The world of video games is constantly evolving. And, this year promises to be an exhilarating one for gamers of all ages. From the latest installments in beloved franchises to innovative new titles, there’s something on the horizon to captivate gamers and non-gamers alike everywhere. Let’s take a look at some of the latest and greatest upcoming video game releases!

Shin Megami Tensei V Vengeance

Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4 and PC
 Atlus, Atlus West
Publisher(s): Atlus USA, Sega
Genre: Role-playing, Adventure game
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is the definitive version of the critically acclaimed JRPG Shin Megami Tensei V. This game has been massively expanded with a brand-new story line, new locations, demons, and choices that will dictate the fate of all existence. You embark on an epic journey through a post-apocalyptic Tokyo that has been overrun by mythical demons. The core narrative presents you with a tale of vengeance or creation. You’ll face conflicting and tragic choices that force you to confront your own ideologies. And, decide which path to take as order and chaos crumble around you.

You’ll explore wide, open areas and encounter hundreds of familiar demons as well as dozens of new ones that you can battle or befriend as allies. The combat system has been improved, making it more accessible while still retaining the depth and challenge the series is known for. With stunning visuals, an unnerving atmosphere, and a deep, thought-provoking story, Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is shaping up to be a must-play for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Get ready to dive into this definitive Shin Megami Tensei experience when it launches on June 14, 2024. And, look for our review right here on the Best Buy Blog.

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Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
 Nintendo, Next Level Games
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Genre: Action, Adventure
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD is a thrilling ghost-hunting adventure that takes you on a spooky journey through multiple haunted mansions. Originally released for the Nintendo 3DS, this visually enhanced version for the Nintendo Switch allows you to explore these chilling-yet-charming haunted houses in stunning HD. The once-friendly ghosts of Evershade Valley have turned fiendish after the mysterious Dark Moon, which kept them calm, was shattered and scattered across the valley.

As Luigi, you’ll use the Poltergust 5000 to suck up pesky ghosts and search every nook and cranny of the mansions. It’s up to you to retrieve the missing shards and restore the Dark Moon to its rightful place in the sky. Solve puzzles, capture ghosts, and uncover the secrets of each distinct mansion. But the fun doesn’t stop there! You can team up with up to three friends, either locally or online, to tackle the challenges of the ScareScraper.

Get ready to summon your courage and join Luigi on this thrilling adventure when the game launches on June 27, 2024. Be sure to keep your eyes right here on the Best Buy Blog for our full review of Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD!

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Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Deluxe Set

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Genre: Action, Party, Platformer, Racing
Modes: Single-player, local multiplayer (up to 8 players)
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Inspired by the iconic Nintendo World Championships events of the past, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Deluxe Set is an exciting new game that brings the thrill of classic Nintendo speedrun challenges right to your living room. This game challenges you to race against the clock for the fastest times in 13 fan favourite NES games.

Whether you’re an expert speed runner or new to the world of high-stakes gaming, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Deluxe Set offers something for everyone. In single-player Speedrun Mode, you can perfect your skills and set personal bests as you tackle challenges like collecting coins in Super Mario Bros. or snagging the sword at the start of The Legend of Zelda. But the real excitement comes in Party Mode. Here, up to 8 players can compete locally to see who can come out on top. And, for Nintendo Switch Online members, the World Championships Mode lets you submit your best times to compete on the global leaderboard against players around the world.

With over 150 unique speedrun challenges, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Deluxe Set is a must-play for any fan of classic Nintendo games.

The Nintendo World Champions NES Edition Deluxe Set comes with:

  • A physical version of the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition game
  • A set of 5 collectible pins
  • 13 art cards commemorating each of the featured NES classics
  • A replica of the fabled gold-colored NES Game Pak (for display only, stand included) to commemorate the original 1990 Nintendo World Championships event.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Deluxe Set launches on July 18,2024 and we will have a full review here on the Best Buy Blog.

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EA Sports College Football 25

Platform(s): PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
 EA Orlando
Publisher(s): EA Sports
Genre: Sports
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

EA Sports College Football 25 is the highly anticipated new entry in the EA SPORTS college football video game series. This game promises to deliver an immersive and authentic college football experience like never before. At the heart of College Football 25 is a new CampusIQ system. It brings strategic and fast-paced gameplay to the game.

You’ll need to manage player fatigue and injuries, make crucial pre-snap reads, and navigate game-changing homefield advantages to lead your team to victory. The gameplay has been fine-tuned to capture the explosive action and diverse playstyles of college football. But the experience goes beyond just the action on the field. College Football 25 immerses you in the iconic atmospheres of college football, with authentic stadium sounds, traditions, and everything that brings the passion of Saturdays to life. The game includes legendary commentators like Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit that add to the sense of being right in the middle of the action.

Whether you’re building a dynasty as a coach, chasing the Heisman as a player, or assembling a dream team in Ultimate Team, College Football 25 offers a wealth of modes and features to satisfy any fan of the sport. Get ready to experience the thrill of college football like never before when the game launches July 19, 2024. And, we’ll have a full review of EA’s highly anticipated entry right here on the blog.

Pre-order EA Sports College Football 25 now on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S

EA Sports Madden NFL 25

Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S , Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Publisher(s): EA Sports
Genre: Sports
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

EA Sports Madden NFL 25 is the latest installment in the long-running Madden football video game series from EA SPORTS. Set to launch on August 16, 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4 and PC. While not a lot is currently known about EA Sports Madden NFL 25, this year’s edition promises to deliver an immersive and authentic NFL experience.

This latest entry includes a re-engineered physics system. And, it contains updated features across franchise and other modes and brand-new commentary and presentation. Stay tuned to the Best Buy Blog for more info on EA Sports Madden NFL 25.

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Star Wars Outlaws

Platform(s): PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X|S, PC and Amazon Luna
Developer(s): Massive Entertainment
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Genre: Action-adventure, Open-world, Shooter
Mode(s): Single-player
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Star Wars Outlaws is an upcoming open-world action-adventure game that is sure to excite fans of the beloved sci-fi franchise. This game promises to offer a unique experience as players take on the role of the outlaw Kay Vess in the Outer Rim. Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the game’s narrative focuses on the tension and conflict of the Galactic Empire’s pursuit of the Rebel Alliance.

Unlike traditional Star Wars games, Outlaws places you in the shoes of an outlaw, Kay Vess. The game’s emphasis on combat, stealth, and decision-making will challenge you to manage Kay’s reputation in the underworld, with choices and consequences shaping her experience and alliances.

With a visually stunning and immersive Star Wars universe to explore, Outlaws promises to offer an engaging and unique adventure for both fans of the franchise and action-adventure enthusiasts. Star Wars Outlaws is set to launch on August 30th, 2024, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Amazon Luna. As always, we’ll have a full review of this highly anticipated title right here on the Best Buy Blog.

Pre-order Star Wars Outlaws now on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S

Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Amazon Luna
 Ubisoft Quebec
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Genre: Action role-playing
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: 

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is the latest installment in the beloved Assassin’s Creed franchise, set to release on November 15, 2024. This time, the game takes you on an immersive journey through feudal Japan, a period of unrest and political turmoil as the country heads towards unification. You’ll get to experience the intertwined stories of Naoe, a skilled shinobi assassin from the Iga Province, and Yasuke, the legendary samurai.

As these two characters, you will have the opportunity to master complementary playstyles. With Naoe focusing on stealthy infiltration and Yasuke excelling in brutal combat. The game’s vast open world promises to capture the essence of feudal Japan, with dynamic weather and seasonal changes bringing the landscapes to life. From bustling castle towns to peaceful shrines, you will have the chance to explore the richly detailed world and build your own spy network to uncover new areas and hunt down targets.

If you want to take your experience to the next level, the Gold Edition of Assassin’s Creed Shadows offers some exciting perks. In addition to the base game, the Gold Edition includes the Season Pass, which provides a bonus quest with unlockable content and two upcoming expansions. Plus, if you purchase the Gold Edition you can start playing the game three days earlier than the standard release.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the Assassin’s Creed series or new to the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Shadows is looking like it will deliver an immersive and thrilling video game adventure in the heart of feudal Japan.

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Pre-order Assassin’s Creed Shadows now on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S

Celebrate video games with Play at Best Buy and win some amazing prizes

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June is always an exciting time in the video game industry and we are expecting some amazing announcements. Our annual tradition of celebrating gaming with Play at Best Buy returns this year. The contest will run from May 31, 2024 until June 20, 2024.

We have an amazing lineup of prizes from Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, and Meta! For all the exciting details and how you can enter to win, click here! Good luck!

The latest and greatest upcoming video game releases

That wraps up our list of some of the latest and greatest upcoming video game releases. As you can see there are a lot of great video games coming out in the next few months. And, as always you can count on us for the latest and greatest news on video games and reviews.

Let me know in the comments section below, which of the latest and greatest video games talked about above are you most interested in playing.

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Jon Scarr
Jon is the Gaming Editor and is based in Toronto. He is a proud Canadian who has a serious passion for gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry with over 20 years experience. You can often find Jon streaming the latest games on his YouTube channel. Jon loves to talk about gaming and tech, come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Threads @4ScarrsGaming and @4Scarrsgaming on Instagram.


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