Hand of Fate 2 screenshot of the dealer and a "Village Burns" card

Hand of Fate 2 is a bit of a curious game. Its essentially a combination of an action-rpg, a deck-building card game, and a roguelike dungeon crawler. How it works is that each overturned card reveals some sort of challenge or effect, which can range from an action-orientated combat section that is very reminiscent of the modern Batman games, to a short minigame, or just some good ol' fashioned choose-your-own-adventure decision making. The most interesting part of this whole system is that the various different elements are interactive, so if you have a couple of armor and weapon cards, you can actually use them in the combat sections to give yourself an advantage!

As you can see, all of this is not exactly the easiest concept to explain through words alone, so allow me to instead share with you the launch trailer. Its not a very long video, but it should give you a pretty damn good idea of what Hand of Fate 2 is all about and how it plays. Have a look:

Guacamelee! 2 official artwork and logo

The original Guacamelee! is a highly enjoyable Mexican-themed brawler with more than a fair share of Metroidvania elements. Its all about wondering through a giant world, collecting new powers which you can use in combat and for exploration, dashing and jumping across any obstacles you might encounter, stringing together massive combos in order to exploit an enemy's weakness, and other fun stuff like that.

With all of that in mind, I hope you can now understand just how happy I am to say that Guacamelee! 2 has just been announced at Paris Games Week 2017! You can get a brief look at what Guacamelee! 2 has to offer via the recently posted teaser trailer. Have a gander:

Among the Sleep screenshot of the talking teddy bear

Among the Sleep is an indie horror game in which you play as a two year old child search for its mother in the middle of the night. In order to do so you will have to explore a highly atmospheric world where fantasy and reality often intertwine, as well as a solve a variety of puzzles in order to cross even the simplest of barriers, as you are after all a young child.

I personally didn't find it to be very scary, but the atmosphere was laid on so thick I simply couldn't stop playing until I was done with the relatively short campaign. As such, I am very glad to say that Among the Sleep will be getting an enhanced edition with improved visuals, smoother gameplay, new dialogue, a brand new level, as well as a variety of performance tweaks this November 2nd.

Re:Legend official artwork and logo

Re:Legend is an adorable multiplayer RPG that combines monster raising with elements from life sim games, elements such as: farming, fishing, crafting, village building, and so forth. It was successfully Kickstarted back in August, and is now expected to arrive in June of 2018 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. However, as with all Kickstarter projects its important to keep in mind that delays can and will happen, so don't be too surprised if you hear about Re:Legend getting pushed back into late 2018.

As for the gameplay itself, what better way to demonstrate it than with a lengthy gameplay trailer! You can find the video right below, and I would recommend you give it a look as Re:Legend is quite the cutesy game:

EITR screenshot of a lovely campfire drawn in pixel art

EITR is a challenging isometric action-RPG with some stunning pixel artwork backing it up. It features a variety of different weapons with unique playstyles, enemies that require strategy and timing in order to beat, tons of randomized loot, as well as a highly punishing difficulty system that rewards the patient and spurns the hasty.

While the only gameplay trailer I could find is around two years old, it should still give you a pretty damn good idea of just what EITR is all about. Have a look, but just keep in mind that what you're looking at is some extremely early-alpha footage:

Numantia screenshot of a turn-based battle from up close

Numantia is a historical turn-based strategy game that depicts the real-life conflict between the Republic of Rome and the rebellious Celtiberians of Numantia during 154 BC. In gameplay terms this means you'll have access to two different campaigns, each of which brings their own heroes, troops, settlements, armies, and decisions to make.

You can get a good look at what all of this entails through one of the most recent trailers. The video unfortunately doesn't let any single scene play out for more than a couple of seconds, but its still well worth a glance if you're interested in historical strategy games. Have a look:

AER official artwork featuring part of the logo

AER is a colorful open-world exploration game set on a planet filled with a variety of floating islands and strange creatures. There are absolutely no enemies to fight or gear to collect - its just you, your ability to transform into a bird at will, and a whole bunch of secrets, puzzles, and story clues to discover.

Since trying to explain these types of games through words alone is mostly a pointless task, allow me to share with you the recent launch trailer. It should give you a pretty damn good idea of just what to expect from AER. Have a look, its quite a relaxing video: