RPGamer Round-Up: July 4 – July 11

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

Tainted Grail: Conquest is a roguelite deckbuilder that combines its gameplay loop with a multi-layered story. Ryan Costa finds that the slow and steady approach wins out and makes the game well worth a look.

Following the release of Legend of Mana’s remaster, RPGamer was given the opportunity to put some questions to series producer Masaru Oyamada. We were able to pick up some insights into the creation of the remaster, as well as the history and future ideas for the series.

June was a busy month for Paul, but he was still able to find some time to cross a few more games off his backlog. This month, he focuses on some obscure Switch ports as well as an Xbox game starring his favorite vampire slayer.

Major News

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch model. The new model will launch in October with a new, slightly larger OLED screen and a few other improvements.

Sega and Ryū ga Gotoku Studio revealed the introduction cinematic and theme song for Lost Judgment. In addition, a new gameplay trailer shows the usual wide variety of things to do that players have come to expect from the Yakuza franchise.

During the third Panel from Hell for Baldur’s Gate III, Larian Studios detailed the newest patch for the game’s Early Access version. Patch 5 launches this week and comes with multiple gameplay features.

Bandai Namco released the opening movie as well as some Japanese gameplay footage for Tales of Arise. RPGamers have just a couple of months to wait before its worldwide release.

Koei Tecmo and Gust released the first media and details for Blue Reflection: Second Light. The sequel to Blue Reflection will launch in Japan this October.

Square Enix provided another batch of information for NEO: The World Ends with You ahead of its launch this month. The update introduces some more characters and gameplay elements.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest, we talk about Disgaea 6 bringing the series back to glory. We also answer your hard-hitting questions.

It’s a tiny cast with just Chris, Anna Marie, and Kelley. PS5 blood money is being thrown around, while Kelley curses the asthma tax. Chris is simulating his real-life job in a game that simulates his job. Anna Marie re-discovers she doesn’t like SMT. And everyone agrees cutscenes need both pause and skip options.


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.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply