Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re having a great Monday so far. As we move into the new week, it’s time to look at some of the upcoming games you can look forward to. Whether you want to jump into a dark 2D action platformer with Moonscars or compete in a game of soccer with FIFA 23, there’s something for you. So, without wasting anymore time, let’s look at all of this week’s upcoming games!
Moonscars (Sept. 27)
First up, we have Moonscars. This title, developed by Black Mermaid and published by Humble Games, offers an intensely dark 2D adventure. Players take on the role of Grey Irma, a warrior molded from a clay stature based on a legendary fighter.
Throughout Grey’s journey, players will need to slash their way through hordes of challenging enemies as you fight your way towards finding the Sculptor. Although Grey has a vast array of combat techniques, Black Mermaid promises the title will be punishing, centered around “a cycle of trial and triumph.” You can jump into Moonscars tomorrow for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero (Sept. 27)
Making its way into your home next is The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero. Developed by Falcom and published by NIS America, this turn-based JRPG originally released in for the PSP in Japan in 2010 under the title Zero no Kiseki. Now, players in North America can experience the exciting spinoff game from The Legend of Heroes franchise.
The game’s story follows Lloyd Bannings as he returns to his hometown to follow his late brother’s footsteps and join the Crossbell Police Department. As you and your partners fight to make Crossbell City a better place, you’ll need utilize strategic and tactical turn-based combat. You can start your adventure in The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero tomorrow on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Life is Strange Remastered Collection (Sept. 27)
Then, developer Deck Nine and publisher Square Enix bring you the return of Life is Strange with brand new improvements. In Life is Strange Remastered Collection, you can relive the iconic story with improved visuals and smoother frame rates. The collection includes both the original title, as well as Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
In addition, the remastered collection also features higher quality motion-captured lip-sync and facial animations to make the game more immersive. In terms of gameplay, the developers also added new updates to mix up some of the game’s puzzles. Although it already launched on all other major platforms, Nintendo Switch players can get Life is Strange Remastered Collection tomorrow.
Grounded (Sept. 27)
If you’re looking for a new cooperative survival game to get into, you won’t want to miss Grounded. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Microsoft, the unique survival game shrinks players down to the size of an ant and places you into a world where even a beetle becomes a giant beast. The full release of the game will also include everything from Xbox Early Access, along with brand new features.
At launch, you can experience the story mode alone or with up to three other players. Offering up new armor and weapons, along with a boss fight against a Mantis, you won’t want to miss this smaller-than-life action title. Grounded hits Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC tomorrow.
Valkyrie Elysium (Sept. 29)
Valkyrie Elysium is the newest title in the Valkyrie Profile series. Developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix, this RPG takes inspiration from Norse mythology and places you into the role of a Valkyrie tasked with saving the world from Ragnarok. Like previous entries in the series, the new game blends third-person action with RPG mechanics.
As you take on waves of enemies in combat with a variety of weapons and abilities, you can also summon Einherjar to aid you in battle. These warrior spirits imbue the Valkyrie with elemental bonuses that give players a tactical advantage. Valkyrie Elysium launches first for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on September 29. PC players, however, will need to wait until November 11.
FIFA 23 (Sept. 30)
Closing this week out, we have FIFA 23. EA’s newest entry in the FIFA franchise introduces the brand new feature to play as women’s club teams. In addition, you can experience a double FIFA World Cup season, as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 come to the game as post launch updates.
Another great new feature coming to the new game is cross-play. First introduced in FIFA 22, the cross-play functionality in the new game will make it easier than ever to play with friends from other platforms of the same generation. FIFA 23 kicks out on September 30 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.
What upcoming games will you be playing this week?
Overall, this week has a lot of exciting new games coming out. Whether the intense 2D action of Moonscars or the high-speed soccer of FIFA 23 fits your taste, there’s something for everyone. But which new game are you most excited for? As always, let us know what you think in the comments!