Everything Turn-Based – Weekly RPG News 23/03/2024

Written by Marcello TBL

Weekly RPG Gaming News March 23 2024

RPG announcements, updates, news, and new releases

Another week comes to an end, and it’s time to look at everything that has happened and what’s new to try in RPGs, Strategy games, and Roguelites. Needless to say, I’m eagerly awaiting the April arrival of Eiyuden Chronicles, which I remind you will be part of the Xbox Game Pass.

My mind is set on this right now, but anyway, there’s something interesting to try this week as well and some exciting announcements to share. Let’s start.

A release window for super-heroes tactical RPG Capes

We talked about the new trailer of Capes last week, and we open the weekly recap with it again because Spitfire Interactive and Daedalic Entertainment, alongside the trailer, announced the release window for their super-heroes tactical RPG set for a May 2024 launch on PC, Nintendo Switch, and various PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Capes RPG Turn-Based

The game is described as appealing to XCOM fans, offering team-based strategic play, leveling up heroes, and a storyline set in a dystopian city controlled by supervillains for the past twenty years.

Fantasy Strategy 4x Songs of Silence on Kickstarter

Chimera Entertainment announced the Kickstarter launch for their strategy 4X game, Songs of Silence, on March 26, following a popular pre-registration period. The game will debut on Steam Early Access on May 23.

Songs of Silence promises a unique blend of classic strategy elements with new innovations, featuring fast-paced campaigns, dynamic combat, and Art Nouveau visuals. It has already gained attention and accolades, including an award at Digital Vikings for Best Upcoming Playable Game.

Grand Strategy Game Terra Invicta arrives on Xbox Game Pass

Terra Invicta, a grand strategy game by Pavonis Interactive (Famous for its XCOM Mod), is coming to PC Game Pass via the Game Preview program on March 26, 2024. The game dives into an alien invasion scenario, splitting humanity into seven factions, each with distinct goals and playstyles, ranging from forming a united defense to worshiping the aliens.

Available in multiple languages, Terra Invicta is currently in early access on various platforms, with its inclusion in Game Pass marking a significant milestone.

Tactical Stealth Cybergrid Runner Now Available

Cybergrid Runner is a strategic, turn-based stealth game set in a cyberpunk city developed by Shuffle Studio. Released on March 19, 2024, it challenges players to navigate a 5×5 tile system, avoiding detection and collecting upgrades while tackling procedurally generated levels for high replayability.

Cybergrid runner Stealth PC Game

This game blends puzzle elements with a tactical approach, emphasizing stealth and strategy over brute force. Players can collect weapons and cybernetic implants to aid in their missions.

New Card-Battling RPG Announced

Inti Creates has announced Card-en-Ciel, a card-battling RPG set to be showcased at PAX East 2024. The game stars Neon, a gaming detective, who embarks on a deckbuilding RPG adventure with over 300 cards.

Card Battling RPG Announced

Players will explore dungeons, strengthen their decks, and utilize unique cards, including special Muse Cards that trigger powerful abilities through songs. The game, which promises deep combat and strategic gameplay, will be available on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. No release date has been announced yet.

Strategy RPG Astral throne announce a new demo

Indie studio Zero Sun Games invites strategy and RPG enthusiasts to explore Astral Throne with a new demo on Steam, launching on April 4, 2024. The game, blending roguelite progression with turn-based battles in a high fantasy setting, offers a unique take on SRPGs.

Astral Throne RPG

Described as a mix between classics like Fire Emblem and roguelites such as FTL, it promises strategic depth and a rich narrative. The game is praised for its in-depth mechanics and handcrafted combat scenarios, aiming to become a genre landmark.

Deckbuildind RPG Across The Obelisk Launches on Consoles

Across the Obelisk, a roguelite deck-building RPG by Dreamsite Games, is now available on Nintendo Switch and will be coming to Xbox and PlayStation later this year. It offers a unique cooperative multiplayer experience, allowing players to form parties and play together across all platforms.

Across the Obelisk RPG

The game is known for its dynamic gameplay, customizable heroes, and diverse card options, promising a fresh adventure with each playthrough. All DLCs released to date are also available.

Isometric CRPG Broken Roads Announced the Release Date

Finally, we have precise details about the release date of one of the most promising CRPGs out there. Broken Roads, the post-apocalyptic RPG by Drop Bear Bytes, is launching on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox on April 10th, with a Nintendo Switch version soon after.

Broken Roads Isometric CRPG

Set in Australia, it features exploration, strategic combat, and a unique morality system influenced by player choices. The game boasts over 400,000 words of dialogue, promising a rich, narrative-driven experience.

Maliki Novels Turn-Based RPG Announced

Maliki: Poison of the Past, a turn-based RPG set in the Maliki graphic novel’s universe, is announced for Switch and PC. It focuses on survival against a plant monster, Poison, altering space-time. Players, led by Maliki, use time manipulation in combat and explore past worlds to restore the continuum.

Maliki Combat System

The game features strategic battles, temporal riddles, and a unique graphic style, blending French visual culture with Japanese chibi aesthetics​. Here is our overview.

4X Strategy Game Revival: Recolonization ready to leave early access

Revival: Recolonization, a 4X strategy game, is set to leave Steam Early Access, launching its version 1.0 on April 11, 2024. Players can explore a post-apocalyptic world, facing dynamic challenges like weather changes and zombie infestations.

Revival Recolonization

The game allows for in-depth customization and strategic planning, featuring a special demo limited to 40 turns to showcase its features, including unique emissaries, new units, and an enhanced event system.

John Wick vibes with knights and magic….

Knights in Tight Spaces is a turn-based deck-builder game that evolves from its predecessor’s modern-day, John Wick-inspired vibes (Fights in Tight Spaces) to a fantasy realm of knights and magic.

Knights in Tight Spaces RPG

This sequel builds upon the original gameplay, introducing a party system where players manage a team of characters, each with unique cards and abilities, adding depth to the strategic combat within a grid-based arena. The narrative loosely follows your character’s journey, recruiting allies with distinct skills to navigate challenging encounters.

Sci-Fi 5x Strategy Game Release Date

Nexus 5X, previously known as Stellaris Nexus, is redefining the 4X genre as a 5X game by adding EXPRESS to the usual Explore, Exploit, Expand, Exterminate formula. Designed for fast-paced, competitive multiplayer sessions that last about an hour, it offers a rich, strategic experience set in the Stellaris universe.

Nexus 5x

Players can expect to command their species from its first foray into interstellar space, aiming to dominate the galaxy. The game, set for release on April 18, 2024, is currently available in Steam Early Access.

Complex Alchemy RPG BattleJuice Alchemist Now in Early Access

BattleJuice Alchemist is a complex alchemy RPG that combines classic action RPG mechanics with a unique item and skill system, now available in early access. The game features isometric combat, JRPG-style fights, exploration, and crafting.

BattleJuice RPG

Players will delve into a dark world, fighting demons and crafting powerful potions to aid their journey. Check out the game on Steam.

New Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Release Date Shifted

The release date for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance has been moved up to June 14, 2024. This eagerly awaited RPG from ATLUS will allow players to explore the underworld of Da’at a week earlier than initially planned on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Steam.

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This installment promises a complete Shin Megami Tensei V storyline experience, with added new plot elements, areas, demons, and music, all enhancing the game’s combat system for a smoother and more immersive RPG adventure.

SRPG Reverse Collapse Now Available

Reverse Collapse: Code Name Bakery is a tactical RPG by MICA Team, set 30 years after Girls’ Frontline. It features an AU agent and a mysterious girl battling URNC forces, emphasizing classic tactics, over 60 campaign stages, and an immersive story.

Reverse Collapse

Released on March 21, 2024, it offers a deep narrative with revamped graphics and new mechanics. Check it out on Steam.

New Visual Novel JRPG-Inspired Announced

Symbol of Sacrifice, a Fantasy/Sci-Fi visual novel RPG, melds high fantasy with sci-fi in a story driven by player choices. Set in Alezia, it follows heroes facing a family tragedy and a journey towards redemption, offering choices that branch the narrative into three distinct paths with unique encounters, locations, battles, and endings. A demo is scheduled for Steam in May 2024.

Try this Zelda-Inspired Roguelike Demo

Lord Ambermaze is a Zelda-inspired, turn-based dungeon-crawler by Potata Company, available for demo on Steam. It emphasizes strategic movement, as the game world only progresses with the player’s actions.

Lord Ambermaze

The demo introduces game basics, the first biome’s secrets, several enemies, a boss, and upgradeable skills and abilities.

Let’s close down with The FRONT MISSION 2: Remake demo, which is now available on Nintendo Switch. It offers players a sneak peek at the first two levels, a customization garage, and limited network access. Save progress will carry over to the full game.

Front Mission 2 Remake

The story revolves around the People’s Republic of Alordesh, facing civil unrest after an economic decline, leading to a coup. The game features strategic turn-based combat, Wanzer customization, and a modernized presentation.

This weekly RPG News recap ends here. Let me know what you think about it by getting in touch with me on Discord and Twitter. Also, don’t forget to take a look at all the turn-based RPGs releasing in 2024. Share the turn-based love. Ciao


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.