RPGamer Round-Up: June 25 – July 2

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 Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie finally puts an epilogue of western Zemurian part of the series’ continent-spanning story. Alex Fuller reports on how everything once again converges on Crossbell for a celebration of the series so far.

Battered and broken, here lies the tear-stained review for Darkest Dungeon II. Ryan Costa sees if there is enough balance and change to create a fresh take to the indie gem noted for its difficulty that came before it.

Ghost Trick is a mystery whodunnit supernatural caper with emphasis on characterization, plot twists, and plenty of up the sleeve tricks. Jared Prewitt discovers its new HD remaster provides a comedic and heartfelt ride.

Miasma Chronicles is the most recent tactical RPG from The Bearded Ladies. Game Director Lee Varley answered some questions from RPGamer’s Johnathan Stringer about the game, its systems, and how it builds upon the formula established with previous releases.

Although there was no E3, June still provided lots of game announcements to get RPGamers eager for what lies in store. The RPGamer staff picked out a good number of their highlights from the various presentations and reveals.

Major News

Larian Studios announced new release dates for Baldur’s Gate III. The game will now fully launch nearly a month early on PC and Mac, with its PS5 release pushed back a week.

Annapurna Interactive and Outerloop Games revealed a release date for Thirsty Suitors. Players will be able to engage in combat, skateboarding, and cooking in early November.

Tactical RPG Arcadian Atlas is finally approaching its release. The game will launch on Steam next month, with console versions to follow.

NCSoft revealed MMORPG Guild Wars 2’s fourth expansion. Secrets of the Obscure will launch in August, taking players to the skies above Tyria.

Changes are afoot for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Development on the MMORPG is moving from BioWare to Broadsword, though EA will still be acting as publisher.

Flyhigh Works revealed a release date for Secret Character’s Banchou Tactics. The tactical RPG focusing on high school delinquents will release on Steam this August.

A new update to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription offers additional Sega Genesis titles. The four new titles available include adventure RPGs Landstalker and Crusader of Centy.



Other News and Trailers


The Black Portal looms over the horizon of this week’s show, as we discuss our first time setting foot on Outland in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade with Robert and Ryan. Just watch out for the Fel Reaver, you will know it when you hear it.

This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss everything from the latest Nintendo Direct. We also discuss Final Fantasy XVI.

Chris can’t drink his coffee anymore. Kelley plays Sonic on Titan’s tentacles. And Jason reminisces about the Ouya with Mads Middleton.


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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