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Aug 2019's Save the Date: Control, Astral Chain, WoW Classic and more!

By Tim Augustin - 2 Aug 2019

August 2019's Save the Date: Aug 6 - Aug 27

Welcome to our monthly Save the Date segment, where we list all the notable games coming out this month, and why you might want to keep an eye on them. August is a big moment for horror fans, and it just so happens to coincide with the Hungry Ghost Festival too. No better time to get spooked, right?

Metal Wolf Chaos XD (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – August 6

This particular FromSoftware game garnered a ton of attention last year, when Devolver Digital announced the remaster. This will be the game's first official release outside Japan, and a chance for the rest of us to see the types of games FromSoftware produced once upon a time… before us masochists discovered Dark Souls.

RAD (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – August 20

Double Fine’s next game looks pretty, uh, rad? Set in a quirky post apocalypse filled with monsters, Rad lets you take on the form and abilities of other monsters and even give birth to pet spiders! All this and more, painted over with tons of '80s neon nostalgia. 

Life is Strange 2, Episode 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – August 22

Dontnod’s sequel to the smash hit Life is Strange is getting yet another episode this month. This game has been fairly rough in quality thus far, but hopefully things pick up since this is meant to be the penultimate episode. If it’s anything like Season 1 Episode 4, it’s going to be an absolutely insane climax to Sean and Daniel’s story. 

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (PC) – August 27

This (temporary) PC exclusive comes from the mind of Patrice D├ęsilets, the man behind games like the first Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Ancestors is said to be 40 to 50 hours long, tasking players with the evolution of a clan of apes across eight million years. It sounds ambitious to say the least, but let’s hope this doesn’t turn out to be another Spore or launch-day No Man’s Sky, eh?