RPGamer Round-Up: May 22 – May 29
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.
Bandai Namco’s Tales series has been a premier name in action RPGs for multiple decades. RPGamer takes a look back at its mainline entries to give potential fans ideas on which of its many titles they should start with.
The fourth game in Compile Heart’s Genkai Tokki series sets sail on Nintendo Switch. Though a departure from the previous two games, Anna Marie Privitere finds it manages to hold its own despite numerous gameplay changes.
The Iron Oath is already a game full of polish and great execution. Ryan Costa looks at how the turn-based tactical mercenary management sim is shaping up to be well worth the journey through Early Access.
Square Enix’s The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story provides a new FMV mystery for players to get stuck into. Alex Fuller examines the evidence to find the path of logic.
Finding success in esports can be pretty tricky, but Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers brings some new characters ready to make the scene. Sam Wachter reports on her attempt to take the esports world by storm, smooching a friend along the way.
FuRyu has announced action RPG Trinity Trigger. The game is said to hearken back to 1990s JRPGs and will launch in Japan this September.
Curve Games and IronOak Studios announced a follow-up to strategy RPG/board game hybrid For The King. For The King II is expected to launch for PC next year.
Developer Odencat announced pixel-graphic RPG Meg’s Monster. The game puts players in control of a powerful monster who must defeat enemies while ensuring their young charge doesn’t cry.
Flyhigh Works and Secret Character’s Banchou Tactics is set to release on PC next year. The tactical RPG puts players in a conflict between high school delinquents.
A Chinese studio is developing an RPG with a similar graphical style to Square Enix’s HD-2D titles called Codename: Wandering Sword. Along with its cozy graphics, the game sports multiple combat styles, and is set in ancient China.
Rabbit & Bear Studios confirmed that a Switch version of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is in the works. It will launch alongside its other PC and console versions next year.
SNK has brought its Neo Geo Pocket Color title Biomotor Unitron to Switch. The 1999 sci-fi RPG tasks players with piloting humanoid robots through dungeons in order to obtain upgrade materials.
Other Selected Stories
- The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk’s Final DLC Out This Summer
- Temtem Fully Releasing in September
- SD Gundam Battle Alliance Launching in August
- Half-Baked Girls Announced
- Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx Heading to Steam
- Unexplored 2 Xbox Release Set for Next Week
- Crystarise Releasing in October
- Tactical RPG Far Away From Home Set for Summer
- Kuro Game Announces Open-World RPG Wuthering Waves
- Jack Move Prologue Demo Released
- Lost Epic Fully Launching in July
- Gordian Quest Launching in June
- RPG Maker Unite Details Updated Character Animations, Asset Systems
- Dragon Quest Builders Released on Mobile
- Live A Live Remake Trailers Highlight More Eras
- The Use of Life Available on Steam Early Access
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Shows More Weapons
- Soul Hackers 2 Showcases Ringo and Figue
- Dragon Quest Treasures Receives First Teaser Trailer
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Shows the Leicester Alliance
- The Tarnishing of Juxtia Receives Gameplay Trailer
- New Release Round-Up (May 26, 2022)
Ready the battalion, it’s Backtrack time. In this episode we talk about Sega’s other strategy RPG series, Valkyria Chronicles, with Josh, Robert, Pascal, and Mike.
Kelley is better at Elden Ring than Chris. Anna Marie shows off her deck. And Chris hates sand. Time to go play with the HD-2D you have at home.