When it comes to RPG releases, September actually has more than a handful of titles to choose from.There are a couple of bigger releases to look forward to, but for indie and third-party RPG lovers, there’s a feast to behold in this coming month. And with the wide variety of games on the table, there’s bound to be something that catches everyone’s eye.
Gerda: A Flame in Winter
In a small Danish village during World War 2, you play as a young nurse named Gerda must face a battle she never anticipated would occur. In this narrative RPG, make decisions based on the items you’ve collected and the people you’ve grown close to. It’s up to you to save your loved ones using your wits, and all of the resources available to you.
A young soul has just landed in the afterlife. But what’s this? They want to leave? Travel through the greyscale world of the afterlife as you search for eight keys to open the Portal back to the living world. However, you’re not the only one searching for these keys. Fight against Dr. Krull and his army in bullet hell battles while also avoiding the Grim Reaper, who’s trying to stop your quest at achieving life once again.
Badgetown is in trouble and the mayor wants you to help save it. Meet new friends, renovate your farm, build up your own shop, and explore a bunch of regions in this simulation RPG. Collect a variety of ooblets and have them help out in your day to day, or just have them participate in dance offs. Figure out the secret of the Oob and save Badgetown.
ANNO: Mutationem is a cyberpunk action-adventure game with RPG elements where you can make the game what you want to make it. Take on part-time jobs, hunt down criminals, or just talk to a talking corgi. Or, if you’re just looking to follow the main story, figure out where your missing brother has disappeared to. ANNO: Mutationem boasts a unique 2D-to-3D gameplay, switching from 2D platforming sections right into 3D exploration.
City Wars: Tokyo Reign
Easy to learn but tough to master, City Wars: Tokyo Reign is a card-based strategy RPG where you can build your own combat case from 140 available cards in the game, along with 20 guns and 25 charms. And for those looking for single-player content, there’s a deep roguelike storyline where you can make key decisions as you battle your way through five procedurally generated districts.
Yamato is a knight who has just saved his kingdom from certain doom against a great evil. However, soon after, he is teleported about 200 years into the future. After meeting a strange creature and an even stranger girl, Yamato soon realizes that he has been drawn into fate bigger than himself.
Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness
Fans of the Made in Abyss anime will finally have a game to scratch that itch alongside the season 2 release. But for non-fans, worry not as there are two modes to enjoy, Hello Abyss and Deep in Abyss. Hello Abyss follows the anime’s storyline, while Deep in Abyss is an original story. Battle against creatures and explore the Abyss in this dark fantasy action RPG.
Circus Electrique is a unique story-driven strategy RPG mixed with circus management. Everyday Londoners are suddenly turning into vicious killers and it’s up to the Circus Electrique entertainers to save the entire city. Build your circus from 15 different archetypes such as Fire Blowers, Clowns, Strongsmen, and other performers available to you. Rebuild the circus to its former glory and save London while you’re at it.
Temtem is a multiplayer, monster collector adventure game. Explore Airborne Archipelago with your Temtems, battle against other tamers, decorate your house, and more. You can go through the game’s main story by journeying across six vivid islands and battling against the evil Clan Belsoto. Or, if you’re more of a multiplayer fan, join the online world and interact with other players. You can even play co-op with one other player as you go on adventures.
Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim
In today’s dating sim sphere, there’s a dating sim for almost everything. And now, you can date a kaiju. You are Gigachu and you’re looking for love. Meet with six other eligible kaiju and answer their challenging compatibility questions to see if you’re the one. And with the help of Kaichu news anchors, everything will be translated. After all, kaiju are non-verbal.
Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy
Huxley and his dog Max must build up their team to fight against an invading army. In this turn-based RPG tactics game, Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy seeks to take classic tactics styles and put a modern twist on them. Boasting a customizable experience with accessibility for casual newcomers along with seasoned veterans and genre-bending gameplay, Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy seeks to bring something to the tactics sphere.
Dungeons 3 – Nintendo Switch Edition
The Dungeon Lord has finally united the forces of evil and can move onto the next step in world domination. Leading your army of darkness, build terrifying dungeons filled to the brim with traps, monsters, and other frightening obstacles to destroy any hope of good in the world. Lead your hordes to victory under the guidance of empress Thalya. And with all previous expansions made available in this version of the game, this is the definitive edition of Dungeons 3.
Jack Move is a JRPG that features a unique blend of gritty cyberpunk story telling, turn based battles and beautiful modern pixel art. Take on the role of Noa, a vigilante hacker who is thrust into a world of murder, kidnapping and dark research after her father goes missing.
You play as an accomplished chemist who is sent to the distrusting Moonbury in order to help heal the mayor’s doctor. Moonbury is wary of those from the outside and it’s up to you to build up their trust and earn their respect. Tend to every person that falls ill and diagnose their symptoms to best treat them. And when you need more materials for your potions, battle against fearsome beasts in real-time.
The Diofield Chronicle
Square Enix has been on the ball with strategy game releases and The Diofield Chronicle jumps into the fray next. Dubbed as a Real-Time Tactical Battle, The Diofield Chronicle spins an epic tale of war and honor. Make use of your skills, classes, equipment, and the environment around you to make strategic moves during battle.
OneShot: World Machine Edition
The sun is dead and there’s nothing anyone can do about it, or so you have been led to believe. That is, until you discover a strange computer with a mysterious world built into it. This world may just be the key to revive the dead sun and bring light back into the world.
No Place for Bravery
No Place for Bravery is a top-down 2D action RPG where you must battle in fast-paced duels filled with parries, dodges, and counterattacks. Thorn is a battle-worn soldier ready to put down his weapon and rest when he sees the person who abducted his long-lost daughter Leaf. No Place for Bravery is a tale of a father’s determination and the consequences of choices made in a torn world.
DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of the Nine Realms
You play as Thunder and his friends as they must come together to save the dragon kingdoms. Peace is gone and you must bring together realms of ice, fire, and beyond if you wish to see another day. Take to flight, defeat enemies, and level up your dragons to become the ultimate dragon hero.
Life in Willowdale: Farm Adventures
Willowdale is in trouble. Once a calm countryside village, the mayor’s daughter wants to turn it into a modern tourist resort. The animals aren’t being cared for and the villagers are dissatisfied with their life. Your uncle is the mayor and asks you to bring back Willowdale to its former glory. Set up a farm, build up the town, care for the animals, and form bonds with the townspeople.
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris
Sword Art Online is a popular anime series starring Kirito, who ends up trapped in a virtual world. In Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, explore the Underworld and meet a boy named Eugeo, who brings about a feeling of a lingering promise buried deep in their heart. Fight in real-time action RPG battles with your favorite SAO characters and help the characters realize their goal.
Out of all of the releases, which ones do you guys have your eyes out for? Let us know down below!
Writer. A huge fan of SRPGs, JRPGs, simulation games, and visual novels. Loves getting distracted by side quests in huge RPGs and romancing characters in dating sims.
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