Games I’m looking forward to this fall

September 2, 2021

It’s hard to believe that the now-current gen consoles have been out for almost an entire year. Some people still can’t get their hands on a PS5 or Xbox Series console, but the good news is that there are still a lot of great games coming out on what is now last-gen hardware. Even though many games have been delayed into 2022 and beyond, there are still a lot of great games coming out this fall. Here are the ones I’m most looking forward to: 

• Life is Strange: True Colors - Sept. 10: I am a huge fan of the Life is Strange series. I have played all the main games and the spinoffs, as well as Tell Me Why - another amazing game from Life is Strange creator Dontnod Entertainment. I am so excited about the upcoming Life is Strange game - True Colors. It’s the third mainline installment in the Life is Strange series and - just as in Life is Strange 2 - you play as a brand-new character, Alex Chen. Alex possesses a psychic empathy power where she sees how others around her are feeling, but this causes her to feel their emotions. I have been purposely avoiding trailers because I want to go in and have as authentic an experience as possible. Life is Strange: True Colors releases on Sept. 10 for Windows PC, Switch, PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X/S, Stadia. 

• Kena: Bridge of Spirits - Sept. 21: Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an upcoming story-driven, third-person, action-adventure game, which you all know by now is my favorite type of game to play! Kena, the main character, is a girl with magical abilities. The game very much appears to be inspired by The Legend of Zelda series, as well as games like God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn - and I am here for it. And, Kena’s companions are these adorable little black creatures called the Rot. Kena: Bridge of Spirits comes out Sept. 21 on Windows PC and PS4/5.

• The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes - Oct. 22: I’m a big fan of The Dark Pictures Anthology - a series of standalone cinematic horror games by developer Supermassive Games. The next game in the anthology, House of Ashes, has me super hyped! In this game, Iraq War Special Forces searching for weapons stumble upon some mysterious creatures. These games definitely get mixed reception, with some saying they’re cheesy, but I can’t get enough. The best part is that you can play local and online co-op; I highly recommend playing with a friend in person. 

• Honorable mentions: Honorable mentions include Far Cry 6 and Lost Judgment. 

Thank you so much for reading my column. Check out my podcast, Pixels & Planners, on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more. See you next year!

  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, a planner babe, and a boba tea fanatic. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader by her aunt. Her current main consoles are the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Some of her favorite games include The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series, Persona 5, and Night in the Woods. Follow her on Instagram at @planningwithcass and YouTube at

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