RPGamer Round-Up: October 6 – October 13

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 Surge 2 looks to expand its predecessor’s brutal and calculated violence from the cold confines of automated production facilities to the wreckage of the recently-devastated Jericho City. Pascal Tekaia sees if the formula has been tweaked enough to withstand this change of scenery.

Remnant: From the Ashes came out of nowhere but quickly managed to leave an impression. For Zack Webster, it’s a good one.

Square Enix hopped on board the new Apple Arcade service with Various Daylife. Anna Marie Privitere finds out if the pedigree behind it is able to create a compelling experience.

Taking on the role of one of the last human cab drivers, Neo Cab dives into multiple mysteries, while ferrying around a vibrant cast of characters, one trip at a time. Anna Marie Privitere reported back on her trip through the game.

Major News

Capcom has released its first major post-launch update for the Iceborne expansion to Monster Hunter: World. The headliner of the new update is the returning monster Rajang.

Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Hibernian Workshop’s Dark Devotion is coming to PS4 and Switch. The 2D action RPG’s console versions will join the game’s original April PC release later this month.

Deep Silver and Nine Dots Studio have released a free update for Outward. The update is live now on PC and includes hardcore mode, more endgame bosses, and poutine.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at three ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Rice Games’ Shujinkou, Matrioshka Games’ Fallen Angel, and Lionwing Publishing’s Sorcery Tempest.


Additional Selected Stories


Considering it was a brand-new intellectual property, Horizon Zero Dawn succeeded beyond what most publishers would have expected. The Backtrack crew return to explain just why it was a success.

In this special bonus Q&A Quest, a guest from the podcast’s past pays a visit. This first of two episodes features discussion on all things Zelda and Dragon Quest.

Meanwhile, the second, regularly scheduled episode of Q&A Quest features many Simpsons references. The hosts also discuss how dark Magical Starsign is.

There wasn’t much news to discuss, but there are many games out this week. The RPGCast’s guests didn’t play any of them, though. Alice visited Space Station 13, Kelley went back into World of Warcraft, Anna Marie checked out Dragon Quest III, and Chris was still playing Final Fantasy IV.


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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