RPGamer Round-Up: Mar. 17 – Mar. 24

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

The Etrian Odyssey series comes to its 3DS conclusion with the release of Nexus. Matt Masem.

In this edition of the Adventure Corner Sam Wachter romances the sons of famous detectives in London Detective Mysteria. Find out who she romanced in her first playthrough.

Whatcha Playing is a new feature where the RPGamer staff share their experiences with the games they are currently playing. This inaugural edition covers the gambit of different games from Dragon Quest II to 428: Shibuya Scramble and many others in-between.

Major News

Nintendo is partnering with Brace Yourself Games for a crossover between Crypt of the NecroDancer and The Legend of Zelda. Link and Zelda will need to get in sync with Cadence of Hyrule if they hope to save it.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Tokyo Fan Fest took place this weekend, and like previous Fan Fests there was a keynote presentation to open it. Naoki Yoshida provided yet more reveals on Shadowbringers, including the setting for the expansion, plus another new job and playable race.

After fifteen years, a sequel to the cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines has been announced. Bloodlines 2 is coming in 2020 to PC and console courtesy of Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs.

Sega has allayed fears that the recent suspension of sales of Judgment in Japan will affect the game’s western release. The game is still planned to release on its original June date, though a character is being altered.

Sega and Ryu ga Gokotu Studio have confirmed that a new Yakuza title is in the works starring Yakuza Online’s Ichiban Kasuga. In addition, Sega revealed a Japanese release date for the PS4 version of Yakuza 5.

Spike Chunsoft has announced it will be bringing FuRyu’s action RPG Crystar to North America and Europe. RPGamers will be tasked with following the devil’s instructions in limbo this August.

Additional Selected Stories


In the latest Q&A quest, the hosts discuss their favorite 2D Dragon Quest games. There is also chat on the use of flavour text in RPG narratives.

This week’s RPG Cast is rather less packed with guests, but there’s still plenty to digest. Josh, Kelley, and Pascal join Chris and Anna Marie to 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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