Great Games to Expect This Summer
We are almost halfway through 2019, but the lineup of video games for this year seems quite too long. It’s natural because this year’s video games are all about big budgets, long-awaited sequels, and new worlds. Before you start expanding your game collection, here’s a quick rundown of the most fantastic games that are hitting the market this summer:
If you have experienced the original Shenmue games on Dreamcast, then this is a game that many thought would never return. But guess what? It about to make a comeback. Following a phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign, creative director of the game Yu Suzuki’s role-playing game, picks up where it left in 2001 – young martial artist (and occasional forklift truck driver) Ryo Hazuki continuing the search for his father’s murderer. While the original series was groundbreaking, hopefully, Shenmue 3 will have something fresh to offer when it releases on August 27 on PC and PS4.
Sega is known for crafting some extremely gripping and lovely open-world games. The Yakuza series is proof. Judgment, also known as Project Judge or Judge Eyes, is a pleasant spin-off of Yakuza. It is set in the same Kamurocho district made famous by the original series. But instead of the suave strongman Kazuma Kiryu, this game features Takayuki Yagami, who is a private detective hell-bent on finding a serial killer. With hard-hitting combat blended with investigative elements, Judgment has already enjoyed a successful launch in Japan, and will hopefully appeal to Western fans as well when it releases on June 25 on PS4.
When it comes to slaying Nazis by the hundreds, Youngblood is the FPS you should have in your collection. The series follows Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, the twin daughters of B.J., who search for their dad after he goes missing. Given the fact that Wolfenstein: Youngblood follows the inextricable Terror Twins, it is likely to be the first game in the series to embrace co-op, with two players giving human shape to the Blazkowicz sisters in their cybernetic Power Suits. But if you play solo, you’ll still get an AI partner to accompany you as you charge through the Nazi forces shooting everything that moves. The game is set for release on July 26 on Switch, Xbox One, PC, and PS4.
Age of Wonders: Planetfall
If strategy games are your thing, then you must put your hands together for Age of Wonders: Planetfall. It’s like Fallout, the post-apocalyptic role-playing video game, but it is taking place on a galactic level. This is what CEO of Triumph Studios, Lennart Sas, says about the upcoming game. But it appears that this title marries Sid Meier’s Civilization and Command & Conquer. You can trade medieval trappings for cyborgs and cryosleep chambers, and combat mimics some of XCOM’s turn-based teamwork. You will just want to see what Triumph’s take on ‘Space Vegas’ looks like as this game hits the PC market on August 6.
The above are just a few of the many games coming up this year. You can find more games of these genres on our website here. Do add them to your collection. Happy gaming!