Upcoming Video Game Releases - August 2018

Upcoming Video Game Releases – August 2018

With summer soon wrapping up and school starting up again, here are the latest video game releases coming out this month!

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August 1, 2018

Yakuza 0

Platforms:
– PC (previously released on PlayStation systems)

Story:

December 1988 – Japan
The winter was chilly but electric in Kamurocho, the premier entertainment district in the east. Here, money buys luxury, and luxury is a way of life. With the nation’s economy at the height of a boom, the people of Kamurocho believed that nothing they could wish for was out of reach. But there are some places where money only goes so far.

A vacant lot. A humble square of concrete and weeds, hardly the size of a parking space.

The Kamurocho 21st Century Revitalization Project is underway, and to own the land is to hold the power. Whoever can obtain the final piece in the puzzle, this tiny patch of ground, will have the leverage to change the balance of the city and spearhead a mammoth commercial property known as the Millennium Tower. Two men are flung into a conflict they do not yet comprehend. Those in power have every intent of burying them in this sea of change, unaware that they were setting events into motion that would give birth to legends.

August 3, 2018

WarioWare Gold

Platforms:
– Nintendo 3DS

Story:

When Wario realises he’s out of money, he sets out to make some cash – and fast. After asking some old “friends” to make some games for him, Wario plans on hosting the greatest video game tournament of all time to scheme his way to deep pockets! With a 10 thousand coin fee per entrant, he’s sure to achieve his goal of getting rich quick – though he’s offered a whopping 10 million coins as the winning prize! Will it be you who walks away with it all, or will the zigzag-‘stached man himself scheme his way out of the promised jackpot in the heist of the century?

Wario’s problems don’t end here though – he’s also stolen a rather heavy piece of golden treasure, and someone’s after him to get it back!

August 7, 2018

Dead Cells

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC, Mac, Linux)
– Nintendo Switch
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, Castlevania-inspired action-platformer, allowing you to explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle… assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers.

To beat the game, you’ll have to master 2D “souls-lite combat” with the ever-present threat of permadeath looming. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

Overcooked 2

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– Nintendo Switch
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons … it’s time to save the world (again!)

You’ve saved the world from the Ever Peckish. Now a new threat has arisen and it’s time to get back in the kitchen to stave off the hunger of The Unbread!

August 9, 2018

Layton’s Mystery Journey DX

Platforms:
-Nintendo Switch

Story:

Solving mysteries runs in the family! With Professor Layton’s whereabouts unknown, it’s time for his daughter Katrielle to take centre stage in LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy for Nintendo 3DS family systems!

The story this time begins with Katrielle setting up the Layton Detective Agency on Chancer Lane, determined to prove her worth and hoping that the exposure will help her to uncover clues regarding her missing father’s whereabouts. Whizzing around London on her trusty bicycle, solving case after unlikely case, Katrielle will become embroiled in a quizzical quest that eventually leads to her unwitting discovery of the Millionaires’ Conspiracy.

Monster Hunter: World

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)

Story:

NOW COMING TO PC! Battle gigantic monsters in epic locales.

As a hunter, you’ll take on quests to hunt monsters in a variety of habitats. Take down these monsters and receive materials that you can use to create stronger weapons and armor in order to hunt even more dangerous monsters.

In Monster Hunter: World, the latest installment in the series, you can enjoy the ultimate hunting experience, using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement.

Once every decade, elder dragons trek across the sea to travel to the land known as the New World in a migration referred to as the Elder Crossing.

To get to the bottom of this mysterious phenomenon, the Guild has formed the Research Commission, dispatching them in large fleets to the New World.

As the Commission sends its Fifth Fleet in pursuit of the colossal elder dragon known as Zorah Magdaros, one hunter is about to embark on a journey grander than anything they could have ever imagined.

Ōkami HD

Platforms:
– Nintendo Switch

Story:

Experience the critically acclaimed masterpiece (now on the Nintendo Switch) with its renowned Sumi-e ink art style in breathtaking high resolution. Take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf, on a quest to defeat Orochi, an eight-headed demon and tyrannical monster responsible for turning the world of Nippon into a ruined wasteland.

Yakuza 3

Platforms:
– PlayStation 4

Story:

Yakuza 3 is the next cinematic chapter in the prestigious video game saga offering an authentic, gritty and often violent story set in modern day Japan. Following the events of the previous game, Kazuma and Haruka (his adopted daughter) have left Kamurochoto to seek a new life in Okinawa where they manage an orphanage for children. However, their peaceful life is soon interrupted when a series of events unfold pulling Kazuma back into the shadowy past he thought he had left behind. Now remastered for the PlayStation 4 system, the rich story and vibrant world of Yakuza 3 lets players engage in intense brutal clashes within the streets of Okinawa, and the pulsating and often dangerous city of Tokyo where only the strongest will survive.

August 10, 2018

Madden NFL 19

Platforms:
– Windows PC
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

Madden NFL 19 is set to take digital football to new heights with features like Real Player Motion and game-changing control and responsiveness. This season is set to build on the success of previous seasons with added depth to community favorite game modes like Madden Ultimate Team and Connected Franchise. Those who purchase the Hall of Fame Edition get access 3 days early along with one of five upgradable Elite Legends. Select either Terrell Owens, Brian Urlacher, Rod Woodson, Dan Marino, or Terrell Davis and add them to your lineup to start dominating opponents.

We Happy Few

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC, Mac, Linux)
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules.

August 14, 2018

Death’s Gambit

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– PlayStation 4

Story:

Death’s Gambit is a challenging Action RPG set on a medieval world shrouded in mystery, tortured by the immortal souls who call it home. Each boss represents a unique challenge that will require you to think outside of the box. Scale their colossal sword, or maintain balance on a precarious platform, all while finding the right time to strike! Every weapon comes with its own set of abilities. Equip and arrange your equipment to find powerful synergies and combinations to create a build all of your own. Through the tundra wastes of the Obsidian Vale, across the Sanguine city of Aldwynn, find yourself lost in the wonders of a kingdom set to ruin.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 1

Platforms:
– Windows PC
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. Clem must build a life and become a leader while still watching over AJ, an orphaned boy and the closest thing to family she has left. In this gripping and emotional final season, you will define your relationships, fight the undead, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Platforms:
– Windows PC
– Mac

Story:

Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion’s crusade—but even as the world’s wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend. As this age-old conflict reignites, join your allies and champion your faction’s cause—Azeroth’s future will be forged in the fires of war.

August 15, 2018

State of Mind

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC, Mac)
– Nintendo Switch
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

Berlin, 2048 – The world is on the brink. Lack of resources, illnesses caused by polluted air and water, crime on the rise, war. Governments and companies promise remedies through technological progress. Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent.

Richard Nolan is one of the few journalists openly criticizing this development. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivaling ideas pertaining humankind’s salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Instead, they find themselves right at the center of it.

This domestic drama evolves into a thriller about a worldwide conspiracy, which at its core aims to determine the fate of humanity: Could a perfect digital utopia be the answer? A virtual paradise not affected by material needs and quarrels? Could a super-AI be our savior – or would it simply declare us as dispensable since it could not be taught the value of philanthropy?

What will the world look like after this storm, what will remain of humanity?

August 21, 2018

Shenmue 1 & 2

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

Now being released for PC, PS4 and XBO, Shenmue is a tale of revenge.

In 1986, teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his father’s death and sets out tracing Lan Di’s path.

The first game in the series, Shenmue begins the tale as Ryo travels around Yokosuka, Japan, gathering clues about his father’s murder and dealing with nefarious gangsters along the way.

The sequel Shenmue II continues Ryo’s quest, this time crossing the sea to Hong Kong, China. Ryo ventures deeper into the criminal underworld, meeting martial arts masters who aid him on his journey and offer insight into his father’s death, and unravels the mysteries of the Dragon Mirror that his father kept hidden.

August 23, 2018

My Hero One’s Justice

Platforms:
– Windows PC
– Nintendo Switch
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

This release date is for Japan ONLY! Everywhere else, this game comes out on October 26, 2018.

Whether you want to see the destruction of humanity or believe heroes should defend those in need, fight to prove your justice in MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE. The popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga series comes to life, as players experience the abilities of fan favorite characters such as Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Tomura Shigaraki, and many more in this arena brawler, where you’ll get to choose between hero and villain in your path to justice.

Utilize Quirks and call upon your side-kicks to activate powerful attacks where your environments are at your disposal in total field destruction. The battle doesn’t just confine you to the ground – take the fight upwards where buildings and walls become a part of the action.

August 24, 2018

F1 2018

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One
– iOS

Story:

The 2018 Formula One season has started in exhilarating style with victories for Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at both the Australian and Bahrain Grand Prix™, and then for Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo in China. Lewis Hamilton then won a thrilling and dramatic race at the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, and most recently Hamilton was again victorious in last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The 2018 season also sees the return of the French Grand Prix for the first time since 2008, at the Circuit Paul Ricard, which last hosted the French Grand Prix in 1990. The German Grand Prix also returns to the Championship after not featuring last year, with the Hockenheimring hosting the race in July. F1 2018 will feature all of the official teams, the drivers and circuits of the 2018 season.

Little Dragons Café

Platforms:
– Nintendo Switch
– PlayStation 4

Story:

The story begins with a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café under their mother’s tutelage. All was peaceful and routine until one morning when the twins discover that their mother has fallen into a deep sleep and won’t wake up. Suddenly, a strange old man appears to inform them that they must raise a dragon in order to save her life. Working together with three quirky café employees, the two siblings must figure out how to a wrangle a dragon and manage the family business while finding a way to save their mother.

August 28, 2018

Blade Strangers

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– Nintendo Switch
– PlayStation 4

Story:

A malevolent force known only as Lina is devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers overseen by sentient computers called ”motes.” In desperation, the motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face off against each other in one-on-one combat. The tournament victor has the potential to be awakened as the Blade Stranger—the savior who can vanquish Lina and protect the motes from further harm!

Developed by Studio Saizensen, Blade Strangers is a hardcore old-school fighting game. The streamlined four-button control scheme makes it easy for beginners to deal out damage from day one…but the intricate combos, counters and specials give tournament-caliber players plenty of opportunities for frame counting, chain construction and hit-box science.

De Blob 2 Remastered

Platforms:
– Nintendo Switch

Story:

de Blob 2 follows a protagonist who mixes colours to paint various objects, restoring life to Plasma City. The original game combined 3D and 2D platforming sections, while building on its predecessor’s gameplay. Paint the world back to life!

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

Platforms:
– Nintendo Switch

Story:

This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch. Take on epic hunts on the go or from the comfort of your own home! Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode! Featuring the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favourites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters!

You can join up to three other players for co-op multiplayer action, either online or in person using local wireless. Join the hunt in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch!

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

‘Feel The Power Of Football with PES 2019!

Buy now and receive bonus myClub content:

• David Beckham 2018 – 10 match loan
• Philippe Coutinho – 10 match loan
• Premium Agent (3 Players) x 10 weeks
• 3 Player Contracts x 10 weeks

PES 2019 new features:

• AUTHENTIC LEAGUES – Huge addition of licensed leagues

• MAGIC MOMENTS – Player individuality has been taken to the next level with 11 new skill traits. Score great goals with improved shooting motion & animation, and see stamina have an impact with Visible Fatigue

• NEW MYCLUB – Every element has been redone, from how you sign players, to special versions of players released throughout the year

• THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – Experience photo-realism with stunning animation flow, supporting 4K HDR

• ML REAL SEASON – Experience life as a real manager with 3 significant changes: ICC pre-season, in-depth transfer system and new league licenses

Strange Brigade

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

Egypt, the 1930’s. Erased from ancient history and buried in a nameless tomb for 4,000 years, Seteki the Witch Queen has risen once again.

Only one troop of daring heroes can stand against the fearsome power of Seteki and her army of mummified monstrosities: The Strange Brigade!

Explore remarkable ruins, solve perilous puzzles and uncover tantalising treasure while blasting your way through an array of undead enemies in thrilling third-person action that’s certain to bring out your inner adventurer!

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition

Platforms:
– Nintendo Switch

Story:

Become Victor, hunter of demons, now on the Nintendo Switch! Forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Vanquish the servants of darkness, as you battle with the burdens of a life left behind…

You will require great skill to defeat your enemies. Look your very best and reinforce your play style with a monumental arsenal of powerful weapons, game-changing outfits, wicked demon powers and fate-binding destiny cards.

Redefine how you play at any moment, even in the heat of battle. Modify your demon slaying loadout as you dodge deadly attacks, leap from towering locations, and crush the skulls of your foes.

Fedora or no fedora, you decide!

Yakuza Kiwami 2

Platforms:
– PlayStation 4

Story:

Yakuza 2 was released to the world in 2008 for PlayStation®2, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Yakuza, following the journey of Kazuma Kiryu as he attempts to distance himself from the criminal underworld he was raised in. Ten years later, Yakuza Kiwami 2 brings that world to the PlayStation®4, completely rebuilt from the ground-up. In the tradition of 2017’s Yakuza Kiwami, the envelope is pushed to the extreme, using the all-new Dragon Engine to update one of the series’ stand-out titles into a modern classic.

Kazuma Kiryu thought his Tojo Clan days were behind him. He and his young ward, Haruka Sawamura, have built a peaceful life from the ashes of conflict. All it took was a single gunshot to shatter that peace. Yukio Terada, the fifth chairman of the Tojo Clan, has been assassinated. With war on the horizon, the legendary Dragon of Dojima is pulled back into the world he wanted to leave behind.

August 31, 2018

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Platforms:
– Steam (Windows PC)
– PlayStation 4
– Xbox One

Story:

The Naruto franchise is back with a brand new experience in NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER! This new game lets gamers battle as a team of 4 to compete against other teams online! Graphically, SHINOBI STRIKER is also built from the ground up in a completely new graphic style. Lead your team and fight online to see who the best ninjas are!

 

 

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