August 2012 Video Game Release Dates
Here’s our top picks of August’s video game releases. We’re still not out of the summer drought yet and while there aren’t many games due to drop this month they all are worth your attention and a play. With Gamescom this month as well it’s one of the last chances this year for developers to show off this seasons line, so expect a ton of news in the coming weeks.
3rd August 2012
Risen 2: Dark Waters
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Many horrible years have passed since the Gods abandoned the world and the titans rose from the confines of their prisons. They devastated everything in their path with unstoppable force. However, there is a place on the southern tip of the Old Empire which still seems safe from the clutches of the Titans – the “Crystal Fortress” in Caldera. It is the headquarters of the Inquisition and a place of refuge for the people.
17th August 2012
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organisations from the inside… the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal, where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
21st August 2012
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-packed tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels Death across an expansive gameworld as he tries to redeem his brother, War, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
24th August 2012
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Xbox, PlayStation 3, PC/Mac
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character’s unique abilities.
28th August 2012
Guild Wars 2
Enter the ever-changing fantasy world of Tyria, where you control the story and your actions shape the world around you. Heroes from the five great races – charr, asura, norn, sylvari and humans – must set aside their differences and unite against the Elder Dragons who have woken from their slumber, reshaping continents and corrupting the land and its inhabitants. Together these champions are the last, best hope for Tyria.
29th August 2012
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Xbox 360 – XBLA
Download and play an exhilarating journey through the greatest action movie ever made, starring the world’s greatest stuntman and action hero Joe Danger. Take on Team Nasty in the Movie and Deleted Scene modes, then let your creativity work in the Movie Maker and four way Multiplayer modes to create cinematic history and entertain millions over Xbox Live!