The Games Of July

Week of 7/2

No Releases This Week, Happy 4th of July!

Week of 7/9

Hunting Simulator (PS4/XB1): In Hunting Simulator, discover distinct hunting areas and complete hundreds of objectives alone or with your friends. Explore varied environments, track your prey and become a better hunter – there will always be a new hunting adventure awaiting you! Track over 30 species, each with realistic animal behaviors: big and small game, predators, waterfowl…and many more! Explore 12 expansive regions based on real hunting areas in Europe and North America. Adapt to the elements as the weather and time of day dynamically change.

Summon Night 6 – Lost Borders (PS4/Vita):  Lost Borders can be played and enjoyed without any knowledge of the previous games in the series, but fans will recognize that the mysterious strangers are actually returning characters from all of the mainline Summon Night games. Originally released in Japan as a celebration of the award-winning series’ 15th anniversary, Summon Night 6: Lost Borders offers gorgeous widescreen graphics presented in high definition, a first for the series.

Week of 7/16

Minecraft Story Mode The Complete Adventure (Switch): Be the hero of a grand adventure in the Minecraft universe! Embark on a perilous quest across the Overworld, to the End, and beyond. With a team of friends at your side, and a troubled land in need of heroes, your decisions – what you say and do – drive the story around you, so choose wisely! Features fan favorites Stampycat, DanTDM, CaptainSparklez, StacyPlays and LDShadowLady. Includes all five episodes of Season One and all three episodes of the Adventure Pass

AereA (PS4): AereA is a music themed Action RPG in which you play as one of Great Maestro Guido’s disciples and explore Aezir; a floating island that was broken into pieces. Your mission is to find and return the nine primordial instruments to restore balance and peace to the world. You have to find your way through all parts of the scattered islands; complete quests, solve puzzles, defeat bosses and discover the truth behind the islands. Will you be able to return the nine primordial instruments?

Splatoon 2 (Switch): Ink-splatting action is back and fresher than ever. Get hyped for the sequel to the hit game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good.

Fortnite (PS4/XB1): Don’t seek shelter…Make It! The Storm came without warning. 98% of the world’s population vanished …then came the monsters. Lead the world’s remaining Heroes in the fight to hold back the Storm and rescue survivors. Explore the large, destructible world where no two games are ever the same. Build huge forts, craft exotic weapons and find loot. And be sure to invite your friends. Welcome to Epic Games’ new Action Building game, Fortnite.

Aven Colony (PS4/XB1): Discover Aven Prime, an Alien Planet of deserts, tundra and jungles light years from earth. Take charge of humanity’s first extrasolar settlement on a new alien world. Build and expand your small colonies into massive, sprawling cities. Deploy your crack team of pioneers to take on alien lifeforms and unlock the secrets of Aven Prime, as you tackle the campaign and sandbox modes. Prepare for harsh winters, electrical storms and much more in this cruel, and often dangerous, new environment.

Week of 7/23

Fate/Extella – The Umbral Star (Switch): Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, the first action game based on the rich Fate lore, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch! Many fan-favorite characters, including the ancient Heroic Spirits (Servants) summoned by the Holy Grail, make their appearances, with the series being reborn as a high-speed combat-oriented title in which players face off against the enemy and their army in exciting large-scale action scenes. Players can also take some time to enjoy the deep storyline the Fate series is known for.

Collar x Mallice (Vita): A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack, and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!

World to the West (PS4/XB1): In World to the West you play as four characters named Lumina the Teslamancer, Knaus the orphan, Miss Teri the mind bender and the gloriously mustachioed strongman, Lord Clonington, each hailing from individual nations and with their unique identities and abilities. Explore untamed jungles, frozen tundras and the mysteries of an ancient prophecy. Be careful though, because nothing is ever what it seems…

Miitopia (3DS): Since the dawn of ever, warriors have banded together to fight evil. Now, Mii characters based on your favorite people must unite to do turn-based battle and save Miitopia! Cast them in roles across the kingdom, manage friendships, and give them jobs with distinct stats, abilities, gear, and a custom look. Then behold as awesomeness unfolds!

Hey! Pikmin (3DS): The first Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS finds Captain Olimar embarking on an adventure through lush worlds with his trusted Pikmin by his side. In a new type of Pikmin game, players are tasked with throwing all types of different Pikmin using the touch screen to solve puzzles, overcome challenges and defeat enemies through side-scrolling levels. The Hey! PIKMIN game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on July 28. A new Pikmin amiibo figure will also launch separately on the same day.