New Release Round-Up (January 7, 2021)
Welcome to RPGamer’s new release round-up. In this column we look to provide our readers with details on all of the RPGs released over the previous week.
This column is a replacement for our previous Digital Store Update column. Unfortunately, recent trends and changes to certain digital storefronts have made the process of listing the relevant RPG titles on sale far too time-consuming to continue with, so we have repositioned the column to focus on providing some more details about the new releases. Links to the latest sales will still be available at the bottom of the article.
Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store
Price: $19.99 (10% launch discount on Steam)
Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom is a party-based fantasy RPG following Volker, a blacksmith’s son who aims to continue the family trade while also becoming an adventurer in Muspelheim, the Sand Kingdom. The game features fourteen classes as players recruit other party members from the Guild before setting out to dungeons to collect materials from monsters and then use those materials to craft equipment for use or sale.
Summer in Mara
Available: Microsoft Store
Price: $24.99 (10% launch discount)
Summer in Mara follows Koa, a young girl living on an island with her grandmother. Players harvest crops, fish, and more while undertaking the tasks Koa’s grandmother gives her, travelling across her island and taking her boat to explore others in the archipelago. Those looking to read more about Summer in Mara can check out Michael Baker’s impression of the Nintendo Switch version.