It’s a new month and a host of new games on the horizon, some of which could easily be considered the most-anticipated of the year. We highlight some of the most-anticipated releases arriving this September:
6 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One) | 24 October 2017 (PC)
Destiny 2 is arguably one of the biggest games arriving this year, aiming to rectify the shortcomings of the first game while expanding and evolving the great bits.
From the get-go, it’s clear that Destiny 2‘s story plays a bigger role than the original, with a new cinematic story campaign to flesh out the world, along with new weapons, skills, loot, and sectors to explore.
Destiny 2 also features a more optimal way of matchmaking called “Guided Games”, which will allow players to search for clans who may need additional players for activities, such as strikes or raids. Otherwise, you could always jump into the 4v4 PVP modes available for some competitive action.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
12 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360,PS3)
Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer is back for another season and looking to increase its dent in a market that has come to be dominated by FIFA in recent years.
The franchise has made great strides to deliver a more comprehensive and well-rounded gameplay experience, and the visuals to match.
In terms of actual gameplay improvements, the existing model has been tweaked and refined to create a more realistic game speed. ‘Strategic dribbling’ adds more options in possession and ‘Real Touch+’ allows the use of the full body for ball control. There are also new free-kick and penalty-kick systems and one-player kick-offs.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
15 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Much like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is not an expansion nor DLC for Dishonored 2, but rather a standalone spin-off adventure set in the Dishonored universe.
Death of the Outsider stars Billie Lurk, a character who first showed up in the first Dishonored DLC, and subsequently played a larger role in the sequel.
She was involved with the group who assassinated Dunwall’s Empress, which set off the events of the first game. Just like every game in the series, Billie arrives with entirely new abilities of her own, including some refreshing ideas that mix up the formula of the supernatural mass-murdering.
29 September 2017 (Xbox One, PC)
Cuphead is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles and is inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. Even the visuals and audio have been painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolour backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
The fact it has local co-op makes Cuphead an even more enticing prospect. We’ve got our eyes on this one.
29 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
It’s quite hard to deny FIFA the crown of football games, but with the competition between PES and EA’s franchise heating up, FIFA needs to up its game; and thankfully, FIFA 18 looks to have done just that.
The game look better than ever, with player-likenesses given a huge boost; A.I. feel more differentiated, and it plays a bit more tactical than last year’s entry.
Of course, the fan-beloved Story Mode from FIFA 17 returns too, allowing you to further your progression and journey to stardom.