We’re more than halfway through 2018 now, but there are still plenty of games to look forward to this year. While summer has traditionally been a slow period for game releases, August stands as a stark exception to that rule, with a variety of great titles coming to each platform this month, from WarioWare Gold for 3DS to the console release of the critically acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin II and much more.

With so many releases on the way, it can be easy to lose track of all the great games coming over the next few weeks. We’ve rounded up a list of the biggest games launching this month below to give you a quick glimpse at some of the notable titles in store for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in August 2018. For a look at all of the major games coming throughout the rest of the year, be sure to check out our complete list of game release dates in 2018.

Monster Hunter World (PC) — August 9

Seven months after it debuted on PS4 and Xbox One, Capcom’s acclaimed co-op RPG, Monster Hunter World, finally arrives on PC via Steam on August 9. The game comes with everything that was available when it first launched on consoles, with additional monsters, quests, and other content slated to arrive down the line via free updates. The PC version will also follow a different Event Quest schedule than its console counterparts.

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Madden NFL 19 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — August 10

This year’s installment in EA’s long-running football series, Madden NFL 19, arrives on August 10. The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, making it the first entry to release for the latter platform in more than a decade. Along with improved sweat graphics, Madden 19 boasts a new Real Player Motion Technology animation system for even more realistic player movements and introduces some new features to both Franchise and Ultimate Team modes.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (PC) — August 14

This month sees the arrival of World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth. It lands on August 14, and along with raising the level cap to 120, it shakes the long-running MMO up in some major ways by introducing new continents to explore, raids to undertake, dungeons to plunder, and more. Ahead of its release, Blizzard rolled out a big pre-patch that introduced War Mode and kicked off a questline that sets the stage for the expansion.

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Shenmue I & II (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — August 21

The Dreamcast classics Shenmue I & II come to PS4, Xbox One, and PC together in one package this month. While not a proper remaster of the games, the collection does boast some improvements over the originals, including scalable screen resolution, the option to play with either modern or classic control schemes, an updated user interface, and Japanese or English voiceovers. The collection launches on August 21 for the budget price of $30.

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch) — August 28

While Monster Hunter World is coming to PC, the Nintendo Switch is getting its own Monster Hunter game this month: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, an expanded version of Generations for 3DS. On top of all of the base content from the original 3DS release, Ultimate introduces new Hunting Styles, monsters, and the even more challenging G Rank quests. Players who have the 3DS game can also transfer their save data to the Switch version.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4) — August 28

The second installment in the Yakuza series comes to PS4 this month as Yakuza Kiwami 2. Like the first Kiwami before it, Kiwami 2 is a complete remake of the PS2 title, built using the Dragon Engine that powered the series’ latest installment, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Picking up one year after the events of the original Yakuza, Kiwami 2 finds protagonist Kazuma Kiryu once again caught up in inter-clan drama. The game launches on August 28.

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Full August Release Schedule

Yakuza 0 PC August 1
WarioWare Gold 3DS August 3
Dead Cells PS4, Xbox One, PC Switch August 7
Overcooked 2 PS4, Xbox One, PC Switch August 7
Monster Hunter World PC August 9
Okami HD Switch August 9
Madden NFL 19 PS4, Xbox One, PC August 10
We Happy Few PS4, Xbox One, PC August 10
Death’s Gambit PS4, PC August 10
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 1 PS4, Xbox One, PC August 14
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth PC August 14
Guacamelee! 2 PS4 August 21
Shenmue I & II PS4, Xbox One, PC August 21
F1 2018 PS4, Xbox One, PC August 24
Little Dragons Cafe PS4, Switch August 24
Blade Strangers PS4, Switch, PC August 28
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Switch August 28
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 PS4, Xbox One, PC August 28
Yakuza Kiwami 2 PS4 August 28
Divinity: Original Sin 2 PS4, Xbox One August 31
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker PS4, Xbox One, PC August 31
Wasteland 2 Switch August TBA 2018



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