It is once again time for another Today’s Releases. Today is Tuesday, September 12th, and several major games were released today. Let’s take a look at what you can look forward to playing later today.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
The long-awaited latest entry in the Ys series, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, has officially launched in North America—on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, at least. Unfortunately, the PC version was delayed only yesterday, a mere day before launch. The game follows series protagonist Adol Christin and several other characters as they shipwreck on an island and proceed to rescue a village on the island from all manner of evil creatures. Much like Ys Seven before it, it is a party-based action RPG that eschews the series bump combat system.
Tooth and Tail
Pocketwatch Games’ unique take on the RTS genre, Tooth and Tail, has officially launched. The game offers a 10-20 hour story mode and both split-screen and online competitive modes for upwards of four players. It is fast-paced, designed for gamepads, and boasts procedurally generated maps. Oh, and you control your army by moving a leader unit around the map and issuing orders based on your leader unit’s current location. It’s an interesting change of pace for the genre.
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online Deluxe Edition
The Deluxe Edition of Accel World vs. Sword Art Online launched on PC earlier today. The game is an action RPG crossover between the Accel World and Sword Art Online franchises. In it, the franchises’ worlds of “Svart Alfheim and the Accelerated World have begun to merge” and Yui has disappeared. Players must assemble a team of characters from both franchises, fight the Accelerated World’s “Seven Kings of pure color,” and find Yui.
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online Deluxe Edition is now available on Steam for $49.99. The Deluxe Edition includes all of the game’s DLC.
Keystone Games’ roguelike first-person shooter Rogue Islands officially launched today. The game boasts a procedural world that is separated into islands that players can travel between, each of which features its own monsters and environments. Along the way, they will need to gather resources that can be used to unlock new spells. The game also boasts an AI director that adjusts the level of challenge based on players’ progress and skill.
Rogue Islands is now available on Steam for $19.99.
12 East Games’ puzzle-solving first-person adventure game Trackless launched earlier today. The game, which was funded by a Fig campaign to the tune of $21,790 at the end of last year, is said to be inspired by games such as King’s Quest, Shadowgate, and Zork. It boasts a text-based system of interaction and a 2D style in a 3D world. Players take on the role of a seeker, who must complete “a series of trials” in order to find “a monolith called The Object.”
Trackless is now available on Steam for $9.99, temporarily discounted to $7.49 for the week of release.
The Nightmare from Beyond
Enola developer The Domaginarium’s latest game, The Nightmare from Beyond, launched on Steam Early Access today. The game is a 3D platformer set in a Lovecraftian horror setting. In it, players take on the role of a woman named Sanja as she searches for her sister Dajana in “a mysterious land.”
Early Access is expected to last around a year, with the game launching in Q3 2018. The launch version is intended to be a fully interconnected, Metroidvania-like world with items to collect and shortcuts to open. It will also feature more enemies and better assets. The current version features one part of the game world, some of the items that are planned, and “two enemies with basic working AI.”
The Nightmare from Beyond is now available on Steam Early Access for $19.99. The price is set to remain the same after launch.
Chinese Paladin 5
Chinese Paladin 5 has officially launched on Steam, making it the second game in the series to be released on Valve’s popular storefront. I’m not entirely sure what this entry’s story is about, as the Google Translate isn’t translating the store description well, but the game does boast better graphics than previous entries and an all new adventure in the same wuxia-inspired world.
Chinese Paladin 5 is now available on Steam for $5.99. Unfortunately, like Chinese Paladin 4, it is only available in Chinese.