RPGamer Round-Up: April 21 – April 28

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

Feeling scared and anxious while playing a horror title is always important. Ryan Costa ascertains whether the roguelite metroidvania gameplay of Moonless Formless’ Withering Rooms matches up to its highly effective ambience.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince offers a monster collector’s dream with over 500 unique creatures to capture, train, and fuse in a world brimming with seasonal surprises. This charming adventure welcomes both Dragon Quest veterans and newcomers.

RPGamer is hosting its own Great Persona Debate, where staff share thoughts and feelings on which they consider to have the best elements of the series. In our first installment, staff discuss which of the series cast they believe is the most memorable.

Shin Megami Tensei V, though well received, feels like the forgotten child in Atlus’ catalog of incredible RPGs. Ezra Kinnell notes that is a shame, because there’s a ton of things to like from its gameplay and art direction.

The latest batch of video content on RPGamer is in. Viewers can dive into reviews for Blade Prince Academy, Pixel Noir, and Unicorn Overlord, while also checking out an Adventure Corner for Molly the Werezompire & Epiphany in Spaace! and the beta impression of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.



Major News

Atlus held a special showcase presentation for Metaphor Re:Fantazio. In addition to revealing a release date, the presentation featured a hefty look at gameplay and revealed its Collector’s Edition.

Nihon Falcom released new details for its latest title in the Legend of Heroes series. Van Arkride is confirmed to be returning as protagonist as Zemuria looks to space.

Wonderlust Games revealed that Infinite Mana is exiting Early Access next month. The 2.5D fantasy RPG aims to pay tribute to classic 8-bit and 16-bit RPGs.

Digital Eclipse’s remake of the first game in the Wizardry series has a full release date. The first-person dungeon-crawler will be available on PC and consoles next month.

Compile Heart officially announced Death end re;Quest Code Z. The game diverges from its previous titles by introducing roguelike gameplay.

Bandai Namco unveiled another RPG based on a popular multimedia series. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ISEKAI Chronicles is an action RPG that will release in August.

River City Girls 2 is expanding its playable cast this summer with new DLC. Double Dragon’s Billy and Jimmy will join the roster.

Independent developer Valorware announced that it is working on a remake for 9th Dawn. The remake will feature 2.5D graphics, a first-person mode, and many other changes compared to the original game.



Other News and Media


Atelier April continues, as we celebrate the first part in the trilogy starring Reisalin Stout, or as we know her, Ryza. Sam, Chris, and Ryan all join the show to talk about this fresh take on the series.

Q&A Quest returns after a two week break to discuss everything from WrestleMania to SaGa Emerald Beyond. We also dig into the growing backlog of questions.

Chris force feeds people desserts to make them like each other. Ryan likes bad games, just like Chris. Kelley has a penchant for losing pendants. Matt throws some garbage in the pot and suddenly it’s pizza. Now let’s grow old and lose stats together.


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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