RPGamer Round-Up: August 25 – September 1
Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up 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 of some interesting editorial content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed.
Editorial Content and Features
Developer WayForward Technologies is adding an entry into the storied Kunio-kun series with its upcoming release of River City Girls. Johnathan Stringer was able to interview WayForward’s Bannon Rudis and find out plenty of details about the game.
Gemdrops’ Crystar puts players in the role of Rei Hatada, a young girl fighting through Purgatory to rescue her sister. Alex Fuller examines whether the game is able to break out, or finds itself stuck in limbo.
The first chapter of Rain of Reflections is set to release this September. Developer Lionbite Games gave RPGamer access to a demo of the game, showcasing its mixture of point-and-click-style adventure and turn-based, stealth-focused encounters.
Phil Willis spends some time checking out Catherine: Full Body, the enhanced version of the adventure puzzle title with plenty of new additions. If two’s company, will three Catherines become a crowd?
RPGamer is currently at PAX West checking out many of the titles present at the show. We already have several impressions live, with lots more to be added in the coming days.
Sega has officially announced its new Yakuza game, starring new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga, as Yakuza 7. It turns out the April Fools’ footage was less of a joke than initially thought.
Focus Home Interactive has released a new video for Spiders’ GreedFall. The fourteen minutes of narrated gameplay follows the party as they investigate the disappearance of some scholars.
The Collection of Mana is now available in physical form. RPGamers can now own the first three entries from the Mana series in a limited print.
Koei Tecmo and Gust have released a couple of English trailers for Atelier Ryza. There are also details of some major new elements to the combat system.
Monster Hunter: World Iceborne is in the final day of its PlayStation 4 beta, with an Xbox One beta to follow over the next few days. Players are getting their first chance to face off against the Elder Dragon Velkhana.
Star Ocean: First Departure’s remaster will be putting in an appearance at this year’s TGS. The first images from the release have also come to light.
Additional Selected Stories
- Romancing SaGa 3 Remaster Gets Japanese Release Date
- New Utawarerumono Zan Trailer Rises, Demo Now Available
- Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Gets TGS Trailer, More Characters Revealed
- Mary Skelter 2 Opening, Combat Details Released
- Persona 5 Royal Gets Couple of New Trailers
- Caravan Stories Coming to North America in September
- Sin Slayers Releasing in September
- Dusk Diver Releasing in October
- Shores Unknown Set to Release Next Year
- Ashen Heading to More Platforms
- River City Girls Collector’s Edition Revealed
- Forged of Blood Update Adds Sandbox Mode
- World of Warcraft Classic Available Now
- The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Now Available
- Niffelheim Releasing on Consoles in September
- Alder’s Blood Demo Released
- Decay of Logos Releases for PS4, Xbone, PC; Switch Version Pushed to September
- Bloodlines 2 Gets Gameplay Commentary, Introduces Pioneers
- Arc of Alchemist Now Set for Early 2020 Western Release
- Warsaw Now Set for October Release
- Din’s Legacy Fully Released
- Bandai Namco Shows Off a Pair of Code Vein Trailers
- The Waylanders Gets Cinematic at Gamescom
- Digital Store Weekly Round-Up (August 29, 2019)
There’s no RPGCast this week with the hosts currently at PAX West. Q&A Quest returns, however, with the hosts discussing the remaining major releases to look forward to in 2019.