Top games to watch out for in September

By Sameer Mitha | Updated 4 Sept 2012
Top games to watch out for in September

We know that major blockbuster games will hit the home consoles and PCs in October and November.

September has its own fair share of great games however, which will keep gamers occupied before the likes of Hitman Absolution and Assassin’s Creed III take on the market. It is another month, another list, and more games to give you a kick!


Tekken Tag Tournament 2

A sequel to 2000’s Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 brings the action of the arcades to the home consoles. The roster of characters is a blend of old and new that will appeal to veteran fans of the franchise as well as intrigue new comers. The game will offer a variety of modes such as 2 vs 2, 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 1 battles and a bunch of online modes.

Gamers can get set to pull off some of the craziest combos as Tekken Tag Tournament hits store shelves on September 11 for the PS3 and the Xbox 360 for Rs. 2,999.


Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is a sequel to 2009’s Borderlands and can be considered as one of the most anticipated games of 2012. The game stays true to its roots and is a first person shooter with RPG elements thrown into the mix. The sequel features all new characters, environments and enemies for you to take down in new and unexplored areas of Pandora. Players can choose from one of the four new characters, Salvado, Maya, Axton and Zer0.

Borderlands 2 launches on September 18 at Rs. 2,499 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and Rs. 999 for the PC.


F1 2012

The next iteration of the popular racing franchise, F1 2012 has new modes for players to play such as the Young Driver Test mode in addition to the regular modes such as challenges and career.

Gamers can get into racing mode when F1 2012 launches on September 18 for the PS3 and the Xbox 360 for Rs. 2,799 and Rs. 899 for the PC.


Little Big Planet Vita

Sackboy is making his PS Vita debut with Little Big Planet Vita. The unique controls of the Vita can be used to navigate Sackboy through the environment. You also have the ability to create levels on Sony’s hand held device and share your creations with the world.

Gamers can get creative with Little Big Planet Vita on Sony’s handheld on September 25, for Rs. 2,299.


World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The fourth expansion pack to the famous MMO World of Warcraft. Mists of Pandaria will raise the existing level cap from level 85 to 90. It will introduce a new character class, the Monk, along with a new playable race, the Pandaren. The vanity pet system will be overhauled and will include a pet battle system. The expansion will also bring nine new dungeons, three new raids, and four new battlegrounds.

You can pick up the expansion on September 25, in two editions - Standard Edition for $39.99 USD, Digital Deluxe edition for $59.99 USD - only for the PC.

Jet Set Radio

Jet Set Radio brings the classic Dreamcast game to the PC, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

The government is attempting to silence the kids of Tokyo, but with their Overdrive Magnetic-Motor Skating Shoes, the cops will have to catch 'em first. The Jet Set Radio program keeps the kids unified and inspired to fight for their rights of expression, which include graffiti art.

Gamers can check out this classic on the PC, PSN and Xbox Live, on September 18.

Dead or Alive 5

DOA 5 brings to the table the classic fighting action that we have come to love from the franchise mixed with MMA to add variety to the fighting techniques in the game. A nice addition to the game is that as a fight progresses, the backdrop will change and interact with players. Gamers can use the dynamic environment to deliver a lethal blow to their opponents.

Gamers can check out Dead or Alive 5 for the PS3 and the Xbox 360 on September 25.

Sameer Mitha
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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