RPGamer Round-Up: Jan. 13 – Jan. 20

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s newest column, where we take a quick look back at some of the articles we’ve posted throughout the week. This article is designed to help give reminders for some interesting editorial content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed. We very much appreciate any feedback or comments on its usefulness.

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

Editorial Content

Ackk Studios’ postmodern RPG is at last out in the world. Zach Welhouse provided his thoughts of the game, which has certainly divided critics.

World of Final Fantasy Maxima brought the game to Switch while adding a few extras to its existing versions. Mike Moehnke reported back with his thoughts on the stacking RPG.

Underworld Ascendant returns players to the Stygian Abyss. Joe Hanley discovered that it wasn’t really a journey worth making.

With 2018 in the books, Sam Wachter provided a wrap-up episode of her Backloggin’ the Year column. Though real-life issues got in the way, some good progress was made.

Major News

NIS America has revealed that it will be bringing Nihon Falcom’s Trails of Cold Steel III to North America and Europe. The penultimate part of the Legend of Heroes subseries will arrive in fall.

Square Enix will be releasing a couple of updates for Kingdom Hearts III after launch. The company detailed what those updates will provide players.

Zenimax Online Studios has revealed the latest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online. Players will get to adventure in the Khajiit’s home of Elsweyr, and there will be dragons.

Developer 10tons has announced a new open-world action RPG. Dysmantle will task players will escaping an island, crafting their tools from whatever lies around.

Bandai Namco has announced that the console card-battler Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is coming west. The company is also working on a new Dragon Ball Z action RPG.

NIS America has announced a release date for side-scrolling RPG Lapis x Labyrinth. The game is coming to North America and Europe in late May.

Death end re;Quest is set to release for PS4 in the first half of February. Idea Factory International announced a collector’s edition, which will be available to pre-order very soon.

Additional Selected Stories


The latest RPG Backtrack takes a look back at the non-remake 3DS Mario RPGs. There’s also a bit of reflection on the very first time Mario entered an RPG.

Kelley, Josh, and Pascal are Chris and Anna Marie’s guests for the latest RPGCast. The group discuss what they’ve been playing as well as the latest RPG news.


Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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