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PC Gaming Week of August 26, 2019

22 Total Games Curated Out of 141 Games Releasing

Percentage of All PC Games Considered: 15.60%

The following titles are what we feel are the most noteworthy games releasing this week of August 26th - September 1st, 2019. The description for each title is either authored by the studio or its publisher.

Most Anticipated

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, branching cinematic horror games that can also be played online with a friend. In Man of Medan, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip that soon changes into something much more sinister.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 29, 2019
DEVELOPER: Supermassive Games
PUBLISHER: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe

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MXGP 2019 - The Official Motocross Videogame

Experience the excitement of the 2019 season for the first time in the series! Race in official MX teams, share your gaming experience with the community thanks to the Track Editor and the Waypoint mode and practice in the Playground to learn to ride like a real pro!

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: Milestone S.r.l.
PUBLISHER: Milestone S.r.l.

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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut

The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut is the triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: inXile Entertainment
PUBLISHER: inXile Entertainment

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Blair Witch

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch, experience a new story-driven psychological horror game that studies your reactions to fear and stress.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 30, 2019
DEVELOPER: Bloober Team
PUBLISHER: Bloober Team NA

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Curated Indies

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Survive your evolution in Neogene Africa starting 10 million years ago. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game where you Explore, Expand, and Evolve to advance your clan to the next generation in the exciting new adventure from the creator of Assassin’s Creed.

RELEASE DATE: 2020
DEVELOPER: Panache Digital Games
PUBLISHER: Private Division

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Knights And Bikes

KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure set on a British island in the 1980s. You’ll play as Nessa & Demelza, tough imaginative girls, exploring the island in a Goonies-inspired tale. An adventure that sees them pedalling into danger, seeking treasure and ancient mysteries to solve.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: Foam Sword
PUBLISHER: Double Fine Presents

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Control

After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control in this supernatural 3rd person action-adventure from Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: Remedy Entertainment
PUBLISHER: 505 Games

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From Orbit

From Orbit is a quick and light single player Action RTS. Guide your stranded crew home as they land on alien planets, scout out the area, build defenses, harvest valuable resources, and launch back into orbit before being overwhelmed by hostile aliens.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: Tentacle Head Games
PUBLISHER: Tentacle Head Games

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Minoria

Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. Witches must burn and sins must be judged. Venture forth as Sister Semilla to burn down the pillars of heresy in Minoria, an action-platformer by Bombservice, creators of Momodora.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: Bombservice
PUBLISHER: DANGEN Entertainment

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Crystar

For when I weep, then I am strong. Battle through Purgatory as Rei to help save her sister in this Action RPG. Switch freely between four playable characters, and uncover each one of their pasts to see the sorrows they have endured.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: FURYU Corporation
PUBLISHER: Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

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Hookbots

Battle & challenge your human friends on this multiplayer robot party game: 52 ways to customize your bots & 14 game modes. From knights and dinosaurs, to bounty hunters and space warriors. Choose, customize and crush tons of different bots.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 28, 2019
DEVELOPER: Tree Interactive
PUBLISHER: Tree Interactive

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Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

A suave secret agent adventure game. Your mission (should you choose to accept) is to infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge’s secret hideaway and put a stop to her evil plans!

RELEASE DATE: 29 Aug, 2019
DEVELOPER: Yak & Co
PUBLISHER: Yak & Co

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Heave Ho

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 29, 2019
DEVELOPER: Le Cartel Studio
PUBLISHER: Devolver Digital

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Showdown Bandit

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Something unnatural is stirring on the abandoned sets of the once popular kids puppet show, Showdown Bandit. Play as the awakened Bandit in this stealth-action-horror where your only hope of survival is entangled within the 3 rules of the show: Play your part. Guard your strings. And don’t look up!

RELEASE DATE: Aug 29, 2019
DEVELOPER: Kindly Beast
PUBLISHER: Kindly Beast

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Decay of Logos

Immerse yourself in the world of Decay Of Logos and unravel its mysteries. Explore old dungeons, battle unforgiving foes and journey through a vibrant interconnected fantasy realm with your mystical elk companion.

RELEASE DATE: 30 Aug, 2019
DEVELOPER: Amplify Creations
PUBLISHER: Rising Star Games

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Kerfuffight

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Have you ever had the urge to fight a friend? You can fulfill this urge in Kerfuffight by brawling in 3D with your friends or against Ai opponents across different biomes, each with their unique stages and weapons!

RELEASE DATE: Aug 30, 2019
DEVELOPER: Felix Laplante
PUBLISHER: Felix Laplante

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Expansions and DLCs

Just Cause 4: Danger Rising

The past comes back to haunt Rico in the all-new Danger Rising expansion for Just Cause 4

RELEASE DATE: Aug 29, 2019
DEVELOPER: Avalanche Studios
PUBLISHER: Square Enix

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Two Point Hospital: Close Encounters

Down in the town of Goldpan, rumours persist of an out of this world encounter. A fireball, witnessed streaking above the sandy climes of Two Point County’s Eastern reaches, is chief suspect after a range of unusual illnesses have caused strife, commotion and general unrest amongst the inhabitants of this oft-forgotten town.

As an all-round medical supremo with a knack for tackling the unreal, your administration has operational access to some key locations in the area… including some areas the public really don’t need to know about. The Two Point Squabbler, the County’s finest journalistic institution, wants to know what’s going on… and you’re their ticket in.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 29, 2019 DEVELOPER: Two Point Studios PUBLISHER: SEGA

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Releasing in Early Access

Until You Fall

Melee and magic fuse in this visually stunning VR sword fighting game that delivers a satisfying combat experience where you are the master of your own martial style.

RELEASE DATE: Aug 27 2019
DEVELOPER: Schell Games
PUBLISHER: Schell Games

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Re:Legend

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Adventure with friends in a beautiful world of wonder and fantastic creatures. Build, craft, farm, fish and raise and breed amazing pet companions!

RELEASE DATE: Aug 30, 2019
DEVELOPER: Magnus Games Studio
PUBLISHER: 505 Games

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VR

Cures & Curios

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Ultimate Fishing Simulator VR (Early Access)

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Bored of waiting for a bite? Would you like to catch some fish? You're lucky - in Ultimate Fishing Simulator, fish bite like crazy! Spinning, float fishing, ground fishing and more!

RELEASE DATE: Aug 30, 2019
DEVELOPER: Bit Golem
PUBLISHER: Ultimate Games S.A.

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Straight from the Devs
Monday, 26 August 2019 06:00
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AAA or indie, big or small, OPNoobs is looking for quality games made by talented people. It’s not about marketing budget or Twitch numbers, we bring you updates straight from the developers of the games you’re playing. We provide an unfiltered voice from inside the gaming industry. Anything published in OPN’s Straight From The Devs series is just that, and we hope our readers feel that this narrows the gap between them and the industry they follow so closely.

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