10 Video Game Releases of July 2017

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Most anticipated titles include Final Fantasy 12, Pyre and Splatoon 2!

June featured amazing video game releases such as Tekken 7 and brought us back to our childhood with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Then great game expansions like ESO: Morrowind and FFXIV: Stormblood. But the month of July is here and here’s a list of games you can look forward to playing:
*The games are listed according to their release dates and only those with confirmed dates are included*

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age


Release date: July 11
Platform: PlayStation 4
The long-awaited remastered version of 2006’s Final Fantasy 12 is finally here. Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age has been enhanced with new features such as game balance, Trial Mode and the International Zodiac Job system.  The real-time combat of the old FF12 has been overhauled so players can experience the feel of a classic Final Fantasy game. If you’re a hardcore player and worry that the new combat system would make the game too easy for you, Trial Mode will challenge you. In this mode, players battle through 100 battle scenarios with increasing complexity and difficulty. Some quality of life improvements includes high speed mode, autosave between maps and better map guides.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles


Release date: July 18
Platform: PlayStation 4, Windows PC
Did you ever Yonder how only 3 people made this game? A small company in Australia called the Prideful Sloth created this little gem that you should absolutely try. Yonder is an open-world RPG that features crafting, gathering and exploring. Play as a hero and contribute to the island community by building relationships with them via quest completion to unlock rewards. Explore the beautiful island of Gemea and purge away the Murk to protect your island friends!

Lone Echo


Release date: July 20
Platform: Oculus Rift
Lone Echo will let you experience and explore space in virtual reality. You will play as Jack, an A. I. with a state-of-the-art synthetic body. Help Captain Olivia Rhodes solve mysteries in an advanced mining facility within the rings of Saturn as you use futuristic tools to engage with the world around you.

Splatoon 2


Release date: July 21
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Splatoon 2 is basically a kid-friendly FPS game and instead of using guns and bullets, you get paint guns and paint! Play as Inkling and instead of “killing” your opponents, cover them in paint to knock them out. The goal of the game is to paint the arena and the team that covers the most area wins. Check out the various game modes and features of Splatoon 2 in the video!

Aven Colony


Release date: July 25
Platform: PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One
Essentially, Aven Colony is a city-builder with a twist of sci-fi. Colonise an alien world as you build, customise and maintain your settlement. Encounter various alien forms as you care for your citizens while managing resource to maintain balance in a new solar system.

Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion/Sins of an Empire


Release date: July 25
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
In this real-time action RPG, both version of the game will allow players to control four characters simultaneously. Build and execute combos as you guide Princess Cecille, the reluctant empress of Fenumia, in her quest to restore glory to the empire.

Pyre


Release date: July 25
Platform: PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Linux
From the developer of Bastion and Transistor comes a third title that is equally promising – Pyre. Supergiant Games calls it “a game of lost hope, redemption and spiritual, aura-blasting basketball meets dodgeball. The game uses the gorgeous painterly aesthetics and compelling storytelling that Supergiant is so known for to propel a quirky sort of gameplay that doesn’t quite seem like a fit initially, but grows on you over time.” Check out their YouTube Channel for the hour-long gameplay video.

Hey! Pikmin

Release date: July 28
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Control Pikmin with your 3DS touchscreen and send them to fight or move obstacles!

Miitopia


Release date: July 28
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Band together and fight monsters in various settings with other Miis. Take down the dark lord with traditional RPG classes, including wizards.

Dragon Quest 11


Release date: July 29
Platform: Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4
In contrast to the massively multiplayer Dragon Quest 10, Dragon Quest 11 will focus on its single-player element. A Nintendo Switch version of the game is also in the making.
There’s still plenty of time left before 2017 is over, check out our most anticipated video game releases of 2017 here.

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