RPGamer Round-Up: March 19 – March 26

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

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, the latest entry in Gust’s Atelier series launches this week. RPGamer was able to put some questions to Junzo Hosoi, Head of Gust, about the game.

Absinthia is an indie RPG with a buoyant soundtrack and charming graphical style. Paul Shkreli finds that the modern tale in a fantasy world boasts an LGBTQ+ cast and theme that drip with 16-bit era JRPG charm.

Omega Force releases its wild side with its newest hunter title Wild Hearts. Phil Willis reports that unfortunately some of its biggest challenges have little to do with the monsters.

An isometric action RPG about two characters caught between the conflict of rival gangs is the debut game from FUTU Studio. Ryan McCarthy notes that a few interesting ideas are letdown by the lackluster execution.

RPGamer’s Jon Jansen has been at PAX East 2023 this weekend. He provided a round-up of the titles he was able to check out on Friday, with a deeper look at Demonschool.

It’s a new year of backlog busting, and this gal has some big goals! January to March offered an interesting variety of completed titles, but were they good? Let’s find out.

What better way to slightly belatedly honor St. Patrick’s Day than by rounding up a list of who we think are some of the luckiest characters in RPGs. Grab your dice and sit at the table with some of the luckiest names in gaming.



Major News

The fourth wave of Fire Emblem Engage’s Expansion Pass content launches in a couple of weeks. It adds the new Fell Xenologue story scenario, that takes place in an alternate version of Elyos.

Ahead of the release of Atelier Ryza 3 this week, Koei Tecmo, Gust, and Aniplex announced an animated adaptation of the first game. The series is planned to air in Japan this summer.

Compile Heart announced its latest Neptunia spin-off title. Neptunia GameMaker R:Evolution offers its offbeat take on game development and launches in Japan this August.

HoYoverse revealed that Honkai: Star Rail will launch on PC and mobile next month. The company also held a lengthy presentation on the game, as well as announcing a PlayStation console release will follow.

505 Games and The Bearded Ladies’ Miasma Chronicles has a release date. The game will launch digitally in May, with a physical console release following in June.

Square Enix’s Voice of Cards games are now available on iOS and Android. In addition, a complete trilogy bundle is launching on PC, PS4, and Switch for those wishing to dive in.



Other Selected Stories


Monster Hunter March concludes with the series’ debut on the Nintendo Switch. Phil, Ryan, and Wheels all hop on the hunt, as we take a trip to Kamura Village to reflect on our epic hunts in Monster Hunter Rise.

This week in Q&A Quest, we celebrate three hundred episodes by talking about the SaGa series. We also bring in a special guest to celebrate the occasion.

Chris walks in on Anna playing Tactics Ogre. Meanwhile, Alex becomes head of the elemental winds and Kelley’s cat stole a banana.


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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