New Release Round-Up (September 16, 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.
Darksiders III is a follow-up to the previous two titles and follows the third Horseman of the Apocalypse, Fury. Sister of the first Horseman Death, Fury is tasked with hunting down the personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins. Those looking to read more about Darksiders III can check out Pascal Tekaia’s review of the PlayStation 4 release.
Eastward follows two characters, John and Sam, as they journey through a world that is falling into ruin. Players travel on a cross-country railway, stopping off at towns and villages, visiting campsites and forests, and fighting off monsters with an assortment of weapons.
Isometric cyberpunk RPG Gamedec is based on the novels by Marcin Przybyłek. The game takes place in the 22nd century and sees players acting as a private detective tasked with solving crimes that occur in an assortment of virtual worlds. Those looking to read more can check out Anna Marie Privitere’s impression from PAX West and Pascal Tekaia’s impression from PAX Online.
Nexomon is a monster-catching RPG and takes place thousands of years before the events of its follow-up title Nexomon: Extinction. The game lets players choose one of seven starter creatures and explore ten regions, participating in turn-based combat using their party of Nexomon. It includes over 300 different Nexomon in total.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom returns players to Ding Dong Dell, this time controlling a young boy named Evan, a deposed king who sets out to reclaim his throne. The Nintendo Switch Prince’s Edition includes both of the game’s DLC packs, The Lair of the Lost Lord and The Tale of a Timeless Tome. Those looking to read more about the game can check out Charalampos Papadimitriou’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is the latest title in the Bokujo Monogatari/Story of Seasons franchise. The game sends players to Olive Town, a frontier seaside town where they attempt to restore their grandfather’s farm. Those looking to read more about Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town can check out Sam Wachter’s review of the Nintendo Switch version.
Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown
In virtual reality RPG Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown, players stand around a virtual table and control a party of adventurers as the table changes to show the party’s encounters and the various locations they explore. The game is controlled by narrator-slash-Game Master Arbitrix. The PC version also comes with a new non-VR mode.
Tails of Iron
Tails of Iron follows Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, as he tries to restore his kingdom by defeating the Frog Clan and its leader Greenwart. The game features challenging 2D action combat, with players able to customise Redgi’s combat capabilities and style with different weapons and armor. It also includes crafting and sidequests, with players aided by companions on selected missions.
The Amazing American Circus
Deck-building RPG The Amazing American Circus is set in the 19th-century United States and features numerous historical and fictional characters from American folklore. The game sees players trying to build up a circus empire, engaging in “duels” against the audience as they put on performances. Players will need to manage and recruit troupe members while building up their caravan. Those looking to read more about The Amazing American Circus can check out Luis Mauricio’s impression of a demo version from earlier this year.