New Release Round-Up (July 8, 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.
Aria Chronicle is a strategy roguelite. The game follows Princess Aria, who sets out with her party on a pilgrimage to carry out the Rite of Succession. On her journey she learns of an organisation known as the Cult as well as a revelation about the history of her kingdom.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a follow-up to Nintendo 3DS title Monster Hunter Stories. It is a turn-based spin-off to the Monster Hunter series that sees players control a Rider, someone who partners up with and raises monsters. After all the Rathalos disappear, the player comes across an egg containing a flightless, black-winged Rathalos that is said to bring about the end of the world.
Swords of Legends Online
MMORPG Swords of Legends Online is set in a fantasy world based on Chinese mythology. The game features six classes — Reaper, Summoner, Bard, Spellsword, Berserker, and Spearmaster — as well as multiplayer dungeons, twenty-player raids, and multiple PvP modes.
Urban fantasy adventure RPG Unavowed is set in New York City and takes place a year after the player character — who can be male or female — has their body taken over by a demon, leaving a trail of bloodshed in their wake. Wanted by the police and having to leave their old life behind, the player’s salvation comes with the opportunity to join a secret society known as the Unavowed and fight against an oncoming darkness.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
The latest entry in Nihon Falcom’s action RPG series, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox takes place in the “prison city” of Balduq, where Adol finds himself imprisoned. In prison, a mysterious woman named Aprilis turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters.