10 promising RPGs slated for release in 2022


Game news 10 promising RPGs slated for release in 2022

2021 has been a year severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of video games. Many planned titles have seen their release date postponed which suggests a traffic jam of major games in 2022, especially on the side of RPGs. To give you a taste of what to expect, we bring you a selection of the most anticipated RPGs for next year.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a title eagerly awaited by fans of the franchise, and for good reason since‘this is the first Pokémon game to try out the open-world formula. However, we do not lose the fundamentals of the series since it is always a question of playing a young trainer whose mission will be to complete the first Pokédex of the Sinnoh region. If this name means anything to you, it’s normal since it is the region that we travel in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond / Sparkling Pearl. But this time, players will be invited to discover this area centuries before the events of these games, in an atmosphere strongly reminiscent of feudal Japan. As for the gameplay, it will be necessary to explore large open areas to look for Pokémons in order to observe them and always capture them using a Pokéball. As for the fights, if they remain turn-based, they gain depth thanks to the powerful and fast styles that allow new approaches.

  • Release Date: January 28, 2022
  • Plateformes : Switch


Elden Ring

Well, more than a promising RPG, we can safely say that Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated games of the next year. And that’s normal, this is the next game from From Software which has made a solid reputation over the years with the series of Dark Souls, Bloodborne or Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. If this new title takes a lot of elements already seen in previous productions of the Japanese studio, Elden Ring is playing the open-world card this time. to bring something new to the Souls formula, notably with the addition of a frame that allows you to approach things differently. More than a simple « Dark Souls 4 », the title promises an impressive rendering thanks to its masterful artistic direction which makes it possible to forget its simple technical aspect. And if the story still seems quite mysterious, know that it is Georges RR Martin who is responsible for laying the foundations of the universe, while From Software has developed its narrative from these elements.

  • Release date: February 25, 2022
  • Plateformes : PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series


Triangle Strategy

Sometimes referred to as the spiritual heir to Final Fantasy Tactics, TRIANGLE STRATEGY is the next game from the studio behind Octopath Traveler. New production exclusive to the Switch signed Square Enix, the title takes the form of a Tactical-RPG still in a 2D-HD graphic rendering of the most beautiful effect with the small subtlety of gameplay to offer battles that take place on several levels of elevation. As for the story, the developers put a lot of emphasis on the fact that the player’s decisions have a direct bearing on what will happen next as well as who allies will be able to join you … or not. Finally, if you’ve played the demo, be aware that player feedback has been taken into account and the final game should feature freer and easier camera movements, a better balanced difficulty as well as optimized load times. .

  • Release Date: March 4, 2022
  • Plateformes : Switch


Stranger of Paradise : Final Fantasy Origin

Despite its impressive number of spin-offs, the Final Fantasy saga had never before tried the Souls-likes formula. This will be done next year with Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin developed by Team Ninja to whom we owe the latest Nioh for example. Presented as an alternate tale of the very first Final Fantasy, we follow the adventures of Jack and his companions, before the latter becomes Garland, the antagonist of the original game. Logically, the gameplay of Stranger of Paradise takes many elements of Nioh, namely a more hack’n’slash vision of Souls-like, while adding elements specific to Final Fantasy like the possibility of changing jobs on the fly. And if the artistic direction and the technique of the title surprised more than one, the two demos posted online so far suggest a game despite everything promising thanks to its particular nervous action.

  • Release Date: March 18, 2022
  • Plateformes : PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series


Weird West

If WolfEye is a young independent studio that is still little known, there are nevertheless industry veterans such as the co-creators of Prey and Dishonored, including Raphaël Colantonio, founder of Arkane Studio. For their first production, they decided to develop an Action-RPG with a view above the name of Weird West. With its strange western universe in which cowboys and lawyers coexist with zombies and cannibal sirens, the title offers twin-stick shooter gameplay. classic with a 360 ° aim and gives an important place to the loot and the choices of the player. Each decision thus has a lasting impact on this hostile world. Finally, Weird West also benefits from a cel-shading style inspired by old-fashioned French comics which gives a certain unique charm to the adventure.

  • Released: Mar 31, 2022
  • Plateformes : PC, PS4, Xbox One

FORSPOKEN

Better known previously under the name of Project Athia, Forspoken is the first project of the Luminous studio in which we find many developers of Final Fantasy XV. A rather logical remark when we know that Luminous Engine was originally developed for FFXV. If this new game is published by Square Enix, however, it moves away from the universe of Final Fantasy to offer an open-world Action-RPG in which the player plays Frey, a young woman from New York who suddenly finds herself thrown into the fantastic world of Ahtia. To return to her home world, our heroine can count on the help of Cuff, a bracelet that speaks. Over the presentations, it was especially the solid realization of the title, the dynamic movements and the impressive magical powers of Frey that caught the public’s attention. And if the game will be a PS5 exclusive when it launches, this agreement is expected to end on May 24, 2024.

  • Release Date: May 24, 2022
  • Platforms: PC, PS5


Starfield

Slated to be the next great Bethesda-designed RPG, Starfield is easily one of the most anticipated titles of 2022. Called by the studio as “Skyrim in space”, The title action takes place in the 2300s as two factions wage a merciless war as different regions of the Settled System are controlled by mercenaries. In this context, the player embodies a character who joins the “Constellation”, An organization that brings together the last human explorers in the galaxy with the aim of unraveling the secrets of the universe in the hope of discovering something exceptional. Thanks to your ship, it will be possible to visit different planets including the cities of Neon, New Atlantis and Akila presented by Bethesda. The American studio also insists particularly on the variety present in the game with many different extraterrestrial races.

  • Release Date: November 11, 2022
  • Plateformes : PC, Xbox Series

Baldur’s Gate III

Available in early access for over a year now, Baldur’s Gate III continues to be actively developed within Larian Studio, Belgian developers behind the excellent Divinity Original Sin. As a reminder, only act 1 is available at the moment and allows to have an overview of the intentions of the studio, with in particular the abandonment of the active break to favor turn-based fights that do not have more. to everybody. If for the moment no precise release date has been revealed for the continuation of this series of cult games, Larian has let it be known that they are aiming for a 2022 release for the game’s full release., But nothing is less certain.

  • Release date: 2022
  • Platforms: PC

Mario + The Raving Rabbids Sparks of Hope

After Kingdom Battle in 2017, Ubisoft is developing a second installment of the Mario and Rabbids crossover with Sparks of Hope. As with the first game, we still have a turn-based Tactical-RPG in which this time we will have to face Cursa who has corrupted familiar characters from the Nintendo universe. To put an end to his actions, Mario and the Raving Rabbids will visit several planets with a very different atmosphere. In the team that will be possible to compose, we find as well Luigi, Peach as their appointed rabbits. In total, the game will allow you to play with nine heroes. On the combat side, Spark of Hope implements new elements such as Sparks, improbable results of a merger between Rabbits and Lumas, and also removes the movement grid for free controls within a defined perimeter. Outside of the combat phases, the exploration is meant to be less linear this time, with less interventionist levels to more easily explore each world.

  • Plateformes : Switch
  • Release date: 2022


Star Ocean : The Divine Force

Six years after the release of the last episode which had a mixed reception, the Star Ocean saga returns in 2022 with a new opus. Like the previous episodes, the title is still developed by Tri-Ace and takes place in a science fiction universe. Star Ocean: The Divine Force is obviously an Action-RPG with gameplay that promises to be dynamic. As for the main novelty of this opus, the developers announce that they have focused on the open-world aspect of the title which should be particularly open with environments as varied as they are exotic, from the arid canyon to the city sparkling with a thousand lights. The title also emphasizes its cosmic dimension with epic space battles, presented for the moment through a cutscene.

  • Plateformes : PC, PS5, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
  • Release date: 2022

Other promising RPGs planned for 2022:

  • Monster Hunter Rise, PC release January 12, 2022
  • Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns
  • Steelrising
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
  • Atelier Sophie 2 : The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
  • Final Fantasy XVI (no release date or window announced for 2022)

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