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New Game Releases 2017: Must-Play Games Week of 8/28/17


New Must-Play Game Releases

Summer is over and the back to school bells are starting to ring. As the seasons change and the fall gaming season waits on the sidelines ready to strike in a few weeks, there are a bunch of games releasing this week that deserve a bit of spotlight.

Whether you’re ready to jump into the story of a hormonal teenage girl in a town that doesn’t understand her or playing as a martial arts master in an open world online action game, there are some really great titles releasing to tide you over til the Fall’s big titles.

Check out the new game releases for the week of August 29th:


Developer: Sloclap
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

Set in a mysterious run down world, players will create a character and lead them on a quest to master one of three combat styles in their quest to become an “Absolver”. Your quest will not be a solo journey though, as the game forces other players into your game so you can either team up or fight each other. With most of the gameplay focus set on hand to hand combat, players will explore the world fighting online players and collecting their combat deck while on their path to become an “Absolver”.

Buy Absolver on Steam

Buy Absolver on the Playstation Store

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1

Developer: Deck Nine Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: August 31st, 2017 (Episode 1)

Set three years before 2015’s Life is Strange, this prequel series follows the relationship between a sixteen year old Chloe Price and the previously unseen Rachel Price. Life is Strange: Before the Storm will finally shed light on the relationship of Chloe and Rachel and how the events of the first game led up the way they did. Fans can expect a return to the branching dialogue trees and exploration around Arcadia Bay.

Get Life is Strange: Before the Storm on Amazon

Everybody’s Golf

Developer: Clap Hanz
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

Everybody’s Golf brings the Hot Shots Golf series to the PlayStation 4 in this new (and renamed) title! Set in a lush open world, players can choose between a variety of golf courses to play on or to challenge their friends. Full of wacky characters and tons of customization, this golf simulator looks to be the best available on the PlayStation 4.

Buy Everybody’s Golf on Amazon

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle looks to reinvent what players thought they knew about a Mario game. Taking on a completely new style of game play, the game features a tactical RPG approach to it’s combat (somewhat like XCOM). To check out full details on the game and to learn more about this new game, check out COED’s preview of the game! 

Buy Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle on Amazon

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Obsidian Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

The smash RPG hit on the PC makes it way to consoles! After reaping nearly every perfect (or near perfect) scores for Pilars of Eternity, developer Obsidian Entertainment brings their spiritual successor to the Baldur’s Gate series to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players will be able to finally enjoy the adventure of Dyrwood from the comfort of their couches!

Buy Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition on Amazon

Yakuza Kiwami

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

Jump on a zany ride to Tokyo in this remake of the PS2 classic, Yakuza, in Yakuza Kiwami exclusively on the PlayStation! Following the rise of Yakuza gangster, Kazuma Kiryu, Yakuza Kiwami takes players on an insane trip into Japan’s seedy underworld that never lets up on excitement. Follow this epic tale as you explore Tokyo and engage in some rather interesting mini games, like a “bug” fighting mini game where two half naked women fight dressed up as bugs (that’s not even the weirdest thing).

Buy Yakuza Kiwami on Amazon

ARK: Survival Evolved

Developer: Studio Wildcard
Publisher: Studio Wildcard
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

After spending years in Early Access, ARK: Survival Evolved finally makes its full debut and it looks like its finally time for this dinosaur survival game to get its deserved spotlight. After waking up alone and naked on a mysterious island, players can either go alone or team up with other players to discover the mystery of the island but most importantly… survive.

Buy ARK: Survival Evolved on Amazon

COED Writer
A native New Yorker with a passion for tech and gaming with his eyes set on trying to one day direct a Marvel blockbuster (preferably Spider-Man). Follow him on Twitter @tom_megan19 for daily virtual eye rolls to the internet at large.