Out This Week: Rare Replay, Galak-Z, Submerged

It’s August (Yay!) and as the sun belatedly beams down upon us, it illuminates yet another sparse week in the world of video game launches. Mirroring the last seven-day period there’s only one major release planned with digital storefronts, including PSN, Xbox Live, and the Nintendo eShop, there to keep us ticking over.

Luckily, as gaming enthusiasts, whenever there seems to be a bit of downtime there’s usually an event or two to keep us occupied. Of course much of our attention this week will be targeted at Gamescom as Microsoft, Activision, EA, and Blizzard prepare their live conferences. We’ll no doubt see announcements from a slew of other publishers, big and small.

If eSports is more your cup of tea then you’ll be happy to hear that Valve is once again hosting The International 2015 for Dota 2 at Seattle’s KeyArena. With a record-breaking prize pool, teams from across the world will duke it out over several days while fans enjoy a raft of in-game bonuses, providing they purchase the 2015 Compendium.


TSA’s Top Pick: Rare Replay

Xbox One | 7th August [EU]

Even if there were a breadth of new releases to choose from this week, the Rare Replay collection for Xbox One would still come out on top. Providing one of the best-valued packaged for new-gen consoles, it bundles 30 Rare-developed games together for a single price, all of which have been reworked to run on Microsoft’s new hardware.

Ranging from Spectrum games of the early 80s right up to 2008’s Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, there plenty on show including Perfect Dark Zero, Viva Pinata, Battletoads, and Conker’s Bad Fur Day just to name a few. Of course, there are some Rare game that have been omitted from the anthology. Obviously, you won’t see Donkey Kong Country thrown into the mix, nor will you will be able to relive the N64 classic, Goldeneye 007.

Console Releases

PS4 | 5th August [NA], 5th August [EU]

PS4 | 5th August [EU]

PS4 | 4th August [EU]
Xbox One | 3rd August [WW]

PS4 | 4th August [NA], 5th August [EU]
Xbox One | 7th August [WW]

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment
PS4 | 4th August [EU]

The Castle Game
PS4 | 4th August [NA], 4th August [EU]

Trans-Galactic Tournament
PS4 | 4th August [NA]

Wii U | 5th August [EU]

Star Fox Command
Wii U Virtual Console | 5th August [EU]

Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber
Wii U Virtual Console | 5th August [EU]


Steam Releases

Soccer Legends
Steam Early Access | 5th August [WW]

President For A Day – Corruption
Steam | 5th August [WW]

Empyrion – Galactic Survival
Steam Early Access | 5th August [WW]

Steam | 5th August [WW]

Letterquest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered
Steam | 5th August [WW]

Metro Warp
Steam | 5th August [WW]

Steam | 5th August [WW]

Hidden: On The Trail of the Ancients
Steam | 5th August [WW]

Tic-Toc Tower
Steam Early Access | 6th August [WW]

Demon Hearts
Steam | 7th August [WW]

Close Order
Steam Early Access | 7th August [WW]

12 Labours Of Hercules III: Girl Power
Steam | 7th August [WW]

So, which games are you looking forward to the most this week? Let us know in the comments section below!