RPGamer Round-Up: February 21 – February 28

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

Adol has been cribbing from some of the best in the gaming industry for his newest adventure, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. Joshua Carpenter joins the red-headed hero running up walls into one of the best entries in the long-running series.

Kowloon High-School Chronicle is the remastered western debut of a 2004 dungeon-crawler for the Nintendo Switch. Seventeen years after the initial release, Paul Shkreli sees how well the game holds up.

The Phantom Thieves strike back in an action-packed adventure across Japan. Atlus and Omega Force join forces to provide a sequel to Persona 5 that has a huge amount to endear itself with.

Fallen Legion Revenants offers another batch of interesting ideas. Unfortunately, Alex Fuller finds the implementation of those ideas results in a largely frustrating experience.

Major News

Square Enix unveiled the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake, which comes with a brand-new story episode starring everyone’s favourite Materia thief. The company also announced two mobile titles, one of which offers a retelling of the full Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

As part of celebrations for the series’ 25th anniversary, The Pokémon Company provided a special Pokémon Presents video. The video included announcements for new 3D title Pokémon Legends Arceus, as well as remakes for the fourth-generation Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

During the recent State of Play presentation, developer Ember Lab announced a release date for adventure title Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The game will launch on PC, PS4, and PS5 in August.

The Wicked King and the Noble Hero is a new RPG from The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince creator Sayaka Oda. The game follows budding hero Yuu and her dragon foster parent.

Another big delay comes for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 as Paradox Interactive gives its year-in-review. With this news comes a change-up in developer as well.

BioWare has pulled the plug on Anthem’s long-term redesign. While the revamped version has been cancelled, the existing game will remain in service.

Square Enix unveiled the main English voice cast for the upcoming NieR Replicant remaster. The cast members introduce themselves and their characters in a new trailer, with Square Enix also showing the reworked opening cinematic.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at two ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Klabater’s The Amazing American Circus, as well as Paratrope’s Skyclimbers.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest we discuss the many exciting announcements from the recent Nintendo Direct. We also discuss Persona 5 Strikers and the title it acts as a sequel to.

It’s the 25th anniversary of the launch of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan. You just weren’t a ’90s kid unless you were bragging to your friends about how you found a Mew under the truck. Guests Cassandra Ramos, David McBurney, Michael Apps, and Corey “Loffter” Scoggins join the latest episode of RPG Backtrack, where we reminisce about the Poké-mania that was rampant in the late ’90s.

Chris really wants a giant salad in a bread bowl while Anna Marie says no to Poké-non theories. Kelley is having all the crises because Chris won’t let her read the news in peace, and Alex is quietly contemplating a Final Fantasy VII: Belt Edition while everyone argues.


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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