Everything Shown During New Game Plus Expo

A great variety of titles were showcased during today’s New Game Plus Expo event, ranging from otome visual novels to more niche action experiences. Due to the quantity of titles that were displayed, we have listed them below with our respective coverage if applicable. If any more announcements are made throughout this event, we will update this article accordingly.

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 – July 2022 launch & physical releaseAzure Striker Gunvolt 3 introduces a new character, Kirin, who utilizes quick sword and throwing abilities in combat. She can destroy enemies in an instant using her “Arc Chain” ability and fast movement. She can also deflect projectiles using her sword. Furthermore, Gonvolt will also be playable and brings his own twist on his classic playstyle.
  • Amnesia: Memories – Switch Fall 2022 release – Throughout this title, players witness the tale of a protagonist suffering from amnesia across 5 romantic routes, boasting over 20 endings. A friendly spirit named Orion helps the Heroine throughout these events, aiding in a hopeful regaining of memories.
  • Amnesia: Later x Crowd – Switch Fall 2022 release – This package contains 2 titles, Amnesia: Later and Amnesia: Crowd and are best experienced after completing Amnesia: Memories.
  • Dusk Diver 2 – PS4, PS5 & Switch Summer 2022 release – This sequel takes place one year after the first game’s events, where Yumo and the company team up to protect the Human Realm once more. Players will be able to switch between four characters, all boasting unique playstyles, with support skills upping the ante.

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  • Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi – PS5 Summer 2022 release – This game is set in Toyko 1979 when a massive, mysterious structure suddenly rose from the ground. The government sends a team to investigate, and you have been selected to join the elite group of underground explorers employed by Cassandra Company.
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – Native PS5 Fall 2022 releaseYs VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana kickstarted the series’ popularity in the West during its initial Vita and PS4 release. It contains a memorable narrative, incredible combat, a stellar soundtrack, multiple difficulty levels, a plethora of side content, and much more. It’s a definite must-play, and if you have a PS5, you should be on the lookout for it when it launches later this year.
  • Legal Dungeon – PS4 & Xbox One April 2022 releaseLegal Dungeon has players battle suspects with the greatest weapons of all throughout 8 criminal cases: evidence and the law. Then, it’s up to you to decide whether someone is guilty based on the information you gather from all sorts of paperwork.
  • Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory / Fallen Legion Revenants – PS5, Xbox & PC Summer 2022 release – Players can look forward to intricate turn-based combat boasting strategical decisions where formations are at the core of success. Choices also determine the course of the narratives. This also marks the first time these games are receiving Xbox versions.

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  • Prinny Presents NIS Classics: Volume 3 – Switch Summer 2022 release – The collection contains classic NIS titles La Pucelle Ragnarok and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. Both are tactical role-playing games, originally released for the PS2/PSP and PS1/DS respectively.
  • Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei – Switch Summer 2022 release – This title takes place 15 years following the conclusion of the Heiji Rebellion, where the Heike clan has prevailed, and the Genji clan suffers from defeat. However, the heir to the Genji name, Shanao, is hiding within the mountains of Kurama, and she is disguising her gender to avoid inevitable conflict. Eventually, she decides to take down the Heike stronghold to bring peace to the country. Along the way, she makes new allies and discovers a secret between the two clans.
  • Pocky and Rocky Reshrined – Switch June 2022 release – There are 5 unique and definitely charming playable characters: Pocky, Rocky, Ame-no-Uzume, Ikazuchi, and Hotaru Gozen. There’s even an online leaderboard for the game that players can climb to become the best Pocky and Rocky players around.
  • Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief – PS4, Switch & PC Fall 2022 release – This game takes place in Japan’s Edo period with the protagonist Ebizo, a former acclaimed thief who now cares for a youth named Suzuna. However, Suzuna eventually falls ill, and to afford her costly treatment, Ebizo returns to his life of crime.

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  • Jack Jeanne – Switch 2023 release – Aspiring actress Kisa is given the chance to attend the famous All Boys Drama School, so long as she hides the fact that she’s a female and gets the lead role in the final performance of the year.
  • Horgihugh and Friends – Switch June 2022 release – This title takes place after a huge war. When Gozareans attack, two experienced pilots, Hugh and Figaro, must once again hop into their fighter planes to battle off the fearsome aliens.
  • Underworld Dreams: The False King – PC & Switch Spring 2022 release – A first-person horror game based on the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, this game has a demo you can check out before its PC and Nintendo Switch release later this year.
  • Unsouled – Xbox, PC & Switch Spring 2022 release – Announced to be coming to Switch this Spring, Unsouled is a 2D action RPG with sharp pixel art and spooky enemies.
  • Rico London – Xbox – April 28, 2022 release – An explosive first-person shooter set in 1999 London, where players have to clear skyscrapers of dastardly criminal organizations.
  • Samurai Bringer – PS4, Switch & PC – April 21, 2022 release – A roguelite action game that has you traverse Japanese mythology as you battle your way through over 100 legendary Japanese warriors to get to the dreaded eight-headed serpent, Yamata-no-Orochi.

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  • The Courier – PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch & PC 2022 release – An open-world game where you run a mail delivery service as you uncover the secrets of the island you’re on.
  • Replica – PS4 & Xbox One April 5, 2022 release – An adventure game that takes place entirely in the interface of an in-game mobile phone, developed by the folks behind Gnosia, Playism.
  • Spacelines From the Far Out – PC & Xbox One Spring 2022 release – A funky co-op roguelite where you manage spaceships and keep their passengers happy as they travel the stars.
  • Undying – PC 2022 release – A post-apocalyptic survival game where you must look after your son Cody, and ensure he can make it on his own after you turn into a zombie yourself.
  • Sanabi – PC – No release window – A 2D dystopian action-platformer that puts you in the role of a retired veteran with a bionic arm that doubles as a sick grappling hook, complete with snazzy pixel art.
  • The Last Friend – Switch  April 21, 2022 release – Demo Available – A stylish 2D brawler where players save the missing doggos. Numerous combat abilities, varied environments, and differently encouraged playstyles provide a memorable experience.

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