RPGamer Round-Up: August 13 – August 20

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

Gunfire Games returns to the world of Remnant: From the Ashes. While the storytelling might still lag behind, Zack Webster finds Remnant II to be exactly the kind of sequel a fan of the first game would want.

In a genre of gaming often dominated by Japanese productions, it’s a different experience to play a product that is indisputably, 100% messed-up Americana. Michael Baker looks back at South Park: The Stick of Truth and notes that truly, there is nothing like it, for better or for worse.

As it approaches twenty years, Type-Moon’s Fate franchise is getting an action RPG from Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force studio. Alex Fuller was able to play a preview build featuring four hours of gameplay from Fate/Samurai Remnant’s prologue and opening chapter.

It’s a tough world out there, and some people might need to break the law to pay the bills. Sam Wachter joins Penny and their cyberkitty Gibson to spread love and do crimes.

Major News

Nihon Falcom released its first official trailer for Ys X: Nordics. The game takes place fairly early in the series chronology, which is the only reasonable explanation for why Adol is being trusted with a boat.

Ryū ga Gotoku Studio director Masayoshi Yokoyama presented a development update for Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. The video features a lengthy overview new trailer as news of a trial version for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Freedom Games and Dancing Dragon Games revealed that Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga’s Legends DLC will launch at the end of this month. It adds new story chapters, new classes, new modes, and more.

Bandai Namco revealed the release date for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s fifth DLC. The 23rd World Tournament has begun.

Ankama’s newest title, Waven, is now available as an early access title on PC and Mac. The free-to-play tactical MMORPG is planned to fully launch in the coming months, including on mobile.

Ukrainian developer Twigames revealed Hollow Home. The isometric narrative RPG draws inspiration from Disco Elysium as it explores the effect of the spring 2022 assault on ordinary people.



Other News and Trailers


This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss Baldur’s Gate III. We also discuss Remnant II’s endgame.

Kelley needs a good toilet game as Chris wonders where to hold the sword-chucks. Josh discovers the Trails series gets more anime the further it goes, while Jason wonders if Dory has ADHD.


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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