This Week’s Most Exciting New Video Game Releases

Big week to be a live service game.

We’ve officially ticked over to the back half of 2024, and the video game release cycle has appropriately given everyone the opportunity this week to breath, catch up and start working on those tax returns.

Unless, of course, you’re into anime twinks and/or grinding for dopamine with strangers on the internet because not only is the hugely-anticipated new Dawntrail expansion for Final Fantasy XIV out this week but HoYoverse is dropping a new banger in Zenless Zone Zero and The First Descendant is out – though the most I know about that game is it’s got outfits that would make Stellar Blade blush.

Take a look at what’s coming this week:

GAMES RELEASING THIS WEEK (JULY 1 EDITION)

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.

The First Descendant

Release Date: July 2nd

Platforms: PS5, 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.

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.

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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?

Resident Evil 7 (Apple launch)

Release Date: July 2nd

Platforms: iPhone 15 Pro/iPad and Mac with M-series chip

Fear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. ‘7’ marks a new beginning for survival horror with the “Isolated View” of the visceral new first-person perspective. Powered by RE ENGINE, horror reaches incredible heights of immersion as players enter a terrifyingly new world of fear as they fight to survive.

Bleak Faith: Forsaken (Console Launch)

Release Date: July 5th

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

Explore the last remnants of civilization in this vast, unforgiving, and interconnected world and go on a journey like no other in the soul crushing, dark, oppressive world of Bleak Faith Forsaken.

Fate Seeker II

Release Date: July 4th

Platforms: PS5

The Ink-Stained Judge’s Pen, the Sword-Wielding Youth,supreme Mastery,reaching the Peak of Martial Arts. Traverse the expansive martial world, embark on a journey through a martial art cultivation system renowned for its boundless flexibility and liberty.