Upcoming Steam Releases – 20 September 2021
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Steam continues to be the de facto PC gaming storefront despite rabid competition from several entities like Epic Game Store and Microsoft’s GamePass. The vast majority of the games still appear on Steam amidst exclusivity deals entered by some publishers with other digital stores.
Below are the Top 10 Games that are slated to be released on Steam this week as of: Monday 20 September 2021.
This list includes the games that are set to release as Early Access. In the future, these Early Access titles will also be highlighted when it gets a full game release. Check out the games below, as well as our guide on how to unlock Steam games early using a VPN.
Siege the Day
Siege the Day is a castle builder game that boasts polished graphics and visual effects. This is a PVP tactical game that features real-time combat and a tight resource management gameplay loop. The latest developer update pressed on the improvements of UI.
Siege the Day features a bevy of options on what weapons a player can opt to choose in destroying his enemies. Also, there is a varied collection of defensive structures to endure the impending attacks from hostile forces. The physics-based game engine also looks fun while being realistic.
Siege the Day is set to get released on the 20th of September 2021. It is developed by Hidden Tower Studios. This developer made MMA Arena, a unique take on the sport with its turn-based tactical gameplay.
Beyond Contact is PlayCorp Studios’ upcoming Early Access game which features colorful neon-lit graphics. This is a sci-fi action-adventure game set in a hostile planet Ketern. Beyond Contact promises to feature an elaborate crafting system in its procedurally generated world.
Character customization is also given a lot of focus in this game as well as base-building and defending it. Players are also expected to explore the dynamic planet and stave off some of the fiercest monsters and mobs. The planet itself and its unpredictable weather will pose an extreme threat to players. To top all of that: there are also aliens to deal with.
Beyond Contact employs a top-down third-person point of view. It also allows for multiplayer sessions with friends. This is PlayCorp Studios’ first game on Steam and is published by Deep Silver. Beyond Contact is planned to release on the 21st of September 2021.
Guild of Ascension
Guild of Ascension is a rouge-lite tactical RPG that offers a lot of gameplay mechanics including, but not limited to, crafting, epic boss fights, and taming monsters. Looting the defeated enemies and crafting thereafter is the crux of the game. This is another game in this list that features popping colors and a fun art style.
Guild of Ascension pits players in a challenge to climb the Tower. Every cleared level will have the players collect the loot for his guild. The guild will then craft equipment for the adventurer to continue his journey.
Guild of Ascension is made by PID Games and is set to be released on the 21st of September 2021.
City Legends: The Curse of the Crimson Shadow Collector’s Edition
This would be the first time that City of Legends: The Curse of the Crimson Shadow is coming to Steam. This point-and-click adventure was released a few months ago on other platforms. This entry on Steam of City Legends: The Curse of Crimson Shadow is the Collector’s Edition. The following are included in this collection: a bonus game, replay system, in-game collectibles, exclusive wallpapers, music, and videos, and a strategy guide.
City of Legends: The Curse of the Crimson Shadow Collector’s Edition allows players to take the rule of a famous horror author who has stumbled on something malevolent. She is about to get chased herself by a specter. This casual hidden object puzzler is made by Dominigames which also released another game in the same genre, Twin Mind: Murderous Jealousy, earlier this year. City of Legends: The Curse of the Crimson Shadow Collector’s Edition is available for purchase come September 22, 2021.
Sable is a stylish game heavily inspired by Studio Ghibli both in its visual aesthetics and tone. The game promises to have full freedom in terms of world exploration and narrative. Players will control Sable, a young girl who is on a journey to find her rightful mask.
In Sable, traveling is done through walking or riding on a hoverbike. Players can customize and upgrade the hoverbike–be it the engine, the body, and even its wings. Sable will not have combats, but instead, players are going to be treated with challenging puzzles.
Sable will launch on Steam on September 23, 2021.
The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem
The Addams Family is back in this 3D platformer. Employing a ghoulish art like how everything the Addams Family should be, Mansion Mayhem will have the players on a terrifying adventure in a four-player couch cooperative. Players can choose between Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, and Morticia in who to use in this bizarre adventure. Solo play is also possible.
The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem is developed by PHL Collective, developers of a bevy of licensed games like Ben 10, Jumanji, and Transformers. The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem should be available to buy on Steam come September 24, 2021.
The first Sheltered game was released in 2015 and received middling reviews from reviewers. However, there seems to be a disconnect between the player base and games journalists as Sheltered enjoys a rabid fan base. Hence, Sheltered 2 was greenlit and will be available on Steam on September 21, 2021.
Developer Unicube declared that the sequel will build up from the addictive core gameplay the first title had, all while making the game more complex and difficult. New to the sequel is the “factions” system in which players will have to be diplomatic in a post-apocalyptic setting to gain relationships and its added benefits or be in conflict with neighboring clans and groups to grab their resources. Combat is also expected to be expanded in Sheltered 2 as compared to the original.
Embr escapes its Early Access stage and is set to be released on the 23rd of September 2021. Embr makes the thankless and blisteringly dangerous profession of firefighting into a fun game. In this game, players are to group up and employ teamwork to stop fires.
Embr has 25 levels across three districts. This is not simply extinguishing the fire with only flames as the obstacles. There are escalating dangers like traps and other hazards. Players can also steal from the fire. There is also equipment to create and upgrade.
World War Z: Aftermath
Another sequel in this list, World War Z: Aftermath looks bigger and meaner than the original game. Over 15 million players enjoyed the zombie apocalypse third-person shooter. Steam players enjoyed the first game as it features cross-play with gamers on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. World War Z: Aftermath will also feature cross-play with non-PC gamers as well as those who are in other PC gaming storefronts.
Just like the original, Aftermath will have waves of flesh-eating zombies for the players to endure. The new Horde Mode XL mode unique to the sequel allows hundreds of zombies on screen. This mode is only available on PC. World War Z: Aftermath arrives on Steam by the 21st of September 2025.
Bean Stalker is the only VR game in this list. It will leave its Early Access phase on the 21st of September 2021. This is a hunting game wherein players must climb the tree and defeat a spirit. On the way up, various challenges are to be expected. To help with these challenges, there is a crafting system that allows players to be well-equipped in his journey. Swords, crossbows, and grappling hooks are to be crafted on the crafting table. Warning, this is a VR game, a virtual headset like Oculus is required to play this game.
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