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PC Game Release Dates for September 2011

List of new video games due out for the PC in September 2011

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September starts out with a bang with two big name releases in the first week with the zombie survival horror game Dead Island and the action RPG title Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine. This month has a few more releases than last month with nine notable releases hitting the PC, but some of these are titles that have been delayed from previous months. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad and Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter may not have the biggest press but do have a fairly large fan base and could be hidden gems from this month.

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Dead Island

Dead Island Box Art
© Deep Silver
Release Date: Sep 6, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Zombie, Survival Horror
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Dead Island is zombie survival horror game set on Banoi, a fictional island that has come under the grips of a mysterious epidemic that has turned many of the island inhabitants and visitors into Zombies. Players are faced with apocalypse and will have to fight for their survival against hordes of zombies. Dead Island is a played from the first person perspective and has a big emphasis on melee combat over traditional first person shooters of run and gun. The game features a story based campaign that can be played solo or in co-op mode with support for up to 4 players. Dead Island will also contain RPG elements such as an experience system, skill tree and weapons customization.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Box Art
© THQ
Release Date: Sep 6, 2011
Genre: Action RPG
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Warhammer 40,000
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a departure from the traditional Warhammer 40K real time strategy games you may be familiar with. Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine is an action role playing game played from the third person perspective. Players will take on the role of Ultramarine Captain Titus as he leads a group of space marines into battle against Orks. A massive Ork horde has invaded one of humanity's planet sized war machine factories known as Imperial Forge World and it is up to the space marines to take control of key strategic points until reinforcements arrive to drive out the Orks for good.
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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Box
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Release Date: Sep 13, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: World War 2
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Red Orchestra
Sequel to Red Orchestra Ostfront 41-45, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a World War 2 first person shooter. This PC exclusive title is set during the infamous Battle of Stalingrad with the realistic gameplay elements such as realistic behavior of guns and ballistics, blind firing, cover/partial cover and much more. It also contains a more realistic injuries as the game does not include med packs or allow players to regain health over time. Tanks will also be a drivable vehicle in Red Orchestra 2 with more coming after the game's initial release.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Box
© Ubisoft
Release Date: Sep 13, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Western
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Call of Juarez
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is the third video game in the Call of Juarez western themed shooters. The Cartel however moves the series into more modern times but that doesn't make the shootouts and gun fights any less intense. Players will take on the role of US Government agents as they try to put down Mexican drug cartels.
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Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter

Sword of the Stars II Box Art
© Paradox Interactive
Release Date: Sep 20, 2011
Genre: Strategy
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: E10+
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Sword of the Stars
The strategy game Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter is the sequel to Sword of the Stars released back in 2006. Built on the new Mars 2 game engine, Sword of the Stars II will feature the same six races from the original game and expansions as well as unveiling the Suul'ka, an ancient race that interfered with the other races, as a playable faction.

Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road

Release Date: Sep 20, 2011
Genre: Action RPG
Theme: Sci-fi, Post-apocalyptic
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Fallout
Misc: DLC Add-On
Fallout New Vegas Lonesome Road is the fourth DLC Add on for the action RPG game Fallout New Vegas. Lonesome Road brings the Fallout New Vegas storyline back to it's origins when players are contacted by Ulysses, the original Courier from the beginning of the game's main story. In terms of game play Lonesome Road will increase the character potential max level by 5 and players will be allowed to keep existing equipment. The DLC requires the full version of Fallout New Vegas in order to play.
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Driver: San Francisco

Driver: San Francisco Box Art
© Ubisoft
Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
Genre: Action, Driving
Theme: Modern
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Driver
Taking place some months after the events in Driv3r, Driver: San Francisco continues the storyline of the action street racing series. Driver: San Francisco includes a single player mode as well as two multiplayer modes, with one being a split screen multiplayer and the other an online multiplayer mode. In addition the game will include over 120 different vehicles which players will be able to choose from and unlock.
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FIFA Soccer 12

FIFA Soccer 12 Box Art
© Electronic Arts
Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
Genre: Sports
Theme: Soccer
Rating: E for Everyone
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: FIFA Soccer
FIFA Soccer 12 continues the tradition of EA Sports soccer series with an all new physics game engine called Player Impact Engine that is mean to deliver more life-like play contact and the resulting impact on actions such as dribbling, shots, and more. In addition to the new physics engine, and for the first time in the series history, the PC version will feature the same game play features and controls that are found in the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. FIFA Soccer 12 will feature more than 500 international soccer clubs and teams and more than 15,000 players.
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Dungeons - The Dark Lord

Dungeons The Dark Lord Box Art
© Kalypso Media
Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
Genre: Strategy, RPG
Theme: Fantasy
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Dungeons
Dungeons The Dark Lord is a stand alone expansion to Dungeons the game in which players take on the role of a dungeon keeper/designer as they try to foil adventurers seeking fame and glory. Dungeons The Dark Lord contains a number of new features including a new single player campaign, new dungeon levels, new prestige gimmicks, as well as four player multiplayer support. Players will also have the option to control additional bosses such as Minos and the Zombie King in multiplayer games. The original Dungeons is not required to play Dungeons The Dark Lord.
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