Video game and comics week: The First Descendant and Creepy, other protagonists of the cultural sphere

Taking advantage of the last breath of the summer period we are preparing to face another week full of premieres in the interactive entertainment sector and, as usual, we have prepared a complete compilation with the video game which will be released between July 1 and July 5, 2024 for Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, mobile devices and PC. Among the main releases of the coming days is, ‘Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail‘, the long-awaited extra content package that promises to bring more than just a new narrative line to massive multiplayer. We also keep track of ‘Resident Evil 7‘, which makes its debut on iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max devices, as well as for all iPad and Mac with the M1 chip or later. Ultimately, ‘The First Descendant‘ is a free shooter with cutting-edge graphics, which hopes to captivate the audience with frenetic action and science fiction elements. for consoles and PC.

Besides ‘The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak‘ is also planned to be released these days on PS4, PS5, Switch and PC along with other interesting independent proposals, such as ‘Templar 2‘ and ‘Asylum Nightmares‘ on PC, or the Xbox Series adaptation of ‘Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders‘, among other new features. In any case, and for the same price, we also bring together some of the most outstanding publications of the week in comic format to complement our leisure offer. Will you join us to discover all these new features and some more?

Video games of the week

On Monday we open the month of July with ‘100 Hiddensaurs‘ (PC); ‘Apple Clicker‘ (PC); ‘Asylum Nightmares‘ (PC); ‘Box Dog‘ (PC); ‘Conquest Reforged‘ (PC); ‘Crestfallen: Medieval Survival‘ (PC); ‘CyberWave‘ (PC); ‘Dark Laws‘ (PC); ‘Dogs‘ (PC); ‘Galactic Tennis‘ (PC); ‘Get Those Bugs‘ (PC); ‘Golf Around! Lite‘ (PC); ‘Halmaverse‘ (PC); ‘Raspberry‘ (PC); ‘Scott Whiskers in: the Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw‘ (Switch); ‘Shion‘ (PC); ‘Space Shooter‘ (PC); ‘Super Power Man‘ (PC); and ‘Survivor World‘ (PC).

The premiere of ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard‘ (iPhone); ‘The First Descendant‘ (PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One); ‘Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail‘ -DLC- (PS5, PC, Xbox Series X/S); ‘Ancient Sacrifice‘ (PC); ‘Deadly Fight‘ (PC); ‘Drive Me Crazy‘ (PC); ‘Food Truck Simulator‘ (Switch); ‘Hot Blood‘ (PC); ‘Mad World Survivors‘ (PC); ‘Run, Run at Marathon!‘ (PC); ‘Steel Warrior‘ (PC); ‘Templar 2‘ (PC); and ‘The Battle Cats Unite!‘ (Switch);

July 3rd is reserved for ‘Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders‘ (Xbox Series X/S); ‘4 in a row‘ (PC); ‘Meh‘ (PC); ‘Multiplayer RPG‘ (PC); ‘MyRummy‘ (PC); ‘Rolmi‘ (PC); ‘Star Beads‘ (PC); and ‘Virtual Presenter Room‘ (PC).

On Thursday it’s time for the coming out party for ‘Air Hockey: Casual Table Arcade‘ (Switch); ‘Red alert‘ (PC); ‘Amber Alert‘ (PC); ‘Art of Glide 2‘ (Switch, PC); ‘Beat Typing‘ (PC); ‘Brain Training!! Number Search‘ (Switch); ‘Burger Kombat‘ (PC); ‘Clock Creator: My Pendulum Clock‘ (Switch); ‘Doot-Type‘ (PC); ‘ELEVATE‘ (PC); ‘Epic Astro Story‘ (Xbox One); ‘Fruits‘ (PC); ‘Game Over‘(PC); ‘Giraffe‘ (PC); ‘Home Run High‘ (Xbox One); ‘Innerchild VR‘ (PC); ‘Mini Golf League: Sports Simulator‘ (Switch); ‘Paper io 2′ (Xbox One); ‘Poop‘ (PC): ‘Replik Survivors‘ (PC, Switch); ‘River Tails: Stronger Together‘ (Switch); ‘Scholar’s Mate‘ (Xbox One); ‘Sir Happenlance‘ (Switch); ‘The Five Covens‘ (Switch); ‘The Heights‘ (PC); and ‘Uphill Stunt Driver: Extreme Racing Simulator‘ (Switch).

On Friday, July 5, we close the news agenda with ‘Bouncy Chicken‘ (Switch); ‘Breakthrough‘ (PC); ‘Calculate It‘ (PC); ‘Castaway Soul‘ (PC); ‘Chrono Commando 2053‘ (PC); ‘Chupacabra Hunt‘ (PC); ‘Cyber ​​Citizen Shockman Zero‘ (Switch); ‘Daydam Knight‘ (PC); ‘Dune Mechanic: Survive The Steampunk Era Prologue‘ (PC); ‘Early Mellow‘ (PC); ‘Garden Warfare: Crab Invasion‘ (PC); ‘Hexalert‘ (PC); ‘Highway Zombie Survival – Car Apocalypse‘ (Switch); ‘Seafarer’s Gambit‘ (PC); ‘Shadow Puppet‘ (PC); ‘Summer Games Beach Volley‘ (Switch, PC); ‘The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak‘ (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC); ‘The Pyrite Talisman‘ (PC); ‘Void Reaper‘ (PC).

The First Descendant – Released July 2, 2024

Platforms: PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

The next bet of Nexon Korea takes the form of a next-gen, cross-platform, third-person looter shooter built with Unreal Engine 5Here players take on the role of ‘The First Descendant’, an efficient warrior with supernatural powers, tasked with exploring the planet and fighting hostile forces that threaten humanity.

Announced in 2021, the game was met with great enthusiasm thanks to the promise of a “unique and immersive” experience. It is set in a dystopian future where humanity is forced to search for a new home on an alien planet. Its gameplay focuses on the concept of “loot”, that is, the collection of increasingly powerful items and weapons during missions. Players, both solo and in co-op mode with up to 4 companions, will face objectives of increasing difficulty to obtain better rewards and equipment.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail -DLC- – Released July 2, 2024

Platforms: PS5, PC, Xbox Series X/S

The “Dawntrail” expansion of ‘Final Fantasy XIV‘ promises to bring to massive multiplayer something more than a new narrative linesince, taking advantage of its arrival, Square Enix is ​​also promoting a true “plastic surgery” for the format, which will receive its first technical and visual adaptation of the last decade. Applauded by most of its users, the renovation process entails a slight increase in its minimum requirements. In addition to changing the appearance of the players, the set will also improve the quality of its environments and textures. Although it is linked to ‘Dawntrail’, the new look of the video game will not apply exclusively to users who buy the expansion, since the graphical overhaul arrives together with the free patch 7.0, which also debuts on July 2.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – Released July 2, 2024

Platforms: iPhone

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard‘, one of the most highly rated entries in Capcom’s Survival Horror series, is coming to the App Store for iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, as well as all iPads and Macs with the M1 chip or later. The remake includes Improved controls with a new auto-fire feature. This addition will open the possibility of automatically firing weapons after aiming at enemies for a certain period of time. But it also supports Bluetooth-compatible controllers for iPhone, iPad and Mac, which offer an experience closer to that of home consoles. The installment is responsible for marking a new direction for the series, taking advantage of its roots and opening the door to a new experience. With a change to the first-person perspective and photorealistic visual effects, the video game presents Ethan Wintersa man whose search for his missing wife leads him to a sinister southern farm where he must fight to survive.

Paper releases

In the publishing scene we open the week with the publication of the first compilation volume of ‘Creepy‘, the famous magazine by editor Jim Warren, which shook the world of graphic storytelling in the early 1960s with hair-raising adventures. For its part, ‘Image Anniversary #01‘, in the hands of Planeta Cómic, is also another of the most anticipated volumes of the season, which in 2024 celebrates 30 years since the independent North American publisher began publishing in Spanish at the end of the last century. Next, we witnessed with shock ‘Batman: Prey and Terror‘, a sequel to the previous success directed by Doug Moench with illustrations by Paul Gulacy, where Strange shares the bill with the Scarecrow, another villain with whom he has a lot in common.

Creepy #01/29 / Image Anniversary 01/02Planet Comic

Creepy #01/29 – Planeta Cómic

Editor Jim Warren’s magazine took the graphic storytelling world by storm in the early 1960s, as artists like Joe Orlando, Alex Toth, Wallace Wood, Frank Frazetta and many others reached new artistic heights with their takes on classic and modern horror tales. For the next 20 years, no publication did more to bring quality horror stories to comics than Creepy, and this series resurrects those now-untraceable original issues. So gather up your wooden stakes, your blood-covered axes and all the skeletons from the darkest depths of your closet, and prepare for some spooky adventures.

Image Anniversary #01/02 – Planeta Cómic

The American publisher Image began its journey in 1992, but the first versions of Planeta translated into Spanish took no more than two years to be published. This allows them, now in 2024, to properly commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the landing of the house founded by figures such as Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld and Jim Lee. So this year they will dedicate it to publishing the series ‘Image Anniversay’, a special event in which authors from all eras of the publisher will pay tribute to the one that established the American independent as we know it today. In this first issue you can expect series that will continue throughout the collection, with authors such as Geoff Johns, Andea Mutti, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr, as well as special stories by Mirka Andolfo, Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo, among others.

Batman: Prey and Terror
Batman: Prey and Terror ECC Editions

Batman: Prey and Terror (Great Batman Graphic Novels) – Ecc Editions

Hugo Strange was one of Batman’s first enemies, but history relegated him to the background when the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler and company began to appear. However, this obsessed man has continued to leave us memorable stories like the two included in this volume. Doug Moench, legendary scriptwriter of the Dark Knight’s adventures, teams up with cartoonist Paul Gulacy in Prey and also in Terror, a sequel to the previous one where Strange shares the bill with another villain with whom he has a lot in common: the Scarecrow.