September is almost here. While many people think the summer is the best time for video games, the Fall is quickly becoming the most exciting time of the year. More and more gamers get together at conventions, tweet about their favorite upcoming titles, and anticipate the new devices that will be on the horizon. This means it’s time to start thinking about getting your new video game consoles ready and buying all the games you’re going to play on them.
The gaming industry is always churning out new and exciting games throughout the year, but certain times of the year feature a bigger selection of upcoming releases. Though it’s true that you can always find good games throughout the year, there are a few which will be particularly worth getting excited for as the weather gets colder.
Video games are one of the most exciting forms of entertainment today. With modern video game consoles and their online capabilities, they provide countless hours of entertainment and education. The gaming community is anxiously awaiting the release of the hottest games around. It’s always exciting to see what new and exciting games will be released in the Fall.
Though it’s true that you can always find good games throughout the year, there are a few which will be particularly worth getting excited for as the weather gets colder. Some people find it hard to decide which video game to buy or if you’re a veteran gamer, the sheer amount of new releases every year can be a little overwhelming, so we sorted through the noise to bring you the best new games you’ll want to keep an eye out for in the Fall. Here are three games you should look forward to playing.
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
The Super Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit tournament has already been announced as a YouTube series. It will feature eight of the top players (chosen by a public voting process) from around the world competing in a sixteen-player tournament in a custom arena. The top two players from each of the first two tournaments will make up the leaderboard, while the rest will have to fight their way through a “winner takes all” battle royale.
It is a game that’s a locally run, entirely fan-made Mario Kart tournament series that’s been getting bigger and bigger every year. (Check out the reel from last year’s race!) This year’s race will be held in a brand new location: the parking lot of a large shopping mall in the heart of Brooklyn. The lot itself is a bit of a trip. This is the first year that the series is being held at this particular location, but it’s been the scene of organized races in one form or another since the 80s when it was still a factory.
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
As you may recall, last month, we reported on an upcoming Crash Bandicoot game being developed by Traveller’s Tales, the company behind the LEGO video games. We’re happy to say that the game Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About time will be released later this year. Judging by the game’s trailer, which you can watch above, the game won’t stray too far from the original trilogy and will include the same basic mechanics: players will fight enemies, jump over gaps, and most importantly, collect boxes.
- Star Wars: Squadrons
There’s no denying that Star Wars: The Old Republic is a fun game to play, but most of its story is locked away in the form of cutscenes—which you can’t do much in other than watch. But now, The Old Republic is about to get a free-to-play mobile game set in the same universe, which is called Star Wars: Squadrons.
The game features both PvP and PvE content and is set during the Galactic Civil War. The game involves players constructing a squadron of starfighters from various Star Wars eras and fighting battles to level up their squadron and earn new ships and upgrades. This game is available for Android, iOS, and Windows.
There you have it, folks! Three games that you should start looking forward to in Fall.