'The Expanse: A Telltale Series' (2023) | Image: Telltale Games

Best New Games Coming in July 2023

I don’t think storms hurtling dinosaurs into the future was what Dr Ian Malcolm meant when he said, “Life finds a way”. Yet that’s what you can expect if picking up Capcom’s new multiplayer shooter Exoprimal. With or without the prehistoric creatures, July is shaping up to be another stellar month of gaming goodness.

For those who prefer flying solo, Nintendo drops Pikmin 4 on Switch, and the classic Jagged Alliance franchise returns to PCs. There’s also a narrative-driven game based on Amazon’s The Expanse series. And yes, we are am aware that it was a book series first. But the game is based on the streaming series. It even features the same actor. Find all this and more (like king fu and pirates) by exploring the best new games of July 2023.


Fans were hoping for a Dino Crisis remake. Instead, Capcom’s giving us Exoprimal. This competitive co-op experience sees two teams of five players race to complete objectives while staving off swarms of prehistoric creatures.

With a dinosaur storm on the horizon, hordes of history’s most ferocious creatures are appearing around the globe. You and your cutting-edge combat suits are all that stand in the way. Prepare to take down a rampaging triceratops one moment before defending a downed aircraft from raptors the next. Matches climax in confrontations between squads – or can even see rivals join forces to defeat a common enemy, like the terrifying Neo T. Rex.

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: July 14

Pikmin 4

Pikmin are back! Nintendo’s take on the Lemmings are going on a fourth outing for Switch. Use the Pikmin’s might and some strategy to survive a mysterious planet. These plant-like creatures are to be grown, plucked and commanded to overpower enemies and assist in making your escape.

Pikmin 4 introduces a new protagonist, a new ice-type Pikmin and a pet dog – Oatchi. The resident good boy is a reliable partner who can help smash obstacles and carry Pikmin through challenging terrain.

  • Platform: Switch
  • Release date: July 21

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

Inspired by the popular Amazon series, The Expanse: A Telltale Series places you in the space-fairing boots of Camina Drummer to explore the uncharted edges of The Belt. Travelling aboard the Artemis, players scavenge wrecked ships, survive a mutiny and combat space pirates while making difficult choices that affect Camina and her crew.

The Expanse is the latest adaption from Telltale, known for its acclaimed narrative adventures, including The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Set before the events of the Amazon series, newcomers can enjoy the experience without requiring knowledge of the show or books. The new game will be released in an episodic format with a new entry every two weeks.

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  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: July 26

Remnant II

Remnant II is the sequel to 2019’s Remnant: From the Ashes. This action-adventure game pits solo or co-op players against deadly creatures and god-like bosses as they explore terrifying new worlds.

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A mix of frenetic ranged and melee combat is complemented by customisable, upgradable gear required to take on increasingly powerful threats. Branching questlines and loot rewards fill the dynamically generated dungeons and areas, encouraging exploration and multiple visits. Players must rely on their skills and their team to overcome the toughest challenges and stave off humanity’s extinction.

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
  • Release date: July 25


Viewfinder is a mind-bending first-person experience where players reshape reality by placing found objects into the world. Photos, paintings, sketches, screenshots and postcards come to life and are explored for secrets and answers to the impossible.

Viewfinder is described as a player-driven experience that’s approachable for someone who wants some relaxing puzzles to solve but also rich in content and world-building for those who wish to learn more.

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5
  • Release date: July 18

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

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.

Shape everything through your conversations and dialogue choices. Forge a deep friendship with an old acquaintance from high school or ignore a lost fisherman in need. Your choices impact who Riley becomes, your relationships, and the story options available at every turn.

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is also available on mobile devices, free for those with an active Netflix subscription.

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Switch
  • Release date: July 12

Jagged Alliance 3

The country of Grand Chien is thrown into chaos when the elected president goes missing, and paramilitary forces seize control. The president’s family hires a group of skilled mercenaries (you) to bring order to the country.

Jagged Alliance 3 is a narrative-rich tactical turn-based adventure with an RPG structure. Players recruit mercs, take out enemies, loot and customise to suit personal preferences. Play solo or with a friend in online co-op, train the locals, grow your team and make decisions that decide the country’s fate.

  • Platform: PC
  • Release date: July 14

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

Here’s a throwback. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons reimagines the classic 80s-90s franchise with a new art style and arcade-like beat ’em-up gameplay. Choose from 13 playable characters and clean the streets of gang activity.

Play solo or with a friend in local co-op and select two characters each for a tag-team approach to unleashing combos and special moves. The new Double Dragon is also said to feature rogue-like elements and a dynamic mission select function so that no two playthroughs will be the same.

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
  • Release date: July 27

Disney Illusion Island

And here’s another throwback. Early ’90s gamers may recall the platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Well, Mickey’s back, and he’s brought some friends. Disney Illusion Island features Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they team up to explore a mysterious island on a quest to save the world. Up to four players can work together in co-op using each character’s unique abilities along the journey. The art style is pretty sweet too!

  • Platforms: Switch
  • Release date: July 28

DLC – Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island

Microsoft’s long-running pirate adventure scores a sweet crossover with the legendary Monkey Island series. Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island is a major story expansion featuring Guybrush Threepwood, LeChuck, the used ship salesman and other familiar faces for a new adventure full of plunder, peril and plenty of laughs.

  • Platforms: PC, Xbox
  • Release date: July 20

July 2023 Video Game Release Dates

  • Synapse (PSVR2) – July 4
  • Gimmick! Special Edition (PC, PS4, Switch) – July 6
  • Gylt (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – July 6
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie (PC, PS5, PS4, Switch) – July 7-14
  • The Valiant (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – July 11
  • Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals (PC, PS5, PS4, Switch) – July 12
  • Testament: The Order of High Human (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – July 13
  • Exoprimal (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – July 14
  • Jagged Alliance 3 (PC) – July 14
  • Viewfinder (PC, PS5) – July 18
  • Blackout Protocol Early Access (PC) – July 19
  • Homeseek (PC) – July 20
  • Immortals of Aveum (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – July 20
  • Sea of Thieves: Legend of Monkey Island DLC (PC, XBX/S, XB1) – July 20
  • Unholy (PC) – July 20
  • Pikmin 4 (Switch) – July 21
  • Remnant II (PC, PS5, XSX) – July 25
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PC) – July 26
  • The Expanse: A Telltale Series (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – July 26
  • Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – July 27
  • Disney Illusion Island (Switch) – July 28

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General FAQ

What video games are coming out in July 2023?

Some of July’s new game releases are Exoprimal, Pikmin 4, Remnant II, Jagged Alliance 3, The Expanse: A Telltale Series, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, Disney Illusion Island and Viewfinder, to name a few.

Is Oxenfree II: Lost Signals coming to Xbox?

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is not coming to Xbox. At least, not at launch. The anticipated sequel debuts on PC through Steam, PlayStation, Switch and on mobile, free for those with an active Netflix subscription.

Does Exoprimal feature crossplay?

The good news is YES! Exoprimal officially supports crossplay functions across all platforms. Players on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One can play with or against one another via the Capcom ID system – a single account that can be accessed across games and web services.

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