The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) concluded this June, and with its end, gamers now have more information about upcoming games in the months ahead. The video game industry is at full steam as we plunge into the month of July. Unfortunately, only a small amount of video games are going to be released this month, but a handful of them are highly anticipated titles.
The new "Marvel Ultimate Alliance" game releases in July, and it has been a long time coming. At least two of these July games were showcased at E3, and some of them are releasing on brand new platforms. The PlayStation 4 is receiving the majority of the releases this month, but expect all platforms to get a little something.
Despite the small collection of games releasing this month, July will still offer players games to be excited about.
What to be excited for:
“Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers” (July 2)
The “Final Fantasy” series has a large and strong following. Fans line up year after year to buy the latest installment. “Shadowbringers” is an expansion to the popular “Final Fantasy XIV” game. Avid players have attempted to brush up on its gameplay in time for “Shadowbringers’” release, and on July 2, they will find out if the wait was worth it.
“Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order” (July 19)
It has been ten long years since “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2” was released. Now, on July 19, fans who have aged a decade can finally get their hands on the sequel. “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order” releases solely on the Nintendo Switch, a decision that was a mite contentious when it was made. Regardless, Switch owners can enjoy the fast gameplay and new story revolving around Thanos’ Black Order when the game comes out.
“Wolfenstein: Youngblood” (July 26)
The “Wolfenstein” franchise became rejuvenated after Bethesda Softworks published “Wolfenstein: The New Order.” “Youngblood” serves as a spin-off to that rebooted series, featuring the twin daughters of “New Order” protagonist, B.J. Blazkowicz. For the first time since the reboot began, the game will allow cooperative play. “Wolfenstein’s” fast-paced action can finally be shared with a friend.
List of July 2019 releases:
July 2: "Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers" — PS4, PC
July 4: "Stranger Things 3: The Game" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
July 5: "Sea of Solitude" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
July 11: "Sky: Children of the Light" — iOS
July 12: "Dragon Quest Builders 2" — PS4, Switch
July 19: "Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order" — Switch
July 25: "AI: The Somnium Files" — PS4, Switch, PC
July 26: "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" — Switch
July 26: "Wolfenstein: Youngblood" — PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC