The Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of September 2016

Microsoft releases 2 major titles this month.

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September marks the end of the 3rd quarter of 2016 and the beginning of a very busy gaming holiday season. While massive titles like Battlefield 1, Final Fantasy XV and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are still a few months away from release, ReCore and Forza Horizon 3 are just a few examples of intriguing games that we will be playing within the next 30 days. The following is a list of five noteworthy titles that you should definitely keep your eyes on between now and the end of the month.

Full Title: ReCore
Developer: Comcept and Armature Studio
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release Date: September 13th

ReCore is an action-adventure third-person single-player shooter developed by Comcept and Armature Studio. The story revolves around a female heroine who awakens from a cryo-sleep and seeks the aid of six robotic companions to save the world from a new threat. Mega Man Producer and Designer Keiji Inafune serves as the Producer on this title and works alongside Metroid Prime Director Mark Pacini. Recore has all the potential in the world to be a success, but will certainly have it’s fair share of detractors after the way Mighty No.9 was received. If you’re a fan of adventure games with puzzle solving elements, then you may want to check out this title.

Full Title: NBA 2K17
Developer: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2K Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Release Date: September 20th

NBA 2K17 is a basketball simulation game and the 18th installment in the NBA 2K franchise. This year’s release includes presentation enhancements and significant improvements  to MyGM, MyLeague and MyCareer modes. Players will also get the opportunity to experience the ups and downs of creating an expansion team as they pave their own ways to championships. If you’re a diehard sports fan, then this is definitely one title you’ll want to pick up this month.

Full Title: FIFA 17
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Android and iOS
Release Date: September 27th (North America) and September 29th (Worldwide)

FIFA 17 is the latest entry in EA Sports annual FIFA series. This year’s title is built entirely on the Frostbite game engine and includes a compelling single-player story campaign mode titled The Journey. Usually, sports games implement the same formula every year, but it’s clear that EA Canada is trying to create a fresh, new experience for players. If you’re a fan of the sport, then you’ll certainly love what this game has to offer.

Full Title: Forza Horizon 3
Developer: Playground Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release Date: September 27th

Forza Horizon 3 is a racing game with open world elements and takes place in Australia. This title features cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10, has a four-player cooperative multiplayer campaign and includes over 350 cars. Unlike Forza Horizon 2, players are now in charge of the Horizon Festival and can fire or hire new drivers based on their preferences. If you’re a diehard racing game fan, then this title is perfect for you.

Full Title: XCOM 2
Developer: Firaxis Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Release Date: September 27th

XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactical game that revolves around an ongoing battle between a military organization turned resistance force and aliens trying to invade Earth. This title is the long-awaited sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Having released earlier this year on PC, OS X and Linux, console owners will finally have their opportunity to get their hands on XCOM 2 later this month. If you’re a fan of the series or tactical games in general, then you’ll definitely want to check this out.

This concludes my list of the top 5 most anticipated games for the month of September. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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