We return with the eighteenth edition of our series designed to help RPGamer cater to the ever-increasing number of indie titles that our staff regrettably does not have the resources to provide full coverage to. The idea of this column is to quickly pass on the word about certain games to our readers that they might otherwise not be made aware of, and we hope both readers and developers find this useful.
This edition of our indie update column features the following titles: Warbanners, The Count Lucanor, Light Apprentice, Left-Hand Path, Boyfriend Dungeon, and Hyakki Castle.
Crasleen Games' fantasy strategy RPG Warbannersis now out for PC and Linux via Steam. The game is priced at $19.99/€19.99/£15.49, with a 10% discount available until October 25, 2017. Warbanners features a campaign consisting of forty-two missions with a turn-based battle system utilising the environment and aspects like morale.
The Count Lucanor
Baroque Decay's The Count Lucanor is now out for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe, priced at $13.49/€14.99/£11.99 with a 10% launch discount in Europe. The retro title, inspired by classics like Zelda and Silent Hill, was originally released for PC, Mac, and Linux in 2016. Those looking to read more can check out Zach Welhouse's review of the PC release.
Amazu Media announced that its comic, gamebook, and RPG hybrid Light Apprentice will be fully released for PC and Mac via Steam on November 10, 2017. Priced at $9.99/€9.99/£6.99, the game takes place in the world of Ethenia with players controlling Nate, the titular Light Apprentice as he rises to fight back against the corrupt Yhrosian Empire.
Strange Company announced that its virtual reality horror RPG Left-Hand Path will be fully released for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on November 10, 2017. The game, which is currently on Steam Early Access, will be priced at $29.99/€27.99/£23.79. Left-Hand Path is "inspired by Dark Souls" and puts players in the role of a spellcaster who awakens in a dark castle and is beset by gruesome creatures.
Kitfox Games, developer of Moon Hunters, has announced Boyfriend Dungeon, a dating-sim hack-and-slash RPG hybrid. The game sees sentient weapons taking human form, and lets players venture through dungeons before taking their trusty implements out on dates. Platforms have not been announced, but the game is expected for release sometime in 2019.
Japanese developer Asakusa Studios' horror RPGHyakki Castle is set to be released in English for PC via Steam on November 15, 2017. The real-time dungeon-crawling RPG set in a mysterious castle during the Edo Period of Japan, and features a unique two-party system where the player can split their party into different groups, each moving separately and potentially allowing a powerful pincer attack.
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