Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Roguelike

Necropolis launches on Steam for Windows PC, new screens up

Necropolis (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Harebrained Schemes’ Necropolis is now available on Steam. Published by Bandai Namco, the action-heavy roguelike follows a nameless adventurer who must escape a magical dungeon, alone or with up to three friends in drop-in/drop-out co-op. Enemies, environments, and loot are all procedurally generated, while players are capable of crafting items and upgrading their skills.

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PC News

Shiren The Wanderer – Eternal Wanderer Edition announced, detailed

Shiren The Wanderer The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (PS Vita) Eternal Wanderer Edition - Header

Aksys and Spike Chunsoft’s upcoming roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate will be available as a limited version, the Eternal Wanderer Edition. The set is available for pre-order exclusively on Askys’ online store and comes bundled with several goodies, including a few tied to another Aksys series, Zero Escape. The bundle comes with a Deluxe Nonary Bracelet, a Nonary Display Box, a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book celebrating the Shiren series, and a 10-song soundtrack CD.

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PlayStation Vita News

Touhou Genso Wanderer announced for release in ’17 for PS4, PS Vita

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NIS is bringing Aqua Style’s roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer stateside early next year. Set within the Touhou Project universe, players will guide the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, Reimu Hakurei, as she and her new partner, the sage Futo Mononobe, set off on a new investigation. After a golden sphere creates a giant tower, the nearby townsfolk find themselves facing violent clones of themselves. Importers will know the game as Fushigi no Gensokyo: The Tower of Desire.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PC Review) Overfall

(PC Review) Overfall

“… a highly replayable, diplomacy-centric roguelike with great combat, good writing, and a lot of charm.”

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PC Reviews

Roguelite-y diplomatic RPG Overfall launching for PC on May 17

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Pera Games’ Overfall is set to launch in full on May 17. Combining elements of role-playing games and roguelites, along with a dash of diplomacy, players must take to the seas in order to find a hidden citadel before their enemy. They are tasked with making their way through the archipelago world, solving quests, taking on and leveling up their crew, and engaging with the various inhabitants. The game’s Story Builder, created in collaboration with Chris Avellone, also allows players to create their own story. To help get everyone started when the final version goes live, Pera and Christ have created a Writing Style Guide.

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PC News

Dungeon of the Endless heading to Xbox One next month

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Amplitude Studios’ roguelike dungeon-defense title Dungeon of the Endless is heading to Xbox One on March 16. The console version will feature a single-player mode, an online co-op mode for up to four players, updated controls, and a revamped interface. After crash landing on an alien planet, players must manage and lead a team of heroes through randomly generation, monster-filled dungeons in an attempt to reach the surface.

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Xbox One News

Shiren The Wanderer returning this summer for PS Vita

Shiren The Wanderer The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys Games will be bringing the Shiren series back to North America this summer with Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate. Scheduled to launch on July 26, the Spike Chunsoft-developed roguelike will be exclusive to the PS Vita. In addition to a single-player campaign, multiplayer will also be supported, and allies will be able to stave off permadeath by reviving one another in ad hoc mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

Save Lincoln, encourage Civil War in roguelike train sim Bounty Train

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Daedalic has released more info about their upcoming historical roguelike train sim Bounty Train. The latest gameplay elements to come to light are historical events. As players control a steam train on America’s frontier in the late 1800s, historical events will occur that player’s can intervene in, such as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Amidst managing personnel, modifying engines and wagons, and battling robbers, players can use their influence to alter the course of the Civil War or go into business with the inventor of toilet paper, Joseph Gayetty. Train-themed toilet paper—perfect!

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PC News

Shooter roguelike Sublevel Zero announced for PC

Mastertronic has sent word that they will be publishing Sigtrap’s shooter Sublevel Zero this summer for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The first-person, six-degrees-of-freedom shooter will feature procedurally generated levels, crafting, and permadeath. There are also plans to support the Oculus Rift. Ammo will be scarce, necessitating item crafting, and players will have to navigate levels filled with enemies and puzzles. The description of a roguelike Descent seems pretty apt. A trailer and screenshots have also been released.

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PC News

New The Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailers, screenshots released

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NIS has released several trailers along with a handful of new screenshots from The Awakened Fate Ultimatum. The new media focuses on the different attack types accessible from the game’s angel-devil skill tree, the story, and two prominent characters, the devil scientist Ariael and angel assistant Jupiel. The upcoming role-playing game follows the adventures of a young boy who is attacked by devils and reawakens in a new realm, after having the powerful Fate Awakening Crystal implanted into his chest by angels. Players must help him make his way between the warring factions.

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PlayStation 3 News