RPGamer Round-Up: May 17 – May 24

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

Though western RPGamers were able to enjoy Utawareumono’s Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth duology, up until now the original game seemed stuck in Japan. However, a remake has at last allowed English speakers to experience it, and Alex Fuller provides his review to see how it stacks up.

JRPG Study Time is a new series where we explore the vast world of JRPGs and how they have evolved. Trent Gleason starts things off with a look at the title that laid the technical and narrative ground work for many games to come.


Major News

A cancellation of physical events means that publishers are finding new ways to showcase and reveal upcoming games. Fourteen publishers have announced a joint New Game+ Expo event that will be broadcast live on Twitch next month.

A new episode of The Borderlands Show took a look at June’s Borderlands 3 additions. A new Takedown challenge will kick off the month, with the third campaign DLC to follow towards the end.

Sting’s Baroque is making a return. The upcoming Switch version of the game is a port of the original first-person Sega Saturn release, rather than of the third-person remake western RPGamers may be familiar with.

XSEED Games has revealed the North American release date for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. The game will arrive in the region in July, a few days after its European release.

After officially launching on Xbox One in North America last month, Phantasy Star Online 2 is getting ready to hit PC. The free-to-play MMORPG will launch for Windows 10 very soon.

 

Additional Selected Stories

Podcasts

This week’s Q&A Quest features discussion on the various entries in the Lunar series. The hosts also chat about the similarities to Minecraft in Portal Knights and the absurdity of Dandy Dungeon.

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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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