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New This Week in Video Games (8/17 – 8/23)

by Dean James


We’ve now reached the point of the summer where students are starting to return to school and college, or at least are about to in the next few weeks. As a result, many getting acclimated to the new year, perhaps ready to play some new games with their newly made friends or dorm mates. Luckily, we have a few new games this week that may fit that bill, especially if you own a PlayStation platform.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is unleashed on Tuesday for both Xbox and PlayStation consoles, following up on last year’s PC release. Tales of Xillia 2 is the major RPG release of the week for PlayStation 3, while Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment also releases on the PS Vita. After a release earlier this year on Xbox platforms only, the very unique Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare hits PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on Tuesday as well.

PSN gets a number of new releases this week including Counterspy, Hotline Miami, and The Last Tinker: City of Colors, while the rest of the week is made up of one 3DS release on the eShop and some PC releases like Detective Grimoire and Shadowgate.

Check out the full list of new releases below of what you can expect to be released the week of August 17th through August 23rd:


  • Detective Grimoire (PC/Steam)


  • Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (Xbox One,PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PS Vita/PSN)
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3)
  • Counterspy (PlayStation 4/PSN, PlayStation 3/PSN, PS Vita/PSN)
  • Hotline Miami (PlayStation 4/PSN)
  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors (PlayStation 4/PSN)
  • Chess 2: The Sequel (PC/Steam)


  • Demon King Box (3DS/eShop)
  • Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (PC/Steam)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend (PC/Steam)
  • Shadowgate (PC/Steam)


  • Commando Jack (PC/Steam)
  • NeonXSZ (PC/Steam)
  • Sentris (PC/Steam)

- This article was updated on:August 18th, 2014

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