Top New Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — August 2019


August is full of video games, and this week is a good chance to play some games you might have missed the first time around, including the Guacamelee One-Two Punch Collection, the arcade-y Damsel, and a Nintendo Switch port of Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition. There’s also a big helping of sci-fi strategy with Age of Wonders: Planetfall and mech mayhem with Metal Wolf Chaos XD.

Guacamelee One-Two Punch Collection — August 6

Available on: PS4, Switch

If you missed out on Guacamelee 1 or 2, now’s your chance to play both wrestling Metroidvanias in one package. The luchador Juan can explore different corners of Mexico, using his wrestling moves to take down bad guys and solve puzzles. Pick up the physical edition, and you’ll get a poster and soundtrack download.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall — August 6

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Planetfall is the fifth entry in Paradox’s Age of Wonders 4X series, and this one is wrapped in a new sci-fi setting. You can choose from six different factions as you undergo those four X’s: exploration, expansion, exploitation, and extermination. Each faction has its own strengths and weaknesses too, leading to deeper strategies.

Metal Wolf Chaos XD — August 6

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

From Software, known nowadays for the Dark Souls series, put out the original Metal Wolf Chaos in 2004. It’s a mech-based action game where the President of the United States suits up to take on a rebellious Vice President in his own mech. Yes, really. This HD version of the game looks better, supports 4K resolution, and features improved controls.

Damsel — August 7

Available on: Xbox One, Switch

Damsel is an arcade action game where your mission is to take down a corporation of of evil vampires. Damsel herself wields a shotgun and special powers, which you can use to fight monsters and rescue hostages. The game has been out on PC for some time, but this week you can revisit it on new platforms.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition — August 8

Available on: Switch

Complete Edition includes Pillars of Eternity and all its DLC, and the critically acclaimed RPG is coming to Switch this week. Combat can be played in real time, or you can pause the action to take a more tactical approach. Thanks to the Switch’s portability, you could start an encounter at home and resume the battle wherever you happen to be later in the day.

August has many more games on the horizon, and New Releases will dive into another batch next week. If you’re looking for more Nintendo Switch ports, Friday the 13th: The Game is making its way to the handheld console, and Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is launching too.

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