September is here! Do we have release dates or prices for the Xbox Series X or PS5 yet? No, we do not, but we do have a bunch of video games releasing. It’s a stacked start to the month with Marve’s Avengers and Tony Hawk’s, but don’t look past some of the early access releases coming towards the end of the month either.

As always, let me know what you’re looking forward to the most in this month in the comments section below. Did I miss a game you’re really excited about? Let me know.

Marvel’s Avengers – 04/09
(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

It’s actually out right now if you pre-ordered the special edition and got yourself four days early access, but for most people, Avengers is right around the corner.

Crystal Dynamics promises to give you the ultimate Avengers experience with their game and in some ways, the beta showed signs of this. Playing as Kamala Khan genuinely feels fresh and exciting, while playing as someone like the Hulk is less refined and more of a button-mash brawler. There’s an interesting Marvel story at the centre, but I’m concerned with how long the post-game material will hold most players. Especially if they’re getting scared off by stories of battle-passes for each character pre-release.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – 04/09
(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

Everyone who grew up with a PS1 loves the Tony Hawk’s games. I will not hear otherwise. The first one is an all-time classic and now Vicarious Visions, the developers of 2017’s Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy are bringing the birdman back after suffering a video game death following serval universally panned entries in the franchise.

This is much more than just a simple remake of the first game. For a start it’s not just the first game, it’s also the second. Both have been not only visually updated but mechanically to included tricks that weren’t included originally like wall plants, spine transfers and reverts. Add it all together and we should have a remake that will fill the nostalgia metres but also keep fans on their toes with new ways to play.  

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC – 09/09
(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

We don’t know too much about The Outer Worlds first DLC, other than it’s more content for Obsidian’s 2019 hit RPG. You’ll be travelling to the Gorgon asteroid, a brand new location where there will be plenty of new characters to meet and secrets to uncover.

The DLC will increase the level cap to 33, add some new sections to previously explored areas in the main game. Of course, there will be new weapons and gear as well. This DLC also takes place after the core story path in the main game, for those that are wondering.

Crisis Remastered – 18/09
(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

I’ve never played the original Crysis, but that was mainly due to my PC at the time of its release being a toaster. Now, what was once considered the go-to PC benchmark tool is returning with updated 8K textures, ray-traced reflections and more technical terms to impress. Well, at least in the PC version. This remaster is coming to PS4 and Xbox One as well. It’s already out on Nintendo Switch. But let’s be real, anyone interested in this — like myself — is interested in one thing only, and that’s the visuals and attempting to get as many FPS on Ultra settings and ray-tracing ON. 

Mafia: Definitive Edition – 25/09
(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

Everything we’ve seen about this complete from the ground-up remake of the original Mafia game has looked awesome. Developer Hangar 13 seems to be riding a nice line between updating the script and level design and keeping it in-line with the original release. It’s an old game though, having released in 2002 there’s bound to be plenty to bring up to 2020. Hopefully, if it sells and reviews well we’ll be able to get a brand new Mafia game from Hangar 13 as well. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Early Access) – 30/09

Larian Studios is releasing Baldur’s Gate 3 into early access at the end of this month which contains the first act of the game and equates to roughly 25-hours of content. That’s still a heft chunk of change and for hardcore players looking to explore all six player classes or nine sub-classes, there’ll be a lot of exploring.

The massive RPG is set inside the Dungeons & Dragons world and uses turn-based combat and a die-rolled initiative system for combat and other actions. After the huge critical acclaim that Divinity: Original Sin 2 received there will be many eyes of Larian Studio’s latest. 

Second Extinction (Early Access) – September

Go hunting in teams of three to take down AI-controlled mutated dinosaurs. This online co-op FPS looks like Left 4 Dead and Turok combined.

Second Extinction is scheduled to enter Early Access sometime in September, although no details on how much content will be in the game, or a solid release date have been announced yet.