Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Roguelike

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ announced for Switch launch

Nicalis will be bringing The Binding of Isaac to Nintendo Switch this spring. Described as the “definitive edition,” The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be bringing its rogue-like twin-stick shooting action digitally and physically to players at the system’s release. The game features randomly generated dungeons, 500-plus items and weapons, more than 50 bosses, 30 challenge modes, and over 6,000 rooms. Completionists can also shoot for unlocking 20 different endings.

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Nintendo Switch News

Touhou Double Focus coming stateside, to be bundled with Wanderer

NIS will be releasing a Touhou double pack next year with a bundle that includes Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus. Wanderer was previously announced, so technically, the 2D platformer is a bonus that is being packed in with the roguelike dungeon crawler. The set will be available digitally and physically for PS4, and digitally for PS Vita. The physical version will also come with a reversible cover and mini artbook.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate out now

Aksys has released Spike Chunsoft’s roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate for PS Vita. In the new adventure, Shiren sets out to tackle the ever-changing Tower of Fortune to challenge the god of Destiny, Reeva. The Eternal Wanderer Edition, an Aksys Store and Video Game Plus exclusive, is also available. The premium set comes with a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book covering the Shiren series, a 10-song soundtrack CD, and a Zero Escape-themed Deluxe Nonary Bracelet inside a Nonary Display Box. The former can be found in the game, while the latter features art from the tower.

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PlayStation Vita News

Necropolis launches on Steam for Windows PC, new screens up

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

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

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

“… 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

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

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

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