New Release Round-Up (May 26, 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.
Sci-fi dungeon-crawling RPG Biomotor Unitron has players controlling pilots of humanoid battle robots called Unitrons as they explore dungeons to collect various materials. The dungeons change layout each time they are entered, while each Unitron changes shape according to its pilot’s level, with new weapons developed using the material they collect on their excursions. There is also an arena, where players can battle other Unitrons for prizes. A sequel, Kikou Seiki Unitron, was released in Japan in 2000.
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders is a spin-off inspired by Minecraft with a heavy focus on resource collection and crafting. The game is set in Alefgard, the world of the first Dragon Quest game, after it was destroyed by the evil Dragonlord. Those looking to read more about Dragon Quest Builders can check out RPGamer’s review of its 2016 PlayStation 4 release.
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened
Tower-defense action RPG Dungeon Defenders: Awakened acts as a reboot for the series and is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game sees up to four players setting up and upgrading their defences to protect core crystals from being destroyed by waves of enemies. Those looking to read more about Dungeon Defenders: Awakened can check out RPGamer’s review of the PC version.
Narrative adventure RPG Fabled Lands is based on the gamebooks by Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson. It is set in the open world of Harkuna as players create their own character and set off on adventure, choosing their own path of fame or riches. The game features tactical turn-based combat system.
Forgotten Fables: Wolves on the Westwind
Forgotten Fables: Wolves on the Westwind is a narrative adventure RPG that takes place in the world of popular tabletop setting The Dark Eye. It features two playable characters with their own skills and story as they become involved in a quest to defeat a long-forgotten evil that is on the verge of reawakening. Players will gain different companions based on their decisions throughout the game, with their choices also leading to multiple potential endings.
Dungeon-crawling RPG Hellslave is set on a world where humanity is on the verge of extinction following an invasion from dark forces. Players control a fighter who sets out to stop the invasion by making a pact with the Devil — selecting one of six demons to align with — and using their new powers against the invaders. Character builds and powers can be customised through a passive skill tree.
Keplerth is a 2D sandbox RPG where players aim to survive on a hostile alien world. It features single player and online multiplayer modes as players explore randomly generated maps and dungeons while trying to establish a home. It features gene editing and skill systems for character customisation as well as crop cultivation and animal breeding elements.
Out There: Oceans of Time
Out There: Oceans of Time is a space exploration RPG blending roguelike, resource management, and interactive fiction gameplay. Players control Commander Nyx as they explore a procedurally-generated galaxy searching for the Archon, a villain out for galactic domination. Players recruit a crew from various alien races, managing their crew and ship as they build up a coalition of allies for their mission.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy is an action roguelite that tasks players with destroying the mysterious Staff of Yendor. Character death is permanent, but players are given the option of guiding a new hero to pick up the mantle of their predecessor, or starting fresh with a new adventurer in a brand new world. Those looking to read more about Unexplored 2 can check out RPGamer’s impression of the initial Early Access release. An Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S release is planned for next week.