What to Play in July 2021: Chernobylite, Neo: The World Ends with You, The Great Ace Attorney

Here comes the traditional gaming drought, although this year it is not as severe as the previous ones. The main thing is to endure until the twenties: then the long-awaited rain of releases will pass, among which you will surely find something to your liking.

Beginning and middle of the month

On July 9th, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a spin-off of Capcom's hit series, will be released on PC and Nintendo SwitchUnlike the main parts, this is a traditional turn-based RPG with a dramatic story campaign. Judging by the trailer, we are waiting for the Japanese analog of the cartoon "How to Train Your Dragon"
The Where the Heart Leads adventure is coming to PS4 and PS5 on July 13The main character finds himself in a place outside of space and time. There he has the opportunity to remember his whole life and, most importantly, to find out how it would have developed if he had made completely different decisions in the past.
It is noteworthy that on the 15th, the close-in-spirit Lost At Sea will go on saleIt is also dedicated to the understanding of the hero, or rather, the heroine of the key events of her past. True, Anna, traveling along the mysterious island of memory, cannot change anything - just observe and relive.
On the same day, a simple but cute platformer Bullet Age will appearAlone or together with a friend, you are invited to travel through the colorful world of the post-apocalypse, shoot mutants, pump weapons and find secrets. In general, a standard set.
Almost everything is the same, but in the surroundings of the captured skyscraper, Highrises offer itShe, after a two-month delay, will still get to the release on July 15.
The next F1 release is coming to PC and consoles on July 16This time, Codemasters decided to give in to the strange general trend of sportsmen and added a story mode with cutscenes. A cooperative career mode will also appear in the game.
Also on July 16, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Link's Nintendo Wii-era adventure, will move to SwitchThe original controls were adapted for joy-can't, but if you are too lazy to wave your hands, or you have a Lite-version of the console, then you can fight with the sticks.

The end of the month

Cris Tales, a stunningly beautiful declaration of love for classic Japanese RPGs, will go on sale on July 20Princess Chrisbell and her friends embark on a dangerous journey to stop the insidious Empress of Time, who intends to destroy the entire kingdom. The heroine can look both into the past and into the future so that the consequences of all decisions will be visible immediately.
On the same day, the gloomy isometric slasher Death's Door will be available on PC and consoles from MicrosoftYou play as a crow - an assistant to death itself. The abduction of one of the souls forces the bird to go to unfamiliar lands and challenge the most dangerous monsters. Judging by the trailer, the game boasts atmospheric locations and hardcore combat.
On July 21, Succubus will appear on Steam - a first-person action game set in the universe of the controversial AgonyYou play as a demoness who hacks her way to the top of hellish Olympus to take revenge on Baphomet himself. As in the original game, rivers of blood and tons of nudity await you. Maybe this time even sane gameplay will be delivered.
On July 22, the Last Stop adventure from the creators of the Virginia detective will appear on all current platformsYou play as three characters, whose destinies are intertwined most unexpectedly. Graduate Donna is watching a mysterious stranger, single father John suddenly changes bodies with his young neighbor, and scientist Mina is on the verge of a sensational discovery. The fate of London, and perhaps the whole world, depends on the decisions of each of them.
On the same day, another adaptation of Wahi will be released - the turn-based strategy Warhammer 40,000: BattlesectorIn it, you are invited to play either for the Order of the Blood Angels or for the Tyranids, which is rare. The game is being developed by Black Lab Games, responsible for the warmly received Battlestar Galactica Deadlock.
Orcs Must Die will move to normal platforms on July 233 is almost the only noticeable exclusive of the unfortunate Google Stadia. In the third part, you are required to do exactly the same thing as in the previous two - to set traps, and then lure orcs and goblins of all stripes into them, finishing off especially tenacious ones with your own hands.
The collection The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will be released on the 27thIt includes updated versions of two spin-offs of the cult detective novel seriesThe action takes place in Japan and England at the end of the nineteenth century, and in the center of the plot are a young Japanese lawyer Ryunosuke and an English detective named ... Herlock Sholmes.
On the same day, console owners yearning for 2007 will be able to go to Neo: The World Ends with You - the sequel to the cult role-playing action movie of the 2000sOn PC, the game should be out before the end of the summer, however, only in the Epic Games Store.
Also on the 27th, the multiplayer Viking survivor Tribes of Midgard will be released on PC and Sony consolesAlone or with friends, you have to explore procedurally generated worlds, fight creatures from Norse mythology, build your settlements and protect a certain Seed of Yggdrasil.
If the wait for STALKER 2 is already unbearable, you can while away the time in Chernobylite, which will leave Early Access on July 28th. The action role-playing horror, as the creators call it, also takes place in the Exclusion Zone. The main character, a former physicist, goes there to find his long-lost wife. To somehow succeed in this, he will have to recruit assistants, collect resources, and craft a lot. Well, you shouldn't forget about collisions with monsters either.
Then, on July 28, The Forgotten City, a popular story mod for Skyrim, will become a full-fledged gameYou will find yourself in an ancient Roman city, all the inhabitants of which turned into golden statues due to a mysterious curse. The time loop will allow you to find out who is responsible for what is happening. To do this, you will need to solve puzzles and talk with the residents of the doomed city on the eve of the disaster.
Also, on the 28th, the colorful platformer Unbound: Worlds Apart will be releasedIn it, your only weapon and only tool are portals to different dimensions. In some, the laws of physics work differently, in others there are no enemies, there are no traps, and so on.
The Ascent, a brutal isometric action game set in a cyberpunk setting, will appear on PCs and consoles from Microsoft on July 29So far, the main feature of the project is its picture. There are so many special effects and small details that weak machines will definitely not cope with the game.
On the same day, the not so fancy, but also very nice Eldest Souls will be releasedThe developers do not hide that they drew inspiration from FromSoftware gamesBut at the same time, they decided to leave in their creation only the most important thing - the exploration of the world and the battles with bosses. You will not meet any other opponents, except for the most difficult ones.
Also on July 29, the first-person platformer Escape from Naraka will go on salePlayers will be offered to run through hell. But not according to the usual underworld, as in Doom, but according to its analog from Balinese mythology.
Well, on the 30th, the release of the dark platforming Vesper will take placeThe main character, a small robot, crashes on a completely unfriendly planet. There he finds a device that allows him to extinguish the light and enter the bodies of hostile robots. As you might guess, it is with the help of this device that you have to look for ways of salvation.

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