August is more than half way over, so it’s time to start thinking about what September has in store for us gamers! Summer is always what gamers call “the dry season”, as there aren’t many anticipated titles released from June to August. But everything changes when the fall months come around, so there’s tons of new stuff waiting for us on the horizon. I can’t talk about every single game that’s coming out, but this article will serve as a brief list of all the games that I’m excited to see. So without further ado, let’s talk about my most anticipated September games!
Game Number 1: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
I think I’ve mentioned that I really like fighting games, yes? One of the fighting games that I really love is the Marvel vs Capcom series. Marvel is my beloved comic studio, so when a large cast of Marvel characters are pitted against people like Dante from Devil May Cry and Chun-Li, I honestly can’t find a reason not to play that kind of game. Naturally, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, the newest installment, is a highly anticipated game for me.
The game itself will have 30 characters at launch, which is already better than Capcom can say for it’s Street Fighter franchise. However, some characters that were available in the game’s previous installment, like Deadpool and Phoenix Wright, have yet to appear in the game. While I’m disappointed that the character roster is a bit scant from last time, I can only hope that DLC will help make up for it. There are also some terrific new characters, like Black Pather, Gamora and Mega Man X.
All in all, I don’t think this game is going to be fantastic, but I think it will be a fun experience for fans of the series as well as people who want a fun fighting game to play. I highly recommend trying out the previous installments of the franchise to get a feel for the atmosphere of the new game.
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite releases on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on September 19th.
Game Number 2: Bad Apple Wars
The first thing everyone reading should remember about dear Mod Aria is that I am an avid otome gamer. Naturally, when a visual novel with anime boys comes out, I’m incredibly hyped to play it. The second game on this list is Aksys Games’ localization of the otome visual novel Bad Apple Wars.
Bad Apple Wars is about a girl who wakes up realizes that she has died and gone to limbo. In the world she is currently in, she ends up attending a school for students who have also died. There is a small group of students called the Bad Apples who refuse to conform to the rules of the academy, and the main character must choose to side with the school’s Disciplinary Committee or the rebels.
The game itself is very similar to the anime Angel Beats, but with some changes in situation and gender. It originally released in 2015, but is finally getting an English translation. The art style for the game is quite unique, and the game itself does not conform to traditional visual novel gameplay. It’s not just a “choose and answer, get a result”; there is a bit more exploration to this game. Though it is still a visual novel more than anything else. I’m looking forward to see what kind of world Bad Apple Wars presents to its players.
Bad Apple Wars releases for PS Vita on September 29th.
Game Number 3: Metroid: Samus Returns
Last but certainly not least is the (kind of) new installment in the Metroid franchise. Coming to 3DS in September is a re-imagining of the original Metriod II: Return of Samus in the form of Metriod: Samus Returns.
While the game will follow the story of Metriod II, the gameplay and graphics have been completely reworked to suit the 3DS in the current gaming era, as Metroid II first released for the Game Boy in 1991. The controls for the game have also been revamped, so it should be much easier to control that bounty hunter we all know and love. Samus will also be given a handful new powers and abilities that you can use to blow the enemies to smithereens. And, because this is Nintendo, the game will absolutely have amiibo support.
I think re-imagining/remaking Metriod II is a smart move for Nintendo. It’s been a long time since a core Metroid game has been released, so I’m certain this game is coming out in prep for the Metroid 4 game that was teased at this year’s E3. The younger generation of gamers must be introduced to Samus Aran, and hopefully, they will love her just as much as we do.
Metroid: Samus Returns releases for 3DS on September 15th.
And that’s all for this time! Please feel free to let me know if there’s any games you’re excited for coming out in September, or even if you just wanna hype about one of these games I’ve listed. Let’s look forward to more great releases; not just in September, but in the months ahead as well!
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