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Game releases July 2020: The most important game highlights

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Ghost of Tsushima

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The second half of 2020 starts with some new game highlights. We present the most important game releases in July 2020 and the titles you should look out for.

The Last of Us Part 2 was undoubtedly the biggest game highlight of the past month and was completely convincing in our review. Sim-racing fans also got new food with the console conversion of Assetto Corsa Competizione. But what's going to happen in July? Today we take a look at the game releases in the upcoming month.

Trackmania

  • Platform: PC
  • Release: July 1

The legendary esports racing series will finally enter its next round in July. The latest offshoot, simply called Trackmania, is a remake of the popular classic Trackmania Nations and comes as a Free2Play title without any costs. It offers the finest arcade races with lots of loops and stunts. It will be a feast.

Video credit: Eurogamer Germany via YouTube

Marvel’s Iron Man VR

  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Release: July 3

To be honest: who hasn't dreamt of becoming a superhero and saving the world? Marvel's Iron Man VR on the PS4 makes it possible. We squeeze into the high-tech suit of Tony Stark to stop the hacker Ghost. An action game designed purely for Sony's PlayStation VR set, we're in the middle of the action ourselves. The hottest VR game since Half-Life: Alyx.

Marvel's Iron Man VR will be released on July 3 for PS4

In Marvel's Iron Man VR you take the role of Tony Stark. (Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

F1 2020

  • Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia
  • Release: July 10

Shortly after the start of the new Formula 1 season in Austria, the official game for the royal class of motorsport, F1 2020, enters the next round. Once again this year the developers at Codemasters have some exciting new features in tow. First and foremost is the MyTeam mode, in which we create and manage our own racing team to win the world championship.

Video credit: F1 Games from Codemasters via YouTube

Death Stranding

  • Platform: PC
  • Release: July 14

The new game from mastermind and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is one thing above all: quite special. About a year ago, actor Norman Reedus set off on his trip through the USA in Death Stranding on the PS4. In mid-July, PC gamers will also be able to enjoy this unique game, which can't be compared to anything we've ever played. Death Stranding is something you have to experience and decide whether it's a masterpiece of more of a walking simulator.

Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima will be released on July 14 for PC

What Death Stranding's about is hard to say. (Image credit: Kojima Productions)

Rocket Arena

  • Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Release: July 14

At EA Play Live, Electronic Arts announced Rocket Arena, a new, competitive arena shooter with squeaky colorful comic graphics. The game is scheduled for release on July 14. All we know so far is that two teams of three players each will be competing in ludicrous duels. It could be good. Or not.

Video credit: Rocket Arena via YouTube

Paper Mario: The Origami King

  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release: July 17

Nintendo's iconic plumber, Super Mario, has mastered everything. From karting to golf to tennis to football. In the Paper Mario series, launched in 2000, the mascot with the red cap is trying his hand at the role-playing genre, but the series will be taken to the next level on July 17 with Paper Mario: The Origami King. This time, Mario will be transported to a crazy world of folded paper.

Video credit: Nintendo via YouTube

Ghost of Tsushima

  • Plattform: PlayStation 4
  • Release: July 17

The samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima will be the last major exclusive title for PlayStation 4, set on the island of Tsushima in 1274 during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. In the skin of the last samurai, you must fight back the invasion under the leadership of Khotun Khan and ensure Japan's independence. The technically impressive open-world game wants to score with varied gameplay and is one of the hottest games of the year.

Video credit: IGN via YouTube

Skater XL

  • Plattform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Release: July 28

Good times for fans of fun sports games. Even before Tony Hawk's Pro Skater returns as a remake, we'll be swinging ourselves onto the board with Skater XL. Compared to the skateboard classic, however, this one is much more realistic. After a long early access phase on the PC, the game will finally be released in its final version on July 28. Are you ready for flips and grinds?

Video credit: IGN via Youtube

More news from the world of esports and gaming can be found on EarlyGame, for example, the most successful indie games and the best PC games on Steam in 2020.

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