Digital Store Weekly Round-Up (March 7, 2019)
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.
- Bonds of the Skies (PS4, Vita, Switch)
- Braveland Trilogy (Switch)
- Crimson Keep (PS4, One)
- Doom & Destiny (PS4)
- Eternity: The Last Unicorn (PC, PS4)
- Hard West (Switch)
The one fully new title is Eternity: The Last Unicorn. Meanwhile, Crimson Keep makes its console debut, Doom & Destiny arrives on PlayStation 4, Braveland Trilogy and Hard West come to Switch, and Kemco’s Bonds of the Skies comes to PS4, Vita, and Switch.
Sales and Discounts
The North American PlayStation Store gets a couple of publisher sales. The Square Enix sale includes Children of Zodiarcs, Chrono Trigger, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest Heroes, Dragon Quest Heores II, Dragon Quest XI, Final Fantasy Origins, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy Tactics, I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear, Romancing SaGa 2, Secret of Mana, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and World of Final Fantasy. Meanwhile, the Ubisoft sale features Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins, South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Meanwhile, the European store gets multiple sales sets. The EA sales include Dragon Age: Inquisition and Mass Effect: Andromeda. A Final Fantasy series sale features Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy Tactics, and World of Final Fantasy. PlayStation Presents includes Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Anima: Gate of Memories, Bastion, Devious Dungeon, Earthlock, Hand of Fate 2, Heroes Trials, Megadimension Neptunia VIIR, Pixel Heroes, Pyre, Smoke and Sacrifice, The Long Journey Home, The Swords of Ditto, Trulon, and Zenith. Finally, new Games Under €15/£14 and Games Under €5/£4 include Akiba’s Beat, Darkest Dungeon, Dark Rose Valkyrie, Divinity: Original Sin, Exist Archive, Fairy Fencer F, Megadimension Neptunia VII, Mordheim, Songbringer, Star Ocrean, The Council, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, The Witcher 3, Titan Quest, Tokyo Xanadu eX+, Victor Vran, Bound by Blame, Cat Quest, Heroes of the Monkey Tavern, Omega Quintet, Rebel Galaxy, and The Dwarves.
The Xbox Store has a good RPG selection in its weekly sales including Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, Anima: Gate of Memories – The Nameless Chronicles, Asdivine Hearts, Banner Saga 3, Chronus Arc, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dungeon Rushers, Fallout 4, Fernz Gate, Hand of Fate, Has-Been Heroes, Knights of Pen and Paper, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Mount & Blade: Warband, Pillars of Eternity, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs, The Metronomicon, The Surge, Torment: Tides Of Numenera, Trulon, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
The current American Nintendo eShop deals include ASH, Child of Light, Final Fantasy Explorers, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, Knights of Pen & Paper, Letter Quest, Smoke and Sacrifice, South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: tHe Fractured but Whole, and World of Final Fantasy. Europe has deals on Knights of Pen & Paper, Shining Resonance Refrain, Smoke and Sacrifice, South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Valkyria Chronicles, Adventure Bar Story, Adventure Labyrinth Story, AeternoBlade, Ambition of the Slimes, Mercenaries Saga 2, and Mercenaries Saga 3.
Steam‘s current sales include Divinity: Original Sin II, The Council, Book of Demons, Mass Effect, Halcyon 6, Labyrinth of Refrain, Disgaea PC, Disgaea 2 PC, Legends of Eisenwald, Siralim 3, and Ys VIII. Other titles on sale include System Shock, Disgaea PC, Labyrinth of Refrain, The Count Lucanor, and Ys VIII. Deals on GOG.com include Stardew Valley, Mary Skelter, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, Shadowrun Returns, Knights of Pen & Paper, Ys VIII, the Agarest series, and Absolver. Meanwhile, The Humble Store sales include Anachronox, Children of Zodiarcs, Chrono Trigger, Deus Ex, Dragon Quest Heroes, Dragon Quest Heroes II, Dragon Quest XI, Dungeon Siege, Fallout 4 VR, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasxy VIII, Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0, I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear, Romancing Saga 2, Secret of Mana, Skyrim VR, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, and World of Final Fantasy.
I played Doom & Destiny years ago as an Xbox One indie game. It was a funny little tongue-in-cheek parody of video games and nerd culture, presented as a retro RPG with turn-based combat. The one letdown with that game is that it had no playable female characters, and very few female characters in general.
I’d recommend Doom & Destiny to anyone who’s into the “comedic RPG parody” subgenre.
There’s a sequel, Doom & Destiny Advanced. So far Doom & Destiny Advanced seems to be only on computer and mobile platforms, not consoles. I hope it comes to consoles; I’ll probably buy it at full price if it does, since the original was a delight.
A third Doom & Destiny game is allegedly in the making, according to the creators’ website.