Top New Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — August 11-17, 2019

Every Sunday, New Releases breaks down the upcoming week in games. As we near the halfway point of August, Nintendo Switch continues to stack its library with the Grandia HD Collection and its own port of Friday the 13th: The Game. Sci-fi fans can take flight with Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw or platform through a virtual computer with Exception. On the fantasy side, Dicey Dungeons also rolls out this week.

Friday the 13th: The Game – Ultimate Slasher Edition — August 13

Available on: Switch

Apparently August is the month for horror games, at least on Switch. The Ultimate Slasher Edition includes all of the previously released DLC, giving you plenty of movie costume options for Jason. One player will take control of Jason himself, while the others play as Camp Crystal Lake counselors, trying to survive the night.

More Coverage:

  • Friday The 13th: The Game Review
  • Friday The 13th Approaches 2 Million Copies Sold; Dev Feels “Confident Moving Forward”

Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw — August 13

Available on: PC

While the original Rebel Galaxy limited how you could steer your ship, the sequel lets you fly in full 3D, where pilot Juno Markev must contend with space truckers, criminals, and more. There are plenty of options for spaceship colors and weapons as you zoom through space and engage in dogfights.

More Coverage:

  • New Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Trailer Makes Playful Jab At Star Citizen
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw – 16 Minutes Of Gameplay | PAX West 2018

Exception — August 13

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

Exception sees you playing as a computer program tracking down an evil virus. As you might guess from the screenshot above, that means plenty of platforming and combat as you flip through each rotating stage. What’s more, you can compete for high scores on each level through online leaderboards.

Dicey Dungeons — August 13

Available on: PC

As the name implies, you play as a die in Dicey Dungeons. Each of the six classes has its own special abilities, but no matter which you choose, you’ll still have to build a strategic deck as you venture through procedurally generated dungeons. Dicey Dungeons is a roguelike, so prepare to roll the dice in more ways than one.

Grandia HD Collection — August 16

Available on: Switch

The Grandia series is pretty beloved, and now you’ll be able to play Grandia 1 and 2 anywhere. The first game is turn-based, while the sequel sports a different battle system that lets you move around during combat. Both games also feature prettier graphics–this is an HD collection, after all.

More Coverage:

  • Grandia Review
  • Grandia II Review

August has plenty of games to come, and next week New Releases will take a look at the latest from two well-known studios. Double Fine is launching its new action game Rad, and the up-and-coming Tokyo RPG Factory is releasing Oninaki.

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