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Joystick Roundup: Get ready for a summer of big gaming

Published 10:37am Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer usually means a severe lack of game releases, but there’s a lot to be excited about this year.

There’s plenty of action, platforming, even RPG titles coming out over the next few months, and Joystick picked the top six games to look out for this summer.

“Remember Me”

June 4 (360, PS3)

This fun-looking action game revolves around a futuristic female soldier trying to reclaim her memories. The game looks like a lot of fun, and it’s got a lot of buzz, so this could be the Capcom game to hit it big this year.

“The Last of Us”

June 14 (PS3)

A serious-looking survival horror game by the makers of Uncharted, this game promises action and drama in a post-apocalyptic world.

Two people, a middle-aged man and the teenager he swore to protect, must travel the country to get to another safe zone, avoid the military, and prevent the fungal infection that crippled the U.S. from spreading.


June 25 (360, PS3, PC)

The fan favorite superhero comes to life in an action extravaganza. Voiced by Nolan North, Deadpool looks to have sexual references, violence and crude humor aplenty, which should satisfy comic fans at the very least.

“NCAA Football 13″

July 9 (PS3, 360)

College football is back! This year’s iteration may look similar to NCAA Football 13, but with an updated roster and a few new modes, this title could be a football fan’s dream.

“Dragon’s Crown”

Aug. 6 (PS3, Vita)

This Vanillaware action-RPG should make fantasy fans salivate, as the beautiful online multiplayer game comes out in August. With several classes, over-the-top enemies and a beautiful watercolor world to explore, this could be the big RPG of the summer even after the “Skyrim” Game of the Year edition comes out in June.

“Killer is Dead”

Aug. 27 (PS3, 360)

Another over-the-top action game, this is the latest from Grasshopper Manufacture and developer auteur Suda 51. A cyborg assassin must take down criminals from all over the world, with lots of violent deaths and a little self-reflection.

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