Summer is almost over; as we settle into the chillier season, it’s time to think about all those games we will bundle up under blankets and play. Some are spooky, some are cozy, some are packed for endless exploration, and some are filled with finishing moves that will make even the most formidable fighters squeamish. Check out September’s most anticipated video games. Which ones are on your must-play list, and which did we miss?

RELATED: GGA’s Most Anticipated Video Games Dropping in 2023


Our first most anticipated video game for September is one we have been waiting years to explore. Bethesda has been teasing Starfield for years, and now we finally have our chance to see what the fuss is all about. For the first time in 25 years, they are coming out with an entirely new world set in 2330, where people have taken to the stars to explore. Players can create any character they want to take out into the universe and tell their story.

Starfield releases on September 6, 2023, for PC through Steam and Xbox Series X/S.

Fae Farm

The advertising for Fae Farm has been nonstop on my little corner of the internet, and now I cannot wait for it to drop. Escape to the world of Fae Farm and create your own cozy home in the enchanted world of Azoria. As you nurture and grow your homestead, you’ll get to meet charming characters, foster deep relationships and discover ways to infuse magic into everything you do. Customize your character, master the arts of crafting, cooking, potion-making and discover so much more.

Fae Farm drops on September 8, 2023, to PC through Steam and Nintendo Switch.

RELATED: Take Another Cross-Country Road Trip Inspired by Video Games

Mortal Kombat 1

The rebirth of one of our favorite combat games is here. September brings Warner Bros Games and NetherRealm Studio’s Mortal Kombat 1. Take to the arena to fight as your favorite characters within the franchise and experience a new fighting system, game modes and tons of new fatalities. Because, really, we all play for those sweet fatality scenes. In our eyes, this is the perfect time to introduce new players to the fandom while dragging old-time fans kicking and screaming.

Mortal Kombat 1 drops September 19, 2023, on PC through Steam, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and the Nintendo Switch.

Paleo Pines

 We have been waiting patiently all year for Paleo Pines to come out. It’s a charming island life-sim game that features friendly dinosaurs, quirky townsfolk and a mysterious past to uncover. Befriend dinos and enlist their help to fix up your ranch and farm crops to create your cozy dino sanctuary. 

Paleo Pines will be coming out for PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on September 26, 2023.

RELATED: Love free games? Check out F2P Friday for your next one!

Lies of P

Neowiz’s Lies of P is a souls-like action RPG that takes the story of Pinocchio and spins it on his head with a Belle Epoque era backdrop. Players take control of a puppet created by Geppetto as they explore the plagued city of Krat. As players explore, mysteries and secrets arise, leading to untold horrors. The RPG system allows players to adjust their character’s abilities and weapons to fit their playstyle, making this something everyone will enjoy.

Lies of P launches on September 19, 2023, on PC through Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Mineko’s Night Market

Gamers have been waiting years for Mineko’s Night Market to come out, but now the wait is almost over. This month, we will finally have a chance to uncover the secrets behind the town and restore the struggling village to its former glory. The life simulator is inspired by Japanese culture. It will have the player doing daily activities like completing various jobs, venturing on whimsical quests, and crafting peculiar items in preparation for the weekly Night Market. 

Mineko’s Night Market will open for business on September 26, 2023, for PC through Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

This article was originally published on 8/26/23.

Review: MORTAL KOMBAT 1 PS5 Beta Access

Catch Me