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RPGs Coming This Week, 1/8/23

Screenshot of One Piece Odyssey, one of several RPGs coming this week

And we’re back! It’s a new year and while the RPG releases went through a bit of a lull during the holidays, we’re back on track with two new games, an extensive new content package for a big game and a port. Let’s get into the RPGs coming this week!

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Patch 6.3 – Gods Revel, Lands Tremble – January 10th (PS5, PS4, Windows, macOS)

Screenshot of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Patch 6.3, one of several RPGs coming this week

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker players, your journey isn’t over. Patch 6.3 will bring a bevy of new content, including main and side story quests, raids, dungeons, and quality of life upgrades. If you want to know the nitty-gritty details (down to the most minute adjustments to animations), Square Enix posted a list of preliminary patch notes that you can read through.

Oh, I’m not crying. My eyes are just watering at the amount of content I need to get through to catch up with everyone else.

Path of the Midnight Sun – January 10th (Windows)

Screenshot of Path of the Midnight Sun, one of several RPGs coming this week

Here’s an indie turn-based JRPG with a unique origin story. Path of the Midnight Sun started development as a romhack of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones before blossoming into its own unique thing. And what a thing it is; hand-drawn illustrations and animations, voice acting, extensive relationship management options, and a meaty 30-hour runtime scream high production values, making this game one to keep an eye on. It’s wishlistable on Steam. (Is “wishlistable” a word? Now it is.)

One Piece Odyssey – January 13th (PS5, PS4, XSX, Windows)

Screenshot of One Piece Odyssey, one of several RPGs coming this week

Of all the RPGs coming this week, One Piece Odyssey should be the one most poised to make a splash. I mean, it’s gorgeous, it looks polished, it sports some unique mechanics, and it features some energetic turn-based combat. It’s launching during a relatively quiet time of year as well, so I hope the heavenly bodies align and this gets the attention it deserves.

Also Coming This Week

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – January 13th (PS5, XSX)

Speaking of anime games, we’re getting Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot again for current-gen! We thought it was fun, if a little janky. Bandai Namco promises to make good use of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X with a 4K resolution, 60-fps performance, shorter load times, and more graphical details, so maybe it’ll play a little better than it used to. Owners on PS4 and Xbox One will get to upgrade for free, so take advantage of that!

As I write this, I’m finishing off a warm cup of genmaicha and enjoying the relatively cool January air. The Silent Hill 2 soundtrack is playing in the background. Life is good, but I like to remind myself about its horrors from time to time. And that is what I want to impart on all of you today, on this edition of RPGs Coming This Week.

I’m kidding. SH2 just makes for effective work and study music.

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Gio Castillo

Gio Castillo

Gio is a writer and editor with a deep fondness for role-playing and management games. He lives in the Philippines with two cats he loves dearly.

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