RPGamer Round-Up: May 16 – May 23

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 readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

Atlus brings back an acclaimed decision-making masterwork set in a demon-ruled world. Luis Mauricio finds that Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster introduces a top-notch classic to new generations.

For those just getting into SaGa Frontier, the first question is which character to start with. We have gathered a veritable Circle of SaGes, each tasked with taking one of SaGa Frontier’s protagonists and explaining why (or why not) they are a good initial option to take.

Lost Eidolons is a strategy RPG in development by new Korean and U.S.-based game studio Ocean Drive Studio. Johnathan Stringer was able to interview Jin Sang Kim, the Creative Director for Lost Eidolons, about the story and mechanics of the game.

Rote fetch quests for mere loot are bland. Jason McFadden discusses why the ideal sidequest should enhance an RPG’s main story with savory immersion and let players connect more deeply with the game.

Major News

Neowiz and Round8 Studio are creating a dark action RPG based on the tale of Pinocchio. Lies of P sees the puppet venturing through the ruined city of Krat in search of Mr. Geppetto.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is coming to Switch. The Prince’s Edition will launch in September and come with both of the game’s DLC packs.

Square Enix provided another set of images and details for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade ahead of its launch next month. This one introduces another new character in addition to offering more details on the Fort Condor mini-game.

RPGamers that were waiting to play Divinity: Original Sin II on iPad can now do so. The iPad version includes all of its currently available DLC as well as two-player local co-op.

JP Games announced the release date for the first official Paralympics video game. Avatar-based sports RPG The Pegasus Dream Tour will launch for iOS and Android next month.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at two ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Impact Gameworks’ Flowstone Saga, as well as Artur Smiarowski’s Soulash.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest we discuss Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. We also discuss more SaGa Frontier Remastered.

A podcast draws near! Command? Join us with guests Andy Mangrum and Cassandra Ramos as we celebrate Dragon Quest’s 35th birthday. Needless to say, the game had a bit of an influence on all of our lives, either directly or indirectly.

Robert, Kelley, Anna Marie, and Chris develop a King Arthur Musou. Also, while we’re wondering why there are two cat races in Final Fantasy XIV, we realize the biggest concern is where to buy our giant scythes.


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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