Our regular feature is back after the E3 2019 festivities last week. We’ve got a few major PC game releases this week (June 17 to 23) including Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, My Friend Pedro, and Steel Division 2.
If you’re interested in seeing the newly announced games and release dates this past E3 2019, head here. Want to know of any other games that are coming out this June? Just check out our listing here. For the rest of the games in 2019, you can check out our updated PC games release calendar.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
- Release Date: June 18
- Developer: Artplay
- Publisher: 505 Games
- Store Page: Steam
There are quite a number of action-adventure/platformer games, commonly known as part of the “Metroidvania” sub-genre. These games, for the most part, combine age-old features and mechanics, wonderful art style, and hectic combat.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is no different given its creator is none other than Koji Igarashi. The former producer and director of Konami’s Castlevania games has created a spiritual successor to one of the most beloved classics of all time — Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
In Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you take on the role of the orphan Miriam as she makes her way through a demon-infested castle. Armed with a plethora of weapons and meeting some quirky characters, you’ll have to take on the dungeon’s denizens. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will also have numerous free DLC and content updates such as Boss Rush Mode, Speed Run Mode, and more.
Steel Division 2
- Release Date: June 20
- Developer: Eugen Systems
- Publisher: Eugen Systems
- Store Page: Steam
If Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s action isn’t for you, then you can check out Steel Division 2 instead. When it comes to real-time strategy games, few can hold a candle to Eugen Systems’ expertise. The developer has previously given armchair strategists games such as R.U.S.E., the Wargame series, and Steel Division 1944. In Steel Division 2, players are taken away from the beaches of Normandy and dropped straight to the brutal fighting of the Eastern Front.
The Russians have begun Operation Bagration, the counterattack that would eventually push back the Germans out of modern-day Belarus, destroying Army Group Center in the process. Fittingly enough, this week marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Bagration as well.
Steel Division 2 promises to have hundreds of units, massive battle maps at a daunting scale, and historical accuracy that might entice purists. You can expect a review later this week.
Other Games This Week
My Friend Pedro (June 20) – Speaking of “bloodstained” adventures, here’s My Friend Pedro, where you can expect dives, flips, and delectable fun. It’s an action side-scroller game where you can twist and turn in multiple directions and slow down time, all while blasting your opponents to a pulp. You can find it on Steam.
Super Neptunia RPG (June 20) – A 2D side-scrolling adventure inspired by JRPGs and anime. You can find it on Steam.
198X (June 20) – A game where you play as a teenager trying out other arcade games from various genres. You can find it on Steam.
That does it for this week’s PC game releases. Next week, we’ll see the release of two Epic exclusives, The Sinking City and Heavy Rain (once upon a time only available for Sony’s consoles). We’ll see you then.
Release dates are for North America.