What’s up, nerds? July is here, so we have returned with ten more games that we think you should keep your eye on. This isn’t the most exciting month for releases, but it sure has some gems that we’ve been waiting a while to play. If you disagree, well, let yourself be heard in the comments below, and we’ll tell you how wrong…or right you are. Now on to the list
Where the Heart Leads
Now, this one is definitely in the obscure category. Where the Heart Leads is described as a surreal narrative adventure, and judging by the pre-release trailers, it’s kind of hard to tell what it’s even about, but color us intrigued anyway. Coming to PlayStation platforms, the game uses surreal imagery while also implementing environmental puzzle design. In any case, we are looking forward to finding out just where exactly the heart even leads when the game launches on the PlayStation store in July.
Where the Heart Leads is coming to PS4 and PS5 on July 13, 2021.
The Silver Case 2425
Suda 51’s next big game undoubtedly is the highly anticipated No More Heroes 3, but in the meantime, fans can check out a collection of one of his earlier works as a game designer. The Silver Case 2425 is a collection featuring remasters of the original Silver Case and The 25th Ward. This compilation represents some of the darkest and most surreal visual novels, and fans of both Suda 51 and the genre should keep an eye on this definitive release, as well as the limited collector’s edition.
The Silver Case 2425 is coming to PS4 and Switch on July 6, 2021.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Monster Hunter Rise has already become one of the best-selling Switch games of 2021, and if you still needed another fix, then Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has you covered. A sequel to the 3DS original, Monster Hunter Stories 2 takes a more story-driven approach and features a vibrant and colorful visual style. Think of it as Monster Hunter without the serious skill requirement, and it might just be the RPG experience to enjoy if you need a break from the intensity of Monster Hunter Rise. But much like the main series, Monster Hunter Stories 2 will allow for co-op multiplayer and launch alongside some neat Amiibo.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is coming to Switch and PC on July 9, 2021.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword has always been the black sheep of the main series, and in many ways, it is a misunderstood game. Thankfully, Skyward Sword has a second chance thanks to the upcoming Switch port, which will feature HD graphics and a reworked control scheme. The game also launches with its own Amiibo set. While there is already a bit of controversy surrounding the Amiibo content, here’s hoping Skyward Sword still manages to win over skeptical Zelda fans.
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD is coming to Switch on July 16, 2021.
NEO: The World Ends With You
I think it’s pretty apparent from the number of articles on the site that NEO: The World Ends With You sits high as one of our (well, Jacob’s) most anticipated games of 2021. It’s been long overdue, and after remaster ports of the original, The World Ends With You, and other related media, it’s about time fans got to play a new game in this stylish IP. Although the storyline will tie back to the original DS game and also recent anime media, fans can rest assured jump right in and enjoy exploring the streets of Shibuya wearing the trendiest of urban fashion. In the meantime, be sure to check out our previous coverage on NoisyPixel.
NEO: The World Ends With You is coming to PS4 and Switch on July 27, 2021.
Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound and Debriefed
Akiba is an otaku paradise, and the original Akiba’s Trip was both a fun and unusual action game that was both a trip and a strip. Since then, there have been sequels and even an anime. The original 2011 PSP game gets entirely remade as Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound and Debriefed to commemorate ten years of tripping and stripping in Akihabara. Much like the initial release, fans can explore a fully interactive Akihabara with plenty of outfits to try on, and of course, strip.
Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound and Debriefed is coming PS4 Switch, and PC on July 20, 2021.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Set during the late 19th century in Japan and England, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles takes players back in time when you could get away with a lot more, but that still doesn’t stop rookie lawyer Ryunosuke from pursuing justice. Previously a Japan-exclusive on 3DS and other platforms, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles brings all the episodes and cases to one place. For the first time, it receives a comprehensive localization treatment. Fans looking forward to shouting “Objection!” can do so the old-fashioned way when they step into the 19th-century legal system.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is coming to PS4, Switch, and PC on July 27, 2021.
Blaster Master Zero 3
One of the earliest titles on the Nintendo eShop was the original Blaster Master Zero, and four years we have a sequel that caps off a trilogy. Blaster Master Zero has been one of the best modern retro releases, and the latest continues the emotionally charged storyline while offering more of the signature Blaster Master gameplay. Importers will definitely want to keep an eye on the Japanese trilogy pack release titled Blaster Master Zero Trilogy: MetaFight Chronicle, which features excellent cover artwork and all of the previous games, including DLC content.
Blaster Master Zero 3 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on July 29, 2021.
Cris Tales certainly left quite an impression during the demo period, and what immediately captivates is the gorgeous storybook graphical style. As a turn-based style RPG, Cris Tales shakes things up with a unique time-traveling mechanic that allows players to seamlessly and simultaneously step into time zones and even during battle. The game launches on all major platforms, and Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download the title as soon as it launches.
Cris Tales is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X, Switch, and PC on July 20, 2021.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel
Cyberconnect2 brings their first self-published game to the west with Fuga: Melodies of Steel. During gameplay, players utilize a tank equipped with a Machine Gun to delay an enemy’s turn, Cannon, which weakens enemy armor, and Heavy Cannon, which damages enemies. Additionally, depending on where the furry crew members are placed, a special effect could be added to attacks. Special effects include Heavy Shot, Armor Break, Multi-shot, and more.
Winning in battles can progress the relationship between the crew members. Stronger relationships unlock events and buffs in battle. Outside of combat, players can explore the tank, do mini-games, and craft new items. It’s a game that we can’t stop thinking about and can’t wait to play.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X, Switch and PC on July 29, 2021.
Those are our picks for this month. Let us know what games you’re excited about in the comments below.
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