New Release Round-Up (August 4, 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.
Celestian Tales is a bundle containing Celestian Tales: Old North and Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond. Both games follow the journey of six knights, with Realms Beyond taking place nine years after the events of Old North. Both games feature turn-based combat.
Gale of Windoria
Gale of Windoria is a turn-based RPG. The game is set in a world where the Tetra Quartzes, which act as the source of life, have become sullied. It follows Wina, the Maiden of the Winds, and her childhood friend Shan, as they set out on a journey to purify the Tetra Quartzes themselves instead of letting Wina be offered as a sacrifice.
Hard West II
Hard West II is a follow-up to 2015 title Hard West and follows a posse as it descends into a demon-ridden Wild West. Players build up their crew of supernatural warriors while engaging in turn-based battles in dynamic stages. Those looking to read more about Hard West II can check out Zach Welhouse’s impression of a beta build from May 2022.
Star Valor is a procedural space action RPG. The game features open-world exploration as players explore the galaxy where humanity is ruled by alien conquerors. It includes open progression as players choose how to earn money and upgrades and interact with various factions. The game had been in Early Access since 2018.
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, the console release of Sword and Fairy 7, is the latest in the Chinese mythology-based series that began in 1995 and the first to use an action combat system. The game tells a story that connects three major clans: Human, Deity, and Demon.
Tactical RPG Vanaris Tactics puts players in the role of the leader of a group of refugees. Morgana, her brother Nigel, and her nephew Adrien look to escape the walls of their previous home in Vanaris to gain their freedom and peace.