The fall season of video games is already looking to be an interesting one. The later half of the previous season set a good precedent for things to come, having little down time between video game releases. Now, we are entering the season of hard hitters and games that shouldn’t be so quickly overlooked. Here are the new game releases for the week of September 20, 2021.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits – PlayStation 4 and 5, PC (Epic Games)
This is the most interesting game on the list. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a game that looks heavily inspired by Pixar animated movies with the vivid, nature-filled venturing from games akin to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is definitely one of those video games that is more than meets the eye. It seems to have such an expansive, explorable world and profound story. We’ll have to see when it comes out on Tuesday.
World War Z: Aftermath – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Epic Games, Steam)
From one of the more prominent zombie shooter games of the past few years, World War Z is going to have a sizable expansion titled Aftermath. It’ll also have crossplay between all consoles. There will be new and returning characters and new progression systems to sink your time into.
Pokémon Unite – Mobile (Android, iOS)
The Pokémon MOBA game that took the world by storm is finally coming out on mobile devices. Pokémon Unite will have crossplay between the hybrid console and phones, adding more people to the overall player base of the game. It has surpassed 9 million downloads alone on the Nintendo Switch, and with over 5 million pre-registrations for mobile devices. You can jump ahead of the competition by checking out news and guides for this game by clicking here.
Diablo II: Resurrected – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S/X, PC (Battle.net)
The remastered version of the fan-favorite Diablo II is coming closer to our hands. The game that revolutionized the isometric category of video games comes at a time that is better than ever. Hopefully necessary tweaks and criticisms from the beta periods are going to make this game a seamless experience for newcomers and veterans of the series.
Sable – Xbox One and Series S/X, PC (Windows), macOS
This open world video game follows the story of Sable, a girl who will have to take on puzzles and mysteries to get back to her clan. It doesn’t have an emphasis on combat, but it has a pretty art style and music provided by the band, Japanese Breakfast.
Staxel – Nintendo Switch
This cutesy game almost looks like a carbon copy of Minecraft. The premise is similar to that of a sandbox game where you can explore freely and create a village. It does have a hint of some Stardew Valley in the mix, too.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut – PlayStation 5
The most polarizing game of last year is getting the definitive version ported over to the PlayStation 5. People absolutely loved it, were confused by it, or didn’t like it. Wherever your stance lies for this game, it definitely made an impact in the gaming industry. Death Stranding Director’s Cut is going to have enhanced gameplay mechanics and overall better quality of life improvements. If you were always on the fence about the game because of its confusing premise and polarizing scores, you’ll have a second chance to.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – Nintendo Switch
The action-RPG game starring the world’s worst father, Goku, is being ported to the Nintendo Switch. Play as him through the most iconic moments of the anime’s series like the Cell and Buu sagas. There are even post-launch chapters that include things from Dragon Ball Super.
Lost Judgment – PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S/X
This direct sequel of Judgment sits at a strong 84% on Metacritic. If you’re a fan of the Yakuza series, this is definitely something to get after riding the high that was Yakuza: Like a Dragon from last year.