New Release Round-Up (February 1, 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.
AeternoBlade II: Infinity
Sidescrolling action RPG AeternoBlade II is a sequel to 2014 title AeternoBlade and originally released for PC in 2019. The game features time-manipulation combat and sees returning protagonist Freyja joined by new playable characters Bernard and Felix as they investigate when world lines begin to destabilise. The PlayStation 5 release comes with its Infinity update that includes 4K graphical support, revamped level designs, and an assortment of bug fixes. A dedicated Xbox Series X|S version will release on February 6, 2024.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink
Granblue Fantasy: Relink is an action RPG based on Cygames’ Granblue Fantasy smartphone title. The game takes place in the Sky Realm, a world of a myriad of floating islands. It follows the male or female main protagonist after they come to the rescue of Lyria, a mysterious young girl who has escaped from the Erste Empire, and end up with Lyria’s life force linked to theirs as they search for a fabled island beyond the skies called Estalucia. Those looking to read more about Granblue Fantasy: Relink can check out Jon Jansen’s review of its PlayStation 5 version.
Roguelike deckbuilder Hellcard is a follow-up to 2018’s Book of Demons and continues its story. Hellcard sees players taking on papercraft dungeons with a customisable deck of cards in order to defeat the Archdemon. The game’s combat makes use of monster positioning as well as other elements. It features co-op for up to three players through friend invites or matchmaking, with players also able to make use of AI-controlled companions. It has been available on Early Access for around a year.
Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch
Lunar Silver Star Story Touch is based on the Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete remake of Lunar: The Silver Star, the first game in the Lunar series. The game follows the story of Alex, a young man who sets off on an adventure in the hopes of emulating his hero, the legendary dragonmaster Dyne. Joining him on his quest is childhood friend Nall and his adopted sister Luna.
Moonbreaker seeks to emulate tabletop tactical games such as Warhammer. The game features a sci-fi and fantasy world created in collaboration with author Brandon Sanderson. Players participate in turn-based battles, with each side attempting to defeat the other side’s Captain. Each turn, players can spend resources to add Crew members from their roster to the battlefield or use abilities called Ship Assets.
Persona 3 Reload
Persona 3 Reload is the latest remake of PlayStation 2 title Persona 3. The game sees players controlling a new high school transfer student. They become involved in a series of incidents surrounding the temporary anomaly called the Dark Hour, using summoned beings known as Personas to fight against beings called Shadows.