Biggest New Games of September 2020: It’s Remasterin’ (and Stadia) Time

BREAKING: Stadia actually gets games this month!

Marvel's Avengers
Marvel's Avengers

As I write this, there are 122 days left in the hellscape we have come to know as 2020. 122 more days of pain, 122 more days of disappointment, 122 more days of people mentioning how bad 2020 is. But at least we have some new games to play.

September 2020 sees the video game release schedule kicking back into life after a slow couple of months, September also continuing the build towards the price and release date reveal of both next-gen consoles. It’s one of the strongest months of the year, one that shows that current-gen still has some life left in her yet while also likely being the month when we finally, finally find out what we need to know about the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Here’s what you need to know about the biggest new games releasing on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch this September. Spoilers: it’s the month of remasters and Stadia, if you can believe it.


September 2020 Release Schedule

Crusader Kings IIIPCSeptember 1st
Marvel's AvengersPC, PS4, XB1, StadiaSeptember 4th
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 PC, PS4, XB1, StadiaSeptember 4th
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-ReckoningPC, PS4, XB1September 8th
PES 2021 Season UpdatePC, PS4, XB1September 15th
Spelunky 2PS4September 15th
WWE 2K BattlegroundsPC, PS4, XB1, NS, StadiaSeptember 18th
Crysis Remastered PC, PS4, XB1September 18th
Serious Sam 4PC, StadiaSeptember 24th
Mafia: Definitive EditionPC, PS4, XB1, StadiaSeptember 25th
The Walking Dead: OnslaughtPCVR, PSVRSeptember 29th
Baldur's Gate 3PC, StadiaSeptember 30th

Check out a few select picks for the games you should be checking out this month down below.


Crusader Kings III | September 1st

Crusader Kings 3
Crusader Kings 3

Developer: Paradox Interactive
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Platform(s): PC

I’ve been waiting years for this. Years. Few series in this world are capable of destroying your life quite like Crusader Kings, and it looks like its third instalment may threaten to make you allergic to sunlight — and also keep a close eye on your family.

A grand epic in which you control your dynasty as a nice or naughty leader, Crusader Kings III is going to consume your life as you beat back traitors (including your own children), maintain a happy court, and try to expand your kingdom throughout the centuries. Just take me now, you Galactus of video games.


Marvel’s Avengers | September 4th

Marvel's Avengers
Marvel’s Avengers

Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform(s): PC, PS4, XB1, Stadia

One of 2020’s most polarising games based on how its beta went down, Marvel’s Avengers releases this September in a bit of an interesting spot with platform exclusive content and questionable paid early access. But it sure is pretty.

Having played the beta, Marvel’s Avengers is shaping up to be a fun enough live service release that features a decent single-player campaign as well as the expected grind for online play. Keep your eyes peeled for our thoughts on the finished product.

Oh, it’s also out on September 1st for those who pay more, so that’s where we’re at these days.


Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 | September 4th

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Developer: Vicarious Visions, Neversoft
Publisher: Activision
Platform(s): PC, PS4, XB1

Just about the only thing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 has to do is be better than the fifth game. As long as it is an actually playable game that modernises some of the original games’ aged quirks, it should be an absolute hit.

Along with updated visuals, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will also contemporise the iconic soundtracks of both games, blending the classics and the newest hits into one mega compilation. Activision, despite all their faults, seem to know what fans want from their remakes, so here’s hoping this bundle delivers.


Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning | September 8th

Kingdoms of Amalur
Kingdoms of Amalur

Developer: 38 Studios, Big Huge Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platform(s): PC, PS4, XB1

THQ Nordic, the king of the unexpected remaster, strike again this month with the superbly named Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, an update of the cult classic RPG that was mired in controversy. It’s not usual for a game to get in a legal battle with an American state, let’s just say that.

Re-Reckoning isn’t a grand overhaul of the original game, it featuring noticeable visual improvements and a few quality of life tweaks. This remaster is instead a great chance for new players to discover this weird, wild gem for the first time.


Spelunky 2 | September 15th

Spelunky 2
Spelunky 2

Developer: Mossmouth, BlitWorks
Publisher: Mossmouth
Platform(s): PS4

Curiously launching as a timed PS4 exclusive, Spelunky 2 is the follow-up to one of the most beloved indie games of all time that also seems to have been in the works since the beginning of time.

Spelunky 2 will see you descending into deep caverns on the hunt for precious loot, picking up playable friends and harassing shopkeepers along the way. The developers promise an even more misanthropic adventure than before, so strap in for pain.


WWE 2K Battlegrounds | September 18th

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Roster
WWE 2K Battlegrounds Roster

Developer: Saber Interactive
Publisher: 2K
Platform(s): PC, PS4, XB1, NS, Stadia

Everyone knows about the many failures of WWE 2K20 by now, it being such a disaster that Visual Concepts are focusing on a full release next year with no mainline release this year. Enter WWE 2K Battlegrounds to plug that gap.

Developed by Saber Interactive, who have a reputation for saving the day, Battlegrounds is an arcade brawler that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Featuring power-ups, ridiculous movies, and alligators, this may be a PS2 throwback that surprises some people this month.


Serious Sam 4 | September 24th

Serious Sam 4
Serious Sam 4

Developer: Croteam
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Platform(s): PC, Stadia

While we can question why it’s coming to Stadia and not consoles this month, there’s one thing about Serious Sam 4 that we know for certain: it will be loud, dumb fun that packs the screen with baddies to make go dead.

The first true Serious Sam game for many years, the minds behind the great Talos Principle are behind this new sequel and they’re promising all manner of destruction as you play as Sam “Serious” Stone and his commandos. It doesn’t look visually amazing, but anyone after “DOOM but more” might gel with this FPS.


Baldur’s Gate 3 | September 30th

Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3

Developer: Larian Studios
Publisher: Larian Studios
Platform(s): PC, Stadia

We rarely ever include early access games on our monthly games schedule coverage, but considering this will be the first Baldur’s Gate entry in an absurd amount of years and that it’s already looking like being a smash hit, we will make an exception.

Developed by the guys behind the critically adored Divinity franchise, Baldur’s Gate 3 has already had a little bit of criticism from some fans for looking too similar to Divinity itself. Considering how that franchise offers some of the best RPG action of all time, we’re personally fine with the similarity.

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