With E3 2017 just a couple of short weeks away it may seem like there’s not much going on in the industry at the moment. Things have certainly slowed down a bit as everybody is preparing for the highly anticipated event, however, there are, in fact, other things going on in June as well. When it comes to major new releases, the lineup isn’t exactly super impressive this month, but there are a number of games worth checking out nevertheless. Most of the titles we’re looking at today are multi-platform releases, but as always, we’re primarily interested in the PC versions of the new games launching this month.
The latest title in the Tekken series has been around since March of 2015, with an expanded version launching back in July of last year. Unless you frequent Japanese arcades, however, you probably haven’t been able to play it yet. Well, no worries because Tekken 7 is finally launching for PC and consoles in just a few days, namely on June 2nd. The version we’re getting is Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, which is the one that released last year in Japan. This version includes extra content that was not available in the original, such as new costumes, items, stages, and even characters. Bandai Namco has already announced that even more content for Tekken 7 will launch later this year and during Spring 2018 via the game’s Season Pass.
The Elder Scrolls Online wasn’t exactly a critical success when it first released on PC a few years back, however, the game has improved considerably since then. And with Morrowind just around the corner, there’s no doubt that the MMO will see a huge influx of new players very soon, which will add even more to its increasing popularity. Needless to say, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of the most beloved RPGs of all time so this expansion is certain to attract a lot of veteran TES gamers. Given that Morrowind turned 15 on May 1st, this is a great opportunity to go back to Vardenfell and see if Zenimax managed to capture the magic created by Bethesda over a decade ago. The Elder Scrolls Morrowind launches on June 6.
We haven’t seen a new major installment in the Dirt series for about seven years now. Sure, Dirt Rally came out on PC back in December of 2015 but that was more of a spin-off. Later this month, however, racing fans will get a bit of a different experience with Dirt 4. The game introduces a new mode called “Your Stage’ while also bringing back the popular “Joyride” mode from Dirt 3. Aside from that, players can expect new vehicles, tracks, and of course, a few graphical improvements over its predecessors. Dirt 4 is scheduled to launch on June 9.
Bet you haven’t heard about this game in a while, huh? Well, we actually talked about it not that long ago when it was announced that a new DLC known as Call of the Tenebrae was scheduled to launch later this year. Two Worlds II came out more than six years ago so it’s a bit unusual to see a new DLC at this point, not that we’re complaining. In addition to 10+ hours worth of new content, Two Worlds II – Call of the Tenebrae also features an HD engine update and is available to purchase either as a standalone expansion or as an add-on for those who already own the base game. Another new DLC is scheduled to launch later this year so it looks like the developers are trying hard to bring this game back to life. We’ll see how it goes. Two World 2 – Call of the Tenebrae is set to release on June 15 exclusively for PC.
Unfortunately, Final Fantasy XV is a console exclusive, but if you’re a PC gamer who likes the series you may want to check out FFXIV instead. The MMO is getting a second expansion pack called Stormblood later this month which brings to the table a good amount of new content and extra features. Final Fantasy XIV players can look forward to a couple of new job classes, a new raid, new gameplay mechanics like swimming and diving, increased level caps, and more. A more extensive list of changes coming with the release of Stormblood can be found here. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is scheduled to launch on June 20.
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