Vampire Survivors artwork for the Castlevania inspired roguelite

The Vampire Survivors team has just unleashed Patch 0.6.1 - The Weird One, and after playing through most of it I can confidently say the name is well deserved. More on that in just a second.

First things first, Patch 0.6.1 brings with it two new Arcanas to play around with, one more rank for the Skip power-up, an in-game shop that lets you convert gold to temporary items or minuscule permanent upgrades, as well as a brand new bonus stage by the name of Moonglow. The latter is quite a bizarre map as it has all of the game's power-ups simply strewn across the floor for you to grab at your leisure, as well as a low amount of enemies and a massive amount of torches and pots to smash.

Battlerite studio's vampire survival game V Rising artwork and logo

In a bit of a departure from their usual formula, Stunlock Studios have now released their vampire themed survival and crafting game V Rising into Early Access. As you might imagine given the mixture of genres and themes, V Rising is all about building the coolest evil castle you can possibly think of, plundering the countryside for valuable resources and food, as well as doing your best to avoid getting destroyed by the searing daylight, holy hunters, or just your fellow players with a nasty grudge!

What all of this looks like in action, that you can get a pretty good idea of through the launch trailer below. Have a gander, it's a rather fun one:

Artwork for the exploration and survival focused RPG Outward and its new Definitive Edition

If you're in the mood for a brutal yet engaging exploration-focused RPG, quite similar to the Gothic or Risen series, you might want to check out Outward's new and improved version. Outward: Definitive Edition comes bundled with both of the previous expansions, a variety of quality-of-life improvements, as well as a bunch of new content to help spice everything up. Naturally, since this is Outward we're talking about, some of that new content has been specifically designed to mess up your day in creative ways!

What this might look like in action, as well as what sort of locations you'll get to explore in Outward, that you can find out through the surprisingly musical trailer below. Have a gander, it's a pretty good one:

Isometric Souls-like action RPG Achilles: Legends Untold artwork

After going through a brief round of testing, the isometric and Souls-like action RPG Achilles: Legends Untold has now landed into Steam Early Access. As you might imagine given the combination of genres, Achilles is all about slicing and dicing your way through groups of enemies, all the while taking great care of your positioning and timing as they are going to be the only things keeping you from becoming a colorful smear on the floor.

What this looks like in gameplay, as well as what sort of atmosphere Achilles is going for, that you can find out through the launch trailer below. Have a gander:

Furi boss-battling game artwork for the Onnamusha expansion

In a sudden flash of inspiration, The Game Bakers team have decided to return to their 2016 boss-battling action game Furi in order to see what they can do to make the experience fresh and exciting, even for veteran players. The answer, as it turns out, is to create a brand new character that plays quite differently to the original one!

Onnamusha Rider, the one and only part of the newly launched Onnamusha DLC, is a powerful fighter that alternates between two different stances: one that's fast and agile and allows you to strike at the bosses in the rare few moments when they're not spewing attacks at you, and another that's slower yet significantly more lethal. Either way you'll be building up the special Star meter in the process, which can then be used to unleash a rather ridiculous amount of damage!

Cantata official artwork for the large-scale turn-based strategy game

The freshly released Cantata is a stylish hybrid between a classic turn-based strategy game and something like Factorio. As such, you need to not only outmaneuver and overwhelm your opponents with a wide assortment of units, but also ensure your entire production line and supply chain are able to keep up so you don't find yourself suddenly stranded in enemy territory.

What this looks like in action, however, that you can get a pretty good impression of through the launch trailer below. Have a gander:

Source of Madness procedurally generated Lovecraft roguelike artwork

Rather than simply use randomization to generate unique levels and loot to help spice up the gameplay, the freshly released roguelite Source of Madness has decided to push things to the absolute extreme. As such, not only are the locations procedurally generated and rendered in a bizarre yet intriguing AI-assisted art style, but the actual monsters are created completely at random and animated using a neural network!

Needless to say the end result is a complete and utter nightmare of a world, which luckily goes quite well with Source of Madness's Lovecraftian horror themes! Since words alone just can't do this concept justice, allow me to share with you one of the recent trailers. Have a gander, it sure is a sight to behold:

Songs of Conquest HOMAM inspired strategy game city screenshot

If you're a fan of the classic Heroes of Might and Magic series, you might want to keep an eye on the freshly released Songs of Conquest. As you might imagine given its inspiration, Songs of Conquest is a turn-based strategy that's all about exploring a giant map in search of treasure and resources, upgrading your base in order to unlock new units and abilities, and then using your mighty armies to crush all opposition!

What this looks like in actual gameplay, however, that you can get a bit of a sneak peek at through the launch trailer. Have a gander:

Salt and Sacrifice artwork for the Souls-like action RPG

Salt and Sacrifice, sequel to the flawed yet highly enjoyable 2D Souls-like RPG Salt and Sanctuary, has now been unleashed onto PC and PlayStation. Much like its predecessor it brings with it a large world filled with treasure and secrets, an assortment of tricky enemies that will happily smash you into the dirt if you don't pay attention, as well as a variety of different gear and upgrades to help keep things interesting.

What all of this looks like in actual gameplay, as well as what the story is even all about, that you can get a glimpse at through the freshly posted launch trailer. Have a gander:

Crowns and Pawns point and click adventure game artwork

Inspired by the classics like Broken Sword and Syberia, the freshly released Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is a point & click puzzle-adventure. As you might imagine given that brief description alone, Crowns and Pawns is all about solving a variety of tricky problems, navigating obstacles in a way that no ordinary human would ever even consider, as well as chatting up an assortment of amusing characters along the way.

What I find the most interesting, however, is that Crowns and Pawns not only allows you to customize your character, but that the way you look actually plays into the puzzles themselves and how people respond to you. It's not a particularly complex system, so don't get any big ideas, but it's still a neat little touch to help you get immersed into the story.