The weather is getting a bit colder, the kids are heading back to school, and it gets darker earlier – summer is on the way out. Don’t despair, however, because there’s a wealth of gaming goodness coming in September, and we’ve picked out ten of the best.
There’s something for everyone, between shooters, sports, RPGs and lots more.
Kicking things off in September with a familiar face, Spyro The Dragon glides onto Nintendo Switch in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. In this collection of remakes, you’ll be able to play the first three Spyro platformers in HD and on the go.
Sticking with revisiting older titles, the Batman: Arkham Collection launches on September 6 in a lovely steelbook case. Bundling together the incredible trio of Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight titles along with all of their DLC, it’ll offer plenty for Bat-fans to punch, kick, and sleuth their way through. Pre-order it here or here.
If saving the world as a small dragon or a grown man dressed as a bat isn’t your thing, then just three days later you can hit the courts in NBA 2K20. A franchise that seems to get better every year, not unlike Lebron James himself, 2K20 will offer a fully realised storyline, multiple modes, and some of the most true-to-life sports simulation you’ll find anywhere.
Back in January 2018, Monster Hunter World launched to unanimous critical acclaim while going on to become Capcom’s biggest selling title in the publisher’s history. If you loved slapping giant beasts with a greatsword, or unleashing hell with a bowgun, then you’re in luck as the huge Iceborne expansion finally arrives next week.
Offering a huge new locale to explore, an incredible new array of monsters to hunt, and new gear to craft to take on new Master Rank challenges, Iceborne is essentially a new game.
Gears 5 needs little introduction to Xbox gamers, and the latest in the franchise looks to weave a complex narrative around new protagonist Kait Diaz. Expect exciting third-person cover shooting, plenty of gore, and the occasional chainsaw in this sumptuous Xbox One exclusive.
Gears 5 is available for preorder for release on 10th September here and here, but you can also start playing early with the Ultimate Edition (Available at Amazon and GAME) which is available from 6th September. The Ultimate Edition is also available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, which continues to offer the best value for money in gaming. Grab a month and see for yourself at Game here or Amazon here.
Back to sports, and football fans are spoiled for choice yet again. Pro Evolution Soccer may have a new name (eFootball PES 2020 isn’t the catchiest of titles), but underneath it’s the same excellent football sim fans have come to appreciate over the last few years.
Sticking with football, EA Sports’ juggernaut FIFA 20 launches on September 27 with a full Volta (street football mode), as well as all the authenticity the game offers. With FIFA retaining last year’s Champions League and Europa League licenses but losing Juventus to Pro Evo, it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between these two titan franchises.
September 13 is a huge day for gaming on any console, with two huge releases landing. First up is Daemon X Machina, a mech-based shooter which is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch and offers more red skies and explosions than a heavy metal album cover.
PS4 and Xbox fans, don’t despair. You may not be blowing things up as a giant mech, but you will be able to create just as much chaos when the long-awaited Borderlands 3 finally launches on September 13.
Shoot and loot your way across multiple planets, upgrading your character as you go and earning crazier and crazier weaponry (including guns with legs). Hit the pre-order button here or here and make Claptrap proud.
If you’ve enjoyed the Dark Souls games in the past, then new franchise Code Vein looks like it could be right up your alley. A post-apocalyptic RPG, Code Vein sees players stepping into the garlic-avoiding shoes of vampires, but Twilight this isn’t.
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