New Release Round-Up (September 15, 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.
Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy
Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy is a turn-based strategy RPG that follows Huxley and his dog Max as they build a team to defend their home from an invading army. The game feature three difficulty levels, plus an unlockable hardcore mode, as well as 21 character classes with a dual-classing system.
Bear and Breakfast
Bear and Breakfast puts players in control of a young bear called Hank. After coming across a shed, Hank learns that he can make money by refurbishing the shed into a bed and breakfast. Players can upgrade and obtain additional sites, attempting to meet the needs of their guests to get better reviews and payouts. Those looking to read more about Bear and Breakfast can check out Sam Wachter’s review of the PC version.
Foretales is a story-driven card game. The game follows avian thief Volepain, who steals a magical lyre but is then beset by visions of the end of the world. Volepain assembles a team to help save the world from a variety of potential recruits, utilising their abilities to approach multiple scenarios in different ways.
Judgment / Lost Judgment
Yakuza/Like a Dragon spin-offs Judgment and Lost Judgment follow former defense lawyer turned private detective Takayuki Yagami. The games take players to the series’ traditional district of Kamurocho and feature brawler combat, while Lost Judgment also features Yokohama’s Ijunicho district from Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Those looking to read more about the games can check out RPGamer’s reviews for Judgment and Lost Judgment.
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 is a roguelike action RPG that continues from the events of the first game with an expanded roster and new mechanics. Returning characters — the Detective, the Witch, and the Professor — are joined by the Medium, the Veteran, and the Alienist as they explore procedurally-generated maps in their fight against the unknown. In addition to a new isometric camera angle, players will also be able to utilize a new crafting system that will allow them to create consumables and equipment. Mac and Linux versions are planned to be made available at a later date.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch follows a young boy named Oliver, whose mother dies shortly after rescuing Oliver from drowning. However, his tears cause a fairy named Drippy to appear, who takes him to another, fantasy world under the control of an evil wizard called Shadar. The game was originally conceived as Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn, which was released only in Japan for Nintendo DS in 2010, with Wrath of the White Witch including an extended storyline that takes place after the conclusion of the original game.
Roadwarden combines elements from RPGs, visual novels, adventure games, and interactive fiction. It takes place in high fantasy/medieval setting, with players controlling a Roadwarden, effectively a wandering guard for hire. Players are sent on a journey across a mysterious peninsula by a powerful merchant guild that seeks to expand its influence.
Various Daylife is a turn-based fantasy RPG created by some of the development staff behind Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler. The game sees players joining an exploration team on a newly-populated continent, undertaking various missions. Those looking to read more about Various Daylife can check out Anna Marie Privitere’s review of its Apple Arcade version.
Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden
Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is the third entry in the series following Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars and Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden. The series is played and told entirely through cards, narrated by a Game Master, with The Beasts of Burden’s Game Master voiced by Carin Gilfry in English and Yui Ishikawa in Japanese. It is set is a land where humans and monsters are constantly at odds with each other and follows Al’e, a young girl who lives in the Subterranean Village. The village ends up ravaged by monsters, with Al’e joining with a mysterious boy named L’gol who appears and lends her his aid. The two set out on a quest for revenge and eventually to unravel the world’s situation.