Slowly but surely, gaming showcases are coming together for the summer. The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase is slated for June 12, and Summer Game Fest just announced its June 9 date. Over the next couple of weeks, fans can expect the likes of Sony and Nintendo to host their own presentations, while companies like Ubisoft, perhaps Square Enix, and others may very well show off their in-development games too.
The late summer / early fall / holiday season is looking rather bare bone right now, but there’s a good chance it’ll fill in with several announcements over the next few weeks. Games like God of War: Ragnarok, perhaps perhaps Final Fantasy 16, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Bayonetta 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Hogwarts Legacy, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Redfalland more are all still waiting on their release date, which is still said to be 2022.
It’s not uncommon for there to be two or three big releases that month, but many are more likely to target October, November, and December to capitalize on the spending season. . Still, despite this, August could have a pretty good month this year—depending on how the ended announcements go—as two major games are already booked for the month: Saints Row and Thymesia..
Saints Row, Thymesia, and August Video Game Release Dates
As it stands, there are four video games (which is an incredibly smaller number) releasing in August: Thymesia, Two Point Campus, Saints Row, and Soul Hackers 2. It remains to be seen what else confirms August as its release window—Redfall may be a good choice, since it is slated for summer—but Saints Row and Thymesia are currently (arguably) the headliners. There’s little reason not to play both, either, as they are not competitors and their release dates occur on opposite ends of the month.
Saints Row Is a reboot of the long-running franchise, one determined to give players a lot of options and a lot of chaos on top of that. Players will be forming their own criminal empire and going to war with others on the streets of Saint Ileso. It’s a pretty happy and cheery over-the-top game, which is everything Thymesia is not.
It’s a dark, morbid Soulslike where the protagonist is trying to recover their memory. Alongside the standard Soulslike fare, Thymesia features plague weapons which add an exciting twist to combat. It may be an indie game, but it has made waves since reveal, and there’s no doubt a bunch of eyes watching for its release. Overall, it remains to be seen how many games release in August, but there will be a handful or two at least, with a couple everyone should keep an eye on.
Saints Row releases August 23 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S. Thymesia launches August 9 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.
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