RPGamer Round-Up: October 16 – October 23

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

In Steelrising’s alternate French Revolution, automatons stalk the streets of Paris and King Louis XVI rules with an iron fist. Zack Webster provides his review of developer Spiders’s latest action RPG.

Circus Electrique imagines a steampunk version of London overrun by maniacs where the city’s only hope lies with a ragtag group of circus performers. While promising on paper, Andron Smith notes odd design choices bring the level of spectacle down significantly.

Atlus’s Persona 5 Royal finally makes the leap onto additional platforms. allowing more RPGamers to join up with the Phantom Thieves. Matt Masem is pleased to report that the Switch version performs admirably.

Idea Factory International has released otome title Amnesia: Memories, along with its companion, Amnesia: Later x Crowd for the Nintendo Switch. Sam Wachter shares her feelings on Later x Crowd, an interesting and unexpected fan disc release.

Fourteen years after its original release in Japan, there is finally an official western release for Chaos;Head, The first title in the Adventure Science series. Alex Fuller finds it is a tougher ask than its successors.

Major News

NIS America provided a pair of The Legend of Heroes announcements, starting with revealing that the second part of the Crossbell duology is coming west in March. It also announced a summer launch window for The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie as well as a Limited Edition.

Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XVI. The Ambition trailer focuses on the game’s story and setting.

Bandai Namco is bringing Digimon World: Next Order to PC and Switch. The game, which previously released for PS4 in 2017, will hit the new platforms in February.

Record of Agarest War is one of the more unexpected titles to get a Switch port. Aksys Games is bringing the tactical RPG to the console in March.

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origins’s second DLC launches next week. Square Enix and Team Ninja provided plenty of details and media for the Wanderer of the Rift.

Square Enix provided some more details for Harvestella ahead of its launch next month. The latest update covers the Winter Seaslight and well as some additional gameplay elements.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter check-in feature returns with a look at Freedom Games and CosmicNobab Games’s LunarLux. The pixel-art RPG sees players attempting to avoid a comet-related disaster.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest, we talk all things Falcom. We also discuss other RPGs we’re currently playing.

Josh is bringing Rabbids back. Also, RIP Kelley as her kitty goes on a rampage. Chris is a human in real life, but still has MMO sickness.


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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