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.

Major News

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.

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


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.


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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