Monthly Wrap-Up: July
Written by: Mary Joaquin
Welcome to the Monthly Wrap-Up!
Every month, we recap the news covered in our Weekly Round-Up. Here’s what you might have missed last July:
July 1 - Dreamscaper will be releasing earlier than planned—on Aug 5.
July 2 - All’s fair in food and war with the release of Foodtruck Arena on Switch and Steam.
July 3 - Solo developer Navi reached 20% funding in Kickstarter for his game, Man Without Organs.
July 4 - Hackers hacked to flag hacking featuring Apex Legends and Titanfall.
July 5 - Risk System will be released on Switch on July 15.
July 6 - Creepy Tale 2 will be creeping its way to Steam on July 16.
July 7 - Among Us will be venting into retail with collector’s editions.
July 8 - THE ORIGIN: Blind Maid will see its release on Steam first on July 22.
July 9 - Crown Trick will be released on Xbox One and PS4 on August 31.
July 10 - Visible Fish mod by shekurika made fishing in Stardew Valley a whole lot easier.
July 11 - Red Dead Redemption 2 went under a study and researchers found it enabled its players to identify real life animals better than non-players.
July 13 - Only by Midnight Limited released Curved Space for Switch.
July 14 - The upcoming NBA 2K22 released multiple cover art images.
July 15 - Valve announced a new portable gaming PC console called Steam Deck.
July 16 - Nintendo released Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD for the Switch.
July 17 - XD Inc’s Finding Paradise found its home in mobile platforms with wonderful remasters and visual reworks.
July 18 - Eurogamer offered a sneak peek into Arvore’s YUKI, a “VR bullet-hell roguelike”.
July 19 - Apex Legends announced a new playable character.
July 20 - Acid Nerve released Death’s Door, published by Devolver Digital.
July 21 - Pokemon Unite released for the Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS devices.
July 22 - Variable State released Last Stop for Playstation, Microsoft and Nintendo Switch, published by Annapurna Interactive.
July 23 - Orcs Must Die 3 released for the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4—developed and published by Robot Entertainment.
July 24 - Activision Blizzard employees go up against the mega company, holding strikes and encouraging the gaming community to stand with them.
July 25 - Valve clarified what it meant with Steam Deck “targeting 30 FPS”, saying: “[It] refers to the floor of what [they] consider playable in [their] performance testing.”
July 26 - Konami and Timi released Contra Returns for Android and iOS devices.
July 27 - Neo: The World Ends With You released for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
July 28 - Developer The Farm 51 released Chernobylite for PC, published by All in! Games.
July 29 - Blaster Master Zero 3 was released for Xbox Series S/X, One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
July 30 - No Longer Home released for PC.
July 31 - Halo Infinite spiced up its bot names with pop culture references and historical figures.
New gameplay footage for Claire de Lune
NBA 2K22 cover arts
Valve's Steam Deck
Apex Legends new character
Creepy Tale 2
THE ORIGIN: Blind Maid
Psychonauts 2 new mode
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD
Orcs Must Die 3
Neo: The World Ends With You
Blaster Master Zero 3
No Longer Home
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