New Video Game Releases For The Week of August 10, 2014

Jonathan R. Clauson

Sony is going to great lengths to keep the summer drought at bay with another solid batch of new video game releases for the week of August 10, 2014. Absolutely nothing is releasing on the Xbox One this week, continuing a very long stretch for Microsoft's latest next-gem console. The Xbox 360 will see the solitary release of Risen 3: Titan Lords on August 12 in the US and August 15 in Europe. while Sony has 8 releases across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

Starting with the PlayStation Blog Drop, the big release headlining their post is Hohokum, a cross buy and cross save game across the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. The game has you guiding a kite-like being through a colorful playground in which "you alone decide your goals, pace and purpose". The bright pastel colors that border on neon give a whimsical sense of an updated aesthetic to The Beatle's The Yellow Submarine.

Another new video game release for the week of August 10 is a game that we originally reported on as releasing last week, but was pushed to this week. Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed is a strategic brawler that brings the player into the world of Tokyo's real life Akihabara district in a digital representation that features over 130 real life shops. The satirical storyline plays off some of the more common anime and video game tropes with the player taking revenge on a group of vampires that are turning the innocent shopkeepers and pedestrians into walking dead vampires. The method of this revenge is to strip everyone down to their underwear to expose the vampires to the harmful sunlight because that is exactly how all vampire hunts go.

Risen 3: Titan Lords, Surgeon Simulator and My SigningMonsters are among other games that are coming to the Sony platform this week.

In the Microsoft and Nintendo camps, the new video game releases are few and far between. Nintendo is bringing out fighting game classic Double Dragon II: The Revenge for the Nintendo Entertainment System to the Wii U Virtual Console. However, the silver lining on the could is that several indie games are making their debut on the Wii U eShop this week including Soon Shine and Gaiabreaker.

The Xbox 360 is seeing the release of Risen 3: Titan Lords from developer Deep Silver.

You can read the complete list below. Be sure to check back next Sunday for our New Video Games Release list!

Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed Digital & Retail PS3 | PS Vita

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Digital & Retail PS Vita

Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) Digital (Virtual Console) Wii U

Gaiabreaker Digital (eShop) Wii U

Gravity Crash Ultra Digital PS Vita

Hohokum Digital (Cross Buy) PS4 | PS3 | PS Vita

My Singing Monsters Digital PS Vita

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Digital PS Vita

Risen 3: Titan Lords Digital & Retail PS3 | Xbox 360 | PC

Soon Shine Digital (eShop) Wii U

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition Digital PS4