Upcoming Roguelite Games For This Week: May 8-14, 2023

More high-quality games are coming your way, including a potential roguelite of the year candidate!


Hello, roguemates! Cerebro here from Roguelites.com and 9 games are coming out this week including one heavy hitter, so let’s start the party right away!

We’re starting off this week strong with Darkest Dungeon 2, a sequel to one of the most popular roguelite games of the last decade.

The ground-breaking genre-defining combat from Darkest Dungeon returns, but everything from stats to rules has been refined and improved. The all-new Token System helps make your decisions impactful while adding even more depth of play.

Uncover and experience the tragic origin stories of each hero. Unlock their full potential via new skills, paths, items, and more.

As travels progress, heroes bond with each other or grate on each others’ nerves, leading to desperately needed combat synergies or journey-ending dysfunction. Manage their stress and interaction to keep the team together until the bitter end.

Console players will have to wait for the game’s release a little longer. For now, Darkest Dungeon 2 launches on the PC on May 8.

Search for the legendary bounty in BountyHeart, a Match 3 Tactics RPG roguelite.

Move your characters in order to make matches of 3 or more orbs. By matching Attack Orbs or Charisma Orbs, you can either kill or recruit the enemies you encounter on your journey.

Discover items that buff your characters in unique ways. Combine them with your characters to create powerful builds for your party.

It’s treasures galore when BountyHeart launches on May 10.

Embark on a journey through Ancient Egypt in Creeping Deck: Pharaoh’s Curse, a 2D deckbuilder roguelite.

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!

Will you be able to free the land from its curse? Find out when Creeping Deck: Pharaoh’s Curse launches on May 10.

Prepare for a trip in the Spirit World in Midautumn, a hack-and-slash roguelite dungeon crawler.

Absorb the lunar powers of your enemies and reflect them back upon them in order to save your town, and uncover more of the story each time you visit the Spirit World.

Meet ancestral spirits seeking your favor. Choose from their dozens of powerful Gifts that enhance your abilities. There are hundreds of viable character builds to discover as you go.

Save your hometown from gentrification when Midautumn launches on May 10.

Keep the Halloween spirit alive and save Hallow Town in Death or Treat, a hack-and-slash action roguelite.

Play as Scary, the owner of Ghost Mart, a leader in manufacturing candies for Halloween. Choose your favorite weapon style (fast, heavy, or ranged) and fly through the air and attack the crowd with force, move nimbly, and look for their weak point.

Each one of the stores that you will find in HallowTown can provide different profits for your enterprise. You can create new weapons at Frank’s Forge, or buy healing potions at DetoxBucks. Our vampire shopkeeper, Joe Bite Them, will help you get new empty slots for your inventory, and the Pumpkin guys will teach you how to craft magic spells. Finally, go to Pumpkin to trade your ingredients for more candies!

Overcome the challenge and dare to defeat Clark Fackerberg when Death or Treat launches on all current-gen platforms on May 11.

Power up to the maximum in DIVINE PEARL: Survivors, a 2D bullet heaven roguelite set in a shonen anime world.

Great warriors from across the galaxy have arrived to collect the Divine Pearls, which grant power to those who hold them. However the greater your power, the greater the opponents who want to take it for themselves. Unleash energy wave attacks and increase your power level to slay your foes.

What will the scouter say about your power level? Find out when DIVINE PEARL: Survivors launches on May 11.

One of the surprise success stories of 2022 is finally coming out to consoles: the violent first-person shooter roguelite Nightmare Reaper.

Progress through the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding an arsenal of powerful weapons and improving your abilities along the way.

This game is a dark and violent meld of retro and modern action games, inspired by the classic 2.5D first-person shooters of the 90s, with elements of modern looter shooters and roguelites, and it gets the best of all worlds!

Originally launching on the PC last year, Nightmare Reaper now unleashes its fury to a much wider audience as it launches on all current-gen consoles on May 11.

Lead your group of warriors in a unique country in In Freedom Rest Ideal Tomorrows, a 2D RTS roguelite.

Travel through a unique country filled with challenges, while raiding cities and facing guards who will try to stop you.

With every victory, you can add up to 2 of your defeated foes as new members to your gang, increasing your power and allowing you to take on the king and seize control of the area. But be careful: guards are not your only obstacle, so you’ll need to develop a good strategy to emerge victorious.

Lead your country to glory when In Freedom Rest Ideal Tomorrows launches on May 12.

The last game this week is Touhou: Gensokyo Survivors, a 2D bullet heaven roguelite.

Gensokyo has been overrun by fairies, youkai, and all other sorts of monsters! It’s up to Reimu and other residents of Gensokyo to resolve this incident, or at least try to survive it.

The game boasts the unique twist of a grid-based inventory system to complement the increasingly popular bullet heaven genre.

Try to survive when Touhou: Gensokyo Survivors launches on May 12.

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