We’re into the dog days of Summer now, but the video game industry is planning a rather robust round of new releases for the next four weeks. Sure, Madden NFL 18 will officially kick off the end of the Summer as it does every year, but we’re also getting wild new games from Telltale, Sega, Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, and Ninja Theory.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a Sonic game made by fans, an Uncharted game without Nathan Drake, or a Mario game with a gun, then now’s your chance…
After a relatively quiet July, I am looking forward to a ton of new releases this month.
Telltale is going back to their extremely strong take on Gotham City with Batman: The Enemy Within, and I cannot wait. The first game was my first experience with a Telltale adventure and I was instantly hooked. Capcom is also going back, but in a different way with Mega Man Legacy Collection 2. This second compilation includes some of the lesser-known sequels, but Mega Man 9 is still a hoot.
And speaking of retro returns, Sega is taking Sonic back to 2D in Sonic Mania. Most interesting of all, the publisher commissioned megafans Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley to create the sequel. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype.
Finally this month, I’m looking forward to the chaos that’s sure to be found in Volition’s Agents of Mayhem and Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The latter won’t be the first time Mario’s held a gun, but it definitely promises to be weird and wacky.
I am very excited for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy! It looks utterly gorgeous, and I’m actually kind of thrilled to be playing the game without Drake as the main character for a change. There has been so much great development in the series that I am looking forward to exploring Chloe more. Other than that, it’s just wrapping up some of the games I’ve been working on for so long… so I can get to other games that have been in the shrinkwrap for far too long!
I am actually really looking forward to Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. If it plays half as good as it looks, then I’m there, especially as its a relatively short game. I’m growing fatigued by the sheer amount of hours some games require to finish these days.
I’m also very tempted to pick up Sonic Mania on the Switch. I have fond memories of the early Sonic titles, and even though he has been kicking around in many, many games over the last two decades, none have really given me a cause to pick one up.
Another Switch game I might pick up at some point is the delightful looking Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. For my sins, I’m not very much into turn-based tactical shooters (I played XCOM for about 30 minutes and turned it off), but this could maybe change my mind, especially since word of mouth is pretty good.
And here we go! Fall is right around the corner, and with it comes the avalanche of releases!
This month I’m looking to pick up Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, as I do love my Mega Man games. My interest is piqued in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, but I think I’ll wait for reviews to come out for that one. Today though marks the release of Retro City Rampage DX for the Switch, and I’ve heard wonderful things about that so I may purchase that one too.
You can find the rest of the release schedule for August 2017 right here…
August 2017 Release Calendar