In this week’s Content Drop, a handful of games walk into a bar. We’ve got Remnant: From the Ashes, RAD, Mable & The Wood, Oninaki, Telling Lies, and another episode for Life is Strange 2.
For the other games that’ll be coming out this August 2019, check out the monthly PC game releases listing. As for the rest of the games launching this year and beyond, you can view our updated release dates list.
Remnant: From The Ashes
- Release Date: August 20
- Developer: Gunfire Games
- Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment
- Store: Steam
The apocalypse has humanity on the brink of collapse. Mutants and monsters created by the Root are out to slaughter you. But, you don’t have to go at it alone in Remnant: From the Ashes. This action game also supports up to three players for drop-in/drop-out online co-op.
In Remnant: From the Ashes, you’ll be shooting and slicing your way against the hordes, picking up new weapons, armor, items, mods, and trinkets as you go along. Levels are procedurally-generated, which means you’ll see different templates and enemy types from time to time.
Given that co-op is included, your trio can customize the way each member plays. You can have the trinity of “tank/DPS/support” or go all out with a similar mindset. Developer Gunfire Games has touted that Remnant: From the Ashes will have numerous ways of customizing your load-outs and finding synergies to make your runs more refreshing (or challenging).
- Release Date: August 20
- Developer: Double Fine Productions
- Publisher: Bandai Namco
- Store: Steam
Releasing on the same day as Remnant: From the Ashes is another game set in a post-apocalyptic world, RAD. The difference with RAD is that it’s a rogue-like.
Your characters in RAD are just kids, but they have the power to assimilate the radiation coming from the dangerous wastelands. As you kill enemies, the radiation buildup allows you to unleash various skills, complementing your only other trusty weapon — a bat.
Make no mistake because it’s going to be an uphill battle. Andrew Farrell reviewed RAD recently, and he considers it “frustratingly difficult a lot of the time.” Given that you only have limited health and you can suddenly find yourself surrounded by hordes of enemies or foes taking you down from long range, you just might end up losing your valuables. What’s next? Well, like a number of rogue-likes, you’re bound to bring a new character along to face RAD‘s challenges once more.
More Content Drops this week
Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 (August 22) – This is Life is Strange 2’s penultimate episode, continuing the story of two brothers, Sean and Daniel. The fifth and final one releases in December. You can find it on Steam.
Oninaki (Aug. 22) – Oninaki (seen above) lets you play as Kaguchi, a “Watcher” whose purpose is to guide the spirits of the dead to the afterlife. You can also bind daemonic powers under your control to help your progress. You can find it on Steam.
Mable & The Wood (August 23) – If Oninaki had you using daemonic powers, then Mable & The Wood might offer you another choice — avoiding battles completely. This “Metroidvania” action-platformer allows you to fight your foes like a number of games in the genre. But, surprisingly, you can finish the game without killing a single enemy, including bosses, by way of using secret paths to avoid conflict. You can find it on Steam.
Telling Lies (August 23) – Her Story was a rare gem that blended mystery, detective work, and the way FMVs can convey an expansive and branching narrative experience. You can expect the same thing from its successor Telling Lies. You’ve got numerous social media and surveillance videos from four private individuals connected by the same incident. You’ll need to find out the truth (and the lies) as you piece together the puzzle. You can find it on Steam. Also, you can check out the Telling Lies trailer below:
Next week’s Content Drops
We’ll see a handful of PC games releasing this week, sure, but next week would be a Content Drop whopper! We’ll see eight PC games that will release on the same day, August 27!
These games include Hunt: Showdown (which leaves Early Access), Control, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, and The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut. But, wait, that’s just one day. The rest of next week’s Content Drops will also have The Universim, Blair Witch, Man of Medan, and many more.
That’s not just a Content Drop. That’s a Content Powerbomb! We’ll see you then.
Note: All release dates are for North America.