RPGamer Round-Up: March 22 – March 29

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

Ara Fell received an Enhanced Edition this week, which also brought the game to consoles. Anna Marie Privitere finds it has all the look and feel of a classic JRPG from yesteryear while not forgetting what makes games approachable in the modern era.

When two people bump into each other at a park over eight years ago, it kicks off a chain of relationships that will intertwine in unexpected ways. Anna Marie Privitere looks at Half Past Fate to see how it provides an interesting twist on the classic visual novel in both form and function.

Major News

Nintendo pushed out a surprise Direct Mini presentation. The thirty-minute video included news for Xenoblade Chronicles, Bravely Default II, Borderlands, King’s Bounty II, Ring Fit Adventure, and more.

The Humble Bundle put out its initial version of a Nintendo Direct this week. The first episode of the Humble Brag featured a few games that RPGamers may find interesting.

Nihon Falcom updated the Japanese website for Hajimari no Kiseki, introducing the brand new, third playable party in the game and detailing its Cross Story System. Meanwhile, the latest title to hit the West, Trails of Cold Steel III, made its debut on PC.

There was a double dose of Square Enix mobile RPG news this week. SINoALICE finally received a global release date, while tactical RPG War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius got its international launch.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at two ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Anshar Studios’ Gamedec and Zerouno Games’ Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten.


Additional Selected Stories


A double dose of Q&A Quest includes discussion of Trials of Mana, Valkyrie Chronicles, and shorter RPGs. There’s also a guest appearance as Mr. Baker made his way back to Japan.

Peter, Kelley, Chris, and Anna Marie are joined by Alice for this week’s RPG Cast; while she didn’t deliver any missiles, large robots come up in unexpected ways. The group discusses cheating on the stalk market, the news of the week, and your feedback before they go back to waiting for copies of Persona 5 Royal to arrive.


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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