5 Massive Games Releasing in SA That You Can Play this Week

Game releases 29 August 2017

Here’s what’s coming to the SA gaming market this week!

This week sees the end of August and the start of September, but before the month rolls over, there are some exciting new games arriving on the scene, including a potential-packed fighting sim, as well as a crossover we never thought we’d see.


Release date: 29 August 2017 (PS4, PC)

Absolver is a hand-to-hand fighting game where players collect moves over time, and then string them together to create personalised fighting styles. The development team itself has a few members that are very deeply into mixed martial arts, and the animations show it. Absolver even takes player stances into account, and every move in the game considers which direction the player starts off facing in. New players, called Prospects, can even become mentors to other players that they meet. By remaining loyal to their mentors, new players will be able to draw from an expanded moveset.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Release date: 29 August 2017 (Switch)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is unlike any other Mario game as it features turn-based combat, in addition to the franchise’s elements of exploration. The bizarre yet interesting mashup game features eight playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi from the Mario franchise, and four Rabbids dressed as the former. The characters wield guns that shoot laser beams. The game also features two-player local cooperative play, which is a bonus too.

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Ark: Survival Evolved

Release date: 29 August 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Ark: Survival Evolved has already garnered quite the community since hitting Steam Early Access, and now it makes its way to consoles and PC in retail format. In the first-person dinosaur survival game, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Players have to use their skill and cunning to kill, tame, or farm the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. You can also jump online and team up with (or prey on) hundreds of other players to survive.

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ReCore: Definitive Edition

Release date: 29 August 2017 (Xbox One, PC)

A somewhat overlooked game from last year, ReCore gets a Definitive Edition this week. The third-person sci-fi shooter, which utilises robotic assistants for combat and traversal, gets a whole new chapter in the game’s main story in a previously unexplored region in the game world of Far Eden. That’s followed by two new overworlds, 10 new dungeons, and a sandstorm region where surviving the storms and dangerous enemies delivers valuable loot.

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Resident Evil: Revelations

Release date: 29 August 2017 (PS4)

Resident Evil Revelations first launched on the Nintendo 3DS back in 2012, and tried to emulate the tense resource management and dark atmosphere of the original RE trilogy, resulting in one of the better spin-offs in the franchise. The game now makes its way to the PS4 and Xbox One (and Switch later this year) in full HD. Resident Evil Revelations takes place between Resident Evil 4 and 5, following franchise staples Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they infiltrate a seemingly abandoned cruise ship, the “Queen Zenobia.” Things go south as you might expect, and all sorts of nautical nasties emerge from the depths to try and murder Jill and Chris, as they fight to prevent the virus from spreading to the ocean itself.

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What game are you most excited for this week? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA and commenting below.

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