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August 19 - Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS4, PS3)
August 19 - CounterSpy (PS4, PS3)
Augest 19 - Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
August 20 - Doorways: The Underworld (PC)
August 20 - NeonXSZ (PC)
August 21 - Hatoful Boyfriend (PC)
August 26 - Hyperdimension Neptuna RE;BIRTH 1 (Vita)
August 26 - inFamous: First Light (PS4)
August 26 - Madden NFL 15 (PS4, XOne, PS3, X360)
August 26 - Metro Redux (XOne, PS4)
August 29 - Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright (3DS)
August begins the gentle slope as we warm up (or is that cool down?) to the Fall release schedule. PAX Prime is arriving soon at the end of the month, giving developers one last chance to show their hand for the holiday season and convince us that they're worth writing about.
A handful of titles are simply ports to other consoles or repackaged retail versions like Ultra Street Fighter IV, World of Tanks: X360 Edition, The Swapper, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Playstation platforms, and Metro Redux. Sony's platforms at least will be getting several exclusives with the likes of Disgaea 4, Hohokum, Tales of Xillia 2, and inFamous: First Light.
And we're finally see a release of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney in North America after succeeding in Japan. (The nerd inside me would squeal if they make a live action film based on it.)
Here's an abridged release list of the major release coming this month, with a significant amount of indie titles cut out but are included in the above gallery:
Aug 5 - Sacred 3 (X360, PS3, PC) [Aug 1 in EU]
Aug 5 - Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS3, X360) [Retail] [Aug 8 for PC]
Aug 6 - The Swapper (PS4, PS3, Vita)
Aug 12 - Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (Vita)
Aug 12 - Hohokum (PS3, PS4, Vita)
Aug 12 - Risen 3: Titan Lords (X360, PS3, PC)
Aug 12 - World of Tanks: X360 Edition (X360)
Aug 19 - Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
Aug 19 - Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS3, PS4)
Aug 19 - Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4, XOne, PS3, X360)
Aug 26 - Metro Redux (PS4, XOne)
Aug 26 - inFamous: First Light (PS4)
Aug 26 - Madden NFL 15 (PS4, XOne, PS3, X360)
Aug 29 - Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS)
What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?!