New Release Round-Up (February 24, 2022)
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.
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream is a direct sequel to Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, the first title in Atelier’s Mysterious sub-series. It sees alchemist Sophie Neuenmuller transported to the world of Erde Wiege where she meets a younger version of her teacher Plachta, who does not know who Sophie is. Those looking to read more about Atelier Sophie 2 can check out RPGamer’s impression of the game and an interview with producer Junzo Hosoi.
Dusk Diver 2
Dusk Diver 2 is a sequel to action RPG Dusk Diver. Main protagonist Yang Yumo returns to Taipei’s Ximending district as a college freshman and fights against demonic invasions with the support of guardian spirits. The game is also available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan and East Asia.
Edge of Eternity
Edge of Eternity combines turn-based and tactical combat, using an ATB-based battle system as well as a combat grid and environmental interactions. The game is set on the planet Heryon, which is plunged into a war between its inhabitants and invaders from space, and follows siblings Daryon and Selene as they look to find a cure for an affliction called the Corrosion. Those looking to read more about Edge of Eternity can check out Jon Jansen’s review of the PlayStation 5 version.
Elden Ring is an action RPG set in a fantasy world created by Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin. The game features the mysterious Elden Ring, a power sought by many adventurers that bestows the title of Elden Lord of the Lands Between.
Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster
Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster is the latest release of the title originally released for Super Famicom/Super Nintendo in Japan and North America in 1994, though in North America it was released under the title Final Fantasy III. The Pixel Remaster version includes remodeled 2D pixel graphics, a rearranged soundtrack, a modernised UI, auto-battle options, and supplemental extras including a bestiary and illustration gallery.
Turn-based RPG Monark features contributions from developers of the original Shin Megami Tensei. The game is set in an academy within a mysterious realm known as the Otherworld. The academy is cut off from the real world and hosts a Mist that is driving students mad. Players team up and build relationships with four classmates, taking the role of vice president for the group’s True Student Council.
Monster taming RPG Monster Crown is set 20 years after a group rose up and overthrew the tyrannical Philosopher Kings who ruled Crown Island. However, a woman is now seeking to take hold of the Kings’ power, with players traveling across the land and making pacts with monsters as they seek to stop her. The game features over 200 base monsters, which can be bred and fused to create brand new species.
Deck-building RPG Roguebook is co-designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield. Players must choose two of the game’s five heroes — with the console release adding the fifth hero Fugoro, available as DLC on the PC version — to take into battle, then play cards to activate their individual abilities. The game includes a chapter-based campaign, which requires that players restart after being defeated, but with permanent upgrades available. An epilogue system also introduces customized challenges and additional rewards. Those looking to read more about Roguebook can check out Zack Webster’s Deep Look of its PC version.