This Week’s Most Exciting New Video Game Releases

Send in the Klowns.

It’s the first full week of June, and we’re heading full-speed into “Summer of Gaming” showcase season, so naturally a lot of the big new releases are all steering well clear of the coming days and weeks.

Still, it’s not all bad with some much-anticipated drops happening like Destiny 2’s big The Final Shape expansion and a personal highlight in Blockbuster Inc, so make sure you take a good look at everything we’ve listed below (as usual, not an exhaustive list but the ones that most caught our eye) to see if there’s anything you may not have had on your radar:

GAMES RELEASING THIS WEEK (JUNE 3 EDITION)

Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Release Date: June 4th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

The Final Shape looms—a nightmarish calcification of reality into the Witness’s twisted design. Embark on a perilous journey into the heart of the Traveler, rally the Vanguard, and end the War of Light and Darkness.

Star Wars: Hunters

Release Date: June 4th

Platforms: Switch, Mobile

Join the greatest Hunters from across the Star Wars™ galaxy on the planet of Vespaara where high-stakes competitions are awaiting them in the Arena. Engage in thrilling third person combat to dominate your opponents in a range of adventurous battlegrounds that evoke iconic Star Wars worlds. Mix and match teams, use skill, tactics and customize your Hunters to find a winning strategy and reap the spoils of victory in the all-new free-to-play game.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road

Release Date: June 3rd

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Venture into Colovian West Weald and discover a region beset by the chaos of the Forgotten Prince’s return in The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road. Investigate the emergence of Ithelia, an all-new Daedric Prince, and create your own handmade abilities with the new Scribing system as you explore a world not seen since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The next Chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online saga begins here!

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

Release Date: June 4th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Plan your own alien invasion and harvest humans as the iconic Killer Klowns or gather a team of survivors to escape the extraterrestrial threat in Crescent Cove!

Blockbuster Inc.

Release Date: June 6th (June 7th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Ever dreamed of making your own movies? Build up your own movie studio, scout for upcoming stars, and produce cutting-edge films and TV shows. Try to stay ahead of your competition throughout the history of cinematography.

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The Smurfs: Village Party

Release Date: June 6th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Join the Smurfs’ Village Party in this Smurf-tastic party game and set off on an exciting journey thanks to its adventure mode.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage (iOS Release)

Release Date: June 6th

Platforms: Mobile (iOS)

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be launching on June 6th on the App Store for iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPad Air and iPad Pro with M1 chip or later. Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, these ports offer an intuitive, comfortable and engaging gaming experience with optimized touch controls and controller support. Cross-save and cross-ownership will also be available for players to enjoy the game between iPhone and iPad as they please.

Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge

Release Date: June 8th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

Collect, feed, and breed over 500 froggy friends as you work to restore biodiversity to the wetlands in this cozy farming sim from Humble Reeds. Hop right to it!

Downward Enhanced

Release Date: June 4th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

Downward will let you set off on humanity’s final adventure, to seek out an explanation for the apocalypse that changed the Earth as we know it. Taking advantage of parkour techniques and of the mysterious power you are given, you will traverse astonishing and dangerous ruins of past civilizations, all to find the legendary artifacts meant to control the deadly calamities that came to this world.

Rolling Hills: Make Sushi, Make Friends

Release Date: June 4th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Serve up sushi as a robot chef in Rolling Hills, a life sim about running your own restaurant in a cozy village. Make new friends, purchase ingredients, enhance your shop, and improve the lives of your neighbors as you perfect your craft!

Fireside

Release Date: June 4th

Platforms: Switch, PC

Fireside is an uplifting narrative experience about a journey, and the breaks that follow it. Make friends, trade and chat at the campfire, weave connections, and explore a serene magic-filled world!

Songs of Silence (Early Access)

Release Date: June 4th (June 5th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Songs of Silence is a strategy game set in a fantasy world threatened by the all-devouring Silence. The game features a mix of turn-based kingdom management, auto battler, and hero development, contrasted with intense real-time battles.