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August release radar:What's hot 05.08.17

The summer has been slow in terms of video game releases but revelations of what’s to come from E3 was enough to get us through it. As we enter August, an abundance of brand new releases is just about to hit our screens to quench our thirst for something new. Honestly, there is a lot to get through this month so I have rounded up a list of games that I think should be prioritised when trying to budget (or not) our video game spend for the month.

Sonic Mania 15 Aug PS4/XBOX1/NS

One of the most famous characters in video game history, Sonic the Hedgehog will sprint onto consoles this month in an all-new pixel perfect experience. We’ve seen many rebirths of the 16-bit classic but all were missing the nostalgic tones and memories that Sonic represented for a lot of Gamers. Fans of the series will be happy to know that developers have promised to take fans back to Sonic’s roots with all-new zones as well as fully re-imagined classics such as Green Hill Zone and Studiopolis.


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy 23rd Aug PS4

Take on the newest adventure in the Uncharted series from critically acclaimed developer Naughty Dog. While we say goodbye to series protagonist Nathan Drake, it’s great to see 2 female leads take charge in an epic new adventure. Chloe Frazer must work to enlist the help of the renowned Nadine Ross (From Uncharted 4) to Venture deep inside the mountains of India in search of a fabled ancient Indian artefact.


Resident Evil: Revelations 29 Aug PS4/XBOX1

Take on a new HD adventure as series veterans Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield return to the franchise to investigate the “Queen Zenobia”, an abandoned cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. Too scared to play this one alone? Tackle hordes of enemies with your friends in the returning Raid Mode, featuring “The Ghost Ship: Chaos,” a modern take on the popular stage with a host of destructive weapons and various ways to upgrade your character’s arsenal.


Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 29 Aug NS

Two worlds collide in Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle as we join Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi as they team up with a brand-new crew of Rabbid Heroes. Together they must work to restore order to the Mushroom Kingdom after it was torn apart by a mysterious vortex. Battle your way through 4 different worlds filled with combat, puzzle and a host of unpredictable enemies.