RPGamer Round-Up: Mar. 10 – Mar. 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.


Editorial Content

A future episode of RPG Backtrack required that numerous staff members work through some Compile Heart titles. Mike Moehnke used the opportunity to provide a belated review for dungeon-crawler Mary Skelter: Nightmares.

The recent Game of the YoRHa Edition provided an opportunity for those yet to get around to NieR: Automata to do so. Alex Fuller took up the opportunity to check out the release that brought Yoko Taro to further prominence.

After releasing for PC last year, Crimson Keep arrived on console earlier this month. Jeffrey Wardon checked out the game and sadly found it lacking in many respects.

Major News

NIS America held its Showcase 2019 on Monday, highlighting many upcoming releases for the next year. The presentation included new announcement for The Alliance Alive, Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen, and Destiny Connect.

The drug-related arrest of actor Pierre Taki has caused Sega to suspend sales of Judgement, aka Judge Eyes, in Japan. It is unclear at this stage whether it will also affect the game’s planned western release in June.

Path of Exile finally has a firm release date for its PlayStation 4 version. Developer Grinding Gear Games also announced the first fan convention for the action RPG, which will take place in Auckland in November.

Airship Syndicate released Battle Chasers: Nightwar, a turn-based RPG basedon Joe Madureira’s comic book series, for PC and consoles to general acclaim. This summer, iOS and Android gamers will also be able to play the title.

Yo-kai Watch 4 has a June release date in Japan. Level-5 also provided a new trailer for the game and relaunched its official website, provided some extra details in the process.

Additional Selected Stories


The newest edition of RPG Backtrack returns to the earlier days of the Kingdom Hearts series. This episode contains an attempt to disseminate the pertinent points of Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II.

In the latest Q&A quest, two-thirds of the hosts deal with daylight savings time. There is also discussion on the recent The Alliance Alive HD news.

New staff member Peter joins Chris and Anna Marie and a host of other staffers for a huge cast. 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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