RPGamer Round-Up: January 15 – January 22

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 period. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

Persona 3 Portable joins its successors in spreading to new platforms. Luis Mauricio finds that its great story, soundtrack, and battle system ensure that it’s still very much worth playing.

Monster Hunter is a storied series that seeks new ways to innovate and to be accessible to veterans and newcomers alike. Newcomer Ryan Costa looks to see if Monster Hunter Rise has what it takes to make him a fan.

Team Ninja is taking its brand of action RPG gameplay to fantasy Three Kingdoms China with a few new additions. Zack Webster finds the first two levels of Wo Long hint at a refined title with tight action RPG gameplay.

Before 2023 gets too far along, Josh takes a look back at some of his favorite gaming things from last year. While 2022 gave us a great new portable system and lots of good RPGs, Metal Max Xeno came out again so it wasn’t all sunshine and roses.

Major News

Ahead of its release next week, Square Enix provided more details on Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin’s final DLC. Different Future takes Jack and co to another dimension, where they will face the Emperor.

Koei Tecmo revealed a delay for the third Atelier Ryza game. Originally planned to hit in February, it will now release a month later.

Square Enix introduced the final two playable characters for Octopath Traveler II. Information on Ochette and Castti comes alongside a new trailer, some more screenshots, and a few other details.

Idea Factory International, Compile Heart, and Sting revealed Dokapon Kingdom: Connect. The remaster of the PS2 and Wii party board game and RPG hybrid is coming to Switch in spring.

Crunchyroll announced an English audio version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War animated series. It explores some of the events between The Legend of Heroes: Trails of the Cold Steel II and III.

Game Science revealed a summer 2024 release window for Black Myth: Wukong. The action RPG, based on Journey to the West, is planned to launch on PC and unconfirmed consoles.

Microids is producing a retail edition for Front Mission 1st: Remake in Europe and North America. The edition is separate from Forever Entertainment’s own physical offerings.



Other Selected Stories


Trailers and Screenshots


This week in Q&A Quest, we answer a barrage of questions from viewers of the live stream. We also discuss the best RPGs of 2022.

Tam plays waifu games for the plot and Chris teaches his cats to play DDR. Meanwhile, Kelley blames everyone else for her Vampire Survivors addiction.


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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