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The Complete List - August 2014 Upcoming Releases

August doesn't look promising for game releases ahead of the bigger titles coming out later this year. However, here are you up and coming releases for August 2014.

Metrico

Release date:  August 5th

Platforms: PS Vita

Genre:  Action

Synopsis:  Metrico is an indie game based on infographics placing you in a dream world to solve puzzles

Publisher:  Digital Dreams

Road Not Taken

Release date:  August 5th

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Genre:  Puzzle

Summary:  Spry Fox's roguelike-puzzle hybrid has a release date and humorous new trailer straight out of the 90's. The tailer tells the story of two kids bored with a first-person shooter who are saved by Road Not Taken. Road Not Taken takes the classic spin of procedurally generated worlds and perma-death known to roguelikes and adds interesting puzzle components and narrative angles. In order to save the people from your town, you must navigate the woods using your powers and energy to solve puzzles. If you run out of energy, you die. The story will take place over a span of many years and promises. - source: gameinformer

Publisher:  Spry Fox

 

 

Sacred 3

Release date:  August 5th

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Genre:  Action

Synopsis:  The evil Emperor Zane is flooding the world of Ancaria with hordes of minions. What’s a rogue to do? Band together with three other heroes and compete to see who can get the most kills, of course.

Publisher:  Deep Silver

The Swapper

Release date:  August 5th

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita

Genre:  Puzzle

Gameplay: The Swapper is a side-scrolling puzzle-platform video game. The player controls a person stranded on a damaged space station and looking for means to escape. To do so, they must explore the station and find orbs that are used to activate certain doors, allowing them to progress further into the game. The game uses some concepts of "Metroidvania" games in which the player may have to backtrack through the facility, divided into a number of rooms, to proceed within the game

Publisher:  Facepalm Games

 

Ultimate Street Fighter IV

Release date:  August 8th

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Genre:  Fighting

Gameplay: Producer Yoshinori Ono has stated that he wanted to keep the game closer to Street Fighter II. A new system called Focus Attacks (Saving Attack for the Japanese version) has been introduced, as well as Ultra Moves. The traditional six-button control scheme has returned, with new features and Special Moves integrated into the input system, mixing classic gameplay with additional innovations

Publisher:  Capcom

 

Hohokum

Release date:  August 12th

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Genre:  Action

Summary: Honeyslug's charming and vibrant Hohokum has a new launch trailer. PlayStation Plus members who pre-order get a discount, and all pre-orders come with exclusive DLC and a PlayStation 3 theme. Hohokum is a game that focuses on interactivity and trying new things. Everything in the world has the potential to be a puzzle and it's up to players to figure out where they want to go and what they want to do. - source: gameinformer

Publisher:  Sony Computer Entertainment

 

 

Risen 3: Titan Lords

Release date:  August 12th

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Genre:  Role-playing

Summary: Abandoned by all the gods and suffering from the Titan Wars, a new threat rises from the soil. A young warrior is attacked from the shadows and deprived of his soul. He sets off to reclaim what is lost amidst the darkness that is spreading throughout the world. The banned Mages could be powerful allies on his quest. To get their help, he needs to find the Mage sanctuary on Taranis, also known as the Island of Thunder. Protected by the Guardians, the Mages search the mines of Taranis for crystals loaded with magic energy.

Publisher:  Piranha Bytes

Developer: Deep Silver

 

 

Counter Spy

Release date:  August 19th

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

Genre:  Action

Summary: CounterSpy is an upcoming side-scrolling stealth video game developed by Dynamighty. It will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment as a cross-buy and cross-save title for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. An Android and iOS release is planned for an unknown date. The game is played as a 2D sidescroller with stealth elements. The game takes place during an alternate history Cold War.

Publisher:  Sony Computer Entertainment

Developer: Dynamighty

 

 

Tales of Xillia 2

Release date:  August 19th

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Genre:  Role-Playing

Summary:  What started in Tales of Xillia is hardly over; Tales of Xillia 2 picks up one year later after the worlds of Rieze Maxia and Elympios were united. The two worlds are different as night and day, which brings its own problems as the two populations try to coexist with one another. - source: gameinformer

Publisher:  Namco Tales Studio

Developer: Namco Bandai

 

Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition

Release date:  August 19th

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Genre:  Role-Playing

Summary:  Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is the first expansion pack for the action role-playing video game Diablo III. It was revealed at Gamescom 2013. It was released for the PC and Mac versions of Diablo III on March 25, 2014. Blizzard has stated the expansion will be ported to console versions of Diablo III. The expansion pack content will be released as part of the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition version for consoles. In May 2014, Blizzard announced that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be released on August 19 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. That edition will expand the base Diablo III game on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and bring the game for the first time to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Publisher:  Blizzard

Developer: Blizzard

 

 

Madden NFL 15

Release date:  August 29th

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Genre:  Sports

Summary:  Madden NFL 15 is an upcoming American football sports video game based on the National Football League and published by EA Sports. The game was announced for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One consoles on April 28, 2014, and is expected for release on August 29, 2014 in the United States and three days later in Europe. On May 8, 2014, EA Sports began hosting a cover vote via ESPN to elect the cover athlete for the game

Publisher:  Electronic Arts

Developer:  Electronic Arts

 

 

Hyperdimension Neptunia

Release date:  August 26th & August 17th (Europe)

Platforms: PS Vita

Genre:  Adventure

Synopsis:  Falling into a lower realm known as Gamindustri, an exiled goddess loses an incredible battle, a war, and her memories. Homeless and confused from her amnesia, the female deity named Neptune wonders around the unknown territory before she befriends two girls, Compa and If.  Her companions welcome this energetic, purple-headed outsider who quickly learns some important rules and advice about the human life and monsters. With time and guidance, this heroine will soon learn to regain her powers to protect Planeptune and others. Source gamerheadlines

Publisher: Sega
Developer:  Idea Factory International

 

DLC’s & Special Editions, Other

  • Dark Souls II - Crown of the Old Iron King DLC -  August 26th for PS3, 360 & PC
  • Infamous: Second Son - First Light DLC -  August 26 for PS4
  • Metro Redux (Digitally as Metro: 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux - August 26 for Xbox One, PS4, PC) 

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