RPGamer Round-Up: May 23 – May 30
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.
Experiment 101 promised an ambitious experience with its debut RPG Biomutant. Sam Wachter sees if the ambitions the game boasted prior to release made it into the final cut or whether the experience is plagued by broken dreams and technical issues galore.
The islands of the Lental Region are laid back, but there’s still the “gotta catch ’em all” energy in the newest entry to the Pokémon series. Anna Marie Privitere finds that from the heights of an active volcano to the depths of the ocean, Pokémon really do live everywhere.
Twenty-three years after the first game launched in Japan, western RPGamers can finally be a part of the Famicom Detective Club. Alex Fuller discovers that the Nintendo Switch remakes of the two titles provide a pair of recommendable murder mysteries.
During its 35th anniversary presentation for Dragon Quest, Square Enix unveiled six new releases. Most notable to RPGamers were Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, Dragon Quest Treasures, and the next mainline title, Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate.
The newest Pokémon titles have been given release dates. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will launch in November, with Pokémon Legends: Arceus following in January.
Relayer is a new strategy space opera RPG from Kadokawa Games. The universe is under threat, and humanity’s only hope lies in the Starchildren who pilot large battle mechs known as Stellar Gear.
Capcom held another Monster Hunter digital event. The presentation showed off more of Monster Hunter Stories 2 and heralded the launch of the next Monster Hunter Rise update.
- Metal Max Xeno: Reborn Western Release Announced
- New Metal Saga Officially Announced, Metal Max: Wild West Delayed in Japan
Publisher PQube announced that the remake of Metal Max Xeno is heading west next year. Meanwhile, Success officially announced Metal Saga: Hangyaku no Rouka, and Kadokawa Games revealed Metal Max: Wild West has been pushed back.
Nihon Falcom announced the Japanese launch date for the newest The Legend of Heroes title. The developer also revealed another two characters appearing in the game.
Other Selected Stories
- New Horizon Forbidden West Video Features 14 Minutes of Gameplay
- Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Benchmark, Prologue Stream Released
- Chicory: A Colorful Tale Launching in June
- Disgaea 6 Demo Available on Nintendo eShop
- Reverie Knights Tactics Announced
- Mercenaries Blaze PC Version Releasing in June
- Light Fairytale Episode 2 Launches on Steam Early Access
- Empire of Sin Make It Count Expansion Announced
- Roguebook PC Release Brought Forward
- Black Skylands Early Access Launch Set for June
- Rogue Lords Gets Closed Beta, Trailer
- Pecaminosa Launching for PC, Switch This Week
- Magic: Legends Adds Pyromancer, New Story Act
- Phoenix Point Festering Skies DLC, New Roadmap Relased
- New Legend of Mana Remastered Screenshots Released
- Project Haven Screenshots Released, Demo Coming in June
- Wasteland 3 Prepares for The Battle of Steeltown
- Susanoh: Japanese Mythology RPG Gets Debut Trailer
- New Xuan Yuan Sword VII Trailer Released
- Biomutant Now Available
- Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Out Now
- King of Seas Sets Sail on PC, Consoles
- Tainted Grail: Conquest Fully Launches
- Solasta: Crown of the Magister Exits Early Access
- New Release Round-Up (May 27, 2021)
This week in Q&A Quest we discuss some of the Sword Art Online games. We also discuss the best RPGs in each console generation.
Sam joins us this week for some Netflix and Krill. Anna Marie has to deal with a crisis on infinite Chris. Kelley asks the question, “Bidoff: photogenic or photobombing?” And Matt has to whistle Yuji Horii down from his crazy Dragon Quest teasing.