New This Week in Video Games (Aug. 30 – Sept. 3)

September is kicking off lightly in terms of game releases

by Elliott Gatica
The Medium Tours The Other Side in 14-Minute Gameplay Video

The month of August is just about over, but not without some solid game releases along the way. Soon enough, some of the bigger, long-awaited games are going to be released. September is starting off much more lightly, though. There are some interesting picks in the bunch, but it’s still a decent start leading up to the last four months of the year where there will be some great hits. Here are new video games coming out this week.

September 1

Lake – Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC (Steam and Epic)

Go back to the 80s and live the life of Meredith Weiss, a woman in her 40s who takes a break from her job in a big city to fill in for her dad, a mail carrier. In this choice-based adventure game, you’ll journey through the lakeside town of Providence Oaks, Oregon. There, she will interact with many of the townspeople there, developing new bonds and seeing familiar faces.

September 2

Bravely Default 2 – PC (Steam)

Released earlier as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, the sequel to the critically acclaimed JRPG is soon going to get a PC port. Embark on a classic Final Fantasy-like journey as the Heroes of Light and fight off any threat who will use the Crystals for evil. In this JRPG, you’ll explore all the elements of what made the series so great.

Kitaria Fables – PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam)

In this cutesy action RPG, you’ll play as anthropomorphic feline creatures. You can farm and craft all sorts of things to aid you in your journey. To sweeten the deal, this game allows for 2-player couch co-op. If you’re a fan of games like Minecraft Dungeons, this might be a worthy pickup.

WRC 10 – PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S/X, PC (Steam and Epic Games)

WRC 10 (World Rally Championship) is a driving simulation game that involves rally racing. Think of games like the DIRT series. This game is actually published by the same company who was behind RiMS Racing. Given the mostly positive reviews given to that game, WRC 10 has potential in being worthy, especially with the big slew of content boasted to be in this game.

September 3

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam)

So this is an interesting game; it feels faintly reminiscent of the Nintendo 64 game Ready 2 Rumble, except with Creed and Rocky characters. It seems rather interesting, but a bit rough around the edges when it comes to the gameplay. Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions might just be that title to get fans of the classic N64 game excited for new boxing games to come, if this performs well.

The Medium – PlayStation 5

The Medium has already been out for some time, but will get a proper port over to the PlayStation 5. This psychological horror game will have you assume control of Marianne, who can also travel between the real world and spirit world. With her abilities as a medium, she’ll have to combat any hostile spirits and solve her way through puzzles.

About The Author

Elliott is a passionate gamer who has dipped his feet into basically every genre there is. He has a soft spot for fighters, shooters, and action RPGs though. Catch him throwing hands once the new iterations of Tekken, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat come out.