This Week In Games: Pokemon Unite & Cris Tales

This Week In Games: Pokemon Unite & Cris Tales
Image: Cris Tales (Steam)

July’s really heating up. While this week isn’t as stacked as what’s coming at the backend of the month, the next 7 days still has a lot to enjoy, starting with Pokemon Unite and the gorgeous Cris Tales.

The stunning time-bending RPG, which took inspiration from real-life Colombian landmarks for its scenery, is out this week. The JRPG-inspired indie has stood out with its art style from the day it was announced, so it’ll be good to see how the rest of the gameplay holds up when it drops on July 20. (It’ll be an Xbox Game Pass game, too.) But Cris Tales isn’t alone in the pretty indie department. Death’s Door, the next game from the makers of Titan Souls, launches tomorrow as well. Don’t forget AR Witcher too — Witcher: Monster Slayer officially launches later this week, although Australians have had access to a beta for a while.

And that’s just the start of a super packed week. The wild Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed drops on July 21, the farmland life of Sims 4: Cottage Living, and the release of Orcs Must Die! 3 on platforms that aren’t Google Stadia. Also: the Pokemon MOBA is finally here, albeit only on the Switch for now.

Lots to kick on with, then. Here’s the leaderboard for the next seven days:

Image: Steam

  • Pokemon Unite | Switch
  • Death’s Door | PC, Xbox
  • Cris Tales | PC, Switch, Xbox, PS4, PS5
  • Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector | PC
  • Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed | Switch, PC
  • The Witcher: Monster Slayer | iOS, Android
  • Sims 4: Cottage Living | PC, PS4, Xbox
  • Last Stop | PC, Xbox, Switch
  • Orcs Must Die! 3 | PC, PS4, Xbox
  • Where The Snow Settles | Xbox
  • Noosphere | PC
  • Song of Farca | PC
  • Mini Motorways | PC
  • Rogue Company | PC (Steam)
  • FATAL TWELVE | Switch

Small but powerful little list, especially for JRPG or Pokemon fans. Let’s begin, however, by stepping back into the world of Warhammer and the turn-based strategy of Battlesector.

Lots to enjoy there. And even if nothing takes your fancy, there’s plenty of good games on sale right now — and a lot of games just around the corner. (Seriously next week is going to be loaded: The Forgotten City, Flight Simulator on consoles, The Ascent, NEO: The World Ends With You, Chernobylite, NiER on phones, Tribes of Midgard, Samurai Warriors 5, hell, even a new Contra.)

See anything you like this week?


  • I’m definitely getting Pokemon Unite because while Pokemon Unite is a free downloadable game that’s coming to Nintendo Switch on July 21 this week there is an even bigger but electrifying bonus for you Alex if you sign in into Pokemon Unite before August 31 you will get a Zeraora Unite licence to use Zeraora in Pokemon Unite.
    Now that will keep the thunder rolling as part of Pokemon 25th anniversary because while both the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl remakes on Nintendo Switch are only 4 months away from release and that Pokemon Legends Arceus is only a year away from it’s early release in January 2022.
    Pokemon Unite is definitely something to try out Alex because this free downloadable game is developed by Tencent Games.
    So what are you waiting for?

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