RPGamer Round-Up: December 1 – December 8

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

Virgo Versus the Zodiac follows Virgo on her morally-dubious quest to obtain all of the Zodiacs’ crowns. Alex Fuller is able to provide a review of the game ahead of its launch next week.

Originally released in 2018 on the PlayStation 4 and PC, Dragon Quest XI is now available for the Nintendo Switch with new features, including the 2D mode that was once exclusive to the Japanese Nintendo 3DS version of the game. Elmon Dean Todd sees how much these new additions enhance an already great game.

Children of Morta is a story-heavy roguelite following the Bergsons, a family that acts as the guardians of Mount Morta looking to halt the corruption spreading from it. Alex Fuller takes a look at its recently-released Nintendo Switch version.

Arboria is an action roguelite from All in! Games and Dreamplant coming to PC via Steam next year. Alex Fuller was given the opportunity to check out a brief demo of the title.

Major News

Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes series is finally heading to a Nintendo system. Trails of Cold Steel III will be making the leap to Nintendo Switch in the spring of next year.

The Phantom Thieves have revealed when they plan to strike again in North America and Europe. Persona 5 Royal will be coming west in March.

Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has been dated for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The consoles will be getting the game in standard and collector’s editions in January.

Degica and Moonana have announced a release date for Virgo Versus the Zodiac. RPGamers will be able to join Virgo in her quest to take the crowns of her fellow constellations next week

Owlcat Games has announced a follow-up to Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous will take players to a new part of the Age of Lost Omens setting, though no release window has been announced.

Nintendo has added some more classic titles to its Nintendo Switch Online service. RPGs Breath of Fire II and Crystalis are now available on the console along with four other games.


Additional Selected Stories


Alex, Johnathan, and Chris run through the past two weeks of news, bemoan the lack of time to play games, and then commit to not trying to play anything new. Meanwhile, Ring Fit Adventure is given a shout for RPG of the year.

The latest Q&A Quest features plenty of discussion on Romancing SaGa 3. The hosts also discuss other recent releases and answer more listener questions via long tangents.


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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