Every Big Video Game Coming Out This Summer

Every Big Video Game Coming Out This Summer

Well, nearly every game – there are a few big titles that don’t have solid Australian release dates. Last season kicked off with a Mad Max game from the Just Cause people, and now, summer arrives with a Just Cause game from the Just Cause people. Nice. But apart from Just Cause 3, what else are we getting this season? Let’s take a look.

December 1.

  • Just Cause 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Planet Diver (Android, iOS, PC)
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (Xbox One)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

December 2.

  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (PS4, Xbox One)

December 3.

  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey: Book Four: Revelations (PC)

December 4.

  • Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours (PC)
  • Pokémon Picross (3DS)

December 5.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)
  • Yo-Kai Watch (3DS)

December 7.

  • Helldivers (PC)

December 8.

  • Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours (PS4, PS Vita)

December 10.

  • SteamWorld Heist (3DS)
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. (3DS)

December 11.

  • Devilian (PC)
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PC)
  • Devil’s Third (PC, Wii U)

December 15.

  • King’s Quest – Chapter II (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

January 15.

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC)

January 19.

  • Darkest Dungeon (PC)

January 27.

  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U)

January 29.

  • Bombshell (PC)

January 30.

  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4, Xbox One)

February 5.

  • XCOM 2 (PC)

February 9.

  • Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

February 10.

  • Alekhine’s Gun (PC)
  • Firewatch (PC, PS4)
  • Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)

February 12.

  • Mighty No. 9 (3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U)

February 16.

  • Street Fighter V (PC, PS4)

February 19.

  • Project X Zone 2 (3DS)

February 23.

  • Far Cry Primal (PS4, Xbox One)

February 25.

  • Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

February 27.

  • Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow (3DS)

March 1.

  • Heavy Rain (PS4)

March 5.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)

March 9.

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

March 11.

  • Hitman (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS3, PS4, PS Vita)

March 18.

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)

Just Cause 3 image via Xbox Store


    • The US tends to talk about releasing games according to the season, which can be a bit confusing in other countries. We initially decided to talk about the releases in terms of quarters to reduce confusion, however it seems to have had the opposite effect. The article has been updated. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Wow. Lego Avengers is the only game there I’m excited for.

    Other than that, Mass Effect: Andromeda is the only game I can think of that’s on my radar.

    • Mass Effect: Andromeda and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided are my two most anticipated titles. I don’t think there’s a firm date for ME:A and DX:MD got delayed, so… meh.

  • Dreamfall Chapters is on my list but I’m going to wait til it’s finished since I still haven’t played the original Longest Journey (I do own it though, got it in a steam sale for like 99 cents or something!)

    Even though I have an Xbox One, I haven’t bought Rise of the Tomb Raider because of Fallout 4. That’s on he to-do list as well.

    I might buy a PS4 if I find a cheap one at Bonus time in March, so I look forward to picking up the Uncharted Collection and Uncharted 4.

    I “enjoyed” This War of Mine but I don’t think I need to play more of it. Might check out Far Cry Primal. Going to wait for a sale before I pick up XCom 2. Still got plenty of replaying Xcom Enemy Unknown/Enemy within before I need to move on. Same reason I haven’t bothered with Alpha Centauri – I just don’t have time and if I need to scratch that itch, CiV has plenty of replay value and DLC I bought but never used.

    • I haven’t played The Longest Journey, but the Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (methinks the series could use a better naming convention) is really good and doesn’t actually require you to play the first game to understand what’s going on, although it ends with a massive sequel hook and the main plot feels like it takes a while to really start kicking in. Dreamfall Chapters has also been pretty great so far.

      • Thanks for the info. I have a friend who was obsessed with TLJ when we were younger and I really want to paly it. I have Dreamfall and Dreamfall Chapters on my wishlist but in a bid to stop wasting money, I’ve told myself to at least *try* TLJ before I move onto the Dreamfall games.

        • There are some things that can come off a little strange if you don’t play TLJ, but I found those moments to be pretty short and didn’t really impact my experience of the game overall. You do have to play Dreamfall: The Longest Journey before Dreamfall Chapters though, otherwise a lot of the stuff in Chapters will just come off as confusing.

          It’s best to think of TLJ as April Ryan’s origin story, since she gets mentioned a few times in Dreamfall: TLJ before she’s properly introduced, although not knowing who she is at first shouldn’t really affect your experience.

      • Yeah, I’m down with XV, but lost interest in KH.

        I loved 1 & the intro & ending of 2. None of the portable outings interested me at all & I love handheld games.

        I kinda just wish they’d dump all the Disney stuff & get on with the story.

  • XCOM 2, Far Cry Primal and Uncharted 4 are on my wishlist. Maybe Twilight Princess HD on WiiU since I just bought one (and didn’t play the original game).

    • Everything else on this list pales in comparison .. gimme a longwar xcom2 campaign length and i’ll be sorted till 2017 🙂

      • I’m not sure if I’m ready for burrowing crysallids though. When the first radscorpian I found in Fallout 4 burrowed down and then popped up right in my face, that was disturbing; the permadeath and triple-spawning terrors that will be in XCOM2, are another thing entirely.

  • Oh man, the next episode of the Dreamfall Chapters came out today? I’ve really grown to love that series, although the gaps between each episode are pretty lengthy. I’m also looking forward to the next episode of King’s Quest.

    Xenoblade is the biggest game that I’ve been looking forward to this year, in every sense of the word. While I’ve heard that it has some issues, everything else about the game sounds so overwhelming great that I can probably look past whatever problems it has.

    Aside from that there isn’t anything that really interests me until March, and that’s just Twilight Princess HD, which I might actually hold off on, since I’ve played it once before. I’m guessing that Xenoblade will probably tide me over well into the new year anyway.

  • There seems to be some titles missing from that list, most likely because it’s a US list going by the release dates of some things.

    These are also coming out in AU:
    Suikoden III 7/12
    Story of Seasons 30/12
    Blade and Soul 19/1
    Atelier Escha and Logy Plus 20/1
    Final Fantasy Explorers 29/1
    Gravity Rush Remastered 2/2 (AU date)
    Legend of Legacy 5/2
    Etrian Odyssey 2: Knight of Fafnir 12/2
    Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition 4/3
    Stella Glow 11/3
    Stranger of Sword City 25/3

  • Also, an important one: The Witness. I want to say Jan 26, but I’m not 100% on that.

    For those that are wondering, here’s a couple that don’t have dates as far as I know, but are meant to be coming out early next year:
    – bravely second 3DS
    – dragon quest 7 & 8 3DS
    – fire emblem fates 3DS
    – rocket league XB1
    – killer instinct season 3 XB1
    – Hyrule Warriors legends 3DS

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