Top Releases of July 2021
We are officially in the second half of 2021 as we approach July 2021. With a heavy focus on Nintendo Switch releases, this month still has a little something for everyone.
So sit back, relax and enjoy our monthly feature of the best 5 video games arriving next month.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – PC, Switch – July 9
The Monster Hunter series has garnered much mainstream attention in recent years, primarily due to the successes of Monster Hunter: World and Monster Hunter Rise. Besides the mainline games, there are also relatively new Monster Hunter Stories games, with the latest release being Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Unlike the mainline titles, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin features turn-based combat and bonding with monsters!
Cris Tales – PC, PS, Switch, XB – July 20
Cris Tales may be the least heralded game on this month’s list, but it could easily end up among the best scoring titles of the month as well. Claimed to be a tribute to multiple stellar franchises, Cris Tales is a turn-based RPG with a beautiful artistic direction and time jumping mechanics. Look no further to what may be one of your favorite games this summer. You can read our previous preview here.
Neo: The World Ends with You – PS4, Switch – July 27
Fourteen years later, the sequel to The World Ends With You finally arrives in the form of Neo: The World Ends with You. Despite being a sequel, the game features an all-new cast alongside a fully 3D environment. Many other elements remain similar, so we are looking forward to seeing what the team does with technological advancements!
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles – PC, PS4, Switch – July 27
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles features two games: The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve. If you have any idea what the Ace Attorney games are, you’ll be right at home with this collection coming West. In this iteration, you’ll have a familiar gameplay loop of investigations and courtroom battles taking place from Japan to Great Britain.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – Switch – July 16
In its first release, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword had a mixed reaction, with strong critical reception and a relatively weaker fan one. Two console generations later, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has emerged on the Nintendo Switch, this time allowing users to use a secondary control scheme that bypasses the requirements for motion controls. Any way you put it, it’s always nice to get a new Zelda game, even if it’s not “new new”.
Did we miss any games? Let us know in the comments.
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