RPGamer Round-Up: May 3 – May 10

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

A trio of tabletop enthusiasts becomes embroiled in a snowball fight for the life of their club. Rather than this being the start of a bad joke, it’s a newly-released game that is the subject of Anna Marie Privitere’s latest review.

Ganbare! Super Strikers attempts to apply tactical RPG gameplay to the sport of soccer. Ryan McCarthy finds that it’s a good idea with potential, but the execution is lacking once the novelty of the premise wears off.

RPGamer is currently looking into providing audio-visual versions of our regular written reviews. To help gauge the potential of doing this, we have produced a video version of our Final Fantasy VII Remake review and would like to hear if future videos are of interest.

In this time of darkness, disease, and uncertainty, many people need a game to lighten the soul, show them a spot of happiness, and generally be a bright and positive thing. This is not that game. But for those who like their fantasy to be dark, grisly, and macabre, Michael Baker may have the game for you here.

Trent Gleason contends that the Yo-kai Watch series is the perfect complement to lounging by the pool or avoiding mass infection. He invites readers to slow down, whip out that stylus, and look under some vending machines.

Whatcha Playing is back to round up some of the games the staff played in March and April. Dragon Quest III, Trails, Trials of Mana, and Persona 5 Royal were among the many vying for staff gaming time as we stayed indoors during the lockdown.

Major News

Bandai Namco has announced a new action RPG coming to current and next-gen consoles, as well as PC. Scarlet Nexus is being created by some of the team members behind Tales of Vesperia and puts players in control of psycho-kinetic abilities.

The Ascent is a new top-down action RPG announced during the Xbox Inside presentation. The co-op title is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.

Hoshi wo Miru Hito is a rather infamous Famicom title released in Japan in 1987. For some reason, City Connection is planning to release it worldwide on Nintendo Switch this summer.

The latest Yakuza title is following many of its predecessors by heading to PC and Xbox. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be available on both Xbox Series X and Xbox One, with a free upgrade to the former for those who initially purchase it on the latter.

The second part of Agate Games’ Celestian Tales series has arrived, five years after the launch of the first game. Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond is now available on PC via Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at two ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Thylacine Studios’ Siralim Ultimate, as well as Morteshka and HypeTrain Digital’s Black Book.



Additional Selected Stories


Matt Masem guest stars again to help discuss strange licensed games, among other questions. One of the hosts is also quite late due to perhaps the longest Magic the Gathering game ever.

There’s not a ton of news right now, which isn’t a big surprise considering the current challenges of making games. Instead we deep dive into our current games, with Jonathan, Josh, Kelley, and Peter leading the charge while Anna Marie and Chris share hosting duties.


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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