This month is packed with hyped titles and under-the-radar indies.
Here are the 10 most exciting new games coming in September 2021.
(September 1, PC/Xbox)
In this chill slice-of-life game, you play as a woman who takes two weeks off from her high-pressure job to deliver mail in her Oregon hometown and reconnects with old friends along the way.
9. The Artful Escape
(September 9, PC/Xbox)
The psychedelic The Artful Escape follows Francis Vendetti, a teenage guitar player exploring his own imagination to come up with the ultimate stage persona.
8. Life is Strange: True Colors
(September 10, PC/PlayStation/Xbox/Switch)
Life is Strange: True Colors stars Alex, a woman with the ability to sense and manipulate others’ emotions. Expect the series’ signature narrative adventure gameplay, with a much flashier color palette.
7. Tales of Arise
(September 10, PC/PlayStation/Xbox)
Tales of Arise is the first Tales game since 2016. The series returns with faster-paced 3D combat and an emphasis on building combos between multiple party members.
6. WarioWare: Get it Together
(September 10, Switch)
WarioWare has been a party game staple since the Game Boy Advance. The frantic series’ first Switch outing adds multiple playable characters and hundreds of new “microgames.”
(September 14, PC/PS5)
One of 2021’s most anticipated games, Deathloop pits you against an entire hedonistic island as you try to break out of an infinite time loop. Or, you can invade other players’ games as a rival assassin.
(September 16, PC/Switch)
Eastward brings its world to life with gorgeous pixel art as players solve puzzles and fight monsters through hostile wilderness and subterranean dungeons.
3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
(September 21, PC/PlayStation)
Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the first game from studio Ember Lab, hits PC and PlayStation after multiple delays. It draws inspiration from Pikmin and The Legend of Zelda, with AI companions and third-person action.
(September 23, PC/Xbox)
Sable’s cel-shaded art and distinct, stuttering character animation make it one of the best-looking games in recent memory. We’ll see if its Breath of the Wild-inspired exploration lives up to the look this month.
1. Lost Judgment
(September 24, PlayStation/Xbox)
The sequel to Yakuza spin-off Judgment lands this month, continuing the adventures of lawyer-turned-detective Takayuki Yagami. The original was praised for its great story and minigames, which are being expanded in Lost Judgment.