Tech special: Video games to watch out for this summer

Over the next three months, video gamers will see the release of 10 new titles. With games like the final title in the Arkham series coming up, and with LEGO venturing into the pre-historic era of Jurassic Park, there’s a lot on offer this summer

Batman Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight June 23
Developed by Rocksteady Studios
PC, PS4, Xbox One
The epic Arkham series will reach to a momentous conclusion with the final title of the series, Batman Arkham Knight, releasing this June. The Dark Knight of Gotham is on hiss final battle against those who take Gotham to the tip of chaos. Get ready for the final stand down with the Batman.
Price: PC (Rs 1,499), PS4 (Rs 3,499), Xbox One (Rs 3,499)

Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X April 14
Developed by
From Software
PC, PS4, Xbox One
Though not as gore as most fighting video games today, Mortal Kombat still remainas a hot favourite, largely because of the nostalgia it evokes among gamers. Join in for this Good vs Evil combat, with several new challengers and stars like Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
Price: PC (Rs 999), PS4 (Rs 3,499), Xbox One (Rs 3,499)

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood May 15
Developed by MachineGames
PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360
Brace yourself with the bolt-action rifle and grenade-launching Kampfpistole as you attempt to thwart the advancing Nazis in this prequel to the award-winning first person action-adventure shooter game — Wolfenstein: The First Order
Price: PC (Rs 2,999), PS4 (Rs 4,299), PS3 (Rs 3,999) XBox 360 (Rs 3,999)

Lego: Jurassic  Park

Lego: Jurassic
Park May 19
Developed By Warner Home Video Games
PC, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Relive Jurassic Park and explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna in this re-imagined LEGO version of the acclaimed films with classic LEGO humour.
Price: PC (Rs 499), PS4 (Rs 2,499), PS3 (Rs 1,999), PS Vita(Rs 1,799), Xbox One (Rs 2,499), Xbox 360 (Rs 1,999)

Project Cars May 1
Developed by
Slightly Mad Studios
PC, PS4, Xbox One
After several delays, the racing simulator seems ready to release this summer. The community-driven game dumps the irritating career mode and cash or XP systems in racing games to focus only on racing. The game also supports virtual reality devices like Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, and is capable of 1080p video at 60fps.
Price: PC (Rs 1,299), PS4 (Rs 3,499), Xbox One (Rs 3,499)

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto V April 17
Developed by Rockstar North
PC Only
Known for its open and chaotic world where violence rules the street, Grand Theft Auto V is finally here on the PC. Rise through the criminal ranks with Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a journey through the chaotic world of Los Santos and Blaine County. The PC version features GTA Online and a video editor designed for advanced movie-making.
Price: Rs 2,499

Also launching

Dark Souls II — Scholar of the First Sin April 14
Developed By
From Software  
Price: PC (R1,299), PS4 (R3,499), Xbox One (R3,499)

The Elder Scrolls Online Bethesda  May 19
Developed by
ZeniMax Online Studios  
Price: PC (R2,499), PS4 (R4,299), Xbox One (R4,299

The witcher 3 — Wild Hunt May 19
Developed by
CD Projekt RED
Price: PC (Rs 1,499), PS4 (Rs 3,499), Xbox One (Rs 3,499)

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