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There are loads of fantastic games coming your way in June, so switch on and get ready for some epic sessions

By Ross Campbell, Writer

Is your sweet, neon-lit gaming setup begging for a new title? If so, June might just be your month, with a tasty array of new titles – including some delayed ones finally seeing the light of day, like Starship Troopers. Level pixel cities in Gigapocalypse, feel the burn in those digital quads with two new cycling games, or boot it into the back of the net in Mario Strikers Battle League.


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Let’s dive in…

SpellForce 3 Reforced: Complete Edition

Available to play on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC from Tuesday 7 June

In this beautiful mix between RTS and RPG, the year is 518 and the devastating Mage Wars have left towns all over the country in ruin. You need to assemble your troops, explore what’s left of the world, and keep an eye out for a fatal plague they call Bloodburn. From Tuesday 7 June, the whole collection of SpellForce 3 expansions will be available individually (including the ReforcedSoul Harvest and Fallen God campaigns), or all together with the Complete Edition



Available to play on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch from Thursday 2 June

In this 2D, pixel-art side-scroller, you get to customise your “giga”, a giant, city-levelling monster. Once you’re set, it’s time for… THE GIGAPOCALYPSE! Which, fortunately for you, means rampaging through the streets with your unique megabeast and destroying anything that dares to stand in your way. Just your average Monday morning, then. 


Tour De France 2022

Available to play on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC from Thursday 9 June

Design your own pro cyclist and put them to the ultimate test of endurance on la grande boucle. Decide whether to take on the responsibility of a climber, sprinter or puncher or stick it out as an all-rounder. You can even create your own tour, with 92 stages to pick from.


Pro Cycling Manager 2022 

Available to play on PC from Thursday June 9

Before you unbuckle your helmet and slip off the spandex, there’s more where that came from. Pro Cycling Manager 2022 puts you in the team director’s chair to make all the crucial decisions required to keep your team on top, from sponsor management and scouting to strategy and training.


Mario Strikers Battle League 

Available to play on Nintendo Switch from Friday 10 June

What if Nintendo made a FIFA game? That’s kind of the idea behind this five-a-side, Mario-led footy title coming to the Switch. Take control and customise the beloved Nintendo gang, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Yoshi and DK, to create an unbeatable squad and become the world’s top club.


The Quarry

Available to play on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC from Friday 10 June

What is it about teens at American summer camps and things that go bump in the night? This one’s for classic slasher fans, and features voice work from some horror legends including Scream’s David Arquette and Insidious’s Lin Shaye, among many others. The premise is quite simple: you choose how you want the story to go, and how wisely you make those decisions will help shape your eventual ­­– potentially grisly – fate.


Starship Troopers: Terran Command

Available to play on PC from Thursday 16 June

Based on the 1997 Paul Verhoeven film (which flopped at the box office but has since gained a cult following), this real-time strategy game pits you against giant spider-like aliens. You’ll have to be light on your feet to simultaneously control your infantry, defend your barracks and keep the Arachnid at bay.



Available to play on Nintendo Switch from Tuesday 21 June

The Ronseal of games promises all the twisted metal, burnt rubber and screeching tyres you’d expect from a multi-vehicle circuit racer called Wreckfest. Choose from dozens of different machines, from a lawnmower to a school bus, and wreak destruction with 16-player online mode.


Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Available to play on Nintendo Switch from Friday 24 June

This is a mash-up of the Fire Emblem series (whose Marth and Roy have been included in Smash Bros titles since Melee in 2001) and Koei Tecmo’s Warriors franchise. The story takes place in Fódlan, and follows a strategic hack-and-slash set-up against hundreds of advancing enemies.


Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course

Available to play on Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch from Saturday 30 June

Ever faithful bros Cuphead and Mugman are back for another serving of classic arcade-style battle in the Delicious Last Course (aka DLC). This time they’re joined by the astute Ms Chalice, who brings a host of specialist abilities to Inkwell Isle.


Outriders: Worldslayer

Available to play on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC from Saturday 30 June

Although Worldslayer is a sequel to Outriders, players don’t have to be familiar with the original to dive into this fantasy-sci-fi, co-op shooter – although players of the original will be able to port over their experience characters. It’s humanity’s final chance at survival in the face of the most feared and dangerous Altered ever, Ereshkigal.


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