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In case you missed it: Top video game releases for August 2017

August 24, 2017

Between juggling a full-time job and trying to enjoy some fun in the sun, I almost forgot about some of the great games that came out/are coming out this month. In case you did, too, here's a list of some of the most highly anticipated games with an August release date.

LawBreakers (previously codenamed BlueStreak) - Aug. 8

The latest game from legendary game designer Cliff Bleszinski (Cliffy B), LawBreakers is a fast-paced, competitive first-person shooter that delivers a unique experience skilled gamers will love. There are a variety of game modes, and nine distinct classes.

You guys know by now that I'm not a huge fan of competitive multiplayer games; I'm more of a play-at-your-own-pace kinda gal. Regardless, if you're a fan of fast-paced FPSs, this game is for you. I've been watching my husband and friends play it, and it looks like a solid game. LawBreakers is $29.99 and available on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Aug. 22

The single-player DLC for Uncharted 4 is The Lost Legacy - a standalone experience surrounding Chloe Frazer, a beloved character from the Uncharted series who wasn't featured in Drake's final chapter. In The Lost Legacy, Chloe teams up with Nadine Ross - the mercenary players met in Uncharted 4 - to "recover an ancient artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless warmonger."

Ya'll know I've been waiting for this one for a while now. At the time of writing, the game is pre-loaded on my console, just waiting to be played tomorrow (after work, of course). I will let you all know how I feel about it in next week's article. The Lost Legacy can be purchased as a standalone game for $39.99 and is only available on PlayStation 4. If you previously purchased the season pass for Uncharted 4, you will receive The Lost Legacy at no additional cost.

Yakuza Kiwami - Aug. 29

Yakuza Kiwami (literally translated to "Extreme"), is the HD remake of the original Yakuza game that was released on the PS2 in 2005. The game takes place in 1995 and revolves around the Dragon of Dojima himself, Kazuma Kiryu. At this point in the Yakuza timeline, Kiryu is an up-and-coming Yakuza who finds himself taking the blame for a crime he didn't commit.

I was a huge fan of Yakuza 0, the prequel to the series, and I'm very excited to play Kiwami, as I never played the original Yakuza back in '05. I finished Yakuza 0 not terribly long ago, so I'm in the perfect spot to pick up Kiwami. Yakuza Kiwami will cost $29.99 and will only be available on PlayStation 4.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Aug. 31

Not to be confused with Life is Strange 2, Before the Storm is a prequel to Life is Strange and is set three years prior to events of the main game. Players will learn more about Chloe and Rachel Amber's relationship. According to developer Deck Nine Games and Square Enix, this will be an entirely new story that players won't know the ending of, and the game will revolve around players solving a mystery, once again.

Before the Storm will also follow an episodic format (featuring three episodes), and the first episode will be released on Aug. 31 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam. The three-part series can be purchased for $16.99, or you can spring $24.99 for the Deluxe Edition - which features a bonus episode with Max Caulfield.

What games are you picking up this month? Let me know by striking up a conversation on Twitter - @gottosaurus.

  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, communications professional and coffee lover. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader. Her current main console is a PlayStation 4, but she also owns a Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. She considers herself to be a single-player games advocate, and some of her favorite games are The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series and Night in the Woods. Follow her at cgottowhite on Instagram and Twitter, and add her on PSN: unleash-the-bats.

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