New Release Round-Up (July 15, 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.

Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One (previously released on PC, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment
Developer: Unspeakable Pixels
Available: PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store
Price: $19.99

Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a metroidvania that follows a barbarian hero who falls into an abyss and looks to escape with the aid of Pip, his magical bat companion. It features English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese language support. Those looking to read more about Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials can check out Michael Baker’s review of the Nintendo Switch version.

Cthulhu Saves Christmas

Platform: PlayStation 5 (previously released on PC, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher: Limited Run Games
Developer: Zeboyd Games
Available: PlayStation Store
Price: $9.99

Cthulhu Saves Christmas is a follow-up to Cthulhu Saves the World. It follows Cthulhu, the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga-chan, and Belsnickel as they attempt to save Santa Claus from the League of Christmas Evil. Those interested in reading more about Cthulhu Saves Christmas can check out Matt Masem’s review of the PC version and Ryan Radcliff’s review of the Nintendo Switch version.


Platform: PC
Publisher: Assemble Entertainment
Developer: Solar Powered Games
Available: Steam
Price: $13.99 (15% launch discount)

Highrisers sees players attempting to lead their survivors and gather supplies, craft gear, and eventually repair the helicopter that can take them to safety. The four are trapped in the building as a mysterious condition turns humanity into Dreamers, creatures that shun the light but come out at night to attack those who resist the spread. Highrisers is heavily crafting-focused, with each character having their own unique skill tree unlocking new perks, recipes, and interactions, and each campaign features randomly-generated layouts to encourage multiple playthroughs.

Rogue Wizards

Platform: Nintendo Switch (previously released on PC, Mac, iOS)
Publisher: Spellbind Studios
Developer: Spellbind Studios
Available: Nintendo eShop
Price: $14.99

Rogue Wizards is a fantasy-themed roguelike, where players’ wizards explore randomly-generated dungeons, battle Guild Wizard bosses, and collect powerful loot. Between dungeons they can enhance and customise their own wizard tower, building up the town around it.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Available: Nintendo eShop
Price: $59.99

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a remaster of Nintendo Wii title The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The remaster translates the Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk motion control system to the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, but there will also be button controls for those playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite.

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Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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