Deathloop, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, More: September games on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Deathloop, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, Diablo II: Resurrected and more will be released in September 2021. It promises to be a busy month for gamers, with some long-awaited titles waiting to break the cover alongside some all-new offerings. You can choose to step into the shoes of a superpowered assassin trapped in a Groundhog Day-style time loop in Deathloop on September 14th. Diablo II, released on September 23rd. Hideo Kojima fans can dive back into the world of Death Stranding with a new Director Cut, released on September 24th. Meanwhile, fans of platforms like Fe can explore fantastic worlds in titles like Lost in Random and Kena : Bridge of Spirits.

From state-of-the-art consoles to macOS users, there’s something in store for everyone.

Browse our guide to check out some of September’s most exciting games, slated for release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Although titles like The Medium and Ghostrunner are released on next-gen consoles (on September 3 and 28 respectively), we’ve handpicked only new games that will be released this month. It’s also worth noting that the free-to-play PES Reshape eFootball is set to be released this fall. Konami often releases its annual football title ahead of FIFA. As FIFA 22 will go down on October 1st, it can be speculated that eFootball could be released in September. However, the company has not made any official announcements on a specific release date.

Life is weird: true colors

When: September 10th
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X

If you’ve played any of the games in the Life Is Strange series and enjoyed them, you might not want to miss the latest chapter in the emotionally motivated adventure series. Even if you haven’t played any of the previous installments, don’t worry as Life Is Strange: True Colors brings a whole new storyline with a new protagonist in Alex Chen. Chen has the power to feel or experience the emotions of others around her, which she must use to find out how her brother actually died. Life Is Strange games have always been driven by gameplay based on heartbreaking conversations and stories. From the look of the trailer, True Colors doesn’t seem to be a different shade.

Lost in Random

When: September 10th
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X

From the studio that brought the brilliant platform game Fe, Lost in Random is another surreal adventure from Zoink, Sweden. This EA Originals title will put you in the shoes of Even, who must traverse the Random Realm to find his kidnapped sister, Odd. On his journey, Even will encounter Dicey, a lovable and sensitive datum that will show him that despite all the rules, life is truly understood through its randomness.

NBA 2K22

When: September 10th
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X

It’s that time of year again. 2K Games is set to bring out its latest version of the annual basketball simulator – NBA 2K22 – in September, as usual. Although the WNBA was released last year, NBA 2K22 promises to build on the exciting format with elements like off-day experience, new player progression badges and more. Oh, and Chicago Sky star Candace Parker is introduced as the first female athlete on the cover for the series. As is the case with each edition, you can expect several minute changes to gameplay and presentation.

Tales of Arise

When: September 10th
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

From the venerable home of Bandai Namco that brought some of the most iconic games of all time – from Tekken to Dark Souls – comes an all-new action RPG that chronicles the tumultuous battle between the worlds of Dahna and Rena. Your adventure will revolve around Alphen, a native of Dahna, and Shionne, a native of Rena, who embark on a fantastic journey together. Combat promises to be fast, remaining faithful to the Linear Motion Battle System seen in its spiritual predecessors: Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria.

deathloop

When: September 14th
Where: PC, PS5

If you loved the super-powered, fast-paced stealth of Dishonored games (Dishonored 2 Review), we can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t like Arkane Studios’ next big title – Deathloop.

The story revolves around Colt, an assassin who needs to break out of a time loop, taking out eight targets on an island before midnight. Every time you die, you start from scratch. Every time a day ends before killing all the targets, you start again from square one. However, Colt will remember everything from previous loops to help take advantage of enemy patterns and behavior in each new race. Colt must strike the right balance between using stealth to the fullest and making good use of his Dishonored-like powers to break the game. Colt also needs to be wary of Julianna, a weather agent who can show up anywhere, anytime and will stop at nothing to take Colt down.

Although the game is being released for PS5 and PC only for now, Xbox users should get a chance to play Deathloop in September 2022, when PS5 exclusivity ends.

Aragami 2

When: September 17th
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

More stealth comes its way in the form of Aragami 2, a sequel to the 2016 action-adventure title that revolves around the eponymous assassin with supernatural powers. The co-op title lets you play in groups of three where you must “master the shadows” and find the right balance with your teammates to help achieve your goals. The first Aragami was known for its fast gameplay and stealth-based superpowers. Judging by the game’s trailer, Aragami 2 doesn’t look any different.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

When: September 21st
Where: PC, PS4, PS5

Promising to showcase the muscles of the next-gen PS5, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a third-person action adventure that revolves around Kena, a spirit guide. She uses her magical abilities to help the dead travel from the physical to the spiritual world. During her own journey, Kena will encounter adorable minion-like creatures called Rot that can help her complete objectives and defeat enemies. The trailer looks impressive and promises a new gaming experience.

Diablo II: resurrected

When: September 23th
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

This is the era of remasters. From Age of Empires to Mass Effect, it seems like every game we’ve grown up with is getting a remastered version for current and next-gen platforms.

While this may not appeal to some, it can be intriguing to pick a childhood favorite and relive it in reinvented graphics and gameplay. Diablo II: Resurrected doesn’t seem to change much from the original gameplay – after all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – with the added brightness of modern graphics and networking functions. It can be fun to revisit this classic action RPG, more than two decades since its first revelation.

sable

When: September 23th
Where: PC (Windows, macOS), Xbox Series S / X

No combat. No linear narrative. Sable promises to be a unique open-world explorer who revolves around the protagonist of the same name, who must find a ritualistic mask to return to her clan. The game will feature many puzzles and even more open world exploration segments, where you must navigate through ruins and sand dunes.

Death Stranding Director’s Version

When: September 24th
Where: PS5

When Hideo Kojima released Death Stranding as a PS4 exclusive a few years ago, fans of the iconic game director were heavily polarized. While some consider the game nothing more than a glorified walking simulator, others claim that the game’s unique gameplay and thrilling story make it one of Kojima’s best.

Now PS5 owners can get a completely revised version of the game that not only introduces new elements like changes to the main story, but also adds new gameplay features like racing (no kidding) and new weapons. It also promises to make exploring the game less tedious and add to the allure of the PS5’s next-gen graphical prowess. If the preview trailer is any indication, Death Stranding Director’s Cut appears to be an entirely new game and not just a re-release with next-gen updates.

lost judgment

When: September 24th
Where: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X,

A spiritual spin-off from the Yakuza games, this JRPG will chronicle the adventures of private detective Takayuki Yagami, who will find his way through the streets and mysteries of the cities of Yokohama and Kamurocho to investigate a criminal accused of murder. The unique console promises a fair balance between unique JRPG action sequences and stealth-based gameplay.

New world

When: September 28th
Where: PRAÇA

Apparently a truly new MMORPG. Developed by Amazon Games, the New World has seen its fair share of delays since it was first announced in 2016. Finally seeing the light of day, the New World will see gamers come online to explore and conquer a 17th century world modeled after the Americas.

There’s also a massive 50 vs 50 battle mode called War, which promises to take on classic titles like Guild Wars 2 or World of Warcraft. New World is a game that can be purchased to play and therefore does not require a monthly subscription fee.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

When: September 30th
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Years before Fast & Furious started sending cars into space, we broke the laws of physics on a daily basis (in our imagination) with brightly colored diecast vehicles known simply as Hot Wheels. Developed by Milestone, Hot Wheels Unleashed brings the same madness straight from our childhood to our screens. You not only get crazy tracks to conquer, but you also (virtually) collect some of the most iconic Hot Wheels models ever made. Each car comes with its own powers and you can also customize your Hot Wheels.

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