New game releases for the last week of September

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It’s a busy time for games this week, with a lot of neat releases, if nothing that clearly stands above the rest. Take a look through this list of games to see if there’s anything you like!

Clustertruck

Jump from speeding truck to speeding truck as you race to the finish in Clustertruck, a game unlike any I’ve seen before. Taking platforming mechanics and putting even more emphasis on reaction speed, Clustertruck throws many obstacles into the mix to try and truck up your run. Whether you’re avoiding deadly lasers, or jumping from trucks as they’re thrown into the air, there seems to be an infinite number of ways developer Landfall Games can mix up this game. Clustertruck releases Tuesday on Steam.

 

Darkest Dungeon

After releasing in January on PC, this roguelike dungeon crawling RPG is finally coming to Playstation 4 and Vita this Tuesday. Players will find themselves managing a number of heroes used to go through dungeons and fight enemies in a mix of real-time and turn-based combat. The PC version of the game garnered positive reviews, so if this sounds right up your alley, be sure to check it out.

 

FIFA 17

The past few weeks have seen a trickling of new sports games for the year, with this week featuring soccer (sorry rest of the world, this is America). Beyond adding a number to the title, FIFA this year also features improved gameplay, graphics and AI, as always. Specifically, EA is touting a new physicality to the game, changing the way characters interact with one another. New offensive attacking options also open up new ways for players to put points on the board. FIFA 17 releases on pretty much everything (sorry Wii and Wii U) this Tuesday.

Forza Horizon 3

This game is receiving great reviews so far, with the racing game’s playground of activities being praised for giving players choice in how to play. Whether that’s setting a speed trap record, completing challenges, taking on a classic race involving a dozen cars or simply speeding through the county, if you like driving cars, there’s probably something for you to do here. Forza Horizon 3 comes to PC and Xbox One this Tuesday.

Lichtspeer

You know, throwing javelin in high school could have been really fun (had my school offered it!). I guess I’ll just have to settle for throwing spears at 2D creatures in this action-arcade game based on Germanic culture. Oh, and did I mention the spears also have frickin lasers?? My school definitely wouldn’t have been able to afford anything as fun as that. Lichtspeer releases Tuesday for PS4 and PC.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Shantae is back! It’s been a few years since the half-genie visited us, using her hair as a whip and transforming into various animals to use different abilities. This time, Shantae can go back to previous levels of the game in order to unlock new areas which were inaccessible until she unlocked the ability to turn into a certain creature. I had the opportunity to play a part of this game at last year’s’ IndieCade festival, and trust me, it’s worth checking out. Half-Genie Hero releases on Xbox One, PS4, Vita, Wii U, and PC Tuesday. Oh, and Shantae’s last outing, Pirate’s Curse, is coming to 3DS the same day.

Unloved

A recreation of a beloved Doom 2 mod of the same name, Unloved is a cooperative (or single player) horror game which allows players to upgrade their skills and modify their weapons to take on whatever horrors wait ahead in this fast paced shooter. The game takes place in a twisted nightmare which has come to life. The worst part is that there’s no escape, just a platform to take you farther into the darkness. Unloved comes to PC Thursday.

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