop the zombie outbreak. Gather survivors, build a community and define your legacy in small-town America.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
May 29; PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Twelve classic titles of an epic gaming franchise neatly wrapped in one package. So much history not coming at us fast enough.
Lego: The Incredibles
June 15; PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Using their signature LEGO open-world hub design, LEGO: The Incredibles is full of crime bosses that unlock as more of the title is played. Think you know the movie by heart? No worries, TT Games worked exclusively with Pixar for some original side quests and missions. At its core though, LEGO follows the story we all know and love.
Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
June 26; PS4, Xbox One
This is your chance to revisit Rook Island and face Vaas and his cronies once again. Explore the island, find your friends and save them from his clutches.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
June 29; Switch
Even if you loved its antecedent, you’ll still have to ready yourself for Wolfensein 2: The New Colossus. The racism, abuse and cruelty that the title features will really get your blood boiling—and hoping you can finally defeat the Third Reich.
July 10; PS4, Xbox One, PC
Developer Milestone is promising a new start to motocross racing with MXGP Pro. While it’s still a while until we can say for sure, the graphics definitely look amazing. With expertise in the racing genre, gameplay and handling mechanics will apparently change the virtual experience. Plus, you’ll be able to customize your bike based on real-life metrics.
Gamers, get ready. It’s time to unite (online).