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The games of June; Rorona, Rorona, Rorona, Rorona (oh, and some other good stuff too)

List by Jim S.

June is meant to be the month where game releases quieten down as the gaming community instead pays attention to E3 and all the games that are on the way.

But not this year. Oh no. We've got sims, JRPGs, crime stories, fighting games, and even a spot of racing on the way. What's on your June "to do" list? Let us know in the comments!

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP – Vita – US Release Date 6/3/2014

Do you have what it takes to be the producer of one of the CPU's idol career? As the producer it's up to you to teach these girls to sing, dance, and properly promote themselves. Will the citizens Gamindustri become fans to your idol or will they be stolen away from them by the popular idol group MOB-48!? Find out June third if you have what it takes to be the ultimate producer!

Murdered: Soul Suspect – PS3, PS4, 360, XB1, PC – US Release Date 6/3/2014

You play as Ronan O'Connor police detective in Salem, Massachusetts. When Ronan's life comes to an untimely end he finds himself in the afterlife and the only way to leave the world for the afterlife is to find the one responsible for his death. Will Ronan be able to fight off soul devouring demons, or will his soul be lost forever? Murdered is a dark thriller that has the player solving their own murder.

Tomodachi Life – 3DS – US Release Date 6/6/2014

Nintendo's new life simulator has players dropping their Miis into a world where almost anything can happen. There seems to be a lot to do in Tomodachi Life from watching your Miis in their daily lives to playing mini games and helping your Miis out by giving them gifts and levelling them up. Something new may happen everyday its sure to be a fun game for anyone. Unless you think same sex relationships should be in life sim games. If you're in to equality you're better off buying one of the Sims games.

Enemy Front – PS3, 360 – US Release Date 6/10/2014

CI Games will bring players back to World War 2 in this new FPS from the makers of the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series of games. Enemy Front will let players play the kind of game they want be that being sneaky, or reenacting a scene from the Expendables movies. With open ended levels and muti-player game modes there's a little of everything for all types of FPS players. The game is also powered by CryENGINE technology, so it should be pretty to look at as well.

XBlaze Code: Embryo – PS3, Vita – US Release Date 6/24/2014

XBlaze is a visual novel prequel to the BlazBlue series. You play as Touya Kagari, a sophomore at the Hakuou North Academy. When Touya comes across a wounded man he rushes to the man's side to see if he needs help but the man stands up and attacks, screaming, "You're an enemy!” Suddenly a small, cute girl with an enormous sword came charging in to rescue Touya. So yes, it should be odd, but good fun.

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland – PS3, Vita (digitally only) – US Release Date 6/24/2014

Here is a game that will have our Editor-in-Chief Matt saying “Ohboyohboyohboyohboy”. Atelier Rorona Plus is a remake of the PS3 game Atelier Rorona. The game will have improved gameplay and fix some of the small issues the original had. Rorona Plus will have a cross save feature so you can play at home and on the go if you buy both versions of the game. There will be new story chapters so even if you have played the original there will be something new here for you.

Tropico 5 – PC – US Release Date 6/3/2014

El Presidante is back! Tropico is the city-building franchise that people care about, now that Sim City seems to have fallen by the wayside. With Tropico 5 you can expect a complex city building management game, with a dash of political humour thrown in for good measure.

Other Releases 

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – PS3, 360, Wii, Wii U, 3DS – US Release Date 6/10/2014

EA Sports UFC – PS4, XB1 – US Release Date 6/17/2014

Farming Simulator 14 – Vita, 3DS – US Release Date 6/20/2014

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma – Vita – US Release Date 6/24/2014

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark – PS3, PS4, 360, XB1, Wii U, 3DS – US Release Date 6/24/2014

GRID Autosport – PS3, 360 – US Release Date 6/24/2014

- Jim S.
List Guru
The games of June; Rorona, Rorona, Rorona, Rorona (oh, and some other good stuff too)
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