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5 Games Released This August You NEED To Play (2017)

We’re teetering on the edge of one of the biggest video-game rollouts of the year, with highly anticipated games for every console coming out left and right.

With the August releases that have already come, and some other ones that are set to hit shelves within the next week, this month has truly been a great time to be a gamer. That said, here are some highly anticipated games that you should definitely try to get your hands on before spoilers inevitably find themselves online:

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Release date: August 29, 2017

Console: Nintendo Switch


Courtesy of Ubisoft

It really isn’t surprising that the newest Mario installment would find itself on a highly anticipated video-games list, as Mario has been dominating the industry for close to 40 years now. Even though it’s a mashup, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is no different, and will serve as a much-needed appetiser while we wait for the main course, Super Mario Odyssey, set to be released in October.

This cheeky Mario game will take on turn-based combat, and will feature 8 playable characters from the Mario franchise including Mario (obviously!), Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi and more.


Yakuza Kiwami

Release date: August 29, 2017

Console: PlayStation 4


Courtesy of Sega

We’re finally on the heels of the highly anticipated remake of Yakuza (2005) to be released for the PlayStation 4, and we’re LIVING for it! For those who missed the 2005 smash hit, we’ll give you a little run down: it’s open world, a straight brawler, and everything you ever wanted from an action adventure game.

The game was made to showcase the lifestyle of the yakuza in Japan, and the creator, Toshihiro Nagoshi did not hold back!


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Release date: August 8, 2017

Console: PC, PlayStation 4


Courtesy of Ninja Theory

This new psychological horror video game is sure to get P.T fans excited! This game, that has been described as an “Independent AAA”, avoids the cheap tropes of the horror-genre and gets you straight with well-thought out gameplay and characters.

Wikipedia says the story is about “a Pict based on Celtic mythology and Norse mythology,” and a “Hellish underworld made up of Senua’s psychotic manifestations of her reality and mind.”


Madden NFL 18

Release date: August 25, 2017

Console: PlayStation 4, Xbox One


Courtest of EA Tiburon, EA Sports

Just in time for football season, Madden NFL 18 is set to deliver! This new installment to the Madden series will have everything you’ve come to love over the years, but will have better graphics, gameplay, controls, and will ultimately just be, well, better.

This 18th edition also will introduce a story mode called “Longshot” where gamers will be able to control fictional character, Devin Wade, as he tries to make it to the NFL.


Sonic Mania

Release date: August 15, 2017

Console: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC


Courtesy of Sega

Sonic is back, and this time he’s taking it back to the good ol’ days of side-scrolling, 16-bit glory. Sonic Mania was announced on the 25th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and according to Wikipedia, was “inspired by the original games released for the Sega Genesis.”

Players can choose to play as 1 of three characters that all have their own special flare. Sonic can perform a move called a “drop dash,” Tails can fly/ swim, and Knuckles can glide/ climb walls.


Now that school’s rolling back out it’s the perfect time for a new video game, since you’re bound to need a study-break eventually. The five games listed above are perfect opportunities for a temporary escape from the day to day, so browse PriceReel once/ if the game is available!

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