New Game Releases: August 2016

If there is supposed to be a "video game drought" this month, then it is very hard to tell with this lineup of New Game Releases! As we get ready for the heavy hitting games coming this fall, developers are looking to make sure you won't be able to clear that backlog this month. With a new (and different) Batman game, a new expansion to one of the greatest MMORPGs of all time, the latest update in the premier football gaming franchise, the remaster of a survival horror gem, and a highly-anticipated space exploration experience coming out this month, there is no time to stop and take a break from your PC or console before the fall games roll out! Get ready to make some difficult choices, as you look through the new titles coming out this August:


August 2016 Games

Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1 - Realm of Shadows (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac, iOS, Android) - August 2

Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight.

In this gritty and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City.


Abzû (PS4, PC) - August 2
attleship (Xbox One, PS4) - August 2
Cannon Brawl (PS4) - August 2
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked (PS4) - August 2
Gal Gun: Double Peace (PS4, Vita) - August 2
Risk: Urban Assault (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3) - August 2
This is the Police (PC, Mac, Linux) - August 2
Tricky Towers (PS4) - August 2
Mobius Final Fantasy (iOS, Android) - August 3
Overcooked (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - August 3
Road to Ballhalla (PC) - August 5
88 Heroes (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) - August 8
Bear With Me (PC) - August 8
Blade Ballet (PS4) - August 9
Brutal (PS4) - August 9


No Man’s Sky (PS4, PC) - August 9

No Man’s Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy, coming to PS4 on August 9th in North America and August 10th in Europe, and on PC worldwide on August 12th.

Whether a distant mountain or a planet hanging low on the horizon, you can go there. You can fly seamlessly from the surface of a planet to another, and every star in the sky is a sun that you can visit.

Where you’ll go and how fast you’ll make your way through this universe is up to you. It’s yours for the taking.


Uno (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - August 9
Ray Gigant (PC) - August 10
Bound (PS4) - August 16
Death Stair (PC) - August 16
Grow Up (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - August 16
Inversus (PS4, PC) - August 16


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – August 23

In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, you become Adam Jensen, a counterterrorism agent working for an Interpol unit known as Task Force 29. On the surface, Jensen’s goal is to hunt down terrorists in a world that’s spinning out of control, where mechanically augmented humans live a life of complete and total segregation from the rest of society. But what he’s really after are the Illuminati: the men and women who are always pulling the strings. His investigation will take you around the world, with the decisions you make and the actions you take playing a crucial role in determining the game’s outcome. Choose between combat, stealth, social, and hacking approaches to achieve your objectives. Be mindful though, as there will be a meaningful consequence to every action and choice you make.


Read Only Memories (PS4, Vita) - August 16
Okhlos (PC, Mac, Linux) - August 18
F1 2016 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - August 19
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS) - August 19
Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax (PC) - August 19
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward (3DS) - August 19
Alone with You (PS4, Vita) - August 23
King of Fighters XIV (PS4) - August 23


Madden NFL 17 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3) - August 23

Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 delivers updates to all three phases of football: offense, defense and special teams. New mechanics and authentic AI bring wow moments to the Ground game, while improved Zone Coverage balances out the passing game. Finally special teams is brought into the modern era giving you the ability to impact the game in a single play.


Metrico+ (PS4) - August 23
Valley (Xbox One, PS4, Steam) - August 24
The Other 99 (PC) - August 25
Assetto Corsa (Xbox One, PS4) - August 30
Attack on Titan (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC) - August 30


Resident Evil 4 (Xbox One, PS4) - August 30

Resident Evil 4 is a survival horror third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. The sixth main entry in the Resident Evil horror series, the game was originally released for the GameCube in North America and Japan in January 2005, and in Europe and Australia in March 2005. The story of Resident Evil 4 follows the U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the U.S. President's daughter who has been kidnapped by a sinister cult. Traveling to a rural area of Spain, Leon fights hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters, and reunites with the mysterious spy Ada Wong.


The Final Station (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) - August 30
Champions of Anteria (PC) - August 30
God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4, Vita, PC) - August 30
Hatsune Miku Diva X (PS4, Vita) - August 30
Nebulous (PS4, PC, Mac) - August 30
The Turing Test (Xbox One, PC) - August 30
Verdun (Xbox One, PS4) - August 30
RunGunJumpGun (PC, Mac) - August 31
Shiny (Xbox One, PC) - August 31
Tahira (PC, Mac, Linux) - August 31  


World of Warcraft: Legion (PC, Mac) - August 30

The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.

With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.

Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.


Cameron Kirnes