RPGamer Round-Up: March 20 – March 27

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we look back at some of the articles that we have posted over the previous week, or in this case, two weeks. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo takes players to a paranormal Tokyo devoid of its populace. Alex Fuller finds the game’s blending of the modern and supernatural successfully sucks players into its setting. Meanwhile, composer Masatoshi Yanagi provides details on the game’s sound design, including its blending of traditional Japanese instruments with modern sounds.

Marvelous has revived the Rune Factory series with its first brand new entry in nine long years. Matt Masem reports that despite some intermittent graphical issues, Rune Factory 5 will live up to the publisher’s name for many.

The ordering of a sequel to Atelier Sophie was not something that many RPGamers were expecting. Nonetheless, Michael Baker discovers that it has resulted in one of the Atelier series’ best entries of recent times.

Bruce Nesmith had a storied career in gaming, writing D&D adventures and then designing games in The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series for Bethesda. Now retired from game design, Bruce talks about some of his favorite works, his career transitions, and about his newly authored books.

If life teaches us one lesson, it is to not take things at face value. In SMT, this can take a literal new dimension when the bedrock of your reality turns to thin ice. Michael Baker gives us a second look at last year’s Shin Megami Tensei V.

Quest for Infamy is part of a growing line of console ports for point-and-click style titles. Unfortunately, Anna Marie Privitere finds that it isn’t a very impressive example of the genre.



Major News

CD Projekt RED confirmed a new The Witcher game is in development. No details are available other than the tease that it will begin a new saga.

After four years, mobile RPG Dragalia Lost is approaching its conclusion. The main campaign’s finale will launch in July, with the game to end service at a currently-unspecified time after.

Armor Games Studios and insertdisc5 revealed turn-based RPG In Stars and Time. The game follows a party that becomes stuck in a time loop at the end of their adventure.

NACON and Big Bad Wolf provided its first official gameplay footage for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. Players will use their supernatural skills to investigate attacks on the Boston Camarilla in May.

Graffiti Games is teaming up with developer Fervir Games for Creature Keeper. The monster-collecting RPG is currently planned to release next year.

Arrow is one of Soul Hacker 2’s protagonist Ringo’s first protection targets. A new update introduces him and a couple of associated characters.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter check-in feature returns with a look at Whitethorn Games’ Whalefall. The fantasy turn-based RPG, with visual novel and strategy elements, is set in a world where majestic beasts roam the skies.



Other Selected Stories


The summer of 2011 gave us a little company named Supergiant Games, which has made several beloved games. Guests Sam, Ryan, and Pascal hop on to discuss the developer’s first two titles: Bastion and Transistor.

Chris wants an OP fox with mods. Matt wears a turnip and marries a twelve year old. And Josh goes off to read the new “J.R.R. Martin” time loop book.


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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