New Release Round-Up (July 21, 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.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II
Publisher: Interplay, Wizards of the Coast
Developer: Interplay, Black Isle Studios
Available: Steam, GOG.com, Epic Games Store, Xbox Store, Nintendo eShop
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II is a remaster of the 2004 PlayStation 2 and Xbox title. It is set in the Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms campaign, and utilises rules from Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition. The game is a direct sequel to the first Dark Alliance game, which was remastered in 2021, and features five playable characters at the start — plus two unlockable characters — and four difficulty levels. The remaster includes local co-op play on all platforms, while the Steam PC version will support Remote Play and is verified on Steam Deck. A PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 release is also planned but has been delayed slightly due to a technical issue.
Publisher: Freedom Games
Available: Nintendo eShop
Coromon is a monster-taming RPG inspired by GBA-era JRPGs. The game sees players journey across the Velua region and collect the eponymous creatures while trying to stop a nefarious organisation from unleashing the Coromon Titans’ powers upon the world. The game features puzzle-filled dungeons as well as multi-stage boss fights.Those looking to read more about Coromon can check out Luis Mauricio’s review of its PC release.
Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp
Publisher: Spike Chunsoft
Developer: Spike Chunsoft, Numskull Games
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Apple App Store, Google Play Store
Price: $19.99 on PC and PS4, $13.99 on mobile
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 students are required to battle Monobeasts and grow their talents to obtain their own Hope Shards, which comes in the form of a board game. The game’s main story advances every time players obtain the Hope shards for ten characters.
Live A Live Remake
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Nintendo eShop
Live A Live is a remake of the title released for Super Famicom in Japan in 1994, which was not previously released in the west. The game features a turn-based combat system and a set of seven main scenarios set in a wide variety of time periods. These scenarios can be played in any order, with each including its own gameplay gimmicks. The remake makes use of the HD-2D graphical style used in Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy. A demo is available to try out on the Nintendo eShop, with save progress able to be transferred to the full game.
River City Saga: Three Kingdoms
Publisher: Arc System Works
Developer: Arc System Works
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop
River City Saga: Three Kingdoms is a spin-off to the Kunio-kun beat-’em-up franchise. The game is set in China’s Three Kingdoms period and sees the series’ cast taking on roles in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms tale. The game includes co-op for up to four players.