Nintendo Switch owners have a new Paper Mario to look forward to in July, but what can they play in June? Check out the upcoming new releases.
For Nintendo Switch owners, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been the savior during these times of isolation and social distancing due to coronavirus. While it still remains incredibly popular, even with regularly occurring events, attention spans can only be held for so long.
Other than The Last of Us Part II coming to PlayStation 4, June is pretty sparse in terms of new game releases for any platform. It’s understandable, as summer is when new games are announced — usually during E3, which has been cancelled.
Nintendo actually dropped a major announcement this month, revealing Paper Mario: The Origami King. But that isn’t launching until July, so what do we have to look forward to in June to hold us over?
There’s a few remasters and a couple of intriguing indie titles but not much in terms of AAA blockbusters. For RPG fans, you’ll probably want to check out The Outer Worlds, the sci-fi game from role-playing masterminds Obsidian Entertainment. A remastered version of Criterion Games’ beloved racer Burnout Paradise is also coming, along with “Rehydrated” version of THQ Nordic’s SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.
Here are the release dates for some of the upcoming Nintendo Switch games.
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – June 5
- The Outer Worlds – June 5
- Project Warlock – June 11
- Burnout Paradise Remastered – June 19
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated – June 23
- Ninjala – June 24
- Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia – June 25
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – June 30
Project Warlock is an interesting game, simply from a development standpoint. Inspired by classic 90’s shooters (Blood, Doom), Project Warlock is a non-linear shooter developed by 18-year-old Jakub Cislo while he was still in high school. Project Warlock changes things up a bit, by adding some light role-playing elements in the form of magical spells and a workshop which uses upgrade points and experience points to purchase spells, weapon upgrades and player perks.
For many, it will probably be at least another month of Animal Crossing: New Horizons until at least the new Paper Mario launches next month.