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Phase 1

Player Game Category Estimate Platform Region Video Comments Extra players Requirements Availability Date  
Professor_PalmerProfessor_Palmer Orangeblood Any% 2:00:00 PC USA Link This game is a BEAUTY. One of the best soundtracks in a game ever. 90s style hip hop fused with Cyberpunk aesthetics. One of the most visually stunning indie titles ever. The speedrun is insane. Everything is completely procedural (all loot is completely randomized) so every run is incredibly different and high risk/high reward. This calls for very fast thinking and immediate, on the spot decision making and prep work to defeat very difficult bosses. Any as of now. If anything changes I'll keep staff posted.
TranceQuinaTranceQuina Tales of Xillia Any% Milla 3:20:00 PS3 USA Link Tales is a popular Action RPG franchise and well known for having combat similar to fighting games while still including traditional role playing elements such as using items and magic. Xillia is a unique entry that allows for 2 party members to link up enabling them to share certain stats and perform special Linked Arte abilities. I am available every day of the marathon (May 8th-11th) between 12:00 PM EDT and 12:00 AM EDT.
DNGRDNGR Megaman Sprite Game Bad Ending 0:10:00 PC EUR Link people will enjoy it? (no mic) probably may 9th 2pm BST (British Summer Time)
AmeiAmei Otogi: Myth of Demons Any% 2:00:00 Xbox EUR Link This is probably the worst game I have ever speedrun. The developers really took a step back from when they released the massive hit that is the King's Field series. Going from such a masterpiece to this pile of shit? And then Demon's Souls? Yeah, they really dropped the ball on this one. Don't even get me started on the Hydra. Hundreds of hours of speedrunning and what have I learnt? I know his every move, his every attack and how to react to them. But no, the assholes over at FromSoftware decided that this little bitch will screw you at every opportunity. I tried playing fair with him but it was like playing Cops and Robbers as a kid, where there's always one little shit who can't stand to lose and swears they shot you no matter how impossible it was. It's still better than Drakengard 2 though. yes
DanfleshDanflesh Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice All Bosses/Minibosses 1:50:00 PC EUR Link Thats the category i routed less than a week ago from when i submit this thing, Its not on the boards yet, but it might be there at some point. Includes beating all the bosses/minibosses that are available in 1 New Game cycle Every marathon day 10 am - 10 pm GMT (UTC)
Shauny7188Shauny7188 Custom Robo: Battle Revolution New Journey 2:05:00 Wii USA Link Custom Robo is a little sleeper Action RPG for the gamecube (played on Wii) which many remember fondly. The game itself is constant action in battles demonstrating strats that can easily learned, but very hard to master. the game has gone through many optimizations since it was last in a marathon. Anytime. (:
Kris_NagaXIVKris_NagaXIV Parasite Eve Any% 3:00:00 PSTV USA Link This wonderful classic should always be shown at any speedrunning event! The music is epic, gameplay/battle system is unique and Eve just needs to be exterminated......fast :) Any of the following days after 8PM EST. Monday Thursday Friday Saturday
StopAndFritzStopAndFritz Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Any% 3:10:00 PS4 USA Link KH2FM Critical Mode any% is a great mix of an rpg, and adventure game, and a really hard speedrun. Also we can sing disney songs, and talk about how much pineapple doesn't belong on pizza anytime/day as long as I am notified long enough in advance to ask for time off from work :)
MatthiaGryffineMatthiaGryffine Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers HW NG+ Part 1&2, Solo Dragoon Normal 3:45:00 PC USA Link This is a run that hasn't been shown in a marathon before. NG+ was recently introduced, so I would like to show it off. Available on the evenings of the 8th and 9th and all day on the 10th and 11th.
LadyStarbirdLadyStarbird Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Any% (Genesis) 1:00:00 Genesis USA Link It puts the A in ARPG! Anytime after 4:30p EST on May 8th. Open all weekend.
LadyStarbirdLadyStarbird ALF Any% 0:15:00 SMS USA Link No submission by me is complete without ALF, which has no chance of getting into an RPG Marathon (then again, I said that about submitting it to RPGs We Love and it still got in. I think people just like to tease me). This doesn't deserve to be in as playing the role of ALF does not constitute any action. Anytime after 4:30p EST on May 8th. Open all weekend.
DemerineDemerine Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Oswald Any% 1:03:00 PS4 USA Link Odin Sphere is precisely the mix of leveling up and rapid action combat that would fit this marathon. Oswald's route is really interesting in that it's about working on maintaining his levels, health, and berserk gauge, along with drop RNG we know and love for potions to go extremely fast. The run is done on easy difficulty to avoid additional tedious grinding and get right to the beat-em-up action. Open
MytheriumMytherium NieR: Automata [E] 4:40:00 PC USA Link Race submission of [E] with Amei :) I don't have a video of us racing, you'll just have to imagine we're racing here (Amei's PB recording): https://youtu.be/SZmocUOlUx4 Amei Amei and I will be available during the following times to race: May 9th: 09:00EDT - 19:00EDT May 10th: 09:00EDT - 19:00EDT
AlibabaAlibaba Dark Souls All Bosses 1:35:00 PC EUR Link all bosses has gone through a few changes in the last couple of years which includes new glitches and skips and interesting fights which would be interesting to watch. I can do any of the days from about 12 to 7PM
AhadyAhady Bloodborne All Bosses 1:30:00 PS4 Link This particular route of Bloodborne is unique, in that the skips and glitches don't affect the boss fights. For that reason, I find that people tend to really enjoy the All Bosses category because the difficult boss fights are still visually impressive, as are all of the skips. I will be available for any time throughout the marathon. Preferably during the afternoon, MT.
DonatellodadonkeyDonatellodadonkey Skylanders: Trap Team Any% 2:30:00 PS4 USA Link This role-playing adventure game will bring the childhood back into you as you see the quick movement and crazy skips before you! 5pm-9pm est/May 8 and May 9/May 10 and May 11 (note: I will be streaming directly off of the PS4)
Shauny7188Shauny7188 Azure Dreams Any% 3:00:00 PS2 USA Link Last year, we got to show off the tower of Azure Dreams in the Vanilla game, since then, we have been able to make runners race in the same tower through our de-randomizer. So now we can eliminate the different towers so we can now showcase off the runners against the tower. so now the commentary can be more concentrated to what the tower is doing to the runners, and we can now race each other on the same tower, which can now lead to some very exciting moments. Horza_BG Anytime during any day I'm available (:
Horza_BGHorza_BG Azure Dreams Any% 3:00:00 PS USA Link Last year, we got to show off the tower of Azure Dreams in the Vanilla game, since then, we have been able to make runners race in the same tower through our de-randomizer. So now we can eliminate the different towers so we can now showcase off the runners against the tower. so now the commentary can be more concentrated to what the tower is doing to the runners, and we can now race each other on the same tower, which can now lead to some very exciting moments. Shauny7188 Anytime is perfectly fine with me
shadowehshadoweh Final Fantasy X-2 HD 3:00:00 PC USA Link I just learned this run for the marathon so I wouldn't be offended if it wasn't accepted or is needed as a backup run. Any day from 7AM-11PM EST
GalasrinieGalasrinie Bayonetta New Game Any% Normal No Infinite Flute Glitch 2:00:00 PC Link Bayonetta is an Action packed, Hack'n'slash speedgame. The No Infinite Flute Glitch Speedrun is incredibly flashy & fast paced, with fluid combat and brisk movement. This speedrun contains a lot of Combat Strategies, Exploits, Movement Tech, and Skips. I recently ran Bayonetta at Valuethon, as Bayonetta 1 hasn’t been presented at marathons for quite some time. I think it would be awesome to get to show it at ARPGME, as not many people get the opportunity to see this run. Thank you for considering my submission! ♡ May 10th - May 12th (12th added, Since my timezone is ahead) 11am - 7pm [AEST] Australian Eastern Standard Time.
RiaSkiesRiaSkies Star Ocean: The Second Story True Ending Claude 7:25:00 PS USA Link SO2 was featured at ARPGME 2018, if I recall, but this time around, we're going to also do the bonus dungeon and fight the true form of the final boss for some added excitement, allowing us to show off most of what the game has to offer. Daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Central (US) Daylight time, EXCEPT NOT from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesdays
KonceptioN2KonceptioN2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (GBC) Any% 1:25:00 GBC USA Link The Boy Who Lived meets...Final Fantasy? Everyone is aware of the famous 3D action platformer version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone but not nearly enough people have seen the 16-bit, turn-based RPG version, and I think it's time to change that! This run features some insane tricks, including a glitch that takes us to level cap in the first 10 minutes, and death warp abuses that require frame perfect inputs. Not to mention some perfectly ugly NPC sprites. Run on GC Gameboy Player. Completely open due to COVID-19. Happy to update if anything changes.
KonceptioN2KonceptioN2 Cartoon Cartoon Summer Resort All Episodes 0:15:00 Web Link Ok, yeah I know, here me out on this one. CCSR is a very fun and very quick trading RPG that features several popular characters from your favorite Cartoon Network shows from the early 2000s. The run itself features optimized movement patterns, item swaps, and a level skip that saves ample time. Note: this game is not run on an emulator. It is run using a Flash preservation program, which is completely legal and was created to save Flash games from extinction. Completely open due to COVID-19. Happy to update if anything changes.
MytheriumMytherium NieR: Automata Fishing% - 3v3 Teams 3:00:00 PC USA Link Fun race with Muranieum, DrDevinRX, hitoccchi, AnimatedElf, RodG and Mytherium as we race in a 3v3 format to collect all the fish in every area of NieR:Automata. Team 1: Muranieum, RodG, hitoccchi. Team 2: Mytherium, DrDevinRX and AnimatedElf. A google doc of remaining fish can be provided as a tracker for both runners and re-streamers to show on-stream. Video linked is of wschseng doing Fishing% solo for reference. Muranieum, DrDevinRX, hitoccchi, AnimatedElf, RodG All racers have agreed to the following times the we are all available at: May 9th: 09:00EDT - 23:59EDT May 10th: 09:00EDT - 23:59EDT May 11th: 19:30EDT - 22:00EDT

Phase 0

Player Game Category Estimate Platform Region Video Comments Extra players Requirements Availability Date  
kingemocutkingemocut Zanki Zero: Last Beginning Any% (Difficulty 1, NG+) 2:25:00 PS4 EUR Link Zanki Zero is a high paced Dungeon Crawler from the creators of Danganronpa, based on a little island in the middle of nowhere connecting with different islands in the middle of nowhere. each of these islands have the characters backstory, but we don't care about that. what we care about is the rapid, semi-real time dungeon crawling, of which the different encounters do not exist in difficulty 1. the game is fully movement based, a wonderful travel through different areas. will we save the world and have the last 8 survivors of humanity's end come back? lets find out by getting into ARPG2020! i should be free during any of the days, from 12PM to 8PM british time (BST it should be)
TranceQuinaTranceQuina Tales of Xillia Any% Jude 3:40:00 PS3 USA Link Tales is a popular Action RPG franchise and well known for having combat similar to fighting games while still including traditional role playing elements such as using items and magic. Xillia is a unique entry that allows for 2 party members to link up enabling them to share certain stats and perform special Linked Arte abilities. I am available every day of the marathon (May 8th-11th) between 12:00 PM EDT and 12:00 AM EDT.
MytheriumMytherium NieR: Automata [E] 4:40:00 PC USA Link NieR: Automata is a beautiful Action RPG with deep story, fantastic gameplay and music to die for. The All Major Endings / [E] ending speedrun for Automata has a lot to offer for both players and viewers. Automata's combat evolves in it's complexity as we stack more and more damage multiplying effects onto our attacks. Automata is also known for having awesome aerial movement and out of bounds: walls are merely suggestions! :) Additions to the [E] route over my run back on ARPGME2018 are early Taunt chips, Speardashing and Faster Emil RNG among other things. I will be available during the following times: May 8th: 19:30EDT - 23:59EDT May 9th: 09:00EDT - 23:59EDT May 10th: 09:00EDT - 23:59EDT May 11th: 19:30EDT - 22:00EDT
AlibabaAlibaba Dark Souls Any% 0:42:00 PC EUR Link dark souls any% is quite a unique and fun run with quite a few cool skips and tricks and relatively short because of the wrong warp used at the end. can do any of the days between 1pm and 6pm
AlibabaAlibaba Dark Souls II Any% Current Patch 1:05:00 PC EUR Link any% current patch for dark souls 2 while not filled with many skips or glitches is a relatively quick run with some cool and interesting strats and contains some interesting and technical fights. any of the days from 1pm to 6pm
shadowehshadoweh Final Fantasy X PC 9:50:00 PC USA Link I'll be honest I don't expect this run to get it but if it does then cool awesome! This game is a classic and one of the first RPGs released on PS2 that was revolutionary at the time. The run has plenty of input breaks that are 3-4+ minutes long so it's a good time to read donations if necessary and to give me the runner a break for food or bathroom breaks if needed. I'm normally available any time between 7AM-11PM EST however since this is a 10 hour run I'd prefer to start this anywhere between 7AM-1PM EST if possible if this does get approved for the marathon that is.
shadowehshadoweh Final Fantasy PSP Any% 2:00:00 PSP USA Link The game that started it all. The game that was meant to be the last of Square appropriately named FINAL Fantasy. This game saved the company and still continues to this day. It's a classic and this is a remake from the classic NES game. 7AM-11PM EST any day
LadyStarbirdLadyStarbird Sword of Vermilion Any% 2:50:00 Genesis USA Link There is action, I think? It does qualify as an RPG. Anytime after 4:30p EST on May 8th. Open all weekend.
LadyStarbirdLadyStarbird Legacy of the Wizard Any% 0:45:00 NES USA Link There is action. Not sure if this qualifies as an RPG by today's standards. Anytime after 4:30p EST on May 8th. Open all weekend.
Kw_Kw_ Shovel Knight Specter Knight 1:05:00 3DS USA Link I think it is a fun game that's not that hard to speedrun. It's a great game to start speed running and has an amazing sound track. I can do the run on any day l, preferably after 7 pm.
Kw_Kw_ Shovel Knight Specter Knight 1:05:00 3DS USA Link I think it is a fun game that's not that hard to speedrun. It's a great game to start speed running and has an amazing sound track. I can do the run on any day l, preferably after 7 pm.
RiaSkiesRiaSkies Quest RPG: Brian's Journey All Spirits% 1:54:00 GBC USA Link It's all the fun of Quest 64, now ported to the GameBoy Color, and actually surprisingly decent and (probably) better than the original. In this category, we get all overworld spirits, allowing us to show off a little more of the game and introducing a few additional routing considerations for the audience's enjoyment. Unlike in 64, Quest RPG has save-anywhere, so we needn't worry about massive time losses due to random poor luck (read: dying) on bosses. see other runs
KonceptioN2KonceptioN2 Pokémon Red/Blue Any% Glitchless 2:00:00 GBP USA Link Pokemon Red is one of the most popular games to speedrun, and the marathon route has a lot of unique changes. The game utilizes RNG manipulation for catching your god tier Nidoran and a Paras for HM use, use of red bar mechanics and instant text to skip some dialogue and jingles. The game is also perfect for racing, if we have other submissions for the category. We all want to be the very best! Played on GC GameBoy Player. Completely open due to COVID-19. Happy to update if anything changes.
Hyperion64Hyperion64 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Questline any% 1:05:00 PC Link The Travelers Faction Questline utilizes the widest diversity in techniques and glitches while providing back-to-back action after a quick preparation at the start. It also features punishing encounters that will keep viewers on their toes. Try this link https://www.speedrun.com/koar/Travelers since default one to the category results in an error. Friday: 9 am - 5 pm Saturday: 3 am - 5 pm Sunday: 3 am - 4 pm (all times given in EDT)
RiaSkiesRiaSkies Paper Mario Glitchless 4:25:00 N64 USA Link It's an action-platformer hybrid and the second Mario RPG released after SMRPG (unless I am mistaken, it came out before Mario & Luigi: SS). Despite being a glitchless run, there's still a fair bit of routing, showy movement, enemy evasion, and action commands (timed hits) to keep the action ratio elevated throughout, all leading up to a stressful and not-always-safe showdown with the King Koopa himself. 7 AM to 10 PM CDT any day, except Wednesdays. 2 PM to 10 PM CDT on Wednesdays.