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July 2021 Game Releases bannered by RPG’s such as Cris Tales and Skyward Sword HD

Which one is your favorite?
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Back in 2020, a somewhat lackluster July was redeemed by the entry of Ghost of Tsushima and frankly, that’s all the month needed – a good game with the makings of a classic. This year, the July 2021 Game Releases is looking a bit busier, where RPG’s, indies, and an Xbox Series exclusive take point.

RPG’s see a resurgence this month, with titles like Cris Tales and Neo The World Ends With You. Nintendo is launching some bit titles as well with Monster Hunter Stories 2 and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. There’s also a few good indie titles on this batch to pick up while recovering from a slate of excellent titles from June.

Which among the July 2021 Game Releases is your favorite?

July 2021 Game Releases

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Release Date: July 9, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PC

Monster Hunter is having a great year this year on the Switch with Monster Hunter Rise launching big last March and now a sequel to Monster Hunter Stories is dropping once again on the Switch and PC. While it features more of a Breath of the Wild aesthetic, you can scratch your Monster Hunter itch as MH Stories 2 launches on the 9th.

Where The Heart Leads

Release Date: July 13, 2021
Platform: PS4, PS5

This Playstation indie is something I’m personally looking forward to as it reminds me of a more meditative narrative driven indie along the likes of Oxenfree. It tells a story of an old man who enters a surreal time portal where he’s given a second chance to live his life and see how different life choices will affect the trajectory of his life story.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Release Date: July 16, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch

While fans wait with bated breath for Breath of the Wild 2, this underrated Zelda title from the Wii gets remastered for the Switch. Whatever your opinion about the game being launched at full price, know that many players who have not experienced the game on the Wii will get a second chance for Nintendo Switch.

F1 2021

Release Date: July 16, 2021
Platform: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4

With EA’s recent acquisition of Codemasters, your racing needs will be satiated this July with F1’s launch for both current-gen and last-gen consoles, delivering high octane racing and all the thrills you love from this franchise.

Pick of the Month: Cris Tales

Release Date: July 20, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC

A year after its demo, Cris Tales finally gets a launch date on July 20, 2021. Just like Child of Light, Cris Tales re-imagines what fans of JRPGs in the past would enjoy when playing JRPGs in the present. Manipulate time magic with your hero and rescue the kingdom from ruin.

Last Stop

Release Date: July 22, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC

The latest from Annapurna games features a story driven narrative that pitches its concept as Pulp Fiction without the violence. It tells a story of interconnected stories of people who have switched consciousness and now has to play the role of the person who’s body they have inhabited. Expect some fun hijinks with how each choice would play out.

Pick of the Month 2: Neo The World Ends With You

Release Date: July 27, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS4

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen The World Ends With You. A remake of the game came out for the Switch and now with its eventually sequel finally coming out, we can’t wait how the game has evolved and what new stories we can see from this darkly light game involving shinigami and fashion sense.

Samurai Warriors 5

Release Date: July 27, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

Everything is musou driven these days from Persona 5 Strikers to Zelda Hyrule Warriors, let’s not forget where these games were inspired from. The fifth in the series, Samurai Warriors 5 explores more of Japanese medieval legends if they got the Dynasty Warriors treatment.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Release Date: July 27, 2021
Platform: PS4, Switch, PC

In this previously unreleased collection in the West, you will play Phoenix Wright ancestor Ryunosuke Naruhodo as you follow him in the turn of the century Japan to England. He’s joined by legal assistant Susato Mikotoba and detective Herlock Sholmes. Yes, you heard that right–Herlock Sholmed. What’s next, his French rival: Poicule Herrot?

The Ascent

Release Date: July 29, 2021
Platform: Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC

For those looking for an interesting futuristic cyberpunk-style isometric RPG, The Ascent has you covered. It releases Day One on the Game Pass and it’s looking like a stylish action packed game that plays as good as it looks. For those who completed Wasteland 3 and are looking for something new, here’s a great title to look forward to.

*Note that all release dates are subject to change.

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Vincent Ternida moved Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and called it home ever since. He spends the lockdown catching up with his Japanese RPGs, writing his new manuscripts, and figuring out why he suddenly became the main character of the latest Haruki Murakami novel.

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