Sonic Mania – Sega – PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One (August 15)
To commemorate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary, Sonic Mania looks to celebrate both the past and future of the franchise. This 2D Sonic adventure will run at 60FPS and feature retro-style graphics, reliving past stages as well as experiencing new ones. With multiple playable characters, twists on classic zones, and both a competition and cooperative mode, old school Sonic fans should not miss this title!
Madden NFL 18 – EA Sports – PS4, X1 (August 25)
It’s safe to say that we know exactly what to expect when it comes to Madden NFL 18. With Tom Brady on the cover, this year’s iteration features improved visuals thanks to the Frostbite engine, new stadium exteriors, and the most photo realistic game to date. This year, Madden NFL 18 will have a story mode known as The Longshot, which follows a high school quarterback throughout his career. While sports games have the unfortunate distinction of being “the same as last year’s game”, the Madden NFL series is always popular and we hope to see The Longshot inject some new interest in the game.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Sony Interactive Entertainment (August 22)
While Nathan Drake’s story is completed, players are brought back to Uncharted universe in the role of Chloe Fraser. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy takes place in the mountains of India, set after the events of Uncharted 4. While some tout the game as just an Uncharted spin-off, early impressions have been highly impressive and the title could be the dark horse of August 2017. Look for Naughty Dog to provide yet another quality title.