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[Games Around the Corner] Week 8, 2021 – The Phantom Thieves Return

This week, the Phantom Thieves return for a new adventure with a different genre, while the Bravely series gets its first numbered sequel. There’s also another roguelite coming out.

Persona 5 Strikers

A sequel to Persona 5, Persona 5 Strikers reunites the Phantom Thieves for a new adventure. During a summer vacation road trip, the Phantom Thieves find out that some strange events are occurring and end up getting involved. Instead of taking place entirely in Tokyo, there’ll be six cities to visit, and the combat system has both real-time fighting and the ability to pause and select Persona skills to use. The game’s website says that all of the Phantom Thieves will be playable, and you can expect to see unique skills like Morgana’s ability to turn into a cat bus. The game will be released on February 23 for PS4, Switch, and Steam.


Curse of the Dead Gods

Previously released via Steam Early Access, Curse of the Dead Gods will make its full release this week on Steam, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. The game is a roguelite in which you’ll explore a temple, dealing with traps and monsters as you collect weapons and Relics. The game also features Curses, which will provide a twist for each attempt. One curse sets enemies aflame and makes them explode on death, for instance, while another splits damage between your health pool and gold pool. Curse of the Dead Gods will be released on February 23.


Bravely Default 2

The first numbered sequel in the Bravely JRPG series, Bravely Default 2 takes place in a different world from the previous games and features a new cast, although the story still involves Crystals and the combat still features a Brave and Default battle system. The story will follow Seth, a sailor who is saved by the Crystals during a storm and washes ashore in a unfamiliar land. He later meets and sets off on an adventure with the princess of a destroyed kingdom, a scholar trying to decipher a magical book, and a mercenary. As they defeat bosses, the party will acquire more character jobs, such as White Mage and Freelancer. The game will be released for Switch on February 26. #gatc #gamesaroundthecorner

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