RPGamer Round-Up: March 24 – March 31

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

Suikoden and Eiyuden Chronicle creator Yoshitaka Murayama passing in February marked a sad day in the RPG community. Sam Wachter shares a special tribute about the importance of Murayama’s work and the power of finding community.

WildArts Studio presents a witty and charming RPG full of character and creativity. Pascal Tekaia sees if the game rises to the challenge or whether it is merely half-baked.

Inazuma Eleven is finally making its return. Alex Fuller took a bit of time to try out Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road’s worldwide Nintendo Switch beta demo ahead of the game’s planned launch later this year.

Who doesn’t want to achieve the ultimate work-life balance? Can Sam Wachter find her ultimate husbando in Idea Factory International’s latest otome offering?

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.



Major News

Square Enix provided some new story and gameplay information for Visions of Mana. The company also provided new screenshots, art, and video footage for the action RPG, which launches this summer.

Square Enix released a free update for Star Ocean: The Second Story R. The update includes a new difficulty option, plus some extra post-game additions and features.

To celebrate the game’s launch a month ago, Square Enix released a behind-the-scenes documentary series for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The four-video series features interviews with a large variety of those involved in its creation.

Raw Fury and Bytten Studio had multiple reveals for monster-battling RPG Cassette Beasts. In addition to an online multiplayer update, the game is also getting a collaboration and mobile release.

A free demo for Stellar Blade releases on PS5 this week ahead of the game’s launch next month. Players will be able to try out the first section of the action RPG, up to its first boss fight.

Take-Two Interactive announced it is acquiring Borderlands developer Gearbox from Embracer Group. The deal is set to be completed in the second half of this year.

Doom Turtle has announced the development of a new turn-based RPG, Legends of Starkadia. The game is influenced by classic RPGs such as Earthbound and Chrono Trigger.




Other News and Media


Yakuza fans rejoiced when Sega remade the original PlayStation 2 game for modern consoles in 2016. Now we have Josh, Pascal, and Ryan to tell us if this remake was an improvement. We are also on the lookout for Majima. He’s everywhere.

This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss some demos from PAX East. We also discuss the depth of Unicorn Overlord.

Chris gets cheesecake from rats. Kelley punches worms to get her Tifa back. And Josh funds a re-dub of Yakuza with Mark Hamill. Now excuse us as we go attend tonight’s brawl at the local Waffle House.


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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