RPGamer Round-Up: May 15 – May 22

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. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

Loot River combines roguelite action with strategic platform movement. Ryan Costa finds that an enjoyable combat system and methodical progression are dragged down by its minimal deviation.

Do you like doing chores? How about stamp collecting? Sam Wachter’s first brush with Eiyuden Chronicle asks players to get excited about doing chores for stamps.

Netmarble brings its take on Level-5’s Ni no Kuni series to an international audience next week. Alex Fuller was able to spend a bit of time with a preview build for Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds and get a feel for what awaits players.

Touken Ranbu Warriors is the latest crossover title for Omega Force’s Warriors series. RPGamer was able to learn more about the collaboration with the popular Touken Ranbu online game ahead of its launch next week.

JRPG Study Time returns after a longer-than-planned hiatus. Trent Gleason examines how Dragon Quest II drew inspiration from and distilled elements of CRPGs.

Major News

Spirittea is a rural-life RPG from No More Robots and Cheesemaster Games. Players will be put in charge of its bathhouse for spirits later this year.

Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F is making its return in Japan. Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord is a strategy RPG being created with sub-genre specialist Sting.

NACON and Spiders announced a follow-up to 2019’s GreedFall. GreedFall II: The Dying World is set three years before its predecessor as players control a native of Teer Fradee taken from their home.

The latest Warriors crossover, Touken Ranbu Warriors, launches on PC and Switch next week. Those wishing to see what it’s all about can try out a demo now.

Nintendo and Monolith Soft provided some more details and images for Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The update introduces more characters, locations, and gameplay elements.

Room-C Games, Croteam, and Versus Evil announced that The Hand of Merlin will exit Early Access next month. The game’s full release will bring the turn-based roguelite to consoles as well as PC.



Other Selected Stories


Kelley enters the phlegm dimension. Chris thinks he’s an Elden Lord. Josh summons another cat. You, unfortunately, went to E3 programming camp and are now a slave for EA. Sorry.

This week in Q&A Quest we discuss the potential future of Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, as well as Disco Elysium. The second episode will be a bit harder to get much from due to someone forgetting to turn down the volume of their game.


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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