Dino Dini Presents a Dino Dini Game: Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival (Dino Dini): 12 September
The revived arcade football series appears on PC in September. Sensi was always better though. Sorry folks, just true facts.
PES 2018 (Konami): 14 September
Should be worth watching on PC this year, as Konami have promised a proper version at long last. Has 4K support, and uses Nvidia’s Ansel.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Larian): 14 September
Larian’s sequel to the acclaimed Original Sin will be leaving Early Access in September. Expect another rich, systems-heavy RPG with more modes of play than you can shake a Dungeon Master’s staff at.
Oriental Empires (Shining Pixel Studios): 14 September
Turn-based strategy that begins in the Bronze Age of China. Develop your cities, go to war in plan-and-execute battles.
Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider (Arkane): 15 September
Stand-alone title where you play as Billie Lurk and, as the name suggests, go after the Outsider. Hopefully the Void engine will work better on PC this time around.
NBA 2K18 (Take-Two): 18 September
The annual basketball release will hopefully contain the regulated amounts of slams and jams.
City of Brass (Uppercut): 18 September
Former Irrational Australia devs are working on this first-person rogue-lite title that looks like it’ll have a spot of Dark Messiah combat.
Atomega (Ubisoft Reflections): 19 September
Eight-player arena multiplayer with evolving cuboid combatants.
ECHO (Ultra Ultra): 19 September
Third-person title in which the enemies are echoes of you. If you act stealthy, they’ll get stealthier. Go violent, and they’ll do the same. From former IO Interactive employees.
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (Capcom): 19 September
At last, your chance to see Iron Man punch Mega Man in the face (or the other way around).
Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad): 22 September
More cars, more tracks, and more weather conditions promised in this VR/4K supported sequel.
SteamWorld Dig 2 (Image & Form): 22 September
Further robotic mining adventures in Image & Form’s SteamWorld universe.
HOB (Runic Games): 26 September
Runic Games move away from the ARPG with HOB which is a beautiful looking action adventure.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Spike Chunsoft): 26 September
More unfortunate children embroiled in a murder plot and put on trial inside a school by a deranged bear. You know, the usual.
Ruiner(Reikon Game): 26 September
A brutal cyberpunk action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok.
Total War: Warhammer 2 (Creative Assembly): 28 September
A new continent and four new races (High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, Skaven) will be on the way later this year. You’ll be able to join the two games up into a mega-campaign too, but that capability is due after launch.
FIFA 18 (EA Sports): 29 September
The annual edition of FIFA has Ronaldo leading the marketing charge this time. Everybody’s getting ‘FUT Icons’, including PC, but as always its best to wait and see how this version of the game actually plays.
Cuphead (Studio MDHR): 29 September
Delightfully terrifying run-and-gun platformer based on the mightily fucked up cartoons of the 1930s. Many bosses are promised, as are many nightmares (probably.) Cuphead has lost a bet with the devil (which I guess explains a few things,) and must make amends. Two player co-op is an option as well, so you can share the whole alarming ordeal with a friend.
Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10): 3 October – Windows 10 only
The latest in the Forza line has dynamic weather and lots of Porsches (thanks to a new licensing deal).
Steve Jackson’s Ogre (Steve Jackson Games): 5 October
The old tabletop game about mega-tanks comes to PC.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Monolith): 10 October
Monolith is once again developing the sequel, which features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor. Players will “go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron”. Now due in October.
The Evil Within 2 (Tango Gameworks): 13 October
Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks (and Sebastian Castellanos) return for another trip inside a bizarre, twisted world of horror.
WWE 2K18 (2K): 17 October
Pull on the lycra and jump around the rinfg with some sweaty wrestlers as WWE comes ot the PC on the same day as consoles.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole (Ubisoft): 17 October
South Park: The Stick of Truth got stuck in mid-publisher limbo for a while after the THQ bankruptcy and purchase by Ubisoft, but things should go a little smoother for The Fractured but Whole. Uh, so to speak. Matt and Trey will be heavily involved once again, so the change from Obsidian to an internal Ubisoft development studio shouldn’t have any significant effect on the writing. This time, the South Park kids are playing (and arguing about) super-heroes. Delayed quite a few times, but now definitely coming in October. Probably.
ELEX (Piranha Bytes): 17 October
The creators of the Gothic series are moving into sci-fi RPG territory with this upcoming title. Magic and technology, fantasy and sci-fi, reason and emotion, all collide as multiple factions all have their own designs on the element of ‘Elex’.
Rogue Trooper Redux(Rebellion): 17 October
The remaster comes with remastered character, weapons, vehicles, and cinematics. The game will also feature new special effects, dynamic lighting, and higher fidelity geometry.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Microsoft Studios): 19 October – Windows 10 only
Microsoft is remastering Age of Empires with larger unit limits, 4K support, and all that good stuff. Unfortunately they’re restricting it to Windows 10, which isn’t very “definitive”.
Destiny 2 (Bungie): 24 October
Bungie’s loot-centric multiplayer shooter, now in PC-o-vision. Will not launch on 8 September with the console versions. It’ll be 24 October instead.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (Machine Games): 27 October
Kill even more Nazis; this time in America! Luckily, there are no bad locations in which to kill Nazis.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft): 27 October
Adventures in Egypt from the developers of Black Flag.
Rugby 2018 (Bigben/Eko Soptware) 24 October
The next rugby game installment is coming to the PC. We’re hoping this latest rugby game can bring the sport to life as previous installments have been lacklustre.