The blend of shmup and escape room puzzles in Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is a wonderfully inventive mashup, if a little uneven.
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Last week’s news highlights: a Swords game (for real, this time!), more otome and shmup goodness for Switch, and a motorsport documentary.
The Caligula Effect 2 is the brilliant follow-up nobody expected to one of the most underrated, intelligent JRPGs of recent memory.
Yurukill: The Calumniation Games mixes a Zero Escape-style adventure game with bullet hell shmup, and Homura Kawamoto writing the story,
The original Shantae finds a natural home on Switch, R-Type Final 2 resurrects a classic shmup, and Kingdom of Arcadia is fun, if forgettable.
Trails of Cold Steel IV delivers a dramatic conclusion to a grand epic, building on the series’ meticulous worldbuilding and character work.
A free PS4 demo for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox lets you check out two of the game’s areas, and get a feel for some of the new exploration tools.
Saviours of Sapphire Wings & Strangers of Sword City Revisited brings two dungeon crawler RPGs to Switch and PC next March.
Void Terrarium uses the classic roguelike structure to tell a heartfelt story about love, family, and finding hope in a hopeless world.
Giraffe and Annika uses a familiar action-adventure setup with a dash of rhythm game to tell a poignant, whimsical story about the importance of family.