New Release Round-Up (February 23, 2023)

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.


Platform: PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR2 (previously released on PC)
Publisher: Resolution Games
Developer: Resolution Games
Available: PlayStation Store
Price: $39.99

Demeo combines tabletop RPG and card-based gameplay, with up to four players joining together to tackle an adventure. Each adventure tasks the party with venturing through a three-floor dungeon to defeat the boss at the end. Line of sight is a major mechanic, with players not knowing what enemies await them until they turn corners or open doors. Both VR and non-VR versions are available.

Digimon World: Next Order

Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch (previously released on PlayStation 4)
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Developer: Bandai Namco
Available: Steam, Nintendo eShop
Price: $59.99

Digimon World: Next Order sees players getting sucked into the Digital World to discover it overrun by Machinedramons. They are rescued by two Digimon and must journey with their new partners to discover the source of the Machinedramon and find a way back to the real world. Players can choose either a male or female protagonist and are able to meet and recruit over two-hundred Digimon.


Platform: PlayStation 5 (previously released on PC, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher: Perp Games
Developer: Anshar Studios
Available: PlayStation Store (link not yet available)
Price: $34.99

Gamedec is based on the novels by Marcin Przybyłek. It takes place in the 22nd century and sees players acting as a private detective tasked with solving crimes that occur in an assortment of virtual worlds. Those looking to read more about Gamedec can check out Pascal Tekaia’s review of its PC version.

Horizon Call of the Mountain

Platform: PlayStation VR2
Publisher: Sony
Developer: Firesprite, Guerrilla Games
Available: PlayStation Store
Price: $59.99

Virtual reality title Horizon Call of the Mountain is a spin-off to the Horizon series. It stars new protagonist Ryas, a former Shadow Carja Warrior aiming to redeem himself by investigating a new threat, though Aloy and other series characters will appear.

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store
Price: $59.99

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a remake of Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!, a spin-off of the Yakuza/Like a Dragon franchise that casts that series’ characters in the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate as the country veers toward revolution. Players take control of historical figure Sakamoto Ryoma, represented by main series’ protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, a samurai framed for the murder of his mentor who sets out for justice.

Octopath Traveler II

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix, Acquire
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop
Price: $59.99

Turn-based RPG Octopath Traveler II follows the intertwined stories of its eight protagonists, each with their own class, and tells a new story to its predecessor. Players select one of the protagonists to start their journey, eventually crossing paths with the other heroes and recruiting them to the party, after which they can play through the new recruits’ stories.

Redemption Reapers

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Binary Haze Interactive
Developer: Adglobe
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop
Price: $49.99

Tactical RPG Redemption Reapers is set in a world beset by the sudden appearance of the Mort armies. Players control the Ashen Hawk Brigade, a mercenary group specialising in surprise tactics fighting back against the Mort.

Tyrant’s Blessing

Platform: Nintendo Switch (previously released on PC, Mac, Linux)
Publisher: Freedom Games
Developer: Mercury Game Studio
Available: Nintendo eShop
Price: $19.99

Tactical RPG Tyrant’s Blessing is set in the land of Tyberia, after the eponymous Tyrant took it over and turned its populace into undead magic-bound thralls. Players command the realm’s few surviving warriors as they lead an uprising and attempt to banish the Tyrant back to the depths of the sea. The game features strategic and choice elements as players need to decide whether to spend their time fighting, rescuing survivors, or building up their strength.

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Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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