Game News Nintendo Switch: 6 games to watch in July 2022
On the side of Nintendo, we start the summer in style with a nice selection of novelties. While some will be unleashing their techniques on the latest Fire Emblem Warriors or going monster hunting again with Monster Hunter Rise’s Sunbreak expansion, others are eagerly awaiting the July releases. There will also be something for everyone, which will allow everyone to wait patiently for Xenoblade Chronicles 3!
FIST: Forged in the Shadow Torch
This is the first punchy arrival of this month of July, and not the least, since it is one of the pretty surprises of the year 2021! A little less than a year after its release on computer and on consoles PlayStation, FIST: Forged in the Shadow Torch arrives on Nintendo’s hybrid console. Behind its “dieselpunk” aesthetica kind of cousin of steampunk, and his hero Rayton — an anthropomorphic rabbit, previously engaged in the Resistance, endowed with an impressive mechanical arsenal and a wide range of moves — are hiding a metroidvania in a 2.5D world, whose architecture is inspired by the city of Shanghai, which has nothing to envy to its major influences ! Of great visual quality, the title sends us through no less than a dozen distinct areas that abound — metroidvaniaobligatory ! — items to collect, shortcuts to unlock and secret passages to reveal! And inevitably, in all this journey, Rayton will brandish his mechanical fist to emerge victorious from the many fights that dot the game, will have to use his bunny abilities (especially during platforming phases) and demonstrate an ape-like intelligence to thwart the puzzles that will try to block his way. Beyond the ten enemies of the Legion that Rayton will have to face, powerful bosses will come to close the sections between the different tables of the game. But luckily, our dear rabbit can count on a whole bunch of improvements to the moment of banging the fist on the table: indeed, a drill and a whip will complete his arsenal to both defeat his opponents and progress in the city of the Torch.
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Endling: Extinction is Eternal
During the summer, you will not only sweat profusely since with Endling: Extinction is Eternalyou are very likely to shed a torrent of tears. Already one because his starting pitch is one of the biggest video game heartbreakers of recent months. We follow the last vixen of a world devastated by the excesses of humanity which seeks, by all means, to ensure a bright future for its offspring and to preserve them from ecological catastrophe. : the idea of the studio being to offer awareness by placing the player in the shoes of the last representative of an animal species. The perilous world of Endling: Extinction is Forever takes the form of an adventure through different 3D devastated areas to be traversed in side-scrolling, and during which you will have to protect your litter from little foxes in several ways. Your three puny children will need you to defend themselves, feed themselves and, therefore, survive, which will allow you to see them grow up to, little by little, learn to identify their respective characters, but also their fears. However, it’s not just about rushing forward in the hope of sowing the dangers that lie in wait for you: to want to go too fast, it could cause your loss and that of your species. As a result, Endling: Extinction is Forever invites you to wait for the right moment to advance in your quest.. As a good furtive mammal, the night will be the ideal time to reach a safe place while the day will be an opportunity for you and your family to rest before the next step: for the future of your little ones, it is worth Better not take any risks!
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To everyone’s surprise, Square Enix does not only engage in projects that involve its flagship licenses. Sometimes, the Japanese publisher unveils new productions that smell good of the J-RPGs of yesteryear (Octopath Traveler, Triangle strategy…), as well as HD-2D remakes of titles we never expected to see leave the archipelago. Live A Live belongs to this second category of surprise announcements, and it is moreover the production of Octopath Traveler which owes it such a destiny because, twenty-eight years after its release in Japan on the Super Nintendo (called Super Famicom in the Land of the Rising Sun), the game is coming to Switch. And what better than a summer outing to promise us not just one trip, but eight excursions through extraordinary stories. In the pure tradition of Japanese role-playing games (J-RPG) of the 90s, the game offers turn-based confrontations, while emphasizing the story and the narration. Very familiar with dramatic and theatrical projects, it is above all on this aspect – which is able to arouse great emotions and a particular attachment to the work – that Takashi Tokita, the director of the game, wanted to differentiate it from the others. titles of the time. Between humor, stunning visuals and sublime soundtrack, Live A Live offers eight adventures for eight different temporalities : the cavalcade of a cowboy in the Wild West, the perilous mission of a shinobi, the revolt of a young rebel, the prehistoric epic of a little boy, the quest for a master of kung-fu , the dream of a great fighter, a space flight and an ultimate fight against evil. A whole gallery of stories are available to you for an epic summer!
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Bear and breakfast
Beyond the big productions that lend themselves perfectly to the summer period and the free time that goes with it, summer is also the ideal time to discover small independent games with concepts as original as they are relaxing. Bear and Breakfast somehow mixes the two : Hank, the adorable bear that you are, has decided to open a huge bed and breakfast in the heart of the forest to allow tourists who are neither a fan of the sea nor of the mountains to treat themselves to a little rest. Inevitably, who says resort, says establishment management. As a result, Hank and his friends in the forest will have to remodel a lost cabin to make it a cozy inn offering no less than twelve rooms to personalize so that your customers feel at home.. Once you have your clientele, you will have to do a whole lot of small tasks in order to offer them 5-star service: the money and the reputation of your establishment will not be acquired in a snap. However, Bear and breakfast does not only take up the codes of the traditional management game. Another aspect of his gameplay is close to a license like Stardew Valley: to break with the endless circle of solicitations from your hosts, Hank can go explore the surroundings of his inn. By doing this, he will embark on a whole series of quests that will allow him to both unravel the mysteries of this forest and unlock a whole gallery of new decorative elements for the rooms of his establishment.
At one time, the hegemony of the Pokémon license was, somewhat, challenged by another teeming series of creatures. For those who grew up in the late 90s and early 2000s, the name “Digimon” is not unheard of.. Unfortunately, the small popularity of the franchise has largely diminished on European soil and video game productions have not managed to revive the craze. However, the arrival of Digimon Survive would risk being a game-changer, or at least rekindling interest in the Pokémon competitor. At the end of an endless development (multiple reports, impact of the pandemic, etc.), Digimon Survive will land this month on French soil (to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the anime) and will offer a totally different experience from what the franchise has accustomed us to in the past. As always, we will find a group of teenagers leaving for a school trip which, in the end, will be plunged into a strange world where the few comrades will meet digital monsters to which each will bind specifically. Behind this very simple base, the plot will unfold in the form of a visual novel, tinged with animated sauce graphics, and will evolve according to your actions and choices, all with a more adult and dark tone. As if the tough decisions weren’t enough — the theme of survival evoked in the title could be heartbreaking —, the group will engage in deadly combat involving a hundred Digimon in strategic 2D confrontations on a board with squares and on the basis of the traditional turn-based system.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
We end this month of July in style with the return of the mythical saga Xenoblade Chronicles which will certainly accompany us throughout the rest of the summer with this third opus which takes place in the world of Aionios. Unlike the idleness of this time of year, it is not peace and quiet that await you in this unique adventure. Again, the framework for this new iteration of Xenoblade Chronicles is an incessant war between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Except that these conflicts, our six heroes of this episode are tired of them, especially since they are in a way cannon fodder in this endless battle and their life expectancy is threatened. So, Noah, Lanz, Eunie (on the side of the nation of Keves) and Mio, Taion, Sena (for that of Agnus) put their differences aside to embark on a gigantic open-world journey that will lead them to the March of the Sword, a place that could reveal the whole truth to them. However, until this crucial step, our six young heroes (which each have their predefined class, but which can however be changed on the fly) will have to valiantly triumph over a shovelful of fights through one of the most exhilarating combat systems of the moment which skilfully mixes action and strategy (investments, chain reactions, interactions, etc.). Moreover, to spice up this epic and overwhelming adventure, three duos can merge during clashes to give life to powerful Ouroboros, a kind of organic mecha capable of defeating the most powerful enemies.
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