Aeterno Blade II (CoreCell/Thailand)
Aeterno Blade II is a sequel from a popular hack and slash adventure made by Thailand developer. At the first time, we play the demo in PlayStation Experience back in August 2018. Since that, we feel that Aeterno Blade II will be a promising title from the Southeast Asian developer.
Aeterno Blade II is not an ordinary hack and slash game. The developer already adds some features such as RPG elements, a side-scrolling puzzle, and time manipulation gameplay. You can choose from one of the three characters provided in this game. Every character has a combat specialization, such as Freyja with the Sword, Bernard with the Halberd and Felix with the Whip Blade.
Still no exact release date for this game. But one thing for sure, this game will be released on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Cat Quest II (The Gentlebros/Singapore)
Cat Quest was a big hit when released back in 2017. From that success story, The Gentlebros is now preparing the sequel that adds more gameplay elements. This time, the company signed a deal with PQube to help publish the game.
In this game, you will be playing as a cat warrior to slay dragons, save the girl, help people, and eventually save the world. What makes this sequel different from the first game is that now you can control two characters: the cat and the dog. Both of them have unique specializations, and you can switch between them anytime.
If you play with your friend, you can play the co-op features and collaborate to save the world from destruction! This game won’t be released only for PC and mobile, but also for the console (Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch) in 2019.
RE: Legend (Magnus Games/Malaysia)
Previously, we predict that RE: Legend will be released in 2018. But we were wrong. As the record holder as the highest funded game project on Kickstarter from Southeast Asia (with the US $630,700 from more than 7,000 backers), surely we are still waiting for the game to be released sometime this year.
Re: Legend is a monster raising focused RPG with features such as farming, fishing, crafting, village building, multiplayer and more. The developer tried to combine the best part of monster breeding games like Monster Rancher, with simulation game like Harvest Moon and Rune Factory.
It also has some notable members on the project board. One of them is Shota Nakama, a composer who previously worked on Final Fantasy XV and Falk Au Yeong, a Malaysian composer who also worked on Final Fantasy XV and Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII.
Rising Hell (Tahoe Games/Indonesia)
Previously known with Hellbreaker, Rising Hell is an action-platformer-roguelike-video game that lets you play as Arok, a man with a cool and mysterious claw that let him destroy Hell’s inhabitant known as Belial.
The game is simple: you have to jump and climb through stages while fighting off various kind of Belials. This game has a simple combo but surprisingly satisfying. Each time you create a combo, you’ll get a counter on the top right of the screen. This feature is interesting because it makes you curious about how much combo you can get—makes you feel challenged.
This game also one of the games that will be published by Toge Productions. No exact release date has been announced. But we can hope that the game will be released sometimes in 2019.
Skull & Bones (Ubisoft Singapore/Singapore)
For a long time, Ubisoft Singapore acts as supported studios for Ubisoft’s many projects, mainly for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. But for this time, the company will release its own title, fully developed by its team, called Skull & Bones.
If you ever play the naval battle section on various Assassin’s Creed titles (started from Assassin’s Creed III), you should wait for this game. This game tells about the Golden Age of Piracy. To go from underdog to pirate king, you must master sailing and naval combat while building unbeatable powerful alliances.
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In this game, you will take control of a customizable pirate captain. This game has several modes. You can choose to sail the Indian Ocean by yourself and set off on a single-player campaign or accumulate up to five other players to ally or engage in PVP combat. There’s still no exact release date for this game. But if you look at the Steam page, you can see that Skull & Bones will be released soon.
Edited by Devi