New this week in video games (23 Aug
There is only one month left until the fall season arrives, which means our bank accounts are going to take a massive hit from all over the place. upcoming game releases. It looks like it could come a little sooner than you expected, however.
I guess it seems the editors are ignoring everything to do with “back to school” because August saw some really big releases. Speaking of this month, it’s coming out with a bang. Here are the game releases for this week (August 23-27).
Aliens: Fireteam Elite – PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S / X, PC (Steam)
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a sequel set 23 years after the events of the original trilogy. You play as a Colonial Marine in the face of the constant threat of the Xenomorphs. It’s a third person horde shooter with multiple classes to choose from. Customize your character, team up with two other people online or complete AI for your teammates and face the many horrors that await you.
Stick around for our review and subsequent guides for the game.
King II bonus – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)
The sequel to the 1990 game is finally going to be a thing. There has been spinoff and filler titles between those two games, but for it to get a proper sequel 31 years later, it’s crazy. King’s Bounty II is a turn-based tactical RPG like Heroes of Might and Magic. He is said to have a “non-linear adventure of betrayal, sacrifice and survival”. It will also take place in a new world of Antara, more specifically on the continent of Nostria.
Murder Mystery Machine – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)
This game was originally on Apple Arcade and is now making its way to home consoles and PCs. Murder Mystery Machine is an isometric detective game. Investigate crime scenes, solve mysteries and present cases in this episodic adventure to shed light on the murder of a well-known politician.
If you’re a fan of games like Ace Attorney or Danganronpa, this might be something to consider, given the similar premises. This game seems to be a lot darker and more mature considering the settings and overall tone.
Psychonauts 2 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Series S / X, PC (Steam), Linux, MacOS
Wow, another game that hasn’t seen a proper sequel in over a decade is finally going to get just that. Psychonauts 2 was highly anticipated by many fans of the first game. It’s a game that’s been known to be a thing since 2015, so there’s definitely a lot of hype going on. Psychonauts 2 will also arrive on Xbox Game Pass on the day of its release.
Stay on our site as we’ll have a Day 1 review of Psychonauts 2.
Hotel life: a resort simulator – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S / X, PC (Steam)
Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator seeks to be a relaxed sandbox simulation game in which players will use their creative freedom to create their ideal hotel / resort experience. It seems like an odd time to release a game like this, however. Lots of people come back from their vacations and I’m pretty sure no one wants to stay in that vacation mood when the real thing hits. Still, it could be a relaxing game for fans of games like Animal Crossing or Jurassic World Evolution.
Caving 1 and 2 – Nintendo Switch
Spelunky games have been out for all the other major platforms today for quite some time. These two games will finally be released on Switch, which is the ideal platform for games of this genre. Spelunky 1 and 2 are roguelike platform games that are definitely on the more difficult side. You can check out our review of Spelunky and Spelunky 2 here.
Baldo: the guardian owls – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)
Baldo is an upcoming action-RPG game with artistic flair from Studio Ghibi. At a quick glance, it looks like the popular Ni no Kuni games, but has that aerial camera style of something like a classic Legend of Zelda game. Fans of indies and the aforementioned games would probably have a lot of fun with Baldo.
No more heroes III – Nintendo Switch
Travis Touchdown’s triumphant return to the main series No More Heroes has been a long one. This hack and slash adventure will finally resume as one of the biggest hits of the end of the summer. Travis is going to have to unsheathe his Beam Katana, pick up a few new moves along the way, and muster his crew to prevent the Galactic Overlord Prince FU from invading Earth.
Stick around for our next No More Heroes 3 review.
Tormented souls – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S / X, PC (Steam)
Inspired by the original Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark series, Tormented Souls brings back the classic survival horror genre. Play as protagonist Caroline Walker, who investigates an abandoned mansion where two twins have gone missing. She will have to use all she can to combat any threats that come her way. Walker will also have to keep his mind about her, especially in the puzzles she faces in this abandoned structure.