New Games Releasing This Week: August 28 - September 3

 
 

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, keep an eye out for the September 2018 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 29th

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

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Switch

The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ system, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best of the Mario and Rabbids franchises, combining all that you love about Mario’s iconic universe with the side-splitting antics of the Rabbids.

Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

The greatest rock-racing, tower defense, art history game is back! Like the title says, Bigger & Boulder cranks up the surrealism and gameplay with chaotic 4P multiplayer, new time periods, and improved graphics, physics, and destructibility powered by UE4 to be, well… BIGGER AND BOULDER.

Yakuza Kiwami

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PS4

Being retold in Kiwami is the nascent character arc for Yakuza - the game begins with series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu getting sent to prison for the murder of his family patriarch (which he didn't commit). To make matters worse, during the 10 years of his imprisonment, not only does Kiryu's clan expel him from the yakuza, but ¥10 billion (~$100 million) goes missing from the clan treasury. Worse yet, Kiryu's childhood sweetheart is also nowhere to be found, and with the entirety of the Japanese underworld on the hunt for the missing cash, Kiryu is all but lost until he finds the orphan girl Haruka, searching for her aunt who shares the same name as Kiryu's missing love. What follows from there is a web of betrayal, underworld politics, and redemption as nothing will stop Kiryu from regaining his honor.

Absolver

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

In the ruins of the fallen Adal Empire, you awaken with a mysterious mask on your face, and faint recollections of an esoteric ceremony. Freeing you from hunger, thirst, and even death, the mask is the creation of the Guides, the rulers of these lands, who have placed you here to determine whether you are worthy of becoming part of the elite corps of Absolvers. As you wander these forsaken lands, encountering other Prospects like you, you will learn new combat styles, acquire weapons, gear and armor, and build a team of warriors with whom to fight side by side in Arenas of combat.

Sonic Mania

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PC

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!

Resident Evil: Revelations

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PS4, Xbox One

The story is set at a time before the Kijuju and Lanshiang bioterror incidents when the BSAA was still a young organization. Join Jill Valentine aboard a ghost ship in the Mediterranean Sea searching for her old partner, Chris Redfield. Learn the hidden truth behind the destruction of a floating city. Or play in Raid Mode for a co-op killing-spree with friends over the Internet.

ARK: Survival Evolved

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PS4, Xbox One, PC

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, use your skill and cunning to kill or tame & ride the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements, while teaming up with or preying upon hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

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PS4, Xbox One

Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience on PC, comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version, including all DLC and expansions in a single package.

August 30th

Everybody's Golf (2017)

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It’s tee time. Play a round of golfing fun and games with friends on the fairways. Create your golfer, grab your clubs and level up your swing skills with easy to learn controls. Hop into a golf buggy to zip across the open courses – or relax by the water hazards for a spot of fishing between holes. Hit the bogeys and birdies online or go it alone in matches, tournaments, missions and mini-games discovering new secrets with every stroke. This is the golf game for everyone where fun, laughter and excitement are par for the course.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

August 31st

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part standalone story adventure set three years before the events of the first game. This time play as Chloe Price, a rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber in a dramatic new story in the BAFTA award winning franchise.

September 1st

Warriors All-Stars

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Summoned from a diverse range of worlds and time periods to save a mysterious land at the brink of destruction, the champions of Warriors All-Stars find themselves in the middle of a clash for control. When a magical power source dries up after the king’s passing, princess Tamaki performs a ritual to summon saviours in times of dire need, but her power spirals out of control and scatters them across the domain. As the legend foretells that the land’s liberator will be crowned its new ruler, Tamaki sets out at once to seek the new arrivals and restore peace to the kingdom. However, so do her rivals Setsuna and Shiki – descendants of the royal family who also vie for the throne. Uncertain of their fate, the champions are split into three separate groups with no choice but to duke it out for dominance.



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Monday 28 Aug 2017 9:01 AM
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That's a lot of games on the 29th. Pretty sure Ark has been pushed back to the 1st though. Physically at least.
 
 
 
Posted by mchumdinghy
On Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:15 AM
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Jeepers, the games just keep on coming! 2017 is going to be one heck of a year to look back on
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 28 Aug 2017 12:19 PM
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It sucks the Profits from Pillars of Eternity probably wont go into Pillars 2
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 28 Aug 2017 12:20 PM
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Are the Yakuza games first party exclusives? luckily pc gaming is growing in Japan so then more games will come to the pc.
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Monday 28 Aug 2017 4:15 PM
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Metronomicon is also releasing on PS4 tomorrow. Recommend checking it it if you're interested in rhythm games and RPGs