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The past few months saw what could have been the best stretch of quality games in recent memory. With games like the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake and Last of Us Part II, to brand new IPs like Ghost of Tsushima, one can only look forward to more as we head into the next generation.

August looks to slow down the pace a bit in terms of high profile releases but there are a number of gems spread throughout the month, like Horizon Zero Dawn for the PC, Battletoads for the Xbox One and PC, Fall Guys for the PlayStation 4 (which is free for PS Plus Subscribers), and No Straight Roads.

Here is your game release calendar for August 2020:

August 4

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (PS4)
  • Skully (PS4, Switch, Xone)

August 7

  • Fast & Furious Crossroads (PS4, Switch, Xone, PC)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (PC)

August 11

  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon: Infinite Combat (PS4, Switch)

August 13

  • A Total War Saga: Troy (PC)

August 14

  • UFC 4 (PS4, Xone)

August 18

  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PS4, Xone)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)
  • Rogue Legacy 2 (PC)

August 20

  • Battletoads (Xone)

August 21

  • PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4, Switch, Xone)
  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (PS4, Switch, Xone)

August 25

  • No Straight Roads (PS4, Xone, PC)
  • Monstrum (Xone)

August 27

  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered (PS4, Switch)
  • Tell Me Why: Chapter 1 (Xone, PC)
  • Surgeon Simulator 2 (PC)

August 28

  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (PS4, Switch)
  • Madden NFL 21 (PS4, Xone)
  • Project Cars 3 (PS4, Xone, PC)
  • Wasteland 3 (PS4, Xone, PC)
  • Windbound (PC)

August 31

  • Descenders (PS4, Switch)

June was quite the exciting month in gaming as The Last of Us 2 finally hit retail along with other notable entries like The Isle of Armor for Pokemon Sword & Shield and Valrorant, among others.

July is shaping to be another month to look forward on account of a diverse lineup of games. It’s all here: VR, returning IPs, new IPs, remakes… You name it, July has got it!

Here are our picks for games to look out for this month!

Marvel’s Iron Man VR (Playstation VR) – July 3, 2020

It’s been a long time since the MCU’s Infinity Saga concluded but the memorable cast of Marvel’s heroes and villains are still fresh in the minds of everyone, especially MCU poster boy Iron Man. PS VR owners are in for a treat as they become the one and only Iron Man in this VR adventure that’s sure to give you the ride of your life.

CrossCode (Playstation 4, Switch, Xbox One) – July 9, 2020

Released back in 2018 for the PC, CrossCode will definitely get your attention for its 16-bit look, and there’s good reason it’ll be releasing for consoles this July on account of the praise it has been getting not only for the nostalgic retro look but also its action and puzzle elements. This blast from the past title is certainly something to look out for.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch, PC) – July 10 (PAL) and 14, 2020 (NA)

If you can’t get enough of the farming life, then you’ll very likely want to get this entry in the game series that introduced us to the joys of farming, Harvest Moon aka Story of Seasons. It’s actually a remake of the Game Boy Advance title of the same name (just with the title change) and has already been released for the Switch in Japan back in October 17, 2019. This July 2020 though, the West will be able to now experience it with an English release for not only the Switch, but also on PC.

Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch) – July 17, 2020

You can never count everyone’s favorite plumber out when it comes to a game release. Mario is back and is in a new Paper Mario title for the Nintendo Switch. Those who can’t get enough of Paper Mario’s action RPG type gameplay will have something to look forward to now with this newest entry in the series.

Ghost of Tsushima (Playstation 4) – July 17, 2020

It would be a crime to leave this out of the list. Another highly anticipated Playstation exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, is looking to fulfill your samurai fantasy upon its release where you play as Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai in Tsushima Island during the Mongol invasion of Japan. Bring out the Samurai in you using stealth or head-on sword fighting, and with the developers very hard at work to make the swordplay something worth your while, we just can’t wait.

Destroy All Humans! (Playstation 4, PC, Xbox One) – July 28, 2020

Last month, a classic Spongebob game was remastered. This month sees another well-known title get the remastered treatment. Destroy All Humans was an exciting sandbox title back when it was released back in June 21, 2005 where, as an alien named Cryto, your job is… well… to destroy all humans. It spawned a few more sequels due to its success and we’ll see if lightning strikes twice when the remake launches this July 2020

Grounded (PC, Xbox One) – July 30, 2020

Here’s something for all the Xbox owners. Developers Obsidian Entertainment, of Fallout and Outer Worlds fame, are crafting this interesting title that hits very close to home. That’s because the adventure takes place in your own backyard. Playing as a shrunken individual, you will need to survive against mundane creatures and hazards that became very dangerous at your current size. It’s definitely a quirky new idea and will be interesting to see how it fares when it is released.

A Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba game is coming to the PlayStation 4 and is being developed by CyberConnect2, known for their most recent outing in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

Details are scarce at this point, but there is some footage that’s been revealed in the form of an announcement trailer and a developer update. Check them out below!

We’ve also been given an sneak peek at a battle royale themed mobile game for iOS and Android titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Keppu Kengeki Royale, scheduled to release later in the year.

Aniplex will be publishing the title while Ufotable and Shueisha will work together to produce the game. No specific release date has been announced but we can expect the game to release in 2021 based on the videos above.

As announced by the Capcom Asia Facebook Page, they’ve officially announced the inevitable news of Resident Evil 3 copies facing possible delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Be advised that only Physical copies (and other packages / bonuses that come with the release) will be affected, digital copies and sales are still on schedule for April 3. As their official distributor, Datablitz will be giving us updates as they come.

Square Enix have already announced that physical copies of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be delayed and now, RE3 officially takes the hit as well. Like FF7, digital will be the way to go if you want to play RE3 on day 1.

We’ll be updating you on further delays as they are officially announced.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released over the weekend, much to the dismay of people who had pre-ordered their physical copies through local retailers. Most, if not all, of the people who are currently enjoying the game took to the eShop and have been playing nonstop since last week!

Some players have played so much of the game that they’ve already found an item duplicate glitch! GameXplain posted a video over the weekend (which has been taken down already) that basically explains a very easy trick to duplicate almost any item that you have in your inventory. You’ll simply need a second player in your game, the item you wish to duplicate that you can place on top of another, and your “base” item.

A video from JammerProHD explains the steps to achieving instant $$$.

So basically, you’ll want to place the two items you have on top of each other, with the item you want to duplicate on top. Invite a second player to your village and start spinning the items around while your main character picks up the item. It’s that simple! You’ll have to repeat the process a few times but it’s a little speed bump in the road to riches.

Easy peasy, yeah? Of course, if you want to play the game “properly” then you’ll want to avoid this glitch at all costs but if you’re looking for a quick buck and maybe a thousand Animal Crossing Themed Nintendo Switches strewn across your village, then have at it.

It’s quite possible that Nintendo already knows about this and are working on a patch to remove the glitch. Until then, I’ll leave you and your inner voices to argue about the morality of it all.

The Witcher 3 for the Switch may not have been the prettiest looking port out there, but no one can deny the magic that was made to get it decently playable. An upcoming update changes all that and more.

Update 3.6 for the Switcher not only includes graphical enhancement sliders but also allows for cross saves between the PC version via Steam and GOG as well as different regional Switch versions.

You can see the full change log below:

The cross save feature alone is HUGE. Imagine playing the game on the go with your Switch, coming home and continuing your progress on the PC seamlessly? Switch owners can rejoice while PS4 and Xbox owners will be left out for this feature unless CDPR decides to implement this in future updates.

If you’re one of the many Animal Crossing fans out there, you’re admittedly very excited for the release of the game next month. Tomorrow though, a huge info drop is about to happen as a 25 minute livestream for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is scheduled for 6AM PT. Locally, that’s around 10PM!

Check out the official announcement below:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is scheduled to release on March 20, 2020.

If by any chance you really, REALLY love Animal Crossing, why not get the themed Switch Unit releasing alongside the game?

Nintendo announces an Animal Crossing themed Switch to release on March 13

Our favorite Cooking Mama may be headed to the Nintendo Switch sooner than you think!

A Dutch retailer called Nedgame released a trailer of the game that shows a March 2020 release window with a $39.99 SRP, around PHP2,000. The video on the page has already been taken down at this point but if this holds true, March is going to be fantastic for the Switch as Animal Crossing will be releasing as well.

 

There’s no official announcement from Nintendo yet so we’ll just have to wait and see but if this is indeed true, then add one more to the list of must buys come March!

Xbox game pass is getting fantastic titles this month and along with the list, a first timer that needs no prior introduction.

You’re not seeing things, folks. Xbox owners rejoice as Yakuza 0 is coming to Xbox Game Pass along with other noteworthy titles, ending February with a bang!

The schedule of availability for these games is as follows:

  • Ninja Gaiden II – February 20
  • Kingdom Hearts III – February 25
  • Two Point Hospital – February 25
  • Wasteland Remastered – February 25
  • Yakuza 0 – February 26
  • Jackbox Party Pack 3 – February 27

You’ll need to have a Game Pass subscription to avail of these titles on launch.

After the previous Critic’s Choice sale, the PlayStation store is gearing up for another one. Entitled “Essential Picks”, you can save up to 70% off on some of your favorite games and most notable in this list would be The Witcher 3 Complete Edition for $14.99 or around PHP750 and Diablo III Eternal Collection for $19.79 or around PHP1,000.

As this is a US based sale, you’ll need to have an R1 / US account to take advantage of the discounted rates that will last until March 3. Check out the full list of titles below!

PS4 Games
Title Sale Original
A WAY OUT $14.99 $29.99
ARK: ABERRATION $9.99 $19.99
ARK: EXTINCTION $9.99 $19.99
ARK: SCORCHED EARTH $9.99 $19.99
ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED $9.99 $49.99
ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED EXPLORER’S EDITION $31.49 $89.99
ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED SEASON PASS $22.49 $44.99
ASASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS GOLD EDITION $24.99 $99.99
ASASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS GOLD EDITION $24.99 $99.99
ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY DELUXE EDITION $19.99 $79.99
ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS $14.99 $59.99
ASSASSIN’S CREED TRIPLE PACK: BLACK FLAG, UNITY, SYNDICATE $29.69 $89.99
BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT $9.99 $19.99
BATTLEFIELD 1 REVOLUTION $9.99 $39.99
BLOODBORNE $14.99 $19.99
BLOODBORNE COMPLETE EDITION BUNDLE $17.49 $34.99
BORDERLANDS 2 VR $24.99 $49.99
BORDERLANDS 3 DELUXE EDITION $39.99 $79.99
BORDERLANDS 3 SEASON PASS $39.99 $49.99
BRAVO TEAM $9.99 $19.99
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 $19.79 $59.99
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 – DIGITAL DELUXE $39.99 $99.99
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4: BLACK OPS PASS $24.99 $49.99
CALL OF DUTY: WWII – DIGITAL DELUXE $29.99 $99.99
CALL OF DUTY: WWII – GOLD EDITION $19.79 $59.99
CRASH + SPYRO TRIPLE PLAY BUNDLE $59.99 $99.99
CRASH BANDICOOT BUNDLE – N. SANE TRILOGY + CTR NITRO-FUELED $41.24 $74.99
CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED + SPYRO GAME BUNDLE $41.24 $74.99
DAYZ $29.99 $49.99
DIABLO III: ETERNAL COLLECTION $19.79 $59.99
DOOM + WOLFENSTEIN II BUNDLE $34.99 $69.99
DOOM VFR $14.99 $29.99
DYING LIGHT: THE FOLLOWING – ENHANCED EDITION $13.99 $19.99
EA SPORTS UFC 3 $9.99 $19.99
ERICA $4.99 $9.99
FAR CRY 5 $14.99 $59.99
FAR CRY PRIMAL – DIGITAL APEX EDITION $17.49 $34.99
FARMING SIMULATOR 19 $27.99 $39.99
FARMING SIMULATOR 19 – PLATINUM EDITION $34.99 $49.99
FARMING SIMULATOR 19 – PREMIUM EDITION $55.99 $79.99
FARPOINT $9.99 $19.99
FIREWALL ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR LYNX $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR RUBY $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL ZERO HOUR – DELUXE PACK $9.99 $19.99
FIREWALL ZERO HOUR: CONTRACTOR NASH $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL: ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR PROXY $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL: ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR BEAR $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL: ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR DOM $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL: ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR JAGUAR $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL: ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR KANE $1.99 $3.99
FIREWALL: ZERO HOUR – CONTRACTOR NODE $1.99 $3.99
GRAN TURISMO SPEC II $22.49 $29.99
GRAND THEFT AUTO ONLINE MEGALODON SHARK CASH CARD $84.99 $99.99
GRAND THEFT AUTO V $14.99 $29.99
GREEDFALL $29.99 $49.99
GRID LAUNCH EDITION $17.99 $59.99
GRID ULTIMATE EDITION $25.49 $84.99
HASBRO FAMILY FUN PACK $11.99 $39.99
HASBRO FAMILY FUN PACK SUPER EDITION $14.99 $59.99
HIDDEN AGENDA $4.99 $9.99
INFAMOUS SECOND SON $14.99 $19.99
INFAMOUS: FIRST LIGHT $11.24 $14.99
JAK AND DAXTER BUNDLE $19.99 $39.99
L.A. NOIRE $19.99 $39.99
LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM DELUXE EDITION $10.49 $34.99
LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS DELUXE EDITION $22.49 $74.99
LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION $7.99 $19.99
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD $7.99 $19.99
LEGO MARVEL COLLECTION $23.99 $59.99
LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 DELUXE EDITION $13.99 $34.99
LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS DELUXE EDITION $11.99 $29.99
LEGO MOVIE 2 VIDEOGAME $15.99 $39.99
LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME $19.99 $49.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS $7.99 $19.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS DELUXE EDITION $11.99 $29.99
LEGO WORLDS $11.99 $29.99
LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 $14.99 $19.99
MAFIA III $9.99 $39.99
MAFIA III DELUXE EDITION $14.99 $59.99
METRO EXODUS $23.99 $59.99
METRO EXODUS EXPANSION PASS $18.74 $24.99
METRO EXODUS GOLD EDITION $33.99 $84.99
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR – GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION $9.99 $19.99
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR DEFINITIVE EDITION $17.99 $59.99
MONOPOLY DEAL $2.99 $4.99
MONOPOLY FAMILY FUN PACK $5.99 $19.99
MONOPOLY PLUS $4.49 $14.99
MOSS (VR) $19.79 $29.99
MOSS + SOUNDTRACK BUNDLE $23.09 $34.99
NBA 2KVR EXPERIENCE $3.74 $14.99
NEED FOR SPEED HEAT $29.99 $59.99
NEED FOR SPEED HEAT DELUXE EDITION $34.99 $69.99
NHL 20 $23.99 $59.99
NHL 20 DELUXE EDITION $27.99 $69.99
NHL 20 ULTIMATE EDITION $31.99 $79.99
NO MAN’S SKY $22.49 $49.99
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: BATTLE FOR NEIGHBORVILLE $19.99 $39.99
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: BATTLE FOR NEIGHBORVILLE DELUXE EDITION $24.99 $49.99
QUIPLASH $5.99 $9.99
RAGE 2 $29.99 $59.99
RATCHET & CLANK $14.99 $19.99
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2: ULTIMATE EDITION $39.99 $99.99
RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 1 AND 2 BUNDLE $15.99 $39.99
RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 2 – COSTUME PACK $3.99 $9.99
RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 2 – SEASON PASS $7.99 $19.99
RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 2 DELUXE EDITION $11.99 $29.99
SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION VI $38.99 $59.99
SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION VI EXPANSION BUNDLE $37.49 $49.99
SKRYIM SPECIAL EDITION + FALLOUT 4 G.O.T.Y. BUNDLE $39.99 $79.99
SKYFORGE BATTLE ROYALE: ALPHA SQUAD PACK $13.99 $19.99
SKYFORGE: ARCHER QUICKPLAY PACK $7.79 $12.99
SKYFORGE: BERSERKER QUICKPLAY PACK $7.79 $12.99
SKYFORGE: FIRESTARTER COLLECTOR’S EDITION $27.99 $34.99
SKYFORGE: GROVEWALKER COLLECTOR’S EDITION $24.49 $34.99
SKYFORGE: GROVEWALKER QUICKPLAY PACK $10.39 $12.99
SKYFORGE: NECROMANCER QUICKPLAY PACK $7.79 $12.99
SKYFORGE: SLAYER QUICKPLAY PACK $7.79 $12.99
SKYFORGE: STARTER PACK 3.0 $13.99 $19.99
SPYRO + CRASH REMASTERED GAME BUNDLE $37.49 $74.99
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II $12.49 $24.99
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: CELEBRATION EDITION UPGRADE $17.49 $24.99
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER $44.99 $59.99
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER DELUXE EDITION $52.49 $69.99
THE CREW 2 $14.99 $59.99
THE CREW 2 DELUXE EDITION $17.49 $69.99
THE CREW 2 GOLD EDITION $24.99 $99.99
THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY – MAN OF MEDAN $17.99 $29.99
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK $12.49 $24.99
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 2 $12.49 $24.99
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3 $14.99 $24.99
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 4 $14.99 $24.99
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 5 $17.99 $29.99
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 6 $20.99 $29.99
THE LAST OF US REMASTERED $14.99 $19.99
THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT – BLOOD AND WINE $7.99 $19.99
THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT – COMPLETE EDITION $14.99 $49.99
THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT – HEARTS OF STONE $3.99 $9.99
THE WITNESS $15.99 $39.99
TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON BREAKPOINT GOLD EDITION $32.99 $99.99
TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON WILDLANDS SEASON PASS $19.99 $39.99
TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON WILDLANDS ULTIMATE EDITION $35.99 $119.99
TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON WILDLANDS YEAR 2 GOLD EDITION $23.99 $79.99
TRIALS RISING $9.99 $24.99
TRIALS RISING GOLD EDITION $15.99 $39.99
TRIVIAL PURSUIT LIVE! $5.99 $14.99
UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END $14.99 $19.99
UNO $4.99 $9.99
UNTIL DAWN $14.99 $19.99
UNTIL DAWN: RUSH OF BLOOD $7.49 $14.99
VAMPYR $23.99 $59.99
WEREWOLVES WITHIN (VR) $5.99 $19.99
WWE 2K20 $29.99 $59.99