RPGamer Round-Up: September 13 – September 20

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

Developer Vanillaware returns with a bang. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim brings both unique combat and storytelling to the table in one of this year’s more standout RPGs.

In the cottage industry of Souls clones, developer Cold Symmetry is throwing its hat in the ring. How does a budget-sized Souls-styled RPG stack up?

Compile Heart’s hybrid visual novel/dungeon runner returns for an all-new story. This time, a new cast of characters investigates strange disappearances at an all-girl’s orphanage.

The first DLC expansion for Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds is now available. Sam Wachter ventures out to brave the Peril on Gorgon.

Noriyuki Iwadare is the composer for the Lunar and Grandia series, and much more. Elmon Dean Todd gets an exclusive interview about his career, his works, and his recent projects.

Michael Porter believes that a world-saving adventure has three essential ingredients, all of which can be found in 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. Players might take them for granted, however.

Why Did Ya Date Me? is a feature for those of us who want an excuse to fangirl our RPG crushes, and justify our choices. This month, the game of choice for debate was The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.

RPG Elements, the corner of RPGamer where we take a look at select merchandise related to the RPGs we cover, returns with a new entry. In this edition we take a look at Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future, a novel replacement for the game’s cancelled second wave of DLC.

A number of games received free demos as part of PAX Online. RPGamer has been checking out and reporting back on some of those on offer.



Major News

During the PlayStation 5 showcase, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XVI. The game’s development staff features Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida as producer, with Final Fantasy XIV and The Last Remnant’s Hiroshi Takai as director.

This week’s Nintendo Direct Mini wasn’t really all that mini. The presentation included two brand-new Monster Hunter games, a new Disgaea title, a stealth-launch for Hades, a release date for Empire of Sin, and the first media for Rune Factory 5.

Sony announced the launch date and pricing for the PlayStation 5. The console will launch in November, with Sony also announcing the PlayStation Plus Collection, a selection of PS4 games freely accessible on the PS5 for PS Plus members.

A true Seeker can conquer any territory, no matter how primitive and barbaric it may be. That’s why Horizon Forbidden West has been given the green light to release on PS4 and PS5 simultaneously.

The announcement for Chronos: Before the Ashes features a young gamer dancing with neon lights flickering in the background. Oh, and there’s some gameplay, courtesy of THQ Nordic.

During its PAX Online panel, NIS America announced a new localisation. Poison Control was released in Japan as Shoujo Jigoku no Doku Musume and will arrive on PS4 and Switch in the west next year.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at two ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Evertried Team’s Evertried, as well as Zelart’s There Is No Light.



Additional Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest we talk a bit about the new Avengers game. We also discuss the recent release of Moon.

It’s an extra large podcast this week. Alex, Kelley, Nathan, Chris, and Anna Marie break down all they’ve been playing. A huge news week is covered with colourful commentary. And we go off on more than one tangent. Help us, we’re incorrigible.


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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