RPGamer Round-Up: October 20 – October 27

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 RPGamer staff takes a trip down memory lane with the Dragon Quest series in hand. These personal pieces showcase what this thirty-three-year-old series means to us, and how excited we are that it keeps releasing, nearly each and every year.

Pascal Tekaia spends some time in Clocknee, the place where time stands still. He sees if Nippon Ichi’s new time-traveling RPG leaves its mark on the future, or whether it fails to properly learn the lessons of the past.

The 1944 Warsaw Uprising is the subject of developer Pixelated Milk’s latest title Warsaw. Though noteworthy for making the event more widely known, Alex Fuller finds the game itself doesn’t do as much as it perhaps could have.

Trails of Cold Steel II arrived on PlayStation 4 earlier this year ahead of the third game, which launched this week. With a rich narrative full of world-building and fleshed-out characters, Jervon Perkins discovers that it’s a journey well worth the time sink.

We’re halfway through October, and it’s time to get classically spooky with a look back at the Castlevania games, or at least one in particular. Michael Baker finds that the secrets revealed in the full moon’s light are possibly not good ones.

Beamdog brought some classic D&D RPGs to consoles this month, with Neverwinter Nights following later in 2019. Johnathan Stringer talked with Beamdog co-owners Cameron Tofer and Trent Oster, and PR and Marketing Lead Sarah Dawson about the releases.

The three-person crew of Pirate Software is working on a story that promises a lot of heart. Developer Jason Thor Hall let Zach Welhouse know all about the non-traditional Heartbound, which is currently available on Steam Early Access.

Major News

Sunless Skies will be coming to consoles with the new Sovereign Edition. The new version will launch next year, with predecessor Sunless Sea also coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Atlus has announced a release date for Persona 5 Scramble, its upcoming action RPG being developed with Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force studio. The game will act as a sequel to Persona 5, with the Phantom Thieves’ summer vacation interrupted by a new Palace-related incident.

Darksiders Genesis has received release dates for its PC and console versions. A new cinematic trailer also shows what’s in store for Strife and War.

A new tactical Gundam RPG is coming to PC and consoles in Japan and Southeast Asia. Bandai Namco revealed that its PC version will also be available in the west.

To go with the Private Worlds system in online RPG Fallout 76, Bethesda has announced a new subscription service for the game. Fallout 1st will provide some selected bonuses with monthly and annual purchasing options.

BattleTech will receive its third expansion next month. This expansion will be perfect for those longing for more mech and weapon options in the game.


Additional Selected Stories


The Fallout series has gone through a number of permutations, and we’ve covered everything predating the fourth numbered one. The time has come to give Fallout 4 an episode all to itself.

Johnathan crashes the RPGCast this week after hearing Chris, Anna Marie, Kelley, Peter, and Nathan failing to give Tactics Ogre proper reverence. We also discuss child care during the now playing segment, and while the news is slim, it’s also pleasantly robust.

Phil and Mike are back with more stories from their adventures in the Monster Hunter series. They discuss everything from the latest Monster Hunter: World news to the massive amount of content in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate they’ve still to discover.


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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