August is nearly upon us and it’s already looking like a busy month. Check out what’s hitting PS4 in the next week.

Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1 ‘Realm of Shadows’ 
The first of five episodes in the season, Episode 1: ‘Realm of Shadows’ will be available starting Tuesday August 2nd on PS4 and PS3. Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman will feature an award-winning cast of talent, including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne, additional cast and characters will be revealed as the season progresses.

Layers of Fear: Inheritance
Layers of Fear is a truly terrifying game. Play it in the dark with the lights off and a headset on and by morning you’ll have aged twenty years and gone completely grey. Bloober Team’s Layers of Fear: Inheritance, a unique piece of DLC which expands the plot from Layers of Fear and tells the story of the painter’s daughter coming back to her childhood home to face her past. Can she forgive her father, or will she resent all that has happened? Relive her experiences and witness the full scope of the tragedy that has swallowed up the family.

Watch the trailer below:

Players will lead the daughter through what’s left of the mansion and take part in the madness that her father bestowed upon the whole family. Face the memories of her past and shape them into the destiny that awaits her.

Features include:
– A completely new narrative experience that expands the story of Layers of Fear
– Explore the painter’s house from his daughter’s perspective
– Two distinct endings based on how you play the game
– A return to the terrifying and psychedelic experience players loved from the base game

Layers of Fear: Inheritance launches on Aug. 2 for PlayStation 4 for $4.99.

Tricky Towers
Frenetic multiplayer action in Tricky Towers takes the familiar mechanic of placing tetromino bricks and provides a twist with the addition of real world physics and a competitive multiplayer focus. The goal is to build a tower higher, faster and better than your opponents. This is made more difficult by gravity’s constant pull, the seemingly gentle breeze and the devilish dark magic attacks from the other players. There are some light magic spells provided to help you out – but casting a light spell will cancel out your chance to cast a dark spell for a while so you need to choose carefully between supporting your own tower or messing with the towers of your opponents.

Tricky Towers contains 50 single player trials where players can hone their skills and crack some tough puzzles, and an endless leaderboard mode to see how long players can survive against the elements.

Tricky Towers brings its frenetic multiplayer action to PS4 on 2nd August. The game is also part of August’s PS Plus too!

Overcooked
Team17 and Ghost Town Games reveal their delicious couch co-op cooking game Overcooked on August 2nd. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. The game makes you take part in an epic journey across the Onion Kingdom and tackle an increasingly challenging and bizarre gauntlet of kitchens which push your skills of co-operation and co-ordination to the very limits.

Check out the chaos below in the brand new trailer.

Livelock ( update: release delayed)
Livelock is a cooperative top-down shooter where you and up to two others must work together to break the cycle of infinite war between machines. As one of “The Few” remaining Capital Intellects, you will need quick reactions and decision-making to overcome the chaos.

Livelock was to launch on Aug 2nd but looks like the game has been delayed.

ABZÛ
ABZÛ will take players on an epic adventure into the depths of the ocean, where they will encounter majestic creatures and discover long lost secrets. The game draws inspiration from a deep, innate story that we all carry in our collective subconscious, a universal origin myth that resonates across cultures. As such, the name ABZÛ references a concept from the oldest Mesopotamian mythology: it is the combination of two ancient words Ab, meaning ocean, and Zû, meaning to know. Essentially, ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

Check out the beauty below.

This looks a stunning game, it’s also from the artist behind Journey. ABZÛ releases August 2.

Cannon Brawl
Turtle Sandbox and BlitWorks bring a mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay with Cannon Brawl to PS4. Expect a full on campaign mode with 20 missions, 10 puzzle levels, nightmare mode, 1v1 local multiplayer and online multiplayer. Check out the madness in the trailer below.

Risk Urban Assault
A beloved board game is about to get apocalyptic on PS4 with Ubisoft’s Risk Urban Assault, which brings the classic strategy formula into a dark future of anarchy and societal collapse. Focusing on five city maps that represent disaster-struck versions of New York, London, Paris, Hamburg, and Shanghai, it puts up to five players in control of rival factions and lets them battle for control of civilization’s remnants.  The games comes with 20 trophies but no platinum, and costs £11.99.

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And if that’s not enough maybe there is something in August’s PS Plus lineup that interests you?

Tricky Towers, PS4

Rebel Galaxy, PS4

Yakuza 5, PS3

Retro/Grade, PS3

Patapon 3, PS Vita

Ultratron, PS Vita, PS3, PS4

For more of August’s releases head over here.