July is a holiday month, or it would be if our calendar had not been turned upside down because of the new coronavirus pandemic. 

And while schools are studying the resumption of classes and commerce resumes its activities, even with the pandemic in full swing, the games market is also beginning to show signs of acceleration, with a more busy schedule than many expected.

It also draws attention, the number of exclusives allocated in a single month, with no less than two games dedicated to the PlayStation 4 and a third on the Switch being some of the biggest releases of July. 

We still have the return of major franchises in new and old versions, in addition to the return of Formula 1 in games coinciding with the return of the category on the real tracks.

Check out the list of the most anticipated game releases for July 2020 below.

1. Marvel's Iron Man VR (07/03)

Your chance to wear the Iron Man armor as close to reality as possible will be given by the connection between PlayStation 4 and PS VR. 

In the new game from Casa das Ideias, an exclusive for the Sony platform, we assume the role of the hero in an action clearly inspired by the films we have seen so many times in theaters, but with its own additions that only a game could bring.

Whoever tested the title at events like the Brasil Game Show, for example, knows that Iron Man VR is capable of delivering. Even though we have simple challenges and a disconnected plot from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the sensation provided by the mixture of sound and images in virtual reality is one that promises to satisfy any fan of the hero.

Marvel's Iron Man VR arrives on July 3 and is exclusive to the PS4 and can only be played by those who own the PlayStation VR.

2. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (7/10)

Announced by surprise during the cycle of events that replaces E3 2020 and has been happening over the past few months, the new spin-off marks the return of the series that brought Koji Igarashi back into the spotlight - a place that, for many, he never it really came out. 

With graphics in the best Nintendinho style and retro gameplay like the one that enshrined the creator, the idea of ​​the sequence is to expand concepts, while maintaining the same style as the original.


New characters with different combat styles are added, as well as different possibilities spread across the scene. 

However, the simple and thought-provoking style of the first Curse of the Moon was maintained, as well as the difficulty options that embrace both veterans of the genre and those who are just starting out or want an experience that is not absolutely challenging, as only Iga is capable of delivering.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.

3. Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise (7/10)

Another unusual sequence, also by a cultured Japanese creator, brings back a franchise of horror and peculiar investigation in itself. 

Whoever heard the whistle music has never forgotten it and will now be able to hear it again with the return of Detective Francis York Morgan and his bizarre investigations (and behavior).

The protagonist of the time is FBI agent Aaliyah Davis, who reopens an old mysterious case solved by the character of the first game, 14 years earlier. 

Their stories intertwine amid the very peculiar production style of director Hidetaka Suehiro, who does not hide his excitement about returning to the franchise 10 years after the original release.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

4. F1 2020 (10/07)

Things would not work so well if they were planned to be this way. The Formula 1 season returns this weekend, in a limited way, and next Tuesday (10) it also arrives at games in a way that we will not see in real life, with all the tracks of the complete competition and the debuting circuits that, unfortunately, had to stay for 2021 because of the new coronavirus pandemic.


Between the complete reproduction of drivers, tracks, and the circus of the competition, F1 2020 brings us a great novelty: the My Team mode. 

For the first time, instead of starting his career excluding one of the current athletes, the player will be able to create his own team and compete alongside the originals of the season, taking care not only of the performance on the tracks but also of the relationship with sponsors, technical development, hires of companions and statements to the press.

F1 2020 will have versions for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. A special edition has Michael Schumacher as the center of retro content, with cars and tracks from the competition's past and moments from the driver's career.

5. Ghost of Tsushima (7/17)

The exclusive that, for many people, closes the cycle of games dedicated to PlayStation 4 is closer than ever. 

Even before fans overcome the tear cloud of The Last of Us Part II, we went on a completely different journey in the shoes of the last samurai on the island that gives the game its name, which takes on the name of ghost due to its stealthy and violent style to be.

We are in feudal Japan and at the height of the Mongol invasion of the country. While the enemy's military tactics take the nation still based on traditionalism by surprise, Tsushima ends up becoming the last defense barrier before the opposing army reaches the mainland. Jin Sakai sees himself as the last hope for his land.

Ghost of Tsushima is exclusive to PlayStation 4.

6. Paper Mario: The Origami King (7/17)

Japanese culture is also a theme in the July exclusive for the Nintendo Switch but in a completely different way. 

Here, one of the nicest sub franchises of the most famous plumber in the world takes on an air of creativity and the old style of casual RPG by the hands of Intelligent Systems, which has worked on previous games in the franchise.


In the story, King Olly once again wants to control the world starting with Princess Peach's castle. The problem is that this time, he also dominated Bowser's army, which leads the classic villain to join forces with Mario to learn origami and free everyone, in a game that brings references to company classics, hidden secrets, and powers based on the ability to fold paper.

Paper Mario: Origami King is a Switch exclusive.

7. Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break (7/21)

The proposal of the ACE Team game is to promote a tour of legends and historical periods, but in a very different way and with a lot of destruction. 

Rock of Ages is a relatively unknown franchise, but it has been active for about a decade with a very peculiar style, with a focus on physics and the fight between large rocks (or giant pieces of cheese) and soldiers and concrete structures.

It is a somewhat unusual approach to the tower defense style, with one player being responsible for controlling the boulder and another preventing the advance to its base. 

The computer can assume this role if the user wants to play alone, while the main novelties of Make & Break, in addition to the scenario customizations that the title already indicates, are split-screen gameplay and support for up to four people at the same time. in the arena.

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break will have versions for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch.

8. Crysis Remastered (07/23)

Now even your Nintendo Switch will be able to run Crysis - and if it depends on the history of those responsible for the conversion, it will do a great job in that regard. 

One of the classic PC games and the result of jokes about performance reaches new heights this month and resurfaces 13 years after its original release, now in versions for the current platforms.


Crytek's promise is that what was beautiful back there will become even more interesting now, with higher quality textures and improved lighting effects, as well as effects and settings that make use of modern technologies. 

On the Switch, where everyone's doubts are, the transposition will be made by Saber Interactive, which brought a competent version of The Witcher 3 to the Nintendo console.

The remastering of the first Crysis will also be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

9. Destroy All Humans! (7/28)

This is another July celebration that brings a lot of classic names back. And again we are talking about a franchise that is not necessarily megapopular, but adored by your people, who missed the trash and fun style of this alien invasion in the best Mars Attack style !.

As the name says, the objective here is to destroy all humans and, to do this in the mid-1950s, the player must use artifices ranging from destructive lasers and flying saucers with high firepower to mind control systems, monsters giants and cows. 

Anything goes to dominate the planet and overthrow the greatest threat from any foreign force, whether from inside or outside the Earth: the United States government.

In addition to the PC, Destroy All Humans! will have versions for PS4 and Xbox One.

10. Grounded

In a month full of exclusives, it is clear that Microsoft would not be without yours. The company closes July with the cooperative action of Obsidian Entertainment, responsible for titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, and many others. 

Here, however, the footprint is a little different and, since we are on the topic, it also reminds us of the backyard of times gone by.

In controlling children who are reduced to the size of ants, the objective of the game is to survive the threats from the home garden and find resources while looking for a way to return to the original form and understand exactly what happened. Along the way, spiders, ladybugs, and bees pose a literally huge threat.

Grounded will be released for PC and Xbox One, still in early access, with the full version scheduled to arrive in 2021.