RPGamer Round-Up: June 23 – June 30

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

The 3DS isn’t finished quite yet, though Persona Q2 may be its last major RPG release. Mike Moehnke learns what happens when Yukiko, Ryuji, and the rest of the recent Persona casts team up in a fight.

Phil Willis takes a look at the recently-released Nintendo Switchversion of Masquerada: Songs and Shadows. Witching Hour Studios’ title offers a take on classic isometric RPGs and brings players to a fantasy city inspired by Venice.

There was still a little bit of E3 coverage to dish out. RPGamer’s team in Los Angeles reports back on some of the lower-profile indie titles that they were able to check at the show.

Major News

As announced at E3, Final Fantasy VIII is getting remastered. Square Enix provided some details about the extra options that will be present in the release later this year.

Beamdog and Skybound Games have revealed the contents and pricing for the physical Collector’s Packs for the upcoming console versions of the D&D Enhanced Editions. Standard physical and digital bundles will also be available.

Koei Tecmo and Gust certainly aren’t slowing down with the Atelier series. The just-announced western release date for Atelier Ryza means it will be the third game released in English this year.

Famitsu has another detailed preview for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The update includes some extra details on the second arc, introduces more characters, and shows new classes and interaction options.

Sega held its first Japanese livestream for Project Sakura Wars. Included in the reveals were a number of new characters and the return of the LIPS.

Aquaplus has officially announced a new, currently-unnamed Utawarerumono title. In addition, NIS America provided a new trailer and screenshots focus on spin-off Utawarerumono Zan’s action combat ahead of its western release in September.

Additional Selected Stories


The RPG Backtrack returns with a look at some of the more prolific JRPG developers in the past few years. Compile Heart has released a large array of RPGs, and a number get examined.

In the latest Q&A Quest, the hosts discuss Yo-Kai Watch following the Japanese release of its fourth title. There is also conjecture on how horror-themed RPGs could work.

RPGCast returns for its latest episode. Peter, Nathan, Kelley, and Josh join Chris and Anna to discuss what they’ve been playing and 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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