Welcome to the Top Upcoming RPGs of October 2019! In this series we highlight the Top 5 RPGs for the upcoming month. In this edition, we’re going to take a look at each of the titles, talk a little about each, and then explain why we think they deserve to be on the list. So join me now and find a mixture of some hidden gems and old favorites given a shiny new coat of paint.
Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of October 2019
Honourable Mention: The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
Release Date: October 15th
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: CD Projekt Red
Publisher: CD Projekt Red
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which is based on the novels of the same name is coming to the Switch this October. An open-world RPG where you take on the role of Geralt of Rivia who is on a quest to find his missing adopted daughter. The complete edition comes with all previously release downloadable content including the story expansions Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. Explore a rich open-world fantasy adventure on-the-go or in docked mode.
There is plenty of gruesome combat action when you’re destroying enemies as you perfect your monster hunter skills. You can choose from a number of upgradeable weapons and enhanced potions that deal some interesting effects.
Originally released in 2015, the game has been praised for its gameplay, narrative and combat. If you’re thinking of becoming the hunter for hire, you can check out our The Witcher 3 wiki.
The Switcher…I mean The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition comes to Nintendo Switch on October 15th.
Release Date: October 10th
Platform: PC, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Krafton Inc.
Publisher: Krafton Inc.
Mistover is a turn-based RPG featuring expeditions, battles and the mysterious Mist which may be a blessing or a curse on your crew. The Mist may grant players a new ability or it may cause them to mutate the local creatures adding a further threat. A Vortex has unexpectedly appeared releasing along with it deadly creatures impacting humankind who are now in peril.
Expect 40 hours of expeditions located over five distinct regions including forests, lakes, mountains, cathedrals, castles and more. Maps are continually changing which allows you to try different strategies in order to survive. Your crew can learn over 13 unique skills, its up to you to determine which will best fit your journey. You can even perform coordinateed skills when your team is in the right formation, dealing some powerful attacks. Adventurers should be warned as nothing is safe from the mist…no seriously your gear, food and supplies can be affected too. Mistover is all done in a 2D art-style which is cute but dark. Do you dare enter the mist?
Mistover comes to Switch, PC and Playstation 4 on October 10th 2019.
4. Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory
Release Date: October 3rd
Developer: Black Shamrock, Cyanide Studio
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory is a CRPG based on the tabletop Paranoia originally released in 1984. The title follows a strange world where citizens of the Alpha Complex are under the rule of the Friend Computer that puts joy, cheerfulness as well as cleanliness above all else and has been cloning its residence.
In this game you will be responsible of leading a crack team of four Troubleshooters, whose job is to track down “traitors” that are causing chaos, to stop them and ultimately take them out. Choose your specialisations from a range of 16 different skills. While the Friend Computer watches your every move, rewarding you for a swift solution or will punish you if anything you do is seen as treason. Enjoy a tactical combat system with active pause inspired by classic CRPG games. Counter original enemies that include malfunction robots, aggressive drinks dispensers and more.
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory will release on PC via the Epic Store October 3rd 2019 and later for PS4 and Xbox One.
3. Atelier Ryza – Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout
Release Date: October 29th
Platform: PC, Playstation 4, Switch
Publisher: Koei Temo
The story of the JRPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout follows main character Ryzalin Staud, an everyday girl who starts to feel a little restless in her peaceful world. In an attempt to seek more excitement in her life, she starts looking for some interesting things to do with friends. Her personality is rather free-spirited, slightly stubborn as well as has a strong sense of what is right and wrong. Her adventure revolves around finding importance in something she has never considered before, discovering alchemy and a chance encounter with a particular person which changes her world.
The game features newly enhanced visuals, graphics and facial expressions, making use of a more realistic aesthetic. This isn’t the only change in the Atelier series as there is an all new turn-based combat system set to be more intense and emphasising bonds between characters. Players will also be able to customise their own hideouts to represent their own personalities by using items found throughout the worlds. Depending how you arrange your base will increase Ryza and her team’s stats. You will also be able to unlock more of the game’s narrative, quests and places to venture to.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout will release on October 29th for Playstation 4, Switch and PC.
2. Disco Elysium
Release Date: October 16th
A story based RPG releasing this October puts you in the role of detective, as you use a unique skill system to solve crimes. Disco Elysium is an isometric RPG with plenty of freedom of choice and attempts to stay faithful to tabletop role playing games in a video game setting. Set in a seaside city, there are plenty of cases to crack but you will need to choose which defining skills will shape your character. Sift through a number of thoughts in your inventory to alter your beliefs and gain new possibilities.
The title has turn-based gameplay and is set in an open world, where players can venture through and experience its unique setting. But this one gives you a choice whether you want to be the hero of the story or go down more darker route by taking bribes and ultimately wreaking havoc. Save the world or watch it burn.
Disco Elysium will be releasing on Steam and GOG on October 16th.
1. The Outer Worlds
Release Date: October 25th
Platform: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Private Division
Set in a future where colonies now live on two Planets overun by mega-corporations, The Outer Worlds is a sci-fi adventure with an open-world experience. You wake up from hibernation on a ship that has lost its route to Halcyon, only to discover conspiracies and further complications. You will meet a number of factions, all trying to gain the upper hand and its for to you to decide how the story unfolds.
The Outer Worlds is developed by the original creators of Fallout as well as Fallout: New Vegas. The title holds many similar mechanics to Fallout and seen as the spiritual successor of the Fallout series. One being its very own VATS system called Tactical Time Dilation or TTD. With TTD players can slow down time to line up the perfect shot, choosing body parts carefully. A head shot can prove fatal, while aiming for the leg is a way to slow down an enemy.
If shooting isn’t your thing, you can always opt for different abilities that help companions by using combat perks. The game also offers character creation, customisation, as well as player choice and of course consequence.
The Outer Worlds will arrive on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 25th 2019. The Switch version will arrive later which has yet to be announced.
That’s a wrap for the Top RPGs of October. Did I miss your favorite October release? What games are you most looking forward to this year? Please let us know in the comments below.
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