New Video Game Releases for the Week of 8-20-17

As the end of August approaches, video game releases are starting to pick up where all the heat and humidity is leaving off—on the east coast, at least. There may be another month or so of this shit before Fall comes into full effect, but, luckily enough, this week has plenty of reasons to stay inside.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy comes out this Tuesday on PS4, and its recently released launch trailer captures the drama-fuelled delivery of the original series like a pro. Tuesday’s also bringing Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode to the Switch, but Switch (and PS4) owners may want to check out Thimbleweed Park if a point-and-click adventure better tickles your fancy.

Wednesday comes bearing the intriguing, Portal-like ChromaGun. It’s hard for me to compare any video game to Portal, but the game’s primary mechanic triggers a lot of memories of me behind the ASHPD.

Sports fans will be happy to get their hands on Madden NFL 18 this week, as well. If you nabbed yourself a copy of the G.O.A.T. edition, you can get your digital head in the game come Tuesday. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until Friday like the rest of us plebians.

Honestly, Wolfenstein: The Two Pack takes the proverbial cake for me this week. It’s a series I’ve completely missed out on, and that level of guilt has only been met with an equal level of interest after this year’s reveal of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The pack comes with the last Wolfenstein game, The New Order, and its expansion, The Old Blood, for a whopping $30.

And, apparently, the purchase nets you a $10 mail-in rebate for The New Colossus when it drops October 27.

My body is ready; my wallet is not.

As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise, and the bold titles are the games that have piqued my interest.

Sunday, August 20th

  • Little Earth (Early Access)
  • NeonGalaxy Wars

Monday, August 21st

  • DOGO
  • The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Oswald’s Adventure
  • Achievement Hunter: Pharaoh
  • HardBall
  • SlingSkull Zombies
  • SlingSkull Zombies 2
  • Evil Spirits
  • Polygoneer
  • Sketchy 4
  • Sketchy 3
  • Destiny of Blood (Early Access)

Tuesday, August 22nd

  • Duck Game – PS4
  • Super ComboMan: Smash Edition
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – PS4
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series — The Complete Adventure – Switch
  • Mystic Melee
  • Fight of Gods
  • White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
  • Madden NFL 18 (G.O.A.T. Edition) – PS4/X1
  • The Escapists 2 – PC/PS4/X1
  • Thimbleweed Park – PS4/Switch
  • Chroma Lab
  • Wolfenstein: The Two Pack – PC/PS4/X1
  • Weable
  • Band of Outlaws
  • 3D Hardcore Cube
  • Logos (Early Access)
  • Mahjong Challenge
  • SwapQuest
  • Spacecraft
  • Full-On Paintball (Early Access)
  • Wingless
  • Reflector: Bug Hunt
  • MagiCat
  • Time Ninja Sakura

Wednesday, August 23rd

  • Burst the Game
  • Distrust
  • ChromaGun – PS4/X1
  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows – X1
  • Topdown Showdown (Early Access)
  • Alphabear: Hardcover Edition
  • Hangry Bunnies From Mars
  • FreeFly Burning
  • Meta Star (Early Access)
  • Beast Battle Simulator (Early Access)
  • Fall Fear Fly Redemption (Early Access)
  • Fur Up
  • Rollercoaster Xperience
  • Throne of the Dead
  • Blacksea Odyssey – X1
  • Aces High III

Thursday, August 24th

  • F1 2017 – PC
  • Bunka no Kenkyu: Revival of Queen Leyak
  • Albert Mort: Desert Heat
  • Train Sim World: Great Western Express
  • Bleed – X1
  • Killing Time
  • Lords of War
  • Cat vs. Corgis
  • Katharsis
  • Lightwire
  • Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds
  • F.E.X
  • Loading
  • Soldiers of Freedom
  • The Flying Turtle Jewel Quest
  • Transparent Black
  • Yatsumitsu Fists of Wrath
  • Anime Berry Match-Three
  • The Sims 4: Toddler Stuff
  • Rule with an Iron Fish

Friday, August 25th

  • Deadhold
  • Cosmic Awakening VR
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy – PS4/X1
  • Mages of Mystralia – X1
  • Madden NFL 18 – PS4/X1
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition
  • F1 2017 – PS4/X1
  • MineDrill Redux
  • Slave of War VR
  • Silver Grapple
  • Fairy Lands: Rinka and the Fairy Gems
  • The Quest for Achievements II
  • Aliens X
  • Lobster Empire
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 2DS Bundle) – 3DS
  • Mothlight
  • The Thirst of Hearts
  • Cynoclept: The Game (Early Access)
  • WireNet
  • Absolute Drift: Zen Edition – X1
  • Battle of the Bulge – X1
  • CityScape Jigsaw Puzzles: Animated
  • Achievement Hunter: Urban
  • Hiking Simulator 2017
  • Freedom Defender
  • Maze Run VR (Early Access)
  • Abyssal Fall
  • LOGistICAL: USA – Florida
  • Robot Heroes
  • Korvae in Space
  • Yet Another Zombie Defense HD
  • Star Waker
  • The Suffering of Larina
  • The Stone
  • Epic Cards Battle 2 – Dragons Rising
  • Eventide 2: The Sorcerer’s Mirror – X1
  • Deadly Traps
  • Pixel War
  • Peninsular War Battles
  • Laseronium 2
  • Point Connet
  • STICK ENGINE (Early Access)

Saturday, August 26th

  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy
  • Rise of One


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Zach’s eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he’s chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.