Penny Blood: Hellbound Enters Early Access for All Players March 7th

Penny Blood, the spiritual successor to the fan-favorite Shadow Hearts series, wowed on Kickstarter back in 2022. While we still patiently await its release, the roguelite companion game Penny Blood: Hellbound just hit Early Access on Steam for early backers up to January 31st! It will be available… Read More »

Stardew Valley Achieves 30 Million Sales; New Update Launches March 19th

Farmers, get your hoes ready! Stardew Valley’s developer ConcernedApe (Eric Barone) has announced a March 19th release date for version 1.6 on PC, macOS, and Linux via Steam. Console and mobile updates will follow. The announcement comes 11 months after his first tease, when he initially said it’d b… Read More »

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Available to Pre-Order Now

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but ATLUS wants you to get it while it’s hot with Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance. Pre-orders are open now for physical and digital editions of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch… Read More »

Pokémon Legends: Z-A Targets 2025 Release; New TCG Pocket App Announced

Trainers around the world celebrated PokĂ©mon Day with The PokĂ©mon Company’s latest presentation, which unveiled a plethora of new updates and titles for the series. The biggest reveal was PokĂ©mon Legends: Z-A, a futuristic-looking game that appears to be set in Lumiose City from Pokemon X & Y’s… Read More »

Set a Hook in Sea Fantasy, Coming to Steam and Consoles in February 2025

2024 has been such a massive year so far for JRPGs, giving us titles like Granblue Fantasy: Relink, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and, in just a few days, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Given this flood of blockbuster titles, it can be easy to lose sight of the smaller, simpler RPGs being produced in… Read More »

Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin Ohotsuku ni Kiyu Remake Announced in Japanese Nintendo Direct

A murder is afoot! Several titles were announced during the recent Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, and you may have missed Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin Ohotsuku ni Kiyu – Tsuioku no Ryuuhyou: Namida no Nipopo Ningyou if you didn’t watch the Japanese presentation. Developed by G-Mode, the game is a rema… Read More »

Wuthering Waves’ Opening Cinematic Showcases Its Stars

Kuro Game has released a new trailer revealing the opening cinematic of its upcoming game Wuthering Waves. The cinematic showcases the starting point of its journey, focusing on the perspective of either its female or male protagonist in the depths of space. Check it out below! Opening Cinematics |… Read More »

Bravely Default II Celebrates 3rd Anniversary; Team Asano Shares New Update

Team Asano illustrator Rina Yoshiura has treated fans to an original artwork to commemorate Bravely Default II’s third anniversary. The piece came with a small statement hinting at some exciting developments for the Bravely series this year. Team Asano is also known for HD-2D gems such as the Octopa… Read More »

Reynatis Slashes West This Fall

Good news, action RPG fans! Publisher NIS America and developer FuRyu have announced that Reynatis is coming this fall in the West for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. English players anticipating a localization will only have to wait a few months after the July 15th… Read More »

Mother 3 Is on Switch Online, But Only in Japan

Japanese players subbed to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, which includes the Game Boy Advance library, can now officially play Mother 3. It was revealed in Japan’s version of the recent Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase. The bad news is there’s no word yet as of this writing if it’ll follow… Read More »

Stylish ARPG Reynatis Showcased in Japanese Nintendo Direct

Did the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase feel a little brief or lacking to you? Well, Japan’s version of the presentation showed a lot more promising titles. Specifically, it featured Reynatis, a “juvenile” action RPG developed by FuRyu and Natsume Atari. It’s coming out in Japan on July 15th for th… Read More »

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo Updated with New Junon Section

The highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been updated with a bespoke addition: “Dawn of a New Era in Junon”. Previously announced in Sony’s recent State of Play on February 6th, this installment follows “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim”, which gave eager players a chance to play as Cloud and… Read More »

Another Crab’s Treasure to Launch on April 25th

Aggro Crab has revealed that its upcoming underwater adventure Another Crab’s Treasure will launch on April 25th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It will retail for $29.99 USD and also be available on Xbox Game Pass upon release. The announcement came… Read More »

Sword Art Online: Fractured Daydream Features a 20-Person Raid Party

Sword Art Online: Fractured Daydream aims to bring your wildest fan fiction to life! No, not THAT fan fiction. Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, the latest game based on the hit franchise brings together fan-favorite characters in an action RPG where raid parties can reac… Read More »

Pentiment Emerges for Switch, PlayStation on March 22nd

Somewhat aptly buried near the end of the latest Nintendo Direct was the announcement of Pentiment coming to Nintendo Switch (and PlayStation, we learned later). The news that developer Obsidian’s latest was going to be exploring other canvases had been floating around internet circles leading up to… Read More »

Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure Revealed for Summer 2024

Developer Furniture and Mattress made its first splash in a Nintendo Direct today with its debut game: Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure. Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure follows the story of Jemma, a small-town misfit on a journey of self-discovery. Venturing out beyond her stiflingly cozy con… Read More »

Monster Hunter Stories to Unleash This Summer

The latest Nintendo Direct had lots of nuggets for RPG fans, including news of a remaster of Monster Hunter Stories, a 2016 Nintendo 3DS title. The arrival of the turn-based role-playing adventure on the Switch and PC makes sense considering the sequel, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, debut… Read More »

Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Releases October 10th

At long last, and hopefully with no more delays this time: Developer and publisher Level-5 has locked in an October 10th release date for Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time. The news came during the recently aired Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase. In case you missed it, check out the trailer… Read More »

Unicorn Overlord Demo Available Now

One week after ATLUS and Vanillaware released a new trailer for the upcoming Unicorn Overlord, a demo was announced today as part of the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase. It’s live on the Nintendo eShop for all of us who can’t wait until March 8th to get our hands on it. The UniLord fervor has been… Read More »

ENDER MAGNOLIA: Bloom in the Mist Launches 2024

The recent Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase introduced ENDER MAGNOLIA: Bloom in the Mist, a follow-up to 2021’s ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights. Just like its predecessor, ENDER MAGNOLIA is a Metroidvania game (read: 2D action RPG with a focus on nonlinear exploration). It’s due out for Ninten… Read More »

Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection Remakes 2021 Roguelike

For a game released in 2021, a remake three years later might feel unnecessary. However, the Kickstarter campaign for Sword of the Necromancer: Revenant, pitched a 3D remake of the first game as a stretch goal. That goal was met, so here we are with Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection launching s… Read More »

Complete Edition of Shin Megami Tensei V Surfaces

South Korea’s ESRB equivalent just posted (and immediately removed) details about a complete edition of Shin Megami Tensei V. Gematsu reported that a game titled “Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance” received a rating from the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea. The posting described Veng… Read More »

Composer Yoko Shimomura to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GDCA 2024

Pioneering video game composer Yoko Shimomura will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Game Developers Choice Awards, part of the annual Game Developers Conference in March. Since beginning her 35+ year career in the late 1980s as part of the Capcom Sound Team, Shimomura has made man… Read More »

The Thaumaturge Delayed to Escape a Busy February

With games like Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Granblue Fantasy: Relink, and Persona 3: Reload available in February, RPG gamers have ZERO time for anything else. Developer Fool’s Theory and publisher 11 bit studios seem to feel the same way. Their upcoming RPG set in 19… Read More »

RPG Maker XP Is Free on Steam Until February 19th

Gotcha Gotcha Games has announced that its seminal game-making software RPG Maker XP is completely free for PC players on Steam until February 19th, 10:00 AM PDT. RPG Maker XP is the oldest entry in the series, having originally released in 2005, and is meant to give players a toolset to create thei… Read More »
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