What are the biggest sports coming up in September 2022? Well, at first glance, this month seems a bit dry on the triple AAA front, as does FIFA 23, NBA 2K23, and The Last of Us Part 1 Remake. The latter releases exclusively on PS5 with major technical improvements, revisiting an unlikely pair’s journey in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. And who said that rhythm games are dead? This month, you can delve into Metal: Helsinger, a doom-like FPS where you destroy diabolical enemies while rock music explodes in the background.
Those looking for a soul-like experience can opt for SteelRising – an RPG set during the French Revolution, where you tear through hordes of mechanical armies. Think of it like bloodborne meat Sekiro, but it is more hack-and-slash oriented. Sports fans are eating well too, with the aforementioned NBA 2K23 and FIFA 23 grading consoles and PC. This time around, the football simulation game comes with cross-play support, enabling seamless play between Xbox, PlayStation and PC systems.
Handheld gaming enthusiasts can rejoice, as Splatoon 3 drops on the Nintendo Switch, letting you splash colors in a deserted cosmopolitan city. Later in the month, you can immerse yourself in the cozy embrace of Slime Rancher 2 as you scoop out adorable slime drops in the new Rainbow Island.
the last of us part 1
When: September 2
Rebuilt from the ground up, Naughty Dog’s remake of the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic zombie-survivor game is coming to PlayStation 5. The story follows Joel, a gray bachelor who becomes depressed after the loss of his daughter, and takes a liking to the art of smuggling. When tasked with escorting a teenage girl, Ellie, he crosses paths with countless figures and life-threatening situations, eventually becoming a father figure to her. Inviting several improvements on the technical side, this remake weaves the same emotional tale of the unlikely duo.
The PS5 hardware ensures that The Last of Us Part 1 Remake runs at stunning 4K, offering 60fps at dynamic settings. Mainstage like the haptic feedback and trigger effects of the DualSense controller will be retained, with changes to character models and art design, in Gore’s veins, for the award-winning sequel. Enemy AI also sees an increase, and it lists a new “Permadeth” mode for masochists. It’s adding to a plethora of accessibility features — 60 options — that are geared towards those with visual or hearing difficulties.
Naughty Dog also has a PC version for us, but no details on a launch date.
The Last of Us Part 1 PS5 review: Absolutely gorgeous, but priced high
When: September 8
Where: PC, PS5, Xbox Series S/X
From a ballerina to bodyguard fighting mechanical soldiers in the 1700s, Aegis sets out to save the French Revolution. Developed by Spyder and published by Nucon, SteelRising is set in 1789, when King Louis XVI is trampling the French Revolution with his army of automatons. Different from the rest of the Automaton, Aegis was engineered by Waukenson to protect the Queen. Now, he is on a mission to protect Kranti from the king’s wrath and fight his mechanical army.
In this RPG, players will play as Aegis, the automaton, to become part of an alternate history, and transform it. Using carriages, grapples, and hidden passages, players will have the chance to explore France during the Revolution. As Aegis, you’ll be able to use a variety of weapons and skills to defeat bosses and other automatons working for the king.
When: September 9
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch
The latest installment in one of the most popular basketball sim games, 2K Games’ NBA 2K23 features Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker as the cover star. The upcoming title will add a new set of offensive skill-based moves for more effective attacks on the basket, and allow you to use new one-on-one mechanics for better defensive play. You can participate in matches set on massive cruise liners, which will award prizes.
With NBA 2K23, the publisher is also bringing back the Jordan Challenge, an experience that first made its debut on NBA 2K11. The mode comes with era-specific visuals that will show you MJ’s impressive rise from college basketball star to international star with the immersive Jordan Challenge.
Pre-ordering the game will provide access to 5,000 MyTEAM Points, MyTEAM Promo Packs, Devin Booker MyPLAYER jerseys and other digital collectibles in virtual currency. 2K Games’,
When: September 9
Where: Nintendo Switch
Nintendo’s upcoming third-person shooter is the third entry in the series, as the name states. Splatoon 3 will allow you to play as an octoling or an inkling, with the ability to transform into a squid or octopus respectively. You can then shoot ink at each other using weapons that are designed to resemble everyday objects, each with varying levels of effectiveness in ink delivery. You’ll start in the new Splatsville hub, while the single-player mode story is based in a location called Alterna.
While the game lets you choose the main weapon and secondary weapon before the match, it’s worth noting that “ammunition” is limited, and you’ll have to turn humanoidally and swim in ink to refill it. The publisher revealed in February that Splatoon 3 will also feature a co-op mode that will allow gamers to team up, engaging in Turf War, the online multiplayer game mode that pits two teams of four players against each other. Is.
When: 15 September
Where: PC, PS5, Xbox Series S/X
Developers The Outsider and Funcom are presenting Metal: Helsinger, a rhythm-based first-person shooter. The game requires you to gun down your enemies to the beat of rock metal music playing in the background. Metal: Helsinger takes players to eight hells, where they need to fight demons and devils.
Players will be able to unlock special challenges and compete for realms of suffering to climb the leaderboards. To defeat The Raid Judge, a player must fight through The Infernal Plane, Voc and Stygia. The developer calls The Infernal Plane the Federation of a Thousand Hells. The game features original metal soundtracks, so you get to fight over the top to the sound of rock.
Slime Rancher 2
When: September 22
Where: PC, Xbox Series S/X
The sequel to the 2017 indie hit Slim Rancher, Slime Rancher 2 is set in the new location of Rainbow Island. As Beatrix Lebeau continues your journey, you’ll establish a new farm in the vibrant surroundings of this mysterious island. This sandbox experience revolves around you exploring prismatic vast expanses to collect and breed slime.
Along the way, LeBeau will bump into some old friends. You can also upgrade your equipment, create gadgets, and expand your farm. Slime Rancher 2 also brings never-before-seen slimes like Bouncy Cotton Slime and Aquatic Angler Slime.
When: 30 September
Where: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, Stadia, Nintendo Switch
Thanks to new demands from the global football body, FIFA 23 is set to be the last game in EA Sports’ decades-long franchise. From next year it will be called EA Sports FC.
With FIFA 23, the in-game physics has been upgraded using Hypermotion 2 technology, with features such as technical dribbling and Active Touch. And this time, Hypermotion (2) is coming to PC too, after being overlooked last year.
The Manager Career and Player Career modes also come with a number of new additions. A new Dynamic Moments feature could trigger more cinematic scenes throughout your player and manager career. The transfer system has also been changed.
In addition, FIFA 23 finally gives you the ability to customize your team’s third kit and goalkeeper kit. EA Sports has also promised free post-launch updates that will bring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 tournaments into play.
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