The video game release season is upon us.
Although the year is more than half over, there are still a significant number of new video game releases to look forward to, beginning at the end of August and continuing through the holiday season. We will keep you apprised of every notable release on a week-to-week basis, so keep checking back to Heavy to make sure you don’t miss a single video game release date. If you’re looking for something new to play, here is a list of all the new video game releases this week.
**Update 9/4/16: We have compiled a new list of new video game releases this week.
Tuesday, August 30
- Attack on Titan/A.O.T Wings of Freedom (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC): Based on the popular manga and anime series of the same name, this third-person action game first released in Japan in February and is now making its way to the West. The game will relive memorable moments from the first season and features ten playable characters as well as multiplayer missions.
- God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4, Vita, PC): Another game that was initially released in Japan and is now coming West, Rage Burst is an expansion/enhanced version of the original game which adds additional story content, survival missions, a new mechanic known as Blood Rage, and more.
- Resident Evil 4 (Xbox One, PS4): This is the third in a series of planned rereleases by Capcom (Resident Evil 5 and 6 were released earlier in the year). Similarly to the other remasters, this one will include not only the base game but all bonus content and add-ons as well.
- World of Warcraft: Legion (PC, Mac): The sixth expansion pack for the highly popular and long-running MMORPG will add a new playable hero class, the Demon Hunter, a new area known as the Broken Isles, new artifact weapons for each class, order halls, ten 5-man dungeons and two raids, and raise the existing level cap to 110.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition (PS4): Also known as The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition, this release will include the base game along with both expansions and all free DLC packs. The result is over 150 hours of gameplay in an expanded open-world, which is only fitting for the conclusion to Geralt’s story.
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X (PS4, Vita, PC): This is the tenth entry in the popular series of rhythm games created by SEGA and based on the world-famous Vocaloid persona Hatsune Miku. The song list may only contain 30 tracks, but this game has far more story than any previous installments.
- Assetto Corsa (Xbox One, PS4): The highly-rated racing sim from Italian developer Kunos Simulazioni originally released on Steam in December of 2014 and is now getting a console version.
- The Final Station (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux): This post-apocalyptic indie game has players driving a train through a fictional world ravaged by a zombie-like plague. At each stop, you must collect a code that allows you to progress further, along with scavenging for supplies and rescuing any survivors, all while fighting off monsters. While aboard the train, you must attend to the health of your passengers and your vehicle’s maintenance.
- Champions of Anteria (PC): Players will choose from three of five available Champions, each with their own elemental affinity, for each mission in this tactical RTS from Ubisoft that takes place in the same universe asThe Settlers. Lead your small band of heroes to reclaim the kingdom from enemy factions while simultaneously building your hometown.
- Nebulous (PS4, PC, Mac): Guide trapped astronaut Commander Dash Johnson through maze-like levels to his freedom in this indie physics-based puzzle game where you arrange the puzzle pieces in each level to guide him to the next wormhole. It’s been in Steam Early Access since February and is now getting a full release.
- Strike Vector EX (PS4): The popular PC game will blast off on PS4 on the 30th, bringing its frenetic aerial combat to consoles. If you’re into fast-paced, mech-style FPS games, it’s a must-play.
- The Turing Test (Xbox One, PC): The first-person puzzler will release for Xbox One and PC on the 30th, tasking players with discovering the truth of humanity’s research base on Europa. To do so, they’ll have to solve puzzles using their energy manipulation tool to transpose power from one object and into another.
- Verdun (PS4, Xbox One): Verdun is a squad-based multiplayer first-person shooter set during WWI, and after a year in Early Access on Steam, the game is finally getting a release on consoles, coming to both PS4 and Xbox One.
- Livelock (PS4, Xbox One, PC): After a disappointing delay a couple months ago, this sci-fi top-down ARPG will release to Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It’s a vibrant-looking game that places you in the role of a robot — what more could you ask for from a video game?
Wednesday, August 31
- RunGunJumpGun (PC): This beautiful indie platformer looks to be as brutal as it is vibrant, and it has a thumping soundtrack that aims to keep you cheerful after you die, die some more, and then die again.
- Shiny (PC, Xbox One): Robot Kramer 227 must find a way through 20 action levels to rescue his robot pals before Aurora crashes into its sun.
- Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire (PC, Mac): This tactical, turn-based RPG is the debut project from Australian developer Whale Hammer Games, and it draws inspiration from Fire Emblem and XCOM. In Tahira, players control multiplayer characters with various abilities on an isometric grid.
Thursday, September 1
- Axiom Verge (Wii U): The metroidvanian game that was nominated for the Best Independent Game will make its way to Wii U.
- Earthlock: Festival of Magic (PC, Xbox One): The upcoming indie RPG is a turn-based, non-linear game that sets players in the world of Umbra, where a cataclysmic event has stopped the planet from spinning. It will also be featured in Xbox Live’s Games With Gold for September, and is getting a PS4 and Wii U release at a later date.
Friday, September 2
- The Curious Expedition (PC, Mac): This indie roguelike expedition is set in the 19th century and includes dinosaurs. Really, that’s all you need to know, but The Curious Expedition also includes famous historical personalities that players will team up with to explore unknown regions for fame, science, and treasure.
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