12 Upcoming Switch RPGs – July 2021
July is looking to be a truly painful month for RPG fan’s wallets. With the several heavy hitters alone, there are going to be lots of things put on the backburner or otherwise missed due to the sheer volume of titles coming in. What’s more, this month has quite a lot of sequels releasing as well.
Alphadia Genesis 2
For fans of Kemco, yet another title will be landing on the Switch this July. And if you were a fan of Alphadia Genesis, then the saga continues with this newest installment in the series. Find out the truth behind why the Empire is launching a ruthless campaign against the Atramian people.
Epistory – Typing Chronicles
Dubbing itself as a typing adventure game, play as the muse to an uninspired writer who needs help writing their latest book. Using a combination of button presses, battle against mobs and great bosses alike as the story slowly comes together. And with gameplay that adapts based on your skills, the difficulty will adjust to the player’s needs.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
In the newest entry in the Ys franchise, play as Adol Christin as you work to escape the city of Balduq. With the help of five other characters, making use of their unique abilities as well as your own new skills, defeat the Grimwald Nox. And for those worrying about whether you can start your Ys adventure with IX, the answer is yes! While the games do share a protagonist, the games tend to be episodic and can be played without prior knowledge of other entries.
In this strategic, roguelike turn-based game, play as Princess Aria as she makes a pilgrimage to carry out the Rite of Succession. However, she comes across news of a missing village lord and the responsible group, the Cult. With up to 14 job types to choose from for Aria, customize Aria’s build based on your play style and figure out the truth of the Cult.
Monster Hunter Stories 2
As the second installment to Monster Hunter Stories on the 3DS, form bonds with monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Go on an adventure with the Wyverian girl known as Ena, who holds an egg that could hatch into the series staple, Rathalos. Rathalos has been dubbed as a destructive force, but learn from the legends and carve your own path with your friendships.
Fates of Ort
In Fates of Ort, you have the ability to cast powerful spells. However, they come at a deadly cost. If you cast too many spells, you may find yourself dead in an instant. Instead, you will need to manage your resources carefully, deciding when to use your spells. As a novice mage, take on the burden of saving the world and watch as your actions have consequences.
In Rogue Wizards, play through randomly generated dungeons as you solve puzzles, defeat monsters, collect treasure, and much more in this roguelike, dungeon-crawling RPG. And when you’re not dungeon crawling, spend time in your Wizard Tower by building your own town, crafting potions and gear to use in future expeditions, powering up your skills, and recruiting other characters to help.
Guild of Darksteel
In this story-driven adventure RPG, you must learn the truth about an evil plot brewing under the depths of the city Ravenrock. But beware, as you may come across some unexpected horrors. Unlock different types of combos and level them up to your leisure. Master the battle system by chaining your attacks and taking down any foe that stands in your way.
In the long awaited Cris Tales, play as Crisbell as she and her companions go up against the Time Empress, who wishes for a cataclysm that would tear apart the five kingdoms of the world. Marketing itself as a love letter to RPGs such as Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI, those who are fans of both the classic and modern takes will surely be satisfied as you explore the expansive world.
NEO: The World Ends With You
Fans of the original The World Ends With You will finally be able to enjoy the newest installment of the series. Play as Rindo as you are thrust into a game of life or death known as the ‘Reaper’s Game.’ Explore the stylish streets of Shibuya and use your psychic abilities to survive this game.
Samurai Warriors 5
After seven long years, the newest installment in the Samurai Warriors franchise has landed on the Switch. Focus on the lives of Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi as their lives unfold in the historical period of the Warring States Era. With a total of 27 warriors, brand new actions exclusive to this title, and a new stylistic approach, Samurai Warriors is one for Musou fans.
Fuga Memories of Steel
After their village is pillaged by Berman Empire forces, a group of children led by Malt lead the charge to save their captured family members. Take control of a giant tank known as the Giant Tank Taranis and blast through enemies in this game’s turn-based battle system. For those familiar with Persona and SMT, this battle system makes use of delays, so keep track of enemy weaknesses in order to overtake your enemies.
Out of all of the releases, which ones do you guys have your eyes out for? Let us know down below!