The Gaming Month Ahead – September 2016


September’s release list is a little late this month. I blame Deus Ex: Mankind Revolution – outside of work I’ve been pretty much locked into its delightful words of vents. If anything, playing it makes me even more excited for Dishonoured 2 for more sneaking/murder action.

But this is about September – what’s out September you ask? Lots of sports games for one. Each boasting overhauls of some kind or another. Fifa 17 boasts a new engine and female club teams for the first time. PES17 boasts this awesome trailer:

It’s got nothing to do with the game – but Nostalgia Overdrive!

Elsewhere some previously PC only games are coming over to console. XCOM 2, Mount and Blade Warband and Darkest Dungeon. Focusing on Warband for a moment, if you haven’t ever played the Mount and Blade series a look, give it a chance. It may look shonky as hell, but the free-flowing open world nature of the game lends itself beautifully to some terrific emergent gameplay. It also gave me an achievement that ranks as the rarest achievement I’ve got (You have to play as a woman, back a female claimant to a throne, and then lead her armies to victory as she rebels and takes the throne – that’s Girl Power!)

Just remember that Warband is now quite old and the new PC sequel is looking to better it in every way.

Destiny and ESO release in Complete/Gold editions this month – including all previous DLC. I haven’t tried Destiny is since before the release of Taken King, but ESO is well worth trying, if you haven’t already. Even should you choose to ignore the MMO elements it is a fantastic entry to the Elder Scrolls series. Like Witcher 3, it manages to fill its enormous world with countless interesting quests. It never feels repetitive or grindy. The addition of sneaking and murdering in the DLC’s also added some great gameplay opportunities and the whole thing is simply massive.

Full Release List

September 1st

  • Chain Blaster (3DS)
  • Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy (PS4)

September 2nd

  • Professional Farmer 2017 (WiiU)
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS)

 September 6th

  • Claire (XBone)
  • Oceanhorn Master of Uncharted Seas (PS4/Xbone)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Salvation’ (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • Just Sing (PS4)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PS3/Vita)
  • The Tomorrow Children (PS4)

September 7th

  • Filthy Lucre (PS4)

September 8th

  • Touch Selections (WiiU)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (3DS)

September 9th

  • Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition
  • Assault Suit Leynos (PS4)
  • Just Sing (PS4/XBone)
  • Lumo (PS4)
  • Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (PS4)
  • Jotun (PS4/XBone)

 September 13th

  • Dead Rising Remasters (PS4/XBone)
  • RIVE (PS4)
  • Slain: Back From Hell (PS4)

September 14th

  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 (PS4/XBone)
  • The Bunker (PS4)

September 15th

  • NHL 17 (PS4/XBone)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PC/PS4/PS3/X360/XBone)
  • Futuridium EP Deluxe (3DS)

September 16th

  • Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 2 (PC/PS4/PS3/XBone)
  • BioShock: The Collection (PS4/XBone)
  • NBA 2K17 (PS4/PS3/XBone/X360)
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4/Vita)
  • Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband (PS4/Xbone)
  • Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni (Vita)

September 20th

  • Destiny: The Collection (PS4/XBone)
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4/Xbone)
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak (PS4/PS3/Vita)

September 21st

  • HoPiKo (PS4)
  • Jotun (WiiU)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (3DS)

September 22nd

  • Virginia (PS4)

September 23rd

  • Aragami (PS4)
  • Steins Gate 0 (PS4)
  • Super Meat Boy (PS4)
  • Valhalla Hills (PS4/XBone)
  • Worlds of Magic (PS4)
  • Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors (Vita)

September 26th

  • Forza Horizon 3 (XBone)

September 27th

  • Darkest Dungeon (PS4)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (PS4/Vita/3DS)

September 29th

  • FIFA 17 (PC/PS4/PS3/XBone/X360)

September 30th

  • Earth’s Dawn (PS4)
  • Ginger: Beyond the Crystal (PS4)
  • Reus (PS4/XBone)
  • XCOM 2 (PS4/Xbone)
  • Zenith (PS4)
  • Runbow Pocket (3DS)
  • Severed (3DS)
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)


Playstation Plus in September

Available to download on 6th September:


XBOX Games with Gold September


  • Earthlock (Xbone)
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (Xbone) Sept 16 – Oct 15
  • Forza Horizon (X360) Sept 1-15
  • Mirrors Edge (X360) Sept 16-30

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