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August 2019 video game release schedule – Power fantasies and retro remasters run wild

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It is the final month of winter down here in the southern hemisphere, but the frigid month that lies ahead isn’t ready to let go of your rock-hard nipples just yet. The wind howls, the temperature is colder than my grandmother’s love for me and the rain pelts down like a storm of hail from a Mother Nature who has gone full Karen on the post office that is the world.

Bugger going outside, I’m staying to play me some games. It’s a good thing that August has a few gems on the horizon then, as Astral Chain looks like several power fantasies rolled into one, World of WarCraft goes for a classic re-release and Remedy returns with Control. That last game is the one that interests me the most, because I’ve actually managed to avoid everything there is to know about it.

I honestly have zero idea what it mostly looks like, how it plays or what its primary gimmick even is, because I want to experience that game as blindly as possible. Honestly, that’s what has me excited: The chance to play something with a fresh set of eyes and expectations. Until then, here’s a look at what’s on the horizon for August.

August 1

Jupiter Hell
  • Collapsed (PC)
  • Forged of Blood (PC)
  • Lightstep Chronicles (PC)
  • The Black Widow (PC, iOS, Android)
  • Chroma Squad (Switch)
  • Raiders of the Lost Island – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Pandemic (Xbox One, Switch)
  • Jupiter Hell – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Hamsterdam (PC, Switch, Android, iOS)

August 2

The Church in the Darkness
  • Madden NFL 20 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Dry Drowning (PC)
  • The Church in the Darkness (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

August 6

Metal Wolf Chaos XD
  • Silver Chains (PC)
  • DC Universe Online (Switch)
  • Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum (PC, Mobile)
  • Metal Wolf Chaos XD (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

August 7

Legends of Aria
  • The Forbidden Arts (PC, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Legends of Aria – Steam Early Access (PC)

August 8

  • Stone Story RPG – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Steel Circus – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Sudoku Universe (Switch)
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition (Switch)

August 9

  • Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Switch)
  • Taimumari: Complete Edition (Switch)

August 13

  • Emberlight (PC)
  • Dicey Dungeons (PC)
  • Friday the 13th: The Game (Switch)
  • Exception (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw (PC)
  • Never Give Up (PC, Switch)

August 14

  • The Great Perhaps (PC)
  • Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark (Switch)

August 15

Ion Fury
  • Exploding Babies – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Ion Fury – official launch (PC)
  • Darq (PC)
  • Hot Shot Burn – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Train Sim World 2020 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

August 16

  • Zeus Begins (PC)

August 20

Remnant From the Ashes
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Hunt: Showdown – official launch (PC, Xbox One)
  • Rad (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

August 22

  • Oninaki (PC, PS4, Switch)
  • Black Desert (PS4)
  • Super Dodgeball Beats (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Life is Strange 2 – Episode 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

August 27

World of Warcraft Classic
  • World of Warcraft: Classic (PC)
  • Crystar (PS4)
  • Wreckfest (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Control (PC, PS4, Xbox One) 
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (PC)
  • Taste of Power – official launch (PC)
  • Pagan Online – official launch (PC)

August 28

  • Wanderlust (PC, iOS)
  • Headspun (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

August 29

  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

August 30

Astral Chain
  • Astral Chain (Switch)
  • Blair Witch (PC, Xbox One)
  • The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors (PS4, Switch)
  • Root Letter: Last Answer (PS4, Switch)
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers (Switch)
  • Re:Legend – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Unlucky Seven (PC)

August TBC

  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Winds of Magic (PC)
  • Espire 1: VR Operative (Rift, Quest, PS VR, Vive, Index)
  • Pine (PC, Switch)
  • The Vale (PC)
  • Rogue Glitch – Steam Early Access (PC)

Last Updated: August 1, 2019

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