Video game releases can be a daunting affair if you always want to play something new.
Monthly releases can be overwhelming, which is why it’s important to trim the fat and get to the most interesting games. Plus, your wallet will thank you for not going buckwild on the spending.
Hey SoCal is here to present you with games to keep an eye out for in September. Check these out:
September’s finest games
“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R” – Sep 2, 2022
Despite releasing originally on the PlayStation 3 in 2013, “All-Star Battle” has been well loved by gamers for its amazing style and entertaining gameplay. Based on the long-running manga, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” this fighting game lets you play as your favorite character from the series.
This re-release for modern systems features improved graphics, new gameplay systems, and re-recorded voice lines for all the characters. Whether you’re a die-hard “JoJo” fan or a fighting game fanatic, this one’s worth keeping an eye on. Even if it’s a bit bizarre.
Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
“The Last of Us Part 1” – Sep 2, 2022
If you missed “The Last of Us Part 1” when it originally came out in 2013, then you’ve got the perfect chance now. Developer “Naughty Dog” has decided to update the original game with new animations and graphics while retaining the original voice acting.
For the uninitiated, “The Last of Us” is a third-person shooter where you play as Joel, a survivor in a post-apocalyptic America.
He’s tasked with escorting a young girl, Ellie, to a group known as the Fireflies, a militia group trying to restore humanity. What follows are hours of fighting the last vestiges of society, infected humans, and traversing the United States. The game is lauded for being emotional and heart-wrenching while providing an action-horror experience.
Available on PC, PlayStation 5
“Splatoon 3” – Sep 9, 2022
There’s something satisfying about making messes on purpose. Just pouring out an entire can of paint on the floor with no repercussions is a dream for many.
Nintendo agrees, as their popular third-person shooter series, “Splatoon,” gets its third entry soon.
“Splatoon 3” continues the gameplay loop of splashing ink on the playing field and the opposing team. You’re still playing as an “inkling” (an anthropomorphic squid) but now there are more weapons, customizable outfits, and game modes to enjoy. This game is sure to be perfect fun with a group of friends or younger siblings that need to be put in their place.
Available on Nintendo Switch
“Metal: Hellsinger” – Sep 15, 2022
Some say rock is dead. “Metal: Hellsinger” powerslides in and begs to differ.
The first full release by indie studio, The Outsiders, “Metal: Hellsinger” takes the first-person genre and injects it with metal goodness. You play as a demonic warrior fighting through the bowels of hell in search of vengeance.
Fire your guns, swing your weapons and dodge enemies to the beat of pulse-pounding metal music to increase your score and damage output. Helping with the music tracks are notable metal icons such as Tatiana Shmailyuk, Matt Heafy, and Serj Tankian. “Metal: Hellsinger” dares to be a love letter to metal and one of the best power fantasies in gaming.
Available on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
“Session: Skate Sim” – Sep 22, 2022
Skateboarding is a popular pastime that not everyone can do. But if you’re interested in as close of an experience as you can get without buying an actual skateboard, “Session: Skate Sim” is worth looking at.
While other skating games lean into absurd stunts and physics-breaking gameplay, “Session” aims to be as grounded as possible.
Create your own skater and just hit the streets to skate at your own leisure. Capture footage of your craziest tricks and explore various, well-realized environments that take you around the U.S. “Session: Skate Sim” is sure to be the way many can feel like Tony Hawk.
Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
For a list of popular games for new gamers, read our article here.
You can reach Eloin Barahona-Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.