The games of July 2010

Traditionally, July is a pretty dry month for game releases. Most of the big titles have either already hit shelves, or won’t be released until late fall so as to jump on the ever-more-crowded (but still lucrative) holiday-release bandwagon. This July, however, is a little different. There’s not a great deal to look forward to, make no mistake, but there are a few high-profile games – including a few long-awaited platform exclusives – lurking on the near horizon that should be worth your attention. Here’s what you should watch out for, and when (based on US release dates):