List by Jim S.
July is typically the quietest month of the year when it comes to game releases. As everyone recovers from the excitement of E3, publishers take the time to prepare themselves for the end of year release cycle.
That said, there’s a couple of notable game releases for the month – enough to get you through to August, at least!
Child of Light is already available on consoles, but making its way to a portable console will make it worth purchasing all over again. This is one beautiful game, with an artful narrative and soundtrack backing up one of the finest turn-based RPGs that we’ve played in some time.
Sniper Elite 3 – PS3, PS4, 360, XB1 – Release Date 1/7/2014
Sniper Elite V2 was one of my favourite sniper games, and I cannot wait for part three. Sniper Elite 3 again takes place during World War 2; this time it’s set in North Africa. The game will feature expansive environments, Improved Human Kill-Cam that shows more detail, including the circulatory system and muscle layer and New Vehicle Kill-Cam. The franchise’s multiplayer returns with both co-operative and competitive modes.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – PS4, 360, XB1, Wii U – Release Date 1/7/2014
The first Guacamelee! release was an indie darling; a 2D platformer with plenty of style, humour, and some great action. We’re certain that the new release will be much more of the same, and we’re not complaining about that in the slightest.
One Piece Unlimited World Red – PS3, Vita, 3DS – Release Date 8/7/2014
One Piece is one of the most popular anime out there, so it’s no wonder that there are regular game releases based on it. The latest one is One Piece Unlimited World Red, which features an all-new original story and brand new characters designed by Eiichiro Oda.
The Last of Us Remastered – PS4 – Release Date 29/7/2014
The Last of Us Remastered is just what it says; it is a remastered version of the PlayStation 3 megahit for the PS4. This release comes with better visuals, and the Left Behind prequel chapter. The game will also include cinematic commentary from the cast and creative director. If you own a PS4 and never played The Last of Us then there’s no better time to get into it.
Far Cry Compilation – PS3, 360 – PS3 available now, 360 Release Date 1/7/2014
Saints Row IV National Treasure Edition – PS3, 360 – Release Date 15/7/2014
Dark Souls II – Crown of the Sunken King DLC – PS3, 360, PC – Release Date 22/7/2014
Wii U Sports Club – Wii U – Release Date 25/7/2014
LEGO Ninjago Nindroids – Vita, 3DS – Release Date 29/7/2014
Scooby Doo & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe Adventure – 3DS – Release Date 31/7/2014
– Jim S.