With August having almost wrapped up, it is time to move on to the major video games that will be coming out in the first half of September. The first half of this month will see one of the biggest and most anticipated releases of the year for many gamers with “Destiny 2”.

'Destiny 2'

One of the biggest games of 2017 is “Destiny 2” -- the sequel to 2014's hugely popular, yet also divisive “Destiny.” The sequel is once again being developed by Bungie and published by Activision. “Destiny 2” promises to deliver a more substantive storyline and campaign missions compared to it predecessor.

There will also be new sub-classes for the three returning classes and completely new areas to explore that were not in the first game like Titan and Io. The game's PVP multiplayer mode, the Crucible, will also be returning with new game modes. “Destiny 2” is slated to release on September 6 for Xbox and PS4, while it will come to Microsoft Windows next month.

'PES 2018'

“Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2018” is a soccer video game that is the latest release in the long running line of PES games that have been coming out annually since 2001. The game is being developed by PES Productions and being published by Konami. New features in this year's version include strategic dribbling and real touch+ for greater ball control.

There will also be better graphics and presentation, along with an online co-op mode and PES league integration. PES 2018 is releasing on September 12 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft WIndows, PS3, and PS4.

'Divinity II: Original Sin'

Divinity II: Original Sin” is an RPG that is the sequel to 2014's “Divinity: Original Sin” -- which is once again being developed and published by Larian Studios.

The game is set centuries after the original and involves a group of four sorcerers setting out to defeat a religious leader who had declared their kind to all be criminals. Gamers will be able to create their own character, with the other three party members being AI controlled.

Dialogue and quests will be different depending on a player's chosen backstory for their character.

There will also be a cover system, skill crafting, a "Love & Hate" mechanic that is developed with other characters, and a competitive multiplayer mode. “Divinity II” will be coming out on Microsft Windows on September 14 and to Xbox One and PS4 at a later date.

'Metroid: Samus Returns'

Metroid: Samus Return” is a side-scrolling action-adventure game that is a reimaging of the 1991 game “Metroid II: Return of Samus.” The development of the game is a collaborative project between MercurySteam and Nintendo and is being led by the long-time director of the series Yoshio Sakamoto. It is also being published by Nintendo.

The game will have 3D graphics played on a 2D plane, introducing new gameplay elements and controls while having a similar structure and story to the 1991 version.

It will also feature Amiibo support. “Metroid: Samus Returns” comes out on September 15 for the Nintendo DS.

'NBA Live 18'

NBA Live 18” is a basketball video game that is being developed by EA Tiburon and published by EA Sports. This game has been in development for two years following the generally poor reception the previous three games in the series faced. The game is bringing back franchise mode and ultimate team, along with competitive team events like Live Run.

It also features a story-based career mode called “The One” which will feature ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman appearing in fake “First Take” segments to discuss your career. For the first time in any basketball video game, WNBA players will be featured. “NBA Live 18” releases on September 15 for Xbox One and PS4.