Unlike the movie industry, which is ramping down their releases and dumping cast-off products into the month of August, Elysium being a notable exception, gaming is taking the opposite route as we march steadily towards the bountiful harvest of late-August/fall games. This week gives hack and slashers something to do in Dragon’s Crown (PS3 / Vita), provided you can get past character designs that make Rob Liefeld look like Leonardo Da Vinci. Pikmin 3 drops this week, an oasis of gaming in a desert of non-releases for the Wii U while the JRPG train continues on the PS3 with Tales of Xillia.
On the PC side, Divinity: Dragon Commander has dragons and jetpacks, a combination which should be airbrushed on vans the world over. Speaking of dragons, The Sims gets the Dragon Valley expansion, allowing you to release your inner Khaleesi. Guacamelee! also hits the PC if you’re into that sort of thing. Finally, Starbreeze, they of Payday, Escape from Butcher Bay and the original Darkness game release their new game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. You may remember this game from Microsoft’s E3 presentation in which they said they still totally care about the 360. Like, totally.
Toys R Us – Free $25 gift card with purchase of Pikmin 3 and a Wii U. A bunch of Skylanders stuff is on sale but let’s be honest, if you haven’t bought it yet, you don’t care. Buy any of the Disney Planes games and get 50% off any Disney game priced $19.99 or less.
Target – Get a free $50 gift card with purchase of Wii U Deluxe console. Save $10 on CoD:BLOPS 2 or MW3 with reservation of CoD: Ghosts.
Best Buy - Get a free $50 gift card with purchase of Wii U Deluxe console.