New Release Round-Up (November 18, 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.

Arcadia Fallen

Platform: PC, Mac, Linux
Publisher: Galdra Studios
Developer: Galdra Studios
Available: Steam
Price: $24.99

Visual novel RPG Arcadia Fallen is set in a fantasy world where players control an apprentice alchemist (with customisable appearance and gender) bound to an illegal spirit and drawn into a war between humanity and magic forces. Gameplay is heavily dialogue-focused, inspired by Mass Effect and Dragon Age, with players choosing responses often assigned particular moods or tones.

Dandy Ace

Platform: PlayStation 4 (previously released on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher: Neowiz
Developer: Mad Mimic
Available: PlayStation Store
Price: $28.49

Roguelite action RPG Dandy Ace follows a magician called Ace who seeks to defeat the Green-Eyed Illusionist, Lele. As he fights through Lele’s changing palace, Ace creates spells by combining magical cards. The PlayStation 4 version includes new cards and equipable trinkets added alongside the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch release, which are also available in the PC version through a free update.

Fae Tactics

Platform: Xbox One (previously released on PC)
Publisher: Humble Games
Developer: Endlessfluff Games
Available: Xbox Store
Price: $19.99 (included on Xbox Game Pass subscription service)

Tactical RPG Fae Tactics takes place in a world where magic was separated from the natural world by the Elemental Gates; however, the seal on the gates has been released causing magical fae creatures to flood in. Players take on the role of Peony, a magic user who battles fae creatures, which can later be recruited to fight alongside her.

Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier

Platform: iOS, Android
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix, Ateam
Available: Apple App Store, Google Play Store
Price: Free-to-play

Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier is an online battle royale game set before the events of Final Fantasy VII. It sees players controlling customiseable SOLDIER candidates with different combat styles. In addition to fighting against other players, players can encounter monsters that when defeated grant experience and let them level up and unlock new weapons.

Light Fairytale Episode 2

Platform: PlayStation 4 (previously released on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One)
Available: PlayStation Store
Price: $9.99

Light Fairytale Episode 2 is the direct sequel to Light Fairytale Episode 1. The turn-based RPG inspired by numerous JRPGs continues the story of Haru and Ayaka as they journey to reunite with an old friend and lets players import stats, items, and other collectibles from the previous game.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Riot Forge
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Available: Steam, Epic Games Store,, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Nintendo eShop
Price: $29.99

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a turn-based RPG spin-off set in the League of Legends universe. It takes place in the port town of Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles, which are surrounded by cursed Black Mist that corrupts those who come into contact with it. Players form a party from six League of Legends champions: Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Developer: ILCA, Game Freak
Available: Nintendo eShop (Brilliant Diamond), Nintendo eShop (Shining Pearl)
Price: $59.99

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the fourth-generation titles Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which were released for Nintendo DS in Japan in 2006 and in the west in 2007. The games are set in the region of Sinnoh and see players taking on Team Galactic while attempting to become a champion Pokémon trainer by defeating the region’s Gym Leaders.

Tears of Avia

Platform: PlayStation 4 (previously released on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher: PQube
Developer: CooCooSqueaky
Available: PlayStation Store
Price: $14.99 (20% PS Plus launch discount)

Tears of Avia is a turn-based strategy RPG set in the world of Estera. Players will be able to control a party of five characters, with multiple job classes and numerous skills available for each member, as they work together to search for the lost city of Avalon.


Platform: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: Laughing Machines
Available: Steam,, Xbox Store
Price: $19.99 (10% launch discount on PC, including in Xbox Game Pass subscription service)

Roguelite action RPG UnDungeon puts players in the role of a Herald, tasked with undoing an interdimensional cataclysm called the Shift, where seven versions of Earth were merged into one. Players fight their way through hordes of monsters, looking to build their power enough to undo the Shift. Each run increases the Herald’s knowledge and abilities as players unlock permanent upgrades.

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Alex Fuller

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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