NextPlay Picks: July 2023

NextPlay Picks - June 2023

May was such a massive month for 2023, and it came with the breathtaking Tears of the Kingdom, the disappointments that were Redfall, AFL23, and The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. Hopefully July can make up for it with games like Pikmin 4, Oxenfree II, and Exoprimal lined up for the month. Here are our NextPlay Picks for June 2023.

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

Release Date: July 12 | Developer: Night School Studio | Publisher: Netflix
Platform: Android, PlayStation 4, iOS, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch

TVs turn on and off. Planes lose radar. Radio stations can’t broadcast through the static. In the small coastal town of Camena, unnaturally occurring electromagnetic waves are suddenly causing interference with electrical and radio equipment. Reluctantly, Riley Poverly returns to her hometown to investigate the mystery, but what she finds is more than she bargained for.


Release Date: July 14 | Developer: CAPCOM | Publisher: CAPCOM
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox Series X|S

The year is 2040…
Sudden dinosaur outbreaks have engulfed the globe in a crisis that threatens humanity’s very existence.​​

Yet all hope is not lost. The corporation Aibius has developed a hyper-advanced AI called Leviathan that can predict the location of future outbreaks. This technology, along with Aibius’s revolutionary powered suits, or exosuits, gives humanity a fighting chance to stem the tide of the saurian swarms. Exosuit pilots, otherwise known as exofighters, are in high demand. Take the exofighter aptitude test and join the ranks of Aibius’s heroic pilots in their fight to stave off the extinction of the human race.


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.

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.

Remnant II

Release Date: July 25 | Developer: Gunfire Games | Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
Platform: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Remnant II is the sequel to the best-selling game Remnant: From the Ashes that pits survivors of humanity against new deadly creatures and god-like bosses across terrifying worlds. Play solo or co-op with two other friends to explore the depths of the unknown to stop an evil from destroying reality itself. To succeed, players will need to rely on their own skills and those of their team to overcome the toughest challenges and to stave off humanity’s extinction.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

Release Date: July 27 | Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox Series X|S

In the near future on the outskirts of the asteroid belt, a bloody mutiny breaks loose on the Artemis. You take the role of XO Camina Drummer, where your choices determine the fate of the ship. What will you do with the truth, Bosmang?

Disney Illusion Island

Release Date: July 28 | Developer: Dlala Studios | Publisher: Disney
Platform: Nintendo Switch

Join Mickey & Friends on a quest to explore the mysterious island of Monoth and recover three mystical books to save the world from disaster! Choose your favorite character and unlock special abilities as you perform high-flying platforming feats, solve fun puzzles, and take on epic boss battles. Run, swim, swing, and jump your way through a beautiful yet mysterious island and discover rich biomes, intriguing characters, and hidden secrets!

These are our NextPlay Picks for July 2023. Let us know on our socials what games you’re excited about this month!

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