Best New Gaming Releases in August 2017

Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Tue 29 Aug
Nintendo Switch

Two of Nintendo’s favourite worlds clash in one epic game to form Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Featuring all the classic fan favourites such as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad and Yoshi, not to mention masses of the dim-witted and ever so slightly evil little Rabbids as imposters – plus a giant hybrid of Donkey Kong and a Rabbid? Kingdom Battle is sure to provide hours of fun for all the family as you fight you way through chaotic hordes of those furry white opponents.
Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle

 

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Wed 23 Aug
PlayStation 4

Instantly inciting memories of Ubisoft’s highly successful Lara Croft franchise, market leaders Naughty Dog now offer up a fresh playable female lead character comparable to our Tomb Raider heroine as they release their fifth installment from the Uncharted universe.

The new third person action-adventure promises yet another immersive narrative from the Last of Us creators as you take on the persona of Chloe Frazer (voiced by Claudia Black), attempting to seek out the Tusk of Ganesh in the high mountain of India. Finding support from Chloe’s sidekick Nadine Ross (Laura Bailey), players are required to choose between stealth and hand-to-hand combat as they fight, climb and puzzle their way through a country in the midst of a civil war to uncover the illusive artefact.

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Sonic Mania
Tue 15 Aug
Nintendo Switch

In 1991, SEGA changed the world and defined our childhoods with a single blue hedgehog. Sonic has since been brought into the 21st century with sharper and more vibrant graphics each and every time – though, to the detriment of the franchise’s founding details.

Now, in a celebration uniting past, present and future Sonic, SEGA tap into the nostalgic pixelated memories of our youth to create an all new 2D adventure. Featuring three playable characters – Sonic, Tails and Knuckles – players can look forward to a reimagining of the traditional zones, acts and boss battles in the original pixel-style art as they collect those golden rings – just like the old times.

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F1 2017
Fri 25 Aug
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

With the real-life racing season really heating up and the fight between Ferrari and Mercedes, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton drawing blows, why not pull your racing gloves on, put yourself in the driving seat and throw yourself straight into the height of the action.

Always looking to push the boundaries of technology and now building upon last year’s feedback, developers of the Formula 1 games, Codemasters, are bringing you the most realistic and open experience of being a racing driver to date. Now offering playable female avatars and improved personalisation in Career Mode, this is set to be the most lifelike simulation yet. Pit yourself against the rest as you race the professionals to pole position – all from the comfort of your living room.

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