The Hottest Games Releasing This Summer 2018
With a packed holiday season on the horizon, it's easy to forget about all the great games that are releasing in the next few months. The summer months are usually a lull for new game releases, but the summer of 2018 is shaping up quite nicely. There's a bit of something for everyone, it seems, with great sports, racing, party, and family friendly titles for both handheld and console. We've constructed a list of the best games coming out between now and the end of August, so if you're looking to stay inside and play games this summer, you should check out some of these new releases.
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1. Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo Switch)
This Nintendo Switch exclusive mixes up the intense game of tennis with your favorite characters from the Mario universe. Besides battling your friends in local competition, you can take on the six-hour story mode, unlock new gear, and even take your skills online. The gameplay borrows mechanics from the fighting game genre, which makes one-on-one matches exciting and tense. There's a certain level of strategy to Mario Tennis Aces that we've yet to see in other tennis games, and it's shaping up to be one of the best Mario sports titles in years. The game is set to release on June 22nd.
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2. The Crew 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
If you've ever wanted to race across the entirety of the United States with no break, then The Crew 2 is the game for you. This open world game offers a persistent online world, bringing players together to drive around the country like a massive playground. In addition to fun races, online events, and wreaking general havoc in your cars, you can now pilot planes, kick up some dirt with motorcycles, or leave a huge wake with boats. The game looks absolutely beautiful and tons of fun, and you can let loose in the wide open world on June 29th.
You can play it on July 13th.
3. Octopath Traveler (Nintendo Switch)
This smaller game is developed by Square Enix, the company responsible for RPG classics like Final Fantasy. For fans of that genre, you can expect a wonderful story full of turn-based battles, set in a beautiful world. The graphics are a mixture of 16-bit characters and gorgeous backgrounds, creating an interesting juxtaposition between new and old art styles. With eight characters to choose from, Octopath Travelere promises a varied story that is emotional and full of wonder. You can play it on July 13th.
WarioWare Gold releases on July 27th.
4. WarioWare Gold (Nintendo 3DS)
If there is one series that has mastered the art of the mini-game, it's WarioWare. This series presents you with simple mini-games, and gives you a few seconds to figure out how to play and win. Over the history of the series, there have been hundreds of unique mini-games to play, and WarioWare Gold takes the best the series has to offer and puts it on one cartridge. In my opinion, WarioWare is a perfect game to play in bite-sized chunks, which makes the 3DS a perfect home for the game. You can play these wacky and outrageous mini-games when WarioWare Gold releases on July 27th.
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5. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
For those who have followed the previous three seasons of Telltale Game's The Walking Dead series, you're probably eagerly awaiting the final chapter in Clementine's story. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long, as the final season of this historic adventure game series will start on August 14th.
6. Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PlayStation 4)
The Yakuza series has been massively popular in Japan for some time, and it seems like Western countries are finally catching on. Recently, Yakuza 6 released to critical acclaim, and got players interested in the beginning of the series. Realizing this, developer SEGA has created remakes for the first two games. The first remake, Yakuza Kiwami, was absolutely wonderful, and gave the original PS2 game a much needed upgrade for modern audiences. I have high hopes for this remake of the second game, and can't wait to explore the streets of Tokyo and beat up some criminals once again. This cut scene heavy brawler will be releasing on August 28th.
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