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10 Upcoming Game Releases for July 2016

Keeping track of the upcoming games coming out each month is always a hassle for people. Trying to keep track in spite of development delays, last minute bug fixes, and the average cancellation makes things frustrating for a lot of gamers. Luckily, I have compiled a list of 10 upcoming July game releases (ordered by release date), to make figuring out what to buy next month just a little bit easier.

  1. Rocket League Collector’s Edition

Buy Rocket League Collector’s Edition
Release date: July 5, 2016
Platform(s): PC, PS4, XBO

The highly popular Rocket League is getting a collector’s edition this July! Containing the entirety of Rocket League and all of its DLC packs all contained in one neat little package. In addition to this, the Rocket League collector’s edition also contains four unique and exclusive cars for people to enjoy specifically created for the Collector’s Edition. With over 12 million players, Rocket League has become highly popular and this Collector’s Edition should only amp up the hype.

  1. Carmageddon: Max Damage

Buy Carmageddon: Max Damage
Release date: July 8, 2016
Platform(s): PS4, XBO

Carmageddon: Max Damage takes many back to their youth where in 1997 destroying everyone in different ways was all the craze. Carmageddon: Max Damage allows you to return to those destructive days with better graphics and endless possibilities on how you could slice up pedestrians, cows, penguins, and much more.

  1. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Buy 7th Dragon III Code: VFD
Release date: July 12, 2016
Platform(s): 3DS

The 7th Dragon series is finally coming to North America with 7th Dragon III Code: VFD this July. Join Nodens Enterprises to protect the world in the year 2100 from the dragon menace that threatens to destroy all of humanity. Pick from one of eight classes, and build a team of up to nine characters as you explore dungeons and engage in turn-based RPG battles. Explore Atlantis, the Futuristic Capital Eden, and present day Tokyo with 7th Dragon III Code: VFD when it releases on July 12th, 2016.

  1. Ghostbusters

Buy Ghostbusters
Release date: July 12, 2016
Platform(s): PC, PS4, XBO

Set after the new film, you and up to three friends can become Ghostbusters, working together to fight off a ghostly menace using an all new cast of characters separate from the old films and the new one. Designed as a cooperative action game, players can dive into the role of a Ghostbuster in beautifully animated gameplay, getting people into the perfect mindset to enjoy the all new movie (also set to release in July.)

  1. Song of the Deep

Buy Song of the Deep
Release date: July 12, 2016
Platform(s): PC, PS4, XBO

In this Metroidvania title developed by Insomniac Games, join a young girl named Merryn as she attempts to find her father by building a submarine and searching the deep for the missing Fisherman. After her father goes missing, Merryn experiences a vision of him being trapped in the depths of the ocean, now it is up to you to aid her in finding what has become of him. Song of the Deep is focused on exploration and puzzle solving, as well as finding upgrades to Merryn’s ship to help her progress further.

  1. Monster Hunter Generations

Buy Monster Hunter Generations
Release date: July 15, 2016
Platform(s): 3DS

After the success of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Monster Hunter is back with an all-new experience called Monster Hunter Generations. In addition to Monster Hunting gameplay fans know and love, Generations contains a new Prowler mode, enabling you to play as the Felyne species, a role normally used as the player’s companion in the previous Monster Hunter entries. In addition, new special attacks called Hunting Arts have been included, which can do massive damage, heal allies, or provide buffs to the party. Monster Hunter Generations is set to carry on with what fans enjoyed with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate when it releases on July 15th.

  1. I am Setsuna

Buy I am Setsuna
Release date: July 19, 2016
Platform(s): PC, PS4

I am Setsuna is Square Enix’s new Turn-Based RPG aiming to capture the magic of games such as Chrono Trigger and classic Final Fantasy titles. It tells the story of Setsuna, a young girl tasked with sacrificing herself to demons besetting her home in order to appease them. I am Setsuna brings back the golden age of RPG’s, with nostalgia galore when it releases on July 19th.

  1. Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force

Buy Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
Release date: July 26, 2016
Platform(s): PS4

Fairy Fencer F returns with an expanded version called Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force! Join Fang and his friends in an expanded version of the original Fairy Fencer F game, with three new story paths, and all new voice acting for English voiceovers. In addition to three difficulty levels, Advent Dark Force also boasts the capability to carry 6 characters in the party instead of 3, enabling twice the fairies, and double the fighting power. Experience Fairy Fencer F all over again when Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force releases on July 26th!

  1. The Banner Saga 2

Buy The Banner Saga 2
Release date: July 26, 2016
Platform(s): PS4, XBO

The Sequel to the award winning Indie hit The Banner Saga is finally here! This epic Viking saga allows players of the original Banner Saga game to carry on with their choices, but also allows new players to choose the choices from a list of pre-set options at the beginning of the game. With new characters, an all new race, and improved combat over the original Banner Saga game; The Banner Saga 2 will carry forth this epic story and give fans plenty of deep, engaging gameplay to enjoy.

  1. Batman: Return to Arkham

Buy Batman: Return to Arkham
Release date: July 26, 2016
Platform(s): PS4, XBO

Batman: Return to Arkham is a remastered compilation of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with all the DLC and story content from both games. Return to Arkham also provides enhanced character models, lighting, and graphics for next-gen systems. For the definitive beginnings of the Batman: Arkham saga, enjoy Batman: Return to Arkham when it releases on July 26th, 2016.

There you have it, folks! A list of great upcoming game releases in July for all sorts of players; whether you like RPG’s, co-op games, competitive games, or indie adventures, this July has something for everyone to enjoy!

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