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Monthly Update: July & August 2021 Game Releases

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Dan Morris
| August 4, 2021
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Summer is in full swing which, unfortunately, means not too many big game releases. However there are still many new games for the months of July and August and some are worth checking out if you are itching for something to hold you over until fall.

July’s Highlights

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – July 9th (Switch)

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is a spin off of the popular Monster Hunter series. Offering RPG Monster Hunter fans a rich storyline and unique experiences set in the Monster Hunter Universe. Players will assume the role of a young rider who sets out on a sprawling adventure where you hatch, train, and live alongside Monsters. Think Monster Hunter meets Pokemon. Collect various monsters and add them to your team to battle your way through an emotional and expansive journey.


Death’s Door – July 20th – (Xbox, PC)

Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it’s honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry. In this Zelda like action RPG, you play as a Crow working his day job as a reaper, you know fighting monsters, collecting souls, reaper stuff. With some light Dark Souls influence, battle intense boss fights, earn souls, and power up your crow reaper in this offbeat and humorous adventure.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – July 26th (Xbox Series)

Take to the skies in the latest edition of the long running Microsoft Flight Simulator, now available for Xbox Series S and X. Choose from hundreds of planes and fly to anywhere in the world in this deep and realistic simulator. Even train on how to actually fly a plane. The acclaimed PC game is now available on Xbox with a free Top Gun expansion available this fall and available on day one to GamePass subscribers.

The Ascent – July 29th  (Xbox, PC)

The Ascent is a cyberpunk themed action RPG. With twin stick shooter gameplay and deep RPG elements that fans of Diablo and Hunter the Reckoning will enjoy. You are an Indent, owned by the corporations, working to live in this grimy city run by the corporations. Go it alone, or play Co-op with friends online and couch co-op. Customize your character to your play style by spending skill points where you want them, equip weapons and armor, and try various augmentations. Will you rise up this July, in the Ascent?


August’s Highlights

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut – August 20th (PS4, PS5)

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut sees the Game of the Year contender released with additional content, including a whole new island to explore and PS5 updates. For those that wanted this amazing action adventure game, now is the time to grab your katana and avenge your people with the addition of Dual Sense controller functionality and 4k 60 resolution targeting. Those that already own the game can upgrade for an additional cost.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite – August 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a new 3rd person survival shooter where you and 2 friends fight to survive against waves of horrifying aliens. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine, choosing from an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gear and perks, battling overwhelming odds in this heart-pounding survival shooter experience. Choose from five character classes, each with their own unique perks and special abilities.

Psychonauts 2 – August 25th (Xbox, PC)

The sequel to the beloved Psychonauts is finally here after 16 years. Picking up where the first game left off, you play as Raz, a gifted psychic and acrobat, who wants to join the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts. Fans of the original have a lot to look forward to in this classic style action platformer which is set to release for Xbox and PC August 25th as well as PS4, Mac, and Linux at a later date.

No More Heroes 3 – August 27th (Switch)

Travis Touchdown is back in No More Heroes 3 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. This zany series from famed director Suda51 has you battling a slew of evil aliens, but first you might have to mow the lawn. Travis Touchdown is the #1 assassin and now he has to stop some of the most powerful aliens in the universe. Are you up for the challenge?

The complete list…



Oddworld: Soulstorm Day One Oddition (Physical Release) – July 6th (PS4, PS5) 

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – July 9th (Switch)

Worms Rumble: Fully Loaded Edition – July 13th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – July 16th (Switch)

F1 2021 – July 16th (PS4, PS5, Xbox) 

Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – July 16th (PS4)

Observer: System Redux – July 16th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)

AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound and Debriefed 10th Anniversary Edition – July 20th (PS4, Switch)

Cris Tales – July 20th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch)

Death’s Door – July 20th – (Xbox, PC)

Pokemon Unite – July 21st (Switch)

Last Stop – July 22nd (Xbox, Switch)

Blue Fire – July 23rd (PS4, PS5)

Orcs Must Die! 3 – July 23rd (Xbox)

Microsoft Flight Simulator – July 26th (Xbox Series)

Hell Let Loose – July 27th (PC)

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles – July 27th (Switch)

NEO: The World Ends with You – July 27th (PS4, Switch)

Samurai Warrior 5 – July 27th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)

Spiritfarer – July 27th (PS4, Switch)

Tribes of Midgard – July 27th (PS4, PS5)

Blaster Master Zero 3 – July 28th (Xbox, Switch)

Chernobylite – July 28th (PC)

OMNO – July 28th (PS4,Xbox, Switch, PC)

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Unrelenting Edition – July 29th (Switch)

Fuga: Melodies of Steel – July 29th (Xbox, Switch)

The Ascent – July 29th  (Xbox, PC)




Spiritfarer – August 3rd (PS4, Switch)

Zengeon – August 6th – (PS4, Switch)

Foreclosed – August 13th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch)

Hades – August 13th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)

PAW Patrol: The Movie Adventure City Calls – August 13th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)

Greak: Memories of Azur – August 17th (PS5, Xbox, Switch)

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut – August 20th (PS4, PS5)

Madden NFL 22 – August 20th (PS4, PS5, Xbox) 

Monster Harvest – August 20th (PS4. Switch)

Aliens: Fireteam Elite – August 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Hoa – August 24th (PS4, PS5, Switch)

King’s Bounty II – August 24th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)

RiMS Racing Sim – August 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch)

Psychonauts 2 – August 25th (Xbox, PC)

American Fugitive – August 27th (PS4, Switch)

No More Heroes 3 – August 27th (Switch)

Tormented Souls – August 27th (PS5)

The Forgotten City – August 31st (PS5, Xbox Series)

Rustler – August 31st (PS4, PS5, Xbox. Switch)

Song of Iron – August 31st (Xbox)

KeyWe – August 31st (PS4, PS5, Xbox. Switch)


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