August 2013 Releases: Buy, Try, Or Die?

Obligatory remark: DIVEEEKIICCCKKK!!!!

After July's Steam Summer Sale, maybe all of those deals have taken the wind out of your sails. You know, the ones that are made out of money. Great… now I'm imagining a sail literally made out of dollar bills, because you know there are rich folk who will do that sort of thing…  

Of course, the gaming industry can't let you stop draining your wallet, and August is exactly when the holiday season starts. Or is it? I can never tell anymore. It just gets longer and longer and longer. That's because we have the likes of Pikmin 3 and Dragon's Crown, both reviewed and both releasing next week. Hey, we need more people for Dragon's Crown multiplayer, darn it!

Then later in the month, Nintendo has Mario & Luigi: Dream Team while Disney releases what is destined to be the cash cow known as Disney Infinity. The latter half of the month is dedicated to more hardcore gaming with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Lost Planet 3, Killer Is Dead, Madden NFL 25, and the much-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn.

Saints Row IV gets its own sentence, because I'm an editor and I say so.

Aug 2 – Cloudberry Kingdom (WiiU) [Also available on X360, PS3, and PC)

Aug 4 – Pikmin 3 (WiiU) [Review]

Aug 6 – Dragon's Crown (PS3) [Review]

Aug 6 – Ibb & Obb (PS3) [Preview]

Aug 6 – Divinity: Dragon Commander (PC)

Aug 6 – Disney Planes (3DS, WiiU)

Aug 6 – Superfrog HD (PS3, Vita)

Aug 6 – Tales of Xillia (PS3)

Aug 7 – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (X360, PS3, PC)

Aug 11 – Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) [Preview]

Aug 13 – Ducktales Remastered (PS3, PC, WiiU)

Aug 13 – Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches (X360, PS3, PC)

Aug 13 – Payday 2 (X360, PS3)

Aug 13 – Rune Factory 4 (3DS)

Aug 13 – Europa Universalis IV (PC)

Aug 13 – Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (X360, Wii, WiiU, DS, 3DS)

Aug 14 – Charlie Murder (X360)

Aug 18 – Disney Infinity (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, WiiU, 3DS) [Preview]

Aug 18 – Divekick (PS3, Vita) [Preview]

Aug 20 – Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360, PS3, WiiU, PC) [Preview]

Aug 20 – Saints Row IV (X360, PS3, PC) [Preview]

Aug 20 – The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (X360, PS3, PC)

Aug 20 – Flashback (X360) [Preview]

Aug 27 – Lost Planet 3 (X360, PS3, PC) [Preview]

Aug 27 – Killer Is Dead (X360, PS3)

Aug 27 – Madden NFL 25 (X360, PS3) [Preview]

Aug 27 – Real Boxing (Vita)

Aug 27 – Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC) [Preview]

Aug 27 – Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (PS3)

Aug 27 – Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (PSP)

Aug 28 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (X360)

Aug 29 – Pokemon Rumble U (WiiU)

Aug 30 – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (X360, PS3, PC)

What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?