The Games of July 2017

The cupboard looks pretty bare for the seventh month of 2017. Everyone’s talking about Splatoon 2 (don’t forget that one-day-only demo on July 15), but there’s not much else to get excited about. But we’re gamers at heart and we’re going to try…

John Scalzo
Editor-In-Chief
I’m ridiculously excited for Splatoon 2, and if it’s even half as good as the first game, I will be one happy Switch owner. But after the “Global Testfire” in March, I’ve got every confidence that Nintendo can pull it off.

The rest of this month’s new releases features a lot of stuff that I’ll probably dig into further down the line including Supergiant’s Pyre, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (never did play it on the PS2), and the quirky Serial Cleaner

Nicole Kline
Senior Editor
I’m a little bummed to say it, but I don’t think I’ll be buying any new games in July! There’s nothing I’m interested in except Splatoon 2, but that’s not a day-one purchase for me. Looks like I’ll just have to keep working on my backlog instead!

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
There is only one game for me in July, and that’s Splatoon 2. It feels like a missed opportunity that Nintendo didn’t call it “Splatwoo.”

As a fiction writer, I am drawn to games that I can enjoy on my own, with a story, a quest, and a theme. The original Splatoon had a surprisingly good single-player mode, but it was the first game I really enjoyed playing with other people from all around the world. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Switch improves on the splat action.

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
I’m all about Splatoon 2 as well. The first game was a real sleeper hit for me back in 2015, and I’m surprised at how much fun I’ve had with it. I can’t wait to see what the sequel brings to the table.

The other title that interests me is Namco Museum for the Switch. Having Splatterhouse as an included game is a definite plus, and I absolutely loved Pac Man Vs, but it requires two Switches in order to get the best experience. That’s upsetting, but still is better than having to track down a copy for the GameCube and a GBA Link Cable.

You can find the rest of the release schedule for July 2017 right here…

July 2017 Release Calendar

July 4, 2017

  • SpeedRunners (PS4)

July 6, 2017

  • Kirby’s Blowout Blast (3DS)

July 11, 2017

July 14, 2017

July 16, 2017

July 20, 2017

July 21, 2017

July 25, 2017

  • Fate Extella: The Umbral Star (Switch)
  • Fortnite (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Pyre (PC, PS4)

July 28, 2017

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