New Release Round-Up (June 17, 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.
Tactical RPG Dark Deity is set on the world of Terrazael. The game features 28 chapters and a total of 54 character classes divided into multiple tiers. Players can join forces with thirty playable characters, with characters able to raise their bonds with others, potentially leading into romances. The game also includes a Grave Wounds system where characters that fall in battle are given penalties to their attributes. Those looking to read more about Dark Deity can check out Ryan Costa’s impression. In addition, RPGamer is currently running a giveaway for the game and its soundtrack, with entries open until 11:59pm Eastern on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Deck-building RPG Roguebook is co-designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield. The game includes a chapter-based campaign, which requires that players restart after being defeated, but with permanent upgrades available. An epilogue system also introduces customized challenges and additional rewards. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch versions are planned to follow at a later date.
Shadows of Adam
Retro RPG Shadows of Adam follows a party of four characters — Asrael, Kellan, Curtis, and Talon — and features an action point-based combat system. Those looking to read more about Shadows of Adam can check out Pascal Takaia’s review of the Nintendo Switch version.
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online is an MMORPG originally released in 2014 and takes place during Tamriel’s Second Age, a millennium before the events of The Elder Scrolls Online V: Skyrim. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S releases come in the wake of the release of the Blackwood expansion. Blackwood forms the main “Chapter” of the year-long Gates of Oblivion event, which centres around Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon’s schemes 800 years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Wildermyth is billed as a procedurally generated storytelling RPG taking inspirations from Dungeons & Dragons and XCOM. Players lead a band of heroes, with each hero having their own background. Choices through the adventure affect characters’ paths and relationships, and past heroes can go into the player’s legacy pool and show up in future playthroughs.