Deckbuilder Card-en-Ciel Launches October 24th

Developer Inti Creates has announced that the upcoming roguelite card-battling RPGĀ Card-en-CielĀ will launch digitally on October 24th worldwide for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Sadly, only Japan is confirmed to be receiving physical versā€¦ Read More »

New Trailer Sets Stage for GreedFall 2: The Dying World

Publisher Nacon and developer Spiders released a new trailer last week for 2024’s GreedFall 2: The Dying World. Titled “Doneigada”, the trailer presents some narrative details and gameplay features that players can expect later this year. Check it out for yourself below: GreedFall 2: The Dying Worldā€¦ Read More »

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel ā€“ Northern War Coming to PC

The mobile RPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel ā€“ Northern War is also coming to Windows, though a launch client has yet to be specified. Userjoy is launching the game internationally on May 29th for iOS, Android, and PC. Pre-registrations for the free-to-play title are open now on iOS andā€¦ Read More »

The Kingdom Hearts Series Finally Hits Steam on June 13th

Sora, Donald and Goofy are journeying to a whole new world: Steam! Square Enix has announced that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts III + ReMind (DLC) will land on the PC platform on June 13th. Both collections are available to wishlist now. Celebrate the occasion with a new versiā€¦ Read More »

New Trailer Sheds Light on Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Developer FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment have released a brand-new CGI story trailer for Shadow of the Erdtree, the expansion DLC for 2022 megahitĀ Elden Ring, which releases about one month from today ā€” June 21st. Spoiler alert: it’s kinda dark… One of RPGFan’s 30 most anticā€¦ Read More »

Tokyo Xanadu eX+ for Switch Unveiled, Coming July 25th

Publisher Aksys Games announced last week that the definitive edition of Nihon Falcom’s action RPG Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is headed to the Nintendo Switch on July 25th. An official trailer can be seen below. 10 years ago, a colossal earthquake devastated Tokyo and changed the lives of its inhabitants foreā€¦ Read More »

Square Enix to Prioritize Quality Over Quantity

Early last week, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth developer Square Enix revealed a new medium-term business plan laying out the company’s strategic direction through March 31st, 2027. Titled “Square Enix Reboots and Awakens: 3 Years of Foundation-Laying for Long-Term Growth”, the strategy is meant to enablā€¦ Read More »

Team NieR is Working on a New Project

Another day, another tease of a new project from the creative minds behind theĀ NieRĀ series. The latest issue ofĀ Weekly Famitsu featured a conversation between Yosuke Saito, Square Enix executive officerĀ andĀ NieRĀ series producer, and Hiroyuki Kobayashi, GPTRACK50 Studio president and former Capcom prā€¦ Read More »

Alzara: Radiant Echoes Launches Kickstarter With a Launch in 2026

Crowdfunding allows developers to create games without interference from outside entities like committees and shareholders. It lets their own creativity and talent take center stage. Kickstarter is one way for developers to access crowdfunding support, and it’s seen its fair share of interesting RPGā€¦ Read More »
Music Review

Prescription for Sleep: Heavenly Avatar

One of my favorite arrange albums from last year was the third volume in the Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies series. The evergreen duo of soft jazz that is GENTLE LOVE (Norihiko Hibino on sax, AYAKI on piano) are back with a fantastic new arrange album specific to the game ActRaiser. Thā€¦ Read More »

Charity Speedrun Event RPG Limit Break Starts May 19th

RPG Limit Break is back in 2024! The annual RPG speedrun event will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, between May 19th and 25th. Donations received during the event will benefit long-time event partner the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Organizers are hoping to raise $110,000 USD in donations tā€¦ Read More »

Monster Hunter Series Sells Over 100 Million Globally

Capcom has announced that worldwide sales of the Monster Hunter games have exceeded 100 million copies as of the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Monster Hunter Rise, the latest installment, contributed more than 15 million units to this significant achievement, whileā€¦ Read More »

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Plus to Launch October 1st

Spike Chunsoft will release Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Plus in western regions on October 1st. Japan is still getting the game on July 18th as previously announced. It’s coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. According to Gematsu, Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Pā€¦ Read More »

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Reveal Trailer Drops Wednesday

We have an official name for Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed game in Japan now. Goodbye, Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, and hello, Assassin’s Creed Shadows. The gaming giant announced that a reveal trailer will drop on May 15th (Wednesday) at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET.ā€¦ Read More »

Designated Demigod Announced for PC

Publisher Armor Games Studios and developer AN Productions have announced a turn-based combo RPG named Designated Demigod. While there was no release date announced, Designated Demigod will be available for PC via Steam. The reveal trailer, as well as details about the game from its Steam page, areā€¦ Read More »

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf to Launch This Financial Year, New Report Says

“A threat looms in Thedas” These five words, set against a murky purple background, are what greet those who visit EA’s home page for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. Although a recent Eurogamer report has the next installment of this beloved Western RPG series due out by the end of the financial year endingā€¦ Read More »
Music Review

Wargroove 2 Original Soundtrack

The expectations put on a sequel are always great. The next movie has to be better, the next game has to improve the mechanics, the next book has to have even more suspense and tie up loose ends, and so on and so forth. Soundtracks, however, have a lot more freedom than most other elements in a sequā€¦ Read More »

Reynatis Launches September 27th; TWEWY Crossover Announced

Publisher NIS America and developers FuRyu and Natsume Atari have announced a September 27th release date for Reynatis. They also confirmed a special collaboration with another action RPG that takes place in the streets of Shibuya:Ā NEO: The World Ends With You.Ā What was once anĀ April Fool’s jokeĀ hasā€¦ Read More »

Welsh Myth-Inspired The Land Beneath Us Launches May 13th

The Land Beneath Us developer FairPlay Studios and publisher Dear Villagers have shared a May 13th release date and new gameplay video (below) for PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Taking inspiration from Welsh myth, The Land Beneath Us sends players to the depths ofā€¦ Read More »

Charming RPG WitchSpring R to Launch on Consoles This August

Developer KiwiWalks has announced that, a year after its PC release,Ā WitchSpring RĀ will hit PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on August 29th.Ā If theĀ AtelierĀ series is something you’re into, keep an eye out for physical pre-orders soon from your local retailer of choice. PS5 owners can alsā€¦ Read More »

New SteamWorld Heist II Trailer Showcases Gunplay, Jobs, and More

Thunderful Games and developer Image & Form Games have released a new gameplay trailer for SteamWorld Heist II, bringing players a deep dive into its gameplay and features. It focuses on its turn-based gunplay, new job system, and a coterie of hand-crafted foes to face. Check it out below! Steamā€¦ Read More »

Realm of Ink Spills Into Early Access May 17th

Developers Leap Studio and Maple Leaf Studio are ready to spill some ink early! The studios have announced that Realm of Ink is hitting Early Access for PC via Steam on May 17th. This initial version will give players plenty of content to chew on before the full release later this year. It’s also exā€¦ Read More »

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code to Get ‘Plus’ Release on PS5, Xbox, and PC

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is getting released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on July 18th as Master Detective Archives: Rain Code+. It originally came out on June 30th, 2023, as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. According to a May 7th post on the game’s Twitter/X page (beā€¦ Read More »

Hades II Hits Early Access, Smashes Player Records

Hades II, the follow-up to the hit action RPG slash roguelite by Supergiant Games, dropped into Early Access on Steam and the Epic Games Store on Monday. It’s since leapfrogged the original game’s chart records, notching more than 103,000 concurrent players as of May 7th, according to SteamDB. It’sā€¦ Read More »

Retro Encounter 415 – Arc the Lad II

Elc the Kid Arc the Lad II is an improvement over the first in nearly every way, as a more dramatic, dynamic, and lengthy PS1 RPG only held back by some technical limitations, a lack of save points, and an excess of towers. Four Retro Encounter panelists played Arc the Lad II last month, and this gaā€¦ Read More »
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