'Madden 18', 'NBA 2K18' And More Release Dates: Sports video game calendar for 2017

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If you're a sports gamer, this is the time of year when your blood starts pumping. MLB The Show 17 has been out for almost two months and the first real details about the upcoming sports video games are beginning to surface.

Speculation on features, rosters and everything else is available just about everywhere, but it's nice to have all of the release dates for any sports game you might be interested in located in one spot.

The calendar is based on information from Gamestop.com.

June sports video game releases

June is a big month for fans of racing games. It begins with the release of Codemasters' routinely solid Dirt 4.

Source: PlayStation Access/YouTube

The month ends with the only simulation golf title planned for consoles this year. Golf Club 2 is promising even more customization and depth after its debut in 2016.

Source: PlayStation/YouTube

June 6

Dirt 4

WipEout Omega Collection

June 13

Cars 3: Driven to Win

June 20

MXGP 3: The Official Motocross Video Game

June 23

Micro Machines World Series

June 27

Golf Club 2

July sports video game releases

This month belongs to the bikes. Another strong Codemasters racing title hits stores. MotoGP17 is the only sports game coming in July.

Source: PlayStation EU /YouTube

July 11

MotoGP17

August sports video game releases

The next heavy-hitting sports video game release of the year comes in the month of August.

This will be the first year Madden has used the Frostbite Engine, and a man named Brady is on the cover.

Needless to say, expectations are high.

Source: EA Sports/YouTube

Aug. 22

Madden NFL 18 (for pre-order customers, Aug. 25 for others)

Aug. 29

Everybody's Golf

Redout

September sports video game releases

No publisher of sports video games understands how to hype a release like 2K Sports. This year's ramp up for NBA 2K18 began in early May when Shaquille O'Neal was announced as the cover athlete for the Legend's Edition.

Source: NBA 2K/YouTube

Expect big news to trickle in at a more rapid pace leading up to release.

Sept. 12

NASCAR Heat 2

Sept. 15

NBA 2K18 (for pre-order customers)

No official release date as of yet

September will receive a few other titles are officially announced for the month. Traditionally, FIFA, PES, NHL and NBA Live have all been released in September, or in October at the latest for the latter.

It would be a surprise to see either of them released after that. Super Mega Baseball 2 is a potential sleeper hit.

The original was met with critical acclaim and the sequel offers even more customization and some awesome graphics and animation.

Source: Metalhead Software/YouTube
Source: Metalhead Software/YouTube

Up to now, all we know is that SMB2 will be released in 2017

FIFA 18

PES 2018

NHL 18

NBA Live 18

Super Mega Baseball 2

WWE 2K18

Gravel

Project Cars 2

Gran Turismo Sport

Road Rage

Stay tuned for updates as more concrete information is made available.

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