6 New Video Games You Can Play this Month (July 2017)

Article by George Norman (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 30 Jun 2017

Since tomorrow is the first of the month, you know that it is time to take a look at all the new video games that are going to be released this July. With the pickings being very slim this month, hopefully you’ll find something to your liking, something that’s well worth your money. If not, then there’s always the Steam Summer Sale to fall back onto. Running until the 5th of July, it offers great discounts on a ton of titles.

Before I go on and list the 6 new video games that are scheduled to be released in July 2017, I have to quickly remind you about the 12 games that were released in June. Now that I got that out of the way, let’s get started!

1. Fable Fortune
  • Game type – collectible card game.
  • Release date – July 11 for Windows 10, Xbox One, and Steam.
  • Price – according to Microsoft, this title will be a free to play game later in 2017. You could purchase the Founder’s Pack for $15 or €13 to support the game, have early access, and get some rewards.
  • About – Fable Fortune combines pioneering CCG systems with some of the Fable’s most cherished moments; featuring timeless heroes, despicable villains, armies of bemused (and conveniently expendable) peasants, and some good old fashioned, family-friendly necromancy. Choose from one of six Heroes each sporting diverse powers and cards, and set forth to crush your opponents under a hobbe-nailed boot in either classic PVP mode, or the unique and fully integrated Co-op mode.

Learn more about Fable Fortune.

2. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
  • Game type – open world exploration and adventure game.
  • Release date – July 18 for Steam and PS4.
  • Price – right now, it’s $20 on the PS Store.
  • About – Yonder is set on the massive island of Gemea, a lush frontier with eight distinct environments ranging from sunny tropical beaches to frigid snow-capped summits. As the hero you will explore Gemea, uncovering the islands secrets and the mysteries within yourself as you embark on a journey of self-discovery. On a quest to become the island’s champion, you join forces with Sprites, creatures who are the only thing capable of dispersing the murk, to save Gemea and its people.

Learn more about Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles.

3. Lone Echo
  • Game type – VR adventure game.
  • Release date – July 20 for Oculus Rift.
  • Price – currently priced at $35 on Oculus.com.
  • About – You’re Jack, an advanced cybernetic AI stationed at a mining facility on the rings of Saturn. Alongside Captain Olivia Rhodes, you’ll use your technical ingenuity and futuristic tools to overcome a variety of challenges and obstacles while you investigate a mysterious spatial anomaly.

Learn more about Lone Echo.

4. Splatoon 2
  • Game type – third-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – July 21 for Nintendo Switch.
  • Price – $60.
  • About – The squid kids called Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colorful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch system, and use any of the console's portable play styles for intense local multiplayer action. Even team up for new 4-player co-op fun in Salmon Run!

Learn more about Splatoon 2.

5. Aven Colony
  • Game type – strategy simulation video game.
  • Release date – July 25 for Steam, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – currently priced at $27 on Steam (discounted by 15% until release).
  • About – Discover Aven Prime, an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and jungles light years from earth. Aven Colony puts you in charge of humanity's first extrasolar settlement, where you build and expand your small colonies into massive, sprawling cities while dealing with the challenges faced when settling on a new world. Build your colony's infrastructure, look after the well-being of your citizens, manage your resources, and guide your colony to prosperity against the backdrop of the harsh and often dangerous realities of the exotic world of Aven Prime.

Learn more about Aven Colony.

6. Pyre
  • Game type – party-based role-playing video game.
  • Release date – July 25 for Steam and PS4.
  • Price – currently priced at $15 on Steam and the PS Store (discounted by 10% until release).
  • About – Lead a band of exiles to freedom through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory. Follow the stars toward a series of celestial landmarks, then guide your fellow exiles to glory through action-packed, tactical confrontations against adversaries whose own freedom is at stake.

Learn more about Pyre.

Since July is the worst month of the year for game releases, the list stops here.

On the bright side, the Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, offering big discounts until the 5th of July. If you want to get something but you don’t know what, here are TotalBiscuit’s top 20 picks.

In related news…

SEGA recently announced that it will make its most popular classic games available for mobile, as part of an initiative called SEGA Forever.

And Nintendo announced that it’s going to release the Super NES Classic Edition this fall. Hopefully, this time they won’t stop manufacturing it just a few months in, like they did with the NES Classic Edition.

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