New Release Round-Up (June 10, 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.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale
Developer: Greg Lobanov, Alexis Dean Jones, Madeline Berger
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store
Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a top-down adventure where players restore colour to the world using a magical brush. Players can draw on all parts of the world and are able to collect and place decorative items and plants. It also features options to make action sequences slower and easier — or to be skipped entirely — and is designed to be accessible to colourblind players.
Edge of Eternity
Publisher: Midgar Studio, Dear Villagers
Developer: Midgar Studio
Available: Steam, GOG.com, Epic Games Store
Price: $29.99 (15% launch discount)
JRPG-inspired title Edge of Eternity looks to combine turn-based and tactical combat, using an ATB-based combat system as well as a combat grid and environmental interactions. The game is set on the planet Heryon, which is plunged into a war between its inhabitants and invaders from space, and follows siblings Daryon and Selene as they look to find a cure for an affliction called the Corrosion. .
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Available: PlayStation Store
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an enhanced version of the PlayStation 4’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. In addition to graphical improvements and new features such as a photo mode, it includes a new Intermission story chapter that follows Wutai ninja Yuffie Kisaragi and her partner Sonon Kusakabe as they team up with Avalanche to infiltrate the Shinra corporation and steal a powerful Materia. Those who own the PlayStation 4 version will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free, but will have to purchase the additional story chapter separately. Those looking to read more about Final Fantasy VII Remake can check out RPGamer’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons
Publisher: Flyhigh Works
Price: $19.99 (10% launch discount)
Tactical RPG Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons is the fifth entry in the Mercenaries series. It includes a story campaign with two distinct routes as players build up their team through numerous optional battles and class upgrade choices. Mercenaries Blaze is designed to accommodate newcomers and has a standalone story. Those looking to read more about the game can check out Paul Shkreli’s review of the Nintendo Switch version.
Publisher: Idea Factory International
Developer: Compile Heart
Available: PlayStation Store
Neptunia ReVerse is an enhanced version of the first game in the Neptunia series, which was originally released for PlayStation 3 and based on the revamped gameplay of the Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 remake. The game stars four Goddesses in the world of Gamindustri, each one in charge of her own nation. The ReVerse version includes 27 playable characters available from the outset, a party-size increase from three to four, new character outfits and accessories, and a new fishing mini-game.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis
Available: Steam, Microsoft Store
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a new MMORPG that runs alongside Phantasy Star Online 2. New Genesis features a new adventure taking place “1,000 years after Oracle’s battle”. It takes place on a wide-open field with time and weather cycles and will feature brand new game systems, a new graphics engine, and improved character customisation.