FACTS is going over July’s video game releases and highlights a few comic con related subjects you could be looking out for. Which new characters will spawn popular cosplays, which games will bring there some new exciting gaming competitions to the horizon and how will this affect the next con season? Grab your calendars and let’s find out!
Iron Man VR
Friday, July 3rd
If you were among the lucky ones to try this game out at FACTS in 2019, you already know it’s going to be a great superhero experience. Get into Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit in virtual reality and save the day with and against prominent Marvel characters in person. The cinemas might be closed, but this game will give you the superhero dose we all desperately need.
Tuesday, July 14th
XBOX ONE / PLAYSTATION 4 / PC
This brand new hero shooter is probably best described as a mix of Super Smash Bros., Quake and Overwatch. You use rockets, acrobatics and character specific abilities to yeet your opponents out of the stage. You can do rocket jumps, triple jumps, flying moves and you’ll be zooming through the gorgeous stages like it’s no big deal. As a competitive 3v3 based game, Rocket Arena has the potential to grow into an Esport. And if its popularity takes off, it could also become an Overwatch-like cosplay factory with its many colourful characters. Keep an eye out for Rocket Arena next FACTS!
PAPER MARIO: THE ORIGAMI KING
Friday, July 17th
Paper Mario is back, this time to fight origami villains in a high-quality open world story. If you’re a fan of interesting puzzles, a strong RPG base, good humour and cool new mechanics, then this promises to be a really entertaining game to play. And hey, it’s Mario, so you know it’s going to be good.
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA
Friday, July 17th
In this stunning open-world adventure, you take on the mantle of Jin Saka, a samurai warrior defending his home from Mongol invaders in 13th century Japan. The visuals, style and overall look & feel are gorgeous, and the gameplay focuses on amazing sword fights, stealth and grapple hooks. Time those attacks, slice & dice the opponents and sheathe your sword like it was no big deal. If you’re up for a challenge, then dive into this bloody vengeance story head-first.
FULL RELEASE OVERVIEW FOR JULY 2020
- TrackMania: July 1st (PC)
- Iron Man VR: July 3rd (PlayStation 4)
- NASCAR Heat 5: July 7th (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC)
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2: July 10th (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch & PC)
- Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise: July 10th (Nintendo Switch)
- F1 2020: July 10th (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia & PC)
- Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town: July 10th (Nintendo Switch & PC)
- Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris: July 10th (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC)
- Rocket Arena: July 14th (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC)
- Ghost of Tsushima: July 17th (PlayStation 4)
- Paper Mario: The Origami King: July 17th (Nintendo Switch)
- Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break: July 21st (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia & PC)
- Röki: July 23rd (PC)
- Destroy All Humans!: July 28th (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC)
- Grounded: July 28th (Xbox One, Xbox Series X & PC)
- Skater XL: July 28th (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch & PC)
- Fairy Tail: July 30th (PlayStation 4 & Nintendo Switch)