New Release Round-Up (December 8, 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.
Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent
Available: Steam (English version link TBC), PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop
Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent is a spin-off to the Class of Heroes series and features real-time tactical combat. It is set on the continent of Pedra, which is being slowly turned into a giant dungeon as monsters roam its lands. Players create a party of adventuring students and send them out to take on monsters.
Developer: Matthias Linda
Available: Steam, GOG.com, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Nintendo eShop
Price: $24.99 (15% launch discount on Steam, GOG.com) (included on Xbox Game Pass subscription service)
Pixel-art turn-based RPG Chained Echoes follows a group of heroes who are brought together to try to end a continental war and destroy a recently uncovered weapon of mass destruction. Encounters take place on set battlefields with their own environmental elements that can be taken advantage of. Those looking to read more about the game can check out Johnathan Stringer’s interview with developer Matthias Linda.
Dragon Quest Treasures
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Nintendo eShop
Dragon Quest Treasures was originally teased as a new Dragon Quest Monsters game and follows siblings Erik and Mia — younger versions of the characters from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age — who seek to obtain the seven Dragonstones. Players join forces with monsters to venture across the floating islands of Draconia in search of treasure. Those looking to read more about Dragon Quest Treasures can check out Matt Masem’s review.
Sandbox life sim RPG Kynseed sees players building their family’s legacy, with players taking control of their character’s children once their current character ages and passes away. It is set in a fairy tale-style world with players building relationships and making decisions can that impact multiple generations.