Upcoming Roguelite Games For This Week: April 17-23, 2023

The roguelite genre heats up once again as the latter half of April promises to be an explosive one!


Hello, roguemates! Cerebro here from Roguelites.com, and April looks to be a very busy month as we have 15 roguelite games coming out this week and more are on the horizon, but for now, let’s focus on this week’s releases!

We’re starting off this week with Doomed Lands, an open-world survival crafting roguelite.

Only seven days are left to prepare for each demon lieutenant’s arrival, so time is of the essence. Survive the treacherous Doomed Lands long enough to set a trap and defeat the demonic menace’s myriad of allies!

The game is built around survival and preparation. Each demonic lieutenant arrives every seven days accompanied by an army of minions full of non-garden variety gnomes, and extraterrestrials, among other supernatural pests. Use the most out of those seven days, while surviving the doomed lands and its many challenging environments, from scorching deserts to frozen wastes.

Withstand the onslaught of demonic hordes when Doomed Lands launches on April 17.

Prepare for a unique roguelite experience in Time Survivors: Prologue, a 2D bullet heaven roguelite.

Slay hordes of minions as Lincoln, Tesla, Cleopatra, and many other historic figures! Fight through various historical eras, collect time gems, and unlock and upgrade unique weapons to create your own game-breaking build.

With over 150 different weapons, items, relics, and buffs to choose from, every run is a unique experience. Fight skeletons in the Medieval Age, Velociraptors, and T-Rexes in the Stone Age, and discover plenty of quests and secrets along the way.

It’s a battle for the ages when Time Survivors: Prologue launches on April 17.

Explore a whimsical underground world whilst being chased by a mysterious corrupting force in this charming twin-stick action roguelite, Beyond the Long Night!

Puzzle, upgrade and battle your way through three randomly generated areas to outrun a deadly storm and escape to the Overworld beyond. Uncover a trail of mysteries in this ancient kingdom of demigods and explorers, captured within an endless time loop.

Shoot, dodge, throw items, and use Superpowers as you battle your way through The Dark Mountain. Acquire, stack, and combine powerful upgrades to wreak havoc on your foes!

Meet a colorful cast of friendly cave dwellers as you journey through the underground. Complete side quests and follow their stories across multiple runs.

What treasures await in The Overworld? Find out when Beyond the Long Night launches on April 18.

Embark on a journey through Ancient Egypt in this prologue version of Creeping Deck: Pharaoh’s Curse, a 2D deckbuilder roguelite developed and published by Tavrox Games and Miju Games.

Conquer dungeons and face mythological creatures. Build and refine your deck as you progress through each dungeon, facing off against bosses and enemies. Uncover hidden treasures, and discover powerful artifacts, potions, and epic cards, upgrade, unlock new skills and options in order to protect all of Egypt!

The prologue gives you access to the first 3 temples so while you wait for the base game to launch, get your hands on Creeping Deck: Pharaoh’s Curse Prologue as it launches on April 18.

Developer QCF Design and publishers Prismatika and Indienova have prepared a colorful trailer for the strategy tactics roguelite Desktop Dungeons: Rewind, so I’ll step aside for the remainder of the video. Desktop Dungeons: Rewind launches on April 18.

Play as a mercenary in ENERGY SURVIVORS, a bullet heaven roguelite.

Your mission is to invade a hostile planet in search of its energy source. You can choose from a variety of upgrades to create unique and powerful builds that can change the course of the game.

The game has over 30 upgrades available for skills, weapons, and characters, as well as a variety of Mutation Injectors to choose from, granting unique passive effects that change the gameplay experience in each run.

Prepare for high-octane action when ENERGY SURVIVORS launches on April 18.

Show Lil’ Beezey who the boss of Winkletown is in the aptly named Soulvester VS Lil’ Beezey, a 2D bullet hell roguelite.

Created from scratch in only 14 days and nominated for GDWC Game Jam GOTY, Soulvester comes to Steam for the first time, now with controller support and achievements as it launches on April 18!

Guide the children through The Tower and uncover more of its secrets in Arcana of Paradise —The Tower—, a 2D deckbuilder roguelite.

Choose from 20 children and perfect your deck as you battle against The Tower’s bizarre inhabitants in real time! Time your guards, combo your attacks, charge up powerful magic, and collect legendary relics in your search for food, as you guide the children to the bottom!

The Tower itself is endless, and each floor has new challenges waiting for you on every adventure. Choose your path, face different enemies, collect different cards and relics, and make the tough choice between gathering bread and pushing deeper!

Get a taste of paradise as Arcana of Paradise —The Tower— launches on the PC and the Nintendo Switch on April 20.

Brace for an epic molar adventure in Cavity Busters, a bullet hell roguelite dungeon crawler.

Take control of Gummy The Soft, whose fall from The Great Gob was far and hard. Chomp your way through tough-as-teeth enemies and face the dreaded Pearly Knights, a true test of your enam-mettle. Collect upgrades AND diseases to enhance your agility and control over your one and only tooth.

At first glance, the game looks like your run-of-the-mill roguelite. However, the game has some unique mechanics. If you’d like something new in the genre, the game will provide you with a deep, rewarding experience!

Originally launching on the PC last year, Cavity Busters prepares to brush through the console barriers as it launches on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One on April 20.

Take down rival mercenary groups in DINO MERCS, a 2D deckbuilder roguelite.

The game has dinosaurs carrying guns! You heard that right, and if that doesn’t sell you the game, I don’t know what will!

I repeat, DINOSAURS WITH GUNS!!! DINO MERCS launches on April 20!

Prepare for good ol’ slapstick fun in Mr. Sun’s Hatbox, a shooter-based platformer roguelite.

The dastardly Mr. Moon and his troublemakers have stolen Mr. Sun’s hatbox delivery from a humble courier company. With the fate of an aspiring apparel business at stake, it’s up to you to build a team, stage a series of heists, and get it back.

Start small and gradually build a unit fit for taking down the mischievous Mr. Moon and his troublemakers. Take on a series of specialist missions from wave-based action to espionage before attempting a tricky Hat Heist, collecting crowns to unlock perks for your crew, and moving on to the next phase of your operation.

Get the job done at all costs when Mr. Sun’s Hatbox launches on the PC and the Nintendo Switch on April 20.

Enter an inexplicable, abstract mansion to rescue a loved one in this fast-paced, brutal, and dark roguelite: OTXO.

The game takes the player through 8 areas with a randomly laid out selection of rooms out of the over 150 hand-crafted rooms built in the game. No two runs of the game will be the same.

With the slow-mo mechanic, Focus, at your disposal, OTXO will make the player feel powerful and in control. However, be careful because the variety of enemy types thrown in your way can quickly turn the tides of the combat if you don’t adapt accordingly.

Face your inner demons as OTXO launches on April 20.

Get ready for the ultimate space challenge in Void Blitzing, a top-down shooter roguelite.

Pilot your ship through a low-gravity environment, dodging obstacles and fighting enemies along the way. But be careful, one wrong move could mean the end of your journey.

Take on the challenge when Void Blitzing launches on April 20.

Raze the land of evil in Zoeti, a 2D deckbuilder roguelite.

You are equipped with a deck of playing cards, with which you play card combinations (pair, full house, royal flush, etc.) to activate skills that will attack or defend against enemies. Further bolster your arsenal of skills and upgrades through battles and discovery.

Meet fuzzy friends that will aid you on your journey: From Winfred the cheerful innkeeper with a powerful secret to Rabelle, the devious scoundrel just as likely to trick you as to help you.

Will you, a Star-Soul hero, protect them from the ravages of evil? Find out when Zoeti launches on the PC and the Nintendo Switch on April 20.

The last game this week is Hope’s End, a post-apocalyptic tower defense roguelite developed and published by Explorers Guild Games.

As the Supreme Psion, harness unique and powerful abilities across seven Specializations to eradicate those who seek humanity’s destruction. Grow in power and become an unstoppable force throughout your runs with customizable upgrades from your Armory.

The enemy has powerful psions among them as well, and researching their remains can grant you additional abilities. As you defeat the strongest Blighted, you’ll gradually unlock bonuses to give you a greater edge over the horde of mutants.

Humanity’s survival is at stake when Hope’s End launches on April 22.

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