It is a bit ironic that (in New York) as July winds down the temperature dialed down as well. Fortunately, that is the only thing we want going down! Entertainment is heating up once again as New Releases This Week is jam-packed this installment. This week we have new games, new DLC, and even a (sorta) new handheld! We have new home releases and first time on blu-ray announcements along with a ton of movies. Without further ado, let's get this show started!
Fortnite is like a lighter version of games like 7 Days to Die and H1Z1. One of the biggest difference is that team play is mandatory. You collect resources, rebuild facilities or create new ones and defend your structures from oncoming hordes. Between the trailers and the many gameplay videos available, it looks like a ton of fun. My only issue is paying full price (and more) for an early access game. Game packs range from $39.99-149.99. I may check this one out when it is “finished.”
Party up for this new RPG on July 25.
Pyre is a party-based RPG from the team that brought you Bastion and Transistor! This time, we've created a party-based RPG in which you lead a band of exiles to freedom through ancient competitions spread across a vast, mystical purgatory. Who shall return to glory, and who shall remain in exile to the end of their days? Find out in our biggest-ever single-player Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in Versus Mode.
A Healer Only Lives Twice
An old school dynamic duo finally make their way to PS4 on July 25.
Monsters have cornered you in the dungeon corridors. As a newly hired Priest, your duties are to use your magical abilities to heal your comrade, a Knight on the front-line, and provide support during battle. Will these two brave souls live to see the light of day again?
Active Soccer 2 DX
Get your futbol fix (no Madden is next month) on PS4 and PS Vita July 25 (cross-buy).
Active Soccer 2 DX is an exciting top-down arcade football game providing a fast-paced arcade experience, implementing amazing playability and responsive easy-to-learn/hard-to-master controls.
Active Soccer 2 DX provides a complete career mode, implementing many international leagues, cups, and championships. Imagine being the manager of a 5th division English team – you have a budget and your goal is to be promoted to higher divisions, by purchasing players, creating tactics, managing the team and playing real matches!
SimCity on an alien world hits consoles & PC July 25.
Build a new home for humanity in Aven Colony.
Discover Aven Prime – an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and wetlands light years from earth. Build your colonies into massive, sprawling cities whilst dealing with the challenges faced when settling on a new world.
COLONIZE AN ALIEN WORLD: Build a new home for humanity on a world with low-oxygen, electrical storms, and many more perilous environments!
MEET THE LOCALS: Encounter a variety of alien life forms.
SUPERVISE YOUR COLONY: Provide jobs, health care, entertainment, food and policing to win your colonists favor in the elections
DISCOVER THE PAST: A full single-player campaign that reveals the many secrets of this brave new world
EXPEDITION SYSTEM: Deploy your team to explore ruins, recover artifacts, and rescue lost explorers
BUILD THE FUTURE: Use construction drones to build homes, grow food, mine ore, research and much more!
No, this is not a remake of the PS1 racer. Shoot anything that moves July 25.
Use a mighty array of devastating weaponry, and rack up combos and upgrades to inflict maximum mayhem on the deadly robot army. Fight your way through the army’s massive manufacturing plant, either as a lone agent or with friends in up to four player co-op, across all game modes. Choose from multiple Circuit Breakers operatives, such as Tay and Shelby.
Citadel: Forged with Fire (Early Access)
July 25, enter the realm of the Elder Scrolls: Hogwarts on PC and Xbox One.
This massive online sandbox RPG features elements of magic, spell casting, building, exploring and crafting. As a newly minted apprentice of the magic arts, you will set off to the dangerous world of Ignus. Tame mighty beasts, forge alliances, explore uncharted territories or fight for dominance!
Fable Fortune (Early Access)
July 25, play Fable Fortune on PC and Xbox One if GWENT is n't scratching the card game itch.
Fable Fortune is a Collectible Card Game based on the Fable franchise. Whether you’re reliving classic Fable moments or using your cards to create new ones, this handy guide will help you pick up the basics and jump straight into the chicken kicking action!
Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star
The anime-inspired brawler is no longer a PlayStation exclusive. July 25, get it on Nintendo Switch and PC.
In the digital realm of SE.RA.PH, the Holy Grail War is over, but the land's new ruler faces challenges and threats from all sides. The servants now find themselves drawing up tense and unlikely alliances, preparing for a conflict that may tear SE.RA.PH apart…or destroy it entirely.
Heroes of the Seven Seas (PSVR)
July 25, this game comes to PSVR. Gonna be a rough go when people are looking to Skull & Bones.
This is about a pirate story that happened in the 16th century. The player will act as a pirate who is seeking the legendary Seven Sea Artifact and decides to sail to the mysterious sea with friends, where a journey of adventures begins.
Infinite Minigolf (PSVR)
Trailer doesn't seem that way but trust me, this is a PSVR game out on July 25.
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom
Available on just about every platform, the game comes to PS4 July 25.
An alchemist’s apprentice returns home from university to finish her training under a great master. Little does she know a real paranormal adventure has only just begun.
Polara (PS Vita)
On July 25, your PS Vita will drive you insane and you'll keep coming back for more.
You control Lara the Astronaut, who must activate the defense systems of an entire city. To complete this mission, you need to carefully change the color of your spacesuit to meet the demands of the situation.
PC & PS4 join the resistance July 25. Xbox One on July 26.
Step up a gear: Pressure returns with Overdrive! Start your steam buggy and join “La Resistance”…it’s still time to prevent Count Soap from powering his Uber-Spa with stolen water!
Pressure Overdrive is a complete overhaul of the original Pressure game. In this enhanced version, you revisit an action packed world, filled with crazy characters and funky humor. Pressure Overdrive will challenge your skills, while you race, ram and blast your way through countless bullets and enemies. Customize your buggy for clever play styles and have a friend join the cause in local co-op mode. “La Resistance” counts on you! Do you have what it takes?
Smashbox Arena (PSVR)
PSVR team-based action on July 25.
Team-based action game with insane physics-driven power-ups. Shoot, duck behind cover, and coordinate with teammates…all in glorious VR! Play both Singleplayer Story Mode and Online Multiplayer!
A brand new controller thrower in the makings hits consoles and PC on July 25.
Frenetic parkour-platformer Super Cloudbuilt is out now for PS4! Play as Demi, a wounded soldier who awakens in a strange new world, separated from her body. Explore, boost and speed run with your exosuit and energy weapon, through precarious levels to master your new talents and come to terms with this strange environment.
Don't let the trailer fool you, July 25 you will need PSVR to play this.
Inspired by classic slot-car racing toys, Tiny Trax adds lane-switching, boost and a super-smooth drifting mechanic to recharge your boost gauge, expanding the slot-car experience by introducing a whole new set of skills to wrap your thumbs around. Your car even gets put back on the track if you overcook a corner! :p
Steer your car as if it were radio controlled, zipping along walls, dunking underwater, flying overhead, and looping upside-down through ice-caves and space stations!
The naughty version of SimCity makes its return on July 25 to PS4.
In Constructor, you take on the role of a budding property tycoon who must do battle with your competitors to create a thriving and profitable city…in ANY way you see fit!
Design and share city maps with online multiplayer battles against up to 3 of your mates. Build houses and factories, cope with the incessant demands of your tenants as well as keeping a whole bunch of UNDESIRABLE characters under control! This ‘colorful’ group of degenerates can also be used against the competition with numerous and catastrophic effect!
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure
Actually hit PS4 on July 25. Also coming soon to Nintendo Switch.
To save themselves from bankruptcy, the GPS have somehow created living boxes that can deliver themselves to customers all over the world, to save on human staff. In Unbox, you will play as their latest creation, Newbie, and it is your job to complete the test islands, proving your worth as a sentient, self-delivering package.
Can you survive the labyrinth of the Minotaur when you aren't Kratos? Find out July 26.
Theseus is an immersive VR experience, that offers a new take on the myth of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. You wake up alone, stranded in a hostile and mysterious place. With Ariadne’s voice as your only guide, you explore alleys and chambers, venturing deep into the heart of the Labyrinth. In the distance, you can see a pillar of light. It shines in the darkness, beckoning you to go ever forward.You have the chance to unveil the truth behind the Labyrinth, but soon you shall discover that you are not alone. The mighty Minotaur is the ruler of this world, and you are not a welcomed visitor.
July 26, you can make that Moolah on PC & PS4. On Xbox One in August.
The Wolf of Wall Street… with lasers! You’re the newly appointed CEO of Vostok Inc. As a greedy, space-capitalist your ultimate goal is to get filthy, stinking, rich! First, you’ll need to raise some start-up capital by twin-stick blasting enemies, asteroids and anything else that gets in your way. Once you’ve collected enough moolah it’s time to land on planets and start mining, terraforming and colonizing.
Use that extra moolah to upgrade your ship, craft weapons and build more planetside business enterprises to rake make even more moolah!With your pockets overflowing, you’ll be able to expand beyond our solar system, across more than 40 planets, recruiting managers, playing awesome retro inspired mini-games, fighting evil bosses and listening to a thumping customizable synth soundtrack along the way, all the while letting the (you guessed it!) MOOOLAHHH!!! roll in.
Overcooked: Special Edition
On July 27, it is easier to enjoy your food if you don't think about where it came from.
Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef's whites, there isn't mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!
On the Nintendo Switch™, you can now experience the crazy couch co-operative action of Overcooked wherever you choose. Simply remove the Nintendo Switch console from the Nintendo Switch Dock™ to take your culinary adventures on the road, just like our plucky chefs traveling around the Onion Kingdom!
The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it! In Overcooked players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land.
Overcooked Special Edition features all the exhilarating (and enraging) kitchens from the main game, as well as both expansions, ‘The Lost Morsel' and ‘Festive Seasoning'.
Leave the PS4 nest on July 27.
Leaving Lyndow is a short, first-person exploration adventure game, set in the Eastshade universe. It’s Clara’s last day on the island where she grew up. With high honors, she’s graduated and fulfilled her childhood dream of joining the Guild of Maritime Exploration. She needs to complete preparations, visit her favorite places, and say her goodbyes before leaving on a journey she may not return from. *dangerous journey not included*
Qbics Paint is a game to put 3D modeling and painting at your fingertips with the power of Nintendo Switch touch screen. The brilliant artist Michelangelo thought that sculpting masterpieces such as David or the Pietà was actually pretty easy: “all I do is chip away everything that is not my statue”, he said. In Qbics Paint you will become a sort of Michelangelo: you will have to sculpt blocks with your own fingers to “free” the Qbics hiding within!
New Nintendo 2DS XL
Gamers of all ages can play in style with the New Nintendo 2DS XL system. It gives you the power of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system in a streamlined, affordable package—and plays a huge library of games in 2D. Colorful accents add style, while the sleek clamshell design makes it comfortable to hold.
Tackle evil with your friends . . . literally on July 28 in Miitopia.
Since the dawn of ever, warriors have banded together to fight evil. Now… Mii™ characters based on your favorite people must unite to do turn-based battle and save Miitopia! Cast them in roles across the kingdom, manage friendships, and give them jobs with distinct stats, abilities, gear, and a custom look. Then behold as awesomeness unfolds!
Guide your team of Mii™ characters on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the citizens of Miitopia™. As you watch with bated breath, Mii characters will mingle over food, camping, exercise, sleeping arrangements, and yes, combat! In these wild, yet traditional RPG battles, your party’s relationships affect the outcome. Enemies attack while you explore the world map, which is littered with hidden paths and treasures. Talk about a win-win!
Once again, Captain Olimar has crashed on an unknown planet. Fortunately, there are some familiar friendly faces to help him. Olimar's first 2D platformer will give you a new perspective on his adorably fierce partners. Touch the screen to throw Pikmin into action: swim with Blue Pikmin, fly with Winged Pikmin, and more to survive hostile wildlife, solve ecological puzzles, and escape!
Rugby League Live 4
Coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One July 28.
Rugby League Live 4 brings new innovations to the most popular rugby league franchise out there. It's now more realistic, more lifelike, faster, and deeper than any rugby league game that you have ever played before.
You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in everchanging caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Use corruptible abilities to take down massive bosses at the cost of your humanity. Engage in dynamic encounters against hordes of brutal enemies, each brought to life through painstakingly hand-drawn animations. Survive a mix of hand-crafted and procedural levels to achieve multiple endings. A new destiny awaits you each time you conquer the replayable action horror of this Metroidvania style adventure.
Moving on from games to film entertainment, we have almost as much content this week on the movie side. A lot of new home releases, some new to HD releases and a good crop of new stuff in theaters. So let's get things started with the only frisbees people still play with.
A seven-year-old boy (voice of Miles Christopher Bakshi) has his life turned upside down by his new brother, an infant known as the Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) who wears a suit and has the brusque manner of a businessman. However, the two are forced to get past their initial antagonism when they must work together on a mission of espionage involving the rivalry between babies and puppies.
In a future in which humanity and technology have begun to merge, a cybernetically enhanced policewoman (Scarlett Johansson) hunts a mysterious terrorist who can hack into his victims' minds and control their thoughts and memories. Her pursuit eventually leads her to discover the full truth about her traumatic past.
A bachelor named Frank (Chris Evans) tries his best to raise his seven-year-old niece Mary (McKenna Grace) in rural Florida. But when it's revealed that Mary is a budding math prodigy, Frank gets into a custody battle with his mother (Lindsay Duncan) over what's best for her future.
Dragon Ball Super completely ignores the story of Dragon Ball GT.
The worldwide phenomena from creator Akira Toriyama enters its third series. Picking up shortly after the end of Dragon Ball Z, Goku and friends try to enjoy peaceful times. This comes to an abrupt end when Beerus, the God of Destruction, comes looking for a fight with a “Super Saiyan God” and threatens to destroy the Earth if he is not satisfied.
An out-of-work screenwriter (Antonio Banderas) lets a mysterious drifter (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) stay at his home for the night, but his good deed quickly turns dangerous when his new houseguest tries to take him hostage and hijack his writing process.
In this female-centric thriller, a jilted ex-wife (Katherine Heigl) grows jealous of her former husband's new bride (Rosario Dawson) and decides to destroy the latter's reputation in an attempt to get her old life back.
The Final Master
A martial-arts master (Liao Fan) is tasked with defeating eight different self-defense teachers in order to open his own school for Wing Chun. In time, he becomes involved in the dangerous politics of the local martial artists.
LEGO Scooby-Doo: Blowout Beach Bash
Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party when the Ghost Pirates threaten to harsh the good vibes.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Slick's Pick of the Week)
The very first animated Batman movie comes to blu-ray for the first time ever!
The story describes the origins of Batman as it follows the Dark Knight's attempts to capture the elusive, deadly Phantasm who kills a crime lord and makes it look as if Batman did it, causing a media smear campaign against the Caped Crusader. At the same time, millionaire Bruce Wayne holds a party at his mansion. There he meets Councilman Arthur Reeves, the man behind the accusations.
Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who's willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
The Emoji Movie
Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone's very existence.
In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
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