This episode of New Releases is taking a look at some of the biggest games launching in September. The new month starts off with a bang, with the action-packed Marvel’s Avengers, the amped-up NBA 2K21, and the trick-filled Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 all dropping on the same day. There are also two big re-releases on the horizon: Crysis Remastered and Mafia: Definitive Edition.

Marvel’s Avengers — September 4

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia

As you’d expect, Avengers lets you team up with friends to take on threats together. There’s a whole squad of superheroes to choose from, including Iron Man, Black Widow, The Hulk, and more. Of course, each hero has their own set of powers and abilities, and you can rank them up by collecting loot and filling out skill trees.

More Coverage:

NBA 2K21 — September 4

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia, Switch

NBA 2K21
NBA 2K21

This year’s game makes improvements to the Pro Stick system to help you dribble and shoot better. MyTeam and MyCareer have also been revamped. NBA 2K21 will be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year, but you should know that cross-gen gameplay won’t be possible with the new versions.

More Coverage:

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 — September 4

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

This is a double dose of skateboarding remastered, bringing the first two games in the Tony Hawk series to the modern era. It also includes mechanics that weren’t a part of those early games, like custom skate parks and skaters. Since the soundtrack has also been so closely tied to the games over the years, fans will be happy to know that there are 37 new songs included here.

More Coverage:

Crysis Remastered — September 18

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Crysis Remastered
Crysis Remastered

Crysis Remastered is already out on Switch, but now gamers on other platforms can get their hands on it. The remaster includes new 8K textures, improved lighting, and ray-tracing support. Crysis was once the game used as a PC benchmark, but now it should look even better as you battle your way across an island occupied by enemy soldiers and alien invaders.

Mafia: Definitive Edition — September 25

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mafia: Definitive Edition

Mafia: Definitive Edition isn’t just a remaster–the game has been totally remade from the ground up. It also has new story content, so those of you who played the original back in the day are still in for some surprises. Definitive Edition can also be experienced in 4K if you’ve got the hardware for it.

More Coverage:

September is only just arriving, so the next episode of New Releases will take a closer look at more video games coming soon. Next week, we’ll check out hot RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, then learn how to make our own with RPG Maker MV.