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Niche Release Recap – August 2021

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Now that we are a few days into August, it’s time to once again look at some of the major video game releases coming up in the month ahead.

Several ports will be making their launches this month; giving new life to Dragon Star Varnir, Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, Godfall, and Hades. 

Highlights of the month include a bevvy of indie titles, along with a few larger titles that walk the line of niche-appeal but having a bigger budget. These include Armed Emeth, Naraka: Bladepoint, City of Gangsters, 12 Minutes, Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four, King’s Bounty 2, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, No More Heroes 3, and KeyWe. 

Here are the major video game releases of August 2021:


August 2nd:

  • Grime – Windows PC, Stadia

August 3rd:

  • Hunter’s Arena: Legends – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Dragon Star Varnir – Nintendo Switch
  • The Ramp – Windows PC
  • In Sound Mind – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Grime
Grime – August 2nd

 

August 4th:

  • Enter Digiton: Heart of Corruption – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Orbals – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Dungeon Defenders: Awakened – Nintendo Switch

August 5th:

  • The Falconeer – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Death Trash – Windows PC (Early Access)
  • Starmancer – Windows PC (Early Access)
  • Dodgeball Academia – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles – Xbox Series X
  • Strategic Mind: The Pacific – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

August 6th:

  • Armed Emeth – Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Blessed Unleashed – Windows PC
Naraka: Bladepoint
Naraka: Bladepoint – August 12th

 

August 9th:

  • City of Gangsters – Windows PC
  • Glyph – Windows PC
  • I Am Dead – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

August 10th:

  • Black Book – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Button City – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
  • Ever Forward – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Godfall – PlayStation 4
  • Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle – Nintendo Switch
  • Untitled Darkness – Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator – Windows PC, Xbox Series X

August 11th:

  • Glitchpunk – Windows PC (Early Access)
  • Seed of Life – Windows PC
King's Bounty 2
King’s Bounty 2 – August 24th

 

August 12th:

  • Foreclosed – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • The Plane Effect – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
  • Tetragon – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • non – The First Warp – Windows PC
  • Art of Rally – Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Faraday Protocol – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Fire Tonight – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
  • Naraka: Bladepoint – Windows PC
  • OCO – Windows PC

August 13th:

  • Fort Triumph – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirudy – Nintendo Switch
  • Hades – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four – Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

August 16th:

  • Road 96 – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
Humankind
Humankind – August 17th

 

August 17th:

  • Humankind – Windows PC
  • Pile Up! Box by Box – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Greak: Memories of Azur – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

August 18th:

  • Tetris Effect: Connected – PlayStation 4
  • Out of Line – Nintendo Switch
  • Mayhem Brawler – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

August 19th:

  • Monster Harvest – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • 12 Minutes – Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • RiMS Racing – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Recompile – Windows PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
  • SYNTHETIK 2 – Windows PC (Early Access)
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown – Windows PC, Xbox One
Armed Emeth
Armed Emeth – August 6th

 

August 20th:

  • Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Madden NFL 22 – Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

August 24th:

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Hoa – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • King’s Bounty 2 – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 – PlayStation 5
  • I Expect You To Die 2 – Windows PC, PlayStation 4

August 25th:

  • Psychonauts 2 – Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Murder Mystery Machine – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
KeyWe
KeyWe – August 31st

 

August 26th:

  • ProtoCorgi – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch

August 27th:

  • No More Heroes 3 – Nintendo Switch
  • Baldo: The Guardian Owls – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Space Station Sprint – Windows PC, Xbox One

August 30th:

  • Book of Travels – Windows PC (Early Access)
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
Aliens: Fireteam Elite – August 24th

 

August 31st:

  • Beyond Mankind: The Awakening – Windows PC
  • Guts And Goals – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Crown Trick – PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Song of Iron – Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • KeyWe – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Rustler – Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • The Big Con – Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

Which of these games will you be buying this month? Is there anything that didn’t make the list? Tell us in the comments below!

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