EZA curates July games: What are you anticipating? What's worth checking out?

  • A thread for examining the new games of July! Share your personal picks, interesting curios, and not quite there possibles...


    Did you discover some small game that not everyone knows about?
    Share that and let us know what it is about!

    Already know a thing or two that interests you?
    Make a list of your interests and/or possibles!

    Don't know what's so great about an upcoming game you keep hearing about?
    Ask here!

    Don't follow gaming news that closely and just want to passively see what BigGames™ people care about?
    This is the place!


    Thread concept:

    The basic idea is to list new games that you are interested in, as well as games you are potentially curious about or want to give wider attention to. You can briefly describe them or ask other people to help fill you in. The hope is that regular threads like these can act as a collective filter/discovery mechanism to help people decide what is worth checking out.

    "New games" means any new title that is being released or ported this month in any capacity (not "backlogs/what you are playing this month"). The angle here is sharing your anticipation and promoting game discovery (as opposed to sharing comments about a first playthrough in progress - that belongs elsewhere).


    • If you want a handy list that covers most of the major upcoming games of the month, here's a couple text lists of upcoming games:

    Feel free to post other lists or list videos of upcoming releases that you find useful.

    • Final request: If you are the first person to mention a game please provide (at minimum) a short sentence description. (If it is a very big AAA release though, then don't worry about it.) This is a good convention that makes the thread more useful as a discovery mechanism, and especially helps out anyone who doesn't follow the news as closely as you.

  • For me there's only a few highlights:

    • Death's Door (July 20th)

    Looks like a super tight top-down action-RPG, cool protagonist and world, sometimes back to the basics is all we need!

    Youtube Video

    • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (July 27th)

    Already mentioned in the Pop-Tarts thread, I can't wait for this one, the entire series is amazing and this entry has the reputation for being one of the best.

    Also check out this blog post from the localisation director, super insightful: https://blog.playstation.com/2021/06/30/inside-capcoms-localization-of-the-great-ace-attorney-chronicles/

    Youtube Video

    • The Ascent (July 29th)

    This one caught my eye a while back, another top-down action-RPG, but this time it's more of a twin-stick shooter, it's co-op, and in a gorgeous, detailed cyberpunk world.

    I think it's Xbox exclusive at launch though so might have to wait a while to pick it up, but I'll cheer for it from the sidelines.

    Youtube Video

  • This is the month of Skyward Sword for me.

    Youtube Video

  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (July 9th)
    Monster Hunter Stories was an enjoyable Pokémon style game on 3DS, and this new game looks even better. I've played some of the demo on Switch, and I'll be playing the full game on PC.

    The Great Ace Attorney: Chronicles (July 27th)
    I haven't been keeping up with this series, but the first 4 Ace Attorney games were so good. Now I'm ready to return to the court room and deliver some more OBJECTIONS!

    Also: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and Cris Tales.