New Release Round-Up (June 9, 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.
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn
Developer: Kadokawa Games
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn is a remake of 2018’s Metal Max Xeno. Reborn features a new game engine alongside significant changes to its systems and dungeon designs as well as the addition of series regular Pochi the battle dog. Those looking to read more about Metal Max Xeno: Reborn can check out Michael Baker’s impression of the Japanese Nintendo Switch version.
SpellForce III Reforced
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Developer: Grimlore Games
Available: PlayStation Store, Xbox Store
Price: $39.99 (base game only), $59.99 (Complete Edition bundle)
SpellForce III Reforced is the enhanced version of 2017 PC RPG-RTS hybrid SpellForce III. Reforced reworks the factions, skill trees, quests, and loot distribution, while introducing visual upgrades, enhanced UI, gamepad support, and co-op modes with mod support. The game includes a campaign mode with online co-op, as well as competitive multiplayer for up to six players.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment, Aspyr
Available: Nintendo eShop
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is a sequel to BioWare’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The game is set roughly 4,000 years before the film series and five years after the first game. It follows a new protagonist, an exiled Jedi Knight who awakens in a mining facility some time after the Jedi Order has been wiped out by the Sith. The Switch release will receive free post-launch Restored Content DLC, which will add new crew dialogue and interactions, a revamped ending, and a bonus mission for HK-47.
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Available: Steam, ESO Store, Stadia Store
Price: $39.99 (upgrade only), $59.99 (The Elder Scrolls Online full collection)
The Elder Scrolls Online‘s High Isle expansion is part of the game’s year-long Legacy of the Bretons storyline and sees players investigating The Ascendant Order after it interrupts planned peace talks between the factions of the Three Banners War. It also adds a brand new in-game card game titled Tales of Tribute, which can be played with NPCs and other players. Those looking to read more about High Isle can check out RPGamer’s impression of the expansion, which is from the perspective of a newcomer to The Elder Scrolls Online. High Isle will also be available on PlayStation and Xbox consoles later this month.