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Games in June 2021. What to play in 2021

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June 2021 will be very diverse with many games of different genres, including MMORPGs. Even without taking into account high-budget single-player projects such as Ratchet & Clank and Scarlet Nexus, this article has accumulated many other decent multiplayer-oriented games. We remind you that in this section we are only considering online games and those that include a separate multiplayer mode.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

  • Release date: June 1 (PC), June 8 (consoles)
  • Genre: MMORPG
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: Text only
  • Price: 1499 rubles (Steam), 2849 rubles (PlayStation Store), $ 39.99 (Microsoft Store).

Every year, the developers of the MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online release major add-ons, and 2021 will be no exception. On June 1 on PC and June 8 on consoles, the Black Forest expansion will be released, adding the location of the same name. The action will unfold 800 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and according to the plot, players will have to find out the plans of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon. Companions will also appear in the game that will be able to help in battle.

In addition, the chapter will add to the game a new challenge for 12 players “Stone Grove”, new events in the world – the portals of Oblivion, new lairs, open dungeons, world bosses and additional tasks.

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic

  • Release date: June 2
  • Genre: MMORPG
  • Platforms: PC
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: Text and voice acting
  • Price: Included in the subscription (649 rubles per month)

Launching the classic servers for MMORPG World of Warcraft has been a great idea, and now Blizzard is going to reignite the feeling of nostalgia in players. On the night of June 1-2, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will be released, which will be available to all subscribers of the main game.

Burning Crusade Classic will offer all the core features and content that were in the expansion when it launched in 2007, including progression to level 60, the Draenei and Blood Elf races, a reworked talent system and Outland territories. Players will be able to continue playing on “vanilla” classic servers or transfer characters to the BC.

Guilty Gear: Strive

  • Release date: June 8
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: None
  • Price: 1999 rubles (Steam), 4279 rubles (PlayStation Store)

Following the postponement of the release date on June 8, the fighting game Guilty Gear: Strive will be released. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and will feature 15 characters at launch.

Guilty Gear: Strive will include new gameplay mechanics designed to keep the combat system simple and enjoyable for newcomers to fighting games, yet deep and creative for veterans. Also, the developers promise an excellent soundtrack, revolutionary hybrid 2D / 3D graphics in the style of Cell Shading and intense gameplay.

Chivalry 2

  • Release date: June 8
  • Genre: Third Person Action
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S
  • Modes: PVP
  • Localization: Text only
  • Price: 1199 rubles (Epic Games Store), 2849 rubles (PlayStation Store), $ 39.99 (Microsoft Store)

On June 8, the medieval multiplayer action game Chivalry 2 will be released on PC and consoles, which is a continuation of a fairly good game, but it has already lost its relevance. The sequel is created on the principle of “the same, only better”, so if you liked the original, then most likely you will be satisfied.

Chivalry 2 has received many improvements over the first part. The game was practically created from scratch, including all combat movements and graphics, and the number of players was increased to 64 on one map. In addition, users can now run into houses, set them on fire and destroy enemies in various ways.

Sword Art Online Black Swordsman: Ace

  • Release date: June 9 (China)
  • Genre: MMORPG
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: None (Chinese only)
  • Price: Free

There are still no decent computer MMORPGs in the Sword Art Online universe, but a new game will soon be released on mobile devices. Sword Art Online Black Swordsman: Ace will be released on June 9 for iOS and Android. True, we are talking only about China – the release date on the global market has not yet been announced.

The plot of Sword Art Online Black Swordsman: Ace is based on the first arc of the anime series and follows players stuck in a VR-MMORPG. The only way to get out of the game is to go through 100 floors of the Aincrad Heavenly Fortress. You can create your own character, interact with famous heroes of the franchise and participate in various activities.

Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds

  • Release date: June 10
  • Genre: MMORPG
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: None
  • Price: Free

The acclaimed Japanese RPG series Ni No Kuni is making its way to mobile. Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds will be released on June 10 in five regions: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. As you can see, Europe is not on the list, so we have to wait for the global release, which will take place only in 2022.

The developers of Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds promise to keep everything for which the fans fell in love with the original franchise, including beautiful graphics in the anime style from Hayao Miyazaki and an interesting story about the “hit”. The project will offer a social gameplay based on the development of the Kingdom and the ability to cooperate with other players to complete various tasks.

Starbase

  • Release date: June 17 (Early Access)
  • Genre: MMO-sandbox
  • Platforms: PC
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: None
  • Price: Unknown (paid)

We already talked about Starbase earlier, but the release of this game was postponed from May to June 17. This space-based action game is coming to PC in Early Access and will be sold on the Steam store. During this period, the creators plan to add a lot of new content, including ships, weapons, tools, planets, and so on.

Starbase takes place in a huge galaxy with completely destructible environments and ships. Players will be able to explore an unknown world, join alliances, participate in the conflict between the Empire and the Kingdom. As the developers assure, for success you do not need to spend hundreds of hours and engage in an endless routine.

Dungeons & dragons dark alliance

  • Release date: June 22
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: Text only
  • Price: 2000 rubles (Steam), 2849 rubles (PlayStation Store), $ 39.99 (Microsoft Store)

A third-person co-op Action RPG called Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will go on sale on June 22 on PC and consoles. The good news for PC and Xbox users is that the game will be included in Game Pass from launch, which means that subscribers won’t have to buy it at full price.

In Dark Alliance, players choose from four available classes and fight in co-op against legendary monsters from the D&D world, including frost giants, beholders and white dragons. By completing tasks and defeating bosses, you can unlock new skills and get powerful equipment that allows you to complete even more difficult challenges.

Samurai warriors 5

  • Release date: June 22
  • Genre: Action
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
  • Modes: PVP, PVE
  • Localization: Unknown
  • Price: Unknown (paid)

The new part of the Samurai Warriors 5 series will be released in Japan on June 24 on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game will reach the global market a month later, on July 27.

In Samurai Warriors 5, we are promised exciting gameplay in a historical setting. The plot, characters and visuals will be reimagined to set the stage for a new series. Set after the Onin War during the golden age of the Sengoku era, the game focuses on the lives of two of the most representative military leaders of those times: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.

Several more games are due out in June 2021. However, their exact dates are still unknown and may be postponed, so we will tell you about them very briefly:

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis. An improved version of the MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2, which includes more modern graphics, a redesigned combat system and more open locations.
  • CrossFire HD. A remake of the classic first-person shooter Crossfire. So far it comes out only in China
  • Seven Knights: Revolution. A spin-off of the Seven Knights series in the MMORPG genre. It is released on mobile devices, but only in South Korea.
  • MARVEL Future Revolution. Mobile multiplayer open world Action RPG. Familiar characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and others will appear in the game.
  • The Day Before. The studio from Yakutia will release a new survival simulator at the early access stage, which at first glance looks a lot like The Division and The Last of Us series.

Finally, let’s talk about other events in the gaming industry that will take place in June 2021:

  • In June, closed beta testing of the pixel MMORPG Arcane Waters will take place.
  • The official announcement of the first-person shooter Battlefield 6 is rumored to take place in June.
  • The Korean version of the MMORPG Blade & Soul will “move” to Unreal Engine 4 in June.
  • Russian version of MMORPG Lost Ark in June will receive an update with the new continent of South Bern
  • MMORPG Mortal Online 2 will receive two major content updates in June.
  • Until the end of June, the stage of closed alpha testing of the mobile “Battle Royale” PUBG: NEW STATE should start
  • Familiar characters Aiden Pearce and Rench from previous games will return to Watch Dogs: Legion at the end of June
  • The second closed beta testing of the global version of MMORPG Swords of Legends Online will take place from June 1 to June 8.
  • The pre-alpha MMORPG Scars of Honor will take place on June 12 (15: 00-23: 00 MSK).

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