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Tales of Arise Casts a Spell Over Us With Rinwell in a New Character Trailer

I’m reaching a fever pitch in the run-up to Tales of Arise’s release. With every new Tweet, detail, or character trailer, I’m lapping it up. It’s been over four years since the last mainline Tales game, Tales of Berseria, came out after all. And while Crestoria was surprisingly good, I need a new co… Read More »
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Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida on Growth, Server Health, Updates, and More

That’s Yoshi-P for you. Humble almost to a fault. He’s had to apologize numerous times in the years since a realm was reborn. More often than not, it has been because of entirely unforeseen circumstances such as COVID. When COVID swept across Japan, he was deeply apologetic about the fact that it wo… Read More »

Square Enix Will Release Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters on Home Consoles “If There’s Demand”

Square Enix, a company worth billions of dollars and is best-known internationally for the award-winning Japanese role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy, will consider releasing the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster re-releases of beloved video games Final Fantasy through Final Fantasy VI on more than… Read More »

Seox Releases in Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Granblue Fantasy: Versus’ last DLC character for its second season released last week. Seox, the master of the claw, is available for download now either as part of the Season 2 DLC pass for $34.99, or individually for $6.99. Either way, Seox comes with a lobby avatar, a character icon, and 2 RPG mo… Read More »
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New NieR: Automata Patch Now Available on Steam

A new patch for NieR: Automata was released this week to fix issues with the Steam port of the game. The Steam port of NieR: Automata has been the target of criticism over the last few years, as many of the issues addressed in this patch are resolved in other versions of the game, such as the Xbox G… Read More »
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Tales of Arise Trailer Introduces the Martial Artist Law

Bandai Namco is continuing to share information about the characters in Tales of Arise. The latest trailer introduces Law, a martial artist who overwhelms enemies with flurries of attacks. The trailer demonstrates Law’s attack combos and the brief story scenarios make him seem like a party member th… Read More »
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NieR: Re[in]carnation Will Launch With NieR: Automata Crossover Event

Fans of 2B rejoice, because the series’ first mobile game, NieR: Re[in]carnation, will be launching with a NieR: Automata crossover event. NieR: Re[in]carnation is a gacha-based action RPG, and upon launch, players will be able to summon 2B, 9S, and A2. You check out the gameplay… Read More »
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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

“And thus, today marks the day I sold my soul for a cupcake.” The moment I read this line early on in Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!, I was hooked. Not only did I find the line itself amusing in its absurdity, but it reminded me of a poignant scene in one of my favorite TV shows. Specifically, it w… Read More »
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Cris Tales – Now with Video Review!

Cris Tales sings with love for its influences. The game is remarkable on a variety of fronts, notably its look, its sound, and its love for Colombia.

RPGs Coming This Week, 7/19/21

I have a cruel master. One week into Ring Fit Adventure, and I can already feel my abdomen beginning to poke out a bit (in a good way). I’m also convinced my neck is a tad thinner. My legs, however, are actively questioning me on whether or not I made some Faustian deal with the devil, and although… Read More »

Rhythm Encounter 63 – Endings and Beginnings

RPGs can offer a surprising variety of stories, which are definitely reflected in their opening and ending sequences and, of course, the memorable music to go along with them! What makes a good overture and why is it good to have high standards about them? How do you reflect the end of a complex and… Read More »
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Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind

Like its predecessor, Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind showcases masterful control over its visuals, and it features a suspenseful soundtrack that perfectly accentuates its sufficiently spooky atmosphere. Although a prequel, The Girl Who Stands Behind is the second chronological re… Read More »
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SaGa Series Interview with Akitoshi Kawazu, Hiroyuki Miura, and Masanori Ichikawa

The SaGa series has seen a bit of a resurgence over the last number of years. Not only did they finally release the surprisingly popular SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions, SaGa Frontier Remastered, the Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, and even a mobile title in Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe. So, wh… Read More »
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Rhythm Encounter Returns Monday

Hello, music fans! I made a big deal last fall about ending Rhythm Encounter’s long hiatus, and our return to… well, any episodes, let alone regularly-scheduled ones. As you may know, we kept that schedule up pretty well, until February. As it turns out, trying to coordinate, host, and edit every… Read More »
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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

The PSP port of the first Disgaea game was one of my earliest reviews for RPGFan, and I’ve been grateful to the site for introducing me to the series ever since. As the series has evolved over the years, I’ve looked forward to each new entry similarly to how I look forward to each new Pokémon game,… Read More »

Super Robot Wars 30 Officially Hits Steam on October 28th

It’s official! Previously, we reported Super Robot Wars 30, the latest entry celebrating the series’ 30th anniversary, has an English Steam page available. The page isn’t a mistake; Super Robot Wars 30 is officially coming to English audiences via Steam on October 28th (or the 27th, based on the Ste… Read More »
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Retro Encounter 295 – The Essential Ten-2 Part I

Retro Encounter’s most notorious two-part episode, a 2016 structured argument that resulted in a top ten RPGs deemed “essential” by Retro Encounter, is getting a sequel five years later. It’s a new decade, and five Retro Encounter regulars will spend two podcasts and over four hours arguing a list o… Read More »

Bravely Default: Brilliant Lights Announced for Mobile Devices

Bravely Default is heading to a mobile phone near you! In honor of the series’ 10th anniversary, Square Enix announced Bravely Default: Brilliant Lights, an RPG for Android and iOS devices. Watch the premiere Japanese trailer below: Bravely Default: Brilliant Lights once again brings back the Brave… Read More »
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Mana Composer Yoko Shimomura Shares Memories of Working on Legend of Mana

In a new interview with Square Enix, Yoko Shimomura, the original composer of Legend of Mana, shared details about how she came to work on both Legend of Mana and Heroes of Mana and the inspirations and experiences that brought about one of gaming beloved soundtracks. This interview is the third in… Read More »

Lost Judgment? More Like Last Judgment, if Johnny’s Has Anything to Say About It

Takuya Kimura might not be the household name in the West that he is in Japan, but RPG fans (just like you!) may know him better as the voice and facial basis behind Judgment protagonist Takayuki Yagami. By all accounts, Kimura’s celebrity status has been a huge boon for the burgeoning Yakuza spinof… Read More »

Shin Megami Tensei V Story Trailer Further Confirms This Game Looks Gorgeous

At 8:00 PM PST tonight, July 14th, 20XX, Atlus flew down from the heavens, gracing us with an official story trailer for their heavily-anticipated upcoming RPG Our Protagonist Is Stylish as Heck. You’ll note that despite being properly italicized, those words do not contain a hyperlink to an actual… Read More »
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RPGFan Chapters Pairing: Mother 3 and One Hundred Years of Solitude

The joy of reading is in the interpretation, after all! Today, Hilary Andreff brings us Mother 3 and One Hundred Years of Solitude and discusses how they pair together!
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We Heard You: Power Search is Here!

When we rebuilt RPGFan last summer, a lot of work went into the process. So much. I can’t fathom how much, and that’s even with spending hundreds of hours on it myself. The site we have now is the culmination of the work of many. For newer readers or anyone who never saw our original re-launch post,… Read More »

Super Robot Wars 30 May Actually Get an English Release

If you’re a fan of the Super Robot Wars franchise who doesn’t live in Japan, please allow me to hug you. Let us share a moment together, commiserating over how painful it has been to follow a long-running series that has had over 90 entries, but only a handful of Western releases. And most of those… Read More »
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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

RPGs launching monster-collecting spinoffs is hardly a new phenomenon. Ever since the success of Shin Megami Tensei, myriad franchises have cashed in on fans’ ravenous appetite to collect and battle with monsters. But the latest series to lean into the monster-collecting craze is perhaps t… Read More »
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