RPGamer Round-Up: November 6 – November 13

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

Tactics Ogre has a legacy, and it’s been re-released in a definitive form with Tactics Ogre: Reborn. Sam Wachter shares her experience of waging war across Valeria.

Can magical girls, Eldritchian horrors, and William Shakespeare all blend together seamlessly? Matt Masem reports that Zeboyd Games gives it a excellent go in This Way Madness Lies.

Acme Gamestudio’s Asterigos: Curse of the Stars balances tough combat with great accessibility. Ryan Costa finds that while pacing issues and visual shortcomings exist, there’s a wonderful world waiting to be explored.

Ocean Drive Studio made its debut this year with tactical RPG Lost Eidolons. Alex Fuller finds that strong gameplay demonstrates plenty of promise for future titles, despite a few missteps.

Ahead of Shadows Over Loathing’s surprise launch, RPGamer’s Alex Fuller was given the chance to check out the game. As fans of West of Loathing will expect, its stick-figure shenanigans provide a ton of humour.

Chained Echoes is an upcoming JRPG-inspired game described to be a combination of a fantasy world with mechs, magic, and airships. RPGamer’s Johnathan Stringer was able to talk to developer Matthias Linda about what awaits players in the game.


Major News

Asymmetric Publications has shadowdropped Shadows Over Loathing. The stick-figure RPG is a follow-up to West of Loathing and out now on PC.

Tales of Symphonia is hitting more platforms in February. The remaster of the classic GameCube JRPG will be available physically and digitally on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Bandai Namco announced its newest Sword Art Online game. Sword Art Online: Last Recollection promises a conclusion to the games’ spin-off continuity when it launches next year.

Following after our interview about the game, Deck13 and Matthias Linda announced a release date for Chained Echoes. The game will launch digitally in early December, with physical editions set to release in summer 2023

Sidebar Games’s Sports Story finally has a release window. The multi-sport follow-up to Golf Story hits Switch sometime in December.

NIS America revealed void* tRrLM2(); //Void Terrarium 2’s western release date. The roguelike will hit North America at the end of February, Europe in early March.

Cellar Door Games’s Rogue Legacy 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch. The action roguelite’s Switch release comes alongside its new Fabled Heroes update.

Idea Factory International revealed a January western release date for Neptunia: Sisters vs. Sisters. The publisher also unveiled the game’s Limited Edition.



Other Selected Stories


Last weekend was Extra Life, with the RPG Cast taking place during our streaming extravaganza. Phil puts Chris in a closet while Anna states that it’s not because she’s Canadian, it’s because she’s a cheap bitch. Meanwhile, the treasure chest looks back at Kelley with an expression that says “…Bruh.”

This week in Q&A Quest, we talk about Persona 5 Royal. We also discuss everything from Sonic to Romancing SaGa.

This week’s backtrack takes us to the Galar region, where we fight in a soccer stadium with a Pokémon that’s shaped like a teapot. It’s time to talk about Pokémon Sword and Shield, with guests Cassandra and Jon.


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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