The second week of September continues a strong stable of releases, and this'll probably continue right up until the end of the year. Of course, the "big" one is next week - but which of these take your fancy?
New releases for the week commencing September 6th:
R.U.S.E. (PC, 360, PS3)
What is it? WW2 real-time strategy game based on deception, although gameplay more resembles a turn-based system, and explores the idea of a board game in which both players don't see the same thing. Should you care? Good multiplayer with plenty of opportunity to outfox opponents, but beware, a strong defensive advantage can make for stalemates.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP)
What is it? The sixth game in a series fusing Disney with JRPG. Acts as a prequel to the original. Mickey Mouse and Keyblades on the PSP. Should you care? It's still Kingdom Hearts, and if you've played it you'll know the formula. But there's a new combat system and some multiplayer modes.
Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 (PC, PS3)
What is it? An arcade style air combat sim in a future that allows you to stall your aircraft and rapidly change its direction. The 360 version came out last week. Should you care? This will be very similar to the first, with a few small improvements. It features four player co-op and eight player competitive play. Demos are available.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame (Wii, DS)
What is it? A completely non-serious, lighthearted take on a Batman beat 'em up. This isn't based on the animated series from the 90s - it's the new cartoon. Lots of special attacks and friendly superheroes spice up an otherwise one-button combo game. Should you care? If you're up for an easy romp with a sense of humour. This isn't nearly as dark & grim as many recent renditions of the caped crusader.
Ninety-Nine Nights 2 (PS3, 360)
What is it? One man vs an army. Wield swords way too big for you, take on hundreds of fodder foes at once, and whittle away at the toes of giant beasts. Should you care? If you liked the idea of Dynasty Warriors but hated the implementation.
What is it? The Tetris/Lumines inspired downloadable game that combines music with the gameplay, now on Steam. Should you care? It's cheap, and 5% of the Steam purchase price goes to OneBigGame's charity partners, Save the Children and the Starlight Children's Foundation.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC)
What is it? A graphic horror adventure game. Explore dark environments and solve physics puzzles. Should you care? It's from the makers of Penumbra. Check it out if you like a slower paced horror with less combat.