June Games Release Radar: Mario, spooky summer camp, and monsters for days

Seattle, Washington - Your Games Release Radar is here for June, with some flashy, scary, and monster-filled fun in store for the halfway mark of 2022! Here are the five titles we've got our eyes on.

Mario Strikers: Battle League

Mario and the gang are ready to tear up some turf!
Mario and the gang are ready to tear up some turf!  © Nintendo

Facts:

  • Genre: Sports
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
  • Release Date: June 10

Mario is in the mood for sports again!

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Nintendo's popular plumber will take to the soccer field in Mario Strikers: Battle League, which will offer exciting five-against-five matches chock full of crazy moves.

You'll have the opportunity to use special attacks with Nintendo's stars to put the ball in the net.

But for the most part, there are no rules. For example, you can use items from Mario Kart to lure your opponents into nasty traps on the field. And even what you wear changes the game, since each jersey has different status values.

In addition, the so-called Hyper Strike is also on board: After you collect a power-up in a match, one of your characters can execute a powerful super shot, which directly awards two goals to the team if you put it away.

This looks like a party game, but if you lose friends by crushing them in digital soccer, that's on you.

The Quarry

The Quarry can probably best be enjoyed in the middle of the night with all the lights off.
The Quarry can probably best be enjoyed in the middle of the night with all the lights off.  © Supermassive Games

Facts:

  • Genre: Survival Horror
  • Platform: PC, PS4 and PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
  • ESRB Rating: M for Mature
  • Release Date: June 10

Supermassive Games' horror release The Quarry sets you up to get freaked out with a cinematic adventure set at the end of summer, just before the characters have to head back to school.

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The action takes place at Hackett's Quarry summer camp, where the counselors want to have a good time on the last night before they leave. But in classic horror tradition, the nine teens are in for a bloody nightmare instead of a party.

Just like in the studio's last horror game, Until Dawn, you control the characters, influence the plot, and inevitably make life and death decisions.

Hopefully, Supermassive Games can deliver a scary good hit with this tried and tested interactive formula.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Finiishing off armies of baddies is great, until it gets stale.
Finiishing off armies of baddies is great, until it gets stale.  © Nintendo

Facts:

  • Genre: Action
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • ESRB Rating: T for Teen
  • Release Date: June 24

Nintendo seems to have realized that its Warriors games sell well, as this year's iteration is Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

The content looks like a slice of fantasy-flavored power trip pie: You literally mow down enemy units with crazy strong characters.

This series has always had a certain playful charm, but in previous titles it got old, fast.

You'll find out at the end of June whether the heroes from the new Fire Emblem have enough variety in their arsenal to keep things fresh.

MX vs ATV Legends

Start your engines, hit those jumps, and send it in MX vs ATV Legends.
Start your engines, hit those jumps, and send it in MX vs ATV Legends.  © THQ Nordic/Rainbow Studios

Facts:

  • Genre: Racing
  • Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
  • ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
  • Release Date: June 28

Rainbow Studios is dropping a new racing bomb on anyone who wants to get down and dirty with off-road vehicles in MX vs ATV Legends.

The racing game is going to give you up to 15 other people to race against online, split-screen co-op to enjoy at home, and a bunch of different race modes for you to dominate.

When you get better at the game, you'll gather fans and sponsors, and eventually you can take home the gold in any racing discipline, in any conditions. That includes handling rutted trails or snow and rain, all of which messes with how well you can handle your dirt bike or ATV.

If you've been waiting for a new racing game to take for a spin, get ready to rev the throttle when MX vs ATV Legends comes out on June 28.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Big beasties are cruisin' for a bruisin', if you're up to the challenge.
Big beasties are cruisin' for a bruisin', if you're up to the challenge.  © Capcom

Facts:

  • Genre: Hack and Slash
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • ESRB Rating: T for Teen
  • Release Date: June 30

More monster hunting is a go.

The Monster Hunter Rise expansion, Sunbreak, adds an all-new Master rank to the current version of the Monster Hunter game, and delivers even more difficult challenges.

The Switch handled the main game like a pro, bringing some much-needed changes to the monster slashing formula, so expect more of the same easy splicing and dicing on the expansion.

But that's not all: Sunbreak will sport its own new storyline, in which we get to deal with new characters as well as three especially powerful monsters.

And the trio won't be the only fresh targets to hunt.

It is not yet known exactly how many new creatures the DLC will deliver. But the expansion is packing more areas, weapons, and armor to fill the loot-shaped hole in your heart.

Playstation Plus and Games with Gold

It is not yet clear which new games Sony and Microsoft will deliver to us in June through their paid subscriptions Playstation Plus and Games with Gold.

TAG24 will keep you posted as soon as these updates get dropped.

Cover photo: Collage: Nintendo, Capcom, Supermassive Games, THQ Nordic/Rainbow Studios

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