With the advent of August, the summer is officially coming to an end. For many, the end of summer heralds the end of countless free hours to play new video games. So before fall approaches, let’s squeeze in some last bits of great summer gaming with these awesome August video game releases.
This month brings with it a surprising collection of new games. Seasonal mainstays like “Madden NFL 20” are releasing at the beginning of the month for sports game fans. As per usual, a fair dash of sequels are making an appearance too. However, it is with some surprise that August gives us not one, but two horror games toward the latter half of the month. August clearly looks to be a month of scares, sports, and continuing stories.
What to be excited for:
“Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey” (August 27)
“Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey” is releasing on PC first before making the jump to consoles, but we’re still extremely curious about Panache Digital Games’ survival game. Players look to control early humans as they make their way through prehistoric Earth. It’s an intriguing concept, and one that appears more thoughtful than your average video game. Consider our interest piqued.
“Control” (August 27)
Any video game that deals with reality-bending storylines is one that will grab our attention. “Control” follows character Jesse Faden as she struggles with secretive government agencies and supernatural phenomena. With a supremely crafted science-fiction setting, “Control” looks like it will control our time this August.
“Blair Witch” (August 30)
This “Blair Witch” game came from out of nowhere. With a new trailer terrifying viewers at E3 2019, it is with much delight to horror fans that this survival game is releasing so soon. Developed by Bloober Team, not much is known about this upcoming fear-fest. Gamers can only keep their fingers crossed that the “Blair Witch” will successfully haunt them this month.
“The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan” (August 30)
The success of Supermassive Games’ “Until Dawn” led to the creation of “The Dark Pictures Anthology.” Playing in the same vein as their previous horror game, “The Dark Pictures Anthology” will release short titles in varying locations with all-new characters. “Man of Medan” will be the first attempt in this potentially brilliant concept.
List of August 2019 releases:
Aug. 2: "Madden NFL 20" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Aug. 6: "Age of Wonders: Planetfall" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Aug. 8: "Necrobarista" — PC
Aug. 20: "Rad" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Aug. 20: "Remnant: From the Ashes" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Aug. 20: "Yu-Gi-Oh: Legacy of the Duelist" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Aug. 22: "Life Is Strange 2: Episode 4" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Aug. 22: "Oninaki" — PS4, Switch, PC
Aug. 27: "Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey" — PC
Aug. 27: “Control” — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Aug. 27: “The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut” — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Aug. 30: “Astral Chain” — Switch
Aug. 30: “Blair Witch” — Xbox One, PC
Aug. 30: “The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan” — PS4, Xbox One, PC