USgamer's RPG Podcast Dives Into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Grand Kingdom

USgamer's RPG Podcast Dives Into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Grand Kingdom

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: You can also win some cool Persona 5 swag in our new contest!

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), Nadia and I dive into Grandom Kingdom - the new tactical RPG from NISA. Then Mike joins us to explore Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, which he seems to be enjoying quite a bit so far.

Mid-June is traditionally a terrible time to release a niche game given that everyone's attention is fully on E3, but we're doing our best to give two interesting RPGs the spotlight they deserve. Grand Kingdom is a lovely-looking tactical RPG from NISA, and while it's a bit messy and inaccessible, Nadia and I both agree that it's a gem. Tokyo Mirage Sessions, meanwhile, seems destined to be one of those uber-expensive rarities. Mike explains why you should pick it up before it goes out of print.

Kat in the hat.

Quite a few of you have been tweeting at me about sound balancing issues. Rest assured that I've heard your complaints, and I'm doing my best to ensure that the audio quality is where it should be. Hopefully things are much better this week.

Final note: We're running a contest! I got a couple fun pieces of Persona 5 swag from Atlus during E3 - a Morgana hat and a nice piece of art - and I want to pass them onto you. Send me an email, a video, or a photoshopped image explaining why your pet is a good RPG companion. Have fun and be creative! The winner gets the hat, the art, and maybe some other cool things. PM your entries to kat.bailey or send them to

Next week: We recap the best RPGs of 2016 so far!.

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Show Description

With E3 2016 now behind them, Kat and Nadia talk about why RPGs struggle to demo well at big events before jumping into a discussion of Grand Kingdom - the new tactics RPG from NISA. Then, in the second segment, Mike joins the crew to extol the virtues of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

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 Check it out!

We're at E3 next week, covering the year's biggest gaming event. Be sure to check out all our coverage on our E3 2016 hub!

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Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

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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