June opens with the busiest week of the gaming calendar - the E3 Gaming Expo in Los Angeles from June 4 to 7 - providing us with a deluge of announcements and new trailers.
In terms of what's out and playable this month, both the Vita and 3DS get much-needed new releases to help remedy their dry spells, and you can expect games based on two of the summer's hottest franchises, The Amazing Spider-Man and Game of Thrones.
Resistance: Burning Skies
Release date: June 1 (Europe), May 29 (North America) Platforms: Vita
This first-person shooter will take place prior to the events of Resistance 2, starring a new protagonist caught amidst the Chimera invasion. Not only will the Vita's two analogue sticks provide an authentic first-person shooter experience, but it will make use of both the touch screen and rear touch panel for extra features.
Release date: June 8 (Europe), May 15 (North America) Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
The Game of Thrones game is a role-playing title created in close collaboration with series creator George R R Martin. The adventure provides further insight into the world of Westeros through a brand new branching story that includes established locations and characters, and features a traditional role-playing combat system.
Release date: June 8 (Europe), June 5 (North America) Platforms: PC, Mac (The Sims 3 required)
This Katy Perry-themed add-on pack adds new venues and locations, such as Patty's Natural Baths - "an all-new pool venue, complete with bubblegum pink lounge chairs and a liquorice-themed slippy slide" - a candy playground, and a host of new items and costumes.
Launching both at retail and through PSN, this anticipated action title stars a girl named Kat who has lost her memories in a futuristic world ravaged by gravity storms. Kat has the ability to manipulate gravity, which players can use to explore large open-world environments as well as combat.
Release date: June 15 (Europe), June 12 (North America) Platforms: 3DS
The 3DS gets a shot in the arm with this role-playing game from Square Enix. Dynamic dungeons change each time they are played, and free downloadable content provides new content each day for a year following release.
Release date: June 15 (Europe), June 12 (North America) Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
This comical hack-and-slash action title is being developed by Grasshopper Manufacture - who previously worked on No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned - with Suda 51 acting as creative director on the project.
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
Release date: June 22 (Europe), June 19 (North America) Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
This sports title offers motion controller support for Move and Kinect for the first time as well as a host of new events, including Keirin (cycling), 10m Synchronised Platform Diving and the Trampoline.
Release date: June 22 (Europe), June 19 (North America) Platforms: Xbox 360 (Kinect required)
The fascinating Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour replaces the Xbox original's proprietary controller with Kinect gestures to navigate the cockpit and interact with crew members, while a standard controller to explore the battlefield. As well as a campaign, it also offers co-operative score-attack missions, with leaderboards and unlockable weapons and skins.
Release date: June 29 (Europe), June 26 (North America) Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
The latest in the long-running shooter franchise takes on a whole new direction. Players are thrown into a hellish version of Dubai, after the billionaires' backyard has been lost to the sands and outright madness, focusing heavily on a dark narrative.
Release date: June 29 (Europe), June 26 (North America) Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, DS
Set after the motion picture of the same name releasing this summer, this action-adventure title supports PlayStation Move and is developed by Beenox Studios, the team behind Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Spider-Man: Edge of Time.