June was quite the exciting month in gaming as The Last of Us 2 finally hit retail along with other notable entries like The Isle of Armor for Pokemon Sword & Shield and Valrorant, among others.
July is shaping to be another month to look forward on account of a diverse lineup of games. It’s all here: VR, returning IPs, new IPs, remakes… You name it, July has got it!
Here are our picks for games to look out for this month!
Marvel’s Iron Man VR (Playstation VR) – July 3, 2020
It’s been a long time since the MCU’s Infinity Saga concluded but the memorable cast of Marvel’s heroes and villains are still fresh in the minds of everyone, especially MCU poster boy Iron Man. PS VR owners are in for a treat as they become the one and only Iron Man in this VR adventure that’s sure to give you the ride of your life.
CrossCode (Playstation 4, Switch, Xbox One) – July 9, 2020
Released back in 2018 for the PC, CrossCode will definitely get your attention for its 16-bit look, and there’s good reason it’ll be releasing for consoles this July on account of the praise it has been getting not only for the nostalgic retro look but also its action and puzzle elements. This blast from the past title is certainly something to look out for.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch, PC) – July 10 (PAL) and 14, 2020 (NA)
If you can’t get enough of the farming life, then you’ll very likely want to get this entry in the game series that introduced us to the joys of farming, Harvest Moon aka Story of Seasons. It’s actually a remake of the Game Boy Advance title of the same name (just with the title change) and has already been released for the Switch in Japan back in October 17, 2019. This July 2020 though, the West will be able to now experience it with an English release for not only the Switch, but also on PC.
Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch) – July 17, 2020
You can never count everyone’s favorite plumber out when it comes to a game release. Mario is back and is in a new Paper Mario title for the Nintendo Switch. Those who can’t get enough of Paper Mario’s action RPG type gameplay will have something to look forward to now with this newest entry in the series.
Ghost of Tsushima (Playstation 4) – July 17, 2020
It would be a crime to leave this out of the list. Another highly anticipated Playstation exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, is looking to fulfill your samurai fantasy upon its release where you play as Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai in Tsushima Island during the Mongol invasion of Japan. Bring out the Samurai in you using stealth or head-on sword fighting, and with the developers very hard at work to make the swordplay something worth your while, we just can’t wait.
Destroy All Humans! (Playstation 4, PC, Xbox One) – July 28, 2020
Last month, a classic Spongebob game was remastered. This month sees another well-known title get the remastered treatment. Destroy All Humans was an exciting sandbox title back when it was released back in June 21, 2005 where, as an alien named Cryto, your job is… well… to destroy all humans. It spawned a few more sequels due to its success and we’ll see if lightning strikes twice when the remake launches this July 2020
Grounded (PC, Xbox One) – July 30, 2020
Here’s something for all the Xbox owners. Developers Obsidian Entertainment, of Fallout and Outer Worlds fame, are crafting this interesting title that hits very close to home. That’s because the adventure takes place in your own backyard. Playing as a shrunken individual, you will need to survive against mundane creatures and hazards that became very dangerous at your current size. It’s definitely a quirky new idea and will be interesting to see how it fares when it is released.