New Release Round-Up (July 14, 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.
Developer: Cradle Games
Available: PlayStation Store
Price: $34.99 (Free upgrade for PlayStation 4 version owners)
Hellpoint is a sci-fi action RPG set on a derelict space station orbiting a black hole and lists Dark Souls, Dead Space, Event Horizon, and Hellraiser as its inspirations. The PlayStation 5 release comes with the launch on all platforms of the Blue Sun expansion, which features a new story set in a parallel dimension that reveals the true cause of the main game’s Merge cataclysm. An Xbox Series X|S release was also planned but has been pushed back to later this month. Those looking to read more about Hellpoint can check out Pascal Tekaia’s review of the PC version.
Legends of Kingdom Rush
Publisher: Ironhide Game Studio
Developer: Ironhide Game Studio
Legends of Kingdom Rush is a strategic roguelike. Players lead a party selected from six legendary heroes and twelve companion heroes from the world of tower-defence title Kingdom Rush against an extraplanar force. The game’s combat features a hexagonal grid.
Publisher: Yooreka Studio
Available: Nintendo eShop
Pascal’s Wager is a dark fantasy action RPG that puts players in the role of a courier in a dystopian world that has been encased in a dark fog. The only relief from the fog comes from light sparks emitted by a travelling Colossus that can disperse it. However, at the start of the game, a pandemic has broken out, and the Colossus has fallen. Like its PC release, the Nintendo Switch Definitive Edition includes the base game and all of its DLC.
Rune Factory 5
Publisher: XSEED Games
Price: $59.99 (10% launch discount)
Rune Factory 5 is the latest title in the Bokujō Monogatari action RPG/life-sim spin-off series. Players control an amnesiac protagonist who ends up in the small nature-surrounded town of Rigbarth. They elect to join the town guard — known as Seed — to help protect the peace, spending their time adventuring with companions, growing crops on the farm, fishing, and building relationships with the townspeople. Those looking to read more about Rune Factory 5 can check out Matt Masem’s review of its Nintendo Switch version.
Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown
Publisher: Tin Man Games
Developer: Tin Man Games
Available: Nintendo eShop
Price: $19.99 (10% launch discount)
Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown emulates a tabletop RPG with players standing around a virtual table and controlling a party of adventurers as the table changes to show the party’s encounters and the various locations they explore. The game is controlled by narrator-slash-Game Master Arbitrix. It originally released as a VR title, with a non-VR mode added for its PC release. The Nintendo Switch release is non-VR only.
Publisher: Assemble Entertainment
Developer: Tiny Roar
Available: Steam, GOG.com, Nintendo eShop
Price: $14.99 (20% launch discount) on PC, $18.99 (20% launch discount) on Switch
Action adventure RPG XEL follows an amnesiac protagonist named Reid who is shipwrecked on a mysterious planet filled with secrets and puzzles, and has an unstable sense of time. The game features combat that uses combos, dodging, and parrying, with Reid able to gain access to a variety of weapons and gadgets. Those looking to read more about XEL can check out Ryan Costa’s impression of the game’s Steam Next Fest demo. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S versions are also planned for later this year.