News Archive: December 2019
Date Update
12/31/19

Learn More About Kingdom Hearts III's ReMind DLC

More information has arisen from the game's official website.
12/31/19

Review: SD Gundam G Generation Finally Delivers the Mecha SRPG Action We Deserve

We never get these over here, so let's celebrate!
12/30/19

Special Feature: So you want to get into The Trails Series...

And if so, then have we got the primer for you!
12/29/19

Review: Life is Strange 2 - Episode 5 Ends the Story on an Important and Poignant Note

It's not always been smooth, but that doesn't dampen the journey's impact.
12/28/19

Twitch Sunday: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Sayin' soon I'm gonna be a Jedi...
12/28/19

Review Update: Octavo's Ode Gives Us a Brand New Way to Play Through Cadence of Hyrule

See things fro the villain's perspective, and jam to those Zelda tunes all over again!
12/28/19

Random Encounter 177 - What Retro Encounter Said

It can't be helped they release just ahead of Random!
12/28/19

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Gameplay Trailer Showcases Job Classes, Locations, and More

This game is oozing with variety.
12/27/19

Retro Encounter 218: 2019 Year in Review

New! Year! Rocks!
12/26/19

Final Fantasy XIV Online Surpasses 18 Million Players

Check out the latest screenshots from Patch 5.2!
12/26/19

Fantasy Farming: Orange Season Available Now on Steam

It's more than just a farming simulator; you can date and help the villagers around town.
12/26/19

Makoto Nijima Brings Martial Justice In New Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Trailer

Queen comes in swinging once more!
12/26/19

The Telltale Batman Shadows Edition Available Now

One of many Telltale games Athlon intends to revive!
12/26/19

Ardyn and Extra Costumes Heads to Dissidia Final Fantasy NT in January

Sephiroth bares it all in this upcoming DLC!
12/26/19

Xenosaga HD Collection Failed Profitable Market Analysis

I guess we should be content with KOS-MOS and T-elos in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
12/26/19

Enter the Focus Home + RPGFan's Treat Yourself Giveaway!

Whether you're into vampires, SRPGs, sci-fi, or... plagues? We've got games to give away!
12/24/19

Retro Encounter Final Thoughts - Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Why try to win mere courtroom battles when you can solve murders from beyond the grave?
12/24/19

Review: Heroland's Strengths are Weighed Down by its Runtime and Monotonous Gameplay

Experience the sights and sounds of our review, literally!
12/23/19

Coming This Week, 12/23/19

The little holiday game flood.
12/23/19

It's a Christmas Eve Miracle: Cthulhu Saves Christmas on Twitch + Giveaway

Tune in on the 24th to see the brand-new RPG in action, and possibly win a copy of your own!
12/22/19

Review: SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions is Brutally Challenging but Deeply Rewarding Game that is Among this Series' Best

Come on, this is a SaGa game. You know what you're getting in to.
12/22/19

Shark-Themed RPG Maneater Arrives in 2020

Live and fight as a shark in the new action-RPG.
12/22/19

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Serves Up Final Boss and DLC Characters

You'll also net some rewards for the mobile game!
12/22/19

Check Out The Opening Cinematic For Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

And this is to go even further beyond!
12/21/19

Twitch Sunday: Code Vein

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...
12/20/19

RPGFan Music: Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Soundtrack Review

The music lives on!
12/20/19

Random Encounter 176 - Some Epic Sagas

Many RPGs strive to tell a grand story, not all succeed.
12/19/19

Retro Encounter 217: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Part II

Most dogs go to heaven
12/18/19

Review: Virgo Versus the Zodiac is a Retro-Style Delight in Every Single Way

Twitch-style combat, cracking music, and adorable visuals make this a winner.
12/18/19

New Legend of Heroes Game Announced for PS4, Along With PS4 Updates for Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki

That is no shortage of Kiseki, and I want it all.
12/18/19

Westwood Studios' Blade Runner Game Now Available on GOG.com

Classic adventure game makes a comeback!
12/18/19

Stardew Valley's Latest Patch Hits Consoles

A mobile update will follow in January 2020.
12/18/19

Grand Guilds Set For 2020 Release

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the card combat RPG will be available on multiple platforms.
12/18/19

The Outer Worlds Expands Story With DLC

The DLC will release sometime in 2020.
12/17/19

Review: Star Ocean: First Departure R Rockets on to Consoles to Remind Fans Why This Series Was So Good

Square Enix haven't quite forgotten Star Ocean just yet, then!
12/17/19

Ys: Memories of Celceta PS4 Remaster Coming in 2020

Another chance to experience this solid Ys adventure.
12/16/19

Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets New Screenshots, Character Renders, And More

Iconic shots of Tifa and Sephiroth have been brought to life.
12/16/19

Granblue Fantasy: Relink Gets New Trailer and Multiplayer Video

From the Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019 event.
12/16/19

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.15 Available Now

Blue Mages, arise!
12/16/19

The Last Remnant Gets A Surprise Mobile Release

What the heck?
12/16/19

Exploring Takeshi Abo's Discography Via Hi-Res Digital Soundtracks

Once hard to find physical albums, many of these gems are available again in digital form.
12/16/19

Coming This Week, 12/16/19

And it feeeeels, and it feeeeels like...
12/15/19

Death Come True Coming to PS4, Switch, PC, iOS, and Mobile Devices

Plus, a teaser trailer!
12/15/19

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr is a Solid Expansion to Bethesda's Signature MMORPG

We're giving the love to some other online games today.
12/14/19

Persona 5 Royal Gets New Subtitle Language Support

Breaking down language barriers to steal even more hearts.
12/14/19

Haru Okumura Enters the Fray in New Persona 5 Scramble Trailer

Let's just say she's here to axe a few questions.
12/14/19

Cyberpunk 2077 Reveals Music Contributors

Grimes and other artists will have their music in the game's official soundtrack.
12/14/19

Ciel Fledge Receives New Trailer, Release Date

Time to put your parenting skills to the test!
12/14/19

The Wolf Among Us 2 Announced

Looks like Bigby's adventure isn't over just yet!
12/14/19

Twitch Sunday: EarthBound Beginnings

Including the OG telephone dad.
12/14/19

Crowdfunding Chronicles: Path of the Midnight Sun

You can indeed pet the dog in this game!
12/14/19

Games of the Year 2019 - Readers' Choice Voting Begins!

Tell us your favorites of the year!
12/13/19

Retro Encounter 216: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Part I

I ain't afraid of no ghosts
12/13/19

Review: Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ is a Cute Follow-Up to a Beloved Visual Novel

And now for fan disc number one.
12/12/19

Bravely Default II Revealed at The Game Awards 2019

Yes, you're reading that right.
12/12/19

New Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer Unveiled At The Game Awards

Focused on the hero, Cloud Strife.
12/12/19

Fairy Tail Casts A Spell in North America on March 20th, 2020

The popular anime series is set to sweep the video game world by storm.
12/12/19

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Delayed Until Summer 2020

The caravan will not be departing on schedule.
12/12/19

New Trials of Mana Trailer Released

Get a closer look at Duran and Angela's origins!
12/12/19

Square Enix Drops Babylon's Fall Teaser Trailer

More information is expected next summer.
12/12/19

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Introduces New Features and Playable Characters

The Switch port releases next month.
12/11/19

RPGFan's Top 25 Games of the 2010s - 1-5

The best of the best are here.
12/11/19

Review: Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ is a Perfect Romantic Christmas Fan Disc

We're getting ready for the holidays now!
12/11/19

Nintendo Indie Showcase 12/10/19 Recap

A whole bunch of indie games are headed to Nintendo Switch.
12/10/19

RPGFan's Top 25 Games of the 2010s - 6-10

Despite the name of one of these protagonists, there are no jokes here - we're down to the final ten!
12/10/19

Kingdom Hearts III ReMind DLC Officially Unveiled During State of Play

Due out next year.
12/10/19

Death Come True, Directed by Danganronpa Creator, Announced

The game will feature full motion video.
12/09/19

RPGFan's Top 25 Games of the 2010s - 11-15

You are going to participate in a celebration. Please put on this bracelet.
12/09/19

Coming This Week, 12/9/19

Come one, come all, the feast is about to begin...
12/09/19

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris Logs In on May 22nd, 2020

Based on the series' Alicization arc.
12/09/19

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition Available Now

The remastered edition of the dark comedic adventure game features a new art style.
12/08/19

Yusuke Kitagawa Persona 5 Scramble Character Trailer Released

Fox paints a great picture of his fighting style.
12/08/19

Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold Gets Release Date

High-tech meets high fantasy in this comedy RPG coming to Switch in February.
12/08/19

RPGFan's Top 25 Games of the 2010s - 16-20

Part two may include garlic, mecha, time travel, and more.
12/07/19

Console Pre-Orders for Darksiders Genesis Are Now Open

War and Strife await you.
12/07/19

Everreach: Project Eden Now Available

Nora Hardwood just needs to prepare a whole planet for colonization. No big deal.
12/07/19

Put a Little Scarlet in Your Sunday as We Stream SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions on Twitch

Somehow we got two SaGa games this season. Come see the newest one in action!
12/07/19

RPGFan's Top 25 Games of the 2010s - 21-25

Hey, everyone else is doing it.
12/07/19

Kingdom Hearts III ReMind DLC Trailer Leaks Early, Arriving Early Next Year

January 23rd for PS4, February 25th for XB1.
12/06/19

RPGFan Music: Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe Original Soundtrack Review

SaGa!
12/06/19

Review: Romancing SaGa 3 isn't Here to Love You, and Sometimes it's Difficult to Love it Back

Welcome to 1995, where no one is here to hold your hand.
12/06/19

Retro Encounter 215: Another RPGFan Quiz Show!

Fingers on buzzers, everyone
12/05/19

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Rocketing Onto Switch in 2020

A springtime story in Erebonia cometh.
12/05/19

New Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Details, Ann Takamaki Trailer Released

Whip those Demons and Shadows into shape!
12/05/19

Video Review: Pokémon Sword & Shield Offers a Solid New Entry in the Series

Solid, even if it doesn't reinvent the wheel.
12/05/19

Star Ocean: First Departure R Gets Launch Trailer

Available now.
12/05/19

NieR 10th Anniversary Website Has Been Opened

Could this mean an announcement is forthcoming?
12/05/19

Breath of Fire II, Crystalis Coming to Nintendo Switch Online Service

Additional value for your Switch Online plan.
12/05/19

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Gets Release Date

Multi-platform release scheduled for early 2020.
12/04/19

Review: LISA: The Painful is Shocking, Unique, and isn't for Everyone

And indie hit in 2014, but does it still deliver?
12/03/19

Persona 5 Royal Gets March 31st, 2020 Release Date

Here to take hearts and chew bubblegum.
12/03/19

Random Encounter 175 - Life and Times with Video Games

Real life is busy; some games help you deal while others distract.
12/02/19

Coming This Week, 12/2/19

A new(ish) SaGa begins...
12/02/19

Gust's Fairy Tail Releases March 2020

Order the Digital Deluxe Edition and dress Lucy up as Ryza from the latest Atelier game!
12/02/19

Square Enix Teases New Details and New Trailer for Kingdom Hearts III ReMind

The next trailer premieres this month!
12/01/19

Pokemon Sword and Shield To Get Gigantamax Snorlax

A limited time raid battle.
12/01/19

More Concert Dates Added to Final Fantasy Distant Worlds and A New World

Want to see your favorite music performed live?
12/01/19

Review: Disco Elysium Stuns With its Outstanding Writing and Freedom of Choice

A game where you can become a total mess of a detective if you want!
12/01/19

Retro Encounter Final Thoughts: Vagrant Story

Our podcasters' final word on this nearly 20-year-old title.
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