Coming This Week, 8/19/19

Fresh off the factory line!

08.19.19 - 9:43 PM
written by Peter Triezenberg

Hello, dear reader, and welcome to the latest installment of Coming This Week! We're gradually approaching the end of the summer months, and you know what that means: video games! I mean, that is kind of our thing. This week, we've got an interesting-looking action RPG, a unique MMORPG, and more. Let's dive in!

Winds of Change screenshot: Stubborn bears?

Winds of Change - August 21st (Windows)

Winds of Change is a dark fantasy graphic novel that reportedly takes inspiration from Dragon Age and Mass Effect. But it's a graphic novel. With anthropomorpic animal characters and pretty environments. The game is in Early Access right now, and will be leaving it on the 21st! See the fruits of this labor of love for the developers then.

Oninaki Artwork

Oninaki - August 22nd (PS4, Switch, Windows)

The word "factory" conjures up images of a production line, with identical products being put together and boxed up for shipping. Perhaps its fitting, then, that Square Enix's Tokyo RPG Factory studio has thus far produced two games that were, at first glance, incredibly similar and somewhat unremarkable. Will the studio's latest break that trend? Well, I don't know, but you can take a look at our demo preview to get an idea and watch for a review very soon! Oninaki is out on August 22nd for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows.

Life Is Strange 2 Screenshot: Camping out.

Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 - August 22nd (PS4, XB1, Windows, Mac, Linux)

The latest episode of Dontnod Entertainment's graphic adventure Life Is Strange 2 is set to arrive this Thursday on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. The fourth episode is titled "Faith" and continues the game's dramatic story. Keep an eye out for more coverage of the Life is Strange series from us!

Black Desert Online Screenshot

Black Desert - August 22nd (PS4)

Korea has produced a fruitful bounty of successful MMORPGs, and Pearl Abyss' Black Desert is one of them. With a very in-depth character creator and a massive world to explore, MMO junkies should find a lot to love with this game on PS4. Be sure to check out our preview from E3 2019 and keep an eye on RPGFan for more information.

And that's a wrap folks! Thank you so much for tuning in every week. As always, we'll see you next time.

Peter Triezenberg