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News - Game Release Dates In September 2018: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Game Release Dates In September 2018: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC

September has officially arrived, and with it comes a new slate of games for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and even 3DS. While most of this year's big holiday releases are reserved for October and November, this month is still filled with some exciting new games across each platform. Along with marquee titles like Dragon Quest XI and Spider-Man, this month sees the official Xbox One release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, while sports fans have the latest installments in NBA Live and FIFA to look forward to.

September is also home to a couple of major DLC releases. First is Destiny 2's Taken King-sized expansion, Forsaken, which introduces Gambit mode, new enemies, story missions, and a wealth of other content to the shooter. Switch's massive JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2 also receives its own sizable story expansion, Torna: The Golden Country, this month, which chronicles the downfall of the eponymous country 500 years before the events of the main game.

That's only scratching the surface of all the games September has to offer. You can see a list of the biggest releases for each platform this month below. For a broader look at all of the major titles coming throughout the rest of the year, be sure to check out our complete list of game release dates in 2018.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4, PC) -- September 4

September kicks off with the release of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, the latest chapter in Square Enix's storied RPG franchise. This installment brings the series back to its roots following its detour into MMO territory with the Japan-exclusive Dragon Quest X, boasting a traditional turn-based battle system, a charming, ragtag cast of characters, and an endearing story, accentuated by new features like monster riding the Zone and Link systems.

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Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) -- September 7

Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac's highly anticipated Spider-Man game arrives exclusively on PS4 on September 7. This interpretation of the comic book hero takes place in an original, standalone universe separate from the comic series and puts players in the shoes of a more experienced, confident Spider-Man as he defends New York from a cabal of some of his most iconic villains, including Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, and Silver Sable.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, Xbox One, PC) -- September 14

The third--and darkest--chapter in Lara Croft's rebooted origin story, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, releases on September 14. Picking up several months after Rise of the Tomb Raider, this installment sees Croft venturing through the jungles of Central and South America to stop a Mayan apocalypse she inadvertently triggered. During her journey, she'll visit Paititi, the largest hub area in a Tomb Raider game to date, and be able to employ more stealthy techniques to hunt the villainous Trinity.

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Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) -- September 27

The first installment in Dontnod's next episodic adventure, Life Is Strange 2, arrives on September 27. Unlike the previous Life Is Strange and its prequel series, Before the Storm, Life Is Strange 2 follows brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz as they flee to Mexico following a life-changing encounter with the police. Dontnod promises the game will offer even more branching choices, and some of the decisions players make in the free spin-off, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, will also carry over.

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Full September Release Schedule

GamePlatformRelease Date
Destiny 2 Forsaken DLCPS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 4
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgePS4September 4
PlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsXbox OneSeptember 4
Immortal: UnchainedPS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 7
NBA Live 19PS4, Xbox OneSeptember 7
SNK Heroines: Tag Team FrenzyPS4, SwitchSeptember 7
Spider-ManPS4September 7
Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corp and White Dog Squad3DSSeptember 7
NBA 2K19PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchSeptember 11
BastionSwitchSeptember 13
Wasteland 2: Directors CutSwitchSeptember 13
Shadow of the Tomb RaiderPS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 14
Light FingersSwitchSeptember 14
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country DLCSwitchSeptember 21
Valkyria Chronicles 4PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchSeptember 25
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2PS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchSeptember 25
Life Is Strange 2 -- Episode 1PS4, Xbox One, PCSeptember 27
TowerfallSwitchSeptember 27
Dragon Ball FighterZSwitchSeptember 28
FIFA 19PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Switch, PCSeptember 28

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