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This week is all about second chances. That’s because we’re getting two sequels to first entries that didn’t live up to their expectations. First, there’s the PS4-exclusive Knack II, the follow-up to the much lambasted family friendly platformer that arrived alongside the console just shy of four years ago. Second, and much bigger, is Destiny 2, Bungie’s big-budget mulligan. Destiny managed to deliver an imaginative sci-fi setting and excellent gunplay, and then struggled for its entire run to find some sort of real identity for it, cobbling together a better experience out of DLC and expansions without ever truly coming into its own. All early indications are that Destiny 2 is in a much better place, but exactly how much better we won’t know for a few days now.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for this week:

Destiny 2 (September 6th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One
Publisher: Bungie
Developer: Activision

Why we’re excited: The studio that birthed Halo couldn’t possibly make another game as ill-advised and as soulless as the first Destiny, right? We’re really hoping Bungie’s learned its lesson and will finally deliver on the immense promise of the series’ universe. The early buzz: Because Bungie didn’t turn on the servers for reviewers ahead of launch, you won’t find any definitive reviews anywhere just yet. Still, Metacritic has a hefty collection of in-progress appraisals for you to check out, assuming you’re actually interested in reading words and weren’t just planning to scroll down to the score all along. Literally the worst thing we have ever seen: This GameStop ad for Destiny 2. We apologize in advance.

Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar Premium early access (September 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: EA
Developer: EA DICE

Why we’re excited: Hey, it’s more Battlefield 1, complete with new maps, modes, weapons, and badass Russian soldier ladies. Technically speaking, this expansion also (sort of) moves outside the confines of World War I by including some fights from the Russian Revolution. The early buzz: No reviews yet, but if you’re still playing Battlefield 1, you probably don’t care whether this is great new content or just more new content. Hardly seems like you need to wait to hear from the elitist critics before you hop in. Lenin can wait: If you don’t have Premium, you’re going to need a bit more patience. The new maps and such won’t arrive for anyone who’s going to buy it standalone until September 19th.

Knack II (September 5th)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Japan Studio

Why we’re excited: Stockholm syndrome, maybe? The early buzz: Critics everywhere agree that Knack II, the sequel to one the PlayStation 4’s most Knack-filled launch titles, exists. When it comes to scores, however, there’s much less agreement. We’ve seen everything from a 95 out of 100 from Game Over Online to a 4 out of 10 from Gameblog.fr. Our boy Ray Carsillo gave it an 8.0 out of 10, and the Metacritic average is at 70. A Knack snack: If you want an early taste, there’s a free demo up on the PlayStation Store.

Also releasing this week:

September 5th

Antiquia Lost (PS4, Vita)
Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar expansion
    Premium Pass early access (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
BlockGame (PC)
Don’t Knock Twice (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PSVR, Rift, Vive)
Eight-Minute Empire (PC, Mac, Linux)
Grav Blazer Squared (PC)
Gunducky Industries (PS4)
A Hole New World (PS4)
Knack II (PS4)
Lego Worlds (Switch)
Licky the Lucky Lizard Lives Again (Vita)
The Lost Bear (PS4, PSVR)
Nightork Adventures 2 – Legacy of Chaos (PC)
An Occasional Dream (PC)
– Occult RERaise – (PC)
Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Blood Orchid expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
R.B.I. Baseball 17 (Switch)
Songbringer (PS4)
Spectrum (PS4)
Squish and the Corrupted Crystal (Xbox One)
Super Lumi Live (PC)
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4, Vita)

September 6th

Glacier White PS4 Pro Destiny 2 bundle
Destiny 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
The Hunt: Rebuilt (PC)
Hypernova: Escape from Hadea (PC, Mac)
Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge (PC, Mac, Linux)
Senko no Ronde 2 (PC)
Slash/Dots. (PC, Mac)
SpaceMerc (PC, Linux)
TOREj (PC)
The Witch’s Isle (PC, Mac)

September 7th

Age of Gladiators II (PC, Mac, Linux)
Beat the Game (PC, Mac, Linux)
Blue’s Journey (Switch)
The Bridge (Switch)
Bunka no Kenkyu – Revival of Queen Leyak – (PC, Mac)
Crystareino (3DS)
Double Dragon IV (Switch)
Insidia Early Access (PC, Mac)
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Switch)
MeiMeiDance (PC, Vive)
NeuroVoider (Switch)
Please Knock on My Door (PC)
A Robot Named Fight! (PC, Mac)
Senko no Ronde 2 (PS4)
Tokyo Dark (PC, Mac)
TOREj 2 (PC)
Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound expansion (PC, Mac, Linux)
Water Pipeline (PC)
Z Runaway (PC, Mac, Linux)

September 8th

2D Neon Cube (PC)
Adventure Road (PC)
Archaica: The Path of Light (PC)
Ball 2D: Soccer Online (PC, Mac)
Bouncing Duck Simulator (PC)
Drive Girls (Vita)
Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome (PC)
Girls and Dungeons (PC)
Guardian (PC, Mac, Linux)
Halloweenistry (PC)
Infection Rate (PC)
Jellyfish (PC, Mac)
Kill the Emoji (PC, Mac)
Little Dog (PC)
Lost with Dinosaurs (PC, Mac, Linux)
Middle Ages Hero (PC)
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)
Space Waver (PC)
Startide (PC, Mac)
Triple Otakus Puzzle (PC)
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2 (PC)
Vianiato PopOut (PC)
VirtuGO (PC, Rift, Vive, OSVR)
VR Darts Zone (PC, Vive)
Vulture (PC, Mac, Linux)

September 9th

Crankies Workshop: Bozzbot Assembly (PC)
Hexlide (PC, Linux)

September 11th

Bottle_Shooter (PC)
Chopper: Attack Helicopters (PC, Linux)
Fear Of Nightmares: Madness Descent (PC)
ISIS Simulator (PC)
NeoCube (PC, Mac)
Thornyway (PC)
Tower Offence! (PC)
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia (PC)
Tryon (PC)
TTV2 (PC, Linux)

The biggest new games out this week: September 5th-11th

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week.

By EGM Staff | 09/5/2017 01:30 PM PT

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This week is all about second chances. That’s because we’re getting two sequels to first entries that didn’t live up to their expectations. First, there’s the PS4-exclusive Knack II, the follow-up to the much lambasted family friendly platformer that arrived alongside the console just shy of four years ago. Second, and much bigger, is Destiny 2, Bungie’s big-budget mulligan. Destiny managed to deliver an imaginative sci-fi setting and excellent gunplay, and then struggled for its entire run to find some sort of real identity for it, cobbling together a better experience out of DLC and expansions without ever truly coming into its own. All early indications are that Destiny 2 is in a much better place, but exactly how much better we won’t know for a few days now.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for this week:

Destiny 2 (September 6th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One
Publisher: Bungie
Developer: Activision

Why we’re excited: The studio that birthed Halo couldn’t possibly make another game as ill-advised and as soulless as the first Destiny, right? We’re really hoping Bungie’s learned its lesson and will finally deliver on the immense promise of the series’ universe. The early buzz: Because Bungie didn’t turn on the servers for reviewers ahead of launch, you won’t find any definitive reviews anywhere just yet. Still, Metacritic has a hefty collection of in-progress appraisals for you to check out, assuming you’re actually interested in reading words and weren’t just planning to scroll down to the score all along. Literally the worst thing we have ever seen: This GameStop ad for Destiny 2. We apologize in advance.

Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar Premium early access (September 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: EA
Developer: EA DICE

Why we’re excited: Hey, it’s more Battlefield 1, complete with new maps, modes, weapons, and badass Russian soldier ladies. Technically speaking, this expansion also (sort of) moves outside the confines of World War I by including some fights from the Russian Revolution. The early buzz: No reviews yet, but if you’re still playing Battlefield 1, you probably don’t care whether this is great new content or just more new content. Hardly seems like you need to wait to hear from the elitist critics before you hop in. Lenin can wait: If you don’t have Premium, you’re going to need a bit more patience. The new maps and such won’t arrive for anyone who’s going to buy it standalone until September 19th.

Knack II (September 5th)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE Japan Studio

Why we’re excited: Stockholm syndrome, maybe? The early buzz: Critics everywhere agree that Knack II, the sequel to one the PlayStation 4’s most Knack-filled launch titles, exists. When it comes to scores, however, there’s much less agreement. We’ve seen everything from a 95 out of 100 from Game Over Online to a 4 out of 10 from Gameblog.fr. Our boy Ray Carsillo gave it an 8.0 out of 10, and the Metacritic average is at 70. A Knack snack: If you want an early taste, there’s a free demo up on the PlayStation Store.

Also releasing this week:

September 5th

Antiquia Lost (PS4, Vita)
Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar expansion
    Premium Pass early access (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
BlockGame (PC)
Don’t Knock Twice (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PSVR, Rift, Vive)
Eight-Minute Empire (PC, Mac, Linux)
Grav Blazer Squared (PC)
Gunducky Industries (PS4)
A Hole New World (PS4)
Knack II (PS4)
Lego Worlds (Switch)
Licky the Lucky Lizard Lives Again (Vita)
The Lost Bear (PS4, PSVR)
Nightork Adventures 2 – Legacy of Chaos (PC)
An Occasional Dream (PC)
– Occult RERaise – (PC)
Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Blood Orchid expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
R.B.I. Baseball 17 (Switch)
Songbringer (PS4)
Spectrum (PS4)
Squish and the Corrupted Crystal (Xbox One)
Super Lumi Live (PC)
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4, Vita)

September 6th

Glacier White PS4 Pro Destiny 2 bundle
Destiny 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
The Hunt: Rebuilt (PC)
Hypernova: Escape from Hadea (PC, Mac)
Pixel Traffic: Risky Bridge (PC, Mac, Linux)
Senko no Ronde 2 (PC)
Slash/Dots. (PC, Mac)
SpaceMerc (PC, Linux)
TOREj (PC)
The Witch’s Isle (PC, Mac)

September 7th

Age of Gladiators II (PC, Mac, Linux)
Beat the Game (PC, Mac, Linux)
Blue’s Journey (Switch)
The Bridge (Switch)
Bunka no Kenkyu – Revival of Queen Leyak – (PC, Mac)
Crystareino (3DS)
Double Dragon IV (Switch)
Insidia Early Access (PC, Mac)
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Switch)
MeiMeiDance (PC, Vive)
NeuroVoider (Switch)
Please Knock on My Door (PC)
A Robot Named Fight! (PC, Mac)
Senko no Ronde 2 (PS4)
Tokyo Dark (PC, Mac)
TOREj 2 (PC)
Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound expansion (PC, Mac, Linux)
Water Pipeline (PC)
Z Runaway (PC, Mac, Linux)

September 8th

2D Neon Cube (PC)
Adventure Road (PC)
Archaica: The Path of Light (PC)
Ball 2D: Soccer Online (PC, Mac)
Bouncing Duck Simulator (PC)
Drive Girls (Vita)
Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome (PC)
Girls and Dungeons (PC)
Guardian (PC, Mac, Linux)
Halloweenistry (PC)
Infection Rate (PC)
Jellyfish (PC, Mac)
Kill the Emoji (PC, Mac)
Little Dog (PC)
Lost with Dinosaurs (PC, Mac, Linux)
Middle Ages Hero (PC)
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)
Space Waver (PC)
Startide (PC, Mac)
Triple Otakus Puzzle (PC)
Trivia Vault: Super Heroes Trivia 2 (PC)
Vianiato PopOut (PC)
VirtuGO (PC, Rift, Vive, OSVR)
VR Darts Zone (PC, Vive)
Vulture (PC, Mac, Linux)

September 9th

Crankies Workshop: Bozzbot Assembly (PC)
Hexlide (PC, Linux)

September 11th

Bottle_Shooter (PC)
Chopper: Attack Helicopters (PC, Linux)
Fear Of Nightmares: Madness Descent (PC)
ISIS Simulator (PC)
NeoCube (PC, Mac)
Thornyway (PC)
Tower Offence! (PC)
Trivia Vault: Mini Mixed Trivia (PC)
Tryon (PC)
TTV2 (PC, Linux)

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