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Games to Watch Out For This September

The Last of Us Part 1 review 2

How are we into September already?

Existential crises about the passing of time aside, a new month means a new suite of games that are ready to launch. And, as usual, we’re here to round up the best that the gaming calendar has to offer us.

September is a fairly busy month for games, with plenty of games coming out across all genres. There aren’t many huge games with September release dates, however (with the exception of the annual sports games, including NBA 2K23 and FIFA 23, of course), but there are plenty of smaller games that we’re pretty excited to get our hands on. And, surprisingly, plenty of RPGs to get stuck into.

And so, without further ado, scroll down to find out what needs to be on your radar over the next four weeks. These are the best games to watch out for this September.

The Last of Us Part I

The Last of Us Part 1 review 1

  • 2nd September
  • PS5

Yes, yes, this is the third time in nine years we’ve celebrated a release of The Last of Us. But one of the best games of all time still deserves celebrating. Nine years on, this is still an incredible game – and this remake makes its visuals and gameplay shine more than ever. You can read our full (10/10) review of The Last of Us Part I by clicking here.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley

Disney Dreamlight Valley

  • 6th September
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

A life sim adventure starring Disney characters? Count us in! Disney Dreamlight Valley is only launching in Early Access on 6th September, but it’s available on all formats, and with a basic premise like that, of course we’re going to give it a try. Expect quests to undertake, a magical world to explore and plenty of Disney characters to meet.

Circus Electrique

Circus Electrique preview

  • 6th September
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Blending a story-driven RPG with turn-based tactical combat and some management sim mechanics, Circus Electrique is a daunting, but enthralling prospect. We had some time with a preview build recently, and it’s left a good impression. Brought to life with a steampunk Victorian art style and a story that revolves around the circus, we’re looking forward to seeing where it goes. You can read our preview here.



  • 8th September
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Set in 18th century Paris, Steelrising is a tough action-RPG that casts players as Aegis, an automaton tasked with single-handedly going up against King Louis XVI’s army. No pressure, then. This should be one for fans of Soulslikes.

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Splatoon 3

  • 9th September
  • Switch

Here’s one that needs no introduction. The third instalment to Nintendo’s multiplayer paintball battler is almost here. Set in the new region of The Splatlands, there are new maps to look forward to, new battle styles, new weapons, and more.

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Metal Hellsinger

Metal Hellsinger 1 (1)

  • 13th September
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Imagine DOOM, but a rhythm game. Metal Hellsinger is a rhythm first-person shooter, tasking players with defeating enemies of the underworld, all in time to the music. We had our hands on it earlier this summer and were very impressed.

Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden

Voice of Cards the Beasts of Burden

  • 13th September
  • PS4, Switch, PC

The third entry into the Voice of Cards series is almost here, bringing another enchanting RPG adventure and a tale told solely through cards. We’ve really enjoyed the first two, and expect The Beasts of Burden to be just as wonderful.

Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island

  • 19th September
  • Switch, PC

It’s been 20 years, but finally – finally! – another Monkey Island game is upon us. Return to Monkey Island puts players back in the control of Guybrush Threepwood in his first proper adventure since 2000’s Escape From Monkey Island. It sports a new art style (which we love), but looks to offer the same, wonderful humour and adventure as ever before. We can’t wait.

The DioField Chronicle

The Diofield Chronicle

  • 22nd September
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

RPG fans have something to look forward to in The DioField Chronicle, the new game from Square Enix and Lancarse. This strategy RPG weaves a tale of war and honour, throwing players into epic real time tactical battles via a newly-developed battle system.

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival

aTaiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival

  • 23rd September
  • Switch

If you’ve played a Taiko no Tatsukin game before, then you’ll understand why we’ve included this on our list of games to watch out for this September. We doubt it’ll be anything truly new, but this drum-based rhythm series is just so much fun that a new entry is always worth getting excited for.

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The Legend of Heroes – Trails From Zero 

Legend of Heroes Trails from Zero

  • 27th September
  • PS4, Switch, PC

The next entry in The Legend of Heroes series, Trails from Zero, promises epic battles, plenty of exploration, and a wealth of characters to befriend and get to know. There’s a rich story to come revolving around corrupt politics and a world at war. If you’ve enjoyed previous games in the series, this is one to watch.

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Valkyrie Elysium

Valkyrie Elysium

  • 29th September
  • PS4 and PS5 (PC version coming in November)

The latest game in the long-running Valkyrie series promises more epic gameplay than ever. Taking place in a world inspired by Norse mythology, players can expect to explore, engage in rich combat and grow their characters as they progress through the game.

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Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.