Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Highlights Battle & Beauty In New Trailers

Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have released two new trailers for Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream where players are given a first look at the existence of a Photo Mode and a closer look at its battle system. Check out both trailers below! Photo Mode Atelier Sophie 2: The Alche… Read More »
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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Showcases Stylish Strikes & Swordplay In New ‘Fight’ Trailer

Atlus and Arc System Works have released a new trailer for the upcoming re-release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax which is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam on March 17th, 2022. The trailer showcases the casts of Persona 4 and Persona 3 as they take to the stage in frene… Read More »
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Oceanian Data Center Launch Date and Future Additions Revealed as Digital Sales Resume for Final Fantasy XIV

On January 13th, Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida published a letter on The Lodestone discussing plans to improve Data Centers and resume digital sales. In the post, several points are laid out which include: The Oceanian Data Center, announced back at the 2021 Online Fan Festiv… Read More »

Set Sail with Ocean’s Heart on the Nintendo Switch

Tilia braves adventure on the open seas to rescue her kidnapped father and put a stop to the nefarious pirate Blackbeard in Ocean’s Heart, a pixel action RPG inspired by The Legend of Zelda. Players gain a collection of upgradeable weapons to do battle with, face fearsome dungeons and challenging bo… Read More »
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Nintendo Releases Lengthy Overview Trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus

We’re mere weeks away from the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the latest entry in the beloved Pokémon series. Nintendo has released a brand-new gameplay preview for the game, clocking in at a whopping 13 minutes and providing tons of information on what players can expect to find in the new His… Read More »
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Crowdfunding Chronicles: Cesspool

Made by solo French developer Tryton, Cesspool is a short pixel RPG set in a psychedelic wasteland, bringing to mind quirky and colorful titles such as EarthBound, Pokémon, and Nadia Was Here.

Lost Epic Unveils Two New Areas and Heroes in Second Major Early Access Update

Lost Epic, the 2D Souls-like action RPG by Team EARTH WARS has received a new update, showing off two new worlds, two new heroes, and enhanced weaponry. Here are the specifics. Explore The House of Salvation, a maze-like area in the middle of a snowstorm. Engage in fierce, unforgiving battles in thi… Read More »
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RPGs Coming This Week, 1/10/22

I’ve got a few friends coming over today to look at apartments in my area. I hope they find something! I miss them. They live down in Florida, and I live in North Carolina. (I think I’ve mentioned that in this column at least three times.) For all of our readers outside the United States, the transl… Read More »

Meet the Tribes of Horizon Forbidden West

Aloy’s trek into the Forbidden West comes with encounters from a variety of tribes, both new and old. In the latest trailer for Horizon Forbidden West, Guerrilla Games gives us a tour of the Carja, Utaru, and Tenakth tribes, as well as the rebellious Regalla. Meet the people of the Forbidden West be… Read More »
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Random Encounter 232 – The NeverEnding Story… of our Backlogs

On this episode of Random Encounter, we’re doing a little bit of cleanup! Some super interesting games were released at the very end of 2021, and we have some folks who played them! Audra is here to talk about her experience playing both Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space and its Chrono Cro… Read More »

Nobody Saves The World Readies Its Final Form For Launch in Mid January

Drinkbox Studios has announced that their upcoming action RPG Nobody Saves The World is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and Windows PC systems on January 18th. The game posits itself as an isometric journey of protagonist Nobody—a pale, hollow-eyed humanoid—attempting to do what the title promi… Read More »
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Monster Hunter Rise

As much as I have steeled myself against hype for new releases over the years, Monster Hunter Rise broke my will in two as soon as it was announced. The previous installment in the Monster Hunter series, World, almost singlehandedly brought me through a crippling low in my love for games, so I could… Read More »
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Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space – Complex Dream

Masato Kato returns to the beloved game Chrono Cross with Complex Dream, a crossover event in the free-to-play traditional RPG Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space. The question gamers will inevitably ask is if it’s a venture worth traveling to different dimensions for, or is it one that can… Read More »
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Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space

Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space is a free-to-play game written by Masato Kato of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross fame. The game tries ambitiously to harken back to a bygone era of old-school, traditional JRPGs and can be picked up and played at your leisure.… Read More »

Tactical Action RPG Guild of Ascension Now Available for Pre-Order on Nintendo Switch

The tactical action RPG Guild of Ascension from developer PID Games is now available for pre-order for the Nintendo Switch. The game, which came out on Steam last September, combines turn-based combat with a real-time action combo system, and features rogue-lite elements as players quest through the… Read More »
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Monster Hunter Rise Gets New Trailer Ahead of PC Launch

Monster Hunter Rise is mere days away from its release for Windows PCs on January 12th. To celebrate, Capcom has released a brand-new launch trailer for the game, which highlights some of the nifty features PC gamers can look forward to. Give it a watch down below! For more information on Monster Hu… Read More »
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Weird West Delayed Until March 2022

Devolver Digital and WolfEye Studios have announced that their fantasy western action RPG Weird West has been delayed until March 31st, 2022. The game was originally slated to release on January 11th but has been given more time to iron out various issues and bugs that have arisen in the end-game st… Read More »
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Mutan Insight Developing ‘High-End RPG Remake’ for PS5, Hiring Staff

Mutan Insight is currently hiring staff for a ‘high-end RPG remake’ for the PlayStation 5, as reported by Gematsu. The game’s identity is unknown, with Mutan seeking developers skilled in 3D motion design, 3D art direction, 3D background design, and 2D character design. Not much about the title is r… Read More »

New Map and Characters Come to Genshin Impact with Fleeting Colors in Flight Update

Genshin Impact has hit version 2.4 with the Fleeting Colors in Flight update, released yesterday. The update includes a pair of new spear wielding characters named Shenhe and Yun Jin. If the new characters alone don’t excite you, the update also provides a brand new map to explore with all your favo… Read More »
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Relayer Gets Global Release Date and New Gameplay Trailer

Upcoming strategy RPG Relayer has had its Japanese release date postponed to match a newly announced global release date. Relayer will launch worldwide on March 24th, 2022. Kadokawa Games apologized to Japanese fans for the delay and explained that it was done to provide a simultaneous worldwide rel… Read More »
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Horizon Call of the Mountain Announced for PlayStation VR2

During their PlayStation VR2 CES presentation, Sony announced that Guerrilla’s ongoing franchise is broadening its Horizons. Horizon Call of the Mountain is being developed by Guerrilla and Firesprite Games and will be exclusive to PlayStation VR2. Firesprite recently joined the PlayStation Studios… Read More »
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The Good Life

I enjoyed my time in Rainy Woods, but I wish The Good Life would have given me more reasons to stick around longer.

Rhythm Encounter 75 – Cocktail Concerto

Once upon a time, an RPGFan editor remarked that Chrono Cross (where’s that remaster?) smelled like a piña colada. This little side comment sparked an idea with our own Michael Sollosi about what other RPG and drink pairings might sound and taste like. Over a year later, four panelists have chosen s… Read More »

RPGs Coming This Week, 1/3/22

Did we really take two weeks off? We did! Was there an emergency that warranted this hiatus? Well, as my editor has reminded me, it’s not really a hiatus if no games are coming out. So, I suppose the question is, do you consider it an emergency when no RPGs are released in a particular week? I would… Read More »

Digital Edition Bonuses and Season Pass for Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Revealed

As Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin gets closer to launch, more details about digital incentives and a Season Pass have been revealed via Twitter. Note that these are for digital editions only on consoles and PC. The Digital Standard Edition ($59.99) pre-order includes: Main GameDigital Pre… Read More »
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