TAG Roundup #72 – Ruined King Comes to Console

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We read a ton of video game articles each week and wanted to share some of our favorites with the Average Gamer community. We’ll feature everything from previews to reviews and everything in between.

The articles we share will be from a combination of well-known sources (like IGN) and more niche blogs that you may not have heard of. In the previous TAG Roundup post, we talked about Monster Sanctuary, Red Dead Redemption 2, Atari VCS, and more!

At the top of the hour, we’ve got a very first in gaming history. The League of Legends franchise is making its way to consoles!

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New League of Legends Turn-Based RPG – Polygon

LoL is a wildly successful franchise, with millions of players across the globe. Riot Games has announced that the world of LoL will be entering a new phase, breaking into the console market!

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story features many of the beloved characters from LoL. Heroes will band together to defeat the titular Ruined King.

The announcement trailer is equal parts epic and excitement, displaying the unique abilities of the characters and potential enemies. Ruined Kings has an awesome art style and I’m expecting equally amazing in-game animations.

There isn’t a ton of concrete news about the Ruined King yet, but we at least know that it’ll be a single-player RPG, with turn-based battle elements. I imagine your characters will unlock new abilities and access to equipment as you progress on the journey.

Given the creators have worked on Darksiders Genesis and Battle Chasers: Nightwar, the expectations for Ruined King are high. The devs have a strong history of delivering gorgeous RPGs that are well-received by the community.

Ruined King will come to PC, current-gen, and next-gen consoles in early 2021. We’re promised more details about the game in December so stay tuned for updates!


Boss-Climbing Action-Adventure – IGN

Praey for the Gods is currently in Early Access on Steam but will be making an appearance on both PS4 and PS5 in the first quarter of 2021. Your hero races through the frozen tundra, taking on epic monsters and gliding across a chilly landscape.

The game features exploration, crafting, and survival as you unravel the mystery of the never-ending winter. Community members have compared this game to Shadow of the Colossus, so if you like that title, this may be a great game for your collection!


Vampire Battle Royale – Gamespot

Y’all know I’m a sucker for BR games. The latest one to catch my attention features blood-sucking, weapon-wielding, sharp-toothed super people who hunt down foes from opposing factions.

Although this game hasn’t yet been named, we know there are two related Vampire: The Masquerade RPGs in the works for 2021. Hopefully, the battle royale version will be as gripping as the reveal trailer!


Playstation 5 Backwards Compatability – Comic Book

99% of PS4 games will be backward compatible with Sony’s upcoming system. We now have a list of the games that didn’t make the cut!

As expected, none of these are really big-name games. I’ve never heard of it, but Shadow Complex seems to have the most positive reviews out of the games on this list.


Procedurally Generated Rainbow Six: Siege – PC Gamer

Siege has a cult following, so it makes sense that a game in its likeness would have high potential. Due Process changes things up in a major way by introducing procedurally generated maps!

This curveball removes the map knowledge from the player base and keeps things very fresh. Due Process is in Early Access now so we’ll see if this game is able to build off the success of similar competitive shooters!


Latest Nintendo Direct Mini – Polygon

I’m a fan of Nintendo’s bite-size events, and last week’s mini did not disappoint! We now have a demo for Age of Calamity as well as a new game from the developer of Kirby.

On top of these heavy hitters, Square is bringing a new RPG to switch! Nintendo continues to have a massive 2020 and I’m loving every bit of it!


Braverly Default Sequel on the Way – IGN

Braverly Default effectively grabbed people’s hearts on the Nintendo 3DS in the early 2010s with its unique battle system and classic Job system. 8 years later, we have word of a sequel which promises to build on the success of the original!

Braverly Default 2 benefits from the extra power of the Switch and the trailer shows off a good bit of battle scenes.  You can continue the journey from the Nintendo eShop starting Feb 26, 2021!


Apex Season 7 – Polygon

Apex Legends is still going strong, with a new map and legend arriving in season 7! Olympus looks very futuristic and strangely vibrant compared to the earlier two maps. We also saw a vehicle entering the mix for the first time in the season 7 trailer!

Led by new legend Horizon, the new season begins on November 4th and I’ll likely be streaming my stumbling return to Respawn’s battle royale here.


Upcoming Island Adventure Game – IGN

With the growing popularity of shooters, it’s nice to see a puzzler getting featured these days. Call of the Sea takes you on a rollercoaster of a journey as a woman strives to solve the mystery of her missing husband.

IGN posted 18 full minutes of gameplay running on the next-gen Xbox and it’s a rather intriguing adventure. You can solve the mysteries yourself sometime later this year on Microsoft consoles and PC!


That’s All For Now

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