This episode of New Releases has a double dose of sports, thanks to Madden NFL 21 and Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. You can also work together as a team in Surgeon Simulator 2 and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition. Meanwhile, the first episode of narrative adventure game Tell Me Why debuts this week.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition — August 27
Available on: PS4, Switch, iOS, Android
After a delay, this GameCube remaster is just a few weeks away. The re-release has better graphics, new music arrangements, and even some additional dungeons. What’s more, there will be a demo on day one that’ll let you explore three full dungeons with players who own the full game.
Surgeon Simulator 2 — August 27
Available on: PC
The goofball surgery sim is back, and this time you can play it in co-op. That means up to four surgeons running around and making a mess of medical procedures. Additionally, the sequel lets you move about the entire hospital, so you’ll have to track down the tools and other items you need for each surgery.
Tell Me Why: Chapter One — August 27
Available on: Xbox One, PC
Life Is Strange developer Dontnod is back with another narrative adventure game. It stars twins Alyson and Tyler, dealing with childhood memories as they return home. Tyler, a transgender man, has transitioned prior to the twins’ return home, and the game will explore his childhood and the lead-up to his decision to do so. You’ll have your own decisions to make, too: you choose which of the twins’ memories to embrace, changing the outcome of the story.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions — August 27
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Captain Tsubasa is for both sports and manga fans, since it’s based on the Shonen Jump soccer series. As with any soccer game, your goal is to score goals and defend your own net. But it wouldn’t be Captain Tsubasa without letting you pull off tons of over-the-top super moves on the field.
Madden NFL 21 — August 28
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
It’s that time of year again. This 2020 Madden game’s big new feature is the Skill stick, which lets you chain together special moves on both offense and defense. If you can’t wait any longer, good news: Madden 21 can be played right now.
They’re not featured in this episode of New Releases, but you can also get your hands on Wasteland 3 and Project Cars 3 this week. Both launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 28. The next episode of New Releases will take a look at some of the biggest games of September, including Marvel’s Avengers and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.