New Video Game Releases for the Week of 7-16-17

Summer doldrums be damned, this week still has some exciting video game releases. Well, it’s mostly Friday. The week, itself? Let’s just say you’ll have a lot of time this week to catch up on any looming games you haven’t gotten around to playing yet.

Splatoon 2 comes out on the Switch this Friday, filling Nintendo’s e-sports hole more than anything else thus far (here’s looking at you, ARMS). But if you’re looking for more of a cooperative experience, those with Fortnite pre-orders get to start playing this Friday, as well. That’s four days ahead of the game’s full release on July 25th, so it’s a nice opportunity to acquaint yourself with the game before the masses get their hands on it.

Even though SUPERHOT is super last-year (you read that right),  PlayStation 4 owners will be able to experience the uniqueness for themselves, both on-screen and in virtual reality, at the end of the week. While it didn’t receive a Golden Buddha from us last year, Polygon’s Justin McElroy gave it some due praise. VR isn’t left in the dust for PC players this week, though. Echo Arena looks incredibly promising, offering a zero-grav, team-based sports experience for those looking for some competition while donning the Oculus Rift headset—that’s coming this Thursday.

Outside of that, Conga Master looks like a fun little way to spend your gaming time this Friday if nothing else interests you. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles drops on PC and PS4 this Tuesday, too. It may look a little too close to Breath of the Wild‘s aesthetic to be immediately palatable, but it looks like it’s got a lot of differences under the hood.

As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise, and the bold titles are the games that have piqued my interest.

Sunday, July 16th

  • Travel Riddles: Trip to France
  • SoundLites

Monday, July 17th

  • Age of Civilizations II
  • Burst The Game
  • Fantasy Mosaics 17: New Palette
  • German Fortress 3D
  • Nurbits
  • Tank Battle Mania
  • Hoop Shot VR
  • Celestial Creator
  • The Overdreamer
  • M.A.C.E. Tower Defense
  • The Tritan Initiative
  • Elf-World Three Kingdoms
  • OldMaidGirl
  • The Initial
  • Prisoner
  • Break The Food Chain
  • Akin Vol 2
  • Far Space

Tuesday, July 18th

  • Orcs Must Die! Unchained – PS4
  • Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire
  • Children of Zodiarcs
  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles – PC/PS4
  • Minecraft: Story Mode — A Telltale Games Series – The Complete Adventure – Switch
  • Kingsway
  • Kingdoms and Castles
  • AereA (Collector’s Edition) – PS4/X1
  • Park Bound (Early Access)
  • Space Hero Line
  • Project MALLOW
  • Mad Muzzles
  • DSquad War
  • StopTime Drive
  • Lunaform
  • Fire Fighter
  • Super Flipside

Wednesday, July 19th

  • Space Tyrant
  • Aporia: Beyond the Valley
  • Moon Hunters – X1
  • Space Shock 3
  • RXE (Early Access)
  • Shn!p
  • Professor Watts Word Search: Into the Ocean
  • GooCubelets: Color Blocking
  • Solar Settlers
  • Obscure: Challenge Your Mind
  • Marble Masters: The Pit
  • Hooligan Vasja: Christmas
  • Cutlass
  • Wild Goo Chase
  • Endless ATC
  • ElectricScribe
  • Unlimited (Early Access)
  • Formless Adventure
  • YouTubers Galaxy
  • Ninja Gainyk 2
  • Megacity Builder
  • Rescue Team 7
  • Clash of Robots
  • This Strange Realm of Mine
  • Achievement Hunter: Begins

Thursday, July 20th

  • Gigantic – PC/X1
  • Lone Echo
  • Business Tour
  • Eba & Egg: A Hatch Trip – Wii U
  • Echo Arena
  • KryptCrawler
  • Galaxy Blaster – Wii U
  • Fateholders of Tetsoidea
  • Laseronium: Over the Line
  • Slime-san: Blackbird’s Kraken
  • The Elmian Warrior
  • Ballway
  • AironBall: The Floating Lands
  • Blind Men
  • The Theodore Adventures
  • Circle Ball
  • Wrestling Revolution 3D
  • Lawnmower Game
  • Intrusion Protocol
  • Exatron Quest 2
  • Forgotten Faces
  • Amazing Thailand VR Experience
  • Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest

Friday, July 21st

  • Conga Master – PS4/X1
  • Splatoon 2 – Switch
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
  • Fortnite (Early Access) – PS4/X1
  • Eskimo Bob: Starring Alfonzo
  • Ambers BOOM
  • Alter Ego
  • Shadow Bug
  • Symbiotic Overload
  • The Return of Bantara
  • Crazy Ball Adventures
  • AHTS Ship Simulator fun version
  • Mint
  • Mysterious Adventure of Michael
  • Pixel Shopkeeper
  • MicroSpy
  • The Dungeon Power
  • Glasswinged Ascension
  • Conquest of the New World

Saturday, July 22nd

  • Genie
  • Seduction

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Zach’s eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he’s chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.