Axe of the Blood God: Remembering the WonderSwan

Axe of the Blood God: Remembering the WonderSwan

The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest circles back to a cult handheld. Plus, recapping a busy week in RPG news.

In this week's episode of the Axe of the Blood God, we add the WonderSwan (and the Neo Geo Pocket) to the Console RPG Quest [download link here]!

After getting exciting and leap ahead to the PlayStation 2 and Gamecube, Nadia and I are backtracking a bit to take a look at a couple of the Game Boy's latter day competitors. Neither the WonderSwan nor the Neo Geo Pocket ever received official releases in the U.S., so they're somewhat obscure over here, but the latter still in particular still maintains a loyal following among import and retro fans. But what of their RPG legacies? Nadia and I discuss!

In other news, Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed, Pokemon Sword and Shield's DLC arrived, and the Mass Effect Trilogy failed to materialize. Nadia and I cover all of the big RPG headlines, and also discuss her initial thoughts on the DLC.

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Show Description

The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest tackles both the WonderSwan and the Neo Geo Pocket, two cult favorite handhelds nevertheless trapped in the shadow of the Game Boy. Are their RPG legacies worth remembering? Kat and Nadia discuss! Plus, the duo get into all of the RPG news from the week, including the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, the Cyberpunk delay, and more!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Raine, composer of Celeste. 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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