This game is probably the one I know the least about on the list, but that’s because of how strange and unique the title appears to be. With the game’s announcement last year, many have been intrigued by the fact that the game is being handled directly by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan. The gameplay is focused around the main character Kutaro’s ability to lose and replace his head, each of which have different abilities that you can use. Kutaro’s primary weapon is his scissors that you can use to cut obstacles that may get in the way. The Playstation 3 does not have too many exclusives coming out prior to the release of the Playstation 4, so Puppeteer is definitely one to watch out for if you own a Playstation 3, especially at a cheaper than usual price of $39.99. Puppeteer will be available on September 10 exclusively for Playstation 3.
Hockey is a sport that I’ve never quite been able to connect to over the years unlike others. However, EA Sport’s releases in the franchise have been a lot of fun to play with friends in the past. With the addition of two new physics engine, one focused on player collision and the other on the fighting aspect of the games, this year’s edition of the game looks prime to be the most realistic version of the game yet. NHL 14 will be available on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on September 10.
The Wonderful 101
There are many reasons why I have had my eye on The Wonderful 101 for quite awhile now. The game is being developed by Platinum Games, who has a very solid track record over the last few years. The bigger reason is due to the game’s director Hideki Kamiya, who has directed a few of my favorite games in the past, including Viewtiful Joe and Okami. The Wonderful 101 seems almost to be a spiritual successor to Viewtiful Joe in style, but features much different gameplay. The game allows you to control a horde of superheroes as you go through a number of different levels. I’m very curious to see how the Wii U exclusive utilizes the GamePad when it is released on September 15.
Grand Theft Auto 5
What can you even really say about this game that hasn’t already been said? It’s the next big release in the Grand Theft Auto franchise that fans have been awaiting for years. The time between Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5 is the largest in the series’ history, and that has made the anticipation grow even larger. The game is one of the last remaining multiplatform AAA releases that, at least at this time, will not be coming to next generation consoles. Rather than focusing on one specific protagonist, Grand Theft Auto 5 makes a change by following three protagonists that you will be switching between as you play through the game. With a overworld map that is supposed to be the biggest in the series by far, I absolutely cannot wait to pick up this game when it comes out September 17 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
As with hockey as mentioned above, soccer has never been a sport I’ve followed much in the past. I typically don’t keep up with the sport too often outside of the big tournaments such as the World Cup. However, the FIFA franchise has always been a consistent product year after year that allows me to enjoy the sport, which I have trouble doing just watching. The variety of game modes, including the now revamped career mode, makes me very interested in picking up the game when it releases on September 24 for most every system besides the Wii U.