With the grandiose gaming event that is E3 almost upon us, you’d think June would be whisper-quiet when it came to game releases. However, June sees the release of some very interesting titles for single player gamers. Here’s what you should keep an eye out for this month.
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Developer: Airtight Games, Square Enix Japan
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform(s): PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release Date: June 3 (NA)/June 6 (EU)
After developing Quantum Conundrum and Dark Void, Airtight Games look to set their sights on the murder mystery genre with Murdered: Soul Suspect. The game focuses on the spirit of Detective Ronan O’Connor whose goal is to solve the mystery behind his own murder by using his new-found spectre powers.
Combining elements from LA Noire and Ghost Trick, O’Connor can examine the world around him by using his ghost powers to overhear conversations, possess police officers or to jog memories to help them find clues. Murdered: Soul Suspect looks like it could be a very interesting story and adds to the rather limited selection of “detective genre” games on major consoles and PC.
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release Date: June 25
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is Ubisoft’s brand new puzzle adventure game being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. The game is inspired by letters written during the Great War and inspires four strangers to turn around the life of a German soldier and help him find his true love.
The game is powered by Ubisoft’s “UbiArt Framework” engine which was used for games like Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends and the recently released Child of Light. The former two games in that list were also developed by Ubi Montpellier. Valiant Hearts has very striking illustrations and puzzles that are true to the time frame of the Great War.
Developer: City Interactive
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Release date: June 10, 2014
Finally, last but not least, Enemy Front sees the return of the WW2 genre that gamers have been clamouring for. The game stars Robert Hawkins, an American stuck in Nazi terrirtory at the height of WW2. You can choose to snipe your enemies or sneak past and sabotage their positions in open ended missions throughout the Third Reich. Could this be WW2 version of Behind Enemy Lines?
So that about covers the single player games for June. You can expect a lot of news for upcoming games coming out at E3 2014 this month so be sure to check the site often for in-depth coverage on the event.