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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre joins this week’s upcoming games

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk and more!

Good morning, and happy Monday, everyone! As we start the new week, we have some awesome games releasing. Whether you want to slash up your friends in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre or speed into Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, there’s something new for you. So, without further adieu, here are this week’s upcoming releases.

Everspace 2 (Aug. 15)

Starting things off this week, we have Everspace 2. Developed and published by Rockfish Games, this action simulator offers fast-paced action, deep exploration, tons of loot and classic RPG elements. Throughout the game, you’ll experience a vivid story in a handcrafted open-world full of secrets and perils.

The game picks up shortly after the events of Everspace as it places you in a persistent open world and captivating sci-fi story. Featuring approximately 20 to 30 hours worth of story content and various side missions, this game promises to give players tons of things to do to stay busy in space. Everspace 2 launches for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S tomorrow.

Hammerwatch II (Aug. 15)

Hammerwatch II

Hammerwatch II is an action game developed by Crackshell and published by Modus Games. This action-packed title sees you gather your heroes and journey beyond the dungeons of Castle Hammerwatch. Throughout the game, you’ll explore a pixelated world like you’ve never seen before.

The story kicks off after Blight the Horrible and his dragon army overthrows King Roland to bring destruction across the Kingdom of Herian. Now, it’s up to you to restore order and defeat Blight’s dragons. Hammerwatch II journeys out to PC tomorrow.

Moving Out 2 (Aug. 15)

Moving Out 2 is an action simulator developed by SMG Studio and Devm Games and published by Team17. This cute game sees you join the Smooth Moves team to help people move out of their homes. Featuring a wide array of accessibility options, this game is made for everyone.

The game also offers multiplayer, both locally and online, so you and your friends can work towards becoming the best moving company on the planet. Throughout the game, you’ll also help people move across dimensions with some hilariously silly action. Moving Out 2 comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC tomorrow.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew (Aug. 17)

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is a strategy game developed and published by Mimimi Games. Throughout this pirate-themed adventure, you’ll sail across the Lost Caribbean as you also lead a cursed crew. As you captain your ghost ship, you’ll also gain access to supernatural powers to defy the menacing Inquisition of the Burning Maiden.

Featuring stealth strategy, you’ll also need to use your wits to uncover the mysterious treasure of the legendary Captain Mordechai. To help you, you’ll also have the help of eight shipmates who each have their own personality and special powers. Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew sails out this Thursday for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Vampire Survivors (Aug. 17)

Vampire Survivors is an action game developed and published by Poncle. With over 50 hours of content, you’ll face countless monsters with retro-style gameplay. In the game, you’ll begin with just the ability to move around, as your attacks automatically happen at regular intervals.

You’ll have to be fast, as you dodge through gaps in between the enemies to make sure they’re in your attack radius. Each level will start you with just a whip, but as you progress, you’ll be able to upgrade your offense to blast through the creatures of the night. Though Vampire Survivors first came to other platforms last year, Nintendo Switch players can get their hands on it this Thursday.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (Aug. 18)

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio. Developed and published by Team Reptile, the game places you in the skates of multiple kids in All City, running with the Bomb Rush Crew. This group of rebellious skaters and BMXers fight together against the oppression of an uncaring populace and a militant police force.

Throughout the game, you’ll pull off cool sports moves and tag locations with graffiti. As you skate all around the world, you’ll pick up speed, grind on rails and perform tricks. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk rolls out onto Nintendo Switch and PC this Friday.

Madden NFL 24 (Aug. 18)

Madden NFL 24 is a sports game developed by Tiburon and published by EA Sports. The new game brings improvements to the FieldSense system, Franchise, Superstar and even the skeletons of the on and off-field character models. In addition, the popular minigames will finally return to the series after years of absence.

The new game in the Madden franchise brings together some of the best contemporary NFL players like Patrick Mahomes, Nick Chubb and Justin Jefferson. The game also adds new tackle types and the brand new contested catch tackle system to provide defenders with more control when playing the receiver. Madden NFL 24 kicks off to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC this Friday.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Aug. 18)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Closing this week out is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Developed by Sumo Digital and published by Gun Interactive, this asymmetric multiplayer game puts you in the shoes of both the victims and killers of the classic 1974 slasher movie. Brought to you by the same team behind Friday the 13th: The Game, the new game puts the focus on Leatherface and the infamous Sawyer Family.

Featuring three killers instead of one, players will need to be both smart and sneaky to out-maneuver the crazed family. To accommodate for the triple threat, the developers spent additional time ensuring the game’s levels, as well as the killers’ abilities, don’t make winning impossible for survivors. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre revs up onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC this Friday.

What upcoming games will you be playing this week?

Overall, we have lots of exciting new titles for gamers to look forward to. From the grizzly Texas Chain Saw Massacre to the vibrant Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, this week offers a lot of excitement. But what game are you most excited to play? As always, let us know what you think in the comments!

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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