Most Anticipated Games for September 2013

Very front heavy month with a giant mid-month release

The month of September is a little front heavy with my most anticipated release as there are three games I have an interest in picking up each of this week and the next. The biggest release of the month, Grand Theft Auto 5, comes out in mid-month, with only one other game of interest following it. Keep reading to see what games I am most looking forward to this month in chronological order of their release date.

Rayman Legends

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Ever since Rayman Legends was delayed earlier this year to make it multiplatform, I have been awaiting the game’s release. It looks to be one of the best platformers in recent years, and has been sounding better and better with the additions to the game as a result of the delay. Even though the delay allowed for the game to be put on other platforms, I am still planning on getting the game for the Wii U due to the extra features it has available. After the fantastic Rayman Origins, there is little doubt that the game will be one to own, and that’s why I can’t wait to get my hands on it on September 3.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

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As a fan of the Dead or Alive series, I of course had to pick up Dead or Alive 5 last September when it was released. It was another great entry in the series, that I’ve had a lot of fun with over the last year. With the trend of re-releases of fighting games occurring pretty often over the years, this game’s release comes to no one’s surprise. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate takes come cues from the Playstation Vita release Dead or Alive 5 Plus, such as allowing you to change the music in game to other songs from the series’ past. The game adds an additional five playable fighters that were not in the original release of the game while having a total of 231 costumes available on disc, a big increase from the first release. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be available for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on September 3.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

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Coming less than a month after the remake of another classic Disney title in Ducktales, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse has a lot to live up to. The original game was released for the Sega Genesis in 1990 and like many Disney titles at the time, was very well received. Having played through the game in the last few years, I was very excited when I first heard that the game was going to be receiving an HD remake. I honestly had kind of forgotten about the game over the last couple months due to lack of information on it, but I got hyped all over again when it received a release date a few weeks ago. I am really hoping this one does well so we will get a chance to see the sequels in the series get an HD remake in the future. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be available on September 3 for Playstation 3, followed by a release on September 4 for Xbox 360 and PC.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

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This is a game I’ve been looking forward to ever since the day it was announced. I’ve been a fan of the Kingdom Hearts series since the beginning and have always wanted to play the more feature filled Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, which has never been available in the US prior to this release. The graphics are much improved from the Playstation 2 release of the original, as well as for Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. The game also includes an exclusive movie-like version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which was originally released for the Nintendo DS. This is one of the features I am most excited to see in the game. With the long wait for Kingdom Hearts III, I seem to make yearly playthroughs of the series, and I think this game is the best way to start it when I get a chance to play it when it releases on September 10, exclusively for Playstation 3.

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Dean James


Long time gamer of varying genres. You can find me on Twitter @DJamesSC. If you are up for some online gaming, feel free to add me at TheNight (PS3), InDarkestNight (360), and FalconSabre (Wii U).

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