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by Tejas Dhawan

Summer continues to enter with more and more Sun and terraces, still marked by the new standards and regulations of the new normality. A normality that seems much more notable in the digital realm, with the continuation of the planned calendar of upcoming releases and games in July, where some titles presented during the state of alarm and quarantine are accumulated.

And it is that once again, leisure is one of the main ways of escape to face the still present global pandemic, with a good number of upcoming launches that will cover dfrom the first day of the month to the last.

Once again, below you can find the list of games ordered chronologically with respect to their release date, as well as a short description of it, its minimum requirements, and its trailer or promotional video.

1st of July

Trackmania

We open our list of upcoming releases with the return of Ubisoft Nadeo, and the largest and most complete remake of the legendary Trackmania Nations. A new installment in which players can constantly improve their skills thanks to new modes such as the training track, speed at each checkpoint, or solo races against ghosts, to help players progress race after race.

Experience high speed from PC, under the exclusivity of Uplay and Epic Games Store.

Trackmania Minimum Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k or AMD FX 6100
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270x
  • Storage: Not specified

3rd of July

Marvel’s Iron Man VR

Who has never wanted to put themselves in the shoes of a superhero? Who has not wanted to fly? And who has not wanted to be able to shoot lasers through their hands? Don’t worry, because we can finally do all this and more. And it is that in this game we will play Iron Man himself, who after several years acting as a world-class superhero, is attacked by the mysterious anti-corporate hacker who uses some of the old Stark Industries weapons against us.

Put on the red and gold armor, activate the repulsion jets and take to the skies in this exclusive adventure for PS4 and the virtual reality team PS VR.

July 7th

Catherine: Full Body

Test your prowess (and your morale) with this reissue of the platform game released for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011, now with a fourth suitor and new exclusive content. A game that mixes the classic platformer genre with short episodes of interactive graphic adventure, and a curious horror genre.
After its first passage through the rest of the platforms, where we already had the opportunity to analyze it, this reissue finally reaches the Nintendo portable console.

Skater XL

Perhaps somewhat overshadowed by the announcement and return of the classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, we are facing one of the most ambitious upcoming releases, which poses an evolution for skate games. And it is that this title will allow us to experience impressive control, responsiveness and realism, not only for movements and tricks, but with the incorporation of iconic places from the real world.

Currently available on PC via early access, the full version will be released soon on Steam, as well as on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch consoles.

Skater XL minimum requirements

  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Dual Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 950
  • Storage: 5 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Others: Requires use of controller to play

July 10th

F1 2020

We return to complete the list of upcoming launches with one of the annual Codemasters deliveries, which brings us back to the high speeds of these cars. A game that, again, goes beyond its predecessor, adding even more realism, and an improved team mode so that, in addition to playing with the pilots and legends, we can forge our own name.

Get behind the wheel and ride the most iconic circuits around the world in this simulator for PC (Steam), PS4 and Xbox One.

F1 2020 minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2130 or AMD FX 4300
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 640 or AMD HD 7750
  • Storage: 80 GB of available space

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

Play as the protagonist Kirito and immerse yourself in the mysterious virtual world of “Underworld”, in this intense action-packed JRPG through an extensive world to explore, and a system of real-time battles in which we can use a combination of skills sword and sacred arts of our favorite SAO characters.

Now available for pre-purchase, we will soon be able to dive into the history of this popular anime saga on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, which aims to complete its next releases with its future arrival on Switch (still without a confirmed date).

Minimum requirements Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • Storage: 45 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Today more than ever, being able to enjoy the pleasures of life on the farm without having to leave home has become a luxury. And it is that the classic Story of Seasons returns with a new installment of its rural life simulator, and the return to the Mineral City, where we must strive to return our family’s farm to its former splendor.

Take care of crops, livestock, horse race, or start your own family in this title for PC and Nintendo Switch.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 8+
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Graphic: Intel UHD 620
  • Storage: 2 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise

Developing in parallel in the past and the future, we will travel up to nine years after the events of the original game and five years before them, in an installment in which we will take the role of two FBI agents, Francis York Morgan and Aaliyah Davis, whom we must guide to uncover a truth so puzzling that it could lead them to the brink of insanity.

Dig up the evil that nests in this town and discover how far the darkest side of man goes in this exclusive installment for Nintendo Switch.

July 14

Death stranding

One of the great unknowns of this list of upcoming releases lies in the possibility that the latest (and quite controversial) Kojima title will finally abandon the exclusivity of the Sony console, allowing us to enjoy this great work for PC, with improved optimization. that will bring out the huge display for the animation of the characters and huge settings.

However, as we say at the moment, everything is limited to recurring rumors, without having confirmed anything officially yet. Although without a doubt it is a date and title to consider.

Death Stranding Minimum Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 or Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics: 3GB GTX 1050 or 4GB Radeon RX 560
  • Storage: 80GB
  • DirectX 12

Rocket Arena

In addition to the newly revealed Star Wars: Squadrons, EA still appears to hold a few surprises in between its upcoming releases, such as this explosive cooperative third-person shooter game that will pit players 3-by-3 in teams on maps and showdowns where the action never ends. And it is that in this game everything revolves around rockets.

Learn how to handle different skills and characters, and emerge victorious on the arenas of PC (via Origin and Steam), PS4, and Xbox One.

Rocket Arena minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Phenom X3 8650 or better / Core i3 or better
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 4850
  • Storage: 30 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

I don’t know

Neon Abyss

Surprising within the indie scene comes this platform game with a combination of shots, action and complex roguelike mechanics, where, as part of the Grim Squad, we must make our way through the dark Abyss and its infinite evolution system of dungeons that make each game a new and unique challenge.

Get ready to unleash a colorful hell on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Neon Abyss minimum requirements

  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS
  • Storage: 1024 MB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

July 17th

Ghost of Tsushima

If the recently awarded 2019 GOTY, Sekiro Shados Die Twice, has taught us anything, it is that the Japanese feudal era justifies us. Which is why Ghost of Tsushima was already aiming to be one of the most exciting upcoming releases since its first announcement. But it is that if we add to this premise an intense, captivating and emotional story, a combat system based equally on stealth and the successful Souls-Like formula, and the direct support (and budget) of the Sony exclusives, We can only hope for a true masterpiece.

And it is that after the recent success of the launch of The Last of Us 2, we find another of the great and exclusive PS4 bets for this 2020.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Announced entirely by surprise outside the recurring Nintendo Direct, one of the most curious sagas of the famous Italian plumber returns, with an adventure full of humor that will take us to the most remote corners of a world that combines 2D and 3D scenarios to offer us a most refreshing visual and gaming experience.

Do not stay ironed, and enjoy this new Mario adventure exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

July 21

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break

ACE Team brings us a tower defense game and arcade action, created with the extravagant and absurd humor that characterizes its titles. Dive into the expansive and wacky storyline for a colorful adventure with the irreverent appearance of legendary characters, or, for the first time, create and share your own levels with friends or strangers online in a real-time mix of frantic tower defense and epic stone racing arcade action.

Unleash your creativity and make history on PC, Google Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Processor: ntel Core i5-760 or AMD Athlon X4 740
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphic: Not specified
  • Storage: 5 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

July 23th

Crysis Remastered

CryTek brings us back the first and successful installment of its shooter saga under a complete graphic improvement, which, beyond an increase in resolution and new textures, will bring a complete revision at a technical level. And is that in fact this game will implement the latest version of CryEngine, thus adding support for ray tracing technology natively.

However, in the absence of knowing its final specifications, and seen the recently leaked trailer for the preview, everything points to a somewhat shorter remastering than expected, aimed at covering multiplatform needs that, in addition to PC, will include PS4, Xbox One consoles. and Nintendo Switch.

  • Operating system: Not specified
  • Processor: Unspecified
  • Memory: Not specified
  • Graphic: Not specified
  • Storage: Not specified
  • DirectX: Unspecified

I don’t know

Roki

An adventure, puzzle and exploration game set in atmospheric Scandinavian folklore that, impeccable artistic style, will transport us through this contemporary fairy tale with a moving narrative.
Join Tove and explore with her this enchanting world on PC, available through Steam.
Roki minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 (64-bit) // macOS Catalina
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 or AMD FX-6120
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6770 // Intel Iris 6100
  • Storage: 3 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

28 of July

Grounded

The world is a big and beautiful place, but dangerous. Especially when you’ve been reduced to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive in this first-person cooperative survival adventure. Can you survive among hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the dangers of the yard?

Currently available for PC through Steam early access, its upcoming releases will include a version for Windows 10 and Xbox One through the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass.

Grounded Minimum Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3225
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti
  • Storage: 8 GB of available space

Destroy All Humans

A cult classic returns with the remake of this action, adventure and alien invasion game. Terrorize Earthlings of the 1950s in the role of the alien Crypto-137, as you collect their DNA and overthrow the US Government, and discover new and unpublished additional missions.

Unleash your own world war on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Destroy All Humans minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium DualCore G3220 or AMD Kaveri A10-7850K
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: Any NVIDIA or AMD model with at least 4 GB of VRAM, and support for DirectX 11.0 and Shader Model 5.1
  • Storage: 19 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Othercide

Focus Home Interactive presents us one of the most curious proposals (on a personal level) of this list of upcoming releases, with a horror game and turn-based strategy combat that will unfold through a sinister monochrome world in which only the Red color. And it is that beyond its remarkable artistic section, the system of improvements through the sacrifice of our own characters offers us a great return in the face of gameplay and tactical possibilities.

Prove yourself worthy to lead the last hope of humanity from your PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

Othercide minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Not specified
  • Processor: Unspecified
  • Memory: Not specified
  • Graphic: Not specified
  • Storage: Not specified
  • DirectX: Version 11

July 31st

Monster crown

At an intermediate point between classic RPGs and Pokémon, with strong pixel aesthetics and an 8-bit soundtrack, comes this JRPG adventure of exploration and turn-based combat. Hunt, fight, tame and breed all kinds of monsters and creatures to create your own legacy, and thus restore balance to Isla Real.

Currently available on PC through Steam early access, we will soon be able to enjoy the full delivery of this.

Monster Crown Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Processor: Any Intel or AMD processor
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: Any integrated graphics
  • Storage: 2 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 9.0

Upcoming releases: no date confirmed

Maid of Sker

Closing the list of upcoming releases this month, we find this promising first person horror game. Set in 1898, we will head to the Sker House, a royal dwelling that still stands today as one of Britain’s haunted houses, and one of the most macabre stories in British folklore. Run, run away and hide from all kinds of nightmares and horrors, but above all, do not panic, since you must even hold your breath to not be discovered.

With no official date announced yet, and following its delay from last month, this adventure is expected to terrify us PC, PS4 and Xbox One players alike.

Maid of Sker minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Storage: 10 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

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