It’s a new month and it’s already chock-full of video game news. (Peep that Crysis Remastered delay.) Today, we got word of Limited Run Games’ yearly showcase, Worms Rumble for PlayStation 5 (among other platforms), July’s new Xbox Game Pass titles, and a lot more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on July 1, 2020.
Limited Run Games Yearly Show Will Air Next Week
Limited Run Games will be revealing “dozens” of physical games as part of its annual showcase. The company has hosted an E3 presentation for the past couple years, and although the convention isn’t happening this year, Limited Run will still have games to show as part of an online showcase.
It will air on July 8 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT as announced via its official Twitter account.
LRG3, our yearly show with dozens of physical game announcements, is in ONE WEEK!
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) July 1, 2020
Worms Rumble Is Headed to PS5 and More Later This Year
The PlayStation 5 games keep getting announced and the latest is Worms Rumble, a competitive multiplayer game from Team17 releasing sometime later this year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Worms franchise. As announced on Twitter, Worms Rumble will feature real-time combat, as well as competitive 32-player matches.
It’s headed to PS4, PS5, and PC. Regardless of which platform you get it for, it’ll feature cross-play.
Introducing Worms Rumble, a new era for Worms!
👥32 player online matches
⚔️Battle Royale & Deathmatch modes
Coming to PS4, PS5 and PC late 2020.
Wishlist now: https://t.co/7QgZDryJzg #PlayStationIndies pic.twitter.com/DHBP3XbGD0
— Worms (@WormsTeam17) July 1, 2020
July’s Xbox Game Pass Selection Includes Some Heavy Hitters
With each new month comes a new selection of Xbox Game Pass titles, and July’s list is full of heavy hitters. Microsoft announced subscribers would gain access to the following:
- Out of the Park Baseball 21
- Soulcalibur VI
- CrossCode (July 9)
- Fallout 76 (July 9)
In addition, various sets of DLC will be available, including the following:
- Minecraft Dungeons: Jungle Awakens
- Sea of Thieves: The Greatest Tales Never Told
- State of Decay 2: Green Zone & The Plunder Pack
All of these are available right now to Game Pass subscribers unless otherwise noted.
Dead Cells Has Surpassed 3 Million Copies Sold, Alongside “Update of Plenty”
Popular roguelike Dead Cells has surpassed yet another major sales milestone, surpassing 3 million units sold worldwide since its release in August 2018. This news comes alongside the game’s latest update, titled Update of Plenty, available now on PC and soon on consoles.
It features lots of smaller quality-of-life improvements such as weapon nerfs, buffs, and tweaks to the in-game economy. Congratulations to the developers at Evil Empire and Motion Twin for the success with Dead Cells.
Xbox One Summer Game Fest Will Include Demos for a Slew of Titles
From July 21 – July 27, Microsoft will host an Xbox One Summer Game Fest Demo Event, featuring demos for at least 75 games. Some of the titles are as follows:
- Cris Tales
- Destroy All Humans!
- The Vale: Shadow of the Crown
- Raji: An Ancient Epic
- Welcome to Elk
The demos will be playable from the Xbox dashboard — many of which are akin to early press betas for games that won’t be out for a while, so plenty is subject to change in the final products. The demos will only be available for one week, so make sure you keep checking in to play as much as you can.