RPGamer Round-Up: September 11 – September 18
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.
Exploring connections and dealing with gut-punching disasters are at the core of the I Was a Teenage Exocolonist experience. Ryan Costa finds the card-based narrative adventure brings emotion in spades as it tells a touching story about life.
Ever wondered how kaiju date? In Kaichu: Kaiju Dating Sim, Sam Wachter and developer Squiddershins explore this adorable and crazy premise.
In advance of its release later this month, Square Enix has released a demo for the upcoming Valkyrie Elysium. Paul Shkreli reports that Valkyrie Elysium makes the case for the series’ transition to modern consoles.
Sarah McGarr was able to check out WrestleQuest at this year’s PAX West. If you want to play an ’80s wrestler, hurl insults, and punch people in the face, this is the game for you.
In addition to the recent mobile title, Octopath Traveler is getting a full console follow-up. Octopath Traveler II will tell a new intertwined story in a new world next year.
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion has a release date. The remaster of the PSP prequel to Final Fantasy VII will launch in December.
Final Fantasy music aficionados will be able to play along to their favorite tracks early next year. A new incarnation of Theatrhythm is heading to home consoles next February.
Square Enix revealed a release date for Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered. The game will hit PC, consoles, and mobile at the start of December.
Square Enix is bringing Triangle Strategy to a new platform very soon. PC players will be able to navigate the Norzellian conflict starting in October.
- Valkyrie Elysium Demo Now Available
- Harvestella Switch Demo Now Available
- Star Ocean: The Divine Force Gets New Videos, Demo
- Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Getting Worldwide Release
- Various Daylife Hits New Platforms
- Babylon’s Fall Ending Service in February
- Dragon Quest Treasures Gets Japanese TGS Trailer
Nintendo gave its The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel an official reveal. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is set to release in May.
A brand new Fire Emblem title will help kick off 2023. Fire Emblem Engage sees players summoning heroes of past titles to help save the continent of Elyos.
The second volume of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Expansion Pass releases next month. It adds new hero Ino, as well as new Challenge Battles and costumes.
XSEED Games and Marvelous revealed new remasters for titles in the Bokujō Monogatari/Story of Seasons and Rune Factory series. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life and Rune Factory 3 Special will release on Switch next year.
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Faces the Wiggler, Gets Rayman DLC
- Fae Farm Launching in 2023
- Front Mission Remakes Shown Further
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One of the Yakuza series’ previously Japan-only titles is heading overseas. The Like a Dragon: Ishin! remake will take international players to 1860s Bakumatsu-period Japan in February.
In addition to revealing Like a Dragon: Ishin!, Ryū ga Gotoku Studio unveiled two more titles. Mainline title Like a Dragon 8 is being joined by Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio has one more surprise for players. Both Judgment and its sequel are now available for PC via Steam.
Persona 5 Royal is now available to pre-order on its new upcoming platforms. The options available include a limited physical 1 More Edition.
Tales of Symphonia is heading to more platforms. Its new remaster is set to launch early next year.
Bandai Namco announced a release date for One Piece Odyssey. It won’t release this year, but it’s about as close as it could be.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is getting dedicated PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions next year. It is also getting another season of DLC, beginning with Bardock: Alone Against Fate.
Bandai Namco and Level-5’s Ni no Kuni series is heading to Xbox. The first game is available now, with the second to release next year.
Konami is giving fans and newcomers a chance to return to Suikoden. Both Suikoden I and II are getting remasters on PC and consoles next year.
Ryza is returning to the protagonist role for a third Atelier title. Atelier Ryza 3 will launch in February and see Ryza and her allies investigate a mysterious new set of islands.
2K Games and Firaxis Games revealed a new date for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The tactical superhero RPG will launch on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in December.
XSEED Games and Marvelous are bringing Loop8: Summer of Gods to North America and Europe. The coming-of-age RPG is planned to launch in spring of next year.
Project Eve has a new title and release window. The action RPG, now known as Stellar Blade, will launch next year and be a PS5 console exclusive.
Team Ninja announced new action RPG Rise of the Ronin. The game is set in late 19th century Japan and is set to launch in 2024.
Additional Selected Stories
- Mahou Senshi Cosplay Club Announced
- Sunday Gold Pushed to October
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Gets TGS Trailer, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Physical Release
- In Stars and Time Switch Version Announced
- Second Stone: The Legend of the Hidden World Announced
- WiZmans World ReTry Announced
- Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Gets Limited-Time Demo
- Demeo Heading to PSVR2, PS5
- Undungeon Coming to Switch, PS4
- Ruins Magus Update and DLC Announced
- The Awakener: Risen Gets New Name, Trailer
- The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Opening Movie Released
- Lies of P Shows Forty Minutes of Gameplay
- Neptunia: Sisters vs. Sisters Gets New Gameplay Trailer
- The First Descendant Gets New Trailer
- Wuthering Waves TGS Trailer Released
- Miasma Chronicles Trailer Introduces Its Main Characters
- New Release Round-Up (September 15, 2022)
This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss some recent RPG announcements. We also discuss Destiny 2.
It’s time for part two of our tribute to Supergiant Games. This time around, both games focus on the afterlife. Join us along with Wheels and Sam as we tackle Pyre and Hades.
Kelley is creeped out by grown men in diapers. Josh can’t name a kaiju that isn’t Godzilla or Mothra. And Chris gets an Elden Pacifier since he’s never happy.