July is knocking at the door, and the new month is bringing big Nintendo Switch exclusives like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. There are also multi-platform adventures to be had, like the gun-toting Wolfenstein: Youngblood and the introspective Sea of Solitude. This episode of New Releases would also be remiss if it didn’t mention the latest Final Fantasy 14 expansion, Shadowbringers.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers — July 2
Available on: PS4, PC
The beloved MMO’s third expansion is bringing a ton of new content to the realm, including nine new dungeons and two new raids, one of which is themed after another fan favorite, Nier Automata. You can explore those with two new races, the tiger-like Hrothgar and the bunny-eared Viera. With two new races also come two new jobs: the Gunbreaker and the Dancer.
Sea of Solitude — July 5
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
The latest in the EA Originals line of indie titles, Sea of Solitude has a lot going on under the surface. It’s an adventure game, sure, but it also deals with themes of mental illness, exemplified by protagonist Kay transforming into a monster. It’s a mix of platforming and deep introspection.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order — July 19
Available on: Switch
The latest in the Ultimate Alliance line is set in a totally different universe, but it still lets you slam bad guys as the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. As the name implies, you’ll be going up against Thanos and his Black Order to save the world. Post-launch, you can join the fight with additional DLC heroes from Marvel Knights and the X-Men
Fire Emblem: Three Houses — July 26
Available on: Switch
Ultimate Alliance 3 isn’t the only Switch exclusive coming this month. Fire Emblem: Three Houses mixes up combat by putting more emphasis on combat arts versus the traditional weapon triangle. When you’re not on the battlefield, you’ll be teaching students from one of the titular houses, choosing the best weapons and classes for them.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood — July 26
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
It’s always a good time to shoot down the Nazi threat, and July is bringing us a new story starring the twin daughters of Wolfenstein hero BJ Blazkowicz. BJ is lost in Paris, so his girls join up with the French Resistance in an effort to track him down. And yes, the whole thing is playable in co-op, with two players taking control of the twins.