Most Anticipated Games of July 2019: Guide
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already in the second half of the year! This means that the strongest shooting season is approaching, so we will have a lot to play. But before that happens, we will have to go through July, a month that has very attractive game releases that deserve your attention.
At GameTransfers, we know that sometimes it can be difficult to be aware of all the games that are around the corner. That’s why we prepared a list with the most anticipated games of July 2019, or at least those that we think can entertain you for a while. So, we leave you with this valuable information:
FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS [PC, PLAYSTATION 4] – JULY 2
Launched originally in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV did not get good reviews, but Square Enix knew how to recompose the track of the title and announced Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013, followed by the expansions Heavensward (2015) and Stormblood (2017), which they injected a lot of vitality into the MMORPG. Shadowbringers, the third and final, will release this month and a lot of content will be added with it.
In this expansion, players will be taken to another dimension submerged in light, so they will be responsible for restoring the darkness, they can visit new scenarios and locations, as well as dungeons and excursions. In fact, there will be one inspired by NieR: Automata, in which the creators Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito will be involved. In addition, several elements in the game mechanics will be added thanks to the 2 new professions of Dancer and Gunbreaker. The first will focus on long-range combat, while Gunbreaker will be tank-type. Similarly, in this expansion, the tribes of the Dwarves and Pixies will be introduced, and will also serve to present the new breed Viera, consisting of pure females, and the Hrothgar breed, exclusive of males.
RED FACTION: GUERRILLA RE-MARS-TERED EDITION [SWITCH] – JULY 2
Heir to one of the FPS worship franchises, Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition is ready to land on Switch with Volition and THQ Nordic, whose proposal takes up the remastered title that debuted in 2018 and is based on the original title of 2009, Red Faction: Guerrilla.
Unlike the titles that precede it, Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition presents a third-person perspective in an open world with dynamic destruction, which is integrated with the strategy, attack and defense needs of the guerrilla warfare. Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition takes place in the year 2125, with an Earth near collapse due to scarce resources, which has motivated and driven the colonization of Mars and the exploitation of societies settled on the planet red by order of the Earth Defense Force (EDF) and corporations that seek to meet the needs of the Earth at all costs.
STRANGER THINGS 3: THE GAME [PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH] – JULY 4
Taking advantage of the debut of the third season of the successful Netflix series, Stranger Things, Stranger Things 3: The Game will do the same in the current consoles with a traditional style inspired by the 16-bit era and with exploration mechanics and Beat ’em up.
Stranger Things 3: The Game will continue with the events according to the series that gives rise to it, that is, we will return to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 80s and the supernatural events that have hit society. Being the official game of the series, we can visit different iconic places of Hawkins controlling characters like Mike, Lucas, Eleven and Dustin, among others, while we explore in search of that monstrous presence that seems to be the key to the disappearance that originated the events of the first season.
ATTACK ON TITAN 2: FINAL BATTLE [PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH, PC] – JULY 5
The fans of Attack on Titan 2 will have a very good excuse to return to the game during this summer because, in a few days, Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, an expansion that will integrate a significant amount of content, will release on consoles and PC.
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle will arrive to enrich the base game and its start will integrate characters and scenarios of the third season of the anime. Also, there will be original episodes that will be added to the story mode. On the other hand, there will be 2 additional game modes, one that will allow players to make teams to face the Titans and claim the territory, while the other will develop on the heights with enemies and anti-personnel devices that will attack from a distance.
SEA OF SOLITUDE [PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, PC] – JULY 5
This is the next title of the EA Originals series, which was developed by the German studio Jo-Mei Games, led by Cornelia Geppert. In this title of wide scenarios and linear cut, players will take the role of Kay, the protagonist, and accompany her on a deep journey that will put her in touch with herself. The intriguing puzzle adventure will unfold in the middle of a sea with creepy creatures, by which the user must guide the girl aboard a raft and explore with her the ruined houses around her that will only highlight the loneliness and despair.
As more story evolves it will be evident that the worst enemies are not those who are in the sea of solitude, but something more dangerous. Sea of Solitude will take advantage of the interactive medium to tell a story that will evoke empathy, stop at desolation as part of life, portray something common that everyone believes to be personal: that no one is perfect, that we all have internal demons and that it is possible to deal with them.
DR. MARIO WORLD [IOS, ANDROID] – JULY 10
It is no secret that Nintendo is looking favorably on the mobile gaming market. In fact, it considers it a good way to bring the public closer to its most popular franchises. As part of this strategy, in the middle of July will come Dr. Mario World, a game for iOS and Android that takes the classic puzzle saga to a new platform by changing some elements, but keep the most important ones.
If at some point you played Dr. Mario for NES, you probably know that it is a puzzle game in which you must remove viruses from a board by aligning them with capsules of the same color. In Dr. Mario World that will continue, with the difference that here medicines do not fall at full speed. Instead, you will have a limited number of capsules and it will be your responsibility to accommodate them from the bottom up to eliminate all the disease that is on the screen. So, we are talking about a puzzle with a much slower rhythm than its predecessors, where you have to think very well before acting. It is worth mentioning that this free-to-play will have several playable characters, as well as several worlds. It promises fun for a good time.
SOLSERAPH [PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH, PC] – JULY 10
Among the circles of collectors and enthusiasts of retro games, there is a game that seems to always receive good comments for effectively combining management mechanics with platforms. As you can probably guess, we are talking about SOLSERAPH, the jewel of Quintent for Super Nintendo. It is such an original and fun concept that it is surprising that no one has tried again in a long time. Fortunately, that will change in July thanks to the premiere of SOLSERAPH, an Ace Team and SEGA project that promises to offer everything necessary to be considered a worthy heir to SOLSERAPH.
In SolSeraph you will control Helios, a divine being whose mission is to rebuild a society that was devastated. To do so, it is necessary to eliminate the forces of evil in side-scrolling scenarios full of action, platforms and combat. However, that will not be all that SolSeraph will offer, since there will also be times when you will have to manage a society and do everything possible to make it flourish when it reaches its full potential.
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 [PLAYSTATION 4, NINTENDO SWITCH] – JULY 12
Dragon Quest is one of the most successful and beloved sagas in Japan. One of the reasons why it has maintained this success throughout its story is thanks to the fact that it retains its JRPG essence. That said, the reality is that it can offer much more than this and offer spin-offs that move away from this genre and explore other perspectives. As an example we have Dragon Quest Builders, a title whose sequel will arrive this month.
Like its predecessor, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a construction game in which you will explore a world in which a Dragon Quest villain triumphs; This time it is about Hargon, the antagonist of Dragon Quest II. So, you’ll have to polish your construction skills to complete missions, get equipment and have enough strength to defeat evil. In addition to the story, Dragon Quest Builders 2 will feature an online multiplayer that will surely keep you building for hours if you have friends with whom to enjoy it.
GOD EATER 3 [NINTENDO SWITCH] – JULY 12
While the third installment of God Eater debuted for PlayStation 4 and PC a few months ago, the version for Nintendo Switch will only hit the market this month, which will allow its users not to miss the opportunity to try this action RPG with mechanics of combat hack ‘n’ slash. In the world of God Eater 3, everything has been devastated by the Aragami, giant monsters that nothing and nobody could face. These creatures took advantage of this invincibility to devour the resources of the Earth and almost completely eliminate the human race. However, the survivors developed biomechanical weapons made from the remains of Aragami, which choose their carrier, God Eater, and make these beasts vulnerable.
To face the threat, you will integrate a group of God Eaters controlled by the computer if you decide to play alone, but it is important to know that, thanks to the connectivity of the hybrid console, you can meet with friends locally to participate together in these fierce battles. But that’s not all, if you want to take the clashes to a colossal level, the online game option is for you, as it will meet you with up to 8 players, all collaborating simultaneously to hunt the Aragami.
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: THE BLACK ORDER [NINTENDO SWITCH] – JULY 19
The impact of Avengers: Endgame was enough to revive one of the crossover franchises that attracted the attention of the players years ago and this month we will have exclusive to Nintendo Switch, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, a title that will gather a significant amount of superheroes, who will fight the threat of Thanos and the Black Order.
As in previous installments, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order presents an adventure as a role-playing game, in which we will have control of a group of superheroes, so it will be necessary to be aware of the attacks, defense and the best strategy to deal properly with enemies. Each encounter will leave experience and development possibilities for each character. Also, each superhero will have special moves and notable differences that will contribute to the decisions of the player, thinking of covering different items before each match.
Given its exclusivity with Switch and the type of role and action proposal it handles, coupled with the success enjoyed by the Marvel universes, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is emerging as one of the great summer titles for the hybrid console, now you will have a Marvel adventure to take away.
BEYOND: TWO SOULS [PC] – JULY 22
Given its design as a graphic adventure, it was to be expected that, at some point, some of the titles of Quantic Dream would see the light on PC, a platform in whose story there are great eras marked by this type of games. Fortunately, the exclusivity with PlayStation is over and PC players will enjoy this month Beyond: Two Souls, a title that debuted in 2013.
Beyond: Two Souls tells the story of Jodie Holmes, a character played by Ellen Page, who was born with telekinetic abilities and from her first moment of life has been linked with Aiden, an entity that has allowed her to interact with the spirit world. In this game we will learn about 3 stages of Jodie’s life, her childhood, adolescence and adult youth, trying to understand the reason why, in this last one, it ends up being the objective of the CIA and of all the security institutions in the United States.
Like any Quantic Dream game, Beyond: Two Souls bases its structure on dialogues and decision making, spicing up the experience with Quick Time Events. At all times, we will have the possibility to advance through the different branches of the possibilities tree presented by the development studio, which will have an impact on the facts and the way in which the story unfolds. If you are a fan of graphic adventures and are looking for an intriguing story, you can not miss Beyond: Two Souls.
FIRE EMBLEM: THREE HOUSES [NINTENDO SWITCH] – JULY 26
It seems that it was yesterday when we were surprised by the presence of a couple of characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee coming from a franchise called Fire Emblem. From there, the interest in the West for Intelligent Systems’ role-playing and strategy series grew and this summer we celebrated the launch of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, a title that marks the return of Fire Emblem to a Nintendo home console, like Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn did the same on Wii in 2007.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes place on the mainland Fódlan, divided into 3 nations that used to be in conflict but are in a period of peace: the Adrestian Empire, the Sacred Kingdom of Faerghus and the Alliance of Leicester. The balance of Fódlan and practically the place that guarantees peace is in the central part with the Garegg Mach monastery, where the Church of Seiros and the Academy are. Precisely, this is where the adventure will begin because, in this training space, 3 representative houses of each nation converge.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses maintains the essence of the franchise, so it will be necessary to master all kinds of strategies and development plans. Also, the new title of the series seems to stand out for its visual section, according to the previous material that has been revealed, and the portability of Switch makes it an excellent option for this summer.
KILL THE KILL: IF [PLAYSTATION 4, NINTENDO SWITCH, PC] – JULY 26
The success of the anime, inevitably, would result in a video game and APlus was given the task of adapting Kill the Kill for current platforms with a proposal of fighting game that has been possible under the responsibility of Arc System Works, a company specializing in this type of games that are inspired by Japanese animation.
Kill the Kill: IF will focus on the story of Satsuki Kyriuin, president of the Honnoji Academy student council and whose arrogant personality has won her a series of animosities. Kill the Kill: IF will arrive with a complete package that will offer a story mode that will feature an introductory phase that will fulfill the tutorial role. Also, the APlus Games title will also integrate a solo game mode and the classic multiplayer. At the same time, Kill the Kill: IF will move away from complex controls and present a system based on strengths and weaknesses, which will use the logic of the game of stone, paper or scissors, so that it will be necessary to respond, at the appropriate time, with the combination of buttons that results in an attack of great power, the same for defensive movements.
If you like Kill the Kill and also the proposals supervised and promoted by Arc System Works, do not hesitate to acquire Kill the Kill: IF.
WOLFENSTEIN: YOUNGBLOOD [PS4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH, PC] – JULY 26
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a first-person shooter adventure set in 1980, 20 years after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and will take the twins to Paris, in search of their missing father, while supporting the French resistance to free themselves from the German claws. One of the novelties is that now it will have a cooperative multiplayer mode, mechanics that will allow you to play the levels either with another person or with a character with artificial intelligence, which will represent a new approach to the combats.
WOLFENSTEIN: CYBERPILOT [PS VR, HTC VIVE] – JULY 26
Perhaps as the most prominent release of the month in terms of virtual reality, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot will be the first title in the series that will take the action of combat against the Nazis exclusively to platforms compatible with this technology. Like Youngblood, the events of Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot will take place in 1980, only to occur before the Blazkowicz twins’ adventure.
As the name implies, in this installment the player will be a pilot of exceptional hacking skills, which he will use to take control of the Nazi’s advanced technology war machine to put them against him and annihilate them in the Parisian streets, helping so to the cause of resistance. Navigation through the levels will not be restricted by rails; that is, you will have the freedom of movement to explore the scenario and face enemies at ease.
MUTANT YEAR ZERO: ROAD TO EDEN [SWITCH] – JULY 30
If you are a fan of XCOM cut -and- turn strategy games and have a Nintendo Switch, you will surely be interested in Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a tactical adventure title in isometric perspective that combines exploration, stealth and turn-based fighting. After unleashing the Plague Network and a global nuclear war, humans suffered the consequences and the vast majority was extinguished or mutated thanks to radiation. What caused a segmentation among the survivors, whose objectives soon disagreed.
The game system alternates between real-time scanning mechanics and turn-based combat. The player will control a team of 3 characters, each with different abilities, and can travel through interconnected maps in search of resources that can be used to obtain tools and equipment. In this world, there will also be threats that will unleash battles with the player, and change the game mode to one of turn-based strategy in which you will command your team alternating your movements with those of the opponent. As encounters are overcome and the team levels up, weapons, equipment, and skills will be unlocked at the same time the story unfolds.