RPGamer Round-Up: October 25 – November 1

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we take a look back at some of the articles that we have posted over the previous week. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed.

Editorial Content

Nolla Games’ Noita reaches a high point when players are able to freely lay waste to the game’s playground during their adventures. However, it seems somewhat stingy in giving the tools to overcome the highly challenging hurdles that are encountered along the way.

The fourth entry in the Cold Steel series has a lot to account for. Thankfully it pulls together almost all the dangling threads into one amazing tapestry.

After reporting back on Robotics;Notes Elite earlier this month, Adventure Corner returns to look at its sequel, Robotics;Notes DaSH. Though it’s not going to convert anyone by itself, the game offers a welcome opportunity to spend more time with the cast.

RPGamer had the chance to interview Sega Localization Producer Scott Strichart. The discussion covered his work on the Yakuza series and the localization for the upcoming Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Major News

A new Nintendo Direct Mini presentation provided plenty of news. Bravely Default II has a global release date, a new Story of Seasons is coming, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has a demo, Griftlands is heading to Switch, and Rune Factory 5 has a Japanese release date.

Square Enix has launched the official website for Final Fantasy XVI. The website includes the first details on the game’s setting of Valisthea and three of its main characters.

The Game Bakers has announced a December release date for Haven. The game will initially launch on PC, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, with PS4 and Switch versions to follow in 2021.

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting delayed once more. The futuristic open-world first-person RPG is now scheduled to release in December.

Developer Pathea Games has announced a sequel to its life-sim RPG My Time at Portia. My Time at Sandrock, currently scheduled for 2022, is undergoing a Kickstarter campaign right now.

RPGamer has ten Steam codes for Phase Two Games’ Battle Hunters to give away to lucky readers. There are multiple ways to enter, but do so soon as entries close on Thursday.

Additional Selected Stories
Podcasts

This week in Q&A Quest we talk about some spooky RPGs. We also discuss job systems in the Dragon Quest series.

We’re rounding up two weeks of news with Robert, Kelley, Jonathan, Chris, and Anna Marie. Everything is delayed, so in response everything else is…also delayed…? Can we just cancel the rest of 2020 and skip right to next year, please?

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