5 video games to look out for in June

While May was laden with triple A blockbuster titles, June is a bit of a quieter month in gaming. The notable games coming out this month are a bit on the quirkier side, which is great for those looking for something different.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine 
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows
May 31

Blood and Wine, the final expansion to the critically acclaimed Witcher 3, technically came out yesterday, but it was released with comparatively little notice. The expansion introduces an entire new region for Geralt to explore, said to offer over 90 new quests with about 30 hours of play time. At AUD$30, that's pretty great value.

Kirby: Planet Robobot 
3DS
June 11

Planet Robobot is the latest platformer to star Nintendo's iconic pink puffball, Kirby. In addition to his ability to copy enemy powers, Planet Robobot puts Kirby in control of giant mechs. Once again, Kirby’s latest outing looks like good clean fun.

Pac-Man 256 
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows
June 21

Pac-Man 256 is an Australian take on the arcade classic, made by the developers of Crossy Road. The Pac-Man themed endless runner hit iOS and Android last year, but it's now coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows. While the Pac-Man 256 rerelease will keep its budget price tag (approximately USD$5), it will gain new features in the form of a four-player multiplayer mode.

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
June 24

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a high definition remake of PlayStation 2-era action sidescroller Odin Sphere. The well-received title is inspired by Norse mythology, and follows the story of five warring nations. On top of receiving praise for its rewarding gameplay, the original Odin Sphere stood out thanks to a unique visual style, which is bound to look glorious running at high definition resolutions.

Tokyo Mirage Session #FE 
Wii U
June 25

Tokyo Mirage Session #FE is a crossover RPG that blends the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem universes. While the game pulls inspiration from both franchises, Tokyo Mirage Session #FE looks to have more in common with the likes of Shin Megami Tensei and spin-off Persona in terms of gameplay. Combat, for example, relies on a traditional turn-based system, rather than Fire Emblem's more strategic map-driven approach. At the very least, Tokyo Mirage Session #FE should keep Shin Megami Tensei fans happy until the release of Persona 5.

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