Meta Gamer August 2017

Yakuza Kiwami arriving August 29 (Credit: Sega)


Several games are coming out this month, including Uncharted: Lost Legacy and Madden NFL 18. Also included is information about the pre-order for the new SNES Classic.


Evil Within 2 Customization

Bethesda has revealed the customization for the Evil Within 2 sequel. Unlike the first game, green gel will only be used to upgrade Sebastian and not weapons. Weapons will be upgraded with parts found in the game. Upgrades to Sebastian include Health, Combat, Stealth, Recovery, and Athleticism. As well as upgrading items, you will be able to make more ammo and health supplies. (Source: Bethesda)


Shroud Of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

Thanks to a Facebook ad of all things (who said they don’t work?), I have learned of a Kickstarter game called Shroud Of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtue. The game is a new MMO from a team lead by Richard “Lord British” Garriott.

For those not familiar with Richard Garriott, he’s the creator of the one the earliest computer games: Ultima. Ultima is a series that spawned nearly a dozen games including Ultima Online, one of the first MMOs ever released back in the 90’s. Ultima allowed the player to play as themselves transported to another world, allowing them to become the avatar.

When I find out more information about this game, I will write an article. Here is the website in case anyone is interested.




SNES Classic Pre-Order

Nintendo has announced that pre-orders for the SNES Classic will start sometime later this month. The SNES Classic releases September 29. (Source: Nintendo)




Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Through a horrible oversight on my part, I forgot to mention the new Uncharted game in my E3 coverage. The Lost Legacy will be the first game in the series not to feature Nate Drake. The game will feature Claire (who first appeared in the second Uncharted game) and Nadine who was introduced in the most recent Uncharted.



ESRB Rating*: M
Price: MSRP $39.99
Release Date: August 22
Platforms: PS4


Yakuza Kiwami

The first Yakuza game (originally on the PS2) has been remade and is coming to the PS4.



ESRB Rating*: M
Price: MSRP $29.99
Release Date: August 29
Platforms: PS4


PS Plus Free Games

PS Plus has some great deals this month. Just Cause 3, which is still $59.99, is free for the month of August. Also available is Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry which allows you to play as the former slave turned pirate Adéwalé from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.



PS Vita

  • Level 22


  • Snakeball
  • Super Motherload


  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry
  • Just Cause 3

PS Vita, PS4

  • Downwell




Xbox Live Gold Free Games



Xbox 360

  • Bayonetta (August 1-15)
  • Red Faction: Armageddon (August 16-31)

Xbox One

  • Slime Rancher (August 1-31)
  • Trials Fusion (August 16-September 15)


Games Arriving This Month

August 1

  • The Long Dark (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Patapon Remastered (PS4)

August 2

  • Tacoma (PC, Xbox One)

August 8

  • Ark: Survival Evolved (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Blackhole (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PC, PS4)
  • Lawbreakers (PC, PS4)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

August 11

  • Night Trap (PS4) (Digital Release on PSN and PC August 15)
  • Sudden Strike 4 (Mac, Linux, PC)

August 15

  • Agents of Mayhem (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Cities: Skylines (PS4)
  • Matterfall (PS4)
  • Nidhogg 2 (PC, PS4)
  • Observer (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sonic Mania (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Sudden Strike 4 (PS4)

August 22

  • ChromaGun (PS4)
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Episode 3 (iOS, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  • Mages of Mystralia (PS4)
  • The Escapists 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)

August 25

  • F1 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Madden NFL 18 (PS4, Xbox One)

August 29

  • Absolver (PC, PS4)
  • Ark: Survival Evolved (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Everybody’s Golf (PS4)
  • Hello Neighbor (PC, Xbox One)
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch)
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Redout (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Resident Evil Revelations (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Warriors All-Stars (PC, PS4)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC)
  • Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)

August 31

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PC, PS4, Xbox One)


*ESRB Ratings

E – Everyone
T – Teen
M – Mature
RP – Rating Pending