Make Friends and Survive High School in the 1980’s: Wintermoor Tactics Club Heads to Console

Originally released for PC via Steam, story-driven strategy RPG Wintermoor Tactics Club is heading for consoles! The game will be available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Sony PlayStation 4, and comes in English, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and simplified Chinese. The console versi… Read More »

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Phantasy Star Online 2 Available Now for Steam

The mega-popular MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 is now available on Steam. If you’ve been enjoying the game on other platforms, then you can now engage in cross-platform play by linking your account to Steam. This process is apparently very specific, as SEGA stated, “Please pay special attention to t… Read More »

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Death end re;Quest 2 Receives New Release Date, Character Info

When initially revealed, Idea Factory International stated that their upcoming game, Death end re;Quest 2, would be available on Steam on August 25th, 2020. Today, that release date has been changed, and in a surprising move, Steam users will now be able to play Death end re;Quest 2 on August 18th o… Read More »

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Piofiore: Fated Memories Launches With First-Run Card Set

Can love blossom in the midst of a turf war? That is what Liliana will discover in Piofiore: Fated Memories as she is torn between three crime syndicates in Burlone, Italy. We’ve already seen a trailer for the upcoming otome game, but Aksys Games is sweetening the deal with a set of limited edition… Read More »

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Phoenix Edge – Ep. 144: Eiyuden Chronicle & Other Crowdfunded RPGs

This week, we give our thoughts on the recently announced crowdfunded RPG, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a game being developed by Suikoden veterans! Later, we do a deep dive into the crowdfunding space of RPGs, discussing the positives and negatives of industry veteran-led games, and indie pro… Read More »

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Impostor Factory (To the Moon 3) Official Trailer Released: Space Tentacles DO Exist

Kan “Reives” Gao dropped a trailer today for his upcoming third entry in his seminal To the Moon series, titled Impostor Factory. Described in the trailer as “a wholesome celebration of the bloody end of a world,” it features a young woman in sometimes disturbing, sometimes meditative scenes of her… Read More »

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NIS America announces Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited

Publisher NIS America has announced that Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited is coming to Nintendo Switch and Windows PCs in 2021. Saviors of Sapphire Wings is an all-new title focused on first-person dungeon crawling and party building, while Stranger of Sword City Revisite… Read More »

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Aquaplus Announces Dokapon and Utawarerumono Collaboration: Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette

Publisher Aquaplus has announced a collaboration that brings beloved franchises Dokapon and Utawarerumono together! The new title is called Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette and will be developed by Sting. It features the final vocal work of late industry veteran Keiji Fujiwara, who passed away on April… Read More »

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Update 1.3 Brings New Legend Mode to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 has only been out for a handful of weeks, but that isn’t stopping developer Inti Creates from churning out additional content at a rapid rate. The promised boss rush mode was added to the game alongside its 1.2 patch, and now with update 1.3 there’s an even tougher… Read More »

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Idola Phantasy Star Saga coming to North America, Europe, and SEA Regions

Originally released to Japan’s mobile market in 2018, Idola Phantasy Star Saga is finally coming to Western and SEA markets through publisher Boltrend Games. The game will be available on Android and iOS devices between August 5th and 10th in Beta test form, which interested parties can apply to usi… Read More »

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Final Fantasy XI Gets New Story Content: The Voracious Resurgence

“Even the smallest of incidents can have ripple effects that alter the course of history. Three individuals of unknown origin have inserted themselves seamlessly into everyday life, their robes murky and their intentions even murkier.Only a short time passed before small eggs of unknown origin start… Read More »

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Square Enix Subsidiaries Tokyo RPG Factory and Studio Istolia Incur Mighty Losses

In a set of financial reports released today, developer and publisher Square Enix has reported major losses due to the performance of two of its subsidiaries, Tokyo RPG Factory and Studio Istolia. Both companies have experienced lackluster sales and long, sometimes aborted development cycles, with r… Read More »

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Upcoming Necrobarista DLC Will Be Free And Focus On Its Supporting Cast

Route 59 Games has announced that Necrobarista, their recently released visual novel and first title, will be infused with gameplay additions and narrative content via free DLC, later this year. Announced via a post within its Steam hub on July 27th, the story of coffee, necromancy, and one last nig… Read More »

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UPDATED: A Kickstarter Has Been Launched to Help Fine-Tune Puzzle Explorers: A Tangledeep Story

UPDATE: There has been a post to this game’s Kickstarter stating that, though they are deeply committed to making the game, they are delaying it in order to provide a better experience. The Kickstarter is canceled with a plan to relaunch at a later date, likely in September. Stay tuned! Puzzle Explo… Read More »

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Disgaea 4 Complete+ is Coming to PC this Fall

Disgaea 4 Complete+, the revamped re-release of the franchise’s terrific fourth installment with a name so comically extra it just has to be Disgaea, will be ready to wow even more people via Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC sometime this autumn. To mark the occasion, NIS America has dropped a flashy… Read More »

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A Piece of RPG History: Suikoden Prototype Footage

While it’s not exactly “new”, a video showcasing prototype footage of the original Suikoden from 1994 hit our radar, and we’d like to share it with all of you! The footage, lifted from its VHS confines by user OkeijiDragon shows early versions of the battle systems, including duels and party combat,… Read More »

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Almighty: Kill Your Gods Introduces the Massive Thunderhead Guardians

Many enemies stand in your way in the upcoming Almighty: Kill Your Gods. However, one massive enemy has just been revealed in the latest trailer from developer RUNWILD Entertainment and publisher Versus Evil! Thunderhead Guardians are gigantic monstrosities that are both fearful at close-range with… Read More »

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Path of Exile gets Mac Release Date

Grinding Gear Games has announced that their hit ARPG Path of Exile releases on macOS for the first time this September, alongside the game’s latest 3.12 expansion. The publisher did not specify a date, but since the plan is to release 3.12 on September 18 (Windows) and September 23 (console), that… Read More »

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New Gameplay Trailer and Melancholy Vibes from Action RPG Unsouled

Watching fresh gameplay footage from Unsouled, PQube’s upcoming action RPG from one-man team Jinsub Jung, the first word that struck my mind was “mood.” I’d go so far as to say the second and third words were mere echoes of the first. More than anything else, my takeaway today is that in his role as… Read More »

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Netflix Announces The Witcher: Blood Origin

Without giving too much away, it can safely be said that a six-part miniseries set twelve centuries prior to the life and times of deadly Witcher and infamous bathtub kingpin Geralt of Rivia has caused mass salivation across the franchise fandom. Way back when, a little thing happened called the Con… Read More »

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Hoshi wo Miru Hito Returns on Nintendo Switch in Japan

The cult classic kusoge Hoshi wo Miru Hito, a Famicom release renowned for its myriad of issues and complications, has finally been revived on Nintendo Switch in Japan. Released on July 30th, this release marks the first port of the game since the Famicom, offering players a more modern way to exper… Read More »

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Cult Classic Moon to Make Western Debut on August 27th

Onion Games’ cult classic “anti-RPG” Moon will finally see a Western release when it arrives on Nintendo Switch on August 27th. Instead of being the hero, you follow in the wake of a typical RPG hero, and save the souls of innocent creatures murdered by the adventurer, taking a rare peek at what rea… Read More »

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Available Now for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Xbox Game Pass

Another day, another Yakuza title! This time, we’re pleased to report that the magnificent Yakuza Kiwami 2 is now available for Xbox One, as well as Windows 10 and the Xbox Game Pass service. As a war threatens to break out between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance, Kazuma Kiryu finds himself caugh… Read More »

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Ryza Explores Ancient Ruins and Underwater Dungeons in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Koei Tecmo and Atelier developer Gust Studios have shared a first in-depth look at Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, and if you’ve been hoping for an almost Zelda-like escapade, you won’t be disappointed. Straight from the press release: In Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends… Read More »

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Phantasy Star Online 2 Comes to Steam on August 5th

If you’ve been holding out on playing Phantasy Star Online 2, well, here’s another avenue for you to explore. The game will be available via Steam beginning on August 5th. On the same day, a major content update for PSO2, “Episode 4,” will go live. According to Fred White, the Head of Marketing for… Read More »

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