Monthly Gaming Recap: July 2016

The beginning of July was a rough start. Practically the entirety of it was nerve wracking. Still, I picked myself off the ground and marched forward. Fun fact. The last article I wrote for Examiner was the June analysis of the news. Ahem, enough about me, video game news happened too so let’s see the roundup of all the big reveals!

 

July 2016 News

  • Examiner shut down officially on July 17 after initially giving word to their staff on the 1st
  • A Final Fantasy VII version of monopoly will launch in April 2017
  • Skullgirls is being made into a RPG for mobile devices, which is due out later this year
  • Evolve went to free-to-play on PC
  • EA, Microsoft, and Sony will not hold Gamescom press conferences this year
  • Nintendo is making a mini NES set to launch on November 11, priced at $60, includes one controller, a HDMI port, and 30 internal games including classic Nintendo titles like Mario and Zelda along with third party hits like Castlevania and Final Fantasy
  • Koei Tecmo’s game based on the Berserk anime, Berserk Warriors, will release sometime this year for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita in North America
  • The next Nioh demo, technically a Beta, will launch on PS4 August 23 and last until September 6
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 was announced for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, due out this September
  • Legendary Pictures signed a deal to make a Live-Action Pokémon movie, which is slated for 2017
  • Two new Sonic games were announced, Sega Mania and an unnamed project, both are due in 2017
  • Pokémon Go Plus, the bracelet accessory to Pokémon Go, has been delayed into September
  • Level-5 announced the next Layton project, Lady Layton, due out in 2017 for mobile devices as well as 3DS
  • NIS America announced a new game, The Last Five Minutes, due out in 2017 for PC and PS Vita in 2017
  • Life is Strange is being turned into a digital TV series
  • Disney Infinity’s online services will end on September 30

 

Release Date Announcements

  • Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked 8/2 (PS4
  • Gal Gun: Double Peace 8/2 (PS4/Vita)
  • Telltale’s Batman 8/2 (PC/Mac/PS4/PS3/360/XONE/Android/iOS)
  • Cannon Brawl 8/2-5 (PS4/XONE)
  • Tricky Towers 8/2 (PS4)
  • Mobius Final Fantasy 8/3 (Android/iOS)
  • Overcooked 8/3 (PC/PS4)
  • UNO 8/9 (PC/PS4/XONE)
  • Grow Up 8/16 (PC/PS4/XONE)
  • Inversus 8/16 (PC/PS4)
  • Worms W.M.D. 8/23 (PC/PS4/XONE)
  • Resident Evil 4 8/30 (PS4/XONE)
  • The Final Station 8/30 (PS4)
  • Nebulous Out 8/30 (PC/PS4)
  • Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni 9/16 (Vita)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider 10/11 (PS4)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 10/25 (PC/PS4/XONE)
  • Gravity Rush 2 12/2 (PS4)
  • Yakuza 0 1/24/17 (PS4)
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