News Archive: August 2018
Date Update
08/31/18 Drink In the Carnage of Diablo III: Eternal Collection on Nintendo Switch with New Footage
I've got to get back to playing Animal Cro... er, Diablo III on my Nintendo 3D... er, Switch.
08/31/18 Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition Available Now on PS4 and XB1
Larian Studios' epic CRPG can now be played on consoles.
08/31/18 RPGFan Music: Heart of the Forest Review
Relaxing tunes to enjoy!
08/30/18 Retro Encounter 151: Shadow Hearts Part II
Na na na na na na na na BAT DANCE
08/30/18 Edge of Eternity Hits Steam Early Access in November
Supporters of the Kickstarter campaign get to play it in September!
08/30/18 Disgaea 1 Complete Shows Off Earth's Mightiest Heroes in New Trailer
The game releases on PlayStation 4 and Switch in October.
08/30/18 Dragon Quest Builders 2 is Coming in Late December in Japan
Arguably one of the best spinoffs around!
08/30/18 Persona Q2 Will Appear at Tokyo Game Show
Also, two new trailers and another translated tweet.
08/30/18 Nintendo's Mobile RPG Dragalia Lost Gets New Screenshots & Details
Highlights from the recent Direct!
08/29/18 Get Your Beat On with "Bundle Sizzle" Teaser for Persona 3: Dancing in Starlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Moonlight
Some sick remixes await.
08/29/18 Yakuza Kiwami 2 Review
So. Many. Yakuza. Games.
08/29/18 Nintendo Announces Direct Presentation, Launch Timing for Dragalia Lost
The latest mobile offering will arrive on September 27th!
08/29/18 Nintendo Shows Off Indie Titles with "Nindies Summer 2018" Presentation
Lots of neat games coming to the Switch!
08/28/18 "Cry and Fight" Action-RPG Crystar Receives a Full-Length Trailer
FuRyu got in on the Gamescom fun with this announcement!
08/28/18 The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Combat Spotlight Trailer
Some turn based goodness for you to gaze upon.
08/28/18 Defeat Mythical Creatures Together with Co-Op RPG Breach
You can also play as the bad guy!
08/28/18 Persona Q2 Reveals the Truth with New Screenshots.
Also, new character trailer and battle gameplay.
08/28/18 Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Available Now For Nintendo Switch
Dungeon crawling and demon slaying!
08/28/18 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Review
It's almost time to go on a grand adventure.
08/27/18 Coming This Week, 8/27/18
Burly men fighting monsters.
08/27/18 CD Projekt RED Reveals Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay in 48-Minute Video
Finally, feast your eyes on CDPR's next big thing.
08/27/18 Random Encounter 150: A Rest Before We Quest
Demos, backlogs, and DLC whet our appetites before Fall's biggest Quest.
08/26/18 Persona Q2 Shows Off its Latest Character, Naoto Shirogane
Plus, some early game cutscenes and menus.
08/26/18 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Reaches Version 1.5.2 with Latest Update
Elma from Xenoblade Chronicles X joins the battle!
08/26/18 New Ys Game In Development
What new adventures await Adol and Dogi?
08/26/18 Little Dragons Café Review
Want some coffee before the September storm?
08/26/18 The Last Remnant To Be Removed From Steam
A sad day for PC RPG fans.
08/26/18 Attentat 1942 Review
An educational and somber look back at World War II
08/25/18 Twitch Sunday & More: Septerra Core, Lufia II, Star Ocean: Till The End of Time
Lots of new old games in the lineup!
08/25/18 Michael A. Cunningham, RPGamer Editor-in-Chief, Passes Away
A legacy of positivity.
08/25/18 Week in Review Live, 8/25/18
Join is to chat about Langrisser, zombies, Torchlight, Retro's 150th episode, and more!
08/24/18 The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season Shambling onto Nintendo Switch Later This August
A brilliant port and a brilliant deal!
08/24/18 Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Gets Combat Trailer and Pre-Order Bonuses
Omae wa mou shindeiru!!!
08/24/18 New Details and Screenshots for Compile Heart's Arc of Alchemist
Explore a mechanical desert land.
08/24/18 RPGFan Music: WildStar OST Vol. 2 Review
We going straight to the Wild WildStar.
08/23/18 Retro Encounter 150: Listener Mailbag
Mister Postman, look and see / Is there a letter in your bag for me?
08/23/18 Call of Cthulhu Seeks to Scare in New Gameplay Trailer
Dusty and ruined halls, elder gods hiding in dark places. What could go wrong?
08/23/18 Bandai Namco Announces Dark Souls Trilogy Heading for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Prepare to die, either again or for the first time!
08/23/18 The Storefront Trailer for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV has been Released
Now available on YouTube or a future JRPG.
08/23/18 Langrisser I & II Remakes Coming to PlayStation 4 and Switch
Details within.
08/23/18 Bandai Namco Reveals Bless Unleashed for Xbox One
The House of Pac to bring the gorgeous MMORPG to console in 2019.
08/22/18 New Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Trailers Showcase Junpei Iori and Morgana
Bringing dungeon crawling crossover action from Persona 3, 4, and 5 to the silver screen!
08/22/18 Square Enix's Studio Istolia is Looking for New Staff on Project Prelude Rune
That's Hideo Baba's studio, for those not keeping track.
08/22/18 Sega Releases "New Features" Valkyria Chronicles 4 Trailer
The main series long-awaited return to consoles comes with several new perks.
08/22/18 Torchlight Frontiers Gameplay Reveal Trailer Resleased
Get a taste of how you'll hack and slash and cast and....
08/22/18 Life is Strange 2 Trailer Introduces New Cast and Story
The new season begins September 27th!
08/22/18 Phantasy Star comes to Switch via Sega Ages Enhanced Port
Adding a P to Fantasy makes it cosmic.
08/22/18 Shenmue III To Release in August 2019
The Shenmue I & II HD remaster is also available now!
08/22/18 The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1 Review
Well, you can only survive the zombie apocalypse for so long, right?
08/21/18 Towards the Pantheon Review
Even more pixel power!
08/20/18 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed to 2019, Vita Version Cancelled
What a horrible night to have a curse...
08/20/18 Coming This Week, 8/20/18
Forklifts and dragons galore.
08/20/18 Fox21, DJ2 Entertainment Adapting DONTNOD's Vampyr for Television
Coming soon, along with a live-action adaptation of Life is Strange.
08/20/18 Prepare for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country with a New Teaser Trailer
Also check out new screenshots for Haze and Addam!
08/20/18 Three New Characters Have Been Revealed for Varnir of the Dragon Star
An emperor, a hunter, and a merchant walk into a bar.
08/20/18 Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Now Available on Steam
Vacation in scenic Aincrad. What could go wrong?
08/20/18 Grandia HD & Grandia II HD Coming to Switch
The first game will also be hitting Steam.
08/19/18 RPGFan Hiring Drive: 2018 Turbo Edition EX
It's the most magical time of year. Or, at least, one of our largest hiring drives yet.
08/19/18 Check Out A New Gameplay Trailer For Upcoming Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition
You can play an undead dwarf? Sold!
08/19/18 Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Show More Mega Evolutions in New Trailer
Who doesn't love Kangaskhan?
08/19/18 Alicemare Review
Ridin' my pony
08/18/18 Twitch Sunday: Shadow Hearts
Roger... Bacon? Is that your real name? Are you related to that actor?
08/18/18 Little Dragons Cafe Invites You to Explore in New Trailer
It's a wonderful world, indeed.
08/18/18 Rinoa Heartilly Has Joined the Battle in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Keep your eyes on her, you never know what will happen.
08/18/18 The Sky's the Limit: Old Characters Return in Trails of Cold Steel IV
Do I need to mention spoilers at this point?
08/17/18 Week in Review: Live Edition Begins Tomorrow!
*expends all his effort not to include a "do it live" meme*
08/17/18 RPGFan Music: Cosmic Star Heroine OST Review
Crazy-hot music!
08/16/18 Retro Encounter 149: Shadow Hearts Part I
Face the wrath of Dehuai!
08/16/18 Tiny Epic Quest: Board Game Review
Is it more tiny, or more epic? That's really the big question.
08/16/18 Diablo III: Eternal Collection Heading to Switch This Year
Exclusive new content will be available as well!
08/16/18 Shenmue I & II Showcases Forklift Racing, Jiu Jitsu and More in New 'Deep Dive' Video.
If this wasn't a precursor to the Yakuza series, I'll eat my hat!
08/15/18 Etrian Odyssey Nexus Finds Its Way to Nintendo 3DS on February 5th
Don’t miss out on the definitive entry in this legendary series!
08/15/18 Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review
And today, Link wanted to cut down more than grass...
08/14/18 Dark Souls: Remastered Gets Release Date for Nintendo Switch Version
The darkness beckons.
08/14/18 Watch the Launch Trailer for The Bard's Tale Trilogy
Volume one is available now.
08/14/18 Episode 1 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: The Final Season Available Now
See a snippet of Clementine's final sojourn through this apocalyptic world!
08/14/18 Atlus Announces Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Release Date and Collection
Play all three Persona Dancing games in one nice package!
08/14/18 Enjoy New Footage and Secret Character Details for Trails of Cold Steel IV
The most spoiler-filled post yet.
08/14/18 State of Mind Review
What's on your mind?
08/13/18 Coming This Week, 8/13/18
Now you all know the bards and their songs...
08/13/18 Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Now Allows You to Swap Out Noctis for Your Avatar
The game that keeps on getting bigger and bigger.
08/13/18 Meet the Characters of Shenmue in Latest 101 Video
Shenmue 101, now available at your local community college.
08/13/18 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Beast of Winter Review
But it's summer? I'm not ready for the cold!
08/12/18 Retro Encounter 148: Final Fantasy VII Remake: Hopes and Fears
We're getting one of the all-time greats remade in HD... but at what cost?
08/12/18 Ni no Kuni II "Adventure Pack" DLC Available Now
I dig free stuff!
08/12/18 CrossCode Original Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order on Bandcamp
I have been waiting for over three years to write this news story.
08/12/18 Week in Review, 8/12/18
A smorgasbord of scintillating content.
08/12/18 Twitch Sunday: Monster Hunter: World
08/11/18 Dragon Quest XI Receives Dragon Quest VIII Costume at Launch
And at no added price!
08/11/18 Fallout 76 Beta Progress Will Transfer to the Full Release
Try the game ahead of launch, and drop a few nukes while you're at it!
08/11/18 Mega Evolution Takes Battles to a New Level in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee!
Prepare for trouble...
08/10/18 RPGFan Music: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom OST Review
What's that? A Joe Hisaishi game score? Swoon!
08/09/18 Watch the Latest Videos from Varnir of the Dragon Star
And a new batch of screenshots, to boot!
08/08/18 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Brings the Fight With Its August Direct
They also bring the whip and the croc. That'll make more sense in a bit.
08/08/18 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Expansion Pack 'Beast of Winter' Now Available
Fight the cold and eldritch within the Deadfire!
08/08/18 Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Steam Port Announced
Introducing a new dimension: the real world!
08/08/18 428: Shibuya Scramble Demo Available Now For PlayStation 4
Figure out the mystery in the streets of Shibuya!
08/08/18 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Lands on the Battlefield Early With a Demo
You will be able to transfer your progress into the full game!
08/08/18 Year of the Dog 2018: The Best RPG Dogs
Every dog has his day, but these get a whole year!
08/07/18 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Getting Insomnia Citadel Stage in October
We're going back home, Noct.
08/07/18 The World Ends With You: Final Remix Release Date Revealed, New Trailer Released
A battle with Reapers begins the stacked 4th quarter.
08/07/18 New Bravely Game Teased, Art Book Coming to the West
An ominous photo hints at the future of the series.
08/07/18 Kadokawa Games Teases Two New Root Letter Projects
The announcement mentions Root Letter 2 and the mysterious Root Letter: Last Answer.
08/07/18 Persona Q2 Gets a New Trailer and Website Update
From the School Festival to the Movie Theater
08/07/18 Yakuza 0 Review
He's back - and not just Kiryu!
08/07/18 Random Encounter 149: Eight Ways Into My Heart
My podcast...is unparalleled!
08/06/18 Coming This Week, 8/6/18
You're off the edge of the map now; here, there be monsters!
08/06/18 Arc of Alchemists Gets a Teaser Trailer and a Bunch of Screenshots
Compile Heart's new RPG awaits your perusal.
08/06/18 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Just Launched a Final Fantasy VIII Colaboration
Will you join SeeD?
08/05/18 Final Fantasy VII Remake Listed As "Action Game" in New Job Posting
Nobody panic!
08/05/18 Final Major Update for Chrono Trigger on Steam Released
Button mapping, an extras menu, and more have been added to the game!
08/05/18 Roguelike "Dead Cells" Launches Worldwide on August 7th
This title looks to be something special.
08/05/18 Falcom Reveals Five New Character Profiles from Trails of Cold Steel IV
A princess, a student president, a general, a foster sister, and a drunk teacher.
08/05/18 Persona Q2 Gets a New TV Spot and Release Date
With a very surprising guest too.
08/05/18 Ys: Memories of Celceta PC Review
Rejoice, for every localized Ys game is now available for PC!
08/04/18 Week in Review, 8/4/18
A week of mazes, gangsters, and digital monsters.
08/04/18 Twitch Sunday: Suikoden
You know, when Konami made RPGs. Or games.
08/03/18 Mobius Final Fantasy Teams Up With Final Fantasy X for Second Anniversary Event
Celebrate Mobius Final Fantasy's 2nd Anniversary with a ton of bonuses!
08/03/18 RPGFan Music: Detroit: Become Human OST Review
Will you trust me?
08/03/18 Yuji Horii Weighs In On The Cast Of Dragon Quest XI
Details on the characters by the series creator himself!
08/02/18 Retro Encounter 147: RPG World Tour
And I think to myself / So many wonderful worlds / Oh Yeah
08/02/18 Final DLC Episode for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Now Available
Time to romance some deities.
08/02/18 Yakuza 0 Now Available For PC
Come and see the origins of series good boi Kazuma Kiryu!
08/02/18 NIS America Would Like You to Meet the Denizens of the Netherworld
...in the latest trailer for Disgaea 1 Complete, that is.
08/02/18 Drink In the Latest Screenshots from Bandai Namco's Code Vein
*slaps roof of desert area* This bad boy can fit so many edgy anime vampires in it.
08/02/18 Kickstarted RPG Noahmund Available Now on Steam
Inspired by the classics of yore!
08/01/18 Kingdom Hearts Orchestra Gears Up for Summer Tour 2018
Find out where the latest shows will be playing.
08/01/18 FuRyu's Crystar Gets New Screenshots and Story Details
What to expect from this deadly adventure.
08/01/18 Chasm Review
Is it just one deep, dark hole?
08/01/18 Action-RPG CrossCode Finally Receives a Release Date
The soundtrack will also be released at the same time!
08/01/18 The Walking Dead: The Final Season's Episode 1 Demo Now Available For PS4 And XB1
Play the first fifteen minutes of a story just waitin' to be told!
08/01/18 Sega Begins "Shenmue 101" Video Series With a Look at the Story
Need to catch up on your Shenmue lore? Here you go.

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