What’s New in Video Games: July 2019

Monday, July 1st, 2019 10:19 am

Dragon Quest Builders 2 lets you build a new world alone or with friends.

July is here, and with a new month comes new video game releases! This month will see the release of a few big-name family-friendly games (Dragon Quest Builders 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses), as well as some that are only appropriate for adults (like Wolfenstein: Youngblood).

Dragon Quest Builders 2
Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Older kids who are comfortable with console controllers

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the sequel to the original Dragon Quest Builders, which was released in 2016. The role-playing adventure game challenges players to defeat a cult called the Children of Hargon, which has “outlawed the building, cooking, and creation of all things.” To accomplish this, players will need to explore the world, defeat enemies, and collect materials that they can use to craft objects, build structures, and more. In addition to a single-player campaign, the game allows builders to team up with up to three other players (locally or online) in a multiplayer mode. To learn more about Dragon Quest Builders 2, check out our preview of the game from E3.

Great if your kids love: Dragon Quest Builders, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Rated T
Appropriate for: Teens who enjoy fast-paced combat

This action role-playing game challenges players to help heroes from across the Marvel Universe find the Infinity Stones and stop Thanos and The Black Order. The game includes dozens of playable characters, including the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and X-Men, among others. When playing solo, players can create and control a team of four heroes (each character has different abilities), and switch between these characters at any time while playing. Or, players can work with up to three others to defeat enemies via local or online multiplayer. Three paid downloadable content (DLC) packs will be released after the game’s launch, adding more content to the experience for those who are interested in purchasing the packs.

Great if your kids love: Marvel superheroes, Final Fantasy XV, Batman: Arkham City

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Rated T
Appropriate for: Teens who enjoy strategy games

This newest installment in the Fire Emblem franchise allows players to become a professor of one of three in-game houses (The Black Eagles, The Blue Lions, and The Golden Deer), with their choice affecting the game’s story. Players can teach their students “to help them grow in the skill sets required to become specific classes.” The game features tactical, turn-based battles that take place on a grid-based battlefield, and it will allow players to use battalions to support their units during battle.

Great if your kids love: Other Fire Emblem games, XCOM 2, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Rated M
Inappropriate for young teens and children

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the latest game in the Wolfenstein franchise. It stars Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, who must defeat Nazis in 1980s Paris as they search for their missing father, BJ (traditionally the main character of the Wolfenstein series). Players can either go it alone, controlling one character while the computer controls the other, or team up with a friend for cooperative gameplay. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is rated M for Mature by the ESRB, with content descriptors for “Blood and Gore,” “Intense Violence,” “Strong Language,” “Users Interact,” and “In-Game Purchases.”

Try These Games Instead: Destiny 2, Overwatch

Full List

Notable kid- and teen-friendly titles are in bold.

Disclaimer: Release dates can change at any time.

Monday July 1, 2019

Redneck Skeet Shooting, Switch

Tuesday July 2, 2019

Psyvariar Delta, Switch, PlayStation 4

Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered, Switch

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, Switch

Scraper: First Strike, PlayStation VR

WILL: A Wonderful World, PlayStation 4

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers [DLC], PlayStation 4, PC

Asdivine Dios, PlayStation 4, Vita

Paradox Soul, PlayStation 4, Vita

Wednesday July 3, 2019

OVIVO, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Lucah: Born of a Dream, Switch

Bus Fix 2019, Switch

Just Cause 4: Los Demonios [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Brain Breaker, PlayStation 4

Illusion of L’Phalcia, Xbox One

Thursday July 4, 2019

Stranger Things 3: The Game, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Asdivine Dios, Switch

Pure Mahjong, Switch

Clannad, Switch

Ankh Guardian – Treasure of the Demon’s Temple, Switch

What Remains of Edith Finch, Switch

Friday July 5, 2019

Siralim 3, Switch

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Hero Express, Switch, Xbox One

Sea of Solitude, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

They Are Billions, Xbox One

Focus On You, PC [VR Required]

Tuesday July 9, 2019

Umihara Kawase Fresh!, Switch

Senran Kagura: Peach Ball, Switch

Hyperlight Ultimate, Switch

Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary and Underhanded, PlayStation VR

Wednesday July 10, 2019

SolSeraph, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Grass Cutter – Mutated Lawns, Switch, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One

Doughlings: Invasion, Xbox One

Thursday July 11, 2019

Blazing Chrome, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets, Switch

Eagle Island, Switch

Dead In Vinland – True Viking Edition, Switch

Metaloid: Origin, Switch

Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, Switch, PC

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, Switch

Doodle God: Crime City, Switch

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition, Switch

WayOut, Switch

Vektor Wars, Switch

Friday July 12, 2019

Streets of Rogue, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Lethal League Blaze, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Dragon Quest Builders 2, Switch, PlayStation 4

God Eater 3, Switch

Aggelos, Xbox One

Tuesday July 16, 2019

Distrust, Switch

Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Let’s Sing 2019, Switch, PlayStation 4

Mochi Mochi Boy, PlayStation 4, Vita

198X, PlayStation 4

Captain Cat, PlayStation 4

Flutter Bombs, PlayStation 4

Focus On You, PlayStation VR

Super Dragonfly Chronicles, PlayStation 4

Exception, Xbox One

Wednesday July 17, 2019

Let’s Go Nuts!, Switch

Pig Eat Ball, PlayStation 4

Submersed, PlayStation 4

Mochi Mochi Boy, Xbox One 

Gloomhaven, PC

Thursday July 18, 2019

Etherborn, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xhox One, PC

Caladrius Blaze, Switch

Gabbuchi, PlayStation 4, PC

Growtopia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Ankh Guardian – Treasure of the Demon’s Temple, PC

Friday July 19, 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Switch

Astro Bears, Switch

Mochi Mochi Boy, Switch

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

JumpHead: Battle4Fun, Switch, PC

The Copper Canyon Shoot Out, PlayStation VR

Telefrag VR, PlayStation VR, PC [VR Required]

Welcome to Hanwell, Xbox One

Monday July 22, 2019

Beyond: Two Souls, PC

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation, PlayStation 4, PC

Hoggy 2, PlayStation 4, Vita

Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries, PlayStation 4

Sabre VR, PlayStation VR

Wargroove, PlayStation 4

Must Dash Amigos, PC

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Pawarumi, Switch, Xbox One


Conga Master Go!, Vita

Hoggy 2, Xbox One

Thursday July 25, 2019

Fantasy Strike, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Songbird Symphony, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Raiden V: Director’s Cut, Switch

Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition, Switch

Caged Garden Cock Robin, Switch

Mighty Switch Force! Collection, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Smoots Summer Games, Switch, PlayStation 4

Elea, PlayStation 4

Fear of Traffic, PlayStation 4

Furwind, Xbox One

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, PC

Arma 3 Contact [DLC], PC

Friday July 26, 2019

Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Switch

Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Kill la Kill The Game: IF, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Hoggy 2, Switch

Tetsumo Party, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, PlayStation VR, PC [VR Required]

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Forager, Switch, PlayStation 4

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Switch

Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil [DLC], Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Blackout Club, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Super Wiloo Demake, PlayStation 4, Vita

Solo: Islands of the Heart, PlayStation 4

New Star Manager, PlayStation 4

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Prophecy, PC

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android

Bear With Me: The Complete Collection, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android

The Tower of Beatrice, Switch, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One

Super Wiloo Demake, Xbox One

Pilot Sports, Xbox One

Solo: Islands of the Heart, Xbox One

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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