Just because E3 is going on doesn’t mean new games are taking a break! Check out these titles coming to a gaming platform near you, including the Xbox Store.
Jurassic World: Evolution (PC/PS4/Xbox One) – Physical release on July 3rd
The first of two movie tie-in games to come out this week, Jurassic Park: Evolution tasks you with building your own version of Jurassic Park, in the style of Rollercoaster/Zoo Tycoon. If I was still 12 years old I’d be going wild for this, but 37 year old Andy is tamping his expectation on this. IGN gave it 4.8 out of 10 and said it has some of the same features you find in free to play mobile games including timers and random items from loot boxes. Polygon, on the other hand, seems to love it and says that this will exceed your expectations for what a Jurassic Park building simulator should be. I guess you can gauge your interest based on which website’s opinion you trust more. PC Gamer is about in the middle, saying it’s fun for a little while but then starts to wear thin.
LEGO: The Incredibles (PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox One) – Releases on June 15th
Hey look, the second movie tie-in game of the week! Get ready to be hit in the “feels” by the latest hack and smash game in the long running Lego series. One thing I’m curious about is how many characters you’ll get to play as. With only two films who can they possibly have you play as aside from the 5 family members and Frozone, the other supers killed by Buddy? Maybe part 2 has a bunch of new characters we don’t know about, which brings me to my next note. This game follows the events of both the first and second movies, so maybe don’t play it before you watch Incredibles 2 or you’ll see the dreaded SPOILERS…
According to the Steam page for this demolition derby-style game it has been in early access since 2014, so they’ve probably spent the last 4 years since then making the game really, really good, right? Well according to the Steam user reviews this game is awesome, so maybe give it a look, or wait until the PS4 and Xbox One version comes out in November; or don’t, who cares.
Super Bomberman R (PC/PS4/XBone) – Finally, the worst Switch game of 2017 is coming in 4K, rejoice!
Paladins (Switch) – Thanks to an E3 leak we now know that this Overwatch wannabe is coming to Switch. I’m sure Nintendo were all set to be like “…and you can get it today!” during their direct, but womp womp.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Switch) – This is a physical release of the game that came out on PC and PS4 last year and Switch last month. Late physical releases seem to be a trend lately, particularly on indie games. How long will the trend last? Will we eventually see a day where we only buy games digitally and then just stream them? It’s what we do with movies, television and music, so why not games?
Omega Strike (PS4/Xbox One) – Releases on maybe the 12th, or the 13th, or the 14th, who knows! This metroidvania style game arrived on PC last year and is now being ported to the two consoles that you can’t play while sitting on the bus. I mean, seriously, why isn’t this coming out for the Switch?
Flashback – Remastered Edition (Switch) – Set to release digitally on June 17th. A fancy physical edition is slated for July 31st according to Amazon and it comes in a replica SNES cartridge and is still available for pre-order. You should get it, this game is awesome.
Notable Releases from 10, 20 and 30 years ago:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) – Released Jun. 12th, 2008: Wiki Link
Notable Film Release: The Incredible Hulk – Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and William Hurt
Notable Album Release: Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (PlayStation) – Released Jun. 11th, 1998: Wiki Link
Metal Gear (NES) – Released Jun. 17th, 1988: Wiki Link