Get ready for an exhilarating ride this August as the month kicks off with a powerhouse lineup of video game releases.
Following a relatively tranquil start to the year, we’re now hurtling towards a captivating array of new game launches slated for the latter half of 2023. August ushers in a flood of fresh releases, featuring a diverse selection of games spanning from epic fantasy RPGs to immersive first-person magic shooters, mech warfare, and beyond.
The August 2023 game releases have something for everyone, with a mix of highly anticipated titles and indie gems. From the high-flying adventure of Moving Out 2 to the mesmerizing world of Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, this month promises an exhilarating gaming experience. Let’s dive into the exciting lineup that awaits us:
Major Video Game Releases | August 2023
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Stray Gods: The Role playing Musical
- Atlas Fallen
- Moving Out 2
- The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
- Immortals of Aveum
- Blasphemous 2
- Armored Core 6
- Goodbye Volcano High
- Samba de Amigo: Party Central
- Sea of Stars
Baldur’s Gate 3
Release Date: 3 August 2023 Platform(s): PC
Baldur’s Gate 3, the monumental sequel to the original Baldur’s Gate series developed by Larian Studios (Divinity: Original Sin), is finally exiting early access in August 2023. With several years of development under its belt, this release will encompass fully realized story arcs, new characters, mechanics, and more. This game serves as a sprawling Dungeons & Dragons sandbox, empowering players to shape their own narratives through impactful choices.
Larian’s details unveil a staggering 17,000 potential endings, each dependent on player decisions, both minute and game-changing. Every action unfolds at the player’s discretion, woven into their tailor-made protagonist’s journey.
Release Date: 8 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
WrestleQuest offers a distinctive take on role-playing, set in a world where professional wrestling reigns supreme. Step into the shoes of an aspiring wrestler striving for superstardom, battling an array of villains to ascend the pro wrestling hierarchy. For enthusiasts seeking deeper narrative experiences beyond the WWE 2K series, WrestleQuest delivers a captivating adventure.
This game boasts not only an engaging theme but also officially licensed wrestler cameos, including iconic names like ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, and more.
Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
Release Date: 10 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
Melbourne-based studio Summerfall brings forth Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, a captivating title landing on both PC and consoles in August 2023. This Australian gem introduces players to Grace, a young woman embroiled in the realm of ancient deities after inheriting enigmatic Muse powers.
Embark on an enchanting journey through Stray Gods, unveiling a narrative-driven tale adorned with catchy melodies and beautifully designed characters. The game’s star-studded cast of voice actors and Australian game development talents elevate the experience.
Release Date: 10 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC
Atlas Fallen transports players into an adventure RPG, challenging them to overthrow a despotic god in a battle for liberation set amidst a sandy realm. Traverse this challenge either solo or with friends in multiplayer mode, mastering sand surfing, shape-shifting weapons, and sand-infused abilities.
As your journey unfolds, you’ll uncover hidden treasures, abilities, and secrets that aid your quest to dethrone a god. With a distinctive aesthetic and a world reminiscent of Dune, Atlas Fallen stands as a fascinating addition.
Moving Out 2
Release Date: 15 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
The beloved Aussie moving simulator, Moving Out, returns with a full-fledged sequel in August 2023. Moving Out 2 expands on the original’s mechanics, introducing online multiplayer for chaotic moves across various dimensions.
As you tackle the challenge of relocating boxes and furniture, you’ll encounter roving boats, expansive levels, and amusing distractions like farm animals and clouds. Moving Out 2 promises wild and uproarious gameplay.
The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
Release Date: 16 August 2023 Platform(s): Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood invites players into a narrative-driven adventure following Fortuna, a witch reclaiming friendship after a 200-year exile. As Fortuna forges new connections in a magical world, she navigates through cosmic secrets and magic.
This game combines meaningful choices with beautifully themed mini-games, including crafting a unique tarot deck. Its stunning pixel art enhances the impact of a captivating story.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Release Date: 18 August 2023 Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC
The iconic horror film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, makes its video game debut in a survival horror adaptation reminiscent of Dead by Daylight. Step into the shoes of a member of the Slaughter family or a victim fleeing for survival. Developed by Sumo Digital, this game taps into the franchise’s popularity while offering a unique gaming experience.
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
Release Date: 18 August 2023 Platform(s): Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk carries the spirit of Sega’s Jet Set Radio, tasking players with conquering New Amsterdam through skating, dancing, and graffiti. Dive into a neon city filled with high-speed movement and vibrant colors, set to an infectious rhythm.
Challenge controlling police rule, uncover conspiracies, and reshape New Amsterdam using funky beats, biking, and skating.
Immortals of Aveum
Release Date: 22 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC
Immortals of Aveum introduces a groundbreaking single-player FPS game that seamlessly melds shooter gameplay with a spellbinding magical universe. As you delve into this adventure, you’ll wield unique magical abilities, becoming a skilled ‘battlemage’ in a war for liberation.
This game deviates from the conventional use of magic, adopting a Call of Duty-like approach. With its innovative concept, Immortals of Aveum holds the potential for extraordinary success, characterized by novelty and immersive gameplay.
Release Date: 24 August 2023 Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
Blasphemous 2, an enchanting hack-and-slash metroidvania, showcases an exquisite free-flowing art style radiating gothic charm. As The Penitent One, a enigmatic warrior, you’ll navigate life and death cycles, embarking on a quest to explore a surreal world and vanquish deranged, eldritch adversaries.
Amidst your side-scrolling journey, unravel ancient mysteries, delve into your past, customize your skill set, and liberate a labyrinthine world from monstrous bosses. While challenges might be numerous, the path to strength often requires embracing the journey’s hardships.
Armored Core 6
Release Date: 25 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, the long-anticipated successor to FromSoftware’s cult mech action franchise, emerges as a pivotal August release. Immerse yourself in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by machinery, donning the mantle of your colossal mech warrior to undertake various missions.
Preview impressions reveal a thrilling experience, encompassing intense battles and strategic maneuvering. The heart-pounding rhythm of narrowly evading attacks epitomizes the gratification so fervently sought by FromSoftware devotees.
Goodbye Volcano High
Release Date: 29 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC
Goodbye Volcano High, the narrative-driven high school game set on the cusp of an impending catastrophe, is poised for its August 2023 launch. Assume the role of Fang, a young dinosaur grappling with self-discovery in the face of an unraveling world. This concept evokes a poignant emotional response, promising a tale that tugs at the heartstrings.
Amidst the impending apocalypse, Fang’s choices become the guiding light, shaping their journey until the very end. Early glimpses suggest that Goodbye Volcano High resonates with enthusiasts of existentialist dramas, akin to titles like Night in the Woods and Oxenfree.
Samba de Amigo: Party Central
Release Date: 29 August 2023 Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Prepare to groove and dance your heart out with Samba de Amigo: Party Central in August 2023. This rare sequel presents a lively party-dancing game enriched with a variety of mini-modes, all centered around enthusiastic arm movements and rhythm-based entertainment.
During an early preview, Party Central exuded energy and liveliness, making it a perfect choice for dynamic bursts of fun. The eclectic track list, featuring both classic and modern hits, caters to those fond of rhythm-based games, inviting players to embark on a vibrant rhythmic journey.
Sea of Stars
Release Date: 29 August 2023 Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch
Sabotage Studio’s Sea of Stars pays homage to 1990s RPGs, modernizing classic inspirations with a mesmerizing pixel art style and intricately detailed realms. As you lead a group of adventurers through a mystical world, prepare to confront peculiar forces and restore harmony.
Throughout this odyssey, traverse breathtaking landscapes, solve intricate puzzles, enhance your abilities, and ultimately save the realm. Remarkably, Sea of Stars debuts on both Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus, ensuring accessibility for inquisitive players.
In closing, the gaming landscape of August 2023 is a dynamic tapestry woven with a diverse range of titles, catering to the interests of gamers far and wide. From the captivating narratives of Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical and Goodbye Volcano High to the adrenaline-pumping action of Immortals of Aveum and Armored Core 6, this month is poised to immerse players in a multitude of thrilling adventures.
Additionally, the delightful rhythm of Samba de Amigo: Party Central and the nostalgic charm of Sea of Stars provide opportunities for players to engage with immersive gameplay experiences that cater to a variety of preferences. As summer transitions into fall, these releases are set to capture the attention of gamers, offering both innovative gameplay mechanics and nostalgic nods to gaming history. The future of gaming shines brightly, with these August releases leading the way in showcasing the evolving potential of the industry.
So whether you’re a fan of action-packed battles, emotional narratives, or rhythmic escapades, the August 2023 game releases have something exceptional in store for everyone. Embrace the excitement, prepare to embark on captivating journeys, and let the gaming adventure of this month unfold in all its glory.