School might be back in session soon, but that doesn’t mean gamers can’t get some quality time with some new games next month. On that note, here are 5 games we’re looking forward to in August. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.
5 Games We’re Looking Forward to in August
Developed by Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon, LawBreakers is the latest shooter to come from the mind of Cliff Bleszinski. Players choose from one of several Roles in this arena-style first-person shooter, made up of two teams of five players. Modes include Overcharge (A capture-the-flag style mode with a “Battery” as the flag), Turf War (which has people locking down positions), and Blitzball (which has players taking a ball to their enemy’s base. We’re looking forward to taking part in its fast-paced action, and seeing the community that will develop.
LawBreakers will come out for the PlayStation 4 and PC on August 8, 2017.
A soft reboot of the Hot Shots Golf series of games, Clap Hanz and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Everybody’s Golf has people partaking in an arcade-style version of golf. Included in the game is character creation and customization, online play, the ability to drive golf carts, and the ability to free roam. We’re looking forward to diving back into this game’s addictive style of play, and also creating the perfect character.
Everybody’s Golf will come out for the PlayStation 4 on August 29, 2017.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
The worlds of Nintendo’s Mario series and Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids series collide in the upcoming Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Unlike previous entries, the game is a turn-based tactical role-playing video game that has players wielding guns that shoot laser beams. We’re looking forward to forming the perfect strategy, and also seeing how each battle unfolds.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will come out for the Nintendo Switch on August 29, 2017.
A remake of the game that started it all, SEGA’s Yakuza Kiwami tells the tale of the Dragon of Dojima Kazuma Kiryu and the search for ten billion yen. Players will explore the lush scenescape of Kamurocho, taking on thugs and partaking in minigames along the way. We’re looking forward to seeing this remastered world, and also taking control of Goro Majima as well.
Yakuza Kiwami will come out for the PlayStation 4 on August 29, 2017.
SEGA’s spiky blue mascot Sonic has had his ups and downs, but Christian Whitehead has big plans for the fastest thing alive with the upcoming release of Sonic Mania. Containing levels from previous titles along with new zones, it is a love letter to those who grew up on the original 2D platformers of the 90s. We’re looking forward to exploring each level, along with just basking in the sweet nostalgia.
Sonic Mania will come out for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on August 15, 2017.