This year has been eventful, thanks to the titles that have already hit the shelves. We have seen some quite interesting titles on all platforms and the scene is just getting better.
As the second half of the year kicks in, most of the highly anticipated titles have been stacked up for the end of the year but that does not necessarily make July a dry month. These are some games set to bring some fun this particular month.
As the name suggests, Formula One is a racing game and this will be the 15th entry in the F1 series. As the new regulation was implemented for the 2022 Formula One World Championship, the game features new car models with updated physics. To match the track configurations on the calendar, the game also updated its layouts, including Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Yas Marina Circuit, and Albert Park Circuit, as well as the Miami International Autodrome for the calendar newcomer, the Miami Grand Prix. The game also features a new adaptive AI and supports virtual reality among many new features.
AI: The Somnium Files - Nirvana Initiative
This is an adventure video game, a sequel to ‘AI: The Somnium Files’. Set six years after the events of AI: The Somnium Files, Mizuki Date, the adoptive daughter of Kaname Date, is now an agent of ABIS (the Advanced Brain Investigation Squad). She with her partner Aiba are tasked with uncovering the mystery behind half-body serial killers.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
This is a series compilation featuring remastered versions of the platform video games Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. Both of these titles feature 3D graphics set on a two-dimensional plane where players run from side to side, jump on platforms, and defeat enemies to advance. Players take control of Klonoa, whose primary attack involves grabbing enemies with his Wind Ring, an object that fires a small burst of air forward that inflates and pulls enemies back to him to carry. He can then throw them forward or use them to perform a double-jump in midair, allowing him to reach greater heights and bypass obstacles with new features installed.
This 3D platformer roguelite action game has realistic graphics that takes place in a cyberpunk universe. Players play as a detective who comes back to life after an unexpected death, and battle in this lifelike and futuristic city of the east. Xiang Zu, a brilliant private detective is tasked with uncovering the death of a female journalist.
As Dusk Falls
This interactive drama explores the entangled lives of two families across 30 years starting in 1998 with a robbery gone wrong in small-town Arizona. As a player, your utmost choices have immediate consequences and impact on your life in this uncompromising story of betrayal, sacrifice and resilience.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
This action role-playing game is part of the open-world Xenoblade Chronicles series and depicts the respective future of the worlds featured in Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. But unlike the previous Xenoblade series entries, which limited the number of active party members to three, the game allows for up to seven party members to participate in battles at once, including the main party of six and one of several different characters that appear throughout the story. Party members will also gain the ability to change their character class, granting them access to different abilities.
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This is a cooperative multiplayer game that sees Gilly, the owner of a local arcade, trying to save his business from a faceless mega-corporation. To do so he takes all the top arcade games and connects them all to make a super game, unfortunately, the mega-corporation. This ever-evolving multiplayer shooter allows you and up to three friends to explore multiple biomes, and mini-games; find hidden chests, and defeat numerous enemy types and bosses.
Bear and Breakfast
This is an adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a bed and breakfast in the woods. You get to build and personalise your inn with dozens of guest rooms, bathrooms, parlours, and entertainment. While each room can be individually customised, you get to complete quests and storylines to collect new items for your inn.