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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of August 2016

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With the arrival of August, kids are starting to go back to school and the annual summer gaming drought is officially coming to an end. While this month marks the worldwide launch of the Xbox One S, there are also several highly anticipated video games that are scheduled to hit physical and online retailers everywhere over the next 30 days. The following is a list of five noteworthy titles that you should definitely keep your eyes on between now and the end of the month.

Full Title: Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Android, iOS and OS X
Release Date: August 2nd

Batman: The Telltale Series is an episodic point-and-click graphic adventure developed by the talented team over at Telltale Games. This particular version of the Batman franchise is based solely on the comic book series and allows players to experience Gotham as both Bruce Wayne and The Caped Crusader. Similar to both The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, choices are at the forefront of this game and play a vital role in how the narrative unfolds. If you’re a Batman fan and you love adventure games, then you’ll definitely find value in what this title has to offer.

Full Title: No Man’s Sky
Developer: Hello Games
Publisher: Hello Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PC
Release Date: PS4 (August 9th) and PC (August 12th)

No Man’s Sky could be best described as a first-person, action-adventure open world survival game that takes place across the entire universe. This title was developed by the same indie studio behind Joe Danger and the core gameplay experience is built upon the four pillars of exploration, survival, combat and trading. The developers worked hard to keep most secrets about this game under wraps and it will be interesting to see how the final product turns out. If you’re interested in an exploratory title that will allow you to expand your horizons, then picking up this game is an absolute no-brainer.

Full Title: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Developer: Eidos Montreal
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: August 23rd

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a cyberpunk-themed action role-playing shooter and the long awaited sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Mankind Divided takes place two years after the first game and allows players to use combat, hacking, stealth, and social interactions when tackling various types of situations. This single-player title also has a narrative filled with multiple endings and is guaranteed to offer high replay value for diehard fans of the franchise. If you’re looking for a futuristic shooter with a compelling storyline, then you can’t go wrong with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Full Title: Madden NFL 17
Developer: EA Tiburon
Publisher: EA Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Release Date: August 23rd

Madden NFL 17 is the latest entry in the popular Football simulation video game series. Some of the new features in this year’s game include an upgraded ground game, a redesigned Franchise Mode, and further presentation improvements. Madden NFL 16 was nothing short of fantastic last year and it will be interesting to see if EA Tiburon can keep up this momentum with their next release. If you’re a diehard sports fan, then this should be the only title you pick up this month.

Full Title: The King of Fighters XIV
Developer: SNK
Publisher: Atlus USA
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 23rd

The King of Fighters XIV is the latest installment in the popular fighting game series developed by SNK. This PS4 exclusive title was rendered entirely in 3D, a noticeable difference from the various 2D releases that came beforehand. Fans can expect an exciting new story mode and a robust online mode so they can challenge other fighters from around the world. If you’re into fighting games and have already completed Street Fighter V‘s story mode, then this title may be worth both your time and money.

This concludes my list of the top 5 most anticipated games for the month of AugustDo any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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