The rest of the 2014 in gaming: September

It's the second day of Spring, and to be honest, the rain's made it a bit grim. But today's showers won't compare to Summer videogame deluge that's about to begin. Here's a couple of games to keep your eyes out for in September.

By Alex Choros

It's the second day of Spring, and to be honest, the rain's made it a bit grim. But today's showers won't compare to Summer videogame deluge that's about to begin. Here's a couple of games to keep your eyes out for in September.

Dance Central: Spotlight
September 2
Xbox One

Dance Central: Spotlight is the fourth entry in the Dance Central franchise, and is being released today exclusively for Xbox One. The biggest difference is that Spotlight is a download only title (for AUD$13.45) and ships with just 10 songs out of the box, well, cloud. Instead, users are free to purchase individual tracks so that they're not stuck with that unplayed and neglected Selena Gomez song. The first three Dance Centrals were all fantastic party games, so I'd be very surpised if the same didn't hold true for Spotlight. Just add a couple of drink and you've got an instant night-long party!

Destiny
September 9
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Destiny is one of my most anticipated games of the year. Developed by Halo-creators Bungie, Destiny takes it's predecessor's tight shooting mechanics and mashes them with a huge online multiplayer RPG. To top it off, the game's world looks stunning. Based on my time with the beta, the next generation of console games will truly start with Destiny.

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes
September 18
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows

Disney Infinity 2.0 expands on the toy-based franchise with the addition of superheroes from Marvel's universe. The game's main campaign is split up into three separate plots: one centred on The Avengers, one focusing on Spider-Man and one based on Guardians of the Galaxy. While I haven't tried the original, the geek in me does kind of want to pick-up Infinity 2.0 just to play as Iron Man.

Wasteland 2
September 19
Windows, Mac, Linux

Wasteland 2 is a Kickstarter-funded sequel to the 1988 cult classic role-playing game, Wasteland. The game features tactical turn-based combat, and promises to provide players with multiple solutions to every problem they encounter and a morality system that actually effects the world. Wasteland 2 is bound to provide endless hours of post-apocalyptic gameplay.

FIFA 15
September 23
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Windows

FIFA 15 is the latest iteration of the annualised football franchise, and is being released on pretty much every platform under the sun. Advanced artificial intelligence, smarter goalkeepers and improved team management are among the new features available.

Hyrule Warriors
September 26
Wii U

Hyrule Warriors is certainly one of Nintendo's most surprising projects – a crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. The game takes Dynasty Warriors' hack-n-slash mechanics and plonks them straight into the world of Zelda. While Hyrule Warriors features a much greater emphasis on combat, players will also be able to control other characters aside from Link, including Zelda, Sheik, Midna, and Princess Ruto. Fan service at its best! p>

Forza Horizon 2
September 30
Xbox One, Xbox 360

Forza Horizon 2 is an open-world racer slated to pack an incredible amount of content. Aside from new dynamic weather systems and a day-to-night cycle, the game will feature over 200 cars, three times the driveable area of Forza Horizon and a soundtrack with over 150 songs!

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
September 30
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows

Shadow of Mordor is a new story set in the Lord of the Rings universe, set between the Hobbit and the Fellowship of the Ring. Players take the roll of a ranger known as Talion killed by Sauron's army, then revived with "wraith-like abilities" to exact revenge. Shadow of Mordor is a third-person, open world action role-roleplaying game set, unsurprisingly, in Mordor. The game's combat is said to be similar to that featured in the Batman Arkham series.

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