RPGamer Round-Up: September 5 – September 12

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

Tales of Arise triumphantly marks the 25th anniversary of a hugely beloved series. Luis Mauricio discovers that the newest entry successfully builds upon all of the franchise’s iconic elements to become iconic itself.

Square Enix finally returns to Shibuya. Alex Fuller reports that NEO: The World Ends with You is able to count itself as a hugely rewarding sequel thanks to another great story and more superb audiovisual stylings.

Action RPG Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa is all about examining choices and consequences. While Alex Fuller finds the approach is welcome, its other elements fail to offer the necessary support for it to pay off.

Matt Masem determines that Monster Harvest is a game in need of more time on the vine to ripen into something enjoyable. Between a bevy of glitches and a lack of genre-staple features, RPGamers would be best served waiting before digging in.

Paul Shkreli is back with a two-for-one update to his backlog. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in this end-of-summer summary.

Ryan Radcliff and his retro Backloggin’ report return to detail the second four-month stint of the yearly progress. The Random Retro RPG Wheel has produced countless memories, both fond and embarrassing, on RPGamer’s Twitch channel.


Major News

This week’s PlayStation Showcase started with a surprise. Lucasfilm Games and Aspyr Media are remaking BioWare’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

2K Games and Gearbox Software showed off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands during this week’s PlayStation Showcase, announcing a March release date in the process. The Borderlands spin-off promises a slightly different tabletop adventure.

NIS America announced its second volume of NIS Classics remasters. Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman and Makai Kingdom will be heading to PC and Switch next year.

Square Enix and Luminous Productions showed off some more of action RPG Forspoken. The game will take Frey from New York City to the fantasy world of Athia in the spring of next year.

The first gameplay footage for Marvel’s Midnight Suns is now available. RPGamers can get a quick overview of numerous elements in Firaxis Games’ tactical RPG.

Some of the main minds behind Drakengard and NieR, including Yoko Taro, are working on a new project. Square Enix provided the first teaser for that project, which looks to draw from tabletop RPGs and cards.

Mobile title Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai – A Hero’s Bonds has a release date. The game will include the original story and a new adventure when it launches at the end of this month.



Other Selected Stories


Have you ever been minding your own business when, suddenly, a random Irish god decides to make you his personal Godslayer? On the latest Backtrack, guests Anna, Cassandra, and David join to take a deep dive into Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and talk about the finer points of exterminating deities in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo.

Chris says the quiet things out loud and challenges Anna Marie to play a gacha game without spending money. Kelley gets distracted by a three-headed monkey, while Josh ponders why the ten rings sounds like Jarvis.


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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