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.


Editorial Content

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.

Major News

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.

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


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.


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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