RPGamer Round-Up: March 29 – April 5

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

Persona 5 has joined its predecessors in getting an enhanced release, albeit in a shorter time frame. Alex Fuller finds that, as very much the definitive edition of the game, Persona 5 Royal’s new content adds a good amount of freshness, while tweaks elsewhere ensure it keeps even more in step with players.

Usually walking into mist-covered areas is a bad idea, at least according to horror movies. Mistover is a game that requires adventuring into misty places, though Mike Moehnke was able to escape and provide a review.

The move from the 3DS to the Switch seems like it’s going to be a win for the Bravely Default series. The new demo quickly confirms one thing for Matt Masem: Bravely Default II is very much Bravely Default, but prettier.

In this quarterly feature, Sam Wachter goes on a journey to pare down her gaming backlog. Although with 150+ games and limited time to do it in, progress is not going to be at a breakneck pace.

Adventure Corner returns to offer a look at another adventure title that doesn’t come under our usual coverage. In this edition, Sam Wachter examines the ambitious full-motion video adventure game Telling Lies.

If it wasn’t already immediately apparent, RPGamer made its small contribution to April Fools’ Day. Some people were uncertain whether or not the original news was real those seventeen years ago.

Major News

NIS America has confirmed that the final part of the Trails of Cold Steel subseries is heading west. Trails of Cold Steel IV will launch for PS4 this fall, with Switch and PC versions following next year.

NieR Replicant tells the story of a young man who journeys to find a cure for his ill sister. This story is similar to the NieR western audiences remember, except the gruff old man is replaced by someone younger.

Cellar Door Games’ side-scrolling action roguelite Rogue Legacy is getting a sequel. Rogue Legacy 2 looks set to launch for PC this summer.

Square Enix is working to ensure as many players as possible are able to play Final Fantasy VII Remake on launch day, providing an update on the shipments of the game’s physical release. The company also released the third episode in its “Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake” video series and a somewhat spoilery final trailer.

It’s taken nearly fifty years, but PONG is now an RPG. PONG Quest will launch sometime this spring for PC and consoles.

Cold Symmetry is a new studio formed by a team of experienced developers. Its debut title is Mortal Shell, an action RPG heavily inspired by the Souls series.


Additional Selected Stories


The boys have been permitted to sleep in this week, as Alice, Anna Marie, and Kelley rock the LadyCast. The trio discusses their creepy Animal Crossing denizens, April Fools’, which industry CEO is a giant jerk, and the big release of the month.

Michael Baker makes his return on the latest Q&A Quest. Meanwhile, another host manages to fall asleep before the end of the show.


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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