11). Knack II – Sep 5
Knack II is looking to right the wrongs of the first game (which in my opinion, weren’t that wrong in the first place) with a co-op centric sequel. Taking everything good from the first game and turning it up a notch and then shedding some of the boring padding, Knack II is the must-have family game of the Autumn.
12). Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth – Sep 5
Part visual novel, part SRPG, Utawarerumono (pronounced Ooh-tah-wah-ray-roo-mo-no) Mask of Truth is the latest Atlus adaption of the Aquaplus series. The pseudo-sequel to Mask of Deception, Mask of Truth hits PS4 (and PSVita) in September.
13). Radial-G – Sep 12
After playing Radial-G several years ago at EGX Rezzed, Rossko and I have been patiently waiting for it ever since because – and this is no hyperbole – this game is mind blowing in VR. That wait is almost over. Radial-G is a racing game akin to WipEout but rather than a straight track, you race on a cylindrical track. Radial-G will be playable in PSVR (and without it on PS4) in just a few short weeks.
14). Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – Sep 12
The long running Ys series has been in a bit of a slump in recent times but that’s about to change with Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The game is already out in Japan, debuted at #1 in the charts and was praised by Famitsu for having a better story than its predecessors, earning a 34/40 score. Lacrimosa of Dana finally comes West in September for PS4, PSVita and PC.
15). Hidden Dragon Legend – Sep 19
With the Chinese games market exploding in popularity, so too are the game exports from the land of the rising sun. One such title is Hidden Dragon Legend, a 2.5D platformer set in ancient China and designed by Chinese studio MegaFun Games. Oasis Games are publishing it here in the West and promise an “intensely fun” game with a “player-friendly price”.
16). Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony – Sep 26
Monokuma and the Ultimate students return for more murder mystery in just under a month and I can’t wait. Danganronpa is my personal favourite visual novel series so you can certainly expect a review for V3 when it releases here at FingerGuns. Continuing the same style of play as the first two Danganronpa games, V3: Killing Harmony has you take the role of Kaede Akamatsu, the ultimate pianist, who is trapped with the Monokuma Kubs and 14 other students with only 2 ways of escape – kill or be killed. I. Can’t. Wait. I’f you’re not sure if this is for you, try out the PS4 demo which is out now.
17). Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – Sep 26
Fan service ahoy. My personal feelings on the Senran Kagura games aside, this series is going from strength to strength selling a cumulative 1.6m games. Aside from providing oodles of titillation, the SK games are also branching out in game play. Peach Beach Splash is a new twist for the series – it’s a third person shooter and, as you might expect from this series, has some loose excuse for wet boobs such as “water pistol competition that has been held by ninjas since ancient times”.
18). Jak II – 2017
The remaster of Jak & Daxter just hit PS4 and, thanks to it being bundled with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, many people are experiencing the series for the first time. Thankfully, the second game is scheduled to arrive on the PS4 in 2017 too. If you’ve just met Jak for the first time, you can continue his adventure later this year.
19). Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online – Oct 10
Neptune and her friends are back for another adventure. This time they’re playing a video game called “4 Goddesses Online” when they start to see some weird things going on. These action JRPG’s are usually good fun and have a tongue-in-cheek way at looking at consoles and their fans. Hopefully this continues that trend.
20). Yomawari: Midnight Shadows – Oct 24
The sequel to Yomawari: Night Alone, Midnight Shadows is a survival horror game where you play as 2 girls – Yui and Haru – who get lost in a dark town on the way home after a fireworks festival. Unable to fight the spooky forces that find them, the pair must escape the spirits that stalk them with nothing but cunning and guile.