RPGamer Round-Up: October 13 – October 20

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

The life of a Trails fan requires patience, with the wait for Trails of Cold Steel III being the latest test of that patience. Alex Fuller discovers it’s an experience that’s worth the wait, even if it ultimately leads to a bit more waiting.

Indivisible offers a unique spin on Metroidvanias in a time when it’s good to be one. Pascal Tekaia finds that some key aspects are executed less well than its stellar presentation values deserves.

Dragon Quest II comes to the Nintendo Switch with updated music, graphics, and some gameplay tweaks. As a Dragon Quest veteran who completed the original back on the NES, Elmon Dean Todd provides his thoughts on how the new version turned out.

The end of the original Dragon Quest trilogy brings a lot to the table. Anna Marie Privitere sees if it stands the test of time over 25 years later.

Major News

More Gigantamax forms have been revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Original critters Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree will all be able to change into special forms in Galar.

Aquaplus has released three Utawarerumono titles on iOS and Android. The free mobile releases are straight visual novel versions, bypassing the game’s tactical RPG portions.

Square Enix held its Letter from the Producer Part LV presentation for Final Fantasy XIV. The presentation offered a release date for Shadowbringers’ first major content update, with a few more details on what it includes.

A new Kunio-kun title is coming to PC and consoles next month. Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san! is a time-traveling adventure starring Kunio’s long-time rival, Masao Kobayashi.

Divinity: Fallen Heroes, a planned strategy RPG sequel to Divinity: Original Sin II, has been put on hold. For now, Larian Studios will keep its attention on Baldur’s Gate III, while co-developer Logic Artists focuses on a new Expeditions title.

Additional Selected Stories


Regular Q&A Quest hosts return to discuss whether or not Earthbound is overrated. They also chat about the resurgence of Japanese games on home consoles.

This week, Alex and Anna Marie get to talk about their embargoed games, while Peter finishes a SNES classic and Chris worries about his cats. Kelley’s question of the week goes down rabbit holes that probably shouldn’t be explored, but it’s a bit too late now.


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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