New Release Round-Up (December 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 where the game is still in development. There will not be an entry next week.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale
Available: Nintendo eShop
Top-down adventure RPG Chicory: A Colorful Tale tasks players with restoring colour to the world using a magical brush. Players can draw on all parts of the world and are able to collect and place decorative items and plants. It also features options to make action sequences slower and easier — or to be skipped entirely — and is designed to be accessible to colourblind players. Those looking to read more about Chicory: A Colorful Tale can check out Sam Wachter’s review of its PC version.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Epic Games Store
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an enhanced version of the PlayStation 4’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, the first of a multi-part ground-up remake of Final Fantasy VII. In addition to graphical improvements and new features such as a photo mode, it includes a new Intermission story chapter that follows Wutai ninja Yuffie Kisaragi and her partner Sonon Kusakabe as they team up with Avalanche to infiltrate the Shinra corporation and steal a powerful Materia. Those looking to read more about Final Fantasy VII Remake can check out RPGamer’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure
Publisher: Onion Games
Developer: Onion Games
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store
Price: $18.99 (10% launch discount)
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure is an “anti-RPG” originally developed by Love-de-Lic, with current Onion Games studio head Yoshiro Kimura heavily involved in its writing and game design. The game follows a young boy who is sucked into a world strikingly similar to that of a game he has started playing and aims to deconstruct many familiar RPG tropes, using an in-game calendar that runs in real-time. Those looking to learn more about Moon can check out Michael Baker’s review of the original Japanese PlayStation release.
Praey for the Gods
Publisher: No Matter Studios
Developer: No Matter Studios
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store
Price: $29.99 (15% launch discount on Steam)
No Matter Studios’ Praey for the Gods puts players in the role of a solo wanderer in the midst of a never-ending winter. Players will need to explore and survive in its open world as they defeat giant bosses as part of solving the mystery behind the continuous freeze. The game had been in Steam Early Access since January 2019 and underwent a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2016.
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
Developer: Why So Serious?, Team Ladybug
Available: PlayStation Store, Xbox Store
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a Metroidvania that follows Deedlit, an elf who wakes up in a strange dungeon and encounters many familiar characters from the Record of Lodoss War series as she progresses through it. Those looking to read more about Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth can check out Paul Shkreli’s review of the PC release. A Nintendo Switch release is planned also for January 2022.
Sands of Salazar
Publisher: X.D. Network
Developer: Han-Squirrel Studio
Price: $14.99 (40% launch discount)
Open-world action strategy RPG Sands of Salazar is set on a desert world following the collapse of a great empire, which has left the remaining tribes to fight for control. Players create a character for either the story campaign or sandbox mode as they build up an army with which to take on their foes. With each playthrough, players are able to start stronger and take on new adventures.