New Release Round-Up (May 4, 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.
Action RPG Arto sees players restoring colour to a desaturated world while unlocking weapons and upgrading abilities. They explore multiple biomes with different visual and gameplay elements, coming across over thirty different enemies as well as large bosses. The game includes a branching narrative with multiple endings.
Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore
Publisher: Freedom Games
Developer: Gellyberry Studios
Price: $9.99 monthly subscription
MMORPG Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore is designed as a “hardcore old-school” title and is set in the fantasy world of Irumesa. It features a guild system, non-instanced housing, and inventory loss upon death (though friends can pick up items dropped by a fallen ally).
Publisher: Freedom Games
Developer: Boundless Games
Available: Steam, GOG.com, Epic Games Store
Price: $19.99 (20% launch discount)
Monster Tribe is a creature-catching survival and tactical RPG set on the island of Akama. Situated in the middle of the ocean, it has a magical phenomenon called the Rift and was home to creatures called the Ateyan that once lived in harmony with humanity before they disappeared and civilisation crumbled. Players control humanity’s last hope, a sage able to call forth the Ateyan from the Rift.
Available: Epic Games Store, Xbox Store
Price: $24.99 (included on Xbox Game Pass subscription service)
Voxel-based fairytale adventure RPG Ravenlok follows a young girl named Kira’s journey to fulfill a prophecy and defeat the Caterpillar Queen. After finding a portal into a magical realm while exploring an old barn, she picks up a sword and shield and travels through numerous areas in the Realm of Dunia, encountering various creatures on her way. Those looking to read more about Ravenlok can check out Ryan McCarthy’s review of its Xbox One version.
Inspired by 1980s sci-fi action movies, turn-based strategy title Showrunners sees players controlling Scarlett Martillo, a contestant in a deadly arena-based reality show on a quest of revenge. Scarlett and her eventual allies need to overcome various obstacles, other armed contestants, and the whims of the show’s director while growing their fame, skills, and sponsorship deals. The game features a dedicated Twitch streaming mode where viewers can influence the game by voting on upcoming events.