The summer is well and truly here, but there are no signs of any gaming droughts. That said, July's selection of PlayStation 4 titles makes for the shortest 'Promising PS4 Games' list that we've had to write all year. Let's hope that the phrase "quality over quantity" applies here.

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That's You (PS4 Exclusive)

Publisher: Sony
Release Date: 4th July

With the PS4 already a firm fixture in the core gamers’ home, Sony’s now looking to the mainstream market to catapult the console to 100 million units. Enter the PlayLink line: a suite of software designed to be played with smartphones, removing the barriers of pesky DualShock 4 controllers. That’s You – the first game in the series – is an interactive ice breaker, where you’ll be snapping photos of your friends and family, responding to quiz questions, and exploring your inner-artist. It’ll also be free for PlayStation Plus members.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4 Exclusive)

Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: 11th July

A divisive release back in the day, Final Fantasy XII was like no other Final Fantasy before it. A battle system that essentially allowed the game to play itself and a huge, segmented world still stand as defining features alongside a story that's stuffed with political intrigue. The Zodiac Age brings the PS2 classic back to life with shockingly polished visuals and a slick new job system. Fans obviously can't wait to play it all over again, but will its enhancements be enough to draw in both newcomers and those who weren't enthused the first time around?

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PS4 Console Exclusive)

Publisher: Prideful Sloth
Release date: 18th July

A tranquil open world title, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles offers something a little different. It's already being compared to games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing, and there's definitely a hint of Zelda in there, too. You'll craft, fish, befriend animals, take on quests, and explore a gorgeous looking land all at your own pace. We actually interviewed developer Prideful Sloth about the release not too long ago, so feel free to give that a read if you're eager to learn more.

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Fallen Legion (PS4, Vita Exclusive)

Publisher: YummyYummyTummy
Release date: 25th July

Fallen Legion is an attractive action RPG that boasts a branching story. Rather than grinding for experience points, combos and crazy attacks are the order of the day as you take control of up to four party members at once. The gameplay sounds pretty neat and the hand-drawn art style's a real eye-catcher - here's hoping that it turns out to be another must-have PS4 role-playing release.

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Fortnite

Publisher: Epic Games
Release date: 25th July

Fortnite as a project has been on and off for what feels like an eternity - but it's finally launching next month. The game's all about scavenging resources during the day so that you can build reliable shelter for the night as monsters close in from all angles. Mental melee weapons and a whole range of guns mean that loot is a big factor, and naturally, you can team up with friends and attempt to survive as a group. Assuming its troubled development hasn't left the finished product full of holes, Fortnite should be good fun.

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Pyre (PS4 Console Exclusive)

Publisher: Supergiant Games
Release date: 25th July

The latest title from Bastion and Transistor developer Supergiant Games, Pyre is yet another lovely looking project. An RPG with a strategic sounding battle system, the release comes across as a carefully crafted adventure - especially when you take its branching narrative into account. Indeed, the game promises no game over screen, so you'll have to learn to live with the consequences of your actions. Intriguing stuff.


July isn't quite the bumper month that was June, but it's still got some tasty looking games. What do you think of next month's selection? Vote for your most anticipated title in our poll, and then feed us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Which July 2017 release are you most looking forward to? (73 votes)

Fallen Legion

1%

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

42%

Fortnite

10%

Pyre

11%

That's You

7%

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

23%

Other

5%

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