New Release Round-Up (August 3, 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.
Monster-taming action RPG Adore takes place in a universe known as Gaterdrik and follows Lukha, a boy able to summon and control creatures that fight alongside him. Each creature has its own characteristics and abilities, allowing players to customise the play style based on which creatures they capture. The game includes a cooking system, as well as a synergy system that lets players obtain extra abilities or modifications for their creatures. Various runes and artifacts can also be equipped.
Baldur’s Gate III
Baldur’s Gate III features turn-based combat based on the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. It takes place over 120 years after the events of Baldur’s Gate II and its story begins with the customisable player character and some others captured and forced to host a Mindflayer tadpole before the airship they are on crashes. A PlayStation 5 release is planned for September 6, 2023, with an Xbox Series X|S version also being worked on, though it has not been dated.
KEMCO: 50 RPGs Celebratory Bundle
The KEMCO: 50 RPGs Celebratory Bundle features the 50 games from multiple developers covering multiple sub-genres that KEMCO has released on Xbox platforms since 2018. The games included in the bundle are as follows: Alphadia Genesis, Alphadia Genesis 2, Alphadia Neo, Alvastia Chronicles, Ambition Record, Antiquia Lost, Armed Emeth, Asdivine Cross, Asdivine Dios, Asdivine Hearts, Asdivine Hearts II, Asdivine Kamura, Asdivine Menace, Asdivine Saga, Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom, Bonds of the Skies, Chroma Quaternion, Chronus Arc, Crystal Ortha, Dragon Lapis, Dragon Prana, Dragon Sinker, Fairy Elements, Fernz Gate, Frane: Dragons’ Odyssey, Gale of Windoria, Ghost Sync, Heirs of the Kings, Illusion of L’Phalcia, Infinite Links, Justice Chronicles, Legend of Ixtona, Legend of the Tetrarchs, Liege Dragon, Marenian Tavern Story, Miden Tower, Monochrome Order, Monster Viator, Onigo Hunter, Overrogue, Revenant Dogma, Revenant Saga, RPGolf Legends, Ruinverse, Seek Hearts, Sephirothic Stories, Silver Nornir, Sword of Elpisia, The Smile Alchemist, and Wizards of Brandel. The bundle will be available for a period of 50 days.
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Adventure RPG Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is a prequel to Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas. It follows a young knight who journeys across Gaia with allies Trin and Gen to defend the people of Arcadia from the warlock Mesmeroth and his army. The PC and console versions are said to feature graphics targeting 4K resolution at 60fps and include all previously released content updates and quality-of-life adjustments.
To Aerthen is a retro RPG inspired by NES and Super Nintendo-era JRPGs. The game is billed as a lighthearted romp across the world of Aerthen as players look to take down the Voidlord. It features turn-based combat with eight characters filling out a four-person battle party.