Airplanes. Golf. Toads. This week’s new releases scratch a bunch of different kinds of gaming itches. Some of the biggest games deliver a fair bit of nostalgia. We’ve been waiting for a long time for a new Battletoads game, and after making a return with playable characters in Killer Instinct a few years ago, the brawling amphibians are finally getting a new game. Battletoads release on Thursday. Other players may find a different kind of nostsalgia in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the beloved series is coming back in a big way on PC, led by gorgeous visuals and real airports and planes.
The other releases that stand out are Rogue Leagacy 2, the sidescrolling adventure about that explores family trees in unique ways, and PGA Tour 2K21, a new series from The Golf Club developer HB Studios.
Let us know what games you will be picking up this week in the comments section below:
Mortal Shell (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Rogue Legacy 2 (PC)
New Super Lucky’s Tale (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Previous Week: August 9-15 With players still flocking to Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone, turning heads in the battle royale genre will be challenging, but Ubisoft believes it has just the game to do that in Hyper Scape. Yet another free-to-play title, Hyper Scape embraces verticality and high-tech gadgets to give it a much different flavor than the games of note.
If you don’t jump into Hyper Scape or are looking for something a little different, you can always transform yourself into a tiny bug in Metamorphosis, or slice up demons of hell in Dying Light: Hellraid. Additionally, Double Kick Heroes on Switch looks like something fun and different with its music/action focus. August 11 Brunch Club (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Hyper Scape (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) Prehistoric Dude (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) Volta-X (Switch, PC)
August 13 The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines (Xbox One, Switch) Bite the Bullet (Switch, PC) Boomerang Fu (Switch, PC) Darkestville Castle (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) Double Kick Heroes (Switch) Dying Light: Hellraid (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) Ever Forward (PC) Faeria (Switch) Total War Saga: Troy (PC)
August 14 Bite the Bullet (Xbox One) – Read Review EA Sports UFC 4 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Previous Week: August 2-8 This is a good week to catch up on your backlog of games. No title truly has a spotlight on it, but we have had a blast playing Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, and we can’t wait to see how the Vin Diesel-led Fast & Furious Crossroads turns out.