Oh! It’s already September. September brings the infamous International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The date is September 19 and coincides with the release of Back to Monkey Island, a 2D point-and-click adventure game where the player controls the pirate Guybrush Threepwood, who sails the seas and visits the islands. He moves by solving narrative puzzles.
Here are some other video games to watch this month.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
It is a 3D fighting game in which players can fight against each other. Like most fighting games, the goal is to defeat your opponent by draining their stamina gauge with various attacks and special techniques. The player wins a round by draining all of their opponent’s stamina or possessing more stamina than their opponent when time is up.
In this third-person shooter, players choose to be an “Inkling” or an “Octoling” as their player character. Both wield weapons that shoot colored ink. Weapons are diverse in abilities and images, with most resembling household objects.
Disney Valley of Dreams
It’s a hybrid between a life simulation game and an adventure game packed with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring Disney and Pixar friends old and new. Here, you can explore a world filled with Disney magic as you uncover rich stories and build the perfect neighborhood alongside Disney and Pixar heroes and villains.
This first person shooter is the sequel to the hero shooter of 2016 Surveillance. The game has a shared environment for player versus player (PvP) modes with the first game while introducing persistent cooperative modes.
In this game, players are split into two teams and select a “hero” from a roster of over 30 characters from 2022. Characters are organized into a “damage” class, responsible for offensive efforts; a “support” class, responsible for healing and buffing; and a “tank” class, responsible for protecting the team. Each character has a unique set of skills, consisting of active, passive, and ultimate abilities.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
This first-person action game is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe where four players cooperate to defeat periodic waves of AI-controlled enemies. The game allows players to customize their class, appearance, and gender. The four classes consist of a veteran, a zealot, an ogryn, and a psyker.
Here, several missions take place in the same area, some of which include optional side objectives that allow players to obtain better loot.
The Legend of Heroes: The Trails of Zero
This game is part of the Trails series which takes place in Crossbell, a city-state between two great powers fighting for control, and follows Lloyd Bannings and his colleagues Elie McDowell, Randy Orlando and Tio Plato.
The protagonist, Lloyd Bannings, is a rookie police detective who is assigned to the Special Support Section (SSS), an odd-job branch of the city’s police department, along with political dynasty heiress Elie McDowell, Randy Orlando, an ex-soldier, and Tio Plato, a young girl and electronic genius. They are authorized to investigate competing crime syndicates in the city.
This is the latest installation in the FIFA series. The football simulation is unrivaled in authenticity with over 19,000 players, over 700 teams, 100 stadiums and over 30 leagues.
It is the only platform to experience the thrills of the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup tournaments, as well as the iconic UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana, Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga Santander.
It is a basketball simulation video game that emulates the National Basketball Association. This install introduces new game modes. NBA 2K23 MyTEAM will also introduce Triple Threat online co-op, where players can create groups of 3 players, and a single-player Clutch Time mode.