New Release Round-Up (February 15, 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.

Banchou Tactics

Platform: Nintendo Switch (previously released on PC)
Publisher: Flyhigh Works
Developer: Secret Character
Available: Nintendo eShop
Price: $19.99

Tactical RPG Banchou Tactics is inspired by the Crows manga, River City Ransom, and Final Fantasy Tactics and follows a conflict between high school delinquents. It is set around the fights between students of Sakae High School, Nakamura Technical High School, and Minato High School. The game stars Taiga Arashi of Minato High School and takes place after the graduation of Kitagawa Seiichi, the “demon king” of Minato High School, which causes a power struggle between the three schools.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

Platform: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Publisher: Focus Entertainment
Developer: Don’t Nod
Available: Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store
Price: $49.99 on PC, $59.99 on consoles

Action RPG Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is set in the fictional North American wilds of New Eden at the end of the 17th century. It follows Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith, lovers who work as Banishers, spirit hunters that protect people from lingering spirits. However, Antea becomes a ghost and Red must decide whether to honour his Banisher oath or attempt to bring Antea back.

Dragon Quest Builders

Platform: PC (previously released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android)
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Steam
Price: $27.99

Dragon Quest Builders is a crafting-focused action RPG spin-off to the Dragon Quest series. The game is set in Alefgard, the world of the first Dragon Quest game, after it was destroyed by the evil Dragonlord, with players tasked with helping the populace rebuild. A sequel, Dragon Quest Builders 2, was released in 2019. Those looking to read more about Dragon Quest Builders can check out RPGamer’s review of its PlayStation 4 release.

Dungeon Travelers: To Heart 2 in Another World

Platform: PC
Publisher: Shiravune, DMM Games
Developer: SWDTech
Available: Steam, Johren (requires age check)
Price: $15.99 (20% launch discount)

Dungeon crawler Dungeon Travelers: To Heart 2 in Another World was originally released for PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2010. The game is a spin-off to the To Heart 2 romance visual novel and sees its characters transported to a fantasy RPG world where they must defeat its final boss to escape. The series received two other titles, Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal and Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Fallen Maidens & the Book of Beginnings, which remove the connection to To Heart 2.

Genso Chronicles

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch (previously released on PlayStation Portable, iOS, Android)
Publisher: KEMCO
Developer: Hit-Point Co.
Available: Steam, PlayStation Store (link not available), Xbox Store, Nintendo eShop
Price: $14.99 (10% launch discount on Switch)

Genso Chronicles is a turn-based reto-styled RPG. The game follows Light, a resident of Selka Village, who joins the military and vows to protect his village. However, the village is soon attacked and reduced to ruins. In his despair, Light encounters a guardian beast and enters a magical contract to get stronger.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III / IV

Platform: PlayStation 5 (previously released on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher: NIS America
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Available: PlayStation Store (ToCSIII), PlayStation Store (ToCSIV)
Price: $59.99

Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV take place two years after the events of Trails of Cold Steel II. The games see previous protagonist Rean Schwarzer take on the role of an instructor at the new Thors Military Academy Branch Campus in the Erebonian Empire, becoming leader of the new Class VII. Those looking to read more about The Legend of Heroes series and how the games fit together can check out RPGamer’s Where to Start? guide.

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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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