RPGamer Round-Up: January 31 – February 7

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

An evil oil company has intruded the forest and upset the locals. Zack Webster finds that having a werewolf on their side is a big boon when said locals decide to fight back.

Anna Marie looks back at the first month of the year, what games were wrapped up, and what’s coming in the future. Spoilers: there’s probably going to be a lot less backloggin’ in February.

Major News

Square Enix held its Final Fantasy XIV Announcement Showcase and as expected it featured the reveal of the next expansion for the MMORPG. Endwalker will feature the climax of the long-running Hydaelyn and Zodiark story arc, and much more.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is set to launch worldwide this May. Commander Shepard and his crew are back, this time with shiny new graphics, all wrapped together in a single package.

Yakuza spin-off Judgment is making its way to new platforms. Barring sufficient objections, the game will hit PS5, Xbox Series X, and Stadia this April.

With Bravely Default II just a few weeks away, Square Enix put out some more information about another of the game’s major powers. In addition to detailing the main players in Holograd and the Asterisks they hold, the company also detailed a couple of gameplay systems.

Devolver Digital and Four Quarters’ Loop Hero has a release date. The retro-styled, card-based adventure RPG will launch in a month’s time.

The much-anticipated indie RPG Cris Tales finally has a new release window. The game is heading to multiple platforms this July.

Warcave introduced all fifteen of the playable classes in tactical RPG Black Legend. The developer also detailed the game’s alchemy system, which is based on the four stages of the magnum opus.

The Steam Game Festival has returned for another week. RPGamers can check out demos and livestreams for a wide assortment of upcoming titles until Tuesday.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest, one of your exhausted hosts struggles to remain coherent. We also discuss Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and take the opportunity to bash our favorite punching bag in the series.

Like many games before it, Kingdom Hearts was a series that had trouble getting to three. Kelley and Matt are joined by guests Shannon Harle, David McBurney, and Ryan McCarthy to discuss the long-awaited third entry in the beloved Disney RPG mash-up series.

Josh is having an Ys-y time. Anna Marie ranks all the slime families. Robert gets notified every time google kills a product. And Chris tells everyone to blink on cue.


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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