September Officially Declared “Good Announcement Month”

Today the head of all video game news Mr Brian Crecente declared that September is now officially the month to announce everything that isn’t ground breaking or earth shattering, but is still pretty awesome. This month, only 7 days in, has seen announcements as varied as Black Mesa being released within a fortnight, to the revealing of a new Phoenix Wright game that actually has Phoenix Wright as the main character.

“It’s quite simply been a stupid amount of stuff all in one go, for seemingly no reason” said Mr Crecente to his wife in a piece of footage we have of him thanks to the power of reverse engineering webcams. “I’ve been typing this up all week and it’s not just PAX, we’ve got announcements out of nowhere. I mean look at this, a Rayman iOS game? And it looks great? Who’d have seen that coming?”

Not only that, but we’ve seen some amazing developments in the “low level” space including ports of The World Ends with You to iOS and Half Minute Hero to Steam. These are the kind of announcements that would make people go “oh that’s cool” and make their day, but now they’re coming so thick and fast who even has time? I mean Joe Danger: The Movie is out next week, it wasn’t even part of Summer of Arcade but it looks amazing. Oh, wait, what’s that, there’s a No More Heroes iOS game? And a Metal Gear Solid one? Why is all this happening in September? Did you even know there’s a new Rollercoaster Tycoon game? No word of a lie, coming out for 3DS. Combine that with the new Skyrim DLC and there’s just way too much low level content to feel in any way underwhelmed.

Also business models are changing, you got Steam with its new Greenlight service and Ubisoft just killed off it’s PC DRM. This is the kind of stuff we want to hear, but it’s all happening so fast nobody is able to care enough. Now we’ve even got these bloody countdown timers for Insomniac’s new game Fuse and Apple will be doing something soon too on the 12th, so god knows what to expect out of them.

Oh, and Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero got announced, unveiled and blew everyone out the water. So September, it just blew your mind and we’re only seven days in.

About Lewis Dunn

Lewis got into gaming as a child, when he was handed the portable version of crack cocaine, known colloquially as Tetris. He would spend hours trying to make blocks form lines so they would disappear never to return. At the age of 8 he had his first existential crisis as to what happens to blocks that disappear. Lewis has a deep love of humour in games, with some of his favourites being No More Heroes, Brutal Legend & Portal. Lewis enjoys writing bios in the third person.