• Wed. Aug 17th, 2022

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    I was surprised to see how many fabulous video games are currently scheduled for release in August 2022. I usually try to keep the list to around five must play games. However, this time I struggled to get the number down to double digits!

    I hope this article will provide you with some idea of video games to check out in August.

    Cult of the Lamb

    First off there is Cult of the Lamb It is an action rogue-like game Developed Massive Monster by & published by Devolver Digital.

    It will be available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox & Nintendo Switch and the release date is the 11th August 2022

    Cult of the Lamb casts players in the role of a possessed lamb saved from annihilation by an ominous stranger, and must repay their debt by building a loyal following in his name. Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland Followers and spread your Word to become the one true cult.

    Collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock.

    Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power and assert your cult’s dominance.

    Train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of four mysterious regions. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment, and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.

    Saints Row

    Next up I have Saints Row. It is an action adventure game and reboot of the Saints Row series. It is created by Volition and published by Deep Silver. It will be released on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Google Stadia on the 23rd August 2022.

    It is set in a vibrant fictional city in the American Southwest. In a world rife with crime, a group of young friends embark on their own criminal venture, as they rise to the top in their bid to become self made.

    As the future Boss, you’ll form The Saints and take on Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall as you build your empire across the streets of Santo Ileso and battle for control of the city. Ultimately Saints Row is the story of a start-up company, it’s just that the business The Saints are in happens to be crime!

    Soul Hackers 2

    Soul Hackers 2 is my third entry. It is a role playing video game developed and published by Atlus. It is the sequel to Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers that was released in 1997 and is the fifth installment of the Devil Summoner series.

    Investigate the end of the world. Explore a supernatural RPG with stylish summoners and dark dangers lurking under the neon lights of a cyberpunk Japan.

    Amidst the glimmer of neon lights, technological advancement causes humans to be consumed by commercial convenience. In the shadows, a war between the Yatagarasu and the Phantom Society is brewing, Devil Summoners who harness the otherworldly powers of “Demons”.

    Existing in the secret sea of humanity’s data, a digital hivemind has evolved into sentience: Aion. Observing humankind from afar, Aion calculates that a world-ending disaster is imminent and creates two agents to combat against it: Ringo and Figue.

    Together, these agents of Aion must investigate and prevent a butterfly effect that will lead to the end of the world.

    It is up to the agents of Aion to decrypt destiny and save the world from Apocalypse!

    Soul Hackers 2 will be released on the 26th August 2022 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

    Arcade Paradise

    My fourth entry is Arcade Paradise a 90’s fuelled retro arcade adventure game. Developed Nosebleed Interactive and published by Wired Productions it will be available on PC, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.

    You play as Ashley and you run the family laundromat. You decide to transform the business and give the sleepy town of Grindstone something to get excited about! Stay one step ahead of your father, manage and invest profits, and build your very own Arcade Paradise!

    Take the laundromat business made up of dull chores from washing clothes to throwing out the trash, and turn it into a booming arcade with the coolest games in town raking in all the money!

    Over 35 arcade games, each fully realized with its own gameplay, stories, missions, and high scores to set! Inspired by 3 decades of gaming, from early vector games right up to the 32-bit era.

    Insert a second coin and play against a friend in a number of co-operative and competitive arcade games with up to four players locally.

    Prove yourself across each game, set your high scores, make your favourite arcade game more popular and upload to the online leaderboards.

    Aracade Paradise will release on the 11th August 2022

    Thymesia

    My fifth entry is Thymesia developed by OverBorder Studio and Published by Team 17.

    The once thriving Kingdom of Hermes has fallen to an age of calamity.


    Seen as the answer to all the kingdom’s ailments, alchemy became a widely used practice across the land, with denizens welcoming it into their homes, using it to enhance and heal as they saw fit. When the price of alchemy became too steep, attempts to halt its use were made, each as woefully unsuccessful as the last, with the catastrophic consequences felt across the realm. Within days, the kingdom fell to chaos, infected monsters prowling the blood-soaked streets, all hope of a cure lost.

    Corvus is the kingdom’s final hope, the fate of Hermes resting in his feathered hands. The truth is buried deep in the memories Corvus left scattered throughout the punishing world, and only by collecting these lost memories can the kingdom be saved, but each time he dives back in, trying to piece together the truth, all he finds is more secrets.

    Thymesia is a gruelling action-RPG with fast-paced combat and an intricate plague weapon system. 

    It will be available on PC and will be released on the `18th August 2022.

    Tinykin

    My penultimate entry is Tinykin. Developed by Splash Team and published by Tinybuild.

    Tinykin releases on the 30th August 2022 on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.

    It is a 3D platform game in which you play as Milo, a young astronaut visiting Earth.

    The problem is that the planet is abandoned and Milo has been reduced to the size of an ant.

    Catch hundreds of mysterious tinykin and use their unique powers to create ladders, bridges, explosions and a lot more!

    In order to find his way back, he has to set off on a journey through the great house, which holds the key to solving Earth’s greatest mystery.

    Two Point Campus

    Last and most certainly not least is one game that I am particularly looking forward to Two Point Campus developed by Two Point Studios and published by Sega.

    As regular readers will know I just adore Two Point Hospital. So I have been chomping at the bit waiting to get my hands on this game.

    Two Point Campus is a business simulation game which tasks you to build and manage a university campus. It will be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox on 9th Aug 2022

    In the game you must build various educational rooms such as classrooms, lecture halls and libraries, as well as organizing different cultural events and extra-curricular activities.

    You also need to appoint staff, such as lecturers, teaching assistants and janitors.

    In addition to maintaining the operation of the campus, you must take care of the well-being of the students. If a student enjoys their nightlife too much, they may not attend classes in the following day.

    The pupils fall into different archetypes, and their personalities are procedurally generated.

    Unlike Two Point Hospital, in which patients leave the hospital once they are cured, the students in Campus will stay for a much longer time. Each in-game year lasts for around 20 minutes, and graduation ceremonies are held, and a new cohort of students arrive.

    These students interact with each other and develop relationships with other characters in the game. Each student also has their own specific needs, and they will either succeed, fail or drop out of school depending on how they were guided during their time in the campus.

    No pressure then!

    Conclusion

    There are many more games out for release in August but I have shown you here seven that I think are worth making a note of. If you would like to see more about the games I have listed above then please check out my Youtube link below.

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    August certainly looks set to be a bumper month for video game releases. Let me know in the comments what you think to my selection. Also, let me know what games will you be playing? Is there a game that you think I should have put on this list?


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    Marpesia

    Can't shoot straight, don't understand maps, shocking memory &.... what was I saying....! 🤔 I am a Content Creator who also Live Streams. I love playing video games, talking about video games and I also write about them as I am an editor for a gaming magazine. What genre of game do I play? Indie games & story driven games mostly. Other than that my time is taken up being a Mamma. Yes, I am half Italian and you will find the odd Italian word or phrase being dropped into my streams. Particularly when I become excited 😎 Too many games not enough time!

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