Biggest New Games of June 2020: The Last of Us vs. Spongebob

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New Games June 2020

I have some bad news: it’s still 2020. On the bright side, with us now hitting June, a generally agreeable month by all accounts, at least that’s one extra month down as we look to slay this beast. There’s also some new games, which is always nice.

A reverse Russian doll of a year where things just get bigger and worse, 2020 has been a pretty testing time for us all, but with us now approaching the halfway point, things are beginning to look up. I’m not going to say it’s because of video games, but they help. Apart from 1-2-Switch, which just makes everything worse.

Here, then, is what you have to look forward to over the next month in games. Expect to hear about one of the potential best games of the year, and yes I am talking about Spongebob.


New Games of June 2020

GamePlatformsRelease Date
Back 4 BloodPC, PS4, PS5, XB1, XSXSJune 22nd, 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartPS5June 11th, 2021


Valorant | June 2nd


Developer: Riot Games
Publisher: Riot Games
Platform(s): PC

One of the most popular games of the year launches proper in early June, Valorant likely to become the biggest thing on streaming platforms as it looks to just straight up eliminate Overwatch from the conversation.

3 million players a day enjoyed Valorant’s mix of Counter-Strike and hero shooter during its rather loose “closed” beta, and that’s only likely to surge once Riot release it into the wild for everyone to lap up.

Valorant has, admittedly, totally passed us by, but with a new agent, map and mode to accompany its June 2nd release, as well some polish likely to come, it might be time for us to jump in before everyone gets too good.


Command & Conquer Remastered Collection | June 5th

Command and Conquer
Command and Conquer

Developer: Petroglyph
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform(s): PC

Following a mobile game release that was so tone deaf that it even made bats wince, it looks like EA have begun to realise that they have an IP worth working on with this remastered collection of the original game and Red Alert.

Former Westwood Studios team members are working on this collection, and will be rebuilding the multiplayer for a modern experience, as well as remastering the music, FMV cutscenes, and even the UI.

You want to wish Command & Conquer Remastered Collection the best of luck so that we may see another entry sometime down the line, but there’s a sinking feeling in my gut that I can’t quite shake about this one.

Still, if you don’t want to crack out Windows 95, this may just do the job.


Desperados 3 | June 16th

Desperados 3
Desperados 3

Developer: Mimimi Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Billed as a “story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game”, Desperados 3 looks like a wonderful throwback that we don’t see enough of these days, as well as the first game in the series since the excellently named Helldorado.

THQ Nordic are developing quite the reputation for picking up cult IPs and giving them a fresh lick of paint, so here’s hoping they can release another gem when Desperados 3 hits. Judging from the gameplay footage we’ve seen so far, it’s a worthy update with five unique characters that all offer a different way to stab and shoot, as well as the ability to woo enemies onto train tracks. Killing is all about options.

If you’re on the fence or don’t know if it’s for you, there’s currently a free demo on GOG. Might be a surprise hit, if it pleases the game’s devoted older fans.


Disintegration | June 16th


Developer: V1 Interactive
Publisher: Private Division
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Disintegration isn’t being talked about as much as you would expect considering it’s from a studio founded by the co-creator of Halo. Maybe we’re just in a bubble, but the chatter doesn’t seem to be there.

It’s odd, because Disintegration by all accounts looks like a well put together shooter with some clear Destiny influences, though with some ideas of its own. A sci-fi FPS featuring some RTS elements, Disintegration is set on a future Earth where humanity’s only chance of survival is to put their brains into robots. That’s pretty metal.

Featuring both single-player and PVP, here’s hoping Disintegration’s chances of success don’t disintegrate when it releases on June 16th. Based on the mixed response to its beta, Disintegration might have some work on its hands.


The Last of Us: Part II | June 19th

Joel The Last of Us 2
The Last of Us 2

Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: SIE
Platform(s): PS4

Despite some pretty devastating leaks that you would have to be in a bunker to avoid at this point, The Last of Us: Part II is still shaping up to be the biggest game of the year, arguably right alongside Cyberpunk.

One of the last PS4 exclusives (that’s also almost certain to come to the PS5), The Last of Us: Part II is a game all about hate, which entails stabbing a lot of people in the throat in rather detailed fashion. Seriously, the animations in this game are borderline indulgent, but still hugely impressive.

Set in a broken Seattle, The Last of Us: Part II is looking like a more expansive game than its predecessor with an even bigger emphasis on grim storytelling, all backed by visuals that look like they’re squeezing every drop of power out of the now almost seven years old PS4. My fan is already screaming in anticipation.

Will it let you play as a giraffe, though? Here’s hoping.


SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated | June 23rd

SpongeBob SquarePants Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated 2
SpongeBob SquarePants Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

Developer: Purple Lamp Studios
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

A remake of one of the PlayStation 2 era’s cult classic kids games, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is another surprising re-release from THQ Nordic that could be the start of something new.

Playing as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy, your job is to stop Mr Plankton, who is back on his bullshit, in this surprisingly varied platformer. Rehydrated will feature updated visuals, gameplay, and even content that was cut from the original game.

Most surprisingly of all, however, Rehydrated will also feature a brand new multiplayer horde mode. They missed a trick by not letting you play as Squidward as he shoots down an army of Spongebobs asking if he’s feeling it yet, in my opinion.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated will even release at a budget price, so even if you’re technically “too old” to play it, it will likely be worth a look.

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