RPGamer Round-Up: February 2 – February 9

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we take a look back at some of the articles that we have posted over the previous 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

Zack Webster travels to the worlds of Halcyon, the only system entirely owned and operated by corporations. He finds that things are shockingly not a rosy as its owners would like him to believe.

After focusing primarily on tactical and turn-based releases, Compile Heart tries its hand at an action RPG with Arc of Alchemist. Alex Fuller finds that the endeavour can not be called a success, but hopefully there are useful lessons to be learned from it.

Major News

The latest Letter from the Producer Live presentation for Final Fantasy XIV provided a release date and details for its next major patch. Patch 5.2, Echoes of a Fallen Star, will be available in under a couple of weeks.

After some years in development, VagabondDog is finally preparing to release Sometimes Always Monsters. The follow-up to 2014’s Always Sometimes Monsters will grant players immediate success in April, and it’s up to them to maintain it.

RPGamer’s Kickstarter Check-In feature returns to look at three ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. The campaigns for Skymill Studios’ Kindred Fates, Owlcat Games’ Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, and Trese Brothers Games’ Cyber Knights: Flashpoint all have a few weeks left for RPGamers to contribute to.

Arc System Works’ Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle is coming to North America. The collection of eighteen brawler and sports titles includes eleven games localised into English for the very first time.

Two upcoming releases have been delayed for very different reasons. Koei Tecmo and Gust’s Fairy Tail will now launch in July, while circumstances mean that Virtuos Games’ Switch port of Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds has not yet received a new date.

In a surprise move, Daemon X Machina will be making its way to Steam very soon. The game is currently available for pre-order on the platform with a discounted price.

Degica has announced release dates for Hero Must Die. Again. The anti-RPG will launch for PC, PS4, and Switch later this month.


Additional Selected Stories


Kelley, Josh, Peter, and Alex join Chris for this week’s RPGCast. Unfortunately, this week’s discussion of what they’ve been playing and the latest news leads to one of them being sent to gamer jail.


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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