As summer kicks off, June puts players in the driving seat, on centre court, walking with dinosaurs and trying to find the balance between life and death with this month’s gaming releases.
Tennis World Tour
The court is yours to master in this competitive release. Climb through the world rankings with your own player or step into the shoes of the world’s greatest in Tennis World Tour. Featuring a full career mode for both men’s and women’s competition, players will have a fully immersive experience in the world of tennis pros. From devising a training schedule to learning how to shift play styles based on the court, players will see their rankings rise, with the ultimate goal of reaching the coveted Number One spot.
Players who pre-order Tennis World Tour will be able to play as Andre Agassi, complete with his 1995 court attire, and have the Wilson Pro Staff 97RF racket available to use. The Legends Edition will feature the pre-order bonuses along with John McEnroe with 1990 court attire, a Legend Badge for online play, a Coach experience boost, five skill cards and a complete outfit from Nike, inspired by the spring 2018 attire of the five-time ATP World Number One, Roger Federer.
Tennis World Tour will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from June 1*
The power of life and death is truly in your hands in this action-packed RPG. In Vampyr, players step into the shoes of Jonathan Reid, a doctor living in London in 1918. Recently turned into a vampire, Reid must walk a fine line between the two worlds he now inhabits. With a deadly flu infecting the citizens of London, Reid must also find his position in the new world of vampires. With ancient societies, occult scholars and vampire hunters now as much a part of his life as his human patients, a new London awaits.
Players who pre-order Vampyr will receive the Hunters Heirloom DLC pack. This special pack includes an alternate outfit – the Dark Physician’s Suit – along with two additional weapons passed down from hunters past. The Dragonbane sword once belonged to the founder of the Brotherhood of St Paul Stole, Paulinus Aurelianus, while the Barker pistol was once the signature weapon of Carl Eldritch, who once led the Guard of Priwen on a lifelong quest to wipe out all vampire life.
Vampyr will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from June 5*
Experience the thrill of the race with the latest MotoGP title. Start out in rookie races for the Red Bull Cup, face off against the champions of Moto2 & Moto3 before racing against the best of the best in the MotoGP circuit. With every detail of your ride fully customisable, players will be able to decide who they want to compete against in an attempt to dominate all racer classes in one of the most competitive and immersive Moto seasons ever.
Whether racing in single or mulitplayer mode, players will be able to experience every single second of the MotoGP world like never before. With new and upgraded mechanics for weather, track types, racing styles and even tyre wear, players will have a truly unique ride through the season. For those who want to just enjoy the spectacle and excitement of MotoGP racing, the Spectator Mode will feature a true to life viewing experience for the player to watch the best in the world or follow their own friends progress through the game.
MotoGP 18 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC from June 7*
Jurassic World Evolution
Build the park of your dreams in this epic title. The Islands of Las Cinco Muertes provides the setting for Jurassic Park Evolution – where players must build and maintain their very own dinosaur park. Guiding players through the game will be Dr Ian Malcolm, who will be able to provide insight on the 40+ species that will be available. For everything else regarding the day to day running and management of the islands, players will be able to access the InGen database for help and information.
Players looking for a more familiar setting in the Jurassic Park universe, Isla Nublar – the setting for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – will be available in an additional sandbox mode, which players will be able to unlock as they progress through the career mode. In this sandbox mode, players can use everything they’ve unlocked in the main game to create their own version of the famous parks, including the Hammond Research Centre and the Gyrosphere links.
Jurassic World Evolution will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from June 12*
The Crew 2
Take to the skies or rule the road with this racing sequel. In The Crew 2, players will work their way across the entire United States with a series of racing challenges. From light aircraft across mountain ranges in the Midwest to speedboats through the Everglades and supercars through the streets of New York, players will face four vastly different themes for their challenges as they prove their skill – in single or multiplayer – to determine whose crew reigns supreme.
The Deluxe Edition of The Crew 2 will include a copy of the game, sticker pack, in-game map of the USA and two bonus vehicle packs. The Legendary Motors pack features the 2017 Iron 883 Harley Davidson motorcycle and the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 touring car, while the Motorsports Deluxe Pack features a Pilatus PC-21 plane, a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Racing Truck and a 2008 Fiat Abarth 500 Monster truck with accompanying Freestyle, Rally Raid and Monster Rally outfits. The Gold Edition will feature all the content from the Motorsports Deluxe pack with Season Pass access to all new and upcoming content but will also allow players to play The Crew 2 up to three days before release.
The Crew 2 will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from June 29*
Free to Play
On Xbox, gold subscribers will have four new titles to download and play for free this month. On Xbox One, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia will be available from June 1-30* with the Smite: Gold Bundle available from June 16-July 15*. Over on Xbox 360 – and Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed available from June 1-15*, with LEGO Indiana Jones 2 up for grabs from June 16-30*
Over on PlayStation, PS Plus subscribers will have six titles to download and play for free across the PlayStation family. From June 5*, XCOM 2 and Trials Fusion will be available on PS4, with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Zombie Driver HD Complete Edition on PS3 and Squares and Atomic Ninjas downloadable on PS Vita.
Finally, PC users will be able to download and play five new titles via Twitch Prime. For the whole of June, Strafe, The Banner Saga, The Banner Saga 2, Tumblestone and Treadnauts. To claim these titles, users must link their Twitch and Amazon Prime accounts either online or via the Twitch App.
Also Released This Month
June 1* – Yesterday Origins (Switch), Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (Switch), Operation Warcade (PSVR), Vegas Party (Switch)
June 4* – The Piano (PC)
June 5* – The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor Martyr (Xbox One, PS4), Onrush (Xbox One, PS4), The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Shape of the World (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Awkward (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch)
June 6* – Haimrik (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Antigravitator (PC)
June 8* – Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Switch), Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Switch), Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi (PS4, PC), Apex Construct (PSVR), Happy Birthdays (Switch)
June 12* – Super Bomberman R (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
June 15* – Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Switch), Yoku’s Island Express (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Brawlout (Switch), Moss (PSVR)
June 19* – Anima: Gate of Memories – The Nameless Chronicles (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
June 22* – Mario Tennis Aces (Switch), Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (PS4, Switch), BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle (PS4, Switch), New Gundam Breaker (PS4, PC), Runner3 (Switch), The Lost Child (PS4)
June 26* – Far Cry 3 Classic Edition (Xbox One, PS4), Lumines Remastered (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC)
June 28* – Tour de France 2018 (Xbox One, PS4)
June 29* – Song of Memories (PS4, Switch), Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch), Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Xbox One, PC, Switch), MXGP PRO (Xbox One, PS4, PC), The Town of Light (Switch), Victor Vran Overkill Edition (Switch), Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch)
*Dates refer to UK release only. International dates may vary and are subject to change. All dates correct at time of writing.
Words by Megan Roxburgh