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Bravely Default II Has Sold More 950,000 Units

Square Enix announced that Bravely Default II has sold over 950,000 units on the Nintendo Switch, including shipments and digital sales. The news coincides with the Japanese announcement of the upcoming PC version.
Square Enix previously revealed — in the Japanese announcement for Brilliant Lights — that the Bravely series has sold over 3 million copies as of July 2021. Furthermore, Octopath Traveler, a somewhat similar classic RPG-style game, reached 1 million sales on Switch in about a month.
Originally released for Nintendo Switch in February 2021, you can check out our review of the classically styled RPG here. Steam will release it on September 2, 2021, less than a week from now.

Lost Pilgrim Is No Longer Part of Early Access

Vargus: The Riven Realms will launch on PC (Steam) on October 5 after leaving Early Access. The strategy RPG was originally released in Early Access in July 2020.
Developed by a small team based in Budapest, Vagrus: The Riven Realms launched a Fig crowdfunding campaign in 2019 that raised nearly $90K. The Riven Realms began as a homebrew tabletop RPG, developed by a group of role-players who wanted to bring their creativity to a new game
According to the press release:
This open-world RPG isn’t for casual fans. It’s a deep, strategy-heavy role-playing game that gives you the freedom to choose how you want to play. It’s out on October 5.

Mercenaries Blaze Will Be On PS4 On Sept. 1

Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons will be released for PlayStation 4 on September 1, 2021, priced at $19.99/€19.99. Nintendo Switch version of the tactical RPG was released in December 2020, while the Steam version was released in June 2021.
Dawn of the Twin Dragons is the fifth installment in the Mercenaries tactical RPG series, following Mercenaries Saga Chronicles and Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix. Mercenaries Blaze is a standalone game in which you don’t need to have played previous entries to enjoy the latest entry.


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