RPGamer Round-Up: June 15 – June 23

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 and Features

E3 may have ended last week but there were still lots of impressions and interviews for us to post. Readers can catch up on all of our E3 coverage, including but far from limited to an interview with Naoki Yoshida about Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers and the ESA Foundation’s Anastasia Staten, impressions of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, and a look at Cyberpunk 2077‘s demo, on our archive page.

In other E3-related content, the staff have collected their thoughts and pick out some of their personal highlights from the event. Let us know yours!

The latest installment of the massively popular Taiwanese-developed RPG series makes its console debut on the PlayStation 4. Ryan McCarthy finds that while the narrative and cast of characters are compelling and memorable, the game suffers from technical issues that make it difficult to recommend.

Anna Marie Privitere returns to reviewing with a look at The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse. The update, which came alongside the game’s release on Switch, brings some significant changes to its formula.

RPGamer finally has a Switch review for Octopath Traveler. Matt Masem thoroughly enjoyed his time with the game, which is now also available on PC.

It’s actually a double-dose of Anna Marie Privitere this week. She also looks at Braveland Trilogy, a collection of three smaller RPGs recently ported to Nintendo Switch.

RPGamer’s Adventure Corner returns for a detailed look at visual novel World End Syndrome. The recently-released title from TOYBOX and Arc System Works sends players to the rural town of Mihate, where they are thrust into a mystery involving the themes of life and death.

Major News

Hunters on PlayStation 4 have the chance to visit the Hoarfrost Reach early with upcoming betas for the console. Meanwhile, a new video tour of the area gives us an idea of what to expect from the region.

Morgana returns with another Japanese report on Persona 5 Royal. Further additions revealed include a new gallery mode as well as new strong enemies and rare items to find in Palaces.

Square Enix held a post-E3 Letter from the Producer livestream for Final Fantasy XIV, detailing some of the new additions and changes in Shadowbringers. Included in the presentation were details on the new Trust System, among many other things.

SWDTech’s Pixel Noir is now available on Steam Early Access. The tactical noir RPG will also be coming to consoles when it fully launches, likely in 2020.

Doraemon Story of Seasons is now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan. Just prior to the launch, Bandai Namco released a new trailer showing the numerous activities players can partake in.


Additional Selected Stories


RPGCast returns for its latest episode. Josh, Ryan, and Peter join Chris and Anna to discuss what they’ve been playing and the latest RPG news.

The latest episode of Q&A Quest features more joy over the SaGa announcements from E3. There are also plenty of questions to dive into, including examining what might happen if Pokémon went away from turn-based cobmat.


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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