Savage: Road to Darkness screenshot from the trailer

Savage: Road to Darkness is a newly announced action-adventure with a very simple premise. You are an extremely pissed off lizard, apparently spawned out of pure hatred, and your goal is to unleash your unbridled wrath upon everything and anything that stands before you. Along the way you will need to swim, climb, explore, and puzzle your way across a variety of landscape - more or less everything you've come to expect from the action-adventure genre.

You can check out what Savage: Road to Darkness looks like via the recently posted trailer right below, but do keep in mind that all of this is early footage. The reason I'm saying this is because the gameplay appears to have some framerate issues, so even though the artstyle is great, the actual presentation is a bit choppy. Thankfully the framerate is definitely the easier of the two to fix, so expect to see these problems gone in the future. But enough babbling from me, here's the announcement video:

Perception screenshot of the house

As far as horror concepts goes, Perception offers one of the most unique premises I've come across in quite a while. Our protagonist is a blind woman named Cassie who has to solve an ancient mystery entirely based on her sense of hearing! Since a completely pitch-black game wouldn't go over very well with critics and players alike you do actually get to see what the world in Perception looks like, but its all distorted and unsettling.

Trying to explain this through words alone is nearly impossible, so allow me to share with you the story trailer. It'll give you a decent idea of what Perception is all about, and most importantly, what the world looks like. Here's the video:

Iron Wings gameplay screenshot

Iron Wings is an upcoming singleplayer air combat game exploring some of the most interesting events and combat operations of World War 2. You will be taking on the roles of two pilots, Jack and Amelia, as they attempt to fight against the Nazi threat across a variety of campaign missions, each with their own objectives and twists on gameplay.

Before I say anything else it would probably be a good idea for you to check out what the gameplay looks like. As such, here's the recently posted trailer showing our character flying over 1941 New York. There is absolutely no action in the video, as you would expect given the location, but it will give you a good idea of what type of gameplay Iron Wings is going for. Have a look:

Absolver screenshot of a close quarters battle

Absolver is a bit of a weird game. Its an online combat RPG with a heavy focus on fluid melee battles, though more alike a fighting game than any standard RPG. However, instead of using predefined skills like in a fighting game, your character in Absolver can be customized to a massive extent with new combos, attacks, abilities, and even ways of blocking enemy attack. As I said, its a bit of weird game, but its definitely an interesting one!

In order to show how exactly the dueling system works the developers have recently posted a video detailing the three beginning combat styles. As you might expect, each one has a lot of interesting things going for it, as well as plenty of room for future improvements. But rather than just watch me babble, watch the video instead:

Risk of Rain official artwork without logo

The original Risk of Rain is a 2D action platformer with some roguelike elements thrown into the mix. Ever since its release it has garnered a massive amount of positive reviews, and for good reason as the gameplay itself is just pure fun. As such, it probably wont come as much of a surprise to hear that Risk of Rain 2 has been announced.

What might come as a surprise, however, is that Risk of Rain 2 will be done entirely in 3D! Its still early in development so all of the details are a bit shaky, but the important thing to keep in mind is that it will follow the same sort of ideals as the original. In other words, expect plenty of fast-paced action with some of your favorite characters from the original.

Steel Division: Normandy 44 screenshot of tanks with artillery missiles on them

Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a tactical real-time strategy with a focus on absolutely massive multiplayer battles that can scale all the way up to 10-on-10. After going through a brief beta phase Steel Division: Normandy is now finally available on Steam, and I'm very glad to say that so far the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

But before we move on to what works and what doesn't, it would probably be wise for you to check out the recently posted launch trailer. It doesn't feature much in terms of actual gameplay, but it should at least give you an idea of what kind of a game Steel Division: Normandy really is. Have a look:

Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles 2 screenshot of the creepy ferry

If you're eagerly waiting for Konami to stop being Konami and actually do something with the Castlevania series, I might have found a little game to tide you over until Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night finally arrives. The game in question is Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles 2 - a surprisingly faithful homage to the Castlevania games of old, as well as rather enjoyable fan game in its own right.

I've only played it for about thirty minutes so far, but from everything I've seen it both feels and plays like the oldschool Castlevania games. But don't just take my word for it, allow me to show you the relatively recent launch trailer. Have a look:

Mages of Mystralia triple fireball spell

Mages of Mystralia is a charming action-adventure where you have to design your very own spells in order to fight enemies, solve environmental puzzles, and explore over "a dozen distinct regions". After being successfully Kickstarted back in April it has now arrived for both PC and consoles, and from what I can see on Steam it appears to feature some very solid reviews.

So if you're interested in weaving your own incantations and you're up for a lighthearted adventure, here's the recently posted launch trailer to hopefully give you an idea of what Mages of Mystralia is all about. Have a look:

Official artwork for the upcoming RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker

Pathfinder, along with Dungeons and Dragons, is one of the longest-running and most popular pen-and-paper roleplaying games. But despite its success in the physical world Pathfinder is unfortunately short on video game adaptations, which is why I'm very glad to say that Pathfinder: Kingmaker, an isometric party-based RPG, has just been announced!

There isn't much information available right now, but what I can tell you is that you can treat the title literally. In Pathfinder: Kingmaker you will not only have to blaze a path through the wilderness in order to uncover its secrets, but you will also have to establish your very own kingdom in the unsurprisingly hostile Stolen Lands. Much like any RPG there will be plenty of ways to tailor your character towards whatever playstyle you might enjoy, as well as a variety of fleshed-out companions to recruit along the way.

Druidstone screenshot showing some mysterious stones

Ctrl Alt Ninja, a group of designers, programmers, and artists who previously worked on the surprisingly awesome Legend of Grimrock games, have now come out to announce their next project - Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest. From what information is available so far it appears that Druidstone is going to be a turn-based CRPG with some roguelike elements mixed in.

Given the combination of genres it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that Druidstone will use procedural generation to populate its world and dungeons. Sometimes you'll have extra paths available, other times you'll have to deal with more combat encounters than usual, but you also might just get lucky and only meet friendly people on your trek through the forest. Its all pretty basic stuff, but it has been proven to work time and time again, so you won't see me complaining.