Looking for something new to play this month? Here’s a list of upcoming titles for the Nintendo Switch for July 2020!
Catherine Full Body
This puzzle platformer is an enchanced port of the 2011 title Catherine Full Body from Atlus. Revolving around pulling blocks in order to progress through a bizarre dream world in which main character Vincent must battle through his supernatural nightmares to decide which “Catherine” he wants to pursue. IT also has a social simulation side during the daytime whilst Vincent is awake where he can interact with other characters and build up relationships in a similar manner to the Persona series. This third entry adds a new character to the fray named Rin who adds the cute element to the choice of relationships which adds new story elements. Catherine Full Body releases on July 7th.
CrossCode is a 2D action RPG developed by Radical Fish Games that was crowd funded on Indiegogo in 2015. The game has been in development for 8 years and will finally release this month for consoles. Set in the distant future, you set out as Lea as you play through vibrant worlds in a 16-bit style of fast paced action and puzzle solving through lots of different locales with a variety of gameplay mechanics which are sure to keep the game experience feel varied and fresh. CrossCode will release on July 9th for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Created by the Legendary Koji Igarashi himself, Curse of the Moon 2 is the sequel to 2018’s title of the same name and is an 8-bit styled Metroidvania very reminiscent of old school Castlevania. The sequel contains all the original cast and adds more playable characters to the fray too for even more varied gameplay! Also, for the first time local co-op is now available so you can grab a friend and fight through the demons together! Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 launches July 10th for all major platforms!
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
A remake of both Mineral Town Harvest Moon titles, Friends of Mineral Town combines all elements from both games and remakes them in a new and updated package with a complete graphical overhaul. It maintains the staple gameplay elements of the Harvest Moon series by allowing the player to mine, fish and cook as well as the basic farming and social sim gameplay the series is famous for. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town launches on July 14th for Nintendo Switch and Windows.
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Nintendo’s First Party Offering for July is none other than Paper Mario. As per usual, Paper Mario is a turn based RPG game that uses paper mechanics to bring a unique element of strategy to battles. This time around they have done away with the stickers and cards and introduced a more conventional battle system that is sure to please long term fans that were less than impressed with the paper hero’s last two outings. Featuring a new threat by the Origami King, Paper Mario is looking to have a lot more dark humour this time around and combined with the excellent writing from Colour Splash is sure to bring a lot of smiles all the way through. Paper Mario: The Origami King launches on July 17th exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
The long awaited Fairy Tale game is arriving at the end of the month, developed by Koei Tecmo, this turn based RPG contains many elements from the anime featuring 16 playable characters in which you can customise your party for lots of different team possibilities. The gameplay contains most staples of a JRPG, such as synthesising, social sims and side quests as well as in-depth magic system for in battle which can be used to mix up the flow of battle and make each encounter feel unique. Fairy Tale is releasing on July 31st for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.
Other games releasing in July
Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break – a competitive tower defense arcade game from ACE Team containing their usual brand of humour and new mechanics to give a fresh take on their existing formula
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection – developed by Digital Eclipe, this collection contains all six titles from the Samurai Shodown series originally released on Neo Geo systems
Root Film – the 2019 sequel to the visual novel Root Letter finally hits the west with a new murder mystery to solve!