These Are the Games You Should Check Out in September

first_img Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Where has this year gone? My calendar says it’s September, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. The reason for that is probably due to the abundance of amazing titles 2017 has blessed us with. Times moves faster when you’re having a good time, after all. September keeps the party moving along nicely with a healthy dose of must-play titles. Hopefully, you still have money to spend on games this month given everything that has already come out.Destiny 2Platforms: PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: September 6Destiny is one of the biggest franchises of this generation, so a sequel was inevitable. Destiny 2 promises to have everything the first didn’t: namely a story and meaningful content. Expect more varied objectives and larger worlds to explore. Many have been anticipating Destiny 2, so I have no doubt these folks will help make it a huge success this Fall. Even I, a person who quickly tired of the original game, am going to give this one a shot. Perhaps I’ll catch Destiny 2 fever as well!You can purchase Destiny 2 from Amazon.Marvel vs. Capcom: InfinitePlatforms: PC, PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: September 19There have been many fighting games released this year, but I think it’s safe to say Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will grab most people’s attention. Like other entries in the series, this 2v2 fighter pits characters from both the Marvel and Capcom universes. This sequel/reboot has garnered some controversy due to its character models and exclusion of X-Men characters. Despite all of that, it should do well among fighting game enthusiasts.You can pre-order Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite from Amazon.Metroid: Samus ReturnsPlatforms: 3DSRelease date: September 15The Metroid series hasn’t had a decent game in what seems like forever. Thankfully, Nintendo is giving fans a remaster of one of the series’ strongest entries. Metroid: Samus Returns takes the original Metroid II and gives is a modern makeover. It will have updated visuals and a brand-new counter attack to make battles even more exciting. I’m a huge fan of Metroid II, so I’m definitely looking forward to this title!You can pre-order Metroid: Samus Returns from Amazon.CupheadPlatforms: PC, Xbox OneRelease date: September 29Cuphead has been in development for many years, so it’s great to have it finally see the light of day. If you’re into classic 1930’s Disney cartoons and Contra-like gameplay, then you’ll feel at home with this one. The Xbox doesn’t have much in the way of exclusives this year, so hopefully Cuphead will help fill the void left by Crackdown 3 and Scalebound (R.I.P).You can pre-order Cuphead from Amazon.Knack IIPlatforms: PS4Release date: September 5The first Knack isn’t exactly looked favorably upon, but it sold enough to warrant a sequel. The original was rough around the edges, but it had potential. Knack II seems like it will take the best aspects of the first and further refine them. If Knack II fixes everything wrong with its predecessor, it could become another hit franchise for the PlayStation brand.You can purchase Knack II from Amazon.Dishonored: Death of the OutsiderPlatforms: PC, PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: September 15Dishonored is a series that’s largely flown under the radar this generation. Despite being relatively unknown to the masses, those who have played the Dishonored titles absolutely love them. Death of the Outsider is meant to act as the finale to the core story of the series. This stand-alone game promises to give players even more freedom than its predecessors. With any luck, Death of the Outsider will help bring a larger audience into the Dishonored fold.You can pre-order Dishonored: Death of the Outsider from Amazon.Pokkén Tournament DeluxePlatforms: SwitchRelease date: September 22The Wii U Pokkén Tournament gave the world something it didn’t think it needed: a game that combines Pokémon and Tekken. This deluxe edition for Switch is still very much the same game everyone remembers, only with more fighters and game modes. Like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, this is another Wii U port destined for greatness on Nintendo’s latest console.You can pre-order Pokken Tournament from Amazon.Divinity: Original Sin IIPlatforms: PCRelease date: September 14Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel are Kickstarter games that didn’t end up burning their backers. This sequel expands on the successful formula with greater options during combat and conversations. Players are free to fight each other in multiplayer and even play together during the campaign. Fans of hardcore, old-school turn-based RPGs will have a field day with this title.You can buy Divinity: Original Sin II (Early Access) from Steam.Project Cars 2Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: September 22Speaking about successful crowdfunding stories, let’s talk about Project Cars 2. The original game set new standards for racing sims, and the sequel revs things up considerably. Each track is based on real-world counterparts which were meticulously laser-scanned. Dynamic weather changes racing conditions by the second, and the deep customization options allow players to tweak their rides to perfection. Serious racing enthusiasts will not want to miss out on Project Cars 2.You can pre-order Project Cars 2 from Amazon.Pokémon Gold and SilverPlatforms: 3DSRelease date: September 22This isn’t a new release exactly, but it is worth having on this list. Pokemon Gold and Silver are considered classics, so I fully expect 3DS owners to snatch it up from the 3DS Virtual Shop in droves. It’s a shame that Gold and Silver isn’t available on the Switch. However, don’t be surprised if it and other Nintendo classics show up on the inevitable Switch Virtual Console.You can pre-order Pokémon Gold and Silver from Amazon.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img