RPGamer Round-Up: Feb. 10 – Feb. 17

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.

Editorial Content

After many years and a multitude of side entries and remasters, Kingdom Hearts III is finally here. Alex Fuller reviews the game’s attempt to tie up its many story threads and still find time to visit plenty of Disney settings.

Slay the Spire is a hybrid between deck-builder and roguelike from MegaCrit. Zack Webster reports back on how the game creates in incredibly addictive and enjoyable gameplay loop.

Fiction Factory Games’ Arcade Spirits is a visual novel where the protagonist finds their dream job, and maybe more, in an arcade. Sam Wachter headed to the Funplex and reports back from her time there.

In a second Adventure Corner for the week, Pascal Tekaia takes a look back at 2015 sci-fi horror title Soma. Though it starts out in a normal enough world, Soma quickly goes deep into examining the very essence of humanity.

Major News

A new Nintendo Direct presentation came this week, bringing with it most of the major news stories. In this first one there is confirmation that both Dragon Quest Builders 2 and the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI are coming west.

Meanwhile, more details were revealed about the newest Fire Emblem title as the series makes its Switch debut. This includes a release date, special edition, and details on its academy-based premise.

We learned last week that PlatinumGames was no longer working on Granblue Fantasy: Relink. This week, Nintendo revealed a different title the company has been developing.

Final Fantasy IX is now available on a couple more platforms. Square Enix also revealed dates for Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon and Final Fantasy VII‘s appearance of Switch and Xbox One.

I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear developer Tokyo RPG Factory has a new title in the works. Unlike those previous titles, Oninaki will be an action RPG.

This week also brought a couple of RPG-related movie announcements in Japan. Ni no Kuni is getting a new tale on the big screen, while Dragon Quest V is getting a feature-length adaptation.

The Rune Factory series is finally returning. The return begins with a Switch release for Rune Factory 4, while Rune Factory 5 is confirmed to be in development.

Additional Selected Stories


In the latest edition of Q&A Quest the hosts discuss the pun-filled adventures of Yo-Kai Watch 3. There is also chat about Kingdom Hearts III and the various Disney worlds featured in the franchise.


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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