8 games coming out in August you need to know about

It’s nearly August, there’s a heat dome over New York, and everything feels like it’s melting.

 

The good news is that August is jam-packed with a tons of awesome new game releases, so you can hunker down in your air-conditioned living room and pretend that global warming isn’t real.

 

Here are eight awesome games coming out that you can use an excuse to not go outside.

“Abzû”

 

505 Games/Giant Squid

 

Let’s get this out of the way: “Abzû” is gorgeous. This meditative and mysterious game is all about exploring the mysteries of the deep blue sea.

 

As you explore its lush and detailed environments, you’ll find seemingly alien technology that slowly hints at some larger mystery that will slowly reveal itself over time. 

 

If you’ve ever played “Journey” for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, you’ll want to check out “Abzû” – Matt Nava, who served as the art director on “Journey,” is the creative lead for “Abzû,” so the two games will likely feel similar in tone. That’s good news.

 

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC

 

Release date: August 2

 
 
 

“Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1”

 

Telltale

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live as a superhero, balancing your real-life obligations with your duties as a caped crusader?

 

“Batman: The Telltale Series” wants to let you live that fantasy.

 

All games made by Telltale play like interactive stories – much more so than the typical video game – and they are almost always excellent. In fact, the game is parsed out into multiple chapters that release over the course of several months, much more like a television series than anything else.

 

You’ll choose how Batman (Or Bruce Wayne, depending on the scene) responds to a variety of situations, and those choices will have implications on how the story ultimately plays out. So choose carefully.

 

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC/Mac OS, mobile platforms

 

Release Date: August 2

 
 
 

“No Man’s Sky”

 

PlayStation/YouTube

 

“No Man’s Sky” is one of the most anticipated games of the last several years, and soon we’ll finally be able to get our hands on it.

 

The game takes the phrase “open world” to a whole new level: You’ll have the freedom to explore all of its 18 quintillion planets, fighting hostile alien wildlife, mining for resources, and cataloging foreign flora and fauna.

 

The game is also technically multiplayer, meaning that you could run into a friend if you happen to be in the same area at the same time, but that’s not likely: It would take you over 500 billion years to see every single planet.

 

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC

 

Release date: August 9

 
 
 

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

 

 

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