Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of June 2019 [Best Recommendations]

With June still weeks away upon the initial drafting of this list, we are still approaching it with excitement. Whether it would be worldwide or exclusive to a certain region, we are positive that with our top 10 picks, you may want to go out and pre-order them now in case you haven’t.

10. Judgment (Judge Eyes)

  • Platform: PS4
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios
  • Release Dates: June 25, 2019

While the game has already been released in Japan since December of last year to critical acclaim and successful sales, non-Japanese gamers finally get their chance to play Judgment, the latest spin-off to the Yakuza franchise. As a matter of fact, we’ve already reviewed the Japanese version! To make it short and sweet, it largely plays like Yakuza, but with a lot of original and unique features. In this game, you play as Takayuki Yagami, who is voiced by and modeled after Takuya Kimura, one of Japan’s biggest celebrities! Yagami is a disgraced lawyer turned private detective as he sets out to solve the mysteries behind Kamurocho’s string of murders. Though this game uses a lot of exploration and combat like Yakuza, this game introduces new features to emphasize Yagami is a detective and as a lawyer. And the best part is, you don’t have to be familiar with any previous Yakuza games to enjoy this one! By the way, if you’re someone who prefers English dubs, the English version is going to be dual lingual!

9. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

  • Platform: 3DS
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Developer: Atlus
  • Release Dates: June 4, 2019

For fans of the Persona series, specifically 5, then we recommend this upcoming 3DS title. While the game has been out since November 2018 in Japan, non-Japanese fans can finally get a taste as it debuts in June (however, the audio is confirmed to be Japanese only)! This game is a crossover between 3, 4, and 5 and largely plays like Persona 5 but with the characters miniaturized to suit the graphical nature of the 3DS. With the addition of the cast from Persona 3 and 4, it will eventually include all-out attacks and features of each game, etc. Not only are we getting their game play mechanics, but also their respective soundtracks (such as Persona 5’s jazz oriented soundtrack), and their themes of identity (from Persona 5), truth (from Persona 4), and death (from Persona 3). Not only are getting cast members, mechanics, and themes from those three games, but some original characters as well. So if you want to enjoy this crossover game, then please don’t miss this one!

8. Youkai Watch 4: Bokutachi Wa Onaji Sora wo Miageru (Yo-Kai Watch 4: We Look At the Same Sky)

  • Platform: Switch
  • Publisher: Level 5
  • Developer: Level 5
  • Release Dates: June 6, 2019 (Japan)

Though Pokémon continues to dominate worldwide, Youkai Watch has been its competition in Japan since its very debut. However, since 2017, its popularity has winded down but we’re hoping that this upcoming release will put it back on track! Though the series has mostly been exclusive to the 3DS, this is its debut for consoles on the Switch, which can be connected to your TV or can be played portably. In this game, you can freely explore small Japanese cities with Jibanyan as your companion and fight other youkai, or ghosts. Not only will you fight in Nyate’s world, you also have the option to stop yo-kai in Natsume’s and Shin’s worlds to eventually the Youkai world. What also makes this installment fresh is that it introduces a new battle Platform where the humans get to be active by using their watches, and it offers more of a sandbox environment to attract old and new players alike.

7. Samurai Spirits (Samurai Shodown)

  • Platform: Multiplatform
  • Publisher: SNK Corporation
  • Developer: SNK Corporation
  • Release Dates: June 27, 2019

After almost over a decade, Samurai Spirits is FINALLY coming back and it’s going multiplatform! For those that have been waiting, this game is going to take the Street Fighter V approach by having cel-shaded graphics programmed by the Unreal Engine 4 to stay true to its 2D roots, and providing an art style that mixes real and its original manga influences. Based on what has been provided on the trailers, it uses a balanced mix of old and new for veterans and rookies alike to enjoy this new series as each slash provides a gush of blood with techniques that feel like they’re painted with a calligraphy brush. So if you want your gateway to SNK fighting games, Samurai Spirits can be your guide to a distinct world of fighting games as the OG 2D weapons fighter.

6. Warhammer: Chaosbane

  • Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Developer: Games Workshop
  • Release Dates: June 4, 2019

If you love old school action-RPGs akin to let’s say Diablo, then Warhammer: Chaosbane is exactly what you’re looking for. It has a diagonal up-down layout and you just hack and slash your way to victory as you grind and level up to beat the evil creatures of the night! While its present beta version is only available to play online, its official release will allow you to also enjoy it offline as well. Like its spiritual predecessors, not only can you play online or single player, you can also do old school LAN co-op! For some of you younger gamers want to know what old school action-RPGs were like without having to play one, this is definitely a must-play. For those that just love old school, then we still recommend it!

5. The Sinking City

  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Developer: Frogwares
  • Release Dates: June 27, 2019

For those that want a fresh taste of the survival-horror genre, then The Sinking City is exactly what you’re looking for. Taking inspiration from the works of HP Lovecraft, you play as an investigator of a city that is mysteriously sinking in an alternate 1920’s New England town. The main character feels like an action hero of the movie serials of that respective time period, which also paved the way for Indiana Jones. From what seems to be offered by the previews, we’re getting survival horror, but exploration and investigating like a classic weekend matinee. Based on what the previews promise, it seems to be a detective game just like Judgment. So, if you love the paranormal, being a detective and Indiana Jones, this may be the game for you.

4. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Developer: Beenox
  • Release Dates: June 21, 2019

Back by popular demand, we have Crash Team Racing, which is a remaster of the original PlayStation hit. It’s not simply just a port of the original game, but a brand spanking new and improved version from scratch! You’re not just getting upgraded characters and stages, but new content such as online play, and Nitrous Oxide will finally become playable! While it’s easy to call this a Mario Kart clone, it should offer its own distinguishing qualities that makes it enjoyable in its own right. Though the Crash character debuted to be a PlayStation mascot, the great news is that this game is going to be available to all consoles!

3. The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

  • Platform: PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
  • Release Dates: June 4, 2019

Ok, so this is more of an expansion pack but considering what it offers as it own unique quest, many media are considering it as its own game as you explore the unique world of Elsweyr. This is considered the backbone to the so called Season of the Dragon adventure pack. ZeniMax has shared with the Necromancer Class, by allowing them to summon zombies for both offense and defensive purposes. They said if you master this ability, then it can be tactically effective. Zombies may be trendy, but as opposed to fighting zombies, you now have a zombie army for you to command! What can be any cooler than that? Other than fighting what seems like a barren wasteland against dragons, you can explore grasslands, canyons, and the capital which is under occupation by Imperial knights.

2. Trover Saves the Universe

  • Platform: PlayStation 4, PC
  • Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
  • Developer: Squanch Games
  • Release Dates: June 4, 2019

Brought to you by Justin Roiland, the creator to the Adult Swim hit, Rick and Marty, we have Trover Saves the Universe. As you can tell by the trailers and pics, they do share the same visual styles and are both bizarre comedies. As the main character, your dogs have been dognapped and you have to save them and the universe. It is an action adventure game that combines first and third-person elements, and as you progress, you can gain new abilities and explore crazy worlds. In addition, this game has VR support to further immerse yourself in this world of insanity. Putting this game into words is very difficult to do. This is something that is meant to be experienced visually and through audio, and that is very much true with Roiland’s style. So, if you’re a fan of his works, this is the perfect game for you!

1. Super Mario Maker 2

  • Platform: Switch
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Release Dates: June 2019

At number 1, we have the long awaited sequel to Super Mario Maker. Just like its predecessor, it allows players to create their own levels akin to its original side scrolling titles from the original Super Mario Bros to Super Mario World. So, what how does this put the “new and improved” into the “new and improved?” This time, you can use the actual graphics of lets say Super Mario World and/or 3D in order to customize your levels. Not only visuals but audio as well. Many of you readers wish of creating your own games, so this new edition allows you to use the Mario franchise to make something that is a mix of old and new. Ultimately for those that wish to pursue such things and also enjoy Mario, this allows you to do it in more ways than one.

Final Thoughts

Considering that it is still barely April as we started writing this list, please keep in mind that whatever we listed are subject to change. We can’t guarantee that everything that we listed is going to be released in June and could be subjected to delays (and God forbid) and/or cancellations between now and then. Now that we got that out of the way, what other games do you think we missed that are coming out internationally, Japan, US, Europe, or whatever that gamers should check out in June? If you have any other recommendations, please leave a comment!

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Author: Justin "ParaParaJMo" Moriarty

Hello, I am originally from the states and have lived in Japan since 2009. Though I watched Robotech and Voltron as a child, I officially became an anime fan in 1994 through Dragon Ball Z during a trip to the Philippines. In addition to anime, I also love tokusatsu, video games, music, and martial arts. よろしくお願いします

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