Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society Hits Consoles, PC on February 14th

Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society, the follow-up to Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, finally has a Western release date: February 14th. This dungeon crawler with an offbeat sense of humor will see a digital and physical release on PlayStation 5 and 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam). There… Read More »
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Masayoshi Soken Interviews Nobuo Uematsu on Modulation, His First LP

The Square Enix Music YouTube channel uploaded Masayoshi Soken’s one-on-one interview with Nobuo Uematsu on the latter’s upcoming LP titled Modulation – Final Fantasy Arrangement Album. The ten well-chosen tracks by Uematsu-san from Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy X can be found in our previous cover… Read More »
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Key Members of Disco Elysium Studio ZA/UM Have Left

One of the founding members of ZA/UM and editor on Disco Elysium, Martin Luiga, has revealed that he has decided to dissolve the ZA/UM “cultural association” because it stopped conforming to its founding ethos. Luiga also revealed that many of the key developers who worked on Disco Elysium, includin… Read More »
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Chaos;Head Noah No Longer Coming to Steam

Spike Chunsoft has announced that Chaos;Head Noah will no longer be released on Steam. The company explained that this is because Steam’s guidelines required changes before the game could release on the storefront, and such tweaks would not allow it to release to their standards. The publisher apolo… Read More »
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A PS5 Remaster of Horizon Zero Dawn May Be Coming (A Multiplayer Game Too)

Word on the street is that Horizon Zero Dawn will be getting a PlayStation 5 remaster that features new accessibility and graphics options as well as quality of life improvements. Insiders also say that it’ll be joined by a new multiplayer game, which tracks with a 2020 job listing by Guerrilla Game… Read More »
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A New Pokémon Called Wiglett Has Been Revealed for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The PokĂ©mon Company International has revealed another PokĂ©mon that will be available in the upcoming PokĂ©mon Scarlet and Violet. Wiglett, the “Garden Eel PokĂ©mon”, is a Water-type that lives along the shores of the Paldea region. PokĂ©mon Scarlet and Violet’s newest PokĂ©mon bears a striking resembla… Read More »
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80 Days & Overboard! Releasing Physically on October 28th; Pre-Orders Available Now

Indie developer Inkle has teamed up with publisher ININ to release a physical version of both 80 Days & Overboard! in a double pack collection for the Nintendo Switch! The launch will take place on October 28th. Fans can pre-order their copies now from a variety of retailers, including Amazon (U… Read More »
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Just A To the Moon Series Beach Episode Announced by Freebird Games

Freebird Games announced a new side story installment of the To The Moon series, Just A To the Moon Series Beach Episode. It will debut on PC via Steam in late 2022 or early 2023. Nearly all of the characters in the series, including those from To The Moon, Finding Paradise, and Impostor Factory, ar… Read More »
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Retro Encounter Final Thoughts: LIVE A LIVE

Wes Iliff I knew going in what a special game LIVE A LIVE is. After playing it decades ago through a fan translation, getting into an official western release was something to get excited for. What I didn’t expect was how well it would hold up, or how well a few small quality of life additions would… Read More »
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Return to Monkey Island

There are some dream games that you never expect to see made. Hundreds of point-and-click adventure games exist, but the Monkey Island series arguably towers above them all. Since its creation, this 30-year-old series has become legendary for its clever writing, inventive puzzles, engrossing locatio… Read More »

You Can Stream Genshin Concert 2022 on October 1st for Free [UPDATE]

UPDATE: We originally said the concert would run at 9:00 PM PDT on October 2nd. The correct date is October 1st. We apologize for the error. HoYoverse, formerly known as miHoYo, have announced that Genshin Concert 2022 – Melodies of an Endless Journey will go live at 9:00 PM PDT on October 1st via t… Read More »
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Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX

The Atelier series is often considered whimsical, wholesome, and charming. Rarely do the games have villains, and the world usually doesn’t need saving. There’s no grand gathering of heroes most of the time, and evil empires are little more than a tale in a tome worn away by time. Yet, what happens… Read More »
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Hush Hush Original Game Soundtrack

Hush Hush – Only Your Love Can Save Them is the latest dating sim/visual novel from developer Sad Panda Studios and serves as a follow-up to their breakout 2016 hit Crush Crush. This newest entry came into being through a crowdfunding campaign, and the noticeable result of this added funding was mor… Read More »
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Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness

Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness is an action RPG based on the popular Made in Abyss manga and anime. This acclaimed series is notorious for its sweet, child-friendly artwork juxtaposed with brutal, bloody violence. Like many anime-based games, Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into… Read More »

Retro Encounter 345 – Live A Live Part II

Live (A Live) from the Middle Ages, it’s Thursday night! Live A Live is an anthology RPG comprised of eight miniature stories that lead to a grand finale, and its 2022 remake gets three thumbs up from today’s Retro Encounter panel. They discuss the tragic eighth chapter, as well as the twisted endga… Read More »

New Harvestella Areas, Jobs, Characters Revealed

In a blog post, Square Enix has revealed more details about their upcoming action RPG farm sim game Harvestella. The new information includes a look at new jobs, characters, and even an entirely new area governed by the Summer Seaslight! The Seaslight during regular seasonsThe Seaslight during Quiet… Read More »
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WrestleQuest Brings Gimmicks and Combos to the Ring in New Combat Trailer

Mega Cat Studios and publisher Skybound Games have released a new trailer for their upcoming pro wrestling RPG WrestleQuest. The trailer introduces players to the game’s combat, focusing on high-octane signature gimmicks, tag team takedowns, and introductory walk-ons! Check it out below! As seen abo… Read More »
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Penny Blood and Armed Fantasia Details Closing Live Stream, Backer-Exclusive Concert, and More

We’re in the home stretch of the dual Kickstarter campaign for Penny Blood and Armed Fantasia, two JRPGs from staff who worked on Shadow Hearts and Wild ARMs back in their day. As of this writing, the campaign has been a resounding success, raising more than $2,114,000 USD from almost 15,000 backers… Read More »
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