Are you looking for a new game to dive into this month? Well, you’re in luck! August is jam-packed with new releases, and all of us at GGA have picked a few of our favorites. Here are the most anticipated games we’re looking forward to playing this month!

A Total War Saga: Troy
 Anticipated games for August 2020: A Total War Saga: Troy

Anticipated Game: A Total War Saga: Troy (Creative Assembly)

As Odysseus himself, the player takes command of Greek forces in A Total War Saga: Troy and lays siege to Troy’s legendary city. The turn-based strategy real-time tactics game offers three unique historical scenarios for accomplishing this. In addition to the infamously deceptive Trojan Horse, Odysseus can alternatively assault the walls with gargantuan siege towers, or he can breach the walls after “Poseidon’s wrath” (earthquakes) ravages Troy’s defenses. Despite a setting of literally epic proportions, the Trojan War is rarely trodden upon in video games. The developers at Creative Assembly have made a game that feels extremely new by creating an ancient setting. Experience the truth behind Troy’s legend or rewrite history in the most anticipated Total War game since 2000’s Shogun: Total War!

A Total War Saga: Troy will be available on August 13, 2020 for PC through the Epic Games Store

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (Adult Swim Games)

It’s time to jump into the shoes of everyone’s favorite time-traveling Samurai! Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is a thrilling 3D platformer that takes players across time in the battle against the evil Aku! Jack will encounter familiar friends, foes and can master various weapons that make gameplay fresh and fun for every gamer! As long time fans of the Samurai Jack series, we cannot wait to play this title! 

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time will release on August 21, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store. 

Tell Me Why
Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why (DONTNOD)

From DONTNOD comes another narrative game about the power of choice, and the secrets of our past. In Tell Me Why, players will play as twins Alyson and Tyler as they explore their childhood memories and work to change their future. The game also features a trans main character, Tyler, and the team worked alongside GLAAD to ensure that the game provided “an authentic representation of the trans experience.” Overall, if you are looking for a narrative game to dive into this month, be sure to pick up Tell Me Why

Episode One of Tell Me Why will release onAugust 27, 2020 for the Xbox One and PC through Steam and the Microsoft Games Store.

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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Anticipated Game: Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (Tamsoft / Bandai Namco)

“What video game would you get if you fused FIFA 20 with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot?” I’m not sure if anyone has seriously asked this question, but the answer is unquestionably Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. The Captain Tsubasa series takes the familiar formula of sports games and cranks the action up to 11 with over-the-top anime style and character-specific powers that allow players to steal the ball, shoot goals and outpace other players. Rise of New Champions focuses more on online play, with gamers worldwide playing one-on-one or two-on-two matches with custom teams. Players customize their squad and then climb the rankings in division leagues. Whether you are new to soccer or a longtime fan, see if you have what it takes to be named an international champion!

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions releases on August 28, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC through Steam

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (PC)
Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

The 2017 best-selling PlayStation 4 Exclusive has finally come to the PC! Set in the 31st century after the fall of technologically advanced society, Horizon Zero Dawn gives us a look into how humanity survived such a cataclysmic event. You are Aloy, a member of the Nora tribe, who travels the land in order to find out more about the “Derangement,” a virus that has infected thousands of Machines. What she unearths could change everything. The open-world map is a re-imagined version of the United States, specifically Colorado and surrounding areas. The story and characters are memorable, the gameplay and combat is fluid and challenging and the game is visually stunning. There is a reason Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the best games of 2017. 

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, which includes The Frozen Wilds DLC plus additional goodies, is out now on Steam

Jump Force: Deluxe Edition
Anticipated games for August 2020: Jump Force: Deluxe Edition

Anticipated Game: Jump Force: Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco)

What could make my favorite anime crossover fighting game better? News that Bandai Namco is releasing Jump Force: Deluxe Edition on the Nintendo Switch! The deluxe version will feature over 50 playable characters from Dragon Ball ZOne PieceNaruto and much more. Likewise, it also will include all previous Jump Force content updates, including DLC from the first character pass. True to the nature of the Nintendo Switch, this version will feature an offline mode where six friends can duke it out in a 3v3 fight. So grab your favorite anime character or create your own and join the fight!

Jump Force will be available on August 28, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.

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Whether you’re a fan of narrative thrillers, turn-based war games or old-fashioned fighters, August has something for you! And all of us at GGA can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store! What games are you looking forward to grabbing this month? Did they make our list? Let us know in the comments below or on social media! 

Additional contributors: Tyler Boyce, Renee Lopez and Julia Roth 



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