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PC Gaming Week of September 23, 2019

10 Total Games Curated Out of 148 Games Releasing

Percentage of All PC Games Considered: 6.76%

The following titles are what we feel are the most noteworthy games releasing this week of September 23 - 29, 2019. The description for each title is either authored by the studio or its publisher.

Most Anticipated

The Surge 2 - Developed by Deck13

On the way to Jericho City, your plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and crash-lands in the outskirts. You wake up weeks later in a derelict detention facility inside the city. Armor-clad soldiers enforce Martial Law, robots are on a rampage, and a dark, expanding nanostorm looms over the cityscape...

In a bid to survive, explore the sprawling, devastated city of Jericho. Fight its numerous, ferocious threats in brutal, unforgiving combat, slashing and tearing the limbs off your opponents to steal valuable equipment that will make you stronger - strong enough to face the most fearsome, imposing foes lurking in the city.

With an expanded arsenal of weapons, armors, abilities, implants, and drones to build your character, and a bigger, more varied and more ambitious world, The Surge 2 challenges you to survive and unravel its hidden secrets.

RELEASE DATE: Sep 23, 2019
DEVELOPER: Deck13
PUBLISHER: Focus Home Interactive

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CODE VEIN - Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studios

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Team up with an AI partner or a friend in co-op multiplayer and venture out into a world of destruction in this story driven connected dungeon experience. Use your combined strength to coordinate your approach and defend each other from surprise attacks or tackle overpowered enemies.

GREATER CHALLENGES BRING GREATER REWARDS: Acquire new gear, level up your character, and become more powerful to rise up against the Lost. From new players to seasoned action game veterans, the challenges in CODE VEIN will keep you coming back for more.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR REVENANT: Choose from various weapons such as bayonets, axes, spears, and more. Enhance your character’s abilities with powerful Blood Code enhancements, each with access to various “Gifts” that can increase your strength, weaken enemies, and can allow you to utilize new weapon abilities or access overpowered attacks. Finish off your opponents with your Blood Veil, powerful blood draining tools, each with their own unique visual and attack style that opens up a myriad of new combat strategies.

RELEASE DATE: Sep 26, 2019
DEVELOPER: BANDAI NAMCO Studios
PUBLISHER: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

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FIFA 20

FIFA 20 is the upcoming football simulation published by Electronic Arts as part of the FIFA series. It is the 27th installment in the FIFA series. The game features VOLTA Football for the first time, a new mode that provides a variance on the traditional 11v11 gameplay and focuses on small-sided street and futsal games.

RELEASE DATE: Sep 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: EA Vancouver & EA Romania
PUBLISHER: EA Sports

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Curated Indies

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid - Developed by nWay

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: A modern take on the 25 year franchise, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid showcases stunning graphics and vivid details. Pit current and classic Rangers and villains like never before in 3 vs. 3 tag battles. Test your skills online against friends and players from around the world for endless replayability. A streamlined combat system welcomes newcomers with simplified controls while maintaining depth for the most dedicated competitor to learn and master.

25 YEARS OF RANGERS: Generations of Power Rangers collide across the multiverse’s 25 year history. Experience authentic but reimagined Power Rangers battle sequences like never before.

EASY TO LEARN, HARD TO MASTER: Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid features traditional fighting game controls. This easy to learn but hard to master game is designed to welcome players of all skill levels.

RELEASE DATE: Sep 24, 2019
DEVELOPER: nWay, INC
PUBLISHER: nWay, INC

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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones - Developed by Cultic Games

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: In Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, the player journeys from a doomed Arkham into the depths of the Abyss. Create your own character based on 1920's archetypes and carve a path through a broken and mysterious world.

Your desperate battle against forces beyond comprehension will haunt you until the end. Physical combat will be challenging, spellcasting will have dire consequences, and your sanity will be strained to the breaking point by unknown abominations. Sometimes the best solution will be to flee what lurks beyond the threshold.

RELEASE DATE: 26 Sept, 2019
DEVELOPER: Cultic Games
PUBLISHER: 1C Entertainment

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Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX - Developed by INTI CREATES

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Get ready for the apeX of 2D action! Lock-on shots, wall jumping, hovering, air-dashing. Use every tool at your disposal to soar through levels and crush the bosses that await you. Acquire "EX Weapons" from defeated bosses to expand your arsenal! Experience high-speed, stylish action like never before. Inti Creates presents the ultimate in classic 2D action with "Luminous Avenger iX"!

RELEASE DATE: Sep 26, 2019
DEVELOPER: INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
PUBLISHER: INTI CREATES CO., LTD.

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Angelo and Deemon: One Hell of a Quest - Developed by Specialbit Studio

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: A lightning strike ignites a breathtaking chain of events, and a blogger follows the Grim Reaper to Hell. Angelo’s channel suffers from a lack of likes and views. He needs them. At any cost. Deciding to record his journey to another world with the Grim Reaper, he hopes he can create the most trending, most liked, most hyped video of all time. Unfortunately for Angelo, that world is Hell. And it’s inhabited by people with more than a few problems, who will need his help. Make a visit to the Devil himself! But be careful because... well…you'll see. In Hell, Angelo won’t be traveling alone. Even a blogger needs a sidekick.

RELEASE DATE: Sep 27, 2019
DEVELOPER: Specialbit Studio
PUBLISHER: Specialbit Studio

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Releasing in Early Access

Flotsam - Developed by Pajama Llama Games

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: A garbage town builder in a flooded world!

Survive in a feel-good apocalypse world:
Manage your drifters as they try to survive in a harsh ocean world, where everything is trying to eat you or sink your town to the depths of the sea! You’ll need fresh water, seafood, and scrap to make sure your drifters can make the best of this wet situation.

Recycle everything: Luckily the flooded environment offers all kinds of relics from the old world to recycle.

Your drifters can transform garbage, driftwood, and flotsam into boats and buildings. These allow them to collect rainwater, hunt for various creatures, and reel up scrap from the ocean floor.

A moving floating town: Steer your town as you explore a sprawling, dynamic environment with tall ruins, underwater cities, and coral reefs full of sea life and garbage!

Raise your sails to choose which obstacles to avoid and which to dismantle.

RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2019
DEVELOPER: Pajama Llama Games
PUBLISHER: Kongregate

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Infinity: Battlescape Early Access - Developed by I-Novae Studios, LLC

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Infinity: Battlescape is a multiplayer space-combat game taking place across a massive, true-to-scale procedurally generated star system that is 100% seamless (no loading screens). Multiple corporate factions are fighting for control of a solar system in a war involving hundreds of players, potentially more than a thousand per-server ( without instancing ), that can last from hours to days. Coordinate with other players to destroy enemy infrastructure around strategic locations, referred to as Battlescape's, across a wide range of gorgeous environments including barren moons, gas giants, volcanic planets, asteroid rings, and more.

Participate in space and planetary battles of massive proportions like those seen in movies such as Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Serenity. It's not unusual in Battlescape to hop from battle to battle, some of them involving hundreds of ships. Climb the competitive ladder, gain ranks, and complete side missions to support the war effort in your own way.

Earn credits to upgrade and customize your ships, mount better weapons and equipment to give yourself an edge over your opponents.

RELEASE DATE: September 27th, 2019
DEVELOPER: I-Novae Studios, LLC
PUBLISHER: I-Novae Studios, LLC

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DLCs

RAGE 2: Rise of the Ghosts (DLC) - Developed by Avalanche Studios & id Software

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: The Ghosts will rise on September 26.

An old threat has returned to haunt the wasteland once again in RAGE 2’s first major expansion. Explore a brand-new region, face a lethal new faction, and gain access to a new weapon and ability in Rise of the Ghosts. Get more details on Rise of the Ghosts and how you can get in on the action below.

WALKER AIN’T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS: The Ghosts were once a terror in the wasteland. Ruthless, vicious, tactical and cruel, they took what they wanted and left no survivors. Following the Authority Wars, they were nowhere to be found. At the time, many people assumed they had simply been wiped out and they began to fade into wasteland legend. In reality, they had found a higher calling; a strange woman named Iris promised them power and glory if they did everything she said. Iris and the Ghosts fled to the Overgrown City, where for years they underwent intensive brainwashing and were subjected to experiments that left them with powerful and mysterious nanotrite abilities.

Now they’re ready to reclaim their place in the wasteland. Under the watchful eyes of Iris, the Ghosts will prove to be a formidable new foe for Ranger Walker. He’ll need to navigate a huge new region called the Overgrown City and put a stop to their uprising before the Ghosts can gain a foothold in the wasteland. Luckily, he’ll have the new Void ability and the Feltrite Laser Launcher to add to his already-impressive arsenal. Rise of the Ghosts also introduces the new Ghost Motorcycle to the game, which players will be able to find in the Overgrown City and bring back to their Garage.

WHEN, WHERE & HOW: Rise of the Ghosts will launch on all platforms on September 26. Download it from the in-game store for 1500 RAGE Coins ($15). You need to be online and signed into your BNET account to access the in-game store.

RELEASE DATE: Sep 26, 2019
DEVELOPER: Avalanche Studios & id Software
PUBLISHER: Bethesda Softworks

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