Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon is a fantasy action RPG developed by Gust and published by Koei Tecmo. The game’s storyline has been described as a “gothic fairy tale”. Alushe Anatoria, the protagonist of the first title, makes a return as a resurrected half-demon, and strives to rescue her childhood friend Liliana who was chosen to become the Bride of Time, a sacrifice to save the world from the evil Moon Queen. Aiding Alushe in her battles are “Lilies”, partners with whom she can build deeper bonds and awaken their latent abilities, as well as “Servans”, tamed demons with diverse and useful powers.
Total War: Warhammer II is a fantasy-themed strategy game which combines turn-based resource management and army deployment with real-time battles. It is developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega, and is the second installment in the planned trilogy.
According to the publisher, the game’s campaign offers hundreds of hours of gameplay. The overarching storyline focuses on the struggle between the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Lizardmen, and the Skaven to control the weakening Great Vortex over Ulthuan, and use it to their ends.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are paired games which expand heavily on the original installments, bringing the players back to the Alola region introduced in Sun and Moon.
According to Nintendo, there are new additions to the story, new amazing Pokémon to catch, more formidable foes, and the mystery of the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma to uncover.
The Escapists 2 is a sandbox prison break simulator in which the player assumes the role of an inmate intent on escaping. In order to achieve that goal, the player can level up their character through various activities like working out or reading, do favors for the other inmates to acquire money, and steal or barter for items to be crafted into improvised weapons and tools.
Compared to its predecessor, the biggest addition in The Escapists 2 is multiplayer, which includes both online and split-screen as well as co-op and versus modes. It also brings new prisons (including ones set in Wild West, a moving train, and even outer space), more ways to escape, an improved combat system, and extensive character customization.
NASCAR Heat 2 is an officially-licensed NASCAR racing game developed by Monster Games and published by 704Games. Notable improvements over its predecessor include a deeper career mode with support for three NASCAR national series (Monster Energy, XFINITY, and Camping World Truck), upgraded graphics, and better physics including more realistic drafting. The game also offers an expanded online multiplayer with up to forty participants, and adds a new two-player split-screen mode.
Gaming giant Blizzard is releasing a remastered version of the cult-classic strategy game, StarCraft, as well as its expansion Brood War. It features improved graphics and audio, while retaining that classic real-time strategy gameplay that made it an eSports staple worldwide.
Blizzard has also added quality-of-life improvements such as cloud saves, new matchmaking systems, and leaderboards. Players who prefer the old look will be able to switch between the classic and the new 4K-quality graphics at a press of a button.
Ni no Kuni II is a role-playing game developed by Japanese studio Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco. While seemingly set in the same world as the award-winning Wrath of the White Witch, it takes place during a different time period, and follows an entirely new cast of characters.
The game’s protagonist is a young cat-eared prince named Evan, who becomes king after his father’s abrupt passing, but is immediately ousted from the position by the nefarious royal adviser, Otto Mausinger. Barely escaping with his life, Evan embarks on a quest to reclaim his kingdom, with some help from a band of sky pirates and a visitor from another world.