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Axe of the Blood God: Our Most Anticipated RPGs of 2018

PODCAST | Valkyria Chronicles 4, Dragon Quest XI, Pillars of Eternity, and much more!

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Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford. You can find the previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we sort through the most interesting RPGs that we know about for 2018 (so far).

At first blush it looks like a fairly weak year for RPGs: Some ports, some remake, some sequels to middle-tier franchises like Valkyria Chronicles and Ni No Kuni. Monster Hunter World might be the biggest thing going in 2018, but it's hard to even say whether it's really an RPG. But things can change in a hurry. Indeed, a single "beep" from CD Projekt Red was enough to set off a media whirlwind. In the meantime, there's still quite a lot to cover. Join us!

Also: We're in the process of choosing the next subject for our series of RPG Reports! Here are the candidates:

  • Witcher 3
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Valkyrie Profile

We'll be keeping an eye on the comments here and also running polls on social media. We will announce our decision next week along with the first episode of the new Report!

Want to share your thoughts on RPGs? Email us at usgamer@usgamer.net. We may read your letter on the show! Keep those Perfect RPG Teams coming, folks!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia dive into the upcoming RPGs of 2018 with previews of Valkyria Chronicles 4, Dragon Quest XI, Pillars of Eternity Deadfire, the World of WarCraft expansion, Monster Hunter World, and much more! Plus: Discussion of Dark Souls on the Switch, The Worlds With You: Final Remix, and Ys VIII.

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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Kat Bailey

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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