We are fast approaching the month of September. Soon the temperatures will cool, the leaves will change color and a fantastic harvest of indie games will fill our PS Store baskets. September has heavyweights – The Last of Us Part I, anyone? – but there’s also a bumper crop of amazing indie titles you’ll want to seek out. From killer game shows and character-driven adventures to delightfully gripping retro shooters, here’s what you can expect on PS4 and PS5 this month.
Are you looking for a new twist on the tried and true creature collecting genre? Temtem is exactly what you were looking for! This game from Spanish developer Crema takes the concept of finding, taming and battling creatures to a massive new scale in a persistent online multiplayer world. Colorful creatures called Temtem inhabit the beautiful island paradise of the Airborne Archipelago, and you’ll catch them, train them, and battle them in proven turn-based combat. But you’re not alone on your journey to the ranks of Temtem’s top trainers. Team up with friends or strangers online to explore islands, battle Belsoto Clan minions, and battle and trade your collected Temtem. With loads of Temtem to find, plenty of customization options, and special weekly quests, your Temtem adventure will likely keep you busy for hundreds of hours.
Release date: September 6 | Editor: Humble package | PS5
Tomorrow’s Children: Phoenix Edition
The sleek cult classic inspired by Soviet-era propaganda from developer Q-Games returns to PS4 and PS5. The Void is a harsh, desolate expanse covering the planet. This is where human souls are trapped, the unintended result of an experiment gone horribly wrong. But the remnants of humanity have found a way to explore the Void and save the surviving organic lifeforms through the use of “projection clones”. Using these clones, you will explore the patches of land that have risen from the Void in search of survivors and materials. But beware, the Izbergs, titanic monsters made of pain and negativity, roam the Void with a hunger that can never be sated.
The Tomorrow Children offers a unique blend of exploration, resource-gathering, and city-building gameplay. While the original version of The Tomorrow Children was a free-to-play title, the Phoenix Edition adds in an offline single-player mode, new islands, more exploration tools (including the new grappling hook), landscape-altering monoliths and other surprises. that are unique to this purchasable edition.
Release date: September 6 | Editor: Q-Games | PS5, PS4
A hospital on an ornate floating ship? It is definitely something interesting. You can visit this new frontier of medicine in Wayward Strand, a charming dialogue-based Ghost Pattern adventure launching on PS4 and PS5. Casey is a teenager with a burgeoning journalistic streak who sets off to report on the Airborne Medical Center. As she explores the airship and meets the patients of the hospital, she becomes more and more grounded in their lives, their memories and their mysteries.
The events of this fully voiced slice-of-life adventure unfold in real time, with characters’ lives connecting, diverging and intertwining over minutes, hours and days. You can follow them, hang out with them, learn their stories, and make special connections. Chasing one story means you might miss another, but Wayward Strand is a game designed to be played over and over, allowing you to discover new content based on your choices each time you start over. Take the time to explore and listen, and let Wayward Strand create gaming memories you’ll cherish for years to come.
Release date: September 15 | Editor: Ghost Pattern | PS5, PS4
Tunic, the stunning and critically acclaimed action-adventure masterpiece, is coming to PS4 and PS5. This passion project from indie developer Andrew Shouldice follows a young fox wearing the titular fantasy costume as he embarks on a gallant adventure through beautifully rendered geometric environments. Explore a vast and beautiful world from an isometric perspective, solve puzzles and find new items and abilities to open new paths. Decipher a unique game language to find clues to the secrets and mysteries that hide in many corners. But beware; this world is also filled with terrifying beasts, and you will need all your wits, courage and tools to defeat them in battle. Use an arsenal of combat maneuvers to defeat the threats that stand in your way to progress further and discover more fantastic locations. What kind of wonders will you discover on your journey, brave?
Release date: September 27 | Editor: kinja | PS5, PS4
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First-person shooters have changed a lot since they first appeared in the early 90s. As advanced as modern shooters are today, sometimes you might want to go back to something older in design. . Something that, perhaps, looks like it was ripped from the pages of that weird photocopied zine someone left on the “free” shelf at your local comic book store. Something that wants you to move and kill as fast as possible because you will pathetically die of your life seeping from your skull if you don’t. And for that oddly specific craving, YCJY Games’ Post Void is coming to PS4 and PS5 at the end of the month.
Fight your way through a neon-colored nightmare world loaded with bullets and blood where the two rules are: A. move quickly through winding, labyrinthine corridors, and B. kill everything you can. Experience pure, retro FPS gameplay that dares to ask, “What if you could see and to play a noise album? (Note: This game is not suitable for people sensitive to flashing lights.)
Release date: September 29 | Editor: Super Rare Games | PS5, PS4