Games Like Final Fantasy Tactics, Divinity 3 and more – Weekly Recap July 20,2023

Written by Marcello TBL

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The week leading up to the arrival of Baldur’s Gate 3 has been very crowded with releases and interesting news about equally interesting titles. Let’s start then this weekly recap.

Top News of the Week

  1. Sci-Fi Strategy Cantata Out of Early Access Next Month: The sci-fi strategy game Cantata, developed by Afterschool Studio, is set to leave early access on August 10, 2023. The game, combining elements of strategy and supply chain management, allows players to build and manage their armies, research new technologies, and explore a nine-chapter campaign.
  2. Dominate the Cybernetic Jungle in Strategy 4X Ataxia Announcement: Ataxia, a new 4X strategy game developed by Team Niche, has been announced. The game, set in a cybernetic jungle, allows players to control a faction of robots to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate to achieve dominance.
  3. Minimalistic Strategy Vae Victics On PC Next Month: Vae Victis, a new minimalistic turn-based strategy game, is set to arrive on Steam on August 4th, 2023. The game combines swift combat with kingdom management mechanics, allowing players to lead their chosen factions, build their armies, and outmaneuver their enemies in a quest for empire expansion.
  4. From Into The Pit Dev Comes Turn-Based Tower Defense Void Warden: Void Warden is a new game that blends turn-based combat and tower defense elements developed by Nullpointer Games. The game focuses on small-scale combat and party building, where players assemble a group of guardians to protect their outposts from apocalyptic threats.
  5. Front Mission 2: Remake Shows Itself in a New Features Trailer: A new trailer for the highly anticipated FRONT MISSION 2: Remake has been unveiled by Forever Entertainment in collaboration with developer Storm Trident. The trailer provides an extensive exploration of the features that define this fresh rendition of the second chapter, including Wanzer customization, free camera movement, and comprehensive localization of game text across nine languages.
  6. Inkulinati Devs Are Preparing the Next Major Update: Yaza Games is preparing a major update for its strategy game Inkulinati. The update will introduce a new character, the Ape Professor, and his Ape Army. It will also include new Battlefields and numerous enhancements to the game based on players’ feedback.
  7. Divinity: Original Sin 3 Will Be Made Sooner or Later: Larian Studios, the developer of the much-anticipated Baldur’s Gate 3, has confirmed that a new entry in the Divinity: Original Sin series will likely be developed in the future. The studio plans to take a break to recharge and reignite their creative spark following the launch of Baldur’s Gate 3 before returning to the Divinity series.
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New Releases

  1. Space Cats Tactics Available on PC: Space Cats Tactics, developed by Mitzi Games, is now available on PC. It’s a tactical turn-based game where players command a spaceship crew of cats exploring a hand-drawn galaxy. The game combines elements of FTL: Faster Than Light and XCOM, with players making decisions that affect the storyline.
  2. Tangledeep: Roguelike 16-Bit Magic for PS4: Impact Gameworks has released their 16-bit RPG-inspired dungeon crawler, Tangledeep, on PlayStation 4. The game, which includes the base game and the Legend of Shara expansion, offers a blend of classic RPG graphics with elements from roguelikes and dungeon crawlers. The game features a customizable job system, a variety of game modes, and an expansion that introduces new content and features.
  3. Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters New DLC Out: The second DLC of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters – Execution Force is now available on both Steam and the Epic Games Store. The DLC introduces four unique Assassin classes, new Warp Surge events, and three formidable foes for the base game. The DLC also comes with new wargear options and expands the warzone with new units, maps, and mission types.
  4. Crimson Tactics: The Rise of the White Banner – Available in E.A.: Crimson Tactics: The Rise of The White Banner, a turn-based tactical RPG, is now available on PC via Steam in Early Access. The game, set in a medieval high fantasy world, offers players a journey through the political landscape of Wendalle. The game features a mounting system, a dynamic difficulty system, and a versatile class system.
  5. Assemble Your Squad, USC: Counterforce Is Now Available: USC: Counterforce, a classic tactical turn-based title, is now available on Steam. The game, developed by Angry Cat Studios and Firesquid, invites players to strategize, customize, and neutralize alien threats. The Early Access version offers four special operations and an endless supply of procedurally generated missions in Single Mission mode.
  6. Arcadian Atlas is a tactical RPG that has finally been released in early access on Steam after a long development phase. The game, inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics, is set in the kingdom of Arcadia, which is in the midst of a civil war. Players can muster an army from 12 unique classes and engage in strategic battles. The game offers four main skill trees – the Cavalier, the Warmancer, the Ranger, and the Apothecary – providing a wealth of customization options. The game also features over 150 unique combat skills, a variety of weapons and accessories, and 25 distinctive skill trees. The game’s narrative unfolds through over 70 unique campaign encounters and art nouveau aesthetics inspires the setting with a jazz-infused soundtrack.
  7. Great Ambition of the SLIMES is a tactical simulation game where you command slimes to take over humans and fight battles. Despite being the weakest of all monsters, these slimes have the unique ability to occupy human bodies, allowing them to control strong knights and warlocks to fight against human enemies and demons. The game features over 20 types of slimes, each with their unique abilities, such as teleportation and multiplication. The game encourages strategic gameplay, with the ability to use items to transform your slimes and adapt to challenging battles. The game was developed by altairworks and published by Flyhigh Works, and it was released on July 26, 2023.
  8. The Black Pepper Crew is a tactical turn-based roguelite game where you assemble a crew of bounty hunters to plan jobs and capture the most dangerous bounties in the city. The game is set in the basement of The Black Pepper Jazz Club and offers a jazzy atmosphere. You can build your crew from four different playable classes, including a boxer, thief, shinobi, and tech wizard, each with their unique abilities. The game encourages creative combat strategies and offers a variety of items for gearing up your crew. The game was developed and published by Quijipixel Games and was released on July 24, 2023.
  9. Yggdra Union is a tactical RPG originally released in 2006 and now available on PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. The game follows the story of Yggdra, a lone girl who escapes from the fallen Kingdom of Fantasinia and teams up with a king of thieves, Milanor, to liberate her homeland. The game features a unique “Union System” that allows up to five characters to participate in battle at once, depending on their positions. It also includes a “Tactics Card” system that allows players to use special moves and various effects to overcome challenges. The game has been adapted for PC with new features such as a rewind function, auto-save, conversation log, and item hints. It was developed and published by Sting and was released on July 27, 2023.


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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.