RPGamer Round-Up: June 11 – June 18

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

Nintendo has taken six years to carefully craft a follow-up to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Alex Fuller reports that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom successfully builds on what came before, adding a fantastic free approach to puzzle-solving.

Star Trek: Resurgence asks RPGamers to boldly go where no one has gone before. Phil Willis explores this narrative adventure with his phaser set to stun.

Major News

Six years after its initial teasing, Atlus finally unveiled the project formerly known as Project Re Fantasy. Under its official title Metaphor: ReFantazio, the fantasy RPG is planned to launch next year.

Editor’s Note — A leaked trailer has since revealed expected PS4 and PS5 versions, though these have not been officially confirmed.

As some saw coming, Atlus announced Persona 5 Tactica and Persona 3 Reload. Both games were currently announced for PC and Xbox consoles, though additional platforms were later confirmed as expected.

This year’s Xbox Games Showcase included a Starfield Direct. Among the new information revealed were details about combat, exploration, and the tech behind the game.

Square Enix has released its free demo for Final Fantasy XVI. Meanwhile, the five-hour pre-launch stream provided plenty more insights into and footage from the game.



CD Projekt RED revealed a September date for Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion. A new trailer provides a preview of V’s mission to save the President of the New United States of America.

Developer inXile Entertainment revealed its newest title, Clockwork Revolution. The first-person action RPG features time-bending mechanics as players dive into the history of the clockwork metropolis of Avalon.

Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector continues the challenging tabletop gameplay and visual novel storytelling of its predecessor. This time, players will travel to the Starward Belt, a remote asteroid cluster.

The first Fire Emblem game released in English is heading to Nintendo Switch Online. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, released simply as Fire Emblem in the west, will be available to Expansion Pack members next week.



More New Game Reveals


Other News and Updates


Additional Trailers


After Final Fantasy XIV’s abysmal launch and outstanding comeback, fans wondered what was next for the popular MMORPG. Have some wine and join Robert and Noodle as we flash back to the game’s first expansion, Heavensward.

Chris suffers from “The Curse of the Steam Deck”; Kelley can’t pickpocket, so she mugs people at night; and Ryan likes practical grave robbers. Curl up in your clothmap quilt and enjoy our cozy ’60s demon world.

This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss all the latest gaming news. We also discuss the Trails of Cold Steel series.


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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