RPGamer Round-Up: December 8 – December 15
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
A new group of RPGamers gets the opportunity to try out the very first entry in the Star Ocean series with the release of Star Ocean: First Departure R. Ryan Radcliff sees whether it shows its age or is a gem that still burns bright to this day.
Square Enix looked to challenge Microsoft for most potentially confusing name reveal of the week with Bravely Default II. Not to be confused with Bravely Second, the actual sequel to Bravely Default, Bravely Default II will take place on a brand new world with a fresh set of heroes.
Square Enix reminded us that Kingdom Hearts III actually launched this year with a release date for its Re Mind DLC. Fans will finally be able to see some familiar Final Fantasy faces in the game.
The PlayStation 4 version of Ys: Memories of Celceta is heading to North America and Europe. XSEED Games and Marvelous will be releasing the latest version of the original PlayStation Vita title in the spring of 2020.
Sidebar Games has announced a follow-up to Golf Story. Sports Story will include plenty of other activities as players compete in the Decasportathon.
Hero Must Die is another title that our man in Japan figured would stay entirely under his remit. That turns out to not be the case as Degica is bringing the game to PC worldwide next year.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake Confirmed as Timed PlayStation 4 Exclusive
- Square Enix Releases New Trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remaster Delayed to Summer
In addition to certain characters appearing in Re Mind, this week’s Final Fantasy news sees Final Fantasy VII Remake confirmed as a year-long PlayStation exclusive before getting a new trailer at The Game Awards. Meanwhile, the remaster of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles has been pushed back to the summer of 2020.
Gearbox Software and Counterplay Games announced action RPG Godfall during The Game Awards. The game will be coming to PC and the not-yet-shown PlayStation 5 in holiday 2020.
Additional Selected Stories
- MMORPG Magic: Legends Announced
- Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Announced
- Weird West Announced
- Dauntless Launches on Switch
- Boyfriend Dungeon Heads to Switch
- Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Coming to PC, Consoles in Fall
- Orangeblood Launches for PC in January
- Ash of Gods: Redemption Coming to Consoles
- THQ Nordic Reimagines Gothic in Playable Teaser
- ReversiQuest2 Coming to PC in January
- Dreamscaper Heading to Switch
- Ephemeral Tale Aims to Give Lasting Impression on Early Access
- Trip the Ark Fantastic Announced
- Hades Arrives on Steam Early Access
- The Last Remnant Out Now on iOS, Android
- 11 bit studios Teases New Publishing Projects
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate Heading West
- Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Releasing in May
- Deep Sky Derelicts Second DLC Station Life Now Available
- Vambrace: Cold Soul’s Switch Version Gets Physical
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon Details More Money-Making Options
- Fairy Tail Adds Another Trio of Playable Characters
- Arc of Alchemist Shows Its Base-Building Aspects
- Digimon Survive Gets New Details, Screenshots
- The Elder Scrolls Online Teases Trip to Familiar Region
- Second DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Introduces More X-Men
- First Character Spotlight Falls on Trials of Mana’s Duran and Angela
- Babylon’s Fall Lives in New Trailer
- Langrisser I & II Gets First Story Trailer
- Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Gets New Trailer
- Persona 5 Scramble Turns Its Lens on Yusuke
- Death end re;Quest 2 Gameplay Revealed in New Trailer
- Digital Store Weekly Round-Up (December 12, 2019)
Remakes of Fire Emblem games were limited to the Nintendo DS, until the second entry in the series received a 3DS rendition. The latest RPG Backtrack episode examines Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a game that originated on the Famicom.
Alex, Anna Marie, Chris, Kelley, and Peter are here for the final RPGCast of the decade. The group go through the latest RPG news, your lists of top DS games, and what we’re going to play to ring in the new year.
This week in Q&A Quest there’s a rather heavy focus on SaGa. In addition, Phil Willis puts in a guest appearance and the hosts also discuss how to find time to game while being a parent.