Top 6 Games of September - Article

By Craig Snow, August 29, 2012
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Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Release date: 11th September



Not one but two major fighting games are set to release in September. First up is the latest instalment in the Tekken series: Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It's the only game on this month's list that we haven't had a chance to go hands-on with at any of the recent game conventions/shows, so it's a bit of an unknown quantity to us despite being almost a year old in Japanese arcades. Nonetheless, with such a pedigree behind it we're expecting Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to kick things off nicely.

 

Borderlands 2
Release date: 18th September

Borderlands surprised many back in 2009, when Gearbox Software’s unique mix of tight, first-person shooter gameplay mixed with RPG elements, quirky visuals and a plethora of unique, randomly-generated guns turned it into one of the surprise hits of the year. Now, almost three years later, Gearbox is back with Borderlands 2, along with four new classes, new features, and, of course, more guns.

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Dead or Alive 5
Release date: 25th September



Seven years is a long time in gaming. In the fighting game community, it’s almost an eternity. In the time since Team Ninja’s 2005 release of Dead or Alive 4, the fighting genre has seen a huge resurgence. With heavy hitters such as Super Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and SoulCalibur V on the market, can Dead or Alive 5 stand out after such a long absence from the fighting game scene? If our hands-on time with the game at this year’s E3 is any indication, then the answer is an enthusiastic yes.

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LittleBigPlanet Vita
Release date: 25th September



The LittleBigPlanet franchise makes yet another appearance on a Sony console. This time it's the PS Vita's turn for some Sackboy loving. LittleBigPlanet Vita is set to be just as immersive and creative as the original console release, but with an added emphasis on gyroscopic and touch gaming that should make for a uniquely charming experience.

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FIFA 13
Release date: 25th September



Now, before you all groan about us including a yearly sports title, hear us out. The mainline FIFA franchise features some of the most highly rated sports titles of the generation so far. And FIFA 13 is set to introduce five big changes to the game, as Gameplay Producer Aaron McHardy outlined for us in an interview in June, so this isn't just a phoned-in cash-cow.

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World of WarCraft: Mists of Pandaria
Release date: 25th September



Awww, pandas! Everyone loves pandas! And Blizzard could do with some loving too, after the - in this writer's opinion justified - backlash they received for Diablo III. Blizzard will be hoping to re-capture their magical golden touch, which has been absent for (if we're being honest) about 8 years now.

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