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September Gaming Releases

Video Games Gaming

These are the top games to look forward to coming up this month.

First up is Gears 5, developed by The Coalition. The fifth installment in the long-running third-person shooter series Gears of War and direct sequel to Gears of War 4. 

In this installment, the main character Kait Diaz, an outsider of locust descent, is looking to uncover the origins and secrets of the locust and her family. JD Fenix, protagonist of Gears of War 4, will return to aid Kait in finding out about her family and her descendants.

In addition to the single-player campaign, Gears 5 offers three-player local split screen and online co-op. Gears 5 will be released on Sept. 6 on Xbox Game Pass and on Sept. 10 on Xbox One and PC.

Now, for the basketball fans. NBA 2K20 is the latest installment in the NBA 2K series developed by Visual Concepts. This year’s version of 2K is full of new features, new historic teams and for the first time ever in 2K, the WNBA will be playable. The new historic teams include the 1-3 comeback Cavaliers, the lob city Clippers and a few other surprises.

In 2K20, the customization of your MyPlayer will be much improved as they do not limit you nearly as much as in previous 2K’s. Allowing the player to choose from a multitude of archetypes, from being a deadeye three-point shooter to a flashy highflyer.

The Neighborhood is much improved from previous renditions, this time having seasonal themes as the year goes along and even more events to participate in with MyPlayer. 

2K has also made improvements to the MyTeam game mode, making it more of a grind to get the rarer cards in the game. NBA 2K20 is releasing on Sept. 6 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and IOS.   

Back to the shooters, Borderlands 3, an action RPG first-person shooter and the fourth main installment of the Borderlands series. Developed by Gearbox Software, the sequel to 2012’s Borderlands 2 is an action packed shooter that has players choose from four different types of classes and take on various missions.

Borderlands 3 offers the option of solo gameplay or parties of up to four people to take on missions, defeat enemies and loot them for rewards and special items. This installment introduces four new characters to play as; Amara, Moze, Zane and FL4K, all with their own set of special abilities.

Unlike previous Borderlands, characters will be able to unlock up to three special skills, but only allowed to equip one at a time. Borderlands 3 is releasing on Sept. 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.