We are past the middle of the year and the releases do not stop. Let's talk about what's coming next month, so you can prepare your time and your wallet
As the months go by, after a troubled 2020 year, the entertainment industry begins to normalize its release schedule. We already have new movies coming to movie theaters and streaming platforms with some regularity, sports competitions are returning to our daily lives (although there is still a debate as to whether or not this is recommended) and new games are starting to fill the virtual and real shelves of Shops.
So, for you to prepare your game list and your wallet, see what's next for the month of August both on consoles, PC and mobile. Choose your favorite and get ready for hours of adventure and action while you wait for your first (or second) dose of vaccine and take the opportunity to leave in the comments which release you are most looking forward to.
- Top Games August Releases for PC and Consoles
- In Sound Mind
- Lemmis Gate
- The Falconeer: Warrior Edition
- Ever Forward
- Shadowverse: Champion's Battle
- NARAKA: BLADEPOINT
- Great: Memories of Azur
- 12 Minutes
- RIMS Racing
- Monster Harvest
- Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut
- Madden NFL 22
- Aliens: Fireteam Elite
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- King's Bounty II
- Sniper ghost warrior contracts 2
- Psychonauts 2
- Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator
- The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki
- No More Heroes III
- Top Games August Releases for Mobile
Top Games August Releases for PC and Consoles
In Sound Mind
3 August – PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox
Upon waking up in the corridors of an inexplicable building, you discover that the environment takes on a life of its own and leads you to discover a series of victims, all exposed to the same experimental chemical. In her search for answers, bizarre visions emerge and present a series of towering horrors… and a cat named Tonia.
From the creators of the cult classic Nightmare House 2 comes In Sound Mind, a spirited first-person psychological horror with frantic puzzles and unique boss fights. Go through a series of unsettling memories as you travel through the inner workings of a place you can't seem to escape from: your own mind.
3 August – PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox
Lemnis Gate is a time-altered turn-based combat strategic shooter. You have 25 seconds to execute your action, whether it's blowing up an enemy, moving your agent or preparing your next move. You'll have to master the unique skills of a diverse cast of space agents and be more skillful, intelligent and cunning than your opponent in four-dimensional battles that will challenge your mind.
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition
5 August – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
Take on the role of Falconeer, a mighty warrior on his flying mount who traverses a vast oceanic world torn apart by generations of treacherous and dissenting decisions. Over the course of several campaigns, you'll experience life from many different perspectives and loyalties as you embark on a journey of discovery and solve the mystery of the Ursee, its people and its history.
Advance through dangerous missions and side missions, wielding your lightning launcher to protect ships from pirates, kraken and other threats. Dive into the depths of the ocean, soar above the clouds to battle giant crab towns or engage in furious battles against the mysterious Mancer Order that controls and regulates technology.
5 August – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
Ever Forward is a puzzle adventure game. Follow Maya's story. She is lost in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. She is alone to face her despair on her journey of discovery, where she must unlock her memories and face her fears to unlock the secrets of the world.
Players will need to use their observational skills and intelligence to solve various puzzles to piece together the mystery of Maya's past and what dark secrets she has buried.
10 August - Playstation 4
Launched last year for the PlayStation 5 as a showcase for the console's capabilities, the game will finally receive its PlayStation 4 version. Aperion is on the brink of doom. You are the last of the Valorian knights, an order of divine masters who are able to wear the Valorplates, legendary armor that transforms its wearers into unbeatable masters of melee combat.
Defeat enemies as you advance through elemental realms and challenge the mad god, Macros, who awaits you at the end. Ascend in Godfall, the first looter-slasher action RPG with a focus on melee combat.
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle
10 August – Nintendo Switch
Join Shadowverse anime characters in this exciting card battle game. With spectacular new summoning animations and unique cards, take on your rivals in story mode or go online to challenge your friends!
The legendary card battle game for mobile devices and PC is now available on Nintendo Nintendo Switch with the same basic rules. Shadowverse: Champion's Battle also features battle animations exclusive to the console version! Take on players from around the world in ranked matches and earn points for the rewards offered by the game's Battle Pass, or team up with a friend with your own copy of the game for battles in local competitive mode.
12 August – PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
You follow the story of Evan Kapnos, who had his identity usurped recently, with no idea who is responsible for it. Stripped of his job, his brain implants and access to his town's Blockchain that normal people have, Evans has to flee town and figure out what happened to him before it's too late.
Players will be able to approach scenarios in different ways due to the extensive skill tree that you unlock throughout the game and the different skills that can be combined with the various weapon mods available.
12 August – PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
A skateboarding game where you control birds. You are a lonely bird and your Friend has retired your skateboard forever. Their work sucks and lately they're almost never home to play with you. You will solve all this with the power of being a skateboarder bird.
You may be small, but the more you skate, the more friends you'll make. The birds will see your performance and help you find more clues and together you will (in some way) fix the Friend's life! Above all, skateboarding birds will do their best.
Update: The game has been postponed to September.
12 August – PlayStation 5, PC
NAKARA is a battle royale with meele with strong inspirations from Chinese and Japanese mythology. Move through an open arena, whether on the ground or climbing with a grappling hook, eliminate your enemies and be the last to survive from the other 60 game participants. Each hero has unique styles and weapons, encouraging players to explore a variety of styles, as well as being able to customize characters with clothing and accessories.
13 August – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox
Success on PC's and Nintendo Switch and winner of several awards, Hades finally makes it to consoles.
As the immortal Prince of the Underworld and son of the god Hades, you'll use the mythical powers and weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead, while strengthening and discovering more about the history of the gods with each escape attempt.
Zeus, Athena, Poseidon and many others will help you on your journey. Choose from dozens of powerful Gifts that enhance your skills. There are thousands of possible character builds to explore as you progress through the story.
Great: Memories of Azur
17 August – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC
Greak: Memories of Azur is a side-scrolling with hand-drawn animations. Take on the role of three brothers — Greak, Adara and Raydel — and guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate in control of all three and use each one's unique abilities to evade the Urlag invasion. Greak is the name of the protagonist, the youngest among the three brothers. He is a Courine, which is a magical people who are currently being invaded by the Urlags, an enemy faction.
The war between these two peoples has raged for a long time, forcing the Courines to flee their own lands. What Greak most wants is to find his brother, Raydel, and his sister, Adara, and flee with them from Azur using an Aircraft, which they will need to build piece by piece. During the game, you'll meet each brother in different settings and recruit them to advance you through the game.
17 August – macOS, Google Stadia, PC, Mac OS
The Humankind strategy game, which allows you to rewrite human history as you see fit, has been pushed back from April to August as developer Amplitude Studios seeks to respond to feedback received during a beta test period. The elements the studio is looking to improve are the tools of rhythm, balance and diplomacy. The game that was promised for April was delayed for improvements and refinements.
19 August – PC, Xbox
A fully interactive, real-time thriller with a click-and-drag interface. Featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe. What was supposed to be a romantic night out with your wife turns out to be a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your house, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death...
Suddenly, you're back to the exact moment you opened the front door, trapped in a TWELVE-MINUTE time loop, doomed to relive the same horror over and over again. Unless you can find a way to use future knowledge to alter the outcome and break the loop.
19 August – PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox
Set in 1990s Japan, the game puts you in the perspective of Ai, a student forced to participate in a twisted hide-and-seek game that takes place in the distorted dimension of a school eternally shrouded in eerie twilight. Unfortunately, the young woman is not alone, being accompanied by spirits, ghosts, shadows, scary children and monsters that put her life in danger.
The game will have English language support, although it's not exactly a western version of the game. In Japan the game will also arrive with physical copies for Sony consoles, but around here, only digital versions will be released.
19 August – PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
Races are not only won on the track, you have to go beyond riding and understand the behavior of the bike like a true engineer. Traction, angle, braking, torque, trajectory, speed… all these factors need to be taken into account before going to the shop and changing components to find the ideal configuration.
With a mechanics management system unprecedented in motorcycle simulations, you can disassemble all the parts of your bike, maintain it after each race and even customize it to increase performance. You will know in depth all the details of your motorcycle, right down to the last screw.
19 August – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One
A strange mix of Pokémon and Stardrew Valley. You will plant, harvest, explore and build your house, your farm and your furniture in a similar way to Stardrew, but with use and a strange slime you will transform your crops into monsters to accompany you on a journey and help in your battles. Sound pretty crazy? But at least you're not enslaving little monsters out there. You planted them! Does it make much of a difference?
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut
20 August – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
The beautiful samurai action game exclusive to Sony consoles will get an even more refined version and all the additional content we've released so far, but also with a new adventure for Jin on the island of Iki.
Become the “Ghost” of the island of Tsushima, helping the samurai Jin to rid his country of the Mongol invasion. Challenge opponents with your katana, master the bow to eliminate distant threats, develop stealth tactics to ambush enemies, and explore a new story on Iki Island.
Madden NFL 22
20 August – PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox
The newest version of the Madden franchise from Electronic Arts. Madden NFL 22 is where the big matches happen. The game features new Career mode features including player management, improved scenario generator and weekly strategy. Share your avatar's progress and player class, enter 'Face of The Franchise' and 'The Yard' with your career progression.
As a good sports game from EA, you know this game will have several microtransactions. Take the field knowing this.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
24 August – PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox
Set in the universe of the Alien – The Eighth Passenger franchise, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a third-person survival co-op shooter in which your platoon of marines engages in a desperate struggle to contain the growing threat of xenomorphs.
Face terrifying waves of xenomorph enemies as you and your squad fight desperately in four unique campaigns with new storylines for the Alien universe. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine with a wide variety of classes, weapons, equipment and perks in fighting terrifying creatures.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
24 August – PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Immerse yourself in a story-focused action-adventure game set in an enchanting world of exploration and fast-paced combat. Play as Kena, a young spirit guide on her way to an abandoned village in search of the sanctuary of the holy mountain.
Find and team up with a team of small spirits, known as Rot, who maintain their balance by breaking down the dead elements. Improve your companions' skills, create new ways to manipulate the environment and discover the secrets of a forgotten community hidden in a forest where wandering spirits are trapped.
Update: The game has been postponed to September, according to a post in Twitter from Emberlab.
King's Bounty II
24 August – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
Darkness befalls the world of Nostria. Conspiracies, sabotage and necromancy cloud the country. But perhaps a savior, the kingdom's last hope, is already here, ready to fight and finally restore peace and order to Nostria! King's Bounty II is the long-awaited continuation of the legendary King's Bounty franchise, one of the most iconic representations of turn-based roleplaying games.
Expanding its legacy with an epic new story, factions, enemies and new features to forge the groundbreaking open world of Antara. With kingdoms in disarray, counties demanding independence, bandits lurking in the streets, all overseas nations denying the King's authority, and corrupt creatures chasing the careless, unexpected new heroes emerge as a last hope.
Sniper ghost warrior contracts 2
24 August - Playstation 5
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is the most challenging chapter in the acclaimed series and has finally arrived on PlayStation 5. Featuring targets at extreme distances, over 1.000m. Experience high-pressure tactical combat in the middle of enemy territory with the impressive solo campaign set in today's Middle East.
Become Raven, an assassin for hire, and accept a new series of contracts in a lawless region of the Middle East, between the borders of Lebanon and Syria. Their impossible task: to end a criminal organization and bring them to justice.
25 August – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox
Razputin “Raz” Aquato, a trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, fulfilled his lifelong dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader has been acting strangely since he was rescued from a kidnapping, and to make matters worse, there's a spy hiding at headquarters.
Blending eccentric quests and mysterious conspiracies, Psychonauts 2 is a cinematic-style platform adventure game with a variety of customizable psychic powers. Psychonauts 2 delivers danger, excitement and laughter in equal measure as players guide Raz through the minds of friends and foes on a quest to defeat a bloodthirsty psychic villain.
Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator
25 August – PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5. Xbox, Nintendo Switch
At Hotel Life, you are more than just a manager. You also need to roll up your sleeves to clean rooms, prepare meals, and pick up new arrivals at the airport. Completing these tasks involves meticulous and precise gameplay. Is your growing resort getting too big for you to handle alone? Hire a receptionist, bartender and masseuse, then manage your staff to ensure they are as effective as possible.
Your guests' vacation is your job. And since each guest is unique with unique requirements, it's up to you to provide a variety of activities in your complex to keep them satisfied and get the best reviews possible on the Internet.
The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki
26 August – PC, Nintendo Switch
The empires of Zemuria managed to barely escape the Great Twilight, a curse that threatened to end the world, thanks to the valiant efforts of those known as heroes. This resulted in a ripple effect of events that brings the series to an exciting conclusion.
After the calamity of the Great Twilight, the three protagonists across the Zemurian continent find themselves drawn by the thread of fate.
Some are heroes, others are liberators, and still others live like hermits. The cross-story game system allows players to switch between three different characters, portraying the story from different perspectives within the same timeline. The game is not available in the west during its release.
No More Heroes III
27 August – Nintendo Switch
After an intense period of absence, the “association's number 1”, Travis Touchdown, returns to his hometown of Santa Destroy… just in time for an alien invasion! The person responsible for this intergalactic invasion is none other than Jess-Baptiste VI, a master of crime that his friends call "Prince FU".
To decide the fate of Earth, the FU organizes the “galactic superhero table”, made up of the most deadly assassins in the galaxy, meaning their captive companions while incarcerated in Blackhole Prison. Travis never says no to a good fight, so he'll try hard to climb through the leaderboards to regain his title… and, to top it off, save the planet.
31 August - PC
Amazon's long-awaited MMO will finally hit computers. Currently in the period of closed beta test, in New World you will forge a new destiny for yourself as a shipwrecked adventurer on the supernatural island of Aeternum. Endless opportunities to fight, harvest and forge await you among the jungle and ruins on the island. Channel supernatural forces or wield deadly weapons in a class-free, real-time combat system; fight alone, with a small team or in massive armies in PvE or PvP battles — the choices are yours.
If you want to play, follow the minimum and recommended requirements. It requires a 64-bit processor and operating system:
|Operational system:||10 64-bit Windows|
|Processor:||Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores @ 3Ghz|
|Memory:||8 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or higher|
|Storage:||35 GB of available space|
|Additional:||Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases|
|Operational system:||10 64-bit Windows|
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400|
|Memory:||16 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or higher|
|Storage:||35 GB of available space|
|Additional:||Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases|
Top Games August Releases for Mobile
Hearthstone: United in Stormwind
August 03rd – IOS, Android
Welcome, adventurer, to Stormwind! This majestic capital is a testament to what the Alliance represents. Packed with bustling commerce, brilliant equipment, epic cards and new Questlines, Stormwind is a great place to rest and prepare for the next leg of your journey.
And you must prepare, for there is a danger hidden deep within the immaculate walls of the castle. The city cannot and will not fall! Join old allies and new friends. Resolute and unyielding we are… United in Stormwind!
Neighbors back From Hell
August 03rd – Android, IOS
Neighbors back From Hell is a pack containing remastered versions of two humorous puzzle games released in 2003 and 2004 – Neighbors From Hell and Neighbors From Hell 2. The pack offers all the content of the original versions with enhanced graphics. Farbworks studio is responsible for its development, with support from THQ Nordic (the company took over the series together with JoWood Entertainment). The publisher is HandyGames. The game is now available for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
My Time at Portia
August 04rd – Android, IOS
Start a new life in the enchanting city of Portia! Reclaim the former glory of your father's abandoned workshop by completing quests, farming, raising animals and befriending the peculiar inhabitants of this land! Help the villagers rebuild the city and unlock the secrets hidden in its depths. Get ready… it won't be easy!
The city of Portia is full of new people to meet. Make friends, fulfill requests, exchange gifts, go on dates and let romance blossom! Inspired by the magic of Studio Ghibli, My Time at Portia will take you into an unforgettable world of wonders. How will you spend your time in Portia?
My Friend Peter: Ripe for Revenge
August 05rd – Android, IOS
My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge is a mobile spin-off of the well-remembered 2019 indie game from Deadtoast studio. This time, we have to rescue the kidnapped family of the incumbent banana, defeating more enemies in acrobatic and bloody confrontations.
We return to assume the role of the masked and taciturn protagonist led by Pedro, who is… a banana. What's more, he's a banana husband and father whose family was kidnapped. It is our responsibility to rescue Pedro's family (and murder anyone who gets in our way).
Rush Rally Origins
August 19rd – Android, IOS
Rush Rally Origins is the fourth version of the popular racing game series dedicated to car rallies. As the title suggests, the production is, in a way, a return to the series' roots. Behind its development are the authors of the previous projects, the experienced studio Brownmonster.
In Rush Rally Origins, as in the first part of the series, we observe the action from an aerial view. During the game, we run 36 routes around the world, which differ in appearance and type of surface; we have to fight for victory on snow, gravel, mud, asphalt and other types of track. Furthermore, the fight takes place at different times of the day and in different weather conditions. As we go along, we've unlocked several updates that allow us to increase the capabilities of each of the four wheels and adjust each vehicle to our preferences.
Let us know what you think of the August releases. Are you expecting any in particular? Talk to us and share with your friends! Take the opportunity to read more about games here at Married Games!