New Games Coming Out This Week: July 17, 2023

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Each week, NextPlay brings you the newest games hitting digital stores and storefronts. While we can’t include every game released, we strive to highlight the ones that have caught our interest. So without further ado, let’s have a look at a selection of new games coming out this week!

Lisa: Definitive Edition

Release Date: July 18 | Developer: Dingaling | Publisher: Serenity Forge
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S

LISA: The Painful – Definitive Edition is the newly updated version of the original quirky side-scrolling RPG, set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Olathe. Beneath the charming and funny exterior is a world full of disgust and moral destruction. Players will learn what kind of person they are by being FORCED to make choices permanently affecting the gameplay. Make sacrifices to keep your party members alive, whether it’s taking a beating for them, losing limbs, or some other inhuman torture. In this world, you will learn being selfish and heartless is the only way to survive…


Release Date: July 18 | Developer: Sad Owl Studios | Publisher: Thunderful
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC

Viewfinder is a puzzle game where you can reshape the world around you by taking photos with an instant camera.

Cross Tails

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: Rideon | Publisher: Kemco
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S

What will the tails witness after a crossing tale? A tactical RPG that portrays a fantasy story of a war between the canine and the feline tribes playable from both points of view.

Ducky’s Delivery Service

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: CT Matthews | Publisher: CT Matthews

Propeller-powered duck delivery action! In Ducky’s Delivery Service, you are a duck who uses a propeller backpack to fly around and deliver mail. Master the flight physics, grow your delivery business, fulfill special delivery requests from other ducks, and earn time attack ranks and high scores.

Lakeburg Legacies

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: Ishtar Games | Publisher: Ishtar Games

Lakeburg Legacies is a social-based village management sim focused on pairing up your townsfolk to make the best, most effective families in order for your kingdom to grow and thrive.

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: Capybara Games | Publisher: DotEmu
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is a unique mix of puzzle, strategy and RPG: Plan your every move and combine your attacks to defeat your enemies in matching puzzle inspired battle scenarios, upgrade your heroes and creatures to unleash increasingly devastating attacks onto your opponents, and let the strategic thinker in you lead your troops to victory.

Punch Club 2: Fast Forward

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: Lazy Bear Games | Publisher: tinyBuild
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S

You have come here to read game descriptions and play fighter management sims…and you’re all outta descriptions.

Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: Rare | Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X|S

Split across three hilarious Tall Tales packed with secrets and side-quests, Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island invites pirates to meet classic characters, in a new narrative that brings the iconic locations of Monkey Island to the Sea of Thieves.

The Sims 4: Horse Ranch Expansion Pack

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: The Sims Studio | Publisher: Electronic Arts
Mac, PlayStation, PC, Xbox Series X|S

Work hard and play hard with animal friends and your own stretch of land in The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack.

The Wandering Village

Release Date: July 20 | Developer: Stray Fawn Studio | Publisher: Stray Fawn Studio
Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S (currently available on Linux, Mac, PC)

The Wandering Village is a city-building simulation game with survival and rogue-like elements. Build a village on the back of a giant, wandering creature, farm crops and forage resources to keep your villagers alive and form a symbiotic relationship with your giant host to survive together in a hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world.


Release Date: July 20 | Developer: Duality Games | Publisher: HOOK

Open the doors between your everyday reality and a dark unholy world to unveil the mystery of the disappearance of your child. Explore both worlds to find clues, solve puzzles, decide whether you infiltrate or fight brutal enemies and stand up to an aberrant establishment.

Pikmin 4

Release Date: July 21 | Developer: Nintendo | Publisher: Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

Meet Pikmin, small, plantlike creatures you can grow, pluck, command, and overpower your enemies with! These curious helpers come in different types—fire is no sweat for Red Pikmin and the brand-new Ice Pikmin can freeze enemies and the environment. Use your Pikmin’s miniature might (and a bit of strategy) to explore this mysterious planet.


Release Date: July 21 | Developer: Analgesic Productions | Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Nintendo Switch (currently available on Mac, PC)

In this story-driven 3D platformer, explore Sephonie Island’s massive cave network, and link with unidentified species using the novel Puzzle Grid system. Explore the island’s depths as shipwrecked biologists Amy, Ing-wen, and Riyou, whose personal histories come to bear on the shifting spiritual landscape of the island depths.

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