New Release Round-Up (February 18, 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 week. Please note we do not currently include Early Access releases.
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust is a follow-up to 2013 retro RPG Anodyne and features gameplay and graphics inspired by the PSX and 16-bit eras, with players exploring 3D cities and landscapes as well as 2D dungeons. The game stars Nova, the Nano Cleaner, who is tasked with collecting a dangerous substance known as Nano Dust. Players will not need to have played the first Anodyne to follow the events of the second game, though there are some connections between the two.
Azur Lane: Crosswave
Azur Lane: Crosswave is a naval RPG where battleship maidens fight out in the open sea and was released for PC and PlayStation 4 in 2020. The characters are modelled and named after real-world ships from the 20th century. Those looking to read more about the game can check out RPGamer’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.
Doom & Destiny Advanced
Doom & Destiny Advanced is a parody turn-based RPG following four nerds in a fantasy world. The game is considered both a prequel and a reboot to the original Doom & Destiny. It was originally released in 2016.
Fallen Legion Revenants
Fallen Legion Revenants is a follow-up to 2017’s dual-title Fallen Legion and features a brand-new story. The game is set in a world covered in miasma, with the remaining human population retreating to a floating castle. It stars the rebel Lucien, who aims to influence proceedings in Welkin Castle, and Rowena, a fighter in the lands below and the recipient of Lucien’s aid.
Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King
Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King is an adventure RPG with a focus on exploration and boss fights. The game takes place in a world called Hypnos, with players learning about the fall of a civilisation through its few survivors. The game had been on Steam Early Access since 2019.
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light is a new videogame based on the popular animated series and features seven playable characters with combat that utilises formations as well as combo attacks and Gem Fusions. The game includes an original story written by series creator Rebecca Sugar and sees players facing off against two new Gems.
Viola: The Heroine’s Melody
Billed as a musical platformer RPG, Viola: The Heroine’s Melody sees budding violinist Viola getting trapped in a fantasy world inside her instrument. The game features a mixture of turn-based combat with timing and rhythm mechanics plus side-scrolling platforming. Each party member has their own instrument, and will play along with songs Viola finds that have magical effects.