RPGamer Round-Up: February 4 – February 11

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

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth comes out for PlayStation 5 at the end of this month. Ahead of the game’s release, RPGamer’s Paul Shkreli was able to check out a preview of the game in Los Angeles.

Unforetold: Witchstone is a sandbox cRPG currently available on Early Access. RPGamer’s Johnathan Stringer was able to interview creative director Malik Boukhira of Spearhead Games about the game’s setting and NPC Influence system.

Tiny Trinket Games and Anshar Publishing are releasing Zoria: Age of Shattering on Steam next month. RPGamer’s Alex Fuller was able to learn about the game and its intention to provide a faster-paced experience than most cRPGs.


Major News

Square Enix and Sony held a special State of Play presentation for Final Fantasy VII Remake, culminating in the release of a free demo. Square Enix also released additional details and images covering topics including new and returning characters, new exploration gameplay, mini-games, and more.

Developer Artisan Studios announced new title Lost Hellden. The action RPG brings its hand-painted art style to PC and consoles next year.

Square Enix announced that the open beta for Final Fantasy XIV’s Xbox Series X|S version will begin in a couple of weeks. The beta is only available for new players to the MMORPG.

A limited Physical Edition of slapstick western RPG adventure West of Loathing is available now on Nintendo Switch. Physical and Collector’s Editions of Shadows Over Loathing will also be coming.

Sony and Team Ninja released some new behind-the-scenes content for Rise of the Ronin. The video and blog post highlight the game’s historic locations, as well as its traversal methods.

Kadokawa Corporation has gained a new subsidiary. The company purchased developer Acquire, which recently worked with Square Enix on the Octopath Traveler series.

Developer Yaza Games and Publisher Daedalic Entertainment announced the release date for their turn-based strategy RPG Inkulinati. The title will be available in a couple of weeks on multiple platforms.

 

 

Other News and Videos


Podcasts

This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss Persona 3 Reload. We also talk about the recent Sony State of Play.

Chris kink-shames Red XIII. Kelley violates the time space continuum with cat cafés. Josh is better at keeping things afloat than Embracer Group. Robert fails at being family friendly.

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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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