A lot of video games come out every month, and it’s only picking up as we approach October, which is particularly packed. If you gave the September game release calendar a thwap with the ol’ broom, a few huge AAA-tier games would likely drop to the ground like anvils this month. Games like Starfield, the new DLC for Pokémon Scarletand Violet, Mortal Kombat 1, Payday 3, and Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty kick up a cloud that overshadows the arrival of smaller games — potentially great ones, even, from developers you might’ve heard of and new indie creators alike. Like, some that may actually end up on your GOTY list.
We don’t want to let these games slip by (and you’d probably like to know about them, right?), so each month we’ll be rounding up a handful of notable game launches that you should know about. Stay tuned near the end of every month for our next batch of video game deep cuts.
There’s a new side-scrolling platformer out this month that has everything I want in a game: gorgeous cinematics, floating down from big jumps like Princess Peach, dashing like Hollow Knight, and a badass shotgun with frenzied, gore-fest action akin to Broforce. It’s called Gunbrella, and it’s been on my radar since I first saw it in action. This game comes from Doinksoft, the studio that developed the 8-bit-inspired Gato Roboto, another game I recommend checking out if you like side-scrolling shooters.
You play as a fellow who has maybe the most coveted spy-movie weapon of all: an umbrella with a gun inside. Not since Penguin from the Batman series have I seen such a cool umbrella in action.
Gunbrella is now available on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam.
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