The Games of August

Week of 8/6

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (PS4/XB1): 4-in-1 Timeless Adventures – Experience the legacy of long-time video game icon Mega Man with these four most recent classics from the core series: Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9 & Mega Man 10. Includes the Mega Man Museum – Explore the legacy of these games’ original releases with a historic archive that includes hundreds of development materials such as concept designs, sketches, production art, and more.

World to the West (PS4/XB1): In World to the West you play as four characters named Lumina the Teslamancer, Knaus the orphan, Miss Teri the mind bender and the gloriously mustachioed strongman, Lord Clonington, each hailing from individual nations and with their unique identities and abilities. Explore untamed jungles, frozen tundras and the mysteries of an ancient prophecy. Be careful though, because nothing is ever what it seems.

Week of 8/13

Sudden Strike 4 (PS4/PC): Developed as a fully-fledged series entry and not a remake or reboot, Sudden Strike 4 sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of World War II. Commanding the British and American, German or Soviet armies, you will lead over 100 different units into battle, including the German Heinkel He111 bomber, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and even the notorious German Panzerkampfwagen VI “Tiger”.

Sonic Mania (PS4/XB1/Switch): 2D Sonic is back in an all-new adventure! The classic Sonic experience returns with brand new twists. Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Harness Sonic’s new Drop Dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman’s robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets! This all-new experience celebrates the best of Classic Sonic, pushing the envelope forward with stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics. Welcome to the next level for the world’s fastest blue hedgehog.

Troll And I (Switch): Deep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumored to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creature being sought by the hunters. Thus begins the perilous adventure of Troll and Otto. Together, the unlikely friends embark on a journey through treacherous territory plagued with rivals. Natives to the forest, Troll and Otto must use their inherent skills to sneak, strategize, and battle their way back home. The forest is filled with unknowns, and teamwork is pivotal to staying alive.

Agents of Mayhem (PS4/XB1): This brand new game is a take on the recent comic book and superhero phenomenon, and the revival of the Saturday morning cartoon. The developers of the highly acclaimed and hugely successful Saints Row series have taken it to the next level once again, and created their own comic hero universe. Recruited from around the world, a group of unique and diverse Super Agents are set loose on the city of Seoul to save it from the destructive schemes of the evil supervillain organization LEGION (League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations).

Week of 8/20

Madden NFL 18 (PS4/XB1): This is Madden like you’ve never seen it. Powered by the Frostbite engine, Madden NFL 18 introduces Longshot, a football redemption story you can play. Your decisions lead forgotten prospect, Devin Wade on the pursuit to fulfil his NFL dream in the first ever Madden story mode. Team up and dominate the gridiron with your friends in MUT Squads and play each matchup to your liking new Play Styles: Arcade, Simulation, and Competitive. Play the best real-world NFL matchups each week in Play Now Live! New stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes bring the spectacle of NFL gameday to life in the most photorealistic game to date.

Minecraft Story Mode (Switch): Be the hero of a grand adventure in the Minecraft universe! Embark on a perilous quest across the Overworld, to the End, and beyond. With a team of friends at your side, and a troubled land in need of heroes, your decisions – what you say and do – drive the story around you, so choose wisely! Features fan favorites Stampycat, DanTDM, CaptainSparklez, StacyPlays and LDShadowLady.

The Escapists 2 (PS4/XB1): Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels. You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom!
Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!

Uncharted – The Lost Legacy (PS4): In order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer, Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross (from UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End). Venturing deep into India’s Western Ghats mountain range, Chloe and Nadine must learn to work together to unearth the artifact and fight their way through fierce opposition to prevent the region from falling into chaos.

F1 2017 (PS4/XB1): Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. With an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offl ine, F1 2017 is the most complete and thrilling F1 videogame ever.

Week of 8/27

Warriors All-Stars (PS4): 30 playable characters from 12 of Koei Tecmo’s most iconic franchises: NIOH, DEAD OR ALIVE, NINJA GAIDEN, DYNASTY WARRIORS, SAMURAI WARRIORS, TOUKIDEN, DECEPTION, NIGHTS OF AZURE, ATELIER SOPHIE, NOBUNYAGA NO YABOU, RIO, HARUKANARU TOKI NO NAKA DE. Multi-Story, Multi-Ending Free Scenarios in a Warriors-Style Game. Discover treasure items related to the different franchises through battle, adding a collection element to the game. Unleash devastating combination attacks with other members of your party.

Dead Alliance (PS4/XB1): Dead Alliance is a multiplayer first-person zombie shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world, where former military bases stand intact and are the only remaining city-states. Players will shape teams to strategically take control of bases across maps infected with walkers. Using varied loadouts from guns to pheromone grenades, players will also use the zombies themselves as weapons against opposing factions, turning them into undead allies. To stay alive, you must face off against enemy armies and gruesome, man-eating killers – all while attempting to capture and control as many bases as possible. The world is a wasteland and your only hope for survival is to use the dead…or join them.

Yakuza Kiwami (PS4): In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 – the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake exclusive to PlayStation 4. That means every visual element was optimized for the 1080p/60fps environment, every line of the script was re-recorded by series actors and for the first time in the West, gamers will be able to hear the original Japanese language track.

Everybody’s Golf (PS4): Everybody’s Golf is a new game for PS4! Anybody can play golf with three simple button clicks. The wide variety of customization, unique game modes and newly added activities can deliver fun golfing experience for Hot Shot Golf fans and new players.  New activities – Fishing, karting and collecting items across the courses can deliver additional fun on the green. *Some online mode will require a PS Plus membership

Pillars of Eternity – Complete (PS4/XB1): Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience on PC, comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, this fall! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers. From there, it released to broad critical acclaim, won dozens of awards, and has been a fan favorite on the PC. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version, including all DLC and expansions in a single package.and controls.

ARK Survival Evolved (PS4/XB1): Prepare for the ultimate dinosaur-themed adventure! Stranded on a mysterious prehistoric island, you must explore its vast biomes as you begin to hunt, harvest, craft tools, grow crops and build shelters to survive. Use cunning and skill to kill, tame, breed, and even ride Dinosaurs and other primitive beasts living on “The ARK.” Advance your technology from primitive stone tools to T-Rex-mounted laser cannons, as you team up with hundreds of players online or enjoy a solo Jurassic experience.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch): The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.

Resident Evil Revelations (PS4/XB1): The fear that was originally brought to players in Resident Evil Revelations returns redefined for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. In addition to the thrilling campaign storyline, this latest version of Resident Evil Revelations will also include the fan favorite Raid Mode. Raid Mode, which was first introduced to the series in the original version of Resident Evil Revelations, sees gamers play online in co-op mode or alone in single player taking on the hordes of enemies across a variety of missions whilst leveling up characters and earning weapon upgrades.