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July 2018 Video Game Releases

July 2018 Video Game Releases

July is going to be an interesting month for video game releases. Remasters, new RPG’s, and some controversial games are making an appearance. With the recent conclusion of E3 2018, the world waits in anticipation for all the major blockbusters announced at the conference. However, sometimes all that coverage can cover up a hidden gem scheduled to release the month after the impressive event.

Don’t miss a thing with the July video game releases list below. The first 5 are the Gigamax Games July picks and the complete list is below the top 5.

Shining Resonance Refrain (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) – July 10th

The upcoming Japanese RPG developed by Media.Vision and published by Sega was originally released on December 11th,  2014. Now, it’s coming back and this mystical adventure has another chance at life. Shining Resonance Refrain has an interesting and intricate backstory that has the potential to catch any fantasy game fans attention.

Earthfall (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – July 13th

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Gamers that enjoyed the cooperative shooter, Left 4 Dead might have a hard time turning down a chance to play Earthfall. A team of 4 are pitted against hordes of aliens. Earthfall wants to bring back gameplay style the massive hit Left 4 Dead perfected. The story focuses on the government failed attempt to fend off an alien horde that landed on Earth in a meteorite. Average citizens have to answer the call and stand up for humanity.

Octopath Traveler (Switch) – July 13th

Square Enix brings the world their new adventure RPG, Octopath Traveler to the Nintendo Switch. Eight travelers are on a quest to explore the world of Orsterra, each has their own unique story to tell. The game company stated that no DLC will be coming to Octopath Traveler because the studio explained they are releasing a complete game. This is a bold claim in the current video game market as DLC’s have become commonplace. The main questline is expected to take between 50-60 hours or 80-100 hours of content if gamers explore all the side quests and search for everything else the game has to offer.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (3DS, Switch) – July 13th

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Originally released on Wii U, those with a Nintendo Switch and the 3DS will have another chance to play Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. New miniature courses based on the smash hit Super Mario Odyssey are included in the new Switch and 3DS version as well. The puzzle game is based in a visually stunning world that is sure to shine on the Switch. The hybrid console version will even include a two-player mode.

No Man’s Sky (Xbox One) – July 24th

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Xbox fans will finally have a chance to try the highly controversial, No Man’s Sky. After its initial, massively criticised release, the team at Hello Games worked feverishly to address fans concerns and the Xbox One release has the potential to receive a much warmer welcome. Gamers know what to expect and along with all updates, Xbox One gamers have a lot more to do within the massive sandbox Hello Games created.

July 2018 Video Game Releases

Red Faction: Guerilla Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – July 3rd

Mushroom Wars 2 (Switch) – July 5th

Warhammer 40K Inquisitor – Martyr (PS4, Xbox One) – July 5th

MGXP Pro (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – July 10th

20XX (PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – July 10th / July 11th
Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – July 13th

Sonic Mania Plus (Switch, PS4, Xbox One) – July 17th

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – July 24th

Train Sim World (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – July 24th

Sleep Tight (Switch, PC) – July 26th



Valkyria Chronicles 4 Officially Announced

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Officially Announced

Sega issued an exciting announcement today. The company officially revealed Valkyria Chronicles 4 and gave it a release window of Spring 2018. Also revealed was that the highly anticipated RPG is making its way to the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The Next Step In The Adventure 

The fourth installment of the series is set in the same timeline as the previous entries, taking place in 1935 with a World War II inspired battle taking place between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. In a press release from Sega they offered more insight into the story behind Valkyria Chronicles 4, “Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war. Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria… and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.”

Valkyria Chronicles 4 keeps the same tactical RPG style the previous entries are famous for. Combat is handled in the game’s strange blend of turn-based strategy, RPG, and third-person shooting. A new class is also being added to the game currently known as The Grenadier along with more battleship support options.  The developers are still keeping their unique art style in the game that is inspired by water color paintings.

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The long-term composer for the series, Hitoshi Sakimoto, will be returning to make the soundtrack for the game. Sega also released a teaser website for the game to help build hype, but as of now, there isn’t much content to be found.

This is an exciting announcement for anyone that has followed this long-running series since 2008. As we draw closer to Spring of next year, more details are sure to be released so be sure to keep checking back with for all the latest in gaming news and industry updates.


Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: New Final Fantasy Fighter

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: New Final Fantasy Fighter

Square Enix offered some additional information about the closed beta for their upcoming Final Fantasy fighting game, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Last month the company announced they will be holding a closed beta but now gamers have an idea when they can play. Between August 25th and September 3rd, select players will have the chance to give this arcade fighter a try.

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Registration is now live and gamers have until August 20th to sign up for their chance to try out Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. North and Latin American players can sign up here and other regions can visit this site to register. Unfortunately be prepared for bad news, as with any closed-beta acceptance is going to be limited.

This game looks like it’s going to be an epic adventure. Come take a look at some Dissidia Final Fantasy NT below.

It isn’t the first time Square Enix released a Final Fantasy fighter. For the 20th anniversary in 2008, they released a similar fighting game for PlayStation Portable, Dissidia Final Fantasy. The North American version released back in 2009. This latest title should be an exciting revisit, with new characters and the incredible power of the modern console. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 with an expected release in 2018.

Get Your Final Fantasy Fix Today

For those not lucky enough to be chosen for the closed-beta, they’ll have to survive on gameplay footage from the lucky few until its release or an open-beta. However, Gigamax Games does have some Final Fantasy video’s to get you through the year. Be sure to keep checking back for new episodes and the latest gameplay.

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Dynasty Warriors 9 Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The developer behind Dynasty Warriors 9, Koei Tecmo, announced which platforms will be receiving the upcoming installment of this long running franchise. Everyone assumed the game would appear on PlayStation 4 as usual but the developer confirmed the game would also be playable on Xbox One and PC via Steam.

Dynasty Warriors 9 marks the next main game in the series of high intensity action combat games set in the East. Humongous battles and hack-and-slash combat still lie at the core of the series but this time around the developers are trying something new. A new approach to level design is being taken. Instead of only navigating battlefields, players will be able to travel across a sprawling open world set in China. Fans will get to roam the Great Wall, wander bamboo forests, and climb snowy mountain tops.

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Who Doesn’t Like New Stuff?

Also new to the series are a few tweaks to the tried and true combat system so familiar to fans. A new twist to the combo system has been implemented that involves hits adapting to the enemy’s state and polishing them off with an intense finishing blow. Players will also be able to interact with the world around them thanks to a context sensitive action system. Scale mountains with a grappling hook, smash a pot against someone’s head, or ignite an oil barrel and throw it at enemies. These are all options the new system opens up.

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A release date has yet to be set for Dynasty Warriors 9 but plenty of games from the studio will precede it. Warriors All-Stars will hit the PS4 and PC on August 29th as well as the second Nintendo spinoff, Fire Emblem Warrior, which will release on the Switch sometime this fall. We here at Gigamax are huge fans of the Dynasty Warriors series so we will be sure to keep a close eye on the upcoming installments. Be sure to keep checking back for more information!


Absolver Is Almost Here: What To Expect

Absolver Is Almost Here: What To Expect

Fighting games and more fighting games, they’ve been on a roll. From For Honor to Injustice then around to Tekken 7, the industry continues to embrace this classic format.  Sloclap, the developer of the new title Absolver wanted to do something a bit different. Absolver is a break from the norm and it looks as though there will be plenty of content to enjoy. Things have been relatively quiet in regard to media coverage but it’s quickly picking up as the release date approaches.

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Sloclap is a new studio made up of former Ubisoft Paris developers. Absolver will be their first title and they’re already making waves with their “online combat RPG”.  sloclap, absolver, latest games, gigamax, gigamax games

“We think the world would be a much better place if there were no guns,” creative lead Pierre de Margerie.  He continues, “Then we could finally focus on important things, like sword fighting and how to kill a man with one punch.”

What’s Different? 

Players will have the option of choosing between three different classes or ‘styles’. The first is the Forsaken style which has a concentration on parrying. The Kahlt Method’s special ability allows them to absorb damage. Finally, Windfall style is a master in avoiding attacks. Each one of the three different styles uses their special ability to set up special combinations to destroy their enemy.

Though these are the three main styles, according to the trailer there are others to be found as players advance through the game. Beyond just being able to choose different styles, there is even more customization in regard to specific moves for each variation.

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It may seem like just another fighting game but Absolver does something a little bit different that could mean big things for the genre as a whole. Dubbed a multiplayer combat RPG, players can group up to fight their way through dungeons. This could add an interesting element to the game, making it more than just another fighter.

Expected to drop on PS4 and PC on August 29th, it won’t be long until gamers get their hands on this unique fighter. The first time the world got a hint of Absolver was E3 last year and people have been patiently waiting to see what this game has to offer. With little coverage, the trailer gives a decent look at the different combat styles and mechanics.

Come take a step into the world of Absolver and learn about the Prospects journey as they hone their combat skills.

Big News, Stay Tuned!

Gigamax Games was lucky enough to be put on the watch list for a review copy of Absolver. We have our fingers crossed and hope that we’re able to offer a preview into how the game actually plays. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this anticipated fighter and will report back with any updates or insight into Sloclaps new release.

Fighting games have always have a special place in the gaming communities heart. They continue to perform well and the new powerful consoles allow these developers to add in even more exciting content. Be sure to check back on to keep updated on any new information, the review and Absolver gameplay.



Ark: Survival Evolved Patch 257.0 Out Now on PC

Sh-ARKs With Frickin Lasers Beams

Popular dinosaur survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved just received the biggest patch the game has ever seen. Players who log back in will see a ton of new content to explore such as new gear, creatures, caves and various other changes. Interested in seeing the patch in action? Check out the trailer for it below.

The studio ,Wildcard has been hard at work fixing and tweaking one of the game’s newest additions, the Tek Tree. This science fiction themed skill-tree is receiving a bunch of new items for fans to experiment with. The Tek Cloning Machine gives players the ability to clone whichever dino they want, a Tek Saddle let’s players ride the dangerous Megalodon and a new Tek Turret is available to protect those hard earned bases.

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The update also adds a new raid like cave into the game. This high level dungeon is set in an active volcano and gives players access to the new ascension system. If a player is able to beat every boss, complete the cave and kill the final boss, then they’ll be able to ascend and gain access to a harder version of the raid like event.

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Four new dinos are also making their way into the game along with an alpha version of the Megalodon. New alpha drops for all alpha level creatures have been added and new sounds for a bunch of the existing dinos. Check out the full list of patch notes below for a look into the details.

Ark: Survival Evolved – Patch Notes

-New Dino: Giant Bee
-New Dino: Daeodon
-New Dino: Liopleurodon
-New Dino: Kentrosaurus
-New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
-New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
-New Structure: Tek Turret
-New Weapon: Tek Grenade
-TEK Cave & Volcano
-“Ascension” Game Progression
-More UI overhauls
-New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
-Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
-15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
-Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)
-Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in single player
-The Center mega-update!
-Engram Tree REVAMP. Forced respec and Max Level set to 100 (before Ascension)! You won’t lose your levels or experience, unless you were above 105 which you’ll be reset to 100.
-New Emote
-Anglers can now gather pearls.

Additional patch notes

-New Alpha Megalodon
-New Alpha item drops for all alpha creatures: Alpha Mosasaur Tooth, Alpha Tuso Eye, Alpha Rex Tooth, -Alpha Raptor Claw, Alpha Megalodon Fin, Alpha Leeds Blubber, Alpha Carno Arm.
-New creature sounds for the: Carno, Dire Bear, Bronto, Saber, Scorpion, Giga, Dragon, Broodmother, and Megapithecus.

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For a full list of Ark: Survival Evolved new content check out this forum post that details every single change coming to the game. The update is only  on PC for now but the PS4 and Xbox One version are coming soon. Gigamax Games will be sure to update you the minute it’s announced for console so be sure to keep checking back with!



Nier: Automata DLC – Coming ‘Soon’

Nier: Automata DLC: “3C3C1D119440927”

Nier: Automata is a game to remember for more reasons than one. A strange story and unique gameplay, this DLC will turn it up a notch. Dubbed “3C3C1D119440927”, it’s turning heads with the introduction of new enemies. Players will be fighting the CEO of Square Enix and Platinum Games, Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato, respectively.

According to the Square Enix press release, the DLC for Playstation 4 and Windows PC will be available ‘soon’.  A Japanese-language livestream aired on April 17th which announced a May 2nd release date and its cost, 1,500 yen. It’s not confirmed whether this will be the same for North America. The 1,500 yen is about $13 USD which hits at around a $15 price point. However, as of now the release date is still not confirmed for North America, but the price seems to be close. 

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Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato

Below is Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato fight. Interesting is the best word to describe this wacky encounter. If you haven’t seen much of Nier, this will look even more absurd.


What Else To Expect

Beyond the exciting new battles, the DLC introduces new challenges, costumes, gear and hair dye. The new costumes are a tribute to the first Nier. 2B gets a new look based on the outfit Kaine wars in the first game. 9S and A2 both get new costumes based on the first game’s protagonist.
The multi-genre RPG is definitely a break from the norm, thrilling and unique, it keeps interest high throughout the story. Be sure to check back soon for coverage of ‘3C3C1D119440927’, it’s offer to have some surprises along the way.

Gamers curious about what Nier: Auutomata has to offer can watch the video below. The DLC is definitely eye catching, but the game might not be for everyone.



Nier: Automata Let’s Play with Gigamax

Nier: Automata brings a unique experience to to the 21st century gamer. The multi-genre RPG truly blew us away. Seamlessly switching between different game styles, the game stays fresh every step of the way. Staying interesting and exciting is something this game does very well.

With five alternative endings, replayability is high. The Gigamax Let’s Play for Nier: Automata covers the entire prologue, but expect many more videos in the near future. You’ll be able to see some crazy boss fights and even find some tips, tricks and secrets as Gigs and Mack progress through the story. This first section of the game offers a particularly great look at what makes Nier such a treasure.

Below, you will find the Nier: Automata playlist where the crew trucks through the first section of the game. Gigs has the controls for this attempt, and it’s his first time playing the multi-genre RPG so things get interesting. Thank you all so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoy!

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Shadow of War Officially Confirmed by Warner Brothers

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Yesterday’s leak that Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be coming out August 22nd in North America has been officially confirmed by Warner Bros. Monolith Productions is making this game much larger than its predecessor, Shadow of Mordor.  The nemesis system not only dynamically creates Orc generals but also shapes the open world as well. Players will not just be facing Sauron this time but his Nazgul mounts well. Below you’ll find the official announcement trailer that gives a cinematic look into the story of the game.

Original Story

The next title in the “Shadow of Mordor” series is on the way according to an accidental early listing on US retailer Target’s website.

This listing for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War was initially spotted by NeoGaf. The release date on the now removed leak was set for August 22nd which means that developer Monolith Productions is preparing for an announcement soon, most likely E3. According to the description, the game will contain the Nemesis system from Shadow of Mordor. This system required players to systematically eliminate a randomly generated hierarchy of Orc’s to eventually kill the leaders.

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Middle Earth: Shadow of War will continue the story of Talion and Celebrimbor, the hero and his ghost friend from Shadow of Mordor. The dynamic duo is back and looking to forge their own ring of power so they can take on the dark lord, Sauron.

The listing also details that the game will have the industry standard “Gold Edition” priced at $100 USD. This edition will contain two nemesis expansions, two story add-on’s and a “Gold War Chest.” The Nemesis expansions were also detailed and will contain a new Orc tribe, enemies, missions and more. The story expansions will have a new campaign with a different playable character.

Gigamax Games was a huge fan of the first entry in the Shadow of Mordor series and we are very excited for the latest entry. While it is unfortunate that the game was accidentally leaked before the developer was ready to show it off, it is nice to see the positive response and genuine hype for the sequel. Be sure to check back at Gigamax Games for more details on this developing story.


Fallout 4: Walking Through The Wasteland In Virtual Reality

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Bethesda Game Studio’s announced their plans to take on Fallout 4’s wasteland and create a fully playable Virtual Reality experience. The project was announced at Bethesda’s 2016 E3 press conference with not much information leaking after the fact. Imagine, Fallout 4 playable in VR from start to finish. Now, some new information is available and producer Todd Howard assures us, “VATS in VR is awesome.”.

No VR games on the market today are anywhere near the size and depth of Fallout 4. Usually linear or arcade like, a fully open world with all the complexities Fallout 4 has to offer will surely be an industry first. This Bethesda hit has already offered countless hours of highly immersive gameplay. The option to play in VR will surely bring us right back to this incredible game.

The release is still to be determined for Playstation VR, but it seems to be an obvious choice for Bethesda. Fallout 4 sold over 640,000 console digital copies on the first day. Nearly a third of their total units sold on launch. It would be a shame to leave out a third of their audience when offering such an incredible experience. However, there could be some performance issues when it comes to the Playstation VR. This consumer level VR device is substantially less powerful than most PC setups.

Producer Opens Up

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“Fallout is going great. There’s a lot of work to be done, but it’s super exciting. We are doing the whole game. You can play it start to finish right now, and the whole thing really works in terms of interface and everything.” Producer Todd Howard explains. He continues on, “I will say that Fallout works because of the interface. The Pip-Boy is on your wrist and we’ve been able to present so that it works the way you expect. You look and there it is. The fact that the gunplay is a bit slower than in a lot of games has certainly helped us but we have VATS, so you can pause or slow down the world. I assure you, VATS in VR is awesome. We love it.”

This move offers some hope about the future of VR. Instead of becoming a gimmick, it seems as though developers are willing to take the chance. The newly refined VR systems are beautiful pieces of technology and Bethesda’s move to create this experience for Fallout 4, is a refreshing sign.

We’ll keep a close eye on the latest developments surrounding Fallout 4 in Virtual Reality. Check back soon for more!




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