New Release Round-Up (May 27, 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.
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards
Publisher: Digiart Interactive
Developer: Digiart Interactive, N-Fusion Interactive
Available: Steam, Nintendo eShop
Action RPG Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards is based on Incan mythology and The World of Aluna comic book series created by Paula Garces. The game stars Aluna, the daughter of a Spanish conquistador and South American nature goddess Pachamama. After being raised in early 16th century Spain, Aluna travels to South America and embarks on a quest to restore her mother’s amulet.
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Developer: Experiment 101
Available: Steam, GOG.com, Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store
Open-world action RPG Biomutant takes place in a post-apocalyptic, kung fu-inspired setting where players take control of an anthropomorphized creature. As players explore the game’s open world, they are able to use mutations to customise their character and their powers. Those looking to read more about the game can check out Sam Wachter’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.
Final Fantasy XIV Online
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Available: PlayStation Store (Starter Edition, Complete Edition)
Price*: Starter Edition — $19.99
Complete Edition — $59.99 ($23.99 until June 10)
* Free upgrade for PlayStation 4 owners, does not include subscription fee.
Final Fantasy XIV Online is the second Final Fantasy MMORPG. The Starter Edition contains access to the base game (A Realm Reborn), plus the first expansion, Heavensward. The Complete Edition also includes access to the Starter Edition plus subsequent expansions Stormblood and Shadowbringers.
King of Seas
Available: Steam, GOG.com, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop
Pirate RPG King of Seas sees players setting sail in a procedurally generated, dynamic world in search of adventure and glory. The game features customisable ships across five types, with players able to select from over twenty skills to suit their preferred play style. A demo is available on PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Developer: △○□× (Miwashiba)
Available: Nintendo eShop
LiEat follows young dragon girl Efina, who has the power to eat lies, and her vagabond caretaker. The duo travel the world buying and selling secrets, while trying to uncover their mysterious histories, with the game covering three distinct story chapters.
Publisher: BadLand Publishing
Developer: Cereal Games
Available: Steam, Nintendo eShop
Noir action RPG Pecaminosa puts players in the role of disgraced detective John Souza, who is one day visited by the ghost of mob boss Charlie “Two Angels”, and tasked with helping him capture his former associates in a bid to get Charlie into Heaven. The game features character customization with weapons and outfits letting players utilize different playstyles, as well as gambling mini-games.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster is a remaster of the third mainline Shin Megami Tensei title that was released for PlayStation 2. The apocalyptic storyline takes place in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo that has been turned into the Vortex World, where cults and demons fight each other. The remaster includes additional difficulty modes, a suspend save option, and Japanese and English voiceover options. Those looking to read more about Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster can check out Luis Mauricio’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.
Solasta: Crown of the Magister
Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a party-based fantasy tactical RPG that utilises the Dungeons & Dragons SRD 5.1 ruleset. The game features a story campaign with players creating their own party of adventurers, with combat that makes heavy use of verticality, as well as a dungeon maker tool. Those looking to read more about Solasta: Crown of the Magister can check out RPGamer’s impressions of the game’s initial Early Access release and its PAX Online demo.
Tainted Grail: Conquest
Deckbuilding roguelike Tainted Grail: Conquest is a reimagining of Arthurian myths, set in the realm of Avalon with King Arthur dead and the magical guardian stones that protect its inhabitants losing their power. It is based on the Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon board game, with a story written by Polish author Krzysztof Piskorski. Players are put in the role of regular townspeople who set out to reach Kamelot as a dark power slowly takes over the land.