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Preview: August 2017 in Games

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What are the XTga­mer edi­tors loo­king for­ward to in August apart from run­ning past swea­ty nerds in fil­led to the brim con­ven­ti­on halls? Find out!

Game Tit­le: Sonic Mania

Gen­re: Jump'n'Run

Release Date: 15.08.2017

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A game that I’m wai­ting sin­ce it was offi­ci­al­ly announ­ced, this is the glo­rious return to 2D games us Sonic fans were wai­ting for. They also hired some guys who made ama­zing mods for the Mega­Dri­ve games, so they defi­ni­te­ly know how 2D Sonic should feel and we can be sure to expect a gre­at game!
SEGA has lis­tened to its fans, and the upco­m­ing Sonic Forces will be ano­t­her pro­of of that. And if this game sells well, we can expect even more!

Game Tit­le: Unchar­ted: The Lost Lega­cy

Gen­re: Action-Adven­ture

Release Date: 22.08.2017

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If you saw my top 5 2016 games, you alrea­dy know how big of an Unchar­ted fan I am. Ins­tead of having a sin­gle DLC for Unchar­ted 4, the work beca­me so big and polished that we’re actual­ly gon­na get a stan­da­lo­ne game ver­si­on, and it will still give you access to the offi­ci­al mul­ti­play­er mode as well.
Can we expect the same qua­li­ty of the 4th game? May­be not, but we can still expect more hours of sto­ry (it will con­ti­nue after the 4th chapter’s con­clu­si­on) and explo­ra­ti­on. Also, having more Chloe sto­ry is always a plus for me.

Game Tit­le: Yaku­za Kiwa­mi

Gen­re: Action-Adven­ture

Release Date: 29.08.2017

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After having a high peri­od in the last con­so­le cycle and the begin­ning of the cur­rent genera­ti­on remas­ters are in high demand, espe­ci­al­ly remakes in which publishers not only pre­sent the game visual­ly in a new fashion but also adapt the game­play to cur­rent stan­dards, see Shadow of the Colos­sus, Final Fan­ta­sy VII and Resi­dent Evil 2Yaku­za is a litt­le less popu­lar in the West but sin­ce the loca­li­za­ti­on thril­ler that was Yaku­za 5 the series is bloo­m­ing out­si­de of Asia. On August 29th Yaku­za Kiwa­mi laun­ches, a remake of the first game which laun­ched 11 years ear­lier on Play­Sta­ti­on 2 and gai­ned at the time fame quick­ly for its ter­ri­ble Eng­lish voice work. In Asi­an ter­ri­to­ries a HD edi­ti­on of the first two games laun­ched on PS3 and Wii U and now we can final­ly expe­ri­ence young Kazu­ma Kiryu’s adven­tures. Gre­at timing, SEGA, sin­ce the game’s pre­quel Yaku­za 0 was released at the begin­ning of the year. After I finis­hed it in the Let’s Play with you, I’m loo­king for­ward to play­ing the remake of the first game sin­ce part 3 was my star­ting point and ano­t­her fan­tastic con­tem­pora­ry rewor­ked Yaku­za sto­ry is always a rea­son to cele­bra­te to me. After Kiwa­mi I’ll also finish Yaku­za 5 in our bat­te­red Let’s Play (licen­ses can be a drag).

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In June I was lucky enough to met the nice guys and girls of Ham­burg-based deve­lo­per Daeda­lic. Stran­ge­ly enough I had to fly to Los Ange­les and attain E3 to accom­plish that. Ken Follet’s epos The Pil­lars of the Earth gets tur­ned into an adven­ture with gre­at visu­als, a fan­tastic atmo­s­phe­re and well-writ­ten dia­lo­gue. There’s ple­nty of cha­rac­ters to play and space to explo­re. At first glance it remin­ded me of Telltale’s Game of Thro­nes and the deve­lo­pers are awa­re of the simi­la­ri­ties. The­re will also be a com­plex plot full of con­spi­ra­ci­es like in Geor­ge R. R. Martin’s fan­ta­sy uni­ver­se. An exci­ting fact ist that it’s all based on true histo­ry. Play­ing it for a very brief time crea­ted an appe­ti­te for more. From August 15th on we can play the ent­i­re first volu­me. The later chap­ters get added on free of char­ge. No Ear­ly Access. That’s a poli­cy we’d like to see more.

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