Summer is coming to an end as we leave August behind, and the last period before the year-end vacation blitz is set to begin. Many titles, including Amazon Games’ MMO New World, have experienced delays due to Covid-19 and a variety of other things, but some are almost ripe for harvest on digital playgrounds.
While things finally seem to be settling down, there are good reasons to use those spare diplomas on your video card through September and October, with a whole new world to explore, assassinations to perfect in Arkane’s Deathloop. and an all-new Battlefield 2042 to conquer.
Let’s see when we can expect to free up some disk space for some of our favorite 22 upcoming titles in September and October:
Courageously Default 2 | September 2
A whole new cast, a whole new world and a surprise release of Square-Enix’s JRPG on PC.
Dice inheritance | September 9
A magnificent roguelike survival city-builder where the stars of the game are… dice on a mysterious medieval ringworld? The gameplay is smooth and charming and it looks like it has meat on its cubic plastic bones
Life is Strange: True Colors | September 10
A slice of small town life with a protagonist, Alex Chen, who has the magical power of empathy and can see and absorb the emotions of others. The latest Life is Strange focuses on Alex uncovering a mystery surrounding his brother’s death and making new friends around Haven Springs.
Tales of the Ascension | September 10
A new entry in the action RPG series Tales, featuring a clean look and anime cutscenes from Ufotable, the studio behind Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Death loop | September 14
A stealthy 1960s FPS that shares some DNA with Arkane’s massive Dishonored series, Deathloop sees protagonist Colt trapped in the same day that keeps repeating itself. Exploring the town of Blackreef and hunting down the eight targets to find the best way to ruin their endless day to free yourself feels like a bundle of fun.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits | September 21
The insanely beautiful Kena appears to be a concise and familiar action-adventure formula wrapped in a top-notch presentation.
Diablo 2: resurrected | September 23
The classic Loot Lord overhaul and upgrade is coming with re-designed cutscenes, quality-of-life improvements, and updated 3D graphics.
Sable | September 23
An atmospheric open-world exploration game on a rite of passage, Sable is a protagonist both on a hoverbike with music from Japanese Breakfast. Sensational.
New world | September 28
The latest attempt at introducing Amazon Game, New World doesn’t seek to reinvent the genre, but has some interesting ideas about action combat and PVP. Fighting sieges and arm wrestling for territory control with muskets and fire magic seems like a really good time to me.
FIFA 22 | October 2
The latest entry in the football franchise appears to be getting the last-gen treatment on PC, but is still said to include new features for Career Mode and others.
Exophobia | October 5
Retro-inspired high-speed FPS, Exophobia exudes style and feels like a fun trip down memory lane. It has a demo on Steam if that piques your interest.
Far cry 6 | October 7
This time, we’ll follow new heroine Dani after she sparked a revolution against the dictator voiced by fictional leader Giancarlo Esposito Castillo, Yara. Some new things seem to be coming, including the possibility of going incognito, and the return of horses.
Back 4 Blood | 12 october
The spiritual descendant of the Left 4 Dead bloodline comes out of the scorching production oven and has the chance to be a great way to spend your fall with 3 friends. We’re not totally convinced by versus mode, but campaign mode looks better.
Disciples: Liberation | 21st of October
This dark fantasy tale is a turn-based strategy RPG with roots going back to classics like Heroes of Might and Magic. It has style and looks like a good scratch from the strategy itch in the King’s Bounty 2 sequel.
Battlefield 2042 | 22 october
In the near future, there are no ray guns, but there is a pretty big overhaul for the Battlefield series. With the new Specialists replacing the class system, a new 128-player limit, and the Battlefield Portal mode that lets you mix up gear from previous entries, there’s a lot of potential here to have a good time.
guardians of the galaxy | October 26
A single-player, narrative action-adventure game that might actually tickle some fun intergalactic bones. Guardians has a different attitude than the Avengers and an ’80s mixtape to back it up.
Age of Empires 4 | October 28
With 15 years since the last entry in the series, Relic brings it back with eight civilizations at launch and four full historical campaigns. No word on what the priest units will say.