Wallet Threat Level


Some hot indies this week in the Switch debut of Cosmic Star Heroine and the long-awaited release of Death’s Gambit.


What is this, rerelease? Enhancements?


The Bard’s Tale trilogy was remastered as part of the Bard’s Tale IV kickstarter. Really looking forward to playing these again! Should be on both Steam and GoG. Not sure if all 3 or just the first one are being released tomorrow though.


BT1 comes out tomorrow, BT2 in fall, and BT3 in winter.

They are remastered; added automapping to all the games and they have updated VGA-quality graphics which are a pretty dramatic improvement over the originals, but don’t expect them to look even remotely up to date.

Original BT3:


Updated BT1:


Battle for Azeroth is available at 6PM on the East Coast today. 3PM on the West. I think you’re posting US dates for everything, so that should be noted.


This is coming out for the PC too.


I thought it was already out for the PC?

Edit: Wow, I guess not. Tom has been streaming it so much I thought it had been out for a while.


Since it’s discussed upthread, does anybody want to take a swing at talking me into or out of The Bard’s Tale Trilogy? I’m in the mood for a game with party management and character creation (no pre-gens burdening me with their backstories and side missions, please), so it certainly scratches that itch. On the other hand, it’s a generation or two before my time. I am generally okay with the NES versions of Wizardry for what that’s worth.

Edit: Looks like I should have thought to check the Bard’s Tale IV thread instead for the info I was looking for.


Do you like mapping things on graph paper? If so, the Bard’s Tale trilogy is for you.


It’s something I’ve done in the past, but not something I’m eager to get back to. The remaster has automapping I thought?


Except the remaster has automapping.


I might still have maps from the original downstairs




I still have all my maps. All my Ultima 4 and 5 notes too. I grabbed all that from my childhood room before my parents moved. I just couldn’t toss them.
Too much nostalgia.


Tuesday, August 28

Bad North | PS4, Xbox One
Blade Strangers | PS4, Switch
Bow To Blood | PSVR
Catch & Release | PSVR
De Blob 2 | Switch
Donut County | PS4, PC
Downward Spiral: Horus Station | PS4
Fear the Wolves | Steam
Fernz Gate | PS4, PS Vita
Fire Pro Wrestling World | PS4
Firewall Zero Hour | PS4
Gate of Doom | PS4
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate | Switch
Pato Box | PS4
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
Shikhondo: Soul Eater | PS4, Xbox One
Splash Blast Panic | PS4, Xbox One
Strange Brigade | PS4, Xbox One
Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition | PS4
Switchblade | PS4
The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour | PS4
Torn | PSVR, PC
Victor Vran Overkill Edition | Switch
Viking Days | PSVR
Yakuza Kiwami 2 | PS4

Wednesday, August 29

3on3 FreeStyle | Xbox One
DayZ | Xbox One
Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition | Xbox One
Western 1849 Reloaded | Switch

Thursday, August 30

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition | Switch
Freedom Planet | Switch
Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle | PS4, Switch
Instant Tennis | Switch
Mini Metro | Switch
Realpolitiks | Switch
The Messenger | Switch
The VideoKid | Switch

Friday, August 31

Amnesia: Collection | Xbox One
Claybook | PS4
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition | PS4 (Coming out of Game Preview on Xbox One)
Naruto To Boruto Shinobi Striker | PS4, Xbox One
NBA 2K19: The Prelude | PS4
Think Of The Children | PS4
The VideoKid | Xbox One
Two Point Hospital | Steam

Courtesy Kotaku


Pretty big week in game releases this week. Wallet Threat Level RED!

We’ve got the new Dragon Quest game, the big Destiny 2 expansion, the new Spiderman game.

Monday, September 3

  • Claws of Furry | Switch

Tuesday, September 4

  • 428: Shibuya Scramble | PS4, PC
  • Apocalypse Rider | PS VR
  • Arcade Islands: Volume One | PS4
  • Claws of Furry | Xbox One, PC
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Dimension Drive | PS4, Xbox One
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age | PS4, PC
  • FullBlast | PS4
  • God Wars: The Complete Legend | Switch
  • Moonfall Ultimate | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Ninjin: Clash of Carrots | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Planet Alpha | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Shadows: Awakening | PS4, Xbox One
  • Slime Rancher | Xbox One, PS4
  • Son of a Witch | Switch
  • The Long Dark | PS4, Xbox One
  • Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner - MARS | PS4, PC

Wednesday, September 5

  • FullBlast | Xbox One

Thursday, September 6

  • Broforce | Switch
  • Gone Home | Switch
  • Hyper Light Drifter | Switch
  • Kentucky Robo Chicken | Switch
  • Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition | Switch
  • Shikhondo - Soul Eater | Switch

Friday, September 7

  • Arcade Islands: Volume One | Xbox One
  • Dead Age | Xbox One
  • Fullblast | Switch
  • Immortal: Unchained | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • King’s Guard TD | Xbox One
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man | PS4
  • Mummy Pinball | Switch
  • NASCAR Heat 3 | PS4, Xbox One
  • NBA Live 19: The One Edition | PS4, Xbox One
  • Out of the Box | Xbox One
  • Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands | Xbox One
  • Sigi - A Fart For Melusina | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy | PS4, Switch
  • Super Inefficient Golf | Switch
  • Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps | Switch
  • Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad | Switch


I saw Kentucky and got a little excited, oh cool Kentucky Route Zero is getting released to consoles this week? Then I read the other two words and went, buh?


I had to check that as I was blinking in disbelief, but they did it: they localized in English the (awful) semi-sequel to the yet untranslated (and wonderful, and tearjerking and OMG) Machi.
This world just doesn’t make any sense.


We need slow weeks like this to try and catch up on the backlog!


Bard’s Tale IV coming this week! Turn based RPG alert!

And a whole host of games coming to the Switch, no doubt. I have to admit, as a non-Switch owner, my eyes glaze over looking at release dates now. You really have to squint hard to find the non-Switch games out of a list.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and Star Control: Origins is out this week as well.