This week, July’s releases continue to impress and intrigue, with a new indie title that looks to be please fans of Zelda and adventure games, a returning time-bending shooter, and a mysterious VR game. Also in the mix, is a Nintendo Switch title to ignite some rivalries in the household.
Here’s our picks of the games releasing 17 – 21 July 2017.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
Release date: 18 July 2017 (PS4, PC)
Looking like a colourful, Zelda-esque adventure, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is for those looking for a bit of discovery, mystery, and lite action along the way. In Yonder, you will explore the open-world of Gemea, uncovering the islands secrets and the mysteries as you embark on a journey of self-discovery. On a quest to become the island’s champion, you join forces with Sprites, creatures who are the only thing capable of dispersing the murk, to save Gemea and its people. Players will also need to master farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing in order to make the island your own.
Release date: 21 July (PS4)
Indie hit Superhot, which introduced an ingenious time-bending feature to the first-person shooter genre last year, is finally arriving on PS4 this week. Not only that, but Superhot on PS4 will feature VR support, so you can use your PS VR headset with the game. The gist of Superhot is “when you move, time moves”resulting in something between a stylish first-person shooter and puzzle game, and fans and critics alike have fallen in love with the concept. VR should add an interesting spin to the already-addictive gameplay and give players a far more immersive experience with Superhot.
Release date: 20 July 2017 (PS4, PC)
Oculus Rift owners should be excited for developer Ready at Dawn’s (The Order: 1886, God of War: Chains of Olympus) newest project, Lone Echo, releasing this month. Lone Echo puts you inside what seems to be a sentient robot in deep space, and the entire movement system is based on grabbing walls and other structures and pulling yourself along, or using the jets on your wrists to get around. However, things get pretty weird when an anomaly in space is detected.
Release date: 21 July 2017 (Switch)
Nintendo’s colourful multiplayer shooter returns for another round of squid vs kid action, where each team has to claim as much territory as possible using ink guns and abilities. The original’s beloved 4-on-4 turf battles return, along with new modes, stages, fashions, and weapons, like the dual-wielding Splat Dualies. It looks like Splatoon is back to claim the competitive shooter crown of the Switch.
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