This is the time of year when the release schedule gets a little crowded. Earlier this week Pikmin 3 kicked off the video game season, and here are the upcoming games for August & September that I have my eye on. I’m also posting the best release day deals I can find for each one of these games. If you find a better deal please comment below or contact me on Twitter @TheGamerPad *I did not include upcoming digital releases on this list.
8/11 – Mario & Luigi Dream Team (3DS) – Best Deal: Fry’s $29.99 – Anyone who’s been reading this site or my twitter account should know by now that I’m a pretty big Nintendo fan. So it should be no surprise Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is on my list of must-haves. I beat the first two Mario & Luigi games but have not played Bowser’s Inside Story yet. I’m unsure if I’m going to try and play through Bowser’s Inside Story before I start Dream Team, but I will be picking up this game when it’s released.
8/20 – Saints Row IV (360) – Best Deal: Best Buy Pre Order Receive $10 Reward Certificate – I never got into the first Saints Row game, the second one I played one day while snowed inside of the house…I must’ve spent 10 hours on it in that one day alone. When the Third came out, and I gave it a shot, I came away surprised as it was one of my favorite games of 2011. I played through the entire game and got all of the achievements, it was some of the most fun I’ve had on my 360 and the humor was possibly the best I’ve ever seen in a video game. The Third sold me on Saints Row IV, and I’m probably looking forward to this just as much, if not more than GTA V. Read the rest of this entry