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#Pokdepicks 5 Awesome Games to Look Out For in June 2019

#Pokdepicks 5 Awesome Games to Look Out For in June 2019

by Aiman MaulanaJune 20, 2019
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#Pokdepicks 5 Awesome Games to Look Out For in June 2019

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

The remake of the most popular kart racer from the original PlayStation, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a kart racing game featuring popular characters from the Crash Bandicoot series. Like the original release, gamers will race using characters of their choosing, avoid obstacles, and navigate through various tracks to reach the finish line.

There will also be a full-fledged single player adventure mode where gamers can choose to relive the classic version from the original game or go for the new Nitro-Fueled adventure mode instead. The game will also include online multiplayer as well as the ability to customize the karts being used, which is a first for the series.


Fun fact, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled isn’t a simple remake of the original game as it will include content from the game’s sequel, Crash Nitro Kart. To make things even more interesting, every single character from both games will be playable, though most of them will have to be unlocked by playing the game. In their respective original releases, some boss characters are not playable.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on 21st June 2019.

Warhammer: Chaosbane

Developed by Eko Software, Warhammer: Chaosbane is an action RPG set in the Warhammer fantasy universe. In a world ravaged by war and dominated by magic, you are the last hope for the Empire of Man against the Chaos hordes. Gamers can either play alone or with up to four players in co-operative fashion.

There are only four classes that players can use, each with their own specialty; the defense-focused Soldier, the melee-centric Dwarf, the ranged and magic-based High Elf, and the trap-based Wood Elf. Gamers will either work alone or team up with other players to discover the truth behind the danger lurking in the Old World and subsequently save it from destruction.

Fun fact, Warhammer: Chaosbane is the first ever action role-playing game take place in the Warhammer universe as the series is more known for real-time strategy. The narrative is an all-new and original creation crafted by the author of Black Library, Mike Lee, which will give gamers a fresh new take into the series.

Warhammer: Chaosbane will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on 4th June 2019.


A spinoff of the Yakuza video game series, Judgment is a third-person action-adventure game published by Sega. It is set in the same Yakuza world of Kamurocho, where gamers follow the story of detective Takayuki Yagami, a once disgraced attorney seeking redemption and currently investigating a series of murders.

While the game employs a similar combat system to Yakuza 0 where players can change into different styles, Judgment will have a heavier emphasis on investigations. Gamers will have to actively seek out clues and trails of criminals before it gets cold.

Fun fact, Judgment’s development was severely affected after Japanese actor Pierre Taki, whose voice and likeness were used for the character Kyohei Hamura, was arrested. Due to this, the character had to receive a major overhaul. However, Sega assured gamers that the extra work did not affect the game’s English release.

Judgment will be coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 on 25th June 2019.

Super Mario Maker 2

Arguably the most innovative game ever created by Nintendo, Super Mario Maker 2 is a platformer game that puts the gamers in the shoes of a game designer. What this means is that instead of playing through a standard Mario game, gamers get to create their own custom levels and share it around for the whole world to enjoy.

The game has everything that was present on its predecessor, with the addition of Super Mario 3D World theme. The game will also include local and online co-operative creator modes where two players can create stages together simultaneously. As for playing it, you can have up to four players go through the custom map either together or against each other.

Fun fact, the Super Mario Maker series was initially conceived as a tool for Nintendo’s internal development team to be used for company purposes only. Realizing the potential of the tool, the team pitched the game idea to game designer Takashi Tezuka who wanted to create a game that will engage with gamers on a more creative level. At the time, it was supposed to be a sequel to Mario Paint until Tezuka realized how much more exciting the Mario Maker concept is.

Super Mario Maker 2 will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on 28th June 2019.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Considered a spiritual successor to Castlevania, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a Metroidvania-style action-adventure game. The game follows protagonist Miriam, an orphan who was taken in by an Alchemist guild and subjected to experiments which caused her to crystalize as a result of magi-crystal implants in her body.

She wakes up a decade later to find her condition temporarily halted by an alchemist named Johannes who was against the guild’s act to summon demons to their world. To prevent the outbreak of demons and end the curse, Miriam ventures into Demon Castle to confront Gebel, an alchemist of the magi-crystal experiments who lost his humanity and summoned the demons to change the world.

Fun fact, game producer Koji Igarashi worked at Konami and was the producer for the Castlevania games released from 2001 to 2010. Upon leaving the company, Igarashi received a large number of fan requests to continue develop Castlevania-style games. The result is the spiritual successor to the series, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on 18th June 2019.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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