With summer drawing slowly to a close, publisher are pulling out all the stops to see plenty of big name game releases ahead of the winter holiday season. With such a huge range of big games on offer, I think every gamer will be picking up at least one title this September.

September 3

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

20 years after the release of the original Final Fantasy VIII Remastered releases for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch releases on September 3. Several ports of Final Fantasy games came out on Switch recently but not VIII. Fans have been very excited to hear of this new release.

Root Letter: Last Answer (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

A FMV-style remake of popular visual novel Root Letter, comes titled Root Letter: Last Answer comes to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on September 3. This new title will include the animated style original game as well as the all new FMV-style gameplay.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch)

Released last November for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the Spryo Reignited Trilogy now comes to Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch on September 3. This trilogy includes complete remasters of the first three Spyro games originally available on PlayStation.

Catherine: Full Body (PlayStation 4)

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A remake of the cult classic Catherine, Catherine: Full Body puts a whole new spin on the PlayStation 3 title.

A PlayStation 4 exclusive Catherine: Full Body comes out on September 3. This is a remake of the PlayStation 3 title Catherine, which was a mix of puzzle game and romance visual novel. This remake includes a third romance option in pink-haired Rin.

Children of Morta (Microsoft Windows)

From the developers behind This War of Mine and Frostpunk, 11 bit studios will publish Dead Mage’s Children of Morta for Microsoft Windows on September 3. The console ports for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One are due in October.

September 5

River City Girls (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

Set in the same world as River City RansomRiver City Girls releases for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on September 5. This sidescrolling beat ’em up can be played in single player or two player local co-op and features 16-bit style graphics.

September 6

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

An all new expansion to Monster Hunter World, Iceborne comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 6. The story continues on from the end of Monster Hunter World and introduces an all new higher difficulty.

Gun Gun Pixies (Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch)

A mix of third-person shooter and 3D platformer, Gun Gun Pixies comes to Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch on September 6. Two tiny girls from space come to Earth to research human behavior by entering college-based women’s locker rooms.

NBA 2K20 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

The latest in the most popular series of basketball-related games, NBA 2K20 comes out on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 6. This version includes all new game modes and increased player interactivity.

Creature in the Well (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

A pinball-based top-down hack-and-slash adventure, Creature in the Well comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on September 6. Hit incoming projectiles and beat enemies in pinball-style arenas.

September 10

Utawarerumono: Zan (PlayStation 4)

An all new game set in the Utawarerumono universe, Utawarerumono: Zan comes exclusively to PlayStation 4 on September 10. While the mainline Utawarerumono games are visual novels, Utawarerumono: Zan is an action brawler and musou-style game.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

A collection of all the Telltale Walking Dead games will come together in one package. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series releases on September 10 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.  All four seasons of the story will be available.

Gears 5 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One)

The last Gears of War game came out in 2016, and fans have been waiting for a sequel ever since. The re-titled series’ next installment Gears 5 will be a Microsoft exclusive, coming to Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on September 10.

eFootball PES 2020 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

Another re-titled game from a popular long-running series, eFootball PES 2020 comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 10. With this new brand of PES, Konami hopes to open online soccer up to a whole new global audience.

Greedfall (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

All new action RPG Greedfall comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 10. Use combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth to achieve one of multiple endings.

 Blasphemous (Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One)

Team 17 will publish Blasphemous for Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on September 10. Blasphemous promises exploration and intense combat in this action platformer.

September 13

Borderlands 3 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

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People are getting pretty hyped up for the fourth release in the main series of Borderlands games.

One of the most highly anticipated games of the year, Borderlands 3 comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 13. While Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was released back in 2014, the last numbered release was all the way back in 2012.

NHL 20 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

Another game for sports fans, the latest in ice hockey games NHL 20 comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 13. There are over 1,000 different kinds of customization for clubs and players to suit all play styles.

NASCAR Heat 4 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

On the line of sports games a new entry into racing games NASCAR Heat 4 comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 13. This latest installment will include 38 different official NASCAR race tracks.

Daemon X Machina (Nintendo Switch)

A Nintendo Switch exclusive Daemon X Machina comes out on September 13. From the producer of the Armored Core series, Kenichiro Tsukuda, comes an all new IP: a mech-based strategy action game.

September 17

AI: The Somnium Files (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

From the director behind the Zero Escape series and the character designer from No More Heroes comes an all new game AI: The Somnium Files for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on September 17. This is a neo-noir detective adventure.

Bus Simulator (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

The latest simulator game, Bus Simulator comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 17. In this game, you play as a local bus driver and can play in either single player or multiplayer modes.

LEGO Jurassic World (Nintendo Switch)

Released on multiple platforms back in 2015, a port of one of the very popular LEGO games, LEGO Jurassic World, comes to Nintendo Switch on September 17. Based on the stories from Jurassic Park, The Lost World and Jurassic Park III.

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

The latest from the Reel Fishing series, Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure comes to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 17. The last installment was a PlayStation Vita exclusive back in 2015, so this installment is very much a revamping of an old series.

September 20

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)

A whole new remake of a game from one of the most popular franchises, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening comes exclusively to Nintendo Switch on September 20. Originally a 2D title for the Game Boy, this is a whole new 3D style re-imagining.

Ni No Kuni (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows)

Two version of 2013 RPG Ni No Kuni will be releasing on September 20. The first version is a port of the original game coming to Nintendo Switch. The second is a remastered version,s which will release on PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.

September 24

Contra: Rogue Corps (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

A new title in the Contra series, Contra: Rogue Corps comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on September 24. From the same director as The Alien Wars and Hard Corps,this will be a 3D twin-stick shooter with fast-paced action.

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

20 years after its initial release, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack comes to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 24. Based on Dungeons & Dragons, the pack will include both Baldur’s Gate and its sequel, as well as an all new expansion Siege of Dragonspear to bridge the two stories together.

The Surge 2 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

Just two years after the release of the original, the sequel The Surge 2 comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 24. This sci-fi action RPG Soulslike puts players in an exoskeleton as they fight evil machines in Jericho City.

Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire (Microsoft Windows)

A sequel to the popular indie RPG, Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire comes to Microsoft Windows on September 24. It is also planned to come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile platforms before the end of the year.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (Microsoft Windows)

Released back in spring for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid comes to Microsoft Windows on September 24. This is an easy-to-try fighting game for fans of the Power Rangers franchise.

Dead by Daylight (Nintendo Switch)

The popular multiplayer horror title Dead by Daylight comes to Nintendo Switch on September 24. One player plays as a killer hunting down the four other players in the game’s world. It is already available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

September 26

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Delayed from last month when it was supposed to be released on August 6, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition comes to Nintendo Switch on September 26. The Deathinitive Edition was originally released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC back in 2015.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (Microsoft Windows)

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones comes to Microsoft Windows on September 26. Set in the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, this is a mix of role-playing and tactical-strategy game.

September 27

Code Vein (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

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After being delayed for one year, Bandai Namco’s Code Vein is finally ready for release.

The all new action RPG from Bandai Namco, Code Vein releases on September 27 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Controlling vampires with supernatural abilities, you will scour dungeons trying to defeat the Lost.

Tropico 6 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

Released back in March for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, Tropico 6 comes to consoles on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 27. In this strategy title, you send your tropicos to try and steal the wonders of the world.

FIFA 20 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

Releasing just a few weeks after the latest PES title. FIFA 20 comes to Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on September 27. It claims to bring a whole new level of realism to virtual soccer games.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Previously a Microsoft exclusive indie hit platformer Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition comes to Nintendo Switch on September 27. In this Metroidvania, you play as a forest animal who has lost their parent.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Nintendo Switch)

Released last September for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age comes to Nintendo Switch on September 27. This is the newest in the mainline Dragon Quest series, one of the longest-running JRPG franchises.

What September game releases are on your radar? Let us know in the comments below!


Georgina Young

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British girl, currently in Japan. Surviving on a diet of retro games. Worshiping the god that is the Sega Megadrive. I like Nintendo.



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