RPGamer Round-Up: June 27 – July 4

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

Astalon: Tears of the Earth is a metroidvania that recently released on numerous platforms. Michael Baker upholds his pact with the Titan of Death in order to provide a review of the game.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance brings co-op hack-and-slash action to PC and consoles. Paul Shkreli determines that a decent multiplayer experience is overshadowed by a pithy single-player campaign and unrefined mechanics.

The ambitious debut project from Midgar Studio has fully released on PC. Alex Fuller finds that many of Edge of Eternity’s problems can be pointed towards that ambition.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To be a JRPG fan and spreading good cheer! #JRPGJuly is the hap-happiest time of the year! Welcome to another year of #JRPGJuly, where RPGamer staff will be celebrating the month sharing our love of JRPGs with the community through streams and write-ups.

A fan of Final Fantasy has ventured on a Dragon Quest and become a convert. Jason McFadden’s problem now is deciding which will be his next slimy adventure.

It’s the sixth Backloggin’ report from Anna Marie. We’re halfway through the year and lofty goals are starting to look attainable.

Major News

Square Enix announced that the first three Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters will launch at the end of this month. The remaining three will follow at a later date, with the old versions of V and VI to be removed from sale on Steam.

Capcom held a pre-launch presentation for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. The presentation featured the reveal of post-launch updates coming to the game through October.

After only a few months in open beta, Magic: Legends announces its upcoming closure. The game will shut down in October and refunds will be made available to those who spent money.

Bandai Namco released a new developer message video for Tales of Arise. The game’s Producer, Director, and Art Director discuss how the combat and characters utilise the game’s theme.

CyberConnect2 provided some new gameplay footage for Fuga: Melodies of Steel ahead of its release this month. RPGamers can see the game’s combat and intermission sections.

Star Wars: The Old Republic celebrates its tenth anniversary this December. As part of its preparations for the event, BioWare announced the MMORPG’s seventh expansion.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss the demo of Disgaea 6. We also discuss other upcoming RPG releases.

It’s time to break out the oil cans and question our humanity. We’re talking about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (with a little bit of Human Revolution thrown in) on this week’s episode of RPG Backtrack, featuring guests Josh and Sam. Be sure to keep a throat lozenge handy, because our voices are about to get sexy.

Alex, Anna Marie, Chris, and Kelley come together to discuss the news of the week. #JRPGJuly is well underway for everyone on the cast. Anna Marie makes every evil choice she can. Alex dives into Anime: The Game. Chris shouldn’t be playing The Elder Scrolls Online because his arm hurts, and yet he still is? Meanwhile, we lost Kelley somewhere in the wastelands when she wandered off to hug all of the Monsties.


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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