Every Big Video Game Coming Out in September
The month of September will not be dominated by AAA games alone, however. Gamers who love indie games should also keep an eye out in September, as Tunic will be released on PlayStation, and it has been highly anticipated in part thanks to its amazing visuals. Although some of the year’s biggest releases are still a few months away, there are some exciting games to keep things interesting until then.
The list of games scheduled to release in September is not long, they are most remarkable. Perhaps most anticipated for many, the Nintendo Switch exclusive Splatoon 3 will hit shelves on September 9th. The Splatoon series has gamers taking part in turf wars where ink is the preferred ammunition. Splatoon 3 will be bringing many modifications to the game, including new weapons that are bound to make the franchise’s competitive scene more compelling. A gameplay trailer at the latest Nintendo Direct event raised anticipation for the game, as it illustrated that it will make it easier to connect with friends.
The month will also be a good month for fans of sports games, as it will bring the release of NBA 2K23 on Nintendo Switch, PC, as well as PlayStation and Xbox consoles. It releases on September 8th, and it will see the return of the Jordan Challenge where gamers are tasked with replaying some of Michael Jordan’s most legendary games in his career. The mode has not been present in the NBA 2K series since NBA 2K11, and its return will bring many improvements, including visual filters to make players feel like they are truly back in the ’90s.
FIFA 23 will also be released on September 30th on Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Although the franchise has been criticized for bringing yearly releases with minimal improvements, FIFA 23 promises to include new technology that will enhance gameplay and increase realism. This is being done through a system called HyperMotion2 which uses match captures and machine learning from real-world football matches to create thousands of in-game animations. HyperMotion2, along with a system called Technical Dribbling which is designed to improve ball handling and turning for gamers, will be limited to PC and current-generation consoles.
All platforms will receive great games in September, and some of them have been anticipated for a long time. This includes Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded, which lands on PC and Xbox consoles on September 27th. It has been available on early access since 2020, receiving good reviews, which sets the game up for a triumphant official release. The indie game Tunic will also be released on the 27th on PlayStation consoles, and it has got positive reviews since it was released on PC and Xbox consoles in March. The rest of the games released in September are as follows.
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R – September 1 (PC)
- LEGO Brawls – September 2 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- Temtem – September 6 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
- Steelrising – September 8 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
- White Day: A Labyrinth Named School – September 8 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
- Freedom Planet 2 – September 13 (PC)
- Metal: Hellsinger – September 15 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- Wayward Strand – September 15 (Nintendo Switch)
- Return to Monkey Island – September 19 (Nintendo Switch, PC)
- Potion Permit – September 22 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- The DioField Chronicle – September 22 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- Slime Rancher 2 – September 22 (PC, Xbox Series X/S)
- Session: Skate Sim – September 22 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero – September 27 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4)
- Hokko Life – September 27 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Valkyrie Elysium – September 29 (PS4, PS5)
- Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth – September 29 (PS4, PS5)
- Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous – September 29 (Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One)