E3’s cancellation this year won’t stop roguelite devs from pumping out awesome games!
Hello, roguemates! Cerebro here from Roguelites.com and we’ve received unfortunate news about E3’s cancellation this year, but the roguelite genre never rests and to prove that, 12 roguelite games are coming out this week, and we’re here to tell you all about them!
Starting us off this week is Brain Damage, a wave-based arena bullet heaven roguelite.
As you obliterate wave after wave of relentless enemies, your upgrades not only boost your abilities, but also crank up the “brain damage”—increasing particles, font sizes, and camera shake!
Can you break the game before it breaks you? Find out when Brain Damage launches on April 3.
A game that plans on innovating the genre is coming out this week as Spiritfall looks to combine Smash Bros-style platform fighting combat with roguelite elements.
Traverse dangerous regions and unleash deadly combos through a randomly generated map. Slash, smash, launch, and wall-splat a multitude of enemies using an ever-changing arsenal of divine powers.
Death is only a temporary setback, reawaken stronger than before at the Sanctum and continue your adventure. Use the resources you gathered to upgrade your skills, unlock unique charms, and equip mighty weapons.
Get ready to smash the competition when Spiritfall launches on April 3.
Defeat the undead horde in The Last Saintess, a 3D tower defense roguelite.
You play as Claire, the last remaining priest who decided to risk her life with the soldiers for the safe evacuation of the villagers.
Gather holy power to summon soldiers and strengthen the starlight of Hellendil to defeat the undead.
The offensive of the undead begins when The Last Saintess launches on April 3.
Be the drill instructor in Full Metal Sergeant, a strategy management simulator roguelite.
Be a sergeant of a military camp and insult recruits with no remorse!
Can you transform flabby recruits into lean war machines within 12 weeks? Find out when Full Metal Sergeant launches on April 4.
Prepare for a unique roguelite experience inspired by automation games, but with an action twist in Orestorm Factory, an automation bullet hell roguelite.
Every resource your factory produces is dangerous to the player, forcing you to balance moment-to-moment dodging with long-term strategy and base building. Live long enough, and you’ll awaken the monster that lurks in the cavern.
If you die, the resources you harvested can be used to power up your character for future runs, making every get a little bit easier until you find that sweet spot and finally beat the game.
A demo is available for players to try the game out before Orestorm Factory launches on April 4.
Fight the army of the Shogun in this free prologue version of Shogun Showdown, a card-based strategy roguelite.
You play as The Wanderer, a lone warrior haunted by her past who travels the land seeking redemption through battle.
The main Shogun Showdown game is set to release in the second quarter of 2023, but in the meantime, take a look at what the game has to offer when Shogun Showdown: Prologue launches on April 5.
What’s better than anime girls? Why, it’s anime girls with big guns, of course, and Marfusha, a side-scrolling shooter roguelite has plenty of both!
Become a guard of a dystopian world and upgrade your character with cards to defend the gates from your enemies in this high-tempo game with simple controls.
Come out with guns blazing when Marfusha launches on all current gen consoles on April 6.
Explore the mysterious world on your giant robospider in Wall World, a mining-based tower defense roguelite.
Mine for valuable resources, upgrade your equipment to fight off hordes of monsters and discover exotic biomes in-between attacks.
Will you be able to survive and learn the secrets of the Wall World? The answer lies a few days away as Wall World launches on April 6.
Start your road to the championship in Knights and Goblins, a 2D deckbuilder roguelite.
Build and play your deck against the computer. Beat all challengers, get new cards to improve your deck, and design your own unique card.
Choose your strategy against each opponent wisely. One single card played at the right moment can drastically change the board and be the difference between victory and defeat.
A new challenge awaits when Knights and Goblins launches on April 7.
Developer Passtech Games and publisher Nacon have prepared an informative trailer for the action roguelite Ravenswatch so I’ll step aside for the remainder of the video. Ravenswatch launches on all current gen platforms on April 7.
Witness the final fate of the Witch Race and understand the truth behind the story in Witch Race, an auto-battler RTS roguelite.
Since after the great war, Lord of Miracles Amy Tio has been ruling the wizards. However, the birth of the Daughter of Prophecy has broken the long-lasting peace of Isefaia. Now, the daughter of the Witch Queen has returned, and all signs foreshadow another great war.
The game relies on its strategic formation of armies. Unlock heroes, and make good use of arms and powerful combination skills.
Defy your destiny when Witch Race launches on April 7.
The last game this week is Sky Survivors, an arena-style bullet heaven roguelite.
Choose from a variety of upgrades, and unlock unique characters and weapons. Create your own overpowered build to survive against hordes of monsters!
Over 100 different upgrades will help you create a unique build every run. You can become an elemental mage, a weapon master, or summon magic books to destroy your enemies.
The stairway to heaven awaits when Sky Survivors launches on April 8.