RPGamer Round-Up: November 10 – November 17
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 content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed.
Editorial Content and Features
The Vale, Falling Squirrel’s first title, is a non-visual game with a blind protagonist. Zach Welhouse sat down with Falling Squirrel’s Dave Evans and Jamie Roboz to try out the game’s demo and learn more about it.
Red Blue Games’ Sparklite is the result of merging classic Zelda-style world exploration with a roguelike design philosophy. Pascal Tekaia finds that it provides a charming, pretty experience that may just keep players glued to the screen until it’s over.
Game Freak’s Little Town Hero sets out to tell the cutest story about the littlest town where everything seems to be perfectly peaceful. Anna Marie Privitere reports back on what happens when that turns out to not be the case.
A Knight’s Quest is a new IP that takes notes from classics like The Legend of Zelda, then mixes its own unique flavors with it. Pascal Tekaia finds that what results is a well-made concoction, though not without its flaws.
Grinding Gear Games opened this weekend’s ExileCon with several new announcements for Path of Exile. A massive new 4.0.0 campaign was introduced alongside the upcoming Conquerors of the Atlas expansion and a mobile version.
- Yakuza Titles Head to Xbox One
- Kingdom Hearts Collections Head to Xbox One, Kingdom Hearts III Demo Released
- Plenty of RPGs Coming to Xbox Game Pass
During its X019 event, Microsoft had plenty of RPG news to share. A trio of Yakuza titles and the earlier titles in the Kingdom Hearts series are coming to Xbox One, with plenty of RPGs also set to join the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
The slate of announcements from Microsoft’s X019 event continued with a release date for Wasteland 3. The game will arrive midway through next year.
Pearl Abyss had plenty to announce at the G-STAR 2019 trade show in Korea. The company announced three new MMORPGs as well as a multiplayer arena fighter.
Heroland will be welcoming visitors in North America next month. PlayStation 4 and Switch RPGamers will also be joined by those on PC at its grand opening.
Additional Selected Stories
- Trials of Mana Gets a Touch of Class
- Project Sakura Wars Combat Revue Battles Detailed
- The Falconeer Gets New Trailer, Xbox One Version
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon Gets Ten-Minute Japanese Story Trailer
- Arc of Alchemist Gets Combat Details, Screenshots; Switch Version Heading West
- Romancing SaGa 3 Out Now, Romancing SaGa Re;universe Heading West
- Rune II Out Now, Development Staff Forms New Studio with Bethesda
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Destiny 2 in Google Stadia Launch Lineup
- Orangeblood PC Release Pushed to 2020
- Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory Delayed to December
- Action RPG N.E.O Released for PC on Steam
- Pine Coming to Switch Later This Month
- Monster Rancher Japanese Port Release Dates Set
- Shenmue III Gets Its Launch Trailer
- Trailer Released for Little Witch in the Woods
- Wildermyth, The Donnerwald Experiment Available on Steam Early Access
- Digital Store Weekly Round-Up (November 14, 2019)
This week in Q&A Quest, the hosts discuss the silent protagonist archetype. They also discuss which PlayStation console had the best RPGs.
Unsurprisingly, Pokémon makes up a large chunk of what Chris, Anna Marie, Kelley, Peter, and Alex have been playing this week. We also hear about Path of Exile 2 and more RPG news than one might expect at this time of year.