Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the latest installment of Coming This Week with RPGFan. It's another doozy of a release week, with a large number of indie titles (among other things) coming out to ring in the October season. Gather up your warm duvet and pumpkin spice latte, (editor's note: PUMPKIN CHAI) and let's dive in, starting with...
Time to save the world again! (Wait, I just realized that applies to most any RPG and not just superheroes.) The first DLC bundle for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 dropped today; this update includes a Gauntlet Mode and Punisher, Blade, Moon Knight, and Morbius, as playable characters from the Marvel Knights team-up source material. Just remember that you will need the Season Pass to get any DLC for this title, so bear that in mind and check out our review of the base game by the inimitable Audra Bowling for more information before the decision is made.
Hey, remember Destiny 2? The looter shooter that isn't Borderlands or that other one that Bioware made (that was this year?) is releasing its fourth expansion this week. Bungie's latest will take players back to the Moon, and in an exciting twist, the entire base Destiny 2 experience will be going free-to-play as a way of enticing new players to the game. If you've been on the fence, well, now's your chance!
At long last, the influential visual novel YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World will be making its western debut... sort of. The original title, developed by ELF Corporation, made waves in its native Japan on PC platforms and the Sega Saturn. This new version is a remake, developed by 5pb and published by Spike Chunsoft, featuring new artwork and other enhancements. It will be available on PS4, Switch, and Windows PCs this Tuesday. Watch for a review soon!
80 Days is based on the beloved Jules Verne novel Around the World in 80 Days, and combines elements of narrative adventure games with board game mechanics. Developed by inkle, the game saw critical acclaim and will now be journeying to the Nintendo Switch on October 1st. Do you have what it takes to race the clock and help Phileas Fogg make it around the world? Keep an eye out for their next game, Heaven's Vault, as well!
Another visual novel due out this week, Akash: Path of the Five is an otome game that already saw release on the PS4 and Switch. The game is a "groundbreaking, fully voiced visual novel" according to its developers, Truant Pixel, and should be very enjoyable to fans of the genre. The Steam version is coming out this Tuesday. Look for more from us on this one soon!
I love cyberpunk as a genre, and I'm also a huge fan of media that shines a spotlight on more uncommon character tropes. As a result, I've been particularly curious about Neo Cab, a title that sees players taking the wheel of a taxicab in a futuristic city. Here's hoping the game is as interesting as its premise! Look out for futuristic pedestrians and check back for more on this title soon. You can also play this one right now on Apple Arcade!
Developed by SEMISOFT, Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds is a throwback to the classic JRPGs of yesteryear that came out on PC in 2018 and for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year. Now, the adventure will be available for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Be sure to read Rob Rogan's review for more info!
It's another visual novel on Switch! I don't say that to be dismissive: at this point, the Switch is kind of a haven for the genre. Anyway, Fault: Milestone One is the first in a series of games developed by Alice in Dissonance in the Land of the Rising Sun. For more information, RPGFan alumnus Andrew Barker has you covered with his review.
Rounding out our list for today is Rimelands: Hammer of Thor. This one was a mobile game released for iPhone and iPod Touch (remember those?), with turn-based mechanics governed by dice rolls. It's definitely an interesting choice for a modern-day port, but hey, it's the Switch and everything is getting ported to this thing, so why not? Check out John Tucker's review from back in the day to learn more.
And that... is a wrap! Whew, that was a long one. Tune in next time for more of the newest game releases, and as always, keep an eye on RPGFan for the best RPG coverage in the world.