A list of everything coming to your gaming platform of choice between now and the end of the month!
With last month's big releases, like Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Metro Redux, and Ultra Street Fighter IV out of the way, it's time to look ahead to what September has in store.
September 9 marks the release of one of the biggest titles of the year in Destiny, a new first-person shooter / role-playing game from Bungie, the team that created Halo. Other noteworthy releases this month include Disney Infinity 2.0, Hyrule Warriors, and inFAMOUS: First Light.
Payday 2 is an action packed, four player co op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original Payday crew Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains as they descend on Washington D.C. for an epic crime spree. The new CrimeNet network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to major league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic payday. The Ultimate Steal Edition inlcudes all released DLC and updates.
The fourth main series game in Nippon Ichi's popular Disgaea strategy RPG series. Originally released for PlayStation 3 in 2011, an enhanced remake is coming to PlayStation Vita in September 2014, with a wealth of additional content.
The fifth game in the construction and management simulation series, Tropico 5 will be the first to support both cooperative and competitive multiplayer. Tropico 5 allows players to manage their country from its historical foundation in the colonial era, through World War 2, the cold war, and then the present - another first for the franchise.
The latest entry in the biggest gaming franchise ever released on PC (more than 150 million games in the series have been sold to date!), The Sims 4 expands on the "virtual person" gameplay with much deeper content creation tools and more emotional resonance in the characters.
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360
The next game from the team that brought us Halo, Destiny has a massive budget, suggesting that both Bungie and Activision are expecting it to be very successful indeed. It's set 700 years into the future and things look pretty grim. An event of some sort has brought mankind to the brink of extinction; it's up to the player, their friends, and random strangers to team up and put things right.
Locked up in a prison for super powered humans, Fetch Walker is forced to relive tragedies from her past. Unravel her dark secret in Seattle while battling to escape snowy Curdon Cay and seek vengeance against those who wronged her.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, a murder mystery visual novel that got a Japan-only PSP release in 2010, followed by an international PS Vita release in 2014. Once again, the game follows a group of high school students thrown into a life or death situation, though this time around its on an island paradise, rather than in a closed down school.
From Wikipedia: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, known in Japan as Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm Revolution is an upcoming fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 as part of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja video game series, based on the manga Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. It is a sequel to the 2013 game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. The game is set for a 2014 release in Japan, North America, and Europe
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360
EA SPORTS NHL 15 is the start of a new generation of hockey video games, where the sights, sounds and feel of the fastest team sport on the planet come to life in a way you've never experienced before.
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, Wii U
Disney Infinity 2.0 is a sequel to Disney Infinity, featuring characters from Marvel Entertainment as well as various Disney properties. All figures and power discs from Disney Infinity are compatible with Disney Infinity 2.0.
PS4, Xbox One
For over twenty years sheep have been an integral part of the Worms fearsome arsenal. Held for years within the evil thrall of their diabolical masters the sheep are finally making a dash for freedom! Escaping the tyrannical worms, the flock must dodge its way past all manner of lethal machinery and traps as the sheep negotiate their path through the confinement of the Worms weapons factory out into the testing grounds and ever onwards towards pastures green.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is a sequel to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a rhythm game using music from the Final Fantasy RPG series. Curtain Call includes 220 tracks, with all songs from previous game returning amid a selection of new ones, as well as a new two-player Battle Mode and singleplayer Quest Mode.
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC
The character of Sherlock Holmes created by Arthur Conan Doyle has been portrayed in many different ways in the past. Crimes & Punishments brings this iconic and peculiar figure to life, in a stunning and faithful representation: his eccentric personality, his manners and, above all, the many remarkable gifts for which he is famous.
Sequel to the godfather of post-apocalyptic role-playing games, Wasteland 2 is set to provide you with a deep and immersive experience, the likes of which haven't been seen since the golden era of classic RPGs. As a team of Desert Rangers, it is your job to restore order in this lawless post-apocalyptic landscape. How you do it is up to you. Interact with hundreds of characters across the world, shaping your own destiny. Who you choose for your team will add dimension to your party interactions, opening new possibilities for you to explore. Will the wastes remember you and your team as diplomatic defenders of justice? As a group of intimidating, brutish thugs? Or somewhere in between? The choice is yours.
Cut down entire legions of enemies as Link, Zelda, Midna and other characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise using over-the-top powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. This tour de force through the beloved locales of Hyrule will have players battling some of the fiercest enemies in The Legend of Zelda history. Two players can play local co-op, with one player joining with the Wii U GamePad controller and another with the Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote + Nunchuk controllers.
Stronghold Crusader 2 is the long awaited sequel to Stronghold Crusader, the original castle sim. Returning to the deserts of the Middle East circa 1189, Crusader 2 features a new 3D engine, authentic castle simulation and real time destruction powered by Havok Physics. Play as Richard the Lionheart or the Sultan of Syria in 2 single-player campaigns, skirmish mode or online with up to 8 players.
Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The strategy you use and how many troops you sacrifice to reach your goal will influence the attitude of your crew towards you. Are you ready to shape the history of galactic colonization?
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, Wii, PC, Vita, 3DS
FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the intensity of crowds chanting and cheering like on match day, and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. Football is the greatest drama on earth and FIFA 15 puts fans center stage, allowing them to feel the emotion and intensity of the world’s greatest sport.
Embark on the adventure of your dream life as you craft, cast, fish, mine, battle and explore like never before. With the innovative Life system, your choices don't just upgrade characters—they help shape your journey. Explore a huge fantasy landscape beside surly dark paladins, slick pirate captains, regal princesses and others who share your taste for the unknown.
PS4, Xbox One
Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise's corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the Nobitsura Kage. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade's connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.