RPGamer Round-Up: September 27 – October 4

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 give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed.


Editorial Content

Fatbot Games returns to the Arx Vaporum with a prequel that is able to scratch that first-person dungeon-crawler itch. Gabriele Malacasa finds that while only one character can be controlled, the tools at her disposal more than make up for the absence of party members.

The Nintendo Switch is only the latest of numerous consoles that Ys Origin has graced. Anna Marie Privitere notes that despite the game’s age, it’s worth a visit to ancient Ys history.

Zenox has come to town to find his long-lost father, but instead gets embroiled in a plot around the Bra of Darkness and the Panties of Light. Surrounded by monster girls, can the luckiest pervert find everything he’s looking for?

Metal Max Xeno has been reborn, like a battered phoenix from the ashes of mediocrity. Michael Baker looks into the question of whether it should ultimately have stayed where it was.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister is coming to Steam Early Access this month. Paul Shkreli dove into the game’s PAX Online demo.

Sam Wachter is back with another backloggin’ update. Did she complete more RPGs in the summer or did she fail miserably? You be the judge!

Major News

Nintendo has released a new update video that covers the additions coming to The Crown Tundra, the second part of Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Expansion Pass. The update also included news about Pokémon Go and Pokémon Home connectivity.

Bandai Namco revealed that action RPG Scarlet Nexus will have dual protagonists. Kasane Randall joins Yuito Sumeragi with their viewpoints joining together for the game’s full story.

World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands expansion will not be hitting at the end of this month. A new release date has not been revealed, but it is expected this year.

Konami is currently working on two games based on the sci-fi Edens Zero manga series. Both games are action RPGs, with one coming to consoles and the other to mobiles.

Sega has updated the western release date for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, aligning most of its platforms to the same date. The publisher also revealed the game’s minimum and recommended PC specs.

Free-to-play mobile title Dragon Quest Tact is coming west. Players will be able to pit iconic series monsters against each other in early 2021.



Additional Selected Stories


Pascal surprises everyone, new challenger Robert appears, and Josh makes a triumphant return. Meanwhile, Anna Marie leaves to go do important kitten things, Kelley proves she’s the best at Mario, and Chris still thinks Ys Origin is not really an Ys game.


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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