Digital Store Weekly Round-Up (November 1, 2018)
Welcome to RPGamer’s weekly digital store round-up. In this column we look to provide our readers with updates on recent releases and sales for RPGs across the digital marketplace.
- Call of Cthulhu (PC, PS4, One)
- Chronus Arc (PS4, Vita) (Cross-Buy, North America only)
- Diablo III (Switch)
- Infinite Adventures (PC, PS4, One)
- OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes (Switch)
- Steven Universe: Save the Light (Switch)
- Transistor (Switch)
Two new titles arrive this week with Lovecraftian horror mystery Call of Cthulhu joined by dungeon-crawler Infinite Adventures. Meanwhile, Kemco’s Chrono Arc arrives on PlayStation with Cross-Buy between the PS4 and Vita. Finally, the Switch gets a new set of ports with Diablo III, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, Steven Universe: Save the Light, and Transistor all releasing on the system.
PS Plus Free Games for November 2018
- Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
Sales and Discounts
The North American PlayStation store starts a new set of Double Discounts, offering extra deals for PS Plus users on titles including Always Sometimes Monsters, Cat Quest, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Earthlock, Lords of the Fallen, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Pillars of Eternity, Pyre, South Park, The Surge, Yakuza 0, and Yakuza 6. There is also another day to catch the end of the Halloween-themed Sale of the Dead, including Bloodborne, Bound by Flame, Death’s Gambit, Mordheim, Nights of Azure, Of Orcs and Men, Sunless Sea, The Technomancer, and The Witcher 3.
The Double Discounts also come to Europe, whose offerings include Atelier Firis, Citizens of Earth, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Dragon’s Crown, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X|X-2, Final Fantasy Type-0, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Lords of the Fallen, Lost Sphear, NieR: Automata, Persona 5, Shadows: Awakening, Shining Resonance, South Park, Star Ocean, The Lost Child, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza 6, and Yakuza Kiwami 2. Europe’s Halloween sale also gives RPGamers a final day to pick up deals on Bloodborne, Darksiders, the Souls trilogy, Fallout 4, God Eater 2, Little Witch Academia, Nights of Azure 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and XCOM 2. Meanwhile, the newest batch of Games Under €15/£13 features Earthlock, Songbringer, Stories: The Path of Destines, Sword Art Online: Lost Song, and Wizard of Legend. Finally, the new Games Under €5/£4 list includes Nine Parchments, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, and Sword Art Online: Re: Hollow Fragment.
The Xbox Store’s sales this week only include RPGs from 360 (though many are backwards compatible on Xbox One) in Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Bound by Flame, Phantasy Star II, RAW – Realms of Ancient War, and XCOM: Enemy Within.
The Nintendo eShop in America has deals for Adventure Labyrinth Story, Bit Dungeon+, Etrian Odyssey Untold, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold, Golf Story, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked. European sales are TBC.
Steam‘s newest sales are TBC as its Halloween deals end right around the time of posting. GOG.com has sales on Mount & Blade, Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption, Gorky 17, and King’s Bounty: Dark Side. Meanwhile, The Humble Store has discounts on Costume Quest, World of Final Fantasy, and Vampyr.
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Ah, Chronus Arc. I greatly enjoyed Hit Point/Kemco’s Justice Chronicles on the 3DS (in spite of its terrible localization), so when I read the negative RPGamer review (on the old site) about Hit Point/Kemco’s Chronus Arc on the 3DS, I wondered, “Could Hit Point’s earlier RPG really be that bad?”
Yes. Chronus Arc really is that bad, and the review succinctly explains why. The best thing I can say about it is that the box pushing puzzles were kind of fun. Kind of.
I played Chronus Arc all the way to the end anyway, because Justice Chronicles was just that good and I wanted to fully compare and experience the dichotomy. Also because Chronus Arc is short.