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Kotaku Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:30 AM


PCGamesN Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:59 PM
     Even Hollow Knight-like indie games hate the Silksong delay

Haiku the Robot is a new platform game in the style of hack-and-slash Metroidvanias like Hollow Knight, and apparently, even fellow indie games are tired of the wait for that game's sequel - as this Haiku the Robot Silksong Easter egg suggests.

Hollow Knight: Silksong, the follow-up to Team Cherry's beloved action-adventure game, was announced back in 2019 and there hasn't been much announced about the sequel since - other than a couple of silky songs and the promise that it'll only come out "when it matches the quality" of Hollow Knight.

Three years later and fans are impatient to hear more about the game, and apparently, fellow 2D indie games like Dark Souls are too. Haiku the Robot is highly influenced by Hollow Knight and was just released this week, so it's impressive that players have already discovered its Silksong Easter egg. You can examine a statue in a graveyard that features the haiku, "to those in the distant future, should you find my grave, I ask this: is Silksong out yet?"

PCGamesN Saturday, April 30, 2022 11:37 AM
     You can get the best Jurassic World game for only $1

Despite last year's Jurassic World Evolution 2 being good we still kind of prefer the original management game - and now, the best Jurassic World game is available for the pauperly sum of just $1, with the complete edition and all expansions available for not much more than that.

With the new Jurassic World: Dominion trailer hopefully getting you hyped up to play some dinosaur games on PC, you might want to find out if you can do better at managing the little Godzillas than John Hammond, Claire Dearing, et cetera. If so, Jurassic World Evolution is still probably your best bet - and right now, it's a cheap bet too.

While it's been given away free on the Epic Games Store previously, this is the cheapest the Steam version of the building game has ever been - just $1 / 71p for the base game with the Humble Jurassic bundle. You can also get a few DLC dinosaur packs if you pay over the average.

RELATED LINKS: Jurassic World Evolution tips, Jurassic World Evolution enclosure guide, The best building games on PC

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, April 30, 2022 5:55 PM

Late last year, block-and-slasher Minecraft Dungeons introduced seasonal events in which solo players could fight through escalating floors of a big, shifting tower. Now the second seasonal event is live, Luminous Night, which lets you fight through that same tower at night with new biomes, enemies and rewards.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, April 30, 2022 5:31 PM

The Bethesda launcher is closing its doors on May 11th, which means players need to migrate any games they own on the platform to their new home on Steam. It turns out that the process isn't going well for some players, however, with reports of deluxe editions and DLCs going mission, and others receiving outright errors.

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Twinfinite Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:08 PM
     Publisher CFK and developer Frontier Aja released a new trailer of the upcoming Touhou Project game Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony.

Twinfinite Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:35 PM
     Sabotage Studio continues to release intriguing clips of the RPG Sea of Stars on the weekends, and today a new video has been revealed.

Twinfinite Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:12 PM
     Netmarble released more English trailers of Level-5's online JRPG Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds, focusing on some of its playable classes.

Twinfinite Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:08 PM
     Today is a fairly big day for Microsoft Flight Simulator news, with relevant releases, reveals, and announcements on the menu.

Siliconera Saturday, April 30, 2022 5:00 PM

kirby 30th anniversary ichiban kuji

The "Ichiban Kuji Kirby 30th Anniversary Deluxe Collection" will appear in Lawson and Ichiban Kuji Online stores starting May 21, 2022. There are a total of eight types of products that you can pull for from the lottery. It will also have a Double Chance Campaign that increases the chance for people to obtain the A Prize, which is the Kirby alarm clock. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]

The full list of prizes that are in the Kirby 30th Anniversary Deluxe Collection is:

  • A Prize: Victory Dance! Alarm clock
  • B Prize: Twinkle☆ anniversary plush
  • C Prize: Spring Breeze☆ mascot (3 variations)
  • D Prize: Riding on the Spring Breeze☆ glass collection (6 variations)
  • E Prize: Commemorative design towel ~Start of an adventure~ (7 variations)
  • F Prize: Key motif charm ~I won't forget this memory~ (6 variations)
  • Last One Prize: Always best friends calendar
  • Double Chance Campaign: Victory Dance! Alarm clock (30 total)

There is also a YouTube video that shows off how the products look like. For example, you can see that the Kirby alarm clock has three Kirbys moving along to his victory song. You can also see that the C prize mascot looks like Kirby swallowing a Waddle Dee that does not look too happy with its predicament.

You can take a closer look at the prizes in the video below.

The Ichiban Kuji Kirby 30th Anniversary Deluxe Collection will appear in Lawson and Ichiban Kuji Online starting May 21, 2022. It will cost 650 JPY per try.

The post Kirby 30th Anniversary Ichiban Kuji Will Have Dancing Alarm Clock appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, April 30, 2022 3:00 PM

The Spy x Family Anime Succeeds Because of Its Characters

There are certain shows that soar because the stars are special. They have qualities that make you care about them. You want them to succeed. You connect with them. That's why the Spy x Family anime adaptation is such a compelling watch, as its primary cast of characters work on so many levels. Their personalities are wonderful, their "secret" identities are exciting, and the dynamic is a joy to watch.

The Spy x Family dynamic is one we've seen in thrillers before. Twilight, a spy, is tasked with a mission demanding he go undercover. This means assembling a fake family. Which, again, isn't too out of the ordinary. We've seen other forms of media in which more than one member has a clandestine occupation, perhaps without the other members knowing, too. But what makes this one so unique is that we have an observer in the daughter, Anya, who is aware of everything due to being psychic.

There's an earnestness to each of the Spy x Family characters. Loid Forger is a legendary spy. He's brilliant, capable, observant, and strong. But despite the occupation, he's a genuinely good person. He's a spy to make the world a better place. But he also locked a lot of himself away. Which means as he bonds with the family, he starts to become more human and connect to them. Yor Forger is equally observant and smart, with incredible reflexes and strength. But she's also shy and a bit socially inept, as she'll be ogling a guillotine, wondering about blood getting on certain color outfits, and consider mass murder as a way to escape an embarrassing situation. They're both impressive individuals, but they're human. Which makes them fun to watch. Especially as they grow as individuals due to living as a family together.

And then there's Anya. She's exceptional in her own right, due to being a psychic. She's genuine. Her parents amuse her with their antics, even though they're deadly. She idolizes them and wants to aid in their endeavors. However, she's also just a child. One who might not even be six, as she claimed to get Loid to adopt her. Which means her naïveté gets the better of her. She'll call out her dad's "lies" in her mind as they come up. When she's eavesdropping on folks' thoughts, she'll unintentionally react. Also, she can get overwhelmed by thoughts. It's a lot for her to deal with during the Spy x Family anime.

The dynamic with the characters is especially evident once episode 3 of the Spy x Family anime comes around. This is because that's when we finally see the trio interact as a family for the first time. Anya immediately takes to Yor as her new mother. Loid attempts to get them ready for the interview to blend in, which means experiencing the theater, a museum, and fine dining. They begin working together. Even unintentionally, it happens, as the three work together to help a stranger. They pool together their strengths for the greater good. In so doing, we see how much they all need each other.

There are three people who aren't perfect. They're unique and searching for something. They each have a "mission" of their own. And in the Spy x Family anime, we get to watch them grow and accomplish these goals together. It is equal parts comedic, heartwarming, and thrilling. And it is all because Loid, Yor, and Anya are so well developed.

The Spy x Family anime adaptation is streaming both dubbed and subbed on Crunchyroll. The manga adaptation is being released outside Japan by Viz Media.

The post The Spy x Family Anime Succeeds Because of Its Characters appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:30 PM

tokisaki kurumi shiromuku header figure

Furyu will release a 1/7 scale figure of Kurumi Tokisaki from Date a Live IV. This version of Kurumi will be wearing a shiromuku, which is a traditional all-white Japanese wedding kimono. The version that Kurumi wears in the figure is slightly altered for a more modern aesthetic. Pre-orders will open from April 30 and end on July 7, 2022. [Thanks, Hobby Dengeki!]

There is a red gradation effect on the bottom of the inner kimono, and the outer edges of the outside layer are red and black. She also has in her right hand Zafkiel's flintlock pistol, and she is holding onto the sleeve of the shiromuku with her left hand. While the traditional shiromuku kimono has a hood-like headdress, Kurumi is instead wearing a more gothic lolita-style one.

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This is not the only Kurumi figure on the horizon. Good Smile Company showed off an unpainted prototype of a Date a Live III Kurumi Tokisaki figma during WonHobby 35. At the same time, it showed a figma of Tohka Yatogami. The Tohka figure is open for pre-order on the Good Smile Company website. It will come out in Japan in December 2022, and February 2023 for North America.

The Date a Live IV Kurumi Tokisaki (Shiromuku Version) 1/7 scale figure will be available for pre-order until July 7, 2022 via the F:NEX website. It will cost 28,380 JPY, which is around $218.65. F:NEX does not offer overseas shipping.

The post Kurumi Tokisaki Shiromuku Figure Pre-Order Opens appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:00 PM

Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action King Bradley

The official Fullmetal Alchemist The Final Chapter Twitter account shared new stills of King Bradley and his family, including his son Selim Bradley. The new images accompanied an interview with actor Hiroshi Tachi and Kokoro Terada, who play King Bradley and Selim Bradley. Notably, Tachi discussed the "interesting" dynamic between the two characters. [Thanks, ryokutya!]

Note: This article includes Fullmetal Alchemist spoilers.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Chapter – Scar the Avenger is the first film in a two-part live-action film series, set to debut later this year. The movies will pick up where the last live-action film left off in 2017. Scar the Avenger and The Last Transmutation will feature a cast of popular Japanese actors. Last month, the Twitter account released a series of stills featuring these actors playing characters such as Van Hohenheim, King Bradley, Ling Yao, and Olivier Mira Armstrong.

The latest series of Fullmetal Alchemist live-action stills focus on King Bradley and his family, including Selim Bradley. The two characters are also known as Wrath and Pride, respectively. Wrath and Pride are two Homunculi that play an important part in Fullmetal Alchemist's story. Importantly, Selim is the second-in-command of the Homunculi, and is arguably King Bradley's senior. To this, Hiroshi Tachi commented that, despite being vastly different in age, Terada was a "brilliant actor" that was "able to immediately immerse himself into the world's setting."

Terada, a 13-year-old child actor, stated that one of his favorite scenes was when Selim was able to be a regular kid around King Bradley and his wife. In order to differentiate his two personalities, Terada explained that he focused on changes in voice depth. When acting as Pride, Terada also focused on acting arrogant and looking down on people.

Check out the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action stills below.

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The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Chapter – Scar the Avenger live-action movie will premiere in Japanese theaters on May 20, 2022. The second new entry, The Last Transmutation, will debut on June 24, 2022. There is no confirmation of an English or Western release.

The post Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Stills Show King Bradley and His Son appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:30 AM

koumajou remilia scarlet symphony trailer

CFK released a launch trailer for Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, showing off some gameplay. The launch trailer also outlines some of the bonus materials included in the game's limited edition box set. The set will include a CD of the game's original soundtrack, as well as a 34-page illustration and design booklet. It will cost ¥7,000 (about $53). [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony is an HD remaster of the 2009 Japanese fan-made doujin game Koumajou Densetsu: Scarlet Symphony. It is a side-scrolling Castlevania-style Touhou game, and follows protagonist Reimu Hakurei in her fight against the residents of the Scarlet Devil Castle. CFK initially announced it would release the game for Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021, before pushing the release to 2022.

Notably, the HD remaster will include full voice acting. The launch trailer showcases some snippets of each character's voice lines. Furthermore, the game will include bonus content that did not appear in the original release. The game will include subtitles in six languages.

The limited edition will only be available for the Nintendo Switch version. The set will include a physical version of the game, a 34-page illustration and design booklet, a special illustrated acrylic plate, and two CDs including 27 songs from the game's original soundtrack. Both the box art and acrylic plate will feature illustrations by artist Banpai Akira. The set can be purchased through various Japanese online retailers such as Amazon and Animate, each with its own unique bonuses.

You can check out the Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony launch trailer below.


Here are the items included in the limited edition:

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Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony will release for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on July 28, 2022. The limited edition will cost ¥7,000 (about $53).

The post Koumajou Remilia Scarlet Symphony Launch Trailer Released appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Saturday, April 30, 2022 3:00 PM

I'm begging you, Nintendo Nintendo has been in a trend of bringing back its classic games recently — most notably...

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Destructoid Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:15 PM

A light snack With a catchy theme song and colorful characters, Bugsnax "incherritoed" its way into the hearts and PlayStations...

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Destructoid Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:00 PM

The cutest little Purgatory you ever did see We have something delightfully odd and delightfully dark coming from the fine...

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Destructoid Saturday, April 30, 2022 11:00 AM

Choose your own fisticuffs with a new update, including the "original" level of difficulty Sifu players who want a smoother...

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Kotaku Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:30 AM

Bungie was served a bit of a loss this week in its ongoing legal war against cheat makers and sellers. On Wednesday, a federal judge dismissed Bungie's copyright infringement claims against website AimJunkies while agreeing with the cheat seller's legal defense that the Destiny publisher's other, non-trademark-related…


PCGamesN Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:53 AM
     Battlefield 2042 and FIFA 22 Game Pass likely coming soon

It looks like a FIFA 22 and Battlefield 2042 Game Pass release could happen as soon as next week, according to a couple of new rumours - including a leak from the Xbox store itself showing EA's multiplayer game and football game as part of the Game Pass May games.

While only still a rumour, EA has increased the amount of games available on Game Pass for Xbox and PC via its EA Play app recently - such as Dragon Age 2 and Star Wars Squadrons in April. Now, it seems as if the publisher is readying one of the best sports games on PC and a struggling shooter for Game Pass.

Battlefield 2042 first leaked as an imminent Game Pass release on a couple of European storefronts, as reported by German site Xbox Dynasty (via ResetEra) and Polish site XGP (via Reddit). The page for the FPS game had a Game Pass badge added to it, and Xbox Dynasty reported that both it and FIFA 22 are now available on Game Pass - they just can't be downloaded yet.

PCGamesN Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:51 AM
     Survival game The Long Dark gets paid season pass this year

In its latest developer diary, Hinterland Studio says that a The Long Dark season pass is coming "later this year" - which will represent the first paid DLC for the popular survival game since it was released eight years ago in 2014, as the studio founder hands the reins to a new lead.

In a lengthy April update on Steam, Hinterland founder Raphael van Lierop talks about the future of The Long Dark and the changes coming to the open-world game - specifically, about the team's plans to "decouple" the sandbox survival mode and the story mode. He explains how The Long Dark has steadily "increased in scope and complexity" to the point where it has become "unwieldy".

Furthermore, the close connection between the two modes meant that certain planned updates for one mode "couldn't really be done because of how they might impact the other". However, the team is now at the stage where it can "update survival independently of story". According to Raphael, players can now expect "a whole new era of survival mode content updates that will bring new life and new energy back into The Long Dark".

PCGamesN Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:25 AM
     Dead Space dev on PUBG horror game:

It's been a long time since we heard anything on the PUBG horror game from the creator of Dead Space, but apparently it is "almost time" for The Callisto Protocol gameplay reveal - possibly even at Summer Game Fest in June, in fact.

The Callisto Protocol is a new horror action-adventure game set in the PUBG Battlegrounds universe - for some reason - made by Striking Distance Studios, which includes several members of the ex-Visceral team that made Dead Space, such as series creator Glen Schofield. So, it's an exciting prospect - except that we haven't heard anything about it since its reveal at The Game Awards in 2020.

Now, founder Glen Schofield has revealed some new concept art from The Callisto Protocol on his Twitter account, showing a creepy zombie-like human covered in an organic mass. Tantalisingly, Schofield also confirms that "it's almost time to show you the real thing". The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley replied with the classic teasing 'watching' emote. Given that Keighley also hosts Summer Game Fest in June, it's not that far of a stretch to imagine The Callisto Protocol getting a proper reveal at the show.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, April 30, 2022 4:00 AM

Happy May Day weekend, reader dear! Whether you consider this a celebration of spring, the start of summer, a day for workers, or just a long weekend, may you have a good'un. We've had a busy fortnight, with CJ Wheeler joining us as a news reporter and me becoming associate editor (I am still not sure what that means). So how nice that we'll be away on Monday, returning on Tuesday. What are you playing until then? Here's what we're clicking on.

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Siliconera Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 AM

Square Enix Golden Week Sale

Square Enix is hosting its yearly Golden Week sale on the Square Enix online store. This year's discounted lineup includes games and merchandise from the Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy series, as well as NieR Replicant. The company is also selling vinyl records of music from Final Fantasy XIV at discounted prices. The Golden Week sale will run until May 6, 2022 in North America. Discounted items will vary depending on region.

For games, Square Enix is offering a variety of games ranging from 25% to 50% off base price. These include Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package, and Kingdom Hearts III. Other games include the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy, and NieR Replicant remaster. Prices are listed below:

  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (Switch, PS4) - $19.99
  • Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package (PS4) - $29.99
  • Kingdom Hearts III Standard Edition (PS4, Xbox One) - $9.99
  • NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139... Standard Edition (PS4, Xbox One) - $19.99
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5, PS4, Xbox One) - $29.99
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Edition (PS5, PS4) - $49.99

Additionally, Square Enix is selling the FFXIV Endwalker vinyl single at 20% off, as well as other Blu-ray and CD soundtracks. These include past arrangement albums and original soundtracks from FFXIV, as well as live recordings of The Primals and the FFVII Remake Intergrade OST CD.

  • Endwalker 7-Inch Vinyl Single (Vinyl) - $22.39
  • Scions & Sinners: Final Fantasy XIV Arrangement Album (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
  • Death Unto Dawn: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack (Blu-Ray) - $37.49
  • Shadowbringers: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack (Blu-Ray) - $37.49
  • Final Fantasy XIV - The Best (Blu-Ray) - $37.49
  • Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album Vol. 2 (Blu-Ray) - $44.99
  • The Primals Zepp Tour 2018 - Trial By Shadow (Blu-Ray) - $41.24
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Original Soundtrack (CD) - $26.24

Finally, Square Enix is also selling merchandise from the Final Fantasy series. This includes the FFXIV Fat Cat Tissue box cover. Notably, several of the FF VII Remake Play Arts Kai series figures are available for a 25% discount. Others include Play Arts Kai figures of Gabranth from FFXII and Cindy Aurum from FFXV, and Bring Arts figures from FFIX.

Separately, Square Enix is selling new Kingdom Hearts merchandise as part of the series' 20th anniversary.

The Square Enix Golden Week sale will run until May 6, 2022. Discounted items are available for purchase via the North American Square Enix store.

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Destructoid Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:00 AM

Flying Visit Hey folks! Welcome to this week's Whatcha Been Playing! This will be a shorter deal than usual, as...

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Latest Games on Play iDev Games Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:20 AM
     A cute retro mobile platformer about a young boy who comes his kidnapped brother to the rescue....

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     What's up all? Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for Egyptian Ball. Their message follows. Egyptian Ball is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Egyptian Ball Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and Egyptian Ball! No third-party advertising and browser add-ons! Last minute notes Login with your Facebook o...

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Twinfinite Friday, April 29, 2022 11:06 PM
     Today Atlus released the usual daily trailer for its upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, showing one of its demons.

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:21 AM
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Kotaku Friday, April 29, 2022 3:10 PM

Overwatch had a nontraditional approach to keeping score. Typically, competitive shooters like Apex Legends and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds keep a running list of kills, points, and team ranking on a shared scoreboard. Overwatch, instead, used a less specific system that awarded an individual gold, silver, and…


Kotaku Friday, April 29, 2022 2:55 PM

Here's how I know Nintendo Switch Sports is a good party game: I now hate my friends.


Kotaku Friday, April 29, 2022 1:20 PM

I don't need to tell you that the Call of Duty franchise is massively popular. Equally, you're already well aware that the Modern Warfare sub-franchise within Call of Duty is pretty successful too. So it's no surprise that we are getting another Call of Duty Modern Warfare, this one a sequel to the 2019 MW reboot.…


Kotaku Friday, April 29, 2022 12:55 PM

Yesterday, Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse announced that the latest update for their open world RPG would be delayed, a first for a live service game that's been reliably consistent for the past two years. The official Twitter account said that version 2.7 would be postponed because of "project progress," and that…


Kotaku Friday, April 29, 2022 12:45 PM

If there's anything that's going to finally get me back into the terrifying prospect of a crowded, dark room with poor ventilation, it's Sam Raimi directing a Doctor Strange sequel. But unless Strange PhD has cast another of his wayward spells, I'm going to be spending far too much time staring at the background…


Kotaku Friday, April 29, 2022 12:40 PM

RIP Wii Sports. Bowling only has ten pins. Boxing is gone. The most anticipated mode—golf—isn't even available yet. But perhaps the most egregious crime committed by Nintendo Switch Sports is how it totally sidelines Miis, the lovable oddball player-created avatars who've defined Nintendo accounts for years. However,…


Kotaku Friday, April 29, 2022 12:30 PM

The Overwatch 2 beta has arrived, and it's come bearing gifts for tank and damage players who've received a bunch of new bells and whistles to mess around with. But alas, healers, the stalwart cornerstone of the team-based shooter, are feeling left by the wayside. Blizzard just rolled out a patch for the beta, and…


PCGamesN Friday, April 29, 2022 1:23 PM
     Valheim update shows off new Mistlands creatures and ruins

Developer Iron Gate has posted a short but tantalising Valheim update to the game's Steam news page, providing fresh information on development for the survival game's newest Mistlands biome. The update shows off a couple of structures that the Valheim dev team has been working on for the Mistlands, with some rather striking stone designs, as well as unveiling the biome's first mammal, the Mistlands hare.

The work-in-progress Mistlands area, which is the first new biome since the game's release, is still under construction. While you can visit it in-game, there is currently very little there and no active creature spawns can be found. Originally it featured giant trees and spiderwebs, although these were removed in a patch last November and the current location is fairly barren.

The Iron Gate team says that "just like the other areas of Valheim, the Mistlands were once a place where civilisations of old built homes and strongholds alike. In the past month we have been finalising the designs of these structures and we quite like how they fit in the world!" The devs note that these designs may change somewhat before they arrive in the final game, as they have been built mostly intact but the intention is to turn them into weathered ruins to emphasise their age.

RELATED LINKS: Valheim system requirements, Valheim building tips, Valheim progression guide

PCGamesN Friday, April 29, 2022 3:48 PM
     Genshin Impact 2.7 delay announced by Miyoho

Developer Mihoyo has announced a Genshin Impact 2.7 delay, stating that the next big Genshin Impact 2.7 release date has been temporarily postponed. The delay is likely at least in part due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai where Mihoyo is based. This means players will have to wait a bit longer for the much anticipated new Genshin Impact characters Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, who are due to arrive in the version 2.7 update.

Fans of the open-world RPG were anticipating a May 11 release date for version 2.7, based on the regular six week development cycle that Genshin Impact updates have mostly stuck to in the past. However, this announcement almost certainly means that the update will be arriving a little later down the line. The official Genshin Impact Twitter account which announced the delay did not give a specific timeframe, but said Mihoyo "will provide the corresponding information to Travellers as soon as possible."

Datamined information for Genshin Impact 2.7 means some of the key components of the update are already out there. Part of the 2.7 trailer has been leaked, though it doesn't give away much new information. New character Yelan's ascension materials are already likely known, so check out our guide if you want to use the extra time provided by the delay to prepare the things you need to level her up when she arrives.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, April 29, 2022 3:46 PM
     Genshin Impact 2.7 release date, delay, and banners

Want to know about the Genshin Impact 2.7 release date? Genshin Impact's 2.6 update dropped on March 30, and we already have enough information on the next update to highlight what's coming up next. The devs have even officially confirmed two new Genshin Impact characters, both of which are rumoured to join the open-world game next month.

Datamined information for Genshin Impact 2.7 has already appeared online, giving us a glimpse of Yelan and Kuki Shinobu's abilities. We also know what Yelan's ascension materials are likely to be - check out our guide to gather everything you need ahead of time to level up her talents immediately.

Most of the leaks in the Genshin Impact 2.7 update focus on the new characters, with more information to come over the next few weeks. We've put together a guide on everything that's being talked about currently, and we'll update it as more information comes to light. Here's everything we know about the Genshin Impact 2.7 update so far.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 29, 2022 6:47 PM

Our Nate (RPS in peace) is a big fan of Age Of Empires 2, calling it the best strategy game ever made and, in his Definitive Edition review saying it was still that, "but now, there's a lot more of it."

Well, there's more of it again, now, with the release of the Dynasties Of India DLC. If you want to watch an elephant headbutt a pyramid until it bursts, watch the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 29, 2022 6:07 PM

For me, the fun of Rocket League lies entirely in how its supersonic acrobat rocket-powered battle cars control. That means it's still fun even if you remove the ball and, say, turn it into a free-for-all battle royale about punting opponent cars out of bounds. That's what the time limited Knockout Bash mode does, which is available from now until May 10th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 29, 2022 5:39 PM

Creative Assembly have laid out the 2022 development roadmap for Total War: Warhammer 3. It contains detailed descriptions of the fixes and balance tweaks to come over the next few months, but the exciting stuff will all land this autumn, including the series-spanning Immortal Empires, mod tools and the first of several revamps for the series' older races.

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Pirate 'em up Skull & Bones has been delayed and delayed, and is currently expected to reach port sometime this year or next. It's been a while since we last saw it in action, but four minutes of footage leaked earlier today, showing a walkthrough of the game designed to prime journalists or testers before they play the game.

The seemingly old footage has already been taken down, but the official Skull & Bones Twitter account has tweeted a hint that it won't be long before we see something more official.

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Twinfinite Friday, April 29, 2022 6:35 PM
     Today Cloud Imperium Games released the new Alpha update for Star Citizen, numbered 3.17, alongside a few new videos.

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     Today third-party developers had news and releases to share for Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, including the launch of the BAE 146.

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     Despite releasing back in 2017, Dead Cells is still going strong, releasing plenty of DLC, each of which is packed to the brim with new features, maps, and gameplay tweaks. At PAX East, I got to sit down and speak with the developers behind the game, picking their brains regarding the future plans for the […]

Twinfinite Friday, April 29, 2022 2:42 PM
     Nippon Ichi Software released another trailer of the upcoming real-time strategy JRPG GrimGrimoire OnceMore.

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     Announced today in a tweet is that Until Dawn spiritual successor The Quarry has officially gone gold and is on track for its June 10 release date. The tweet includes a short video celebrating the news with a nice campfire setting. The tweet reads: #TheQuarry has officially gone GOLD and we're extremely proud of our […]

Twinfinite Friday, April 29, 2022 1:04 PM
     Ryu Ga Gotoku studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama provided a small development update on the next Yakuza game from Nico Nico Chokaigi.

Siliconera Friday, April 29, 2022 3:00 PM

best nintendo sports game wii bowling

The release of Nintendo Switch Sports has us thinking: which Nintendo sports game is the best? There are a lot of 'em, and many could be a favorite! Here are our choices.

I'm going to make it hard for all of the rest of you by going with Wii Sports Bowling. It's easy to play. You feel good about yourself, because it isn't destined for the gutters like it is in real life. You get to be active, but not "exhausted and sweaty" active. Everyone can play it. There's a great balance to this inviting sport. — Jenni

best nintendo sports game ring fit adventure

Do fitness games count as sports games? I hope so, because I really had (and continue to have) a blast with Ring Fit Adventure. One of the longstanding issues with fitness games since the Wii era has been the suspicion that they just can't give an adult a workout that beats a decent selection of exercise videos (or a gym membership) without being as boring as those things.

Even certified classics like Wii Sports and Wii Fit tend to treat the exercise aspect as incidental while paying lip service to the idea that a game can help you stay healthy. Ring Fit finally proved it, though, by actually having challenging, resistance-based exercises using the included resistance ring. It isn't perfect (I still curse the leg strap at least once a week), but it's a great tool for getting you moving in a way that regular walks and stretches don't, while keeping things fun and breezy. — Josh

best nintendo sports game nintendo pocket football club calciobit

Nintendo and its development partners have really refined what makes a great sports game, over and over. So the game I want to highlight? It could really use a more substantial shot. Nintendo Pocket Football Club, only released in PAL territories on the 3DS eShop, updated and polished Japanese release Calciobit into a real gem.

Way more approachable than Football Manager, NPFC takes a Kairosoft-like approach to building and training up a soccer team. There are fun players to recruit! There are powerful training combos to find! And hey, there's something about watching your hard work make a difference on the pitch.

If only developer ParityBit would take a breather from Derby Stallion releases and give the partnership another shot. — Graham

What is your favorite Nintendo sports game? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! And read our other handy roundtables for more thoughts from the Siliconera team.

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Siliconera Friday, April 29, 2022 2:00 PM

Hololive Houshou Marine Pop Up Parade Figure Costs Slightly More Than Usual

Another Hololive Vtuber Pop Up Parade figure is on the way, as one for Houshou Marine is up next. It will show up in Japan in September 2022 and North America in November 2022. This one is also more expensive than usual. It will cost ¥5,500/$49.99. Following the announced price increase for the line. these figures normally cost ¥4,800/$43.99. Good Smile Company didn't mention a reason for the increased cost.

Marine is part of the third generation of Japanese Hololive Vtubers. She's in Hololive Fantasy alongside Shirogane Noel and Usada Pekora. She is the captain of the Houshou Pirates. Though really, that is her dream and she just dresses up as one. She's wearing that outfit in her figure. This means she has her normal hat and eyepatch. Also, she's wearing an oversized coat.

Here's a closer look at the upcoming Pop Up Parade figure.
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Another Hololive Fantasy figure appeared recently. Good Smile Company opened up pre-orders for the Noel figma in April 2022 too. The knight will come with her mace and a beef bowl when she's released.

The Pop Up Parade figure of Hololive Vtuber Houshou Marine will appear in September 2022 in Japan and November 2022 in North America. Pre-orders are open until May 25, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 29, 2022 1:00 PM

FFVII Remake Bright Arts Gallery Cactaur and Tonberry Figures Will Appear in 2023

Square Enix announced two new pieces of Final Fantasy VII merchandise. This time, they feature monsters from the remake. They're also part of an entirely new line of decorations. The FFVII Remake Bright Arts Gallery Cactaur and Tonberry figures are in the works. Both are expected to appear in January 2023.

Each Bright Arts Gallery FFVII Remake figure is $39.99. Both are die cast metal figures. Of the two, the Cactaur is slightly taller. It will stand at 2.64 inches tall. The Tonberry will be only a little smaller. Its height is listed at 2.17 inches. Square Enix didn't note the exact materials. However, the colors and design make them exactly resemble the foes' in-game appearances.

Here is the Tonberry. It will carry its lantern and knife in its pose.
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And here is the FFVII Remake Bright Arts Gallery Cactaur.
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Square Enix regularly releases merchandise based on FFVII and its remake. For example, one of the more recent items is a Buster Sword alarm clock. It has different color options and plays songs from the game for its alarms.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. The FFVII Remake Cactaur and Tonberry Bright Arts Gallery figures are expected to release in January 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, April 29, 2022 12:30 PM

Hololive Error Train Arc Begins and Gets Its Own Site

Hololive Error is Cover's horror project starring its Vtubers and telling a story that appears in videos and an upcoming horror game. Now that a new arc kicked off, there is a new site to go with it. The Hololive Error Train Arc began with episode 9, and people can now explore a site alongside the three episodes in this portion of the story.

First, in case people missed out, here are the three most recent episodes in this arc. Keep in mind that if you didn't watch the first eight episodes, there will be spoilers and you might get lost. There are English subtitles for each one, should someone turn on closed captions.

First, here's Chapter 9: The Ghost of Aogami Station, the episode that kicks off the Train Arc. Oozora Subaru shows up as Ukai Kaoru, Yozora Mel appears as Kisaragi Saya, Ookami Mio appears as Kamishiro Miku, Shirakami Fubuki plays Shirayuki Inari, and Yukihana Lamy is Yukihara Touka.

Episode 10 is Error in Normalcy. It adds Usada Pekora as Mizuta Uzuki.

The most recent episode is Chapter 11: Ghost Train. It launched on April 29, 2022 and focuses on the main "player" character, Uzuki, and Akane. However, Yuka is comes up as well.

As for the site, it gathers information about this arc together. People can see a story synopsis, the profiles of the characters present in this section, and direct links to the latest chapters in the story.

The Hololive Error Train Arc is ongoing. The full version of the Hololive Error game will appear in 2022.

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