Every month is a new month in the video gaming industry, and this month we see a number of huge gaming developers releasing their round of blockbuster titles for scrutiny. Companies like EA and TellTale games have geared up and are waiting with anticipation for their time to shine as the clock ticks closer to each game’s release date.
Here are five of the games we’re looking forward to most over the month of August:
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Deck Nine
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 31 August 2017
The trailer for Life is Strange: Before the Storm tells the story of Rachel and Chloe before the first season of the game. TellTale Games designed this one to feed into the original plot line and provide extra context to what happened before Rachel died. Seems to be just as intense and gripping as the other seasons, too, which is a trademark quality in many of the games TellTale makes. You can pick the pre-order the deluxe edition of this compelling and robust story up for $24.99 and get it on August 31.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Developer: Ubisoft Paris & Milan
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is available for pre-order for its release date on August 29th for $59.96. This tactical turn-based puzzle game pits The Mushroom Kingdom and its community against a horde of angry Rabbids invading this peaceful territory. Mario is sent in with his gang of Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi to team up with an unexpected group of allies: four Rabbids heroes. The kingdom needs your help!
Madden NFL 18
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Tiburon
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: August 25,2017
The yearly Madden releases continue with this year’s new thrilling football sports game. This time, there’s a whole new list of additions and changes. The game now uses Frostbite Engine, improving the stadium’s exteriors, the frame-by-frame player movements, and crowd realism to create a photorealistic experience. Mut Squads, live match ups and target passing are a few other important features that were added, too. You can get this game for $59.999 on August 25.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 22, 2017
The development of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy officially finished last Thursday, and based on what we know about the adventure game, we’re sure to be in for a wild ride. The adventure follows the two protagonists, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, as they venture into the Western Ghats mountains to discover the ancient cities of the Hoysala Empire to recover an ancient Indian artifact. They’ll have to face up against a ruthless warmonger, Asav, to get through to their destination. You can pick this up for $39.99 on August 22nd.
Developer: Headcannon & PagodaWest Games
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Release Date:August 15, 2017
Sonic the Hedgehog fans rejoice as Sega dips into their old selves with this reminiscent, 2-D installment to the Sonic series, Sonic Mania. Graphics and sound bites were taken from older versions of the game here. You can play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles as you battle your way to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman. Pre order this throwback for $19.99 to have it come to you on August 15.