RPGamer Round-Up: December 4 – December 11

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

The fourth entry in the SaGa franchise gets a fresh release with Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered. Murillo Zerbinatto finds that the game’s introduction of its free-form scenario mode still stands up today.

Pokémon Violet invites newcomers and veterans to explore the open world of the Paldea region. Luis Mauricio discovers that the freedom to carve one’s own path makes it a struggle to find a balanced one.

Dragon Quest Treasures is the newest spin-off in the long-running Dragon Quest series. Matt Masem finds that excellent exploration and treasure-hunting await those ready to embark on the adventure, with some caveats.

Forever Entertainment brings a fresh coat of paint on Square Enix’s long-running Front Mission series. Despite lacking substantial quality of life improvements, Paul Shkreli concludes that Front Mission: 1st Remake is a great re-introduction to the series.

Soccer Story brings its take on a combination of adventure, sports, and RPG. Alex Fuller finds that a cute world is unfortunately undermined by both sporting and technical difficulties.


Major News

Square Enix came to The Game Awards with a release date for Final Fantasy XVI. The date comes with news of some special editions, plus some extra details on the game.

Supergiant Games has announced a sequel to Hades. Hades II stars Zagreus’ sister Melinoë, and is planned to launch on Early Access for PC in 2023.

Larian Studios announced that Baldur’s Gate III will be fully launching in August. The announcement comes along with the reveal of a Collector’s Edition, plus the return of two characters.

After launching in Japan last week, River City Girls 2 is hitting North America and Europe next week. Players can brawl alongside Misako, Kyoko, Kunio, Riki, Marian, and Provie on PC and consoles.

Sony and Guerrilla Games unveiled an expansion to Horizon Forbidden West. Burning Shores will take PS5 players to a volcanic Los Angeles in April.

A new update is available now for Elden Ring. It opens up three colosseums, where players can participate in online PvP.

Fire Emblem Engage is getting an Expansion Pass. The pass includes four waves of content, the first of which adds some familiar faces when the game launches.

Focus Entertainment and Don’t Nod unveiled the latter’s latest project. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden follows a pair of ghost hunters in the North American wilds of the late seventeenth century.



Other Selected Stories


Phil Willis fills in for one more episode alongside Anna Marie before Chris takes over hosting duties once more. He joins Kelley on a hunt for oversized D20s, while Johnathan also makes a return.

After posting one episode later than planned, Wheels goes absent for a good chunk of the second. There’s still plenty of discussion to be found, however, covering Pokémon, launch issues, and Romancing SaGa.

On the latest RPG Backtrack, we take a trip to the future with CD Projekt RED’s long anticipated take on science fiction, Cyberpunk 2077. Sam, David, Josh, and special guest Jim all hop on the bullet train for this exciting episode.


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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