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New Game Tuesday, Games Releasing 8/19* - 8/26

August 20, 2019

This week's NGT is quite exciting thanks to Gamescom 2019 bringing us some unexpected drops that weren't already on the books! Erica, Hotline Miami and Super Hot on Switch, Gears Pop, and a OPEN ALPHA for Modern Warfare's 2v2 all get dropped this week thanks to Gamescom. The date range has been modified to include yesterday as some games got surprise same day releases at opening of Gamescom.  

 

"New Game Tuesday" showcases some major game releases from Tuesday to the following Monday. Scroll down to see if any of the major releases appeal to you!

 

1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2v2 open ps4 alpha 

Update Date: 8/23

Platforms: PS4

Developer: Infinity Ward

Publisher: Activision                                 

 

Can't wait to get your hands on Call of Duty Modern Warfare? Well Activision and Infinity Ward have been unusually tight lipped on this game more than past years. Unlike Black Ops 4 which had a huge announcement event and subsequent content at E3, Modern Warfare 2019 was announced solely with a short trailer and had no stage presence at E3. Early gameplay and demos have been behind closed doors and few people have been able to actually play or see much of the game. Here we are in August and we still only have a short amount of trailers and gameplay. Finally Activision is opening up and offering a free open Alpha. You don't even have to pre-order the game to play this. It was be featuring MW's new 2v2 fast paced gunfight modern that pits teams of two against each other. This will be a popular new mode that stands in contrast to longer larger slower Battle Royale modes.  

 

2. Life is strange 2 episode 4

Release Date: 8/22

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Developer: Dontnod

Publisher: Square Enix

 

Episode 4 of Life is Strange 2 has been scheduled for days away for quite some time now and up until now we still have not seen a trailer for it. Now we know why. It debuted as a Gamescom work premier and I have to say it got me excited. I will admit I thought the first episode of this game was really poorly made, and almost didn't play the next ones. My low review even causes some drama in my local circle, but the subsequent episodes 2-3 have been both really good, and worth pushing through. 

 

3. erica

Update Date: 8/19

Platforms: PS4

Developer: Flavourworks

Publisher: Sony

 

Described as a "interactive thriller" this is a movie/game hybrid much more in the vein of Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch than Until Dawn. At first I kind of passed on this as interactive movies are a weird genre to me that I have never tried. The idea that they use real life actors and IRL footage over gameplay is interesting. However they then explained onstage that this is no ordinary gameplay and they used new and clever filming techniques. This game is more than just having the actors pause for a while why a decision pops on screen. You will be able to interact with the environment and control actions more like a video game thanks to clever editing and "filming techniques". Their technobabble promise was enough to intrigue me and some early clips look cool. At 10$ on the PS4 it might be an interesting experience.

 

4. gears pop

Release Date: 8/22

Platforms: iOS, Android

Developer: The Coalition, Mediatonic

Publisher: Xbox Games Studios

 

I'll admit that while I never got into Gears of War that Gears 5 looks pretty fun to me, early play tests have been a blast, and since I'll get it with GamePass I can't wait. However Gears POP is the latest trend in mobile game tie-ins that I'm skeptical about. This will either be a fun simple mobile game that Gears fan will enjoy or it will continue the trend of greedy pay to win low budget mobile games out there. I hope it is the first one but we will learn soon enough because it was announced at Gamescom that it will be launching this week! While it was announced at Gamescom to be 8/22, pro-order options have it listed as 9/2 so we will keep checking if there is an error or last minute delay. 

 

5. oninaki

Release Date: 8/22

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox, 

Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory 

Publisher: Square Enix

 

6. remnant from ashes

Release Date: 8/20

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox, 

Developer: Gunfire Games

Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment 

 

The developers behind the Darksiders franchise brings us a new Soulsbourne style game but with guns. I have always been a fan of Darksiders so I may give Gunfire a chance on this new title. It looks interesting and early reviews are already coming in positive.

 

 
In more news, SuperHot and Hotline Miami received a port to Nintendo Switch announced at Gamescom. Super Hot is one of my long time favorites with its incredible time bending gunplay premise and Hot Line Miami is a cult classic that fans of the franchise can be excited to take with them. 

 

As always, stay tuned here on Game Infinite News for the latest gaming news! Check back next week for New Game Tuesday!

 

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