New games releasing this week: June 26 – July 2

By Staff, Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:00 GMT

Crash Bandicoot is back and so are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Diablo 3, but don’t be fooled – stacks of new and interesting things are happening this week, too.

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New video game releases for the week of June 26 through July 2.

    Monday, June 26

  • Secret World Legends (PC)
  • Brawlhalla (PS4)

    Tuesday, June 27

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release (PS4)
  • Diablo 3: The Eternal Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Prompto and free Regalia Type-D (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (PS4) [US]
  • Valkyria Revolution – (PS4, Vita, Xbox One)
  • Elite Dangerous (PS4)
  • RPG Maker Fes (3DS)
  • America’s Army: Proving Grounds (PS4)
  • Ancient Amuletor (PSVR)
  • Arizona Sunshine (PSVR)
  • Cavernous Wastes (PS4, PSVR)
  • Cryptark (PS4)
  • Dark Arcana: The Carnival (PS4)
  • The Golf Club 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Medieval Defenders (PS4)
  • Plague Road (PS4)
  • Poi (PS4)
  • The Tenth Line (PS4)
  • The World of Nubla (PS4)

    Wednesday, June 28

  • JumpJet Rex (PS4)

    Thursday, June 29

  • The Elder Scrolls Legends – Heroes of Skyrim (Android, iOS, Mac, PC)
  • De Mambo (Switch)
  • Gonner (Switch)

There’s rather a lot happening this week even when you sift out the usual PSN guff. The biggest news is Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which fans have been asking for pretty much since the PSOne retired. It was a labour of love since the original Crash Bandicoot source code was unavailable, so make an effort to appreciate it.

In close second place is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, arriving standalone on PS4 first with PC and Xbox One release dates to be confirmed; previously it had only been available as a bonus with special editions of Infinite Warfare. You won’t find many retailers advertising this yet, which isn’t terribly surprising; even Sony’s official release list failed to mention this last minute announce. Check with your favourite vendor closer to the date.

There’s a bit of a funny one out this week, too – Valkyria Revolution. This is part of the same franchise as strategy series Valkyria Chronicles, bit it’s an action-RPG spin-off. It still has strategic elements in place, and there’s optional perma-death, so it sounds pretty interesting even if it’s not the direct sequel you hoped for.

While we’re on the subject of Japanese games, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls arrives in North America this week, shortly after European release. The fan base is already going wild for it. There’s also Tokyo Xanadu, a new type of RPG from the team behind Ys.

Changing track completely now, Elite Dangerous finally arrives on PS4 after enjoying great success on both PC and Xbox One. Get out there and see what secrets Frontier Developments has hidden just for you.

There’s a lot of good DLC out this week. Diablo 3 delivers the Rise of the Necromancer pack which adds a new class as well as all sorts of goodies (incidentally Diablo 3 is re-releasing in a new edition, again). If you’re a fan of the boys, crack open a cold one with Final Fantasy 15: Episode Prompto. Not that too many of you have 100%’d The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild yet, but the first DLC pack is here to add more challenges and features.

Two sets of legends drop this week. The Elder Scrolls Legends, Bethesda’s card battler, gets a Skyrim expansion. Secret Worlds Legends is a free-to-play action RPG reboot of the MMO, which should make its intriguing story more accessible to those who can’t handle the crowds.

Looking further ahead? Check out our full list of 2017 video game release dates.

As always, PlayStation Store release dates may vary depending on region.

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