Summer gaming months can be hit or miss, but this July features a nice variety of games to keep you satiated through these hot (seriously, unseasonably hot) summer months. From some Nazi killing coop fun in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a deep look beyond the surface in Sea of Solitude and rounding it out with a deck-building tactical rogue-like in Nowhere Prophet, thereâ€™s a lot on hand for July. Thatâ€™s not even mentioning heavy-hitters like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and Fire Emblem Three Houses. Letâ€™s take a closer look at our most anticipated games for July.
If I took a step back after Wolfenstine II: The New Colossus and thought, â€œHow could I make this better?â€ adding coop would always be at the top of the listâ€¦ and here we are. Wolfenstein: Youngblood features the ability to play as Jess or Soph Blazkowicz two decades after the events of The New Colossus. You and your optional human companion (or AI controlled campaign) aid the French Resistance in fending off German occupation of the country in this alternate universe. If you want bloody coop fun, look no further than Wolfenstein Youngblood.
Wolfenstein Youngblood | July 26, 2019 | PS4, PC, Xbox One and Switch.
Sea of Solitude
When talking about trends in gaming, this usually deals with how companies are looking to suck every last penny out of its players, but Sea of Solitude is looking to tackle a far more virtuous trend, using a gameâ€™s setting and its mechanics to tackle ideas surrounding mental health. The most recent standout is Hellblade: Senuaâ€™s Sacrifice. Sea of Solitude puts you in control of Kay as she explores an abandoned and submerged city. You must uncover clues as to why the city is in despair and why you yourself have turned into a monster. With clear ties to tackling stigmas of loneliness and despair, the latest EA Original looks to have a lot to say in such a creative way.Â
Sea of Solitude | July 5, 2019 | PS4, PC (Origin), Xbox One
Admittedly, I generally stray far, far away from card-based games. They usually donâ€™t gel with what I enjoy; although, that hard outer layer of dislike has somewhat been pulled away with Gwent and Thronebreaker. Alas, the reveal for Nowhere Prophet piqued my interest. Maybe itâ€™s the gameâ€™s unique art style or its creative battle system, but it seems to scratch that itch for card-based battle.Â
Nowhere Prophet | July 19, 2019 | Steam