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Phoenix Edge Ep. 157 – DQ XI Re-Release – Is it Worth it? + 35th Anniversary DQ Speculation

For many, Dragon Quest XI is one of the most beloved JRPGs of the PS4/Switch generation. With that said, early adopters of DQXI on the PS4 paid full price for the game, only to be tempted with a greatly expanded version of the game on the Nintendo Switch 18-months later… at a lower resolution and an… Read More »

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Undertale LIVE Album Now Available to Fill You With Determination

If there’s one thing you don’t need to go to the Underground for, it’s Undertale music, and Materia Collective have announced yet another new album to celebrate Toby Fox’s excellent soundtrack for this indie darling. Undertale LIVE was released on November 21st, during a Twitch stream concert of the… Read More »

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The Reapers’ Game Returns in NEO: The World Ends with You in Summer 2021

In a surprise announcement, Square Enix have revealed NEO: The World Ends with You, a sequel to the funky, fashionable cult-DS game The World Ends With You, which will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch worldwide in Summer 2021. As one character from the original would say, “Enjoy the… Read More »

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Atelier Online: Alchemist of Bressisle Trademarked in Canada and Europe

With the Atelier series becoming more and more popular as it nears 22 entries, Western audiences might finally be getting their hands on a mobile title. Trademarked in Canada on November 4th and Europe on November 6th, Atelier Online: Alchemist of Bressisle appears to be heading to iOS and Android i… Read More »

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Retro Styled Action RPG Ocean’s Heart Gets New Trailer

Indie game designer Max Mraz has recently released a new trailer showing off his pixel-art action RPG Ocean’s Heart. In it, narrator and main character Tilia recounts how her father was kidnapped by the infamous pirate Blackbeard in a charming, self-aware vignette. She also includes getting distract… Read More »

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Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space Gets Second Persona 5-Themed Crossover

Wright Flyer Studios’ hit mobile RPG Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space just started a second crossover event with Atlus’ critically acclaimed Persona 5 Royal. In the new scenario “Bound Wills and the Hollow Puppeteers: Promises, Vows, and Rings,” players will be able to add Violet and Skul… Read More »

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Chinese and Korean-Language Versions of Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki are Heading to Steam

It doesn’t seem like we can go a week without some exciting Falcom or Trails series news at the moment. The most recent update related to the company’s long-running series is that the Crossbell games, The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki, will be heading to Steam next summer! While… Read More »

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Night City Wire Debuts Three Thrilling Cyberpunk 2077 Trailers

The latest Night City Wire showcase has arrived, bringing with it a new gameplay trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 with over five minutes of gameplay for fans to pore over. With just under a month left to go until the game launches, the trailer offers a look at characters inhabiting the games’ megalopolis,… Read More »

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Arc the Lad R Launches Closed Beta Test in Several Countries

ForwardWorks’ mobile sequel to the cult classic Arc the Lad series is launching outside of Japan for the first time. Released back in August 2018, Arc the Lad R is set after the second game in the series, and retcons the games that followed, in order to tell a new story with new heroes. The mobile g… Read More »

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New Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Trailers Show Us How to Adventure to the Beat

If there’s two titles I didn’t think we’d ever get here in the West, then Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1& 2 were definitely it. But we’re just weeks away from both games, aptly titled Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack, on Nintendo Switch. In anticipation of the game’s release,… Read More »

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Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition Announced for PC

Fans who have been waiting for Nioh 2’s release on PC are about to be rewarded for their patience. As with the previous game, the PC release is an enhanced version of the console release. Titled Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition, the game includes all three DLC expansions along with a few added perks. C… Read More »

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Shenmue III: The Definitive Soundtrack Has 194 Music Compositions For Your Listening Pleasure

It was a sequel 18 years in the making. It was the highest-funded video game in Kickstarter history. It was… divisive. It’s Shenmue III, the long-awaited and downright miraculous continuation to visionary director Yu Suzuki’s action-packed and quirky tale about a young man who will subject himself… Read More »

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Transience: A NieR Synthwave Tribute is Available Now For Your Listening Pleasure

Sean Schafianski is no stranger to us here at RPGFan, and we’re always excited whenever he releases any new music. I’m especially in love with his NieR series arrangements, from the ‘Jazz Arrange’ albums from 2013 and 2014, right through to last year’s Chamber Works -NieR Automata-. So imagine my de… Read More »

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Take a Look at the Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Limited Editions + New Trailer, Screens

Ryza and her friends are setting out for adventure once again soon! Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy arrives in North America on January 26th, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and digitally for PlayStation 5. Now, Gust and Koei Tecmo have revealed details on t… Read More »

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New Dev Diary and Trailer Reveal More of Musical Cyberpunk RPG Keylocker

Yes, yes, I know THAT GAME is what comes to mind right now when we see the word “cyberpunk,” but CDPR’s game isn’t the only one in town that can use that aesthetic. Revealed in June, Moonana (who gave us Virgo Versus the Zodiac last year) has released a pair of new videos for their excellent and int… Read More »

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Moonana Reveals Dungeon-Crawling Skeleton RPG Osteoblasts

Developer Moonana surprised many people with the incredibly stylish Virgo Versus the Zodiac in 2019. Neal called it “An utterly delightful game” in his review. Along with revealing Keylocker earlier this year, Moonana has announced another game in development: Osteoblasts. It’s really hard for me no… Read More »

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Ni no Kuni Gets Touching Piano Tribute from Mark Choi and Materia Collective

The good folks over at Materia Collective have partnered with talented pianist Mark Choi to bring us Journey of the Heart (A Ni no Kuni Tribute), an album consisting of songs from Level-5’s hit RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Joe Hisaishi’s music is one of the most consistently excellent p… Read More »

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The Brotherhood of Steel Arrives in Fallout 76 in ‘Steel Dawn’ Update This December

The next update for Fallout 76 will bring the Brotherhood of Steel to Appalachia in the Steel Dawn update. Expanding on the previous Wastelanders update, which released back in April, Steel Dawn will bring a new questline, new locations and gear, and new Lite Allies to West Virginia when the update… Read More »

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Supermassive Games Officially Announces The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Originally teased after the credits of Little Hope, Supermassive Games has officially announced the next game in their Dark Pictures Anthology series, House of Ashes. Set in the Iraq war in 2003, players fight for survival against ancient horrors that lurk deep underground. Supermassive Games’ CEO,… Read More »

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Marvelous Unveils Several More Characters in Rune Factory 5

Rune Factory 5 is heading to Nintendo Switch in Japan on May 20th of next year, with a vague (but nevertheless welcome) “2021” date planned for the West. With six months left on the clock before Japanese fans get their hands on the farming/adventure hybrid, Marvelous is amping up the marketing. Two… Read More »

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Dungeon Crawling Duo Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited Launches March 2021 in the West

NIS America have announced that Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited is coming out on March 16th in North America, March 19th in Europe, and just a few more days later in Oceania on March 23rd. This release contains two games: an enhanced port Stranger of Sword City, and a po… Read More »

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Learn More About the Characters and World of Bravely Default II

Bravely Default II (not to be confused with Bravely Second: End Layer, which is a totally different sequel, and no, I will never let that go) will be headed to the Nintendo Switch next February. Square Enix recently released more information on the highly anticipated title, shedding some more light… Read More »

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“Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III” Coming from Dark Horse Books in 2021

Dark Horse Books has announced that they will be releasing Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III in English on June 15th, 2021. This hefty hardcover tome will retail for $44.99 USD, and covers the series’ history from the original Kingdom Hearts for the PlayStation 2 all the… Read More »

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Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Out Now, Kingdom Hearts III Soundtrack Available Digitally

It’s a good time to be a fan of Kingdom Hearts’s music! The rhythm action game Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. With a massive tracklist of songs from across the Kingdom Hearts franchise, this game is sure to please anyone with an… Read More »

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Sam & Max Save the World – Remastered Releases for Switch and PC December 2nd

Sam and Max are back on the case! Skunkape Games, an indie studio comprised of former Telltale Games employees, is releasing Sam & Max Save the World – Remastered for PC and Nintendo Switch on December 2nd. The remaster takes the first season of Sam & Max and improves the graphics, music and… Read More »

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