New Release Round-Up (December 2, 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.
Bullet-hell RPG Archvale tasks players with defeating the Undying, beings cursed by a cruel past king with immortality. Players adventure across the realm of Archvale, finding and crafting better equipment as they augment their own character build using badges.
Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp
Board game/RPG hybrid Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp is a spin-off to the main Danganronpa series where the murderous events do not occur. The game sees the Ultimate Students from Hope’s Peak Academy preparing to graduate by attending a 50-day Talent Development Camp. The game is split between board game sections where players advance characters as well as earn resources with which to unlock others, and a 200-floor dungeon-crawl. Danganronpa S’s release is part of Danganronpa Decadence, the Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the three mainline Danganronpa mystery adventure titles Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.
Co-op action RPG Dauntless sees players controlling Slayers, warriors sent out to fight against beasts known as Behemoths, and crafting new equipment from materials gathered from vanquished foes. The game features cross-save as well as cross-platform and cross-region multiplayer on all platforms. Those looking to read more about Dauntless can check out Phil Willis’ Deep Look.
Deiland: Pocket Planet
Deiland is a farming adventure title where players look after their own mini planet and is a predecessor to Summer in Mara. Players control Arco as he learns the secrets of his planet and helps other characters while looking after crops and animals. Those looking to read more about Deiland can check out Michael Baker’s review of the Nintendo Switch version.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (Early Access)
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is the fourth expansion for the MMORPG. It increases the level cap to 90 and takes players to multiple new locations including Old Sharlayan, Radz-at-Han, Labyrinthos, Thavnair, Garlemald, and Mare Lamentorum. It also adds two new playable Jobs: Sage and Reaper. Early access is available to all those who pre-ordered the expansion, with its official release set for December 7, 2021.
Ghost Sync follows a magic swordswoman called Lily, who sets out on a journey to defeat corrupted beasts called savarians that infest the world. She meets a dog possessed by the soul of a young man and the two join forces. The game features turn-based combat as well as guild missions and a weapon upgrade system.
Action RPG Grim Dawn is set on the fantasy world of Cairn, a world ravaged by an interdimensional conflict between two otherworldly races. Players are able to combine six classes and utilise over 25 skills as they venture through the world, which features multiple factions and quests with choices and consequences. The game also includes four-person multiplayer. The Xbox console version includes all of the content released for PC, including the Ashes of Malmouth and Forgotten Gods expansions, as well as the Crucible game mode.
Tactical cyberpunk RPG Mechajammer is set on a future colony world and features simultaneous turn-based combat. Players control a deserter that has crashed onto the colony and roam a cyberpunk city surrounded by deadly jungle, where they can recruit mercenaries, gang members, and thieves.
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos is a tactical RPG based on French author John Lang’s Le Donjon de Naheulbeuk parody audio series. Players control a party of adventurers, journeying through Zangdar’s dungeon, known only by their classes (e.g. the Ranger, the Elf, etc.). The game includes sidequests, traps, and puzzles, with multiple difficulty options available. Those looking to read more about the game can check out Luis Mauricio’s review of the PC version.