What’s New in Video Games: June 2018

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 11:30 am

The latest Lego game lets kids fight crime in an Incredible way.

With kids out of school and the weather heating up, there are plenty of new family-friendly video games coming in June for kid-friendly indoor entertainment.

Lego The Incredibles
Rated E10+
Appropriate For: Kids who are comfortable using console controllers

Releasing alongside Incredibles 2 in theaters, Lego The Incredibles is an action-packed adventure letting kids and parents team up to stop crime in a Lego-filled world of superheroes and villains. The game will recreate scenes from both Incredibles films, and the game’s drop-in-drop-out multiplayer will let parents quickly join their kids’ sessions to help them complete a puzzle or boss fight, and then leave just as quickly.

Great If Your Kids Love: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, The Incredibles movies, other Lego games

Mario Tennis Aces
Rated E
Appropriate For: Kids who are comfortable with fast-paced gameplay

The newest entry in the Mario tennis series will let players step onto the court as more than 15 popular characters from the world of Super Mario. Mario Tennis Aces features multiple gameplay modes, including the first story mode we’ve seen in a Mario tennis game since 2005’s Mario Tennis: Power Tour on Gameboy Advance. Up to four players can hit the court at once, making this a great addition to family game night.

Great If Your Kids Love: AO International Tennis, Mario Sports Superstars, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

The Crew 2
Rated T
Appropriate For: Teens who want to test their reflexes

This follow-up to 2014’s The Crew lets players race a variety of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, boats and more in multiple locations around the United States. Players can join four different motorsports “families,” or groups — street racing, pro racing, freestyle, and offroad — to master their different styles. Players can also collect and customize tons of different rides along the way.

Great If Your Kids Love: Need for Speed Payback, Forza Motorsport 7, Red Bull Air Race – The Game

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
Rated E
Appropriate For: Kids who understand color-matching

This puzzle battle game will let players defeat opponents by creating matches with colorful plates of sushi that move across conveyor belts on the battlefield. Players can follow the path of the Sushi Striker in the game’s story mode, or go one-on-one against friends and family online or locally in two different multiplayer modes.

Great If Your Kids Love: Puzzle & Dragons, Puyo Puyo Tetris

Full List

Notable kid- and teen-friendly titles are in bold.

Friday June 1, 2018

Earth Atlantis, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind, PlayStation 4

Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast, Xbox One

Mining Rail, Xbox One

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition, Xbox One

Tuesday June 5, 2018

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, Switch

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Happy Birthdays, Switch

Vampyr, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Shape of the World, PlayStation 4, PC

Haimrik, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

ONRUSH, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Warhammer 40:000: Inquisitor – Martyr, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi, PlayStation 4

Wednesday June 6, 2018

Shape of the World, Xbox One, Switch

Riddled Corpses EX, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Xbox One

Thursday June 7, 2018

The Banner Saga 2, Switch

MotoGP 18, Xbox One, PC

Friday June 8, 2018

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, 3DS, Switch

Legendary Eleven, Switch

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Tempest 4000, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Super Bomberman R, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Bus Simulator 18, PC

Friday June 15, 2018

LEGO The Incredibles, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Sunday June 17, 2018

Flashback: 25th Anniversary, Switch

Tuesday June 19, 2018

Musynx, PlayStation 4, Switch, PlayStation Vita

The Lost Child, PlayStation 4, Switch, PlayStation Vita

Anima: Gate of Memories – The Nameless Chronicles, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Thursday June 21, 2018

Vegas Party, Switch

Lost in Harmony, Switch

Friday June 22, 2018

Mario Tennis Aces, Switch

New Gundam Breaker, PlayStation 4, PC

Slime-san: Superslime Edition, Xbox One

The Sims 4: Seasons [DLC], PC

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, Switch

Tennis World Tour, Switch

Lumines Remastered, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Hunting Simulator, Switch

Rainbow Skies, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

Slime-san: Superslime Edition, PlayStation 4

Trove: Geode, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Thursday June 28, 2018

Figment, Switch

Tour de France 2018, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Pro Cycling Manager 2018, PC

Friday June 29, 2018

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Switch

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Xbox One, Switch, PC

The Crew 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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