A Loaded September 2019: SNES on the Switch, Borderlands 3, and MoreSep 12, 2019 | 1 Votes by Mikhail 10 rate September 2019 is loaded with video game releases and numerous updates in the gaming world. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest highlights:
The month of September is always one of the more crowded months in terms of video game releases. After all, it’s the time where most of the major sports games are released, while a slew of Japanese games and indie titles make their way to our gaming devices. With that in mind, 2019 is no different. Once again, it’s a crowded window and we’re treated to the recurring cast and a few big surprises. Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming games and updates:
SNES on the Switch
Nintendo has always been behind in terms of online gameplay. It has always been hounded by lag and the inability to send friend requests unless you send friend codes to other players. Add the fact that you can’t use voice chat in certain games (unless you use your mobile phone and download the NSO app), it’s not as good as other services.
The Nintendo Switch’s online subscription, Nintendo Switch Online, is relatively cheap at $20 a year. In addition to being able to play online, you also play NES games. With the inclusion of SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the successor to NES) as a free addition to NSO, Nintendo officially upped its game.
Players can now enjoy timeless SNES classics like Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Kirby’s Dream Land. Personally, I had fond memories of playing Super Mario World as a kid but never had the chance to play other games. In any case, this is a treat to many retro gamers and those who have never had the chance to insert large cartridges into a SNES before. Moreover, it makes the $20 subscription fee more than worth it.
Borderlands 3 came out this week and judging from the reviews, it’s the same old Borderlands we know and love. It’s a fitting addition to the fun and quirky loot shooter and judging from the consensus rating of 9/10, it’s bound to be remembered as one of the best games this year. Once again, you’ll take the role of one of four vault hunters - Zayne, Moze, Amara, and FL4K - and will once again, meet with old characters like Lillith and Rhys, as well as explore Pandora and the other areas in the Borderlands universe, and deal with countless hordes of enemies.
Sports titles: PES 2020, FIFA 20, NBA 2K20
Sports games are among one of the most-played titles out there. After all, we’d all want to play as our favorite sports heroes or build a team from scratch. Already released this month are Konami’s PES 2020 and NBA 2K20. PES has always been on the shadow of EA’s FIFA franchise. Although the latter has more realistic (and overall better) gameplay, it lacks essential team and league licenses that make it a less palatable option for football fans.
Meanwhile, NBA 2K20 is hounded by numerous online gameplay problems and is the same old microtransaction-filled sports game like its predecessors. Coming later this month are NHL 20 and FIFA 20, both by EA. The latter now holds the UEFA Champions League license and has included street football (called FIFA Volta) into the mix.
Greedfall is an action-RPG developed by Spiders, a French developer. Set in a fictional world where you’ll get to play as a human fresh off the boat. You’ll try to form relationships and ally with one of the four nations or the natives and fight off monsters with guns, swords, and magic. It’s safe to say that it is the most successful Spiders’ game to date. Although it has a few technical issues, it’s safe to say that it’s a great start to a franchise that may become a household name in the future.
Tokyo Game Show 2019
Much like E3 and Gamescon, Tokyo Game Show or TGS is one of the annually-held major gaming and pop-culture conventions. It’s set on September 12-15, and we’ll cover the developments and biggest takeaways in the near future. Some of the things set to be shown include a 49-minute gameplay presentation of Death Stranding, Monster Farm, and the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Other noteworthy game releases and updates
Other noteworthy takeaways this month include:
- Celeste’s long-awaited chapter 9 or Farewell chapter
- PlayStation Plus September 2019 Games: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III
- Mario Kart Tour - a mobile Mario Kart game
- Code Vein - September 24
- Contra: Rogue Ops - September 24
- Tropico 6 - September 24
So, what are you looking forward to the most this September? Are you planning to head over to the football pitch in FIFA 20 or dive into the world of Greedfall? There are a lot of things in store for us this month and the rest of the year, and we can’t wait to see how the future unfolds.