Meet the Mecha of Relayer

While the game was delayed from its initial 2021 release, that isn’t stopping Kadokawa Games from showing off all the robots in Relayer! In a new, nearly 8 minute long trailer, the God Wars: Future Past team gave us a tour of the many mecha gracing the battlefield. Check out the giant robots in acti… Read More »
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Enigma Archives: Rain Code Is A New Visual Novel From Danganronpa Team

Spike Chunsoft and Too Kyo Games have announced Enigma Archives: Rain Code, a new visual novel from the creative team behind Danganronpa. Unfortunately, details about this new “dark fantasy mystery” are scarce; Spike Chunsoft did not announce platforms or a release date. They have released a few scr… Read More »
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022

In a surprise Sunday morning announcement, Atlus announced that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022. Vanillaware’s latest game was one of the best games of 2020 with both an outstanding story and visuals. The port will make it available to a whole new audience, and it’s a pe… Read More »
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Salt and Sacrifice ‘Dev Diary’ Trailer Released with New Launch Window

The follow up to Salt and Sanctuary, the gorgeous and challenging indie adnevture, Salt and Sacrifice has received an update showing more of the game’s combat and inventory management. Announced back in June 2021, this next title seems poised to improve on the first. Salt and Sacrifice seems to shar… Read More »
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Eleven New Idea Factory Games Now Available on GOG

Idea Factory has released eleven more games from their catalog on GOG, which makes them available for PC without DRM. Among them are several games that we have previously reviewed and featured. The following Idea Factory games are now available on GOG: DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation (GOG link)Death… Read More »

Square Enix Announces Pre-Orders For Chrono Trigger Jazz Album

Square Enix is prepared to take listeners on a trip down memory lane with the fifth entry in their SQUARE ENIX JAZZ series. On the heels of a tribute to the SaGa franchise, the newest edition will feature reinterpretations of the iconic Chrono Trigger soundtrack. Arranged by trombone player Eijiro N… Read More »

Crash Course on How to Survive Shin Megami Tensei V

The promise of Shin Megami Tensei V on Nintendo Switch has been four years in the making. With nearly 100 million Switch consoles in the wild, the tough as nails JRPG releases to a whole new generation of gamers, many of which have never played an SMT game. Even though this latest title in the franc… Read More »
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Retro Encounter 313 – Ys Origin Part II

Hiya, Hugo! Hiya, stupid! Whatcha wanna go get demon energy for? Our two panelists navigate through Ys Origin’s three protagonists in our second episode on the 2006 prequel! Up for discussion are the Ys Origin endgame narratives, midgame boss battles, and family dynamics of the cursed Fact bloodline… Read More »

Bravely Default Brilliant Lights Pre-Registration Begins in Japan

The lights are about to shine brilliantly in Japan! The mobile iteration of the Bravely Default series, Bravely Default Brilliant Lights, is now available to pre-register in Japan for iOS and Android devices. Square Enix released a new trailer to announce the start of the pre-registration period. Ch… Read More »
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RPGFan’s Essential Visual Novels

One of the most common questions we get here at RPGFan is why we cover the games we do. After all, isn’t our name RPGFan? Why are we covering things that aren’t RPGs? What is a review for a visual novel doing on your front page? The answer is complicated, of course, but really what it boils down to… Read More »

Travel to the Far East in Final Fantasy XI’s November Update

The November update for Final Fantasy XI is now available to players. The update includes new story content, a new player progression system, and several other new additions. The Voracious Resurgence storyline continues in a new chapter that takes players to the Far East.A new character progression… Read More »
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Pre-Orders Begin for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Limited Run

Another role playing classic is receiving the full Limited Run Games treatment! Shortly after Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’s digital release on Nintendo Switch, the physical game online storefront revealed the special editions and pricing for PC and Nintendo Switch ports on Twitter. These… Read More »

PlayStation’s “Big Remake” Might Be Chrono Cross, According to Recent Reports

Last September, several unannounced games were listed in an NVIDIA database leak. While NVIDIA claimed that the list was for internal use only and many of the titles in question were merely “speculative,” they did later confirm that the leak was legitimate. One of those leaked titles was, oddly enou… Read More »
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Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

When I fantasize about future projects from Yoko Taro (one of the creative geniuses behind NieR and Drakengard), my mind gravitates to many genres before it settles on card-based RPGs. With Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, Taro’s latest project, he shatters my expectations… Read More »

The First DLC Expansion for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is Now Available

Picking up after the conclusion of the main story campaign, the Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris DLC expansion, Blooming of Forget-me-not, is available to download right now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam through digital storefronts. The DLC is available now for all players who o… Read More »
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Cygames’ Project Awakening Resurfaces in New Tech Conference Video

Way back in 2018, Cygames announced an intriguing action RPG simply known as Project Awakening. While there hasn’t been any news on the game since that initial announcement, Project Awakening recently resurfaced during a Cygames Tech Conference video showcasing the rendering capabilities of their Cy… Read More »
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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Gives the World More Persona 5 Content with Morgana

At the beginning of November, SEGA announced that a Phantom Thief is officially joining the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania cast of characters. Morgana is now available to purchase as part of the game’s DLC on consoles and PC. The modern HD remaster of the original three Super Monkey Ball games has a… Read More »
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Genshin Impact Version 2.3, Shadows Amidst Snowstorms, Launches November 24th

Genshin Impact will see a new update in late November that includes new characters tied to the ongoing story, showcased zones, and dungeons to explore. The trailer for “Shadows Amidst Snowstorms” shows off a look at the story, characters and features being added to the game for the season. The updat… Read More »
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RPGs Coming This Week, 11/22/21

See the video version of this article at the end of this page! We need to talk about Typhlosion. No, that wasn’t a flashy headline designed to compel you to click on it at all costs. As you’ll note, there’s nothing to click. In fact, by clicking on this article, you have already fallen under my sway… Read More »
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Rhythm Encounter 72 – Game Music Concerts

Once upon a time, the idea of going to a theater or other venue to see video game music performed live was unheard of. But as gaming grew in popularity, live performances have become more frequent, and fans have had the opportunities to hear the likes of The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy perform… Read More »
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Epic Seven

What are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of mobile gacha games? Shallow gameplay, incessant power creep, and punishing summoning systems pretty much top the list for anyone even vaguely familiar with the genre. Some of the gaming industry’s worst practices are synonymous wi… Read More »

Hands-On With Babylon’s Fall Closed Beta

As a huge fan of Square Enix and a newer fan of PlatinumGames, I was elated to have the opportunity to get some hands-on time with Bablyon’s Fall, the upcoming action game collaboration between the two companies. Unlike many PlatinumGames projects, Babylon’s Fall focuses on four-player co-op. Y… Read More »

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Single Now Available

On November 17th, Square Enix released the long-awaited 7-inch vinyl single for the theme of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker on the Square Enix Store. While the vinyl comes with a download code, a separate digital version has been made available on Apple Music and Amazon. More information about the rel… Read More »
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Edge of Eternity Releases Console Gameplay Footage and Reveals Large PC Update

Console footage of the hit indie RPG, Edge of Eternity, was revealed as part of the AG French Direct, a digital event highlighting French creators and their work. This is the first time we have seen the console versions on display. Edge of Eternity caught the eye of many JRPG fans when it was unveil… Read More »
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