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Seven video games to watch out for this month

 The Forgotten City video game. (Courtesy)

Welcome to the second half of 2021, where the gaming spirit continues despite the biting cold. Grab your console and get in the game as we compile some amazing games set to drop this month.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

This is an action-adventure survival horror stealth game that was initially released in 2019 for some platforms. In the game, the player assumes control of Amicia de Rune from a third-person perspective. Amicia is on the radar of enemies who want to kill her but she comes armed with a sling that can throw rocks to break chains, create distractions, or stun guards long enough for the rats to ambush them. She can also kill enemies with a headshot if their head is unprotected.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Date: July 6

Lost At Sea

Lost At Sea is a game about life and death, about coming to terms with your past and about family. Set on a beautiful island, this game will force you to face your fears and take stock of your life through imaginative puzzles and a relatable story

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Date: July 15

F1 2021

This is the official video game of the 2021 Formula One and Formula 2 Championships. This installation features a story mode and new circuits. The Montreal, Marina Bay and Melbourne circuits are also featured despite the cancellation of these races in real life due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Shanghai circuit in China also features on the game as it forms part of the brand new Braking Point game mode. Braking Point immerses players into the glamorous world of Formula One, giving a taste of the lifestyle both on and off the track.

Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Release date:  July 16

Great Ace Attorney: Adventures

As the name suggests, this is an adventure game in the Ace Attorney series. The game carries on the courtroom style gameplay of previous installments, including the fully 3D environments and character models previously featured in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. The game is divided between investigation, in which players explore areas to gather evidence and testimonies, and courtroom battles.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC

Date: July 27

Tribes of Midgard

This is a Viking-themed survival game set in worlds full of dark creatures, hidden gods and abundant materials to be uncovered. You play as a Viking living in a village that houses the Seed of Yggdrasil; the last bastion that protects the Gods from the other Realms. Giants stalk your village ready to fulfill the prophecy of the end of the world, therefore you will need to explore the wilderness to craft new weapons and be prepared to defend the sacred centre of your village.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC

Date: July 27

The Forgotten City

This is a mystery adventure game. You get to travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. The fate of the city is in your hands as you explore an open-world ancient Roman city with historically authentic art, architecture, costumes and customs and investigate a gripping, non-linear mystery. You also solve problems with reason, charm, bribery, intimidation, violence, or by cleverly exploiting the time-loop.

Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Date: July 28

The Ascent

This is a cyberpunk themed action role-playing video game set in a futuristic dystopian world known as Veles, controlled by a powerful corporation called “The Ascent Group”. Players assume control of a worker enslaved by the company. After the mysterious collapse of The Ascent Group, the city descends into chaotic rivalry against each other for control. The player’s role is to stop other factions from seizing control and uncover the mystery behind the demise of The Ascent Group. The gameplay modes include single player, local co-op and online co-op.

Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Date: July 29

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