RPGamer Round-Up: May 26 – June 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

C2Games and tinyBuild’s Astor: Blade of the Monolith offers a relatively short action RPG looking to provide some spectacle with its combat. Unfortunately, Jahwon Corbett finds it comes in need of a bit of sharpening.

Dream Tactics takes players to the Dream World, where there are plenty of pillows to beat down in strategic battles. Alex Fuller reports that solid combat and fun character interactions make the game an enjoyable experience.

Kuro Game’s Wuthering Waves is out now on PC and mobile. Ezra Kinnell notes that the free-to-play action RPG very much looks to capture a similar audience to Genshin Impact.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak looks to attract both new and returning fans as it begins a fresh story arc for the long-running series. NIS America gave RPGamer’s Alex Fuller a preview of what awaits in Calvard.


Major News

NIS America announced a demo for The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak. The demo will let players access the start of the game on PlayStation and Switch.

Capcom provided a good first look at its newest Monster Hunter title. Monster Hunter Wilds will take players to the Forbidden Lands in 2025.

After a few years of silence, Square Enix provided a new teaser for its Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake. The teaser confirms intended platforms for the game, though fans will need to wait for anything more.

During the latest PlayStation State of Play, Everstone Studio announced that its action RPG Where Winds Meet will launch on PlayStation 5. A release date for the game — which is also set for PC — has yet to be determined.

 

 

Thousand Stars Studio has announced that its Bollywood-inspired fantasy RPG Aikyam will make its way to PC and consoles. The game is set in an ancient Indian village thrown into turmoil after its co-mayors go missing.

HoYoverse revealed the release date for Zenless Zone Zero. The free-to-play action RPG will hit PC, PS5, and mobile in just over a month.

Marvelous held its second annual game showcase. The presentation featured looks at upcoming titles including Farmagia, a new Story of Seasons, and Rune Factory: Project Dragon.

Studio Camelia used its Kickstarter updates to provide more details about ALZARA: Radiant Echoes. The updates provide some extra tidbits about the game’s main characters and combat.

Developer and publisher Different Tales announced dark fantasy RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Purgatory. The title is set in the World of Darkness universe and combines visual novel and tabletop RPG elements.

As part of the latest PlayStation State of Play, Infold Games and TipsWorks Studio announced their free-to-play action RPG Ballad of Antara. The game will launch next year on PlayStation 5 and other unannounced platforms.

During the INDIE Live Expo 2024, developer WSS Playground and publisher Alliance Arts announced All in Abyss: Judge the Fake. The title combines RPG, poker, and mystery adventure.

Independent developer Timesea Studio announced its co-op adventure Infinity Knights: Xross. A crowdfunding campaign for the ’90s JRPG-inspired game is planned at a later date.

 

 

Other News

Additional Videos


Podcasts

This week’s Q&A Quest episodes feature some digging through more listener questions. We also discuss some recent releases and upcoming summer titles.

Chris realizes WoW is the new Diablo, while Phil bakes a potato into two. Kelley becomes a cat in a frog suit, and we’re dressing beds with old T-shirts.

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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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