Be Ready for New Games in July 2019

Nataly Janssen


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July is not the best month for new releases announcements in the gaming industry, but it is still better than June. Developers usually refuse to plan any vital events early in summer, but now it is high time for notable titles. There are hot ones like Marvel Ultimate Alliance which is highly recommended if you want to play a new AAA game. Also you are suggested a range of rather solid time-sinks including Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Everybody will find exactly what they prefer.
Now I would describe some games which are definitely worth your attention and give you some reasons for this choice.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood gameplay

This game has been developed by Bethesda. You will find it to be a very fancy and elegant FPS action full of adventures. I would say at the current moment it could be the best on the market in this genre. Though the main game was exciting and successful, the developer discontinued its sequel almost 19 years ago. Now they’ve decided to bring it back: he current title is a standalone sequel to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. 

The events start in the 1980s just in two decades after the previous game was over. Here in Nazi-occupied France, the key character, a daughter of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, tries to find her father. Things are moving in an alternate reality on earth. Here people carry on wars just as we do in our history. The scenario will show you what would happen if World War II ended in another way. This time the Nazis won. If you like alternate reality stories, this title should draw your attention. The story is dark with dark humor. It offers "open-ended" levels meaning that you can play this game in multiple ways. Add a perfect design, strong story, powerful gameplay to that.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses gameplay

This sequel was released too soon after Fire Emblem. There are a lot of updates and a completely new plot. This game is developed exclusively for Nintendo Switch, and you can play it on an HDTV. You can also take this game on the go and enjoy grid-based tactical RPG gameplay and a deep story. You will be offered to play in three modes and get plenty of entertainment. If you have never played a Fire Emblem game, there is no need to begin with the beginning. Play Three Houses for the first time. It suggests events in the war phase where you should recruit students to battle. If you like the diversity of weapons with complicated construction, you’ll find just a few in the game because it is focused on combat arts mostly.

The Sims 4: Island Living

The Sims 4: Island Living gameplay

As you understand this is a sequel. I hope everybody knows the Sims? You will go to an island paradise to hang out with friends, to swim, sunbathe and have a splendid rest. In this release, the players will enjoy a virtual vacation and plenty of really stunning outlooks with tons of stylish accessories. The collection impresses, indeed: bright colors, Hawaiian inspired prints, sheer textures, other breathtaking items. Here you will meet native tribes in traditional clothing with tattoos. Enjoy all those island living habits. But it won’t do without troubles. On this island, you will suffer from volcanoes and monsoons. This game can already be found in its PC version while console players should wait until the end of this month.

Kill la Kill — If

Kill la Kill — If gameplay

This is an anime which promises to be as funny as its original. The charm of the content will not disappear when the movie gets turned into a game. I would try it at least to prove to reject this statement. Its graphics are really impressive and, in general, the title looks like a traditional fighter, but it has more elements of an arena fighter — the most popular genre for anime licensed games, I think. Each character is able to fight in various styles. There are close and long-range attacks, dash attacks and a guard break. Besides, there are unique skills and special moves which can be applied. Here you will not find a lot of characters, but they are diverse and unique. To start with, you should choose a beginner-friendly character and master your capabilities to control them. I think this game is tempting even for those who are not fond of brawlers.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers gameplay

This game is already very popular regardless of the fact that it has almost failed during the initial launch. This is a strong MMO being the third expansion of the main game. Here you will find a lot of completely new details including stunning races, unexpected jobs, Beast Tribes, and Primals, and more. There is even an increased level cap. Though on the whole the game looks like most its analogues, it suggests much more than they do. And such diversity attracts fans. I really did not expect so many new elements in this genre. Perhaps, only light and darkness used as symbols of good and evil is not the game’s fresh idea, but even this approach adds to its extraordinariness. Be ready for beautiful graphics with a horror story which should be uncovered just beneath.

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls poster

PlayStation 3 exclusive in the past, Beyond: Two Souls combines an interactive drama and an action-adventure game. It takes advantage of PC hardware and provides players with improved visuals. The title is of high quality but without many new features. And in general, I can find the better ones.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order poster

If you have played Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, I hope that you agree that these games have enormous success. They have earned the admiration of players from all over the world, and it is clear that the sequel will be successful too. This title borrows a lot from the correspondent movie, and was developed only for Nintendo Switch as its exclusive product. Yet it does not follow any plot in details, and that is good. A lot of surprises are coming your way. Be sure to like this game even if you have not played its previous releases and saw the film.

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Dragon Quest Builders 2 gameplay

This title is cool! It has managed to do unbelievable things which we cannot even imagine to be possible. It combines focused narrative and building mechanics just as well-known Minecraft does. You will build villages using bricks, tools, and cement. The built settlements are so reliable and beautiful that they attract various characters to stay there and live. And you should not forget that there is a wild world around you. The dangerous monsters could hurt or even kill you. Thus, you should find them first and attack. The co-op gameplay is available for those who decide to cope with those monsters supported by a team. I would compare it with Minecraft but it provides more polished experience. Be ready for a healthy dose of RPG gameplay.

Blazing Chrome

Blazing Chrome gameplay

And at last, let’s talk about this title. Have you ever played Contra? Blazing Chrome is its advanced version. Here you will find that very side-scrolling 2D action typical to Konami’s series. Of course, you may say: why should I play the game looking like Contra if I have Contra? Even if you think like that, do not refuse new experience. Try this title, and you will understand the difference. It captures your imagination in totally new ways.

Wide Diversity

Even after reading the above brief reviews, it is not so easy to choose a couple of games only. That is why I recommend to play them all and enjoy the advantages of every title. You won’t regret.