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August Game Release Dates (2019): Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One

What to expect this month.

We're already halfway through August, which means September is coming up. With the big fall games season right around the corner, the releases are slowly ramping up. This month is giving us plenty of games worth grabbing as you wait for 2019's heavy hitters. You can play big games like Madden NFL 20, Astral Chain, and Control. You can find out more about each below.

Aside from new games, it seems like there's always an unexpected Switch port releasing every month, and August is no different. Pillars of Eternity, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, and Friday the 13th: The Game are all getting ported to Nintendo's fan-favorite hybrid console-portable.

There's plenty of other noteworthy releases in August, so be sure to check out the table below for all things big, small, and cult-classic. For a wider look at what's still in store for the rest of this year, be sure to check out our complete list of game release dates in 2019.

Madden NFL 20 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) -- August 2

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It's another year, another Madden. However, this year's iteration of the massively popular American football franchise is one of the most intriguing ones yet, featuring a new scenario engine that creates subtle storylines the more games you play in a season. There's also a special player trait system called Superstar X-Factor that allows famous players to activate special abilities after fulfilling certain conditions on the field.

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Control (PS4, Xbox One, PC) -- August 27

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Control is the latest third-person shooter from Remedy Entertainment, the studio that brought you several cult-favorite games like Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break. It plays more similar to something like Quantum Break but amped up to a new extreme. You control protagonist Jesse, who possesses near superhero-like powers, such as the ability to glide mid-air and move objects with her mind, which creates some dynamic, over-the-top firefights. It's all wrapped up in a surreal storyline about being stuck in a shapeshifting government facility that houses paranormal experiments.

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Astral Chain (Switch) -- August 30

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Platinum Games is back with another exciting new action game called Astral Chain exclusively available for Nintendo Switch. It iterates upon the studio's classic action with new ideas, putting you in the role of a special police force cadet with the ability to summon an entity that fights alongside you. All the while, you'll conduct investigations to solve petty crimes and unravel the mysteries of the larger overarching plot.

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Full August Release Schedule

GamePlatformRelease DateBuy / Pre-Order
Madden NFL 20PS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 2
The Church in the DarknessPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchAugust 2
Age of Wonders: PlanetfallPCAugust 6
Metal Wolf Chaos XDPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 6
Pillars of EternitySwitchAugust 8
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete EditionSwitchAugust 9
Friday the 13th: The GameSwitchAugust 13
Rebel Galaxy OutlawPCAugust 13
EricaPS4August 19
Hotline Miami CollectionSwitchAugust 19
SuperhotSwitchAugust 19
RadPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchAugust 20
Remnant: From the AshesPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 20PlayStation,
Microsoft,
Steam
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link EvolutionSwitchAugust 20
Life is Strange 2: Episode 4PS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 22PlayStation,
Microsoft,
Steam
OninakiPS4, PC, SwitchAugust 22
Ancestors: The Humankind OdysseyPCAugust 27Steam
The Bard’s Tale IV: Director's CutPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 27
CrystarPS4, PCAugust 27
ControlPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 27Best Buy,
Epic
World of Warcraft: ClassicPCAugust 27
Azur Lane: CrosswavePS4August 29
Pokémon MastersiOS, AndroidAugust 29
Astral ChainSwitchAugust 30Amazon
Blair WitchXbox One, PCAugust 30
The Dark Pictures: Man of MedanPS4, Xbox One, PCAugust 30
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the WarriorsPS4, SwitchAugust 30
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