It’s time to turn on your air conditioning and prepare for a sweet month of gaming! At least, that’s what we’ll be doing here at Warp Zoned. We’re all exciting for what June has to offer, from the crazy antics of Deadpool, to the change in tone in Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. Check out our games of June, and let us know what you’ll be playing this month!
A trio of games will make my June a more exciting time and it all starts with an ending: Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4. The final game in the Rain-Slick cycle promises to be more epic than any game that came before it and while I’m a little worried about the “monster trainer” aspects of the RPG, it’s still number one on my list for June. Penny Arcade 4 is followed up a week later by The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s nasty-looking zombie game. The environments are spectacular, the story sounds suitably compelling, and idea of confusing a blind zombie by breaking bottles against the wall hits all the right notes. It probably also helps that Tremors, and its similar “be quiet” theme, is one of favorite movies of all time.
Finally, June ends not with a whimper, but the chatty bang that is Deadpool. Activision’s 2009 adaptation of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a fantastic game and I believe they can do it again with Deadpool.
On top of moving into a new apartment, June has brought me lots of games to look forward to! I guess now I have to make setting up all my consoles my number one priority (like it wasn’t already). I’m pretty interested in Remember Me, which I’m hoping will follow in the footsteps of a lot of the recent games that come out and go on sale very quickly. I also can’t believe it’s finally time to play The Last of Us! I’ve been eager to see more of it since I played it at PAX East, and while it seems much more difficult than the Uncharted games, I feel like I’m up for the challenge. Muramasa Rebirth is pretty high up on my list and might end up being a day-one purchase for me. And I’m not sure about the Ouya, though the fact that TowerFall will launch with it is a pretty appealing factor!
There is only one game on that list for me… Deadpool. Ever since I dressed up as the Merc with a Mouth for a stag do in Dusseldorf five years ago, I have been awaiting the day people would actually know who the hell I was, and now he has his own video game! In honour of this, here is a haiku, written by Deadpool himself…
“I hate broccoli / And think it totally sucks / Why is it not meat?”
Also The Last of Us! I’m all kinds of psyched for a new Naughty Dog game. Very curious to see how the story pans out, especially given the shift to a much darker tone than the Uncharted series. In saying that though, the company has kind of hit a bad chord with me with all the DLC they have announced, months before the game has even hit shelves. And I am secretly hoping that Remember Me is a surprise hit, as it sounds like Dontnod and Capcom have taken some of the themes from the Assassin’s Creed series and given them a neo-dystopian, Orwellian twist. However, the acting in the trailers looks/sounds atrocious.
And while I won’t be buying it, I shall be interested to see how well the Ouya fares.
What is this, November? Man, there are a bunch of good choices out this month. First and foremost, I’m definitely picking up Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I spent so much time with the original DS version and hated the Wii version, so I’m hoping this will be a return to glory for the series. I’m also interested in Project X Zone – and who wouldn’t, considering it’s the biggest crossover this side of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Finally, the comic nerd in me is pumped for the fourth-wall breaking antics of Deadpool. I really, really hope that one will be good.
Continue on to the next page for a complete look at the June release schedule.