Niche Games Release Recap for September 2023

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Summer has ended, but gaming has only just begun to heat up when it comes to new launch. With the arrival of the Fall season, and somehow early Christmas festivities at certain store, major game releases are set for the coming months.

While September is mainly a prologue of things to come, there are many developers already set to launch what are expected to be some of the biggest games of 2023. Here’s our top niche games launching in September:


One of the most anticipated games from the past decade would have to be Starfield. With the power of Bethesda, the people behind The Elder Scrolls and more recent entries of Fallout, there’s plenty of experience driving it.

This is an RPG title with many of the things one would expect from Bethesda, from a large variety of NPCs to meet and distant lands to explore. What makes this stand out from their past entries would easily be its space exploration theme, promising the biggest game they’ve ever created.

Starfield launches on September 6th for Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Steam).

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is a brand new way to enjoy the storyline and complete universe of the popular Final Fantasy VII and all its spinoffs. Its style mixes the classic PS1 days while also showing off the improvements seen in the remake.

As a mobile game, players will be able to enjoy the story on the go while still maintaining a fun experience. With the latter two parts of the remake trilogy set to release in the future, this game will also likely get updates to expand on their stories as well.

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis releases for Android and iOS on September 7th.

Fae Farm

Fae Farm brings a fresh new twist on the farming sim genre that’s exploded in popularity in recent years thanks to Stardew Valley. Players will be able to live a fairy tale life as they gain magical powers that’ll aid in their adventures and work on their farm.

They won’t have to do it alone either as the game support up to four players working together in harmony. While it might take away from staples one is used to in the genre, such as an in-game calendar. This mix up in play might give veterans of the genre something new to try out.

Fae Farm is set to launch on September 8th on Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store).


Inspired by classic Saturday morning cartoons, MythForce aims at the nostalgia of many who grew up during the 80s and 90s. The first person action title gives players a personal view of worlds they grew up with thanks to its cel-shaded art style.

The constantly changing castle players will explore and fight through with their friends keeps the experience fresh and engaging as they learn the ins and outs of each unique hero.

MythForce will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store) on September 12th.

Super Bomberman R 2

The sequel to the Bomberman party battle games, Super Bomberman R 2 brings even more content and ways to enjoy the game over its predecessor.

Players will enjoy a new “Castle” game mode, which is an asymmetrical PvP mode where treasure is at stake, as well as the ability to create their own stages. An enhanced story mode is also there for those looking for a fun time flying solo.

Super Bomberman R 2 will release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam) on September 13th.

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster

Two classic RPGs of the Gamecube era make their entrance to the modern era with Baten Kaitos I & II Remaster. Fans of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origin will be able to enjoy their favorites with upgraded graphics.

Appearances aren’t all that’s been changed with these remasters, however. Many quality of life changes have also be made for newcomers to the franchise as well as those making their return to make things less tedious, such as no encounters and auto-battle.

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on September 14th.

Monster Hunter Now

Monster Hunter Now brings the popular monster hunting action to mobile devices. Created by Niantic, the minds behind Pokemon Go, they’re hoping to recapture the magic by having people go outside to face familiar foes from the franchise.

If you’ve played Pokemon Go, then you can expect more of the same here as you explore the real world to search for materials to gather and ultimately giant beasts to fell. It’ll certainly be an interesting take on Monster Hunter.

Monster Hunter Now is set to launch on September 14th for Android and iOS.

Lies of P

One of the most anticipated games coming out this month is Lies of P, a soulslike experience with a story inspired by the tale of Pinocchio. Gameplaywise, most know what to expect when a game is compared to the likes of Dark Souls and Elden Ring.

The story is of interest though, as it’s dark take of the fairy tale, where the original was already dark as is, with designs inspired by the Belle Epoque era.

Lies of P launches on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam) on September 19th.

Mortal Kombat 1

With Street Fighter 6 behind us and Tekken 8 set for early next year, Mortal Kombat aims to give us some gory action content during the gap of some of the biggest fighting games.

That’s not to say that Mortal Kombat 1 is just to pass the time. It’s earned its status as one of the iconic franchise in the fighting game community and the latest entry aims to reboot the series and its story for new and old fans alike.

Mortal Kombat 1 is set to release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store) on September 19th.


Eternights aims to give players a mix of JRPG action combined with the ability to pursue romantic relationships with the game’s cast. While it’s not an original idea after the explosion of popularity after Persona 5, it’s very much ready to give players something new.

As the story progresses, players will get to know each of their teammates and choose to potentially grow a friendship further along into something much more. All while fighting against infected monsters in a desperate bid to save the world.

Eternights launches on September 12th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store).

Payday 3

After a decade of heists pulled off, Payday enters a new era with Payday 3. After the gang find themselves pulled out of retirement to deal with a new threat they incidentally created after the events of the previous games. They now find themselves pulling off insane heists in the bustling city of New York City.

With a revamped game engine, changed up enemies, as well as an entirely new stealth system. Payday 3 will provide longtime fans who have already put in hundreds of hours playing its predecessor with even more ways to try out missions.

Payday 3 is slated to release on September 21st for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store).

Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

While there has been controversy surrounding the Harvest Moon name and the split leading to Story of Seasons becoming what many see as the main games in the modern era, Harvest Moon is still celebrating its 25th anniversary as the one to practically create the farming sim genre.

After a terrible disaster that nearly took out the town of Anthos, the Harvest Goddess and Harvest Sprites used all their powers, sacrificing themselves to save the people. Now called by their SOS letter, players will live a peaceful life and help bring them back to reconnect the split villages of Anthos.

Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos will launch on September 12th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).

Fate/Samurai Remnant

Fate/Samurai Remnant brings the battle for the Holy Grail to Edo Period Japan. People have found peace after years of bloodshed in the past, yet now a young man in Miyamoto Iori finds himself in a battle for survival as he teams up with series icon, Saber.

An action RPG that’ll allow players to explore a world based in Japan’s deep history. There will be much to learn and plenty of enemies to fight as players master switching between master and servant in their hopes of winning the fight for the Holy Grail.

Fate/Samurai Remnant comes out on September 29th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (via Steam).

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