There’s a fair bit happening this week, just to throw us all for a loop when we’re settling into the summer release drought fugue state.
First up is Splatoon 2, the Switch’s next big thing. The first game was excellent but arrived late in the Wii U’s lifespan; hopefully the Switch’s excited new install base means this family-friendly but frantic shooter gets even more attention. Did you join the Splatoon 2 Splatfest demo this weekend?
Speaking of shooters, be sure to check out the Destiny 2 beta, which is going to go big this week. PS4 players can jump in on Tuesday if they have pre-order or bonus access codes, while everyone else has to wait a day or more. For all the information on that, check out our guide to redeeming Destiny 2 beta codes and start times information.
A couple of hot indies are spreading to new platforms this week, too. Amazing stop-start action scene choreography affair Superhot arrives on PS4, while emotional walking simulator What Remains of Edith Finch hits Xbox One.
New video game releases for July 17 through July 23
Tuesday, July 18
Destiny 2 beta early access (PS4)
Orcs Must Die Unchained (PS4)
99 Vidas (PS3, PS4, Vita, with cross-buy)
Children of Zodiarcs (PS4)
Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (Vita)
Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire (PS4)
RobotRiot: Hyper Edition (PS4)
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PC, PS4)
Wednesday, July 19
Destiny 2 beta early access (Xbox One)
Moon Hunters (Xbox One)
What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox One)
Thursday, July 20
Gigantic (PC, Xbox One)
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Android, iOS)
Lone Echo (Oculus Rift)
Galaxy Blaster (Wii U)
Friday, July 21
Splatoon 2 (Switch)
Destiny 2 open beta (PS4, Xbox One)
Superhot VR (PSVR)
Conga Master (PS4)
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