The Top Games For Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019

A good week, especially by August standards.

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Now Playing: Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019

Every week, 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. August is usually slow, but this was a solid week if you wanted a new release to dig into.

Friday the 13th: The Game - Ultimate Slasher Edition -- August 13

Available on: Switch

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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.

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Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw -- August 13

Available on: PC

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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.

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Exception -- August 13

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

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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

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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.

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Grandia HD Collection -- August 16

Available on: Switch

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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.

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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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Your Grandia HD link doesn't lead to any information. Way to fail, Gamespot.

It's also not much of a 'collection' when it omits both Grandia 3 and Grandia Xtreme.

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I wished they released Grandia 1 and 2 on PS4. I just purchased Grandia 2 on PC. I believe Grandia has one of the best battle systems of any RPG.

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@robbie23: THE best battle system of any RPG*.

Grandia 3 is life.

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@aaronalbana: I preferred Grandia Xteme.

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@aaronalbana: Grandia 2 is life.

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I'm most excited for No Man's Sky Beyond this week!

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i only bought friday the 13th on pc because it was 5 dollars, just as a keepsake seing as they dont develop for it anymore. im not sure how the switch version is but id be weary