The summer calm has come to an end. Dozens of games will hit store shelves in August 2021. But which ones should be taken to the collection right away, and which ones are on sale? Now let’s try to figure it out.
Release: August 2
GRIME is one of those games that needs to be greeted by dress, and, as you know, by its gameplay. Absolutely surreal design with beautiful backdrops, creatively drawn common enemies and creepy bosses. And the main character does not lag a bit behind the general atmosphere. Instead of a head, the artists endowed the protagonist with a black hole (literally), and gave various kinds of living beings as weapons. It sounds intriguing, but we will find out on August 2 how GRIME will be played in practice.
Release: August 12
“Royal Battles” have already oversaturated the market, it would seem that there is no room for new, not famous studios at all. However, creative developers will not calm down in any way and continue to release more and more insane projects. Naraka: Bladepoint is one of those. This is a Battle Royale set in the setting of medieval Japan, which means that myths, legends, parkour and everyone’s favorite katanas, as well as swords, bows, mini-guns and so on, will appear in your eyes. Otherwise, everything is according to the classics: loot and try to remain the only survivor among 60 players.
Release: August 12
Dean Hall decided not to stop at the success of DayZ and is ready to release a new game – Icarus . This is a cooperative survival simulator – without zombies and on a completely wild, distant planet. Team up in a group of up to eight people, you have to hunt and search for resources to survive in an area of 64 square kilometers. Limited time will become a distinctive feature of the game. A group of “prospectors” disembarks from orbit on an unknown planet for a certain period of time. If you do not go back before its end, then all the extracted resources will be lost. It should be borne in mind that on release the game will not support the Russian language.
Release: August 17
Humankind is a 4X strategy game from the young French studio Amplitude Studios , which was created by people from Ubisoft 10 years ago. All this time, the company has been releasing niche turn-based strategies, but immediately after the takeover by Sega, the developers were able to aim for something more. In Humankind, players have a long way to go from the Neolithic era to space flight. At the same time, you will be required to participate in historical events, where you will make difficult decisions: you will have to create wonders of the world and observe the fusion of various cultures. Despite the fact that you yourself are free to create history, all game elements will fully correspond to historical reality.
Release: August 19
12 Minutes is a story of how a simple romantic dinner can end in a tragic way. Here is the husband sitting opposite his wife. A policeman bursts into the room. And here is a battered man lying on the floor, and a woman in handcuffs listens to a murder charge. However, it turns out that this is a temporary loop that lasts exactly 12 minutes, and it is you who have to break it, well, or at least try to do it.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Release: August 24
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a bright and colorful action-adventure game. The linear story follows a girl named Kena who is a guide for lost souls. For this, the girl uses unusual creatures called “rotten”: the more they gather next to the heroine, the stronger she becomes. The creatures will help Ken in solving puzzles and in battles with various monsters. For the latter, a magic staff is also used, if necessary, transforming into a bow. This is the first game for the Ember Lab studio , which means that, despite the promising trailers, you should not rush to pre-order.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits game (PS5)
King’s bounty 2
Release: August 24
Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
Continuation of the legendary RPG with turn-based battles from Russian developers 1C Game Studios . This time, game makers decided to create a completely new product with an eye on modern realities, game design and cinematography, but at the same time retained the inherent series of dividing the battlefield into hexes and alternating moves. What will come of this, we will find out on August 24.King’s Bounty II Day One Edition (PS4) 3,799 *
Release: August 24
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person shooter with survival elements. The action takes place 23 years after the events of the film “Alien” . You have to play as experienced marines and meet more than 20 types of space reptiles, 11 of which will be unloved by many xenomorphs. You can play with friends or alone, but with bots.Aliens: Fireteam Elite game (PS4)
Release: August 25
Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, XSX
Continuation of the adventures of the young psychic Razputin Aquato from the notorious Tim Schaefer . The boy will once again have to overcome the labyrinths of the mind in order to unravel the real conspiracy and save fellow super-spies from trouble. The game promises to be even more vigorous and entertaining than the first part. For this, the main character will be endowed with new abilities. And, of course, corporate humor and an extremely unusual visual style will not go anywhere.
Release: August 31
In New World , the new MMO from Amazon , magic and technological advancement clash. Gamers are waiting for battles in real time, pumping, PvE and PvP battles, a classless development system, quests, building their own house and other attributes familiar to the genre. The setting looks interesting: a whole continent was chosen as a location, to the creation of which the authors were inspired by medieval America.
It might be interesting
Book of Travels (August 30 / PC) – A stylish MMO where you don’t have a goal or a clear storyline. The player chooses his own path.
Rustler (August 31st / PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, NS) is a medieval variation of the early GTA versions with “gopnik” in the lead role.
The list intentionally includes only new games coming out for the first time on any platform. Console ports, major add-ons and relocations from one store to another are not NEW releases.