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The Most Anticipated Games of September 2018

The gaming industry is rushing into the new season with quite a few amazing titles prepared for release in September. Some of them have world-famous characters as main heroes, some are concentrating on popular sports, and some offer adventures in colorful fantasy universes. All of them may become excellent purchases for your game collection.

This isn’t a must-buy list. This is our recommendations about really good games which might be suitable for your genre preferences. The same is true for DMarket’s list of the best games of August 2018.

Dragon Quest XI (September 4)

Once upon a time, the hero of this game discovered his life mission – he should save the world from evil powers. His journey begins, and it won’t be easy. Lots of explorations and battles are waiting for him on the way.

The game Dragon Quest XI is gorgeous, and its world is gigantic. Players will visit many cities, which differ from one another immensely. Dangerous and sometimes charismatic monsters should be defeated in turn-based battles. This game is also one of the most expected PC RPGs of 2018.

The Japanese version of Dragon Quest XI was released in 2017. The English one is planned for September 4, for PS4 and PC. Here is the official site for purchasing.

Marvel’s Spider-Man (September 7)

He is one of the most famous superheroes, so a game with Spidey can’t pass without decent attention from the community. Especially if the publisher, Sony Interactive Entertainment itself, put so much effort into promotion: we saw red PlayStation 4 consoles of Spider-Man Limited Edition and even red subway trains in New York in the style of the upcoming game.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is an action-adventure in the open world (the same as upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2). Peter Parker in his heroic suit explores the streets of virtual New York and fights various criminals. Peaceful citizens may sleep calmly with Spidey on guard.

The hero is able to use webs from his hands and “fly” between buildings (as Spidey usually does). His fighting abilities are quite impressive! Players will have quite a lot of freedom in actions, but still, there will be a plot and story missions, prepared by the game’s authors.

The game Marvel’s Spider-Man is exclusive for PlayStation 4. Its release is planned for September 7. Buy it through the official site here.

NASCAR Heat 3 (September 7)

The NASCAR series is highly competitive and super popular in the USA – and here is quite a realistic simulator. Players will be able to build their virtual career or enjoy quick races, to play for fun or participate in Esports competitions.

NASCAR Heat 3 differs from such racing titles as The Crew 2 significantly. It’s much more dedicated to sports, it demands lots of work to improve every single aspect of your driving – almost like in the Formula 1 games.

The game NASCAR Heat 3 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Here is the official site for purchasing.

NBA 2K19 (September 11)

This is the new, 20th installment of the biggest basketball game series. Everything here is based on reality, with the same famous players, with the same physics and rules.

Basketball fans should get this game to support their favorite teams in virtuality, to delve into the game even deeper. It’s also just fun to build your career here or enjoy single matches.

Buy NBA 2K19 through its official site for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (September 14)

Lara Croft begins a new adventure, this time in South America. She looks for the lost Inca city Paititi not for treasures but to save the world from apocalypse and to battle against the evil Trinity organization. Lara is always in a whirl of events…

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a continuation of the series reboot, begun with the games Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015). Players will explore very beautiful virtuality and fight many dangerous enemies.

Buy Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Visit the official site to buy the game.

Undertale – for Nintendo Switch (September 18)

This title is a real gem of gaming culture! It’s not new at all, but Undertale is definitely worth gamers’ attention, so we’ve included the release of the Nintendo Switch version to this list – to make sure you will not miss it.

At first sight, this game looks a bit “too indie” and “too retro”, but there’s lots of unexpected excitement behind this. The gameplay, storytelling, and in fact every little detail here is perfect. It’s better to play Undertale than to read about it. Here we have a real gaming masterpiece!

The first release of Undertale happened in September 2015. The version for Nintendo Switch is upon us after three years. You don’t have to wait for it if you have PS4 or PC. Choose your Undertale and buy it through the official site.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker (September 25)

Players may find their own destiny in the fantasy world of this game. Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a classic RPG, where you can choose a hero and delve into amazing adventures. Lots of classes and freedom of actions open many possibilities, but only you decide which pass to take.

The game allows to become a ruler of virtual lands, developing your kingdom. Of course, it is full of battles, where you can act as a team of friends (almost like in Dota 2.)

Money for developing Pathfinder: Kingmaker was collected through Kickstarter. Let’s wait and see how successful this ambitious project will become.

Buy Pathfinder: Kingmaker on the Steam page of the game.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (September 25)

There is a war between the Eastern Imperial Alliance and the Atlantic Federation. A hero, Claude Wallace, and the soldiers of his squad have a chance to stop destructive battles. Their mission the story of Valkyria Chronicles 4.

This is a sequel of the super popular series in the genre of Japanese RPG. The game combines very beautiful, colorful anime-like graphics with gory battles, full of modern weapons (almost the same spirit that some skins bring to CS:GO.)

First, Valkyria Chronicles 4 was released for the Japanese market. The version for English-speaking gamers is planned for September 2018. Buy the game for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC through this official page.

Life Is Strange 2 – First Episode (September 27)

This series is of the unique genre of graphic adventures, which is a mix of a beautiful movie and a role-playing game. Players make decisions for the main character, revealing the intriguing plot step by step.

Two brothers, Sean and Daniel, are in the center of tragic and mysterious events. They run from troubles, and their way isn’t easy, their decisions are quite fateful…

The first game Life Is Strange became a world-famous hit and got many awards. The second installment will also be released in a few episodes, and the first is planned for September 2018.

The game Life Is Strange 2 is going to be released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and here is the official page for purchasing.

FIFA 19 (September 28)

Year by year, the gaming industry produces new versions of football (soccer) simulators, making them better in various aspects and adjusting them according to the situation in the real world. The two most dominant football series are PES and FIFA. The second one is often considered the best virtual football for modern game consoles.

FIFA 19 is a football game of the highest level – with the most recognizable players and teams, many leagues, fantastic copies of stadiums and even the atmosphere in them.

The game will be playable on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch – buy FIFA 19 through the official site.

If you’re interested in great releases beyond this month, have a look at our list of announcements from Gamescom 2018.

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