Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games – August 2018
August is truly a time to celebrate when it comes to Nintendo Switch releases. Well, maybe not for you, but I’m truly a very happy bunny with what’s arriving in this summer month. In actuality it’s a bit of a slow month ahead at least at the time of writing. But, we’ve got some great third party titles coming to us and some indie gems that will be sure to delight you. Obviously we could tell you every game that’s coming to the Switch in August, but why waste your time with that when we can tell you which games you should give your attention to.
Without further ado in release date order:
One of the earlier standout eShop titles during the console’s launch window was Overcooked published by Team 17. The game was lauded thanks to its chaotic, often quarrel inducing, local gameplay as you and your couch friends cook up a myriad of dishes in supposed harmony. It was obviously a big success in the sales as the sequel is arriving this month. While it’s being released on multiple platforms it’s clear the Nintendo Switch version is receiving the biggest focus as it took up a hefty segment in Nintendo’s E3 showcase.
With more locations, more dishes and the inclusion of online play, this looks set to cook up an improved storm when Overcooked 2 serves up on August 7th.
Whilst in Early Access on PC for over a year, the time has come for Dead Cells to appear in all its glory as a full-fledged release. This action platformer has a lot of buzz surrounding it thanks to its Rogue-lite permadeath with a supposed Souls-like combat system. It looks absolutely stunning and the combat looks highly satisfying as you traverse an interconnected world with non-linear progression.
It’s sure to be difficult for you challenge fiends and I can already see Juan rubbing his hands with glee at being the one to review this. I don’t think I or James had a say in the matter. Anyways, we’ll find out if Dead Cells has been worth the wait when it releases on August 7th.
Now this is what I’m talking about! When the HD remaster of this Capcom classic was announced to be coming to newer consoles late last year, there was a tear in my eye as the Nintendo Switch was seemingly left in the dark as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 received one of the most beautiful and inspired action adventure games of all-time. I was jealous and forced to accept my fate of not being able to buy Okami for a 4th time. Yes I bought it on the PlayStation 2 when it was first released, the Wii version and then the PlayStation 3 release; but I really wanted it for the Switch.
I would say it’s a modern masterpiece but it’s well over 10 years old and it hasn’t aged a day. The HD makeover really makes the ageless art style stand the test of time. The Nintendo Switch port may even be the best HD port yet thanks to the chance to use the touchscreen as the celestial brush during portable mode.
Okami HD has inked in an August 8th release date. Will you be picking this up for the first time or the 5th time? Let us know in the comments below.
Cosmic Star Heroine
For our penultimate choice we’ve decided to go for something a little more low-key. Cosmic Star Heroine is a short RPG inspired by retro classics. With a nice 16-bit style, this interstellar fast paced RPG looks set to scratch that itch for some and may be a cheaper alternative to the recently released Octopath Traveler.
I think fans of the classic Sega series Phantasy Star will instantly fall in love with this one thanks to the over world, 90’s anime character art and cutscenes. Promising just over 10 hours of compact RPG goodness, it won’t be a huge time sink that some RPG onlookers are always worried about.
We’ll find out if Cosmic Star Heroine can scratch that mini RPG itch when it arrives on the 14th August.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Yes it may be a port of an old 3DS game but fans of the Monster Hunter series have been crying for a localisation of Generations Ultimate for well over a year. Who knows why it took Capcom so long, but here it is, finally heading to western shores for you Monster Hunter addicts to sink a 1000 hours into. Now personally I didn’t quite get into the series when I played the first 3DS game, although I can certainly see the appeal of the slow grind to greatness as you hunt down fearsome beasts with your friends online or using local wireless play.
While there may be a bigger, fancier, shinier Monster Hunter on other consoles, this version will no doubt be perfect for many thanks to its portable nature. Taking down monster on the go has always been the primary way to enjoy the series and is much more suited to the Nintendo Switch. The hunt will begin when Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate releases on August 28th. Will you be picking up this long overdue localisation? Let us know in the comments below.
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Okay guys, those were the five games we think you should pay the most attention to in August. It’s worth bearing in mind that there will always be a few surprise releases that haven’t been announced just yet, I mean we’re still waiting for that Dark Souls port, so who knows! And obviously we can’t fit every game into this list and so to end are some honourable mentions. As always, let us know what games you would have put in this list.