Top New Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- September 8-14, 2019

It's a week stuffed with shooters, sports games, and RPGs.

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New Releases highlights some of the biggest games launching each week, but this bonus-length episode packs in a few extras. We've even got a dedicated sports section for eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 and NHL 20. This week is also home to AAA shooters like Gears 5 and Borderlands 3, plus some games you won't wanna let fly under your radar like GreedFall and Daemon x Machina. The gothic indie adventure Blasphemous arrives this week too.

Gears 5 -- September 10

Available on: Xbox One, PC

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Gears 5 focuses on Kait Diaz, who will learn more about her own family's history as she uncovers the Locust's origins. Gears 5 offers the standard campaign and multiplayer options, but there are some big changes to other modes this time around. For one, Horde mode gives every character unique abilities and ultimate attacks--there's even a pair of characters from Halo: Reach in the mix. Characters also get special perks in the new Escape mode, a three-player co-op experience where you have to destroy Locust hives.

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Blasphemous -- September 10

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

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Blasphemous is a combat-platformer set in the land of Cvstodia. You play as The Pertinent One, who wields a deadly blade known as the Mea Culpa. You can customize that blade with different adornments as you explore the world and take down massive bosses. Blasphemous developer The Game Kitchen promises "fast-paced, skilled combat [and] a deep and evocative narrative core."

GreedFall -- September 10

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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The world of GreedFall is under the shadow of a deadly plague, and your hero will journey to a mysterious island in hopes of finding a cure. GreedFall is an RPG, but there are no set classes. Instead, you can choose from tons of skills to customize your playstyle to your liking, from combat to stealth to diplomacy. Your choices can change the direction of the story too.

eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 -- September 10

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Why the name change for PES 2020? This year's football game focuses on online multiplayer, with pro tournaments and the PES League. There's also a new mode called Matchday, where two pre-selected teams face off each day. You can log in and win the match for your team of choice--almost like a Splatoon 2 Splatfest, but with a real sport.

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NHL 20 -- September 13

Available on: PS4, Xbox One

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NHL 20 has its own range of new features too. First, Franchise Mode is mixing things up by letting you hire coaches, which come with new dialog and scouting options. Hockey Ultimate Team is back with new Squad Battles, which gives you a fresh lineup of opponents to take on each day.

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Borderlands 3 -- September 13

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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There are new characters to check out in Borderlands 3 as well. Amara the Siren, Moze the Gunner, Zane the Operative, and FL4K the Beastmaster are your Vault Hunters for his adventure. You won't just be seeking Vaults on Pandora, though; for the first time, you can travel to other planets aboard the Sanctuary III. As usual, expect to find a ridiculous amount of guns as you battle the evil Calypso Twins.

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Daemon x Machina -- September 13

Available on: Switch

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Nintendo Switch gets an exclusive this week thanks to Daemon x Machina, which is all about mech combat. You can customize your mech, known as an Arsenal, with different handheld and shoulder-mounted weapons--and you'll need all the firepower you can get to save the world after the moon is destroyed. Daemon x Machina offers local and online multiplayer too.

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We're only a few weeks into September, and there are plenty more games to come. Next week, New Releases will take a look at AAA releases like The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and anticipated indies like Untitled Goose Game.

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