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This week, we’re doing something a little different with our rundown of new releases, given that E3 is rapidly approaching. Next week, all of the EGM Crew will be laser-focused on bringing the biggest scoops from the show floor, and the game industry itself is putting new releases on pause a little bit, lest they’re overshadowed by the major events. So buckle up for a supersized look at the biggest new games releasing soon, where we’re shining a spotlight on Nitnendo’s inventive brawler Arms, a massive expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online that brings players back to Morrowind, and a whole lot more more.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out over the next fortnight. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for the next two weeks:

Arms (June 16th)

Available for: Switch
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo EPD

Why we’re excited: This wholly original fighting game for the Switch is evidence Nintendo is going all out to support its new console. The gameplay and character design are both wildly inventive, with characters doing battle in an arena by punching with powered-up fists that extend outward on stretchy, coiled arms. The early buzz: No reviews have gone live yet, but the game has been a hit so far at the EGM offices. We can’t say more, or else Nintendo’s assassins will kill us—and not with cutesy spring-arms, either. With bullets. Twin cheeks: Arms fighter Twintelle is already a huge fan favorite, but we can’t for the life of us seem to figure out why

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (June 6th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Zenimax Online Studios

Why we’re excited: For many an Elder Scrolls fan, Morrowind remains the pinnacle of the series’ open-ended role-playing. What better way to improve The Elder Scrolls Online than by going back to Vvardenfell, with a chance to both tap into the nostalgia of long time fans and introduce some big additions to the MMO’s gameplay. The early buzz: At time of writing, all the reviews in are for the PC version, and there the expansion is standing pretty strong at a 78 out of 100 average on Metacritic. Grin and bear it: The Morrowind expansion introduces a new playable class, the Warden, who can call on animal companions—such as grizzly bears—to fight alongside him or her. Sadly, there are no plans to let you just play as a bear. Believe us. We’ve asked.

DiRT 4 (June 6th on consoles, June 9th on PC)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters

Why we’re excited: When it comes to racing games, Codemasters remains one of the best developers out there, and the DiRT series has captured the spirit of rally like nothing else in gaming. DiRT 4 looks poised to continue tradition by capturing the thrill of hurling a finely tuned car across the tarmac or offroad track with reckless abandon, eking out sharp turns with insane drifts. The early buzz: At last check, the PlayStation 4 version of the game was at a Metacritic average of 82, while the Xbox One version sat at 91. Thus far, the PC version has too few to be counted. 4 equals 12: Believe it or not, DiRT 4 is actually the 12th game in a series that started with Colin McRae Rally all the way back in 1998. It’s even the sixth game to bear the DiRT branding. Video games have come a long way over the past few decades, but they still struggle with basic numeracy.

Cars 3: Driven to Win (June 13th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, 360, Wii U
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Avalanche Software

Why we’re excited: A licensed game based on Pixar’s worst movie franchise may seem like a recipe for failure, and perhaps it will be. But we’re heartened by the fact that Avalanche Software, developers behind the cancelled Disney Infinity, have been given a second chance at life by Warner Bros. to work on this game. The pedigree is there, and you just know the team is going to be desperate to deliver a win at this point. Kind of like Pixar after Cars 2. The early buzz: Since we’re highlighting Cars 3: Driven to Win a little further in advance of its release than we do with most games, there was really never any hope that reviews would be live yet. Still, if you’re visiting this article closer to launch day and want to check in, here are some handy Metacritic links for every version of the game on every console it’s releasing on. Racing spoiler: Technically, the game will be out a few days before Cars 3 hits theaters, so this may be the latest example of a tie-in game that spoils the story of its source material. Maybe if you pick it up early, you can be among the first to learn the answers to the Cars fandom’s biggest questions, like whether Lightning McQueen will win out in his big showdown with Jackson Storm, and whether Pixar has acceded to EGM editor Josh Harmon’s many petitions to kill off Mater in the most violent fashion imaginable.

Also releasing in the next two weeks:

June 6th

HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap
Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars (PC, Mac, Linux)
Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! (PS4, Vita, PC)
Conarium (PC)
Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4)
DiRT 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Farming Simulator 18 (3DS, Vita)
Gears of War 4 Rise of the Horde update (Xbox One, PC)
Jump Stars (PS4)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
     Episode 2: “Under Pressure” (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
Neighborhorde (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac)
Plague Road (Vita)
Randall (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Special Delivery (PS4, PSVR)
Star Fleet Armada Rogue Adventures (PC)
Superbeat: Xonic (PS4)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The Town of Light (PS4, Xbox One)
Victor Vran (PS4)
Will: A Wonderful World (PC, Mac)
WipEout Omega Collection (PS4)

June 7th

Lux Alliance (PC, Mac, Linux)
Monolith (PC)
New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers (PC)
Perception (PS4, Xbox One)
Refunct (Xbox One)
Superbeat: Xonic (Xbox One)
Zazen (Xbox One)

June 8th

Amber’s Magic Shop (PC, Mac, Linux)
Anime Workshop (3DS)
Breaking Fast (PC, Mac, Linux)
Dragon Essence: Color My World (PC)
Galactic Missile Defense (PC, Mac, Linux)
GoNNER (Switch)
Lethis: Daring Discoverers (PC)
Lines (PC)
Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child (PC, Mac, Linux)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Switch)
Terra Mystica (PC, Mac, Linux)
Virush (PC, Vive)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (Mac, Linux)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (PC)

June 9th

Adjacency (PC, Mac, Linux)
DiRT 4 (PC)
Gray Skies, Dark Waters (PC, Mac, Linux)
A Hole New World (Xbox One)
Hotel 19-95 (PC)
Jump Stars (Xbox One, PC)
Kholat (Xbox One)
Lander 8009 VR (PC, Rift, Vive)
Pixel Worlds (PC, Mac)
Subject A-119 (PC)

June 12th

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PC)
The Frontier Outskirts VR (PC, Vive)

June 13th

Cars 3: Driven to Win (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, 360, Wii U)
Mystic Melee (PC)

June 14th

Art Of Gravity (PC, Mac, Linux)
Symphonic Rain (PC)
Zup! 5 (PC)

June 15th

Castle of Shikigami (PC)
Gorescript (PC)
Hypatia (PC)
The King of Fighters XIV Steam Edition (PC)
Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Switch)
MotoGP 17 (PC)
Pathfinder Adventures (PC, Mac)
Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic (PS4)
Pro Cycling Manager 2017 (PC)
Rocket Wars (PC, Linux)
Superku (PC)
Tour de France 2017 (PS4, Xbox One)
Two Worlds II Call of the Tenebrae DLC (PC)
Vidar (PC, Mac, Linux)

June 16th

Arms (Switch)
Distant Nightmare (PC, Rift, Vive, OSVR)
Hot Plates (PC, Mac)
Mini Rollers (PC)

June 19th

Darkest Dungeon The Crimson Court expansion (PC, Mac, Linux)

The biggest new games out in the next two weeks: June 6th-19th

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out soon.

By EGM Staff | 06/6/2017 12:15 PM PT

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This week, we’re doing something a little different with our rundown of new releases, given that E3 is rapidly approaching. Next week, all of the EGM Crew will be laser-focused on bringing the biggest scoops from the show floor, and the game industry itself is putting new releases on pause a little bit, lest they’re overshadowed by the major events. So buckle up for a supersized look at the biggest new games releasing soon, where we’re shining a spotlight on Nitnendo’s inventive brawler Arms, a massive expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online that brings players back to Morrowind, and a whole lot more more.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out over the next fortnight. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for the next two weeks:

Arms (June 16th)

Available for: Switch
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo EPD

Why we’re excited: This wholly original fighting game for the Switch is evidence Nintendo is going all out to support its new console. The gameplay and character design are both wildly inventive, with characters doing battle in an arena by punching with powered-up fists that extend outward on stretchy, coiled arms. The early buzz: No reviews have gone live yet, but the game has been a hit so far at the EGM offices. We can’t say more, or else Nintendo’s assassins will kill us—and not with cutesy spring-arms, either. With bullets. Twin cheeks: Arms fighter Twintelle is already a huge fan favorite, but we can’t for the life of us seem to figure out why

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (June 6th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Zenimax Online Studios

Why we’re excited: For many an Elder Scrolls fan, Morrowind remains the pinnacle of the series’ open-ended role-playing. What better way to improve The Elder Scrolls Online than by going back to Vvardenfell, with a chance to both tap into the nostalgia of long time fans and introduce some big additions to the MMO’s gameplay. The early buzz: At time of writing, all the reviews in are for the PC version, and there the expansion is standing pretty strong at a 78 out of 100 average on Metacritic. Grin and bear it: The Morrowind expansion introduces a new playable class, the Warden, who can call on animal companions—such as grizzly bears—to fight alongside him or her. Sadly, there are no plans to let you just play as a bear. Believe us. We’ve asked.

DiRT 4 (June 6th on consoles, June 9th on PC)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters

Why we’re excited: When it comes to racing games, Codemasters remains one of the best developers out there, and the DiRT series has captured the spirit of rally like nothing else in gaming. DiRT 4 looks poised to continue tradition by capturing the thrill of hurling a finely tuned car across the tarmac or offroad track with reckless abandon, eking out sharp turns with insane drifts. The early buzz: At last check, the PlayStation 4 version of the game was at a Metacritic average of 82, while the Xbox One version sat at 91. Thus far, the PC version has too few to be counted. 4 equals 12: Believe it or not, DiRT 4 is actually the 12th game in a series that started with Colin McRae Rally all the way back in 1998. It’s even the sixth game to bear the DiRT branding. Video games have come a long way over the past few decades, but they still struggle with basic numeracy.

Cars 3: Driven to Win (June 13th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, 360, Wii U
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Avalanche Software

Why we’re excited: A licensed game based on Pixar’s worst movie franchise may seem like a recipe for failure, and perhaps it will be. But we’re heartened by the fact that Avalanche Software, developers behind the cancelled Disney Infinity, have been given a second chance at life by Warner Bros. to work on this game. The pedigree is there, and you just know the team is going to be desperate to deliver a win at this point. Kind of like Pixar after Cars 2. The early buzz: Since we’re highlighting Cars 3: Driven to Win a little further in advance of its release than we do with most games, there was really never any hope that reviews would be live yet. Still, if you’re visiting this article closer to launch day and want to check in, here are some handy Metacritic links for every version of the game on every console it’s releasing on. Racing spoiler: Technically, the game will be out a few days before Cars 3 hits theaters, so this may be the latest example of a tie-in game that spoils the story of its source material. Maybe if you pick it up early, you can be among the first to learn the answers to the Cars fandom’s biggest questions, like whether Lightning McQueen will win out in his big showdown with Jackson Storm, and whether Pixar has acceded to EGM editor Josh Harmon’s many petitions to kill off Mater in the most violent fashion imaginable.

Also releasing in the next two weeks:

June 6th

HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap
Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars (PC, Mac, Linux)
Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! (PS4, Vita, PC)
Conarium (PC)
Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4)
DiRT 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Farming Simulator 18 (3DS, Vita)
Gears of War 4 Rise of the Horde update (Xbox One, PC)
Jump Stars (PS4)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
     Episode 2: “Under Pressure” (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
Neighborhorde (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac)
Plague Road (Vita)
Randall (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Special Delivery (PS4, PSVR)
Star Fleet Armada Rogue Adventures (PC)
Superbeat: Xonic (PS4)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The Town of Light (PS4, Xbox One)
Victor Vran (PS4)
Will: A Wonderful World (PC, Mac)
WipEout Omega Collection (PS4)

June 7th

Lux Alliance (PC, Mac, Linux)
Monolith (PC)
New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers (PC)
Perception (PS4, Xbox One)
Refunct (Xbox One)
Superbeat: Xonic (Xbox One)
Zazen (Xbox One)

June 8th

Amber’s Magic Shop (PC, Mac, Linux)
Anime Workshop (3DS)
Breaking Fast (PC, Mac, Linux)
Dragon Essence: Color My World (PC)
Galactic Missile Defense (PC, Mac, Linux)
GoNNER (Switch)
Lethis: Daring Discoverers (PC)
Lines (PC)
Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child (PC, Mac, Linux)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Switch)
Terra Mystica (PC, Mac, Linux)
Virush (PC, Vive)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (Mac, Linux)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (PC)

June 9th

Adjacency (PC, Mac, Linux)
DiRT 4 (PC)
Gray Skies, Dark Waters (PC, Mac, Linux)
A Hole New World (Xbox One)
Hotel 19-95 (PC)
Jump Stars (Xbox One, PC)
Kholat (Xbox One)
Lander 8009 VR (PC, Rift, Vive)
Pixel Worlds (PC, Mac)
Subject A-119 (PC)

June 12th

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PC)
The Frontier Outskirts VR (PC, Vive)

June 13th

Cars 3: Driven to Win (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, 360, Wii U)
Mystic Melee (PC)

June 14th

Art Of Gravity (PC, Mac, Linux)
Symphonic Rain (PC)
Zup! 5 (PC)

June 15th

Castle of Shikigami (PC)
Gorescript (PC)
Hypatia (PC)
The King of Fighters XIV Steam Edition (PC)
Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Switch)
MotoGP 17 (PC)
Pathfinder Adventures (PC, Mac)
Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic (PS4)
Pro Cycling Manager 2017 (PC)
Rocket Wars (PC, Linux)
Superku (PC)
Tour de France 2017 (PS4, Xbox One)
Two Worlds II Call of the Tenebrae DLC (PC)
Vidar (PC, Mac, Linux)

June 16th

Arms (Switch)
Distant Nightmare (PC, Rift, Vive, OSVR)
Hot Plates (PC, Mac)
Mini Rollers (PC)

June 19th

Darkest Dungeon The Crimson Court expansion (PC, Mac, Linux)

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