The Most Exciting Game Releases In July 2024

A pretty solid month!

The beginning of a new tax year is upon us, and although we’ve just coming off of the month of “Gaming Christmas,” July looks to be doing well to keep up the momentum.

While this coming month isn’t stacked with major, AAA game releases, there’s a huge amount of exciting indie stuff as well as some love for online RPG fans with the arrival of Final Fantasy XIV’s hugely-anticipated Dawntrail expansion and the launch of HoYoverse’s new joint, Zenless Zone Zero.

Take a look at what’s coming in the month ahead:

THE MOST EXCITING GAME RELEASES IN JULY 2024

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail

Release Date: July 2nd

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Blue seas, clear skies, and boundless possibilities await in Dawntrail, the newest expansion pack for the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY XIV Online! Explore uncharted territories with familiar faces as you discover new tribes, confront formidable threats, and expand your horizons as hope’s light dawns once more.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

Release Date: July 18th

Platforms: Switch

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Bring the excitement of the Nintendo World Championships into your own home with the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition game! Test your speedrunning skills in over 150 challenges from across 13 different NES games. Aim for the best time in Speedrun Mode, compete for a spot on the global online leaderboards in World Championship Mode, or gather up to 8 players in local Party Mode. With “byte-sized” challenges and an automatic rewind feature, you don’t need to master entire games to feel like a Nintendo World Champion!

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Release Date: July 19th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

A new tale of the Kami awaits… Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is a unique Japanese-inspired, single player Kagura Action Strategy game.

Nobody Wants to Die

Release Date: July 17th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Lose yourself in the world of New York, 2329, where immortality comes at a price that someone has to pay. Following a near-death experience, Detective James Karra takes an off-the-books case from his chief with only the help of a young police liaison, Sara Kai, to assist him. Time reveals all as they risk everything in pursuit of a killer, uncovering the dark secrets of the city’s elite.

Zenless Zone Zero

Release Date: July 4th

Platforms: PS5, PC, Mobile

Zenless Zone Zero is an all-new 3D action game from HoYoverse, here to provide a thrilling combat experience. Build a squad of up to three and begin your assault with Basic and Special Attacks. Dodge and Parry to neutralize your opponents’ counterattacks, and when they’re Stunned, unleash a powerful combo of Chain Attacks to finish them off! Remember, different opponents have different traits, and it would be prudent to use their weaknesses to your advantage.

Anger Foot

Release Date: July 11th (July 12th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Anger Foot is a lightning-fast action FPS where the only things harder than your ass-kicking feet are the ass-kicking beats.

Spin Rhythm XD (PlayStation Release)

Release Date: July 9th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, PS VR2

Spin Rhythm XD is a homage to classic arcade rhythm games with a modern aesthetic and soundtrack. Match colours and beats, spin, tap, flick and flow through the juiciest beats in the universe.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak

Release Date: July 5th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

Between law and chaos lies the dawn of adventure in The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak! Follow the spriggan Van Arkride as he takes on a case that will change the fate of the Calvard Republic…as well as his own. Will forces from the shadowy organization known as Almata bring chaos to the nation, or do Van and his allies have what it takes to stop them?

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Release Date: July 18th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

From Independent games studio A44, makers of Ashen, comes an explosive Souls-lite, where Gods and guns collide in a battle for the future of humanity.

The Door to the Great Below has been opened unleashing the Gods and their armies of the Dead. The lands of Kian are besieged, the city of Dawn is on the brink of destruction. It’s time for the Coalition army to fight back. Embrace vengeance, gunpowder and magic as you embark on an epic journey to defeat the Gods, close the door and retake the world.

Flock

Release Date: July 16th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Flock is a multiplayer co-op game where players take on the role of flying shepherds, each tending to their own unique herd of adorable flying creatures. The game is an ode to the joy of flight and discovery. Starting with a small herd of hover-sheep, you nurture and fly them toward fresh, untouched pastures. Along the way, you will discover the secrets of the beautiful uplands and its wild creatures.

Dungeons of Hinterberg

Release Date: July 18th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PC

Armed with a sword and a tourist guide, explore the beautiful alpine village of Hinterberg and uncover the magic hidden within its dungeons! Master magic, solve puzzles, slay monsters; all this and more await you in Hinterberg!

Earth Defense Force 6

Release Date: July 25th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, PC

The year is 2024 AD. Mankind has won the long battle against the unknown invaders. The enemy Primers are now gone and peace has returned to Mother Earth. However, the population has shrunk to 10% and the world was on the verge of collapse. The survivors fought against the remaining threats while trying their best to continue their recovery. Three years passed in the year 2027. In a new world without hope, the time has come to once again resist the fate of the Earth.

Conscript

Release Date: July 23rd

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Plunge into the Great War in a survival horror experience inspired by the classics of the genre. Navigate the treacherous trenches of Verdun as a lone French soldier searching for his missing brother.

SCHiM

Release Date: July 18th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

SCHiM is a game about jumping from shadow to shadow in a challenging and lively environment.

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A schim is a soul and spirit of an object, thing, or living being. Everything in the world has one. A schim should NEVER be separated from their thing! This does happen to your schim, this schim who is attached to a human being is separated from him early on in the game. Can you get back to him, and help other characters and schim in the world along the way?

Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure

Release Date: July 25th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure follows the story of Jemma, a small-town misfit on a journey of self-discovery. Venturing out beyond her stiflingly cozy confines, she finds an inspiring world – but also one ruled by fear, and a strange, immovable ‘static’ force. Can she disrupt a culture of stagnation, and find a place to fit into it?

Aerial_Knight’s We Never Yield

Release Date: July 16th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Aerial_Knight’s We Never Yield is a stylized, action-packed, and aurally captivating experience that pushes players to navigate obstacles and enemies in both intense single-player and two-player cooperative modes. Players can control both characters simultaneously in single-player mode for an extra challenge! Heart-racing beats guide the heroic brothers through the game’s deadly and daunting environments as they race through a fallen kingdom featuring a variety of challenges throughout.

The Garden Path

Release Date: July 30th (August 1st AEST)

Platforms: PC

A slice-of-life sim about the joy of gardening, designed to be picked up and played in short and sweet bites. Whether you’re fishing, growing, trading, or making new vegetable friends, a wonderful and wistful adventure awaits when wandering The Garden Path.

The First Descendant

Release Date: July 2nd

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

The First Descendant is a next-generation third-person co-op action RPG looter shooter featuring high-quality graphics created in Unreal Engine 5.

Players become a Descendant whose mission is to combat alien invaders – The Vulgus who crossed dimensions over 100 years ago and brought with them the devastating Colossi and destruction – for the survival of humanity and to protect Albion and the continent of Ingris. Players will encounter spectacular stories of forces fighting over the Iron Heart as they grow stronger through various missions and raids.

Été

Release Date: July 23rd (July 24th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Été (summer) is a relaxing painting game set in Montréal. Color the city to explore, create artworks on canvas, collect stamps in your album, decorate your studio, fulfill commissions from your neighbors, and unleash your inner artist!

Weyrdlets

Release Date: July 23rd (July 24th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Weyrdlets is a virtual pet game that harmonizes relaxation with productivity. Collect adorable items, customize your pet and its home, and bring your loving companion to your desktop to boost real-life tasks, enriching your daily routine with a touch of joy and motivation!

Once Human

Release Date: July 9th (July 10th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Once Human is a multiplayer open-world survival game set in a strange, post-apocalyptic future. Unite with friends to fight monstrous enemies, uncover secret plots, compete for resources, and build your own territory. Once, you were merely human. Now, you have the power to remake the world.

KAKU: Ancient Seal (1.0 Release)

Release Date: July 12th (July 13th AEST)

Platforms: PC

An open world action adventure combining exploration with puzzles and dynamic combat. Go on a journey across a sprawling continent as Kaku, a boy tasked to restore balance to the land. Brave the four elemental regions with the help of Piggy, his powerful companion and conquer their lords.

Darkest Dungeon 2 (Console Launch)

Release Date: July 15th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch

Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across the decaying landscape on a last gasp quest to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within…

Gather your courage and ride out into the chaos of a world undone. Four heroes and a stagecoach are all that stand between darkness and salvation.

Gestalt: Steam & Cinder

Release Date: July 16th (July 17th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Inspired by 16 and 32-bit classics, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder fuses tight 2D platforming and exhilarating combat with an engrossing, twist-laden narrative in a stunningly handcrafted steampunk world.

Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus

Release Date: July 18th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

Undertake a mystical journey as B?, a celestial blossom (fox tentaihana) descended from the heavens to play a key role in an ancient and mysterious ritual. Use your legendary b? staff to bounce and glide fluidly through an otherworldly realm of hand-drawn, dreamlike landscapes, strange and adorable yokai, and massive monsters summoned from ancient legends of Japan.

Cataclismo

Release Date: July 16th (July 17th AEST)

Platforms: PC

From the creators of Moonlighter, Cataclismo is an RTS about building strongholds brick by brick and defending them against swarms of horrors. Stack pieces together, command a wide range of characterful troops and rebuild humanity through a story of hope and home.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate

Release Date: July 17th

Platforms: Switch

In Splintered Fate, brace yourself for fast-paced, roguelike action where no two runs are the same. With randomised power-ups, room layouts, and boss modifiers, the excitement never ends. Take control of all four Turtles, each wielding unique powers, and team up with friends for bodacious co-op gameplay. Explore iconic NYC locations, upgrade your Turtle powers, and prepare to face off against formidable enemies.

The Star Named EOS

Release Date: July 23rd

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

The Star Named EOS is a story-rich puzzle adventure built around photography. Recreate compositions of past photos to uncover the truth of a family mystery. Experience a harmonious mixture of beautiful hand-drawn art and engaging puzzles on a journey of reminiscence.

Rawmen: Food Fighter Arena

Release Date: July 23rd (July 24th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Get ready to play with food like never before in our epic food-fighting arena shooter— RAWMEN!!! This summer is about to get a whole lot messier. Sling soup, fling food, customize, and battle as a beefy chef in a game where weapons are an absurd concoction created in the kitchen.