New Games Releasing This Week: August 14 - 20

 
 

Don’t know what games are coming out this week? Don’t worry! We here at NZGamer.com have you covered, organising some of the biggest releases into one handy article. Remember, you'll also get VIP points for following games – so make sure to add these ones too!

For a broader look at what's coming out, check the August 2017 Game Release Schedule. For an overview of the year, check out the 2017 Game Release Schedule, which we'll periodically be updating.

Note: While this list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, it is difficult to cover everything, especially with the growing prominence of downloadable and indie games. The dates of some releases can also shift around. If you notice anything that's missing, please let us know in the comments, or by emailing news@nzgamer.com.

August 15th

The Pillars of the Earth

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

12th century, England: In a time of poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and safety for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. A game in three parts based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.

Observer

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

What would you do if your fears were hacked? >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear. Play as an Observer, the new front line of neural police, as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.

Cities: Skylines

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience. From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!

Sonic Mania

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PS4, Xbox One, Switch

It's the ultimate Sonic celebration! Sonic returns in a new 2D platforming high speed adventure, and he's not alone! Developed in collaboration between SEGA, Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games, experience new zones and remixed classic levels with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles!

StarCraft: Remastered

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PC

The remastered graphics and audio will bring a modern look and feel to the timeless classic, with widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution. Other updates will include new illustrations to enhance storytelling in the StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War campaign missions; advanced matchmaking; full connectivity to Blizzard’s gaming network for social features and updates; cloud saving for campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and keybinds; support for eight new languages in addition to the original five; and more. While these improvements will bring StarCraft to the modern era, gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved, for an experience that will feel identical to veteran players.

Undertale

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PS4, Vita

Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever. Killing is unnecessary: negotiate out of danger using the unique battle system. Time your attacks for extra damage, then dodge enemy attacks in a style reminiscent of top-down shooters. Original art and soundtrack brimming with personality. Soulful, character-rich story with an emphasis on humor. Created mostly by one person. Become friends with all of the bosses! At least 5 dogs. You can date a skeleton. Hmmm... now there are 6 dogs...? Maybe you won't want to date the skeleton. I thought I found a 7th dog, but it was actually just the 3rd dog. If you play this game, can you count the dogs for me...? I'm not good at it.

August 16th

Matterfall

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PS4

Transport yourself to the vertical cities of a distant future and fight for control of a mysterious “smart matter” that is overrunning your world – and giving rise to hordes of matter infected enemies. Harness your aerial agility with extreme leaps and slides as you blast through relentless waves of foes. Use an arsenal of matter infused weapons to take down your enemies and manipulate the smart matter that surrounds you to use every environment to your advantage in epic locations including the Fortuna City, Hydroponics and Matter Mines.

Nidhogg 2

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PS4, PC

The rules are simple. Reach the other side and kill anyone that stands in your way. Deftly parry and rend their throats, riddle their bowels with arrows, or squish their brains between your toes. The wurm cares not for chivalry.

August 18th

Agents of Mayhem

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In a simultaneous global assault, LEGION has taken control over the nations of the world and the only force left to stop them is MAYHEM. Led by the mysterious and no-nonsense Persephone Brimstone, MAYHEM’s elite Super Agents are called to the city of Seoul, South Korea. Led by LEGION Minister Doctor Babylon and his diabolical lieutenants, a nefarious plot is set in motion to build a world-altering device that will grant unrivaled power to the supervillain organization. In order to stop LEGION and take back the world, the Agents of Mayhem will traverse a sprawling urban battlefield from the ground to the rooftops and team up as a super-agent collective to stop LEGION at any cost.



 

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Comments Comments (13)

 
Posted by cortez72
On Monday 14 Aug 2017 8:26 AM
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Sonic Mania and Cities both caught my eye here. Now to win lotto so I have the time to play them.
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Monday 14 Aug 2017 10:01 AM
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Looking forward to Matterfall, Housemarque make absolutely amazing games. Will be grabbing a physical copy from The Warehouse.
 
 
 
Posted by Booker_T_SUCKAAA
On Monday 14 Aug 2017 12:46 PM
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Sonic Mania for me! My boys will be looking forward to the weekend (Playstation playing time!).
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Monday 14 Aug 2017 12:51 PM
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YAY FINALLY SONIC! :D
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 14 Aug 2017 1:57 PM
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The Pillars of the Earth look's interesting ill pick that up, i wonder when crash trilogy is coming to pc?
 
 
 
Posted by Deanology
On Monday 14 Aug 2017 2:53 PM
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Quite liked Pillars of the Earth tv show.. Be interesting to see what the game is like.
 
 
 
Posted by czk51
On Monday 14 Aug 2017 3:48 PM
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Probably pick up Sonic Mania coz the 2 player co-op with my kid will be a hoot. Plus, dat nostalgia.
 
 
 
Posted by Xaphriel
On Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 11:19 AM
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Not to boast but I'm currently ranked 14th in the world in Matterfall. No big deal :P

(It's totally a big deal and everyone should be super jealous)
 
 
 
Posted by Moeggo
On Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 12:54 PM
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Sonic could be temping!
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 1:46 PM
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There are a lot of good Horror games, and here i am too scared to play any of them :(
 
 
 
Posted by Overdrive5000
On Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 5:07 PM
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Half of those games aren't even releasing here on the Xbox store.. as usual we always get neglected
 
 
 
Posted by czk51
On Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 8:18 AM
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Grabbed Sonic, so much for my 'no-more-games August'... but great price on Switch.
 
 
 
Posted by captain X nz
On Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 9:59 AM
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15 August 2017, 11:19 AM Reply to Xaphriel
Not to boast but I'm currently ranked 14th in the world in Matterfall. No big deal :P

(It's totally a big deal and everyone should be super jealous)
I was in the top 10 the other day, but held back....