The Week In Games: The Quest For Spider Destiny

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This week we’ve got Spider-Man, Dragon Quest XI, a new Destiny 2 expansion, and a whole heap of other interesting games.


I’m most interested in what’s going on with the Spider-Man game. I spent probably 200 hours of my teen life sucked into the Spider-Man 2 film tie-in game, and if this is even half as interesting as that was I will be pretty fully in. I’m going to need him to deliver pizzas, though.

There’s also Dragon Quest XI, a game that I didn’t care for but that Professional Dragon Quest Expert Tim Rogers really liked a whole bunch. It will finally be released into the court of public opinion so that you can be the judge.

Although I wasn’t aware of it before I started putting this roundup together, I am now intrigued by 428: Shibuya Scramble, and I might pick it up on a whim just to see what’s up.

Anyway, that’s enough rambling from me. I need to go back to pursuing pictures of Spider-Man being rude anyway. What follows is a list of some of the games coming out over the next couple weeks.

Monday, September 3

  • Claws of Furry | Switch

Tuesday, September 4

  • 428: Shibuya Scramble | PS4, PC
  • Apocalypse Rider | PS VR
  • Arcade Islands: Volume One | PS4
  • Claws of Furry | Xbox One, PC
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Dimension Drive | PS4, Xbox One
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age | PS4, PC
  • FullBlast | PS4
  • God Wars: The Complete Legend | Switch
  • Moonfall Ultimate | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Ninjin: Clash of Carrots | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Planet Alpha | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Shadows: Awakening | PS4, Xbox One
  • Slime Rancher | Xbox One, PS4
  • Son of a Witch | Switch
  • The Long Dark | PS4, Xbox One
  • Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner - MARS | PS4, PC

Wednesday, September 5

  • FullBlast | Xbox One

Thursday, September 6

  • Broforce | Switch
  • Gone Home | Switch
  • Hyper Light Drifter | Switch
  • Kentucky Robo Chicken | Switch
  • Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition | Switch
  • Shikhondo - Soul Eater | Switch

Friday, September 7

  • Arcade Islands: Volume One | Xbox One
  • Dead Age | Xbox One
  • Fullblast | Switch
  • Immortal: Unchained | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • King’s Guard TD | Xbox One
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man | PS4
  • Mummy Pinball | Switch
  • NASCAR Heat 3 | PS4, Xbox One
  • NBA Live 19: The One Edition | PS4, Xbox One
  • Out of the Box | Xbox One
  • Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands | Xbox One
  • Sigi - A Fart For Melusina | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy | PS4, Switch
  • Super Inefficient Golf | Switch
  • Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps | Switch
  • Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad | Switch

Coming Soon

Monday, September 10

  • Dust: An Elysian Tale | Switch

Tuesday, September 11

  • NBA 2k19 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Wednesday, September 12

  • Time Carnage | Switch

Thursday, September 13

  • Bastion | Switch
  • Danger Mouse: The Danger Games | Switch
  • Defunct | Switch
  • Nefarious | Switch
  • Old School Musical | Switch
  • Senran Kagura Reflexions | Switch
  • Stay | Switch
  • Super Dungeon Tactics | Switch
  • Surgeon Simulator CPR | Switch
  • Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut | Switch

Friday, September 14

  • NHL 19 | PS4, Xbox One
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition | PC
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Super Lucky’s Tale | PC

Correction: The current month is September, not August.

I've played all of the Baldur's Gate games.


Howard the Duck

Well, for me I’m starting with a little Dragon Quest XI thanks to your co-worker, Tim Rogers penning that amazing ode to it last week. Thanks, my wallet is now crying because then it’s my Spider-Man collector’s Edition, Which is my most anticipated game this year.

(I feel kind of sad saying that in a year Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing, but that’s how low my opinion of Rockstar has sunk after the lack of any single player dlc for GTA V. Seriously, it makes me scared how much they’re going to focus on Red Dead’s online component, but I digress.)