Movie Sleuth Gaming: Notable Releases - June 2017

Tekken 7
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After almost two years of availability in the Japanese arcade scene, Tekken 7 is finally making its way to the west, and on home consoles. The long-running 3D fighting series continues, and despite its vanilla Tekken 7 name, this release actually includes the full Fated Retribution update. In addition to the new engine and combat, included in this version is the full story mode and complete roster, including for the first time Akuma of Street Fighter fame. Fight your way to the top of the King of Iron Fist Tournament on Windows, PS4, and Xbox one on June 2nd.

Dirt 4
Rally racing is a thing people like. The Dirt series is a thing that people that like rally racing like. They made another one, novel concept! The fourth entry will feature  the Circuit de Lohéac in France and the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Portugal for the first time in addition to returning modes and courses. Get all of your rally race simulation needs taken care of starting June 6th on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One.


Continuing Nintendo’s recent trend of expanding into new franchises, they are getting their feet wet in the arena fighting genre with the new title Arms. All the approachability, bright colors, and charm you have come to know from Nintendo is there, and from the initial public test I found a lot of fun to be had. Hard to tell without playing more, but it seems thus far to achieve a good balance of approachability and depth that could lead to hours of online competitive fun. Get to punching on-the-go June 16th, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

A lot of us remember the '90s, and for my money they were pretty rad. Crash Bandicoot was never a perfect series, but my nostalgia for it has not gone away even 20 some years later. After a few years of E3 rumors and the Uncharted 4 easter egg, people were starting to think that Naughty Dog and Sony were just giving us the runaround, but I am happy to hear that it all came to fruition. All three of the classic Crash Bandicoot tiles are making their move to HD and becoming available as one bundle exclusively for the PS4 on June 30th.