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PAX East Friday Roundup

Jon Jansen was at PAX East 2023 on Friday and to preview multiple upcoming RPGs. Here’s a quick roundup of the titles he tried out and quick thoughts on each of them.

Demonschool PAX East Impression

Jon Jansen was at PAX East and sat down with Ysbryd Games to test out the upcoming tactical RPG. The aesthetic alone is an attraction, but the combat can be a great starting point for newcomers of the genre.

Wrestle Story Announced

Another wrestling RPG is in development. Wrestle Story is being created by Tic Toc Games and is planned to release on PC.

Absinthia Review

Absinthia is an indie RPG with a buoyant soundtrack and charming graphical style. Boasting an LGBTQ+ cast and themes, this modern tale in a fantasy world drips with 16-bit era JRPG charm.

Metal Dogs Exits Early Access on Steam

24Frame’s action roguelike Metal Max spin-off Metal Dogs has exited Early Access on Steam. The game is also available internationally on Nintendo Switch.

The Caligula Effect: Overdose PS5 Dates Set

NIS America revealed western release dates for The Caligula Effect: Overdose’s PS5 version. The game will hit the console in North America in late May, with Europe getting it at the start of June.

Wartales Fully Launching in April

Tactical RPG Wartales will be exiting Steam Early Access next month. The game puts players in charge of a mercenary company in its medieval open world.

Souls of Chronos Deep Look

An isometric action RPG about two characters caught between the conflict between two rival gangs is the debut game from FUTU Studio. A few interesting ideas are letdown by the lackluster execution.

Neptunia GameMaker R:Evolution Announced

Compile Heart announced its latest Neptunia spin-off title. Neptunia GameMaker R:Evolution offers its offbeat take on game development and launches in Japan this August.

New Release Round-Up (March 23, 2023)

Leading this week’s new releases are Atelier Ryza 3 and Mr. Saitou. There are also new platforms and bundles for Ni no Kuni II, the Voice of Cards trilogy, Remnant: From the Ashes, and Rakuen.