New Release Round-Up (January 11, 2024)
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.
Crystal Project is a non-linear turn-based RPG inspired by classic JRPGs. The game tasks players fulfilling a prophecy to bring balance to the land of Sequoia; however, they can choose to turn away from the quest as they wish to find rare equipment, defeat the world’s toughest monsters, uncover out of the way mysteries, and more. Crystal Project features threat control during combat, no random encounters, various unlockable classes, and Metroidvania-style progression.
Crystal Story: Dawn of Dusk
Crystal Story: Dawn of Dusk is a retro-styled action RPG. The game sees a young adventurer from the Dawnside named Mina journeying through a shattered realm called the Duskside, seeking her long-lost brother after he is kidnapped by the forces of a great demon named Termina. Mina is able to call upon fire magic to defeat foes and solve puzzles. The game includes an optional CRT filter, and is planned to receive post-launch content updates adding further optional side and post-game quests.
Frogsong is an action adventure RPG following the small tree frog Chorus. Expected to spend his life on religious studies, Chorus instead elects to before a warrior, moving to the village of Boreala to train as a member of the Defense Guild under an old veteran. Players adventure across five different areas, taking along various 2D animated foes.
Momodora: Moonlit Farewell
Side-scrolling action RPG Momodora: Moonlit Farewell follows the village of Koho’s High Priestess Momo as she sets out on a mission to save her people from demon hordes that have been summoned by a bellringer. Combat focuses on creating melee combos, avoiding attacks, and firing arrows at enemies, with players able to freely adjust the game’s difficulty and use Sigils to customise their play style.