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June 2023 Gaming Lineup: A Sneak Peek at the Hottest Video Game Releases

A multitude of video games are coming out in June and we have made a selection for you so that you know what to play during the summer.

June 2023 Gaming Lineup: A Sneak Peek at the Hottest Video Game Releases
Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

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Every month, numerous games are released. Except for the biggest games that appear in all media and are advertised to exhaustion, it’s easy to miss out on interesting releases. These are games that might catch our interest but can go somewhat unnoticed. But that’s where we come in. To prevent that from happening to you. To unveil the most important games coming out this month so you can decide what to buy, knowing everything that’s being released or at least, everything among the major titles.

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Street Fighter 6 – June 2

PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X y Series S, Arcade, Microsoft Windows

No one has missed the fact that Street Fighter has returned with its most ambitious installment to date, Street Fighter 6. Capcom’s game has taken everything learned from Street Fighter V to reinvent itself both stylistically and mechanically, making it more accessible to new players while still captivating the classic fighting game audience. Perfect for casual gaming, where you can enjoy throwing punches with only a basic understanding of the mechanics, as well as competitive play, Street Fighter 6 has set the bar very high for any other game vying for the title of the best fighting game of 2023.

Diablo IV – June 6

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X y Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

One of the biggest titles of the month is undoubtedly Diablo IV. With several open and closed betas and a somewhat tumultuous development, this game from Activision Blizzard is poised to be not only one of the standout titles in June but of the entire year. It’s no surprise, considering it belongs to a legendary saga with a dedicated following. While Diablo III may not have fully met fans’ expectations, the success of Diablo Immortal proves that there is an eager audience hungry for slaying, looting corpses, equipping better items, enhancing their skills, and facing increasingly powerful enemies to repeat the process.

Layers of Fear – June 15

PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X y Xbox Series S

Bloober Team has been busy working on the remake of Silent Hill 2, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had time to create a third installment in the Layers of Fear franchise. Although also titled Layers of Fear, this game serves as both a remake of the first two Layers of Fear games and a third installment that finally concludes the trilogy by merging the previous two games into a single experience and adding a third chapter to complete the set. Built on Unreal Engine 5, taking advantage of its capabilities and improving some of the weaker aspects of the originals, Layers of Fear promises to be the ultimate experience for fans of this unique horror saga.

F1 23 – June 16

PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X y Series S, Microsoft Windows

Formula 1 evokes passion, and that’s why we can’t overlook the release of F1 23. While it’s true that F1 22 was one of the most disappointing releases in the Codemasters franchise in recent years, it was by no means a bad game. Fortunately, it seems they have understood what the issues were. The Braking Point story mode, which made its debut in F1 2021, returns, all driving physics have been completely overhauled, and several specific race options have been changed. Will this be enough to return to the podium of F1 games? Who knows. What we do know is that Codemasters knows how to excel in racing games like no other, and it would be rare to see them stumble two years in a row.

Aliens: Dark Descent – June 20

PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X y Series S, Microsoft Windows

Alien is experiencing a second youth, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a new game in the franchise, Aliens: Dark Descent, is being released this month. Set 20 years after the events of Alien 3, players take on the roles of four marines who must confront xenomorphs and agents of the Weyland-Yutani corporation while searching for resources in the lunar base of Lethe to repair their spaceship. With a top-down view, this real-time strategy game promises action-packed gameplay and, despite its genre, fully adapted controls for consoles as well. It may not be one of the AAA titles of the month, but it holds great promise for both Alien fans and RTS enthusiasts.

Final Fantasy XVI – June 22

PlayStation 5

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that another major title of the month is Final Fantasy XVI. The new installment of Square Enix’s legendary franchise has been undergoing polishing for months, with numerous trailers released and the press having had the opportunity to extensively play and review it, garnering constant praise. Its shift towards an action-oriented style, reminiscent of Devil May Cry 5, may not please all fans of the series, but it is undoubtedly a logical change in a franchise that has always been characterized by each new installment being completely different from the previous one.

AEW Fight Forever – June 29

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X y Series S, Microsoft Windows

While wrestling is often associated with WWE, AEW has begun to overshadow its success and now seeks to do so even further with its first game, AEW Fight Forever. Looking to differentiate itself from the competition with a much more arcade-style game, where the focus is on polished animations and mechanics rather than graphics, the game promises a old-school style reminiscent of the legendary WWF No Mercy, considered the best wrestling game of all time. We will still have to wait and see if it manages to live up to the absolute classic, but in the battle against WWE in the realm of video games, everything looks favorable for AEW.

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code – June 30

Nintendo Switch

To finish off June, when many people will already be thinking about vacations and others who don’t have vacations yet, there’s nothing better than a good adventure with mysteries and ghosts that you can take anywhere, such as Master Detective Archives: Rain Code. Exclusive to Nintendo Switch, this game by Too Kyo Games is written by Kazutaka Kodaka, famous for being the scriptwriter behind the Danganronpa series. This means that we can expect absurd humor, cruel deaths that make us laugh, and intricate yet tremendously satisfying mysteries to solve. It’s likely to be an unexpected gem for all lovers of detective fiction.

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Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

Cultural journalist and writer with a special interest in audiovisuals and everything that can be played. I'm not here to talk about my books, but you can always ask me about them if you're curious.

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