Autumn’s here: lots of early evenings, no need to work in the garden or sit outside till late. Nope, time to unashamedly spend evenings gaming! We have had a lot of great September releases. If you need a reminder, then check out last months’ list.
You will perhaps notice that not all games to be released are on here. Alternatively you will see games that the big gaming sites don’t mention. These are the games that we are taking notice of, and if given half a chance, you can expect reviews for most of them!
October 1- October 8
80 Days (October 1)
The famous game by Inkle, the people behind the Sorcerer games. This is a steampunk adventure taking place in 1872 where Phileas Fogg has wagered that he can travel around the world in 80 days. A clock that never stops while you choose your route and your vehicle.
Lanternium (October 1)
This is a puzzle adventure game where you have to help the mighty Raccoon overcome many obstacles and labyrinths. Set in the fantastic world, this game is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. ChamZen reviewed the game, here’s her review.
fault – milestone one (October 3)
Experience the story of a princess named Selphine and her Royal Guardian Ritona in this adventure game. When a sudden assault devastates their homeland of Rughzenhaide, the two are forced to escape… but somehow end up teleported into an unknown forest full of vegetation they don’t recognize. Where are they, and who attacked them? Can they make it home?
Candleman (October 3)
Candleman is an action adventure story entwined with low-light gameplay. Acting as a little candle who can burn for only 10 seconds, players will venture through unsettling darkness. Struggle to overcome obstacles based on the mechanics of light and shadow. Explore a wide range of enchanted environments while seeking distant light. Unveil the hidden treasure that concerns us all.
The TINY BANG STORY (October 4)
Life on Tiny Planet was calm and carefree until a great disaster occurred – Tiny Planet was hit by a meteor! The world fell apart and now its future depends only on you! Use your imagination and creativity: in order to restore Tiny Planet and help its inhabitants, you will have to fix a variety of machines and mechanisms as well as solve puzzles in each of the five chapters of this game.
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (October 8)
Humanity has been shattered by invading Daemons from another realm. To reclaim their home, an unlikely fellowship of heroes will band together to spark a fiery revolution. You can expect a review of this HD remake of the 3DS game on the site soon! Find our review here.
A Winter’s Daydream (October 8)
A boy returns to his countryside home after spending half a year in the city, only to discover the unimaginable: his elderly grandmother has somehow transformed into a young girl again (I’ll have what she’s having, lol!) A review for the game should be on the site soon! Find our review here.
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (October 8)
The Trine series with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince! The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief are joined together once again on a thrilling quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes teeming with danger.
We have reviewed Trine 1, 2 and 3 before, so if you want to read what to expect, you can find them here: Trine: Enchanted Edition (Switch) Review and Review Trine 2: Complete Story (Switch)plus Trine 3: Artifact of Power Review
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair ( October 8)
Yooka and Laylee are back in a new adventure where they must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair!
October 9 – October 15
Mistover (October 9)
”MIST-ical’ RPG with expeditions for finding the key to survival. Choose your next step wisely and keep in mind that your every move will change the future. Create your own ‘Corps’ and explore through various regions in the Pillar of Despair. Find our review here.
Mable & The Wood (October 10)
- In Mable and the Wood, players control a resurrected girl, who according to prophecy, is set-apart to save a dying world. According to the Steam page for the game, it’s a Metroidvania style game where you hunt down massive beasts and, upon destroying them, shapeshift into their forms in order to use their powers to save or destroy the world. Players with less violent intent can find secret paths to complete Mable without killing anything, including bosses. Now that last bit sounds intriguing to me!
Doraemon Story of Seasons (October 11)
The first Story of Seasons game to appear on the Switch! Now we all know and love the Story of Seasons games, and a crossover with Doraemon should prove interesting. When I read the game is being developed by Studio Brownies (together with Marvelous) I was instantly in. You see, Studio Brownies also made Egglia: the Legend of the Redcap for mobile a couple of years ago. Lovely art style. Let’s see what they have made of this farming sim. Read a bit more about the background here.
Plus, we made some cool guides that you can find here.
Eyes of Ara (October 15)
This is a puzzle adventure where you explore a vast, mysterious castle riddled with secret vaults and hidden rooms. A mysterious signal has begun broadcasting from somewhere within the ancient halls. Something inside the castle has awoken, and someone needs to venture inside to discover the truth. You can expect a review for the game on LadiesGamers! Find our review here.
October 16 – October 22
Little Town Hero (October 16)
This is GameFreak’s (best known for Pokémon) latest IP. The townsfolk obey the rule of never leaving town, however monsters start to attack. It appears to use a unique rpg combat system, and you can move around the map to gain advantages in combat. Little Town Hero features music by Undertale creator Toby Fox. Find our review here.
Stranded Sails (October 17)
Just the kind of sim game we love: ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago where your adventure spans a vast open-world full of adventure and discovery. Your goal is to “Fuse elements such as farming, crafting, cooking, and exploration… to build a ship and escape the island with the rest of your crew.”
Find our review here.
Plus, we made a beginners guide for the game, that you can find here.
Ring Fit Adventure (October 18)
Nintendo is back with a fitness game! The package will include the game, one Ring-Con, and leg strap. The game looks fun and appears to have some depth. Better get my leotard out of the mothballs.
Megaquarium (October 18)
In Megaquarium you are not only building a single aquarium, but you are essentially managing a full public place for visitors to come by and learn more about the fish you showcase. You have full control over the creative side in your aquarium as well. Place fish tanks and fill them with the fish and decorations items of your choice.
Destiny Connect: Tick Tock Travellers (October 22)
Join Sherry and her friends in this heartfelt RPG adventure through time as they unveil the mystery behind why time has stopped in their beloved town of Clocknee.
Find our review here.
October 23 – October 31
Cat Quest II (October 24)
This is a 2D open-world action-RPG set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. Under threat from a continuing war between the cats of Felingard and the advancing dogs of the Lupus Empire, CAT QUEST II tells the tail of two kings, brought together against their will, on a journey of paw-some discovery to reclaim their thrones.
Atelier Ryza (October 29 US, November 1 EU)
As always in most every Atelier game, it is the story of a girl and her friends who are about to become adults, discovering what is most important to them. And what I like most is that Atelier games make a good combination of RPG, crafting and storytelling. A review for the game will be posted on the site.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 (October 31)
This title hardly needs an introductions. Fans have been eagerly awaiting this Halloween release.
Luigi embarks on a dream vacation with Mario and friends upon receiving an invitation to a luxurious hotel. However, his dream quickly becomes a nightmare when King Boo reveals everything had been a ploy to capture Mario and friends. With the assistance of Professor E. Gadd once again, the reluctant and cowardly hero Luigi traverses up and down treacherous floors of the now-ominous hotel on a quest to save them.