New Video Game Releases for the Week of 9-3-17

I’ve been thinking a lot about Destiny 2 lately. Luckily, my mind will only be consumed by it for a few more days before reality strikes. Having never played the original, I’m pretty excited not knowing what the hell I’m getting myself into. But I’ll be there.

If you can manage to pry your eyes away from Bungie’s powerhouse, this week has a few notable games hiding in the shadows. Tuesday brings Knack 2 and Songbringer to the PS4, offering two oddly charming additions to the PlayStation library (despite criticism of the former’s first iteration).  And Drive Girls for the Vita looks exactly how I thought, and hoped, it would. There’s that.

Don’t Knock Twice looks like an impressive virtual reality experience, but my heart can’t take it. I’m still working on the Resident Evil 7 VR playthrough I started the day it launched (I think I’m through the worst of it…I hope). Games like Here They Lie and other fleshed out horror VR games prove how effective the medium can be in terms of immersion; but, for once, I’d like to not have to worry about shitting my pants every time I look behind me. Either way, it’s nice to see virtual reality getting some attention.

Nintendo console owners are getting a little love, too. Double Dragon IV comes to the Switch on Thursday, and those who’ve yet to dive into Nintendo’s realm can pick up the Splatoon 2 Switch Bundle with neon green and pink Joy-Con the day after. Monster Hunter Stories is coming to the 3DS on Friday, as well, and may help quench the thirst of fans awaiting Monster Hunter Worlds’ release next year.

So, yeah, which subclass are you picking in Destiny 2?

As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise, and the bold titles are the games that have piqued my interest.

Monday, September 4th

  • Reaching For Petals
  • All-Star Fruit Racing
  • Find You
  • Grimtale Island (Early Access)
  • Zenethics Lab: Outbreak
  • Brickochet
  • Neon Coliseum
  • Bees Knees
  • Press and Jump
  • Forest Guardian
  • DinosaurIsland
  • Staplers! 2
  • 2D Neon Cube
  • Destination Dungeon: Crypts of Warthallow
  • Sliding Blocks
  • Guitar Hardness
  • Dormant World
  • ProjectM: Daydream
  • ProjectM: Dream

Tuesday, September 5th

  • Don’t Knock Twice – PC/PS4/X1
  • Knack 2 – PS4
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth – PS4/Vita
  • LEGO Worlds – Switch
  • Songbringer – PS4
  • Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar – PC/PS4/X1
  • Eight-Minute Empire
  • R.B.I. Baseball 17 – Switch
  • Super Lumi Live
  • BlockGame
  • Full-On Paintball (Early Access)
  • Nightork Adventures 2: Legacy of Chaos
  • Hexlide
  • An Occassional Dream
  • Grav Blazer Squared
  • Blast

Wednesday, September 6th

  • Destiny 2 – PS4/X1
  • Senko no Ronde 2
  • HYPERNOVA: Escape from Hadea
  • The Hunt: Rebuilt
  • Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge
  • Slash/Dots.
  • Sellsword VR (Early Access)
  • SpaceMerc
  • TOREj
  • The Witch’s Isle

Thursday, September 7th

  • Epic Tavern
  • Beat The Game
  • NeuroVoider – Switch
  • Please Knock on My Door
  • Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound
  • Age of Gladiators II
  • Bunka no Kenkyu: Revival of Queen Leyak
  • Morphite – PS4/Switch/X1
  • A Robot Named Fight!
  • GuJian
  • GuJian 2
  • Tokyo Dark
  • Gappo’s Legacy VR
  • RetroGunX (Early Access)
  • Insidia
  • Z Runaway
  • The Bridge – Switch
  • Contaiment Corps
  • MeiMeiDance
  • Water Pipeline
  • TOREj 2
  • Double Dragon IV – Switch
  • Crystareino – 3DS

Friday, September 8th

  • Archaica: The Path of Light
  • Monster Hunter Stories – 3DS
  • Drive Girls – Vita
  • VR Dart Zone
  • Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome
  • Girls and Dungeons
  • Vulture
  • Splatoon 2 (Neon Green/Neon Pink Nintendo Switch Console Bundle)
  • Bad Government (Early Access)
  • Space Waver
  • Triple Otakus Puzzle
  • Middle Ages Hero
  • Academia: School Simulator
  • VirtuGO
  • SLI-FI: 2D Planet Platformer
  • Lost with Dinosaurs
  • Halloweenistry
  • Infection Rate
  • Bouncing Dark Simulator
  • Ball 2D: Crazy Soccer
  • Scuffle Scoundrels
  • Little Dog
  • Guardian
  • Adventure Road
  • Wooden Ocean (Early Access)
  • Jellyfish
  • Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2
  • Kingdom: The Far Reaches
  • Startide
  • Vianiato PopOut

Saturday, September 9th

  • Crankies Workshop: Bozzbot Assembly


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Zach’s eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he’s chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.