The summer is drawing to a close and the gaming industry’s busy season is almost upon us. September isn’t the biggest month of the year when it comes to video game releases, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some exciting titles coming out next month.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest video game releases of September before diving into the full list.
The Last of Us Part I (PS5) September 2nd
Kicking off the month is Naughty Dog’s highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 remake of The Last Of Us Now being called The Last Of Us Part 1 To make it more connected to the sequel.
Naughty Dog has completely redesigned the graphics and updated the controls so that the 2013 game will feel more like the 2020 sequel. Here’s the trailer:
It’s been years since I played this game, but back when I first played it on PS3 I thought it was absolutely brilliant—one of the best character-driven games I’d ever played, with an ending so powerful, I’m still a little sad they ever made a sequel.
Sometimes, an ending must stay the same. You can read my review of The Last Of Us Here is my detailed examination of all the problems with this product. Part II: The Last Of Us here.
Steelrising (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC) September 8th
You’ve heard of Soulslike games, a genre spawned from the overwhelming success—and brilliant design—of FromSoftware’s Dark Souls series. Well, Steelrising More of a Bloodborne-like than a Soulslike, riffing off the aesthetic and gameplay of FromSoft’s Gothic nightmare PS4 exclusive.
Set in an alternative Paris in 1789 in an alternate timeline in which the French Revolution has been quashed by King Louis XVI’s mechanical army, you set out as Aegis, a near-perfect automaton, who must single-handedly take on the king’s army.
What’s cool about this game is that while it employs combat similar to Souls games, it makes use of the robotics that give your character powers and special abilities, and there are a bunch of different playstyles you can choose from depending on how you upgrade your character. You also have the option of a grappling hook. With a grapplinghook, everything is better.
Spiders, the French studio behind this title was recently released Greedfall, A RPG more in the BioWare vein, but with a setting more representative of a fictional America during the colonization period. I liked it!
There’s also a beta build available for anyone who pre-orders the game on Steam. I’m really looking forward to this one.
Metal Rising: Hellsinger (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC) September 15
Ever wished you could? DOOM It was also a rhythm-based game in which you had to blast through demons, not only listening to heavy metal music but actively participating in the beat.
This idea sounds really cool, even though it hasn’t crossed your mind before. David Goldfarb was the lead designer of the project and also served as Game Director. Payday 2 As the Lead Designer Battlefield 3 Bad Company 2: Battlefield
Here’s a trailer:
There’s a free demo on Steam if you wan to take this one for a spin. I definitely recommend giving it a shot as it really is a lot of fun from what I’ve played so far.
Some artists provide music for the game. All of it is original. Metal: Hellsinger Bjorn Strid, Tatiana Schmayluk, Serj Tankian, System of a Down, Matt Heafy, Mikael Saintanne (Dark Tranquility), Dennis Lyxzen, Refused INVSN, Randy Blythe, AlissaWhite-Gluz, and James Dorton are all part of the studio.
Beacon Pines (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC, Mac) September 22nd
Beacon Pines Is Hiding Spot describes this storybook adventure as Winnie the Pooh meets Winnie the Pooh. Stranger Things—which sounds absolutely wonderful to me.
It’s an adventure game where you travel through the pages of a book, meeting interesting characters and searching for clues. You collect words that can “change the course of fate.” It looks adorable and mysterious all at the same time.
It’s not on the radar, but if you think it might be of interest, go wishlist it to Steam and spread the word. Actually, if you’re a PC gamer and want to help support any of the games I include here, wishlisting on Steam is a great way to do that (short of pre-ordering, of course).
No Place for Bravery (Switch. PC) September 22nd
Colorful, gorgeous pixel-art provides a lush—and bloody—backdrop for There is no place for bravery Glitch Factory’s top-down 2D action-RPG (Steam page).
You play as Thorn, an old warrior “worn down by decades of vim and violence” wandering a deadly and forlorn land in search of his lost daughter.
Okay this trailer’s music is also pretty rad. The song was written and produced by Eduardo Zolhof with vocals by Nils Edström. The release date—pegged as 2021—was clearly overly ambitious.
September 17th, Return to Monkey Island (Switch PC)
The sixth edition of the art style Monkey Island game, Return to Monkey Island It has caused a lot of division, to put it mildly. So divisive, in fact, that creator Ron Gilbert stopped discussing it entirely on social media and elsewhere simply to avoid dealing with toxic nonsense from ‘fans’ (which I put in scare quotes because true fans don’t use personal attacks against the creators of a game they want to play).
As you can see in the below tweet from actor Dominic Armato (who plays the game’s protagonist, Guybrush Threepwood) Gilbert closed comments and stopped talking about the game entirely back in June, writing “I’m shutting down comments. People are just being mean and I’m having to delete personal attack comments. It’s an amazing game and everyone on the team is very proud of it. Play it or don’t play it but don’t ruin it for everyone else. I won’t be posting anymore about the game. The joy of sharing has been driven from me.”
This is. . . So sad. “The joy of sharing has been driven from me,” may be the most tragic thing I’ve read recently when it comes to video games. However, I can sympathize. Just sharing videos on YouTube leads to all sorts of nasty attacks about one’s appearance, intelligence, etc. and it’s pretty easy (there and on social media) to let the hate get the better of you.
Personally, I love the art-style. Return to Monkey Island and I can’t wait to point-and-click my way through the game, which you can wishlist on Steam.
These are the major ones that I personally have noticed, though there are many others. Here’s the big list of everything coming out in September—and if I missed something don’t hesitate to hit me up on Twitter Facebook or
- Ooblets (Xbox Series X/S. Xbox One. Switch. PC.) – September 1
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 2
- LEGO Brawls (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 2
- Made in Abyss. Binary Star Falls into Darkness (PlayStation 4, Switch and PC) – September 2
- Part I of The Last of Us (PlayStation 5) – September 2
- Biomutant (PlayStation 5, Series X/S) – September 6 – Read reviewemtemPlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S Switch, PC) – September 6
- The Tomorrow Children: Phoenix Edition (5) – September 6
- Jack Move (PC) – September 8
- Steelrising (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC) – September 8
- NBA 2K23 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 9
- Splatoon 3 (Switch) – September 9
- Little Orpheus (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 13
- ScourgeBringer (iOS, Android) – September 13
- XIII (Switch) – September 13
- Bear and Breakfast (Switch) – September 15
- Metal: Hellsinger (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC) – September 15
- Outer Wilds (PlayStation 5, Series X/S) – September 15 – Read reviewWayward StrandPlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 15
- Return to Monkey Island (Switch to a PC) – September 17
- Hardspace for Shipbreaker (PlayStation 5, Series X/S) – September 20
- Jack Move (Switch, One and 4,) – September 20
- Soulstice (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC) – September 20
- There is no place for bravery (Switch to a PC) – September 22
- Serial cleaners (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 22
- Session: Skate Sim (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, PC) – September 22
- The DioField Chronicle (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 22
- Grounded (Xbox Series X/S. Xbox One.) – September 27
- Hokko Life (PlayStation 4, Switch, and Switch) – September 27
- Life is Strange Remastered Collection (Switch) – September 27
- The Fridge has a Red Color (PC) – September 27
- The Legend of Heroes – Trails from Zero (PlayStation 4, Switch and PC) – September 27
- Tunic (5) – September 27 – Read reviewDorfromantikSwitch) – September 29
- Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (Switch, One and 4,) – September 29
- Valkyrie Elysium (5) – September 29
- Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (5) – September 29
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