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The Games of July 2016
After a surprisingly full June, publishers decided to cut the new release calendar for July all the way down to the bone… especially after Hello Games pushed the unfortunate delay of No Man’s Sky into August. But there are a number of smaller scale projects set to come out this month, and the Warp Zoned staff took a look at a few of them after the break.
Like I said in the latest Warpback discussion, I am extremely excited for Tumblestone. The match-3 puzzler from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild will be available for nearly every platform under the sun this month, and Xbox Live Gold subscribers will even be able to pick it up for free. For those that do, you’re looking at a puzzle game that is both fast-paced and contemplative, while also offering a nice helping of competitive multiplayer modes.
There’s really not too much I’m excited about in July. I’m interested in Song of the Deep, but it’s not one I need to get at launch. The only new game I am certain to buy this month is Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy. I was a huge fan of Heavy Rain, and I’ve never gotten to play this earlier Quantic Dream game. I’m excited they’re giving us the chance!
So apparently July is going to be the month I finally work through my towering back catalogue of games, because there is absolutely nothing exciting to me being released. Insomniac’s Song of the Deep looks like it could be interesting, although I’d rather be playing their new Spider-Man game! Speaking of Spider-Man, Happion Labs’ Energy Hook is pretty much “Spider-Man with a jet pack,” so I might pick that up, as again, it looks fun, but not a must-buy.
I kind of wish I had played The Banner Saga so I could pick up the sequel, The Banner Saga 2. I may have to invest in the first one and see how I fare. But Ghostbusters, like the upcoming movie, looks woeful, and I will happily be avoiding both.
I’m also interested in Song of the Deep, solely based on the fact that it’s a “MetroidVania” game. To me, it’s really tough to mess that genre up. Other than that, I want to pick up the remastered Resident Evil 5. Say what you want about it deviating from the RE formula, my buddy and I still had a lot of fun with the game. Plus it’ll help me towards my goal of having every Resident Evil game on the PS4.
Continue on for a complete look at the July 2016 release schedule.
July 2016 Release Calendar
July 1, 2016
- The Banner Saga 2 (Xbox One)
- The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II (Xbox One)
July 5, 2016
- The Banner Saga 2 (PS4)
- Energy Hook (PC, PS4)
- Rocket League: Collector’s Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII (PC, PS4)
July 7, 2016
- Inside (PC)
July 8, 2016
- Carmageddon: Max Damage (PS4, Xbox One)
- Hawken (PS4, Xbox One)
July 12, 2016
- 7th Dragon III: Code VFD (3DS)
- Ghostbusters (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Ghostbusters: Slime City (Mobile)
- Kerbal Space Program (PS4, Xbox One)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force (Vita)
- Resident Evil 5 – Retail Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
- Song of the Deep (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Tumblestone (PC, Wii U, Xbox One)
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (PC)
- Videoball (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
July 15, 2016
- Adrift (PS4)
- Batman: Arkham Underworld (Mobile)
- Monster Hunter Generations (3DS)
- MX vs ATV: Supercross Encore (Xbox One)
- The Solus Project (PC, Xbox One)
July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016
- I Am Setsuna (PC, PS4)
- Moon Hunters (PS4)
- Neverwinter (PS4)
- Sword Coast Legends (PS4, Xbox One)
July 22, 2016
- Lovely Planet Arcade (PC)
July 25, 2016
- Phantom Brave (PC)
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