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9 Biggest Games of September 2017

What are the most-anticipated games that you can look forward to in September 2017?

It’s a new month and a host of new games on the horizon, some of which could easily be considered the most-anticipated of the year. We take a closer-look at what’s to come this September:

Knack II

Release date: 6 September 2017 (PS4)

After the first Knack showcased the PS4’s power at launch and gave us a tech demo-like taste of what Sony’s console could do, the sequel arrives, but with all the core ideas and mechanics expanded upon. In addition to new platforming, puzzle, and combat mechanics, co-op has now been added to the game, so that you and a friend can take on the adventure together. If you’ve never played Knack, it’s basically a throwback to the action-platformers of yesteryear, with some new tricks up it’s sleeve. So if you’re a Crash Bandicoot or LittleBigPlanet fan, you should check this one out.

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Destiny 2

Release date: 6 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One) | 24 October 2017 (PC)

Destiny 2 is arguably one of the biggest games arriving this year, aiming to rectify the shortcomings of the first game while expanding and evolving the great bits. From the get-go, it’s clear that Destiny 2‘s story plays a bigger role than the original, with a new cinematic story campaign to flesh out the world, along with new weapons, skills, loot, and sectors to explore. Destiny 2 features a more optimal way of matchmaking called “Guided Games”, which will allow players to search for clans who may need additional players for activities, such as strikes or raids. Otherwise, you could always jump into the 4v4 PVP modes available for some competitive action.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

Release date: 12 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360,PS3)

Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer is back for another season and looking to increase its dent in a market that has come to be dominated by FIFA in recent years. The franchise has made great strides to deliver a more comprehensive and well-rounded gameplay experience, and the visuals to match. In terms of actual gameplay improvements, the existing model has been tweaked and refined to create a more realistic game speed. ‘Strategic dribbling’ adds more options in possession and ‘Real Touch+’ allows the use of the full body for ball control. There are also new free-kick and penalty-kick systems and one-player kick-offs.

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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Release date: 15 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One,  PC)

Much like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is not an expansion nor DLC for Dishonored 2, but rather a standalone spin-off adventure set in the Dishonored universe. Death of the Outsider stars Billie Lurk, a character who first showed up in the first Dishonored DLC, and subsequently played a larger role in the sequel. She was involved with the group who assassinated Dunwall’s Empress, which set off the events of the first game. Just like every game in the series, Billie arrives with entirely new abilities of her own, including some refreshing ideas that mix up the formula of the supernatural mass-murdering.

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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Release date: 19 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The Marvel vs. Capcom games are always a lot of fun, promising huge rosters and plenty of frantic fighting action, although Infinite comes with a few twists. First is the new Infinity Stones mechanic, which lets you pick one of the titular stones that comes with a special ability. Infinite also has a proper story mode, and it looks surprisingly deep and detailed. However, long-term fans should know that the roster has cut out the X-Men entirely. That said, there’s still the likes of Ryu, Rocket Racoon, Spider-Man, Mega Man, and a whole host of other characters to beat the hell out of your friends with.

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Project Cars 2

Release date: 22 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The original Project Cars was an impressive, crowdfunded debut that definitely gave the other bigger-name racing sims a run for their money, and the sequel promises much, much more. Loads more licensed cars, dynamic weather, rally-cross action, VR action, and 12K triple-monitor support on PC. If the solid gameplay foundations remain in-tact, this could be one of the racers of the year.

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Raid: World War II

Release date: 26 September 2017 (PC) | 13 October 2017 (PS4, Xbox One)

Payday fans will want to take note of this one, because it’s essentially Payday in World War 2. Coming from the same publisher who brought you the bank-robbing co-op shooter, Raid: World War II is another co-operative action caper, which pits you and three other players in scenarios where you need to steal Nazi gold or sabotage crucial infrastructure in Nazi Germany. It looks to be a lot of fun, and if the same post-launch support that Payday 2 got is given by Starbreeze, it could become a seriously popular multiplayer shooter.

Cuphead

Release date: 29 September 2017 (Xbox One, PC)

Cuphead is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles and is inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. Even the visuals and audio have been painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolour backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. The fact it has local co-op makes Cuphead an even more enticing prospect. We’ve got our eyes on this one.

FIFA 18

Release date: 29 September 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

It’s quite hard to deny FIFA the crown of football games, but with the competition between PES and EA’s franchise heating up, FIFA needs to up its game; and thankfully, FIFA 18 looks to have done just that. The game look better than ever, with player-likenesses given a huge boost; A.I. feel more differentiated, and it plays a bit more tactical than last year’s entry. Of course, the fan-beloved Story Mode from FIFA 17 returns too, allowing you to further your progression and journey to stardom.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

What game are you most excited for this month? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA and commenting below.

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