We are now entering the second half of 2024, and the gaming world is gearing up for some exciting releases in July. This month, live-service games are taking center stage with highly anticipated titles like Final Fantasy 14’s new expansion, Dawntrail, hitting the shelves on July 2. Alongside it, Nexon’s The First Descendant and Hoyoverse’s Zenless Zone Zero will also be making their debut, promising a thrilling gaming experience for players.

In addition to these big releases, there are several smaller games that are worth keeping an eye on. From the slaycation simulator Dungeons of Hinterberg to the action-packed Anger Foot and the gun-slinging adventure Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, there is something for every type of gamer.

One notable delay is Frostpunk 2, which was originally set to launch on July 25 but has now been pushed back to September 20. Developer 11 Bit Studios cited the need to address feedback from the beta and add more features to ensure players have the best possible experience on day one. While disappointing, this decision shows the developer’s commitment to delivering a high-quality game.

For fans of Final Fantasy 14, the Dawntrail expansion brings new content to explore, including the tropical island of Yok Tural, two new playable classes, and a raised level cap. Xbox players will also finally get to experience the expansion on their consoles after the game’s recent launch on Xbox Series X|S in March.

The First Descendant offers a stylish loot-driven action game set on the planet of Albion, where players must use their unique abilities to fend off invaders and protect the continent of Ingris. Meanwhile, Zenless Zone Zero takes players to the streets of New Eridu, where they must create powerful avatars to combat monsters and keep the city safe.

As we look ahead to the rest of July, there are plenty of exciting titles to look forward to, including Aerial_Knight’s We Never Yield, Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus, and Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition. Whether you’re a fan of high-speed running, metroidvania gameplay, or nostalgic NES minigames, there’s something for everyone this month.

Overall, July is shaping up to be a busy month for gamers, with a diverse range of titles catering to different preferences and playstyles. Whether you’re a fan of RPGs, action games, or puzzle adventures, there’s plenty to keep you entertained as we head into the second half of the year. Be sure to mark your calendars for these exciting releases and get ready to dive into some new gaming experiences!