Deathloop, eFootball, Plus: 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 highly anticipated titles waiting to take cover alongside new offerings. You can choose to step into the shoes of a super-powered assassin stuck in a time loop a la Groundhog Day in Deathloop on September 14. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, you can check out a “resurrected” version of Diablo II, released on September 23. Hideo Kojima fans can dive back into the world of Death Stranding with a new version of Directors Cut, out September 24. Meanwhile, fans of platforms like Fe can explore fantastical worlds in titles like Lost in Random and Kena. : Bridge of the Spirits.

From next-gen consoles to macOS users, there’s something in store for everyone.

Browse our guide to discover some of the most exciting September games, set to release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

While titles like The Medium and Ghostrunner are slated to hit next-gen consoles (September 3 and September 28, respectively), we’ve only picked out the brand new games that will be released this month.

Life is Strange: True Colors

When: September 10
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 emotional adventure series. Even if you haven’t played any of the previous episodes, don’t worry because Life Is Strange: True Colors brings a whole new story 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 really died. Life Is Strange games have always been driven by conversation-based gameplay and harrowing storylines. From the looks of the trailer, True Colors doesn’t appear to be a different shade.

randomly lost

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

From the studio that brought the brilliant platformer Fe, Lost in Random is yet another surreal adventure from Swedish company Zoink. This EA Originals title will put you in the shoes of Even, who must cross the realm of chance to find her kidnapped sister, Odd. On his journey, Even will meet Dicey, a sentient and lovable dice who will show him that despite all the rules, life is truly understood through its randomness.

NBA 2K22

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

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

Tales of Arise

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

From the revered house 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 will chronicle the tumultuous battle between the worlds of Dahna and Rena. Your adventure will revolve around Dahna-native Alphen and Rena-native Shionne embarking on a fantastical journey together. The combat promises to be fast-paced, staying true to the linear motion combat system seen in its spiritual predecessors: Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria.

Death Loop

When: September 14
Where: PC, PS5

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

The story revolves around Colt, an assassin who must break out of a time loop by eliminating eight targets on an island before midnight. Every time you die, you start over. Every time a day ends before you kill all the targets, you start over. However, Colt will remember everything from previous loops, to help take advantage of enemy patterns and behaviors with each new run. Colt must strike the right balance between using stealth to the max and making good use of his Dishonored-type powers to break the game. Colt should also be wary of Julianna, a time agent who can spawn anywhere, anytime. when and will stop at nothing to take down Colt.

Although the game is currently only releasing on PS5 and PC, Xbox users should have a chance to play Deathloop in September 2022 when the PS5 exclusivity ends.

Aragami 2

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

More stealth to come in the form of Aragami 2, a sequel to the 2016 action-adventure title that revolves around the eponymous assassin with supernatural powers. The cooperative title allows you to play in groups of three where you must “master the shadows” and find the right balance with your teammates to help achieve the objectives. The first Aragami was known for its fast-paced gameplay and stealthy superpowers. Judging by the gameplay trailer, Aragami 2 doesn’t seem to be any different.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

When: September 21
Where: PC, PS4, PS5

Promising to show off the next-gen muscle of the 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 world to the spirit world. On her own journey, Kena will encounter adorable minion-like creatures called Rot, who can help her achieve her goals and defeat her enemies. The trailer is gorgeous and promises a new gaming experience.

Diablo II: Risen

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

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

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


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

No fight. No linear storytelling. Sable promises to be a unique open-world explorer that revolves around the eponymous protagonist who must find a ritual mask in order to return to his clan. The game will feature plenty of puzzles and even more open-world exploration segments where you have to navigate through ruins and sand dunes.

Death Stranding Director’s Cut

When: September 24
Where: PS5

When Hideo Kojima first released Death Stranding as a PS4 exclusive a few years ago, fans of the game’s iconic director were heavily polarized. While some found the game to be nothing more than a glorified walking simulator, others claimed that the game’s unique gameplay and gripping story made it one of Kojima’s best.

Now PS5 owners can get a largely revamped version of the game that not only introduces new elements such as changes to the main story, but also adds brand new gameplay features such as racing (we won’t tell you). no kidding) and new weapons. It also promises to make exploring the game less cumbersome and the added appeal of the PS5’s next-gen graphical prowess. Going by the preview trailer, Death Stranding Director’s Cut appears to be a brand new game and not just a re-release with next-gen upgrades.

judgment lost

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

Spiritual spin-off of 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. Console exclusivity promises a fine balance between JRPG action sequences and stealth gameplay.

New world

When: September 28
Where: computer

Apparently a really cool MMORPG. Developed by Amazon Games, New World has seen its fair share of delays since it was first announced in 2016. Finally seeing the light of day, New World will see players connecting to explore and conquer a 17th century world inspired by the Americas.

There’s also a massive 50v50 battle mode called War that promises to stand up to classic titles like Guild Wars 2 or World of Warcraft. New World is a paid title and therefore will not require a monthly subscription fee.


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

FIFA competitor Pro Evolution Soccer, or PES, was announced in July to be revamped into a free-to-play title, simply known as eFootball. This came a few years after Konami’s annual football simulation release carried the title of eFootball PES. The new eFootball will offer cross-platform play and promises to make some notable changes to its proven gameplay. From now on, the initial release will only include nine teams and six stadiums, outside of cross-gen console support. Later in the fall, eFootball will receive its first major update, which will bring cross-platform support, a team building mode, and a match pass system, among other things. eFootball drops just one day before FIFA 22 goes undercover on October 1.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

When: September 30
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 (in our imaginations) on a daily basis with brightly colored die-cast vehicles simply known as Hot Wheels. Developed by Milestone, Hot Wheels Unleashed brings the same craziness straight out of our childhoods to our screens. Not only do you get crazy tracks to conquer, but you can also (virtually) collect some of the most iconic Hot Wheels models ever created. Each car comes with its own powers and you can also customize your Hot Wheels.

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