RPGamer Round-Up: February 26 – March 5

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

Nostalgia and charm are powerful influences when they are done right. Ryan Costa examines whether this potent combo is powerful enough to propel 8-Bit Adventures 2 to greatness.

In a genre of flashing spells and slashing swords, murder and magic and mayhem, sometimes we must take a breather to remember that which can hurt our hearts most of all: the tears of a small child. Michael Baker attempts to keep Meg happy and safe, lest it be the last thing anyone does.

Games based on popular properties can be forgiven for focusing on their current fans. Murillo Zerbinatto finds that still One Piece Odyssey overestimates the scope of its fame and neglects those unfamiliar with its work.

Major News

NIS America and FuRyu have revealed action RPG Crymachina. The game sees mechanical girls attempting to become real humans in a post-apocalyptic world.

A new Pokémon Presents provided an assortment of Pokémon news. The main reveal is DLC coming to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in two parts later this year.

Following the one-year anniversary of Elden Ring, FromSoftware revealed an expansion for the game. Players will need to wait a bit to find out what awaits in the Shadow of the Erdtree.

NIS America released a Japanese PC version of The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki. Worked on by porting studio PH3, it raises hopes an English release will follow the launch of Trails into Reverie.

11 bit studios and Fool’s Theory revealed The Thaumaturge. The game is a turn-based RPG set in a supernatural version of 1905 Warsaw.

Marvelous Europe announced a European console release date for Trinity Trigger. The announcement was followed by XSEED Games providing a slightly earlier North American console and worldwide PC date.

Studio Luminous Productions is merging into Square Enix. The merger is set to take place in May, with the developer still working on updates and DLC for Forspoken.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest, we answer your hard hitting questions. One host also prepares for the impending overload of Destiny-related content.

Kelley is the master of the hunting horn, while Chris is too old to play Solid Snake. Robert only steals from old people and Ryan stuffs all the kids into the cannon.


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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