Like the months preceding it, August also brings a host of big name (or not so big) releases for fans across the planet. While events such as the E3 are already done and dusted, and fans are currently waiting for the upcoming Gamescom, developers are gearing up to announce a number of promising titles, with the month just kicking off.
To be honest, don't go expecting major releases to happen at this point of time since all such releases will be held back till the fall this year, but what you can expect is a number of titles from independent developers who are working hard to bring new stuff to the likes of Xbox One and PS4.
So, let's take a look at all the games that are set for August release. Note that the list will be according to the date of release, starting from the first week of the month to the last.
Galak-Z – 4 August – For PS4
The space shooter arrives on Sony's PS4 this week, and alongside it, the game's TV show-like structured missions. Players will have complete five episodes for each of Galak-Z's five seasons. The game will also hit PCs soon.
Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight – 4 August – For Nintendo 3DS
As Etrian Odyssey has been gaining momentum with the release of Etrian Odyssey 4, ATLUS has now developed superior remakes of the older games in the series for the 3DS and this includes Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight.
Rare Play – 4 August – For Xbox One
This is basically a collection of all the games Rare has made in the last few years, so there's nothing new as such here. Nonetheless, the collection includes several N64 classics such as Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark (also Conker's Bad Fur Day), alongside the likes of Jetpac and Battletoads.
Submerged – 7 August – For Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Submerged is a third-person action title from Uppercut Games. The game offers a combat-free approach with players required to survive and scour a massive, mysterious flood in search of supplies.
Goat Simulator – 11 August – For PS4
For fans of Goat Simulator, waiting to play the game on their PS4s, good news is that the game is finally heading to Sony's next-gen console this month. Expect the same kind of mindless mayhem and goat-istic thrill to accompany the game on release.
Everybody's Gone to the Rupture – 11 August – For PS4
Yet another game that's set in an apocalyptic future, Everybody's Gone to the Rupture will allow players to explore what's left of a small town while also learning about the folks who once lived there. Expect player choices in the game to directly impact the overall gameplay.
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition – 11 August – for PS4
When Gauntlet was released exclusively for PC in 2014, it created a kind of uproar among fans who were also waiting to play it on their home consoles. And now, a reboot of the 2014 title is finally making an appearance on PS4, with the game set to feature online and local co-op, apart from new monsters and modes. Sure the game will present a setting of a "world painted blood", but it's not linked to the Slayer you are thinking about.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – 11 August – For PS4, Xbox One and PC
This is the latest title to have emerged out of the Toy Soldier tower-defence franchise, and will feature armies that will be led by well-known toy franchises such as He-Man and G.I. Joe.
Volume – 18 August – For PS4, PS Vita and PC
Volume is basically a game that's made in the image of the legendary Robin Hood, with gameplay elements borrowed from the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Players will be helped by a device called 'Volume' in their adventures, with the main character voiced by YouTube celeb Charlie McDonnell.
Armikrog – 18 August – For PC
When we first heard of Armikrog, it was a Kickstarter project, coming directly from the creator of the very-popular Earthworm Jim. Armikrog will make use of claymation to pan out the game that centres on Tommynaut, a space explorer who crash landed on a hostile planet and mush not escape it.
Zombi – 18 August – For PS4, Xbox One and PC
Zombi is set to be the high profile port for the previously released ZombiU for the Nintendo Wii U. Expect all the backpacking and unpaused thrill from the previous game, minus the second screen functionality.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 – 18 August – For PS Vita
Not much to say about Resident Evil Revelations 2, except that the game is finally making its way to all the users of the handheld PS Vita from Sony.
Risen 3: Enhanced Edition – 21 August – For PS4
This is just an enhanced console verison of the original Risen 3 and boasts groundbreaking graphics, when mixed with the power of PS4. The PS4 remake also offers the previously released DLC for the game.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – 25 August – For Xbox One
This is the one franchise Xbox One fans have been crying out for so long. For the Xbox One, the GoW series gets a much needed facelift with enhanced visuals via an Ultimate Edition. Plus, it supports fill backward compatibility for all the games in the series.
Until Dawn – 25 August – For PS4
Until Dawn, an upcoming survival horror title from Supermassive Games, is set to offer a storyline based on choices and different endings. Until Dawn has been designed in a way that it is impossible to load a previous save files to change your choices. Whatever you choose is final and the game builds upon it.
Dishonored: Definitive Edition – 25 August – For PS4 and Xbox One
Like the GoW HD-remake, Dishonored will also be treated to enhanced visuals and gameplay in the final week of August, thanks to the game's Definitive Edition. Note that all of Dishonored's DLC, including The Knife of Dunwall and Dunwall City Trials, are now included for free.
Madden NFL – 25 August – For PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360
Madden NFL 16 is set to release in a couple of weeks, ahead of the start of the NFL regular season. There's the new 'Draft Champions' mode this year, aiming to emulate the popular fantasy football leagues experience.
Disney Infinity 3.0 – 30 August – For PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC
Disney Infinity 3.0 comes to all major platforms this month and will present figurines from Marvel, Star Wars and Disney universe.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial City DLC – 31 August – For PC
Big news awaits Elder Scrolls fans on the last day of August as the game will receive its first major DLC pack, Imperial City. With the new DLC, ESO fans can expect extended Veteran Ranks, a new currency for new gear, alongside two new dungeons when Molag Bal invades Tamriel's capital city.
Stay tuned for more updates!