The games of June 2013

June 25 (cont'd)


Platform: 360, PS3, PC
EU: June 28

Marvel has a good record of bringing characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men to the gaming, but the next game based on one of the companies characters might be one of the most meta games ever. Deadpool, the sassy murderer for hire, is getting his own game, and just like in the comics he (and his two other personalities) are constantly talking to the audience. Deadpool goes on a very M-rated adventure that's filled with blood and nudity, and there are continual laughs to be had while carving up henchmen. It's also developed by the team behind the fan-pleasing Trasformers: Cybertron games, so here's hoping the team can bring a similar level of understanding to this property as well.

Muramasa Rebirth

Platform: PS Vita

You may remember Muramasa from our list of the best Wii games. Developed by Vanillaware, the underrated game subtitled The Demon Blade is getting a new lease on life with the PS Vita. Similar to the Wii's 2009 original, Rebirth stars amnesiac ninja Kisuke and possessed princess Momohime in two parallel storylines that follow the heroes as they collect 108 Demon Blades and murder the evil-doers who get in their way. The PS Vita port will also make room for four new DLC characters, including a half-cat member of the Nekomata race, a hillbilly, a ninja named Arashimaru, and an Oni-musume she-devil. Sounds like a season of The Real World, if you ask us.

Project X Zone

Platform: 3DS
EU: July 5

Project X Zone has been on our minds since playing it at Tokyo Game Show. Now, despite its seeming niche appeal, western fans will finally get a chance to see what all the hype is about when this crossover sequel to 2005's Namco x Capcom RPG finally lands stateside. The game hosts stars from Capcom, Sega, and Namco properties, all trading blows in tactical, grid-based combat. X Zone has characters from franchises as wide-ranging as Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Xenosaga, Sakura Wars, and Virtua Fighter, to name a few. Altogether, there are 60 playable characters--you can get intel on all of them in our Project X Zone Roster: Meet all 60 playable characters.

Ride to Hell: Retribution

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
EU: June 28

Scratch your Sons of Anarchy (and/or Easy Rider) itch with this action adventure biker title. Pitched as a “no holds barred brawler”, Ride to Hell: Retribution will immerse gamers in the 1960s biker scene and set them loose in an all-out war against The Devil's Hand. The action will include hand-to-hand scrapping, high speed hog chases, and weapons-based combat.

Originally slated for release in 2009, Ride to Hell: Retribution has been in the shop for sometime. This most current build comes by way of Deep Silver and Eutechnix.

June 28


Platforms: Xbox 360, PC
EU: June 14

A cel-shaded, stealth action, vampire RPG? Ok, we'll bite. Developed by Realmforge Studios (Dungeons: The Dark Lord), Dark casts players as a vampire who can pounce on enemies with devastating melee strength or manipulate them from a distance with shady supernatural powers. Dark's story looks to pit gamers against humans and vampires alike in environments ranging from dark alleyways, corporate towers, and underground hideouts. Skill trees and dialogue mechanics will also let players craft their ultimate killer depending on their play type.

Dates TBA

Jak and Daxter Collection

Platform: PS Vita

Did you miss out on the Jak and Daxter Collection for the PS3 last February? You're in luck! Er, provided you have a PS Vita. Arriving for Sony's new(ish) handheld, this HD Jak and Daxter compilation disc will feature all three games making up the precursor storyline including Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak III. Beyond the ability to take Naughty Dog's action duo on the go, the collection will feature touch-based enhancements to the mini-game controls, as well a new trophy list for portable trophy hunters. As Jak from the first game would say, "!".

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  • BipolarTroll - June 4, 2013 12:42 a.m.

    Got a few bucks and gotta choose only two; Last of Us and Project X Zone it is.
  • avantguardian - June 2, 2013 12:31 a.m.

    i can't be the only one on here who's going to play the shit out of company of heroes 2, right? right?
  • The_Tingler - June 3, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    Nope! The first was excellent and the second looks even better.
  • avantguardian - June 3, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    that's more like it:)
  • Golddav3 - June 1, 2013 7:34 a.m.

    I hope to god that the Deadpool game is really good, really looking forward to it. I'm guessing you guys will put up a review for it? Want to make sure that I'm spending my money wisely.
  • The_Tingler - June 3, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    I was looking forward to it, but the utter absence of any marketing, previews, screenshots or videos beyond the first couple of announcement trailers does not inspire confidence. This may be the side of High Moon that made Transformers: Dark of the Moon instead of War For Cybertron.
  • Bloodstorm - June 1, 2013 7 a.m.

    I really need to come up with the money to get Last of Us. It's the reason I bought a PS3. I've heard, whether it is actually the case, that the layoffs that happened at High Moon Studios is because Deadpool is pretty terrible (of course, that's not going to stop Activision from releasing it). I'd advise anyone waiting to get that to wait for reviews, and not get burned like so many did with Colonial Marines. It will be a shame is High Moon gets shut down after this. I really wanted to see a follow up to Fall of Cybertron,
  • Bloodstorm - June 1, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    State of Decay looks interesting, not sure if it is enough to get me back on my 360. It has the potential to be pretty terrible.
  • Bloodstorm - June 1, 2013 7:04 a.m.

    Also, when did Remember Me become PC only?
  • thesilentassassin - May 31, 2013 4:49 p.m.

    I think i will be the rebel here and choose state of decay over last of us its my dream zombie game
  • ThatGamerDude - June 2, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    Same here. I was always more interested in State of Decay or The Last of Us. However, that's not to say that I think The Last of Us will be bad. I could end up getting both.
  • pokepark7 - May 31, 2013 3:18 p.m.

    OK I guess this is a good list, I might only buy like 3-4 of these but still GREAT list Henry :D
  • Rub3z - May 31, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    So if you're the Mayor in the new Animal crossing, is Tom Nook by now the totalitarian mob-boss governor? Or perhaps you're just a figurehead, a puppet through which Nook enacts his iron grip on the city's cash flow? When is an Animal crossing game just going to outright be a grim vision of a dying world under the tyrannical rule of Nook? When will the entire adventure just center around managing and carrying out your own insurgency, coming to a climax within the very halls of his own Third Reich-like castle of doom, the final boss being Nook himself clad in a mech suit with that runs on the piles of money he's sucked from the populace over the years, eyes glowing red with demonic fury? I'm picturing an Animal Crossing adventure by way of Wolfenstein 3D...
  • GR_HenryGilbert - May 31, 2013 2:59 p.m.

    No, Nook puts on a pretty friendly face. You still pay him money to improve your house, but no more are you his wage slave
  • Rub3z - May 31, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    Oh. Nice. ... So clearly he's just taking a break to finalize his plans for world domination. In fact, I'd say he's just allowing you the pleasure of THINKING you're not his slave anymore, the better for you to enact his plans without you knowing it. He's just going to let you operate as mayor to give you the illusion of control, when really tout just a cog turning the device of his sinister machinations all along.
  • mafyooz - May 31, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    I've just finished playing the Last Of Us demo and can safely say I'll be getting it in the not too distant future :)
  • Talvari - May 31, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    Pretty good month for games!
  • slimjim441 - May 31, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    Okay, so I really only need to worry about getting The Last of Us. I should have enough time to scrounge up enough for Deadpool, granted that Activision doesn't screw it up so bad that even with 'Pool being great, the game is unplayable. I'm expecting it to be about the same level as Splatterhouse (which was amazing, in its own rite). We'll see; as a Deadpool fan, I feel an obligation to buy it day-one, but as a part-time worker with bills to play (and a Warhammer 40K to finish), I might hold off for the first or second price-cut.

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