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Games to watch out for this July

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We’re now just over halfway through the year and, as usual, July is pretty quiet when it comes to new releases. You’d think developers would want to spread out their releases over the year to give them more room to breathe, but no, of course there’ll be a deluge of of titles later in the year.

In any case, there are some promising-looking titles launching this July, enough to keep most gamers playing away. So, what are the games you’ve got to watch out for this July? We’ve rounded them all up right here.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak

Trails Through Daybreak
Image: Nihon Falcom
  • Release date: 4th July
  • Available on: PS4, PS5, Switch and PC

JRPG fans are well-catered for this July, with the release of the latest entry in the long-running The Legends of Heroes series. As ever, Trails of Daybreak features a gripping story. But it’s the gameplay that might impress players the most this time around, with it having both real-time and turn-based battles. It’s the start of a new trilogy, too, so it’s a good starting point for those new to the series.

Magical Delicacy

Magical Delicacy
Image: Skaule
  • Release date: 16th July
  • Available on: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

If you’re a fan of pixel platformers, you ought to keep an eye on Magical Delicacy. Playing as a young witch, in Magical Delicacy you’ll explore a Metroidvania-inspired world, collecting ingredients so that you can cook a wide range of dishes and deliver them to townsfolk. Ultimately it promises to be a cosy game, one for those who enjoy exploration and cooking in equal measure.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splintered Fate
Image: Super Evil Megacorp
  • Release date: 17th July
  • Available on: Switch

Originally a mobile game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate is making its way to Switch this month to reach yet more players. Being a roguelike, it’s set to be a treat for those who enjoy a lasting challenge. It’s not a game that has to be played alone, either, with support for up to four players to fight alongside each other. Add in a host of improvements, and we’re looking forward to this one.

Dungeons of Hinterberg

Dungeons of Hinterberg
Image: Microbird Games
  • Release date: 18th July
  • Available on: Xbox Series X/S and PC

As its name suggests, Dungeons of Hinterberg has you exploring dungeons in Hinterberg, a new tourist hotspot in the Austrian Alps. The setting here allows things to be a bit different, however, with you able to snowboard and more between the dungeon-delving. Don’t worry though, you’re fully equipped with a sword and magic spells should you encounter any nasties on your travels.

Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus

Bo Path of the Teal Lotus
Image: Squid Shock Studios
  • Release date: 18th July
  • Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus looks absolutely gorgeous. But hopefully this 2.5D hand-drawn action-platformer inspired by Japanese folklore will have more than its wonderful art going for it. Taking control of the titular Bo, a a celestial blossom, players will be able to explore an interconnected world, encountering dreamlike landscapes and a range of adorable Yokai along the way. But can you achieve your goal of unravelling the mystery of your origin? That’s for you to find out.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Flintlock The Siege of Dawn 2
Image: A44 Games
  • Release date: 18th July
  • Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

We’ve already played a little of Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, and it left us pretty impressed. There are Soulslike elements here, with a large world to be explored and challenging encounters to overcome. But the good news is that thanks to a range of accessibility options, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn needn’t be a frustrating experience unless you want it to be. Definitely keep this on your radar this July if you love action-adventure games.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

Nintendo World Championships NES Edition
Image: Nintendo
  • Release date: 18th July
  • Available on: Switch

Just how good a gamer are you? That’s something you might be able to answer with Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition. Featuring a wide range of challenges and online leaderboards for them all, you’ll be able to show off your skills in a wide range of classic NES games and show others all around the world what you’ve got. Needless to say, we’re sure this will have that ‘one more go’ appeal.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess
Image: Capcom
  • Release date: 19th July
  • Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

We don’t know a great deal about Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, but it certainly looks interesting from what we’ve seen of it so far. Described as a single-player kagura action strategy game, it appears the action will take place on a mountain, with players purifying villages by day and then defending a Maiden at night when hordes of the Seethe attack. That’s all we need to know to want to throw ourselves into this seemingly original experience.

The Star Named EOS

The Star Named EOS
Image: Silver Lining Studio
  • Release date: 23rd July
  • Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

If you’re into photography, The Star Named EOS might just be the game for you this July. In this story-rich puzzle game you’ll need to recreate compositions of past photos to uncover the truth of a family mystery. Sounds interesting, right? And the game’s mixture of hand-drawn art and engaging puzzles should prove to be compelling.

Earth Defence Force 6

Earth Defense Force 6
Image: Sandlot
  • Release date: 25th July
  • Available on: PS4, PS5 and PC

This latest entry in the Earth Defense Force series arrives this July, once again letting players engage in exhilarating battles against giant creatures. Earth Defense Force 6 promises to be the biggest entry in the series yet, with more weapons and missions than ever before. It has co-op play too, so you can tackle the invading hordes alone or with others by your side. It’s not set to offer much that’s genuinely new, then, but we’re looking forward to spending time with Earth Defense Force 6 regardless.

Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure

Arranger
Image: Furniture & Mattress
  • Release date: 25th July
  • Available on: PS5, Switch and PC

Putting players in control of a character called Jemma, Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure lives up to its name. Here, you’ll be arranging the world around you in order to allow you to progress, combining role-playing and puzzling in a unique way. It looks great too, as you can see from the screenshot above. Needless to say, we can’t wait to go hands-on with this “breezy RPG” that has no XP or inventory to manage.

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