RPGamer Round-Up: Apr. 7 – Apr. 14

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

Sam Wachter takes a trip down memory lane as she recounts her inability to complete Phantasy Star as a child. Twenty years later, she finds success and completion with the Sega Ages edition for the Nintendo Switch.

Mike Apps returns with another report from PAX East. He was able to try out a newly-revealed area of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and returned with his impressions.

Developer Yuke’s take a shot at the Earth Defense Force series. RPGamer’s EDF specialist Phil Willis examines whether this entry hits the mark, or is if it’s one rain storm you want to avoid?

While RPGamers eagerly await the remake for Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix recently gave Xbox One and Switch owners the chance to play a port of its original release. Some things get better with age, and Alex Fuller examines whether this is one of them.

Major News

Hajime Tabata and JP Games have announced the debut title for the new studio. In an unexpected direction, the game will be a sports RPG and the first official game of the International Paralympic Committee.

2020’s release of Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen is not the only game in the series coming west courtesy of NIS America. The publisher has revealed that action spin-off Utawarerumono Zan is coming to PlayStation 4 this fall.

God Eater is returning to handhelds as God Eater 3 heads to Switch in July. In addition to announcing the Switch version, Bandai Namco provided some details on the upcoming 1.30 update for the PC and PS4 versions.

Shift Up is a newly-established Korean developer that recently teased its debut single-player action RPG. Project Eve is billed as a semi-open-world game inspired by NieR: Automata and God of War and is being developed for PC and consoles.

Sega is releasing Yakuza Kiwami 2 on PC next month. The game will join Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami on Steam’s storefront.

Failbetter Games has released a big new content patch for Sunless Skies. The free Wayfarer update provides more exploration, but also a few new wrinkles to the game.

Shopkeeping dungeon-crawler Moonlighter has passed the half a million copies sold mark. Along with celebrating the milestone, Digital Sun Games and 11 bit studios have announced new DLC for the game.

Additional Selected Stories


RPGCast begins its break so there’s just the one podcast this week. Q&A Quest discusses Borderlands 3‘s exclusivity to the Epic Games Store as well as the hosts’ favorite temporary RPG party members.


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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