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GamersHeroes Monday, February 7, 2022 11:12 AM

The official game of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime, CyberConnect 2 and SEGA's Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles will make its way to the Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe on June 10.

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Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 5:57 PM

The debate between Star Trek and Star Wars is older than time—I know it's older than I am anyway—and it reared its head as recently as the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle, which poses a brain-breaking question.


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 5:40 PM

Over the weekend, a tweet blew up reminding the world of BioShock Infinite's "Bread Boy", a very strange, joyous little man from the game's Burial At Sea DLC.


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 4:55 PM

Pokémon Legends: Arceus has sold like gangbusters, received largely positive reviews, and achieved the highest user score of any game in the series in years. That hasn't stopped it from being mired in controversy when it comes to its graphics, however. A week after the game's release, the debate over how good (or bad)…


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 3:50 PM

Several unique items have yet to be unearthed in the PlayStation 5 remake of Demon's Souls, trusted modder and dataminer Lance McDonald recently stated on Twitter. That said, he's not quite ready to give up the details.


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 3:10 PM

This is a little PSA to note that Horizon Forbidden West, Guerrilla Games' highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn, is $10 cheaper if you pre-order it through your PlayStation 4 rather than buying the PlayStation 5 version.


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 2:35 PM

Hey, have you heard about this game called Wordle? You probably have. At this point, the only people who haven't heard of Wordle are folks with no internet access, and honestly, it's likely some of them have heard about it, too. And now, thanks to one clever and bored hardware hacker, the daily word puzzle game has…


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 1:15 PM

For years, the teabag has been the go-to competitive Halo taunt: you can condense an entire victory speech within a few seconds. You've likely experienced, if not doled out, a teabag at some point while playing Halo Infinite. Possibly you've even bought the teabag gun charm for some extra burn. But I've noticed a…


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 12:55 PM

Twitch streamer Hasan "Hasanabi" Piker was Twitter's main character February 4 after catching the internet's ire for buying an expensive-ass car. What normally wouldn't be a big deal—going into a dealership and walking out with a new vehicle—was blown outta proportion in Piker's case because the popular political…


Kotaku Monday, February 7, 2022 12:15 PM

The Wordle phenomenon isn't going anywhere yet. One of the best side-effects is the number of clones and spin-offs that are being produced by others inspired by the simplicity of the daily puzzle game. The latest to catch our eye (and there have been many others) is Globle, a geographic interpretation of the form,…


PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 4:55 PM
     Here's how all five Lost Ark classes work in action

The Lost Ark early access release time lands very soon, and even if you're not picking up a Founder's Pack, the wide free-to-play launch is still coming this week. There are five Lost Ark classes, each of which has its own set of powers and abilities. So which one should you choose if you're jumping in? Luckily, the developers have spent last few weeks working with a variety of YouTubers to provide extensive breakdowns of how each class works in action.

The Assassin is a melee fighter that focuses on mobility and burst damage at the expense of health and defense, using demonic power to fight the demon hordes. As with the other classes, Assassin eventually splits into another advanced class.

The Shadow Hunter can shapeshift into demonic forms, building a meter with human form attacks in order to power up those abilities. The Death Blade is more complex, wielding three swords to deliver advanced combo moves, building up a meter for supercharged power.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMOS and MMORPGs on PC, Upcoming PC games, Best fantasy games on PC

PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 1:12 PM
     Apex Legends Season 12 release time not quite confirmed

Apex Legends: Defiance - the official name of Season 12 - is out tomorrow, and while we basically know when it's out, the developers haven't officially confirmed that information just yet. That said, it's a pretty safe assumption that the Apex Legends Season 12 release time will land at the same moment as all the seasons that have come before, so if you've forgotten those details, we're here to help.

Based on previous season release times, Apex Legends: Defiance should go live on February 8 at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT. If we see a developer tweet something to the contrary, we'll update, but for now you're safe to expect the update to land at that time.

The Apex Legends Season 12 release date will bring us a new legend with Mad Maggie, as well as a new ranked system and a "sabotaged" version of Olympus. We're also getting a new 9v9 mode called Control, a series of login bonuses, and an array of balance changes, though we won't know full details on the latter until the patch notes arrive.

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 12:34 PM
     Elden Ring dungeon locations

Want to know where to find all of the Elden Ring dungeons? This open-world game has many optional areas to explore in every region, more so than any other FromSoftware game. These dungeons house some vitally important gear, from healing items and weapons to key items required to unlock new areas.

The dungeons are particularly tough as enemies are waiting to pounce on any unsuspecting adventurers daring enough to enter. Some even have deadly traps to avoid an untimely demise from a poison dart or a gargoyle tower burning you to a crisp.

We go over in far more detail elsewhere how to beat each of the Elden Ring bosses and where to find all of the well-hidden collectibles in every dungeon, such as the Elden Ring Ashes of War and the Elden Ring crystal tears. For now, though, if you simply want to find each one of the optional Elden Ring dungeons, you can find a list of their locations below.

RELATED LINKS: Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions

PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 11:54 AM
     The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 keycap gets an Asus ROG makeover

Last year, an adorable GeForce RTX 3080 keycap served as a prelude to persisting graphics card supply issues. While we tried our best, using the replica in a nerdy summoning ritual failed to spawn stock, and it looks like component shortages could continue throughout 2022. Perhaps we'll have more luck with a dinky board partner tribute, as Asus' ROG GPU is also now available as a shift key.

The Asus ROG Strix Touchstone keycap is precisely what it says on the tin, and it even comes in a tiny GPU style box. Better still, you can even spin the card's fans with your finger, which is the closest many of us will get to playing with an Nvidia RTX card this year.

That said, while the keycap was previously listed on Zfrontier for 399 Chinese Yuan ($63 USD), it looks the Chinese retailer is currently awaiting more stock.

RELATED LINKS: RTX 2070 Super review, RTX 2060 Super review, Best graphics card

PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 11:41 AM
     This is your last chance ever to get anime game Jump Force

Bandai Namco announced last year that the anime fighting game Jump Force and all its DLC would be delisted in February 2022, and, well… It's February 2022. You'll still be able to pick up physical copies of the console versions, obviously, but for PC players this is going to be your last chance ever to pick up the anime game or any of its additional content.

Jump Force will be delisted from Steam and digital stores for PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch on February 7 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST, or February 8 at 1am GMT. That's less than 24 hours away as this post goes live, so if you're reading this and want to pick the game up, you'll want to head to Steam as quickly as you can. DLC will also be delisted at this time.

If you buy it, you will continue to have access to the game and any DLC you've purchased after Jump Force is delisted. However, most online services will be shut down on August 25. Unranked online fights will continue to be available, but otherwise it's going to be a mostly solo affair.

PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 11:55 AM
     Destiny 2: what is the Legendary Lost Sector today?

Are you looking for the Legend or Master Lost Sector locations in Destiny 2? While many Destiny 2 Exotics can be bought from Xûr or even in the world loot pool, the Exotics in these special Lost Sector instances cannot, forcing players to explore these dangerous areas if they want the best equipment available. To make matters worse, you have to complete them on your own to get a chance at the best rewards.

Before you can take on Legend Lost Sectors, you need to complete all the normal Lost Sectors first. If you don't, the new Legend Lost Sectors will not appear on the map. There are two quests per day in which the location, modifiers, and rewards rotate out for something new. The location for the Legend Lost Sector quests appear with the daily reset at 5pm UTC.

It's important to remember that Exotic drops are not guaranteed after completing these quests, so you may have to run through the same Lost Sector multiple times. You can go through them quests with a fireteam, but your rewards will be reduced to Enhancement Cores only.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 11:10 AM
     Genshin Impact Kokomi banner rerun and abilities

Looking for the Sangonomiya Kokomi rerun banner? Sangonomiya Kokomi leads the Sangonomiya Resistance, from the Sangonomiya Shrine in Watatsumi Island in Inazuma. She is a strategic genius, and her wisdom has led the resistance to victory many times. According to Gorou, "Were it not for Her Excellency, not a single one of Watatsumi Island's victories would have been possible". Here's the best Genshin Impact Kokomi build and ultimate team comp to utilise her healing abilities.

Although Kokomi is already available to play as a new Genshin Impact character, it's now been confirmed that she will be getting a banner rerun as part of phase two of the Genshin Impact 2.5 update, alongside a Raiden Shogun rerun banner. These two banners will be "tying in with the storylines and events coming in the new version".

The 2.5 update will also introduce Yae Miko, a five-star Electro Catalyst user. We already know a lot about Yae Miko's abilities, and you can already start farming Yae's ascension materials for when she appears on the next Genshin Impact banner.

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

PCGamesN Monday, February 7, 2022 11:10 AM
     Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun rerun banner and abilities

When is the Raiden Shogun rerun banner? Genshin Impact's popular Electro Archon was revealed in the 2.0 livestream event, and joined the list of NPCs hailing from Inazuma in the Genshin Impact 2.0 update. Although her original banner has been and gone, it's been confirmed that she will get a rerun in the later phase of the  2.5 update sometime after the next Genshin Impact banner.

Raiden Ei, also known as Raiden Shogun, the Electro Archon, and the God of Eternity (just to confuse matters) is the leader of Inazuma and commands an army, led by Kujou Sara. Ei believes in achieving divine eternity, and to that end, Visions should be harvested and inlaid to the statue of the Thousand-Armed, Hundred-Eyed God.

Although Raiden Ei is a formidable character, there are other characters in Inazuma prepared to help you, including Gorou, the leader of the resistance, as well as new Genshin Impact characters: Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu. If you're hoping to pull Ei in future updates, here are Raiden Shogun's ascension materials and the best Raiden Shogun builds.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 7, 2022 3:57 PM

Death's Door is a great little game. I've been meaning to play it properly for a while, ever since I was told that you can slice signposts in half and then when you try and read it there's only half of the text left. And so what better game, I thought, to test out the new cloud gaming beta on the Xbox this weekend? (In fact, I ended up downloading the game because it streamed fine at like 10am but at peak times it went all pixely, like someone had huffed on my glasses.)

Reader, I bloody love Death's Door. Like Katharine said, it's kind of a more gentle Soulslike, with a Studio Ghibli-esque flair to the character design and world. Also, there are fun jokes like a gravedigger being called Steadhone and stuff. But I also hate Death's Door, because it's still not an easy game, and I think I ended up playing it improperly this weekend.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 7, 2022 12:00 PM

The creators of skateboarding game OlliOlli World sent word that Danny Trejo, of Danny Trejo fame, would feature in their video game. After filing our OlliOlli World review, I investigated and, yup, you stumble across him in one particularly fiendish level, where he is being used as promotional bait by a scheming business frog. Good thing no real company would stoop so low as to use Daniel T's likeness in such a cynical, ultimately successful way.

Ahem. Well, if Danny Trejo can show up in this kickflip 'em up, what other cameos may appear? We used the game's character customisation menu to cook up some possibilities.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 7, 2022 11:29 AM

One year after announcing a paid expansion for Factorio, the developers still haven't revealed much of what it'll bring. But they have now confirmed something that might not be big but is large: they plan for the expansion to feel as big as the whole base game all over again. Factorio is not a small game, so that's an impressive plan.

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Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 4:29 PM

Take-Two Interactive Software announced new sales numbers for Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 during its conference call.

The post Grand Theft Auto V Has Shipped Over 160 Million Units; Red Dead Redemption 2 at Nearly 43 Million appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 4:20 PM

Take-Two Interactive Software announced its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2022, which ended on Dec. 31, 2021.

The post Take-Two Announces "Strong" Financial Results & Increases Full Fiscal Year Prediction appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 4:12 PM

***The following article contains MAJOR spoilers for the entirety of Attack on Titan up until this point. If you haven't seen up until Season 4, Episode 21 of Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2, please come back after you've watched it.*** Considering the first episode ever of Attack on Titan is called To You, […]

The post Attack on Titan's S2 ED Hid the Events of S4 E21 in Plain Sight appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 3:54 PM

Today third-party developers had news and releases to share about their add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The post Microsoft Flight Simulator A32NX Airbus A320 Gets CPDLC; Prague Airport Gets Release Date & Nanki-Shirahama Gets New Screenshots appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 3:14 PM

Rocket Panda Games released a new trailer of the upcoming 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker: Omnia introducing one of the playable characters.

The post Phantom Breaker: Omnia Trailer Shows Introduces Shizuka appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 12:46 PM

Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance goes live on Feb. 8, and, as usual, it's bringing a number of changes to the game, both familiar and brand-new. Defiance is a new Legend, significant map updates, a 9v9 LTM mode, and more. Here's everything you need to know. New Legend: Mad Maggie Everything New in Apex Legends […]

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Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 12:14 PM

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Batman, Matt Reeves and DC Comics are teaming up with ABRAMS Books and James Field to bring fans a one of the kind art book. Titled The Art of The Batman, this hardcover is currently available for pre-order at a price point of $45 on the official ABRAMS […]

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Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 11:49 AM

Earlier today, Disco Elysium – The Final Cut Jamais Vu update is now available for PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. In this new patch, players will get a lot of quality of life updates, and even some new content. New secret achievements – time to hunt! Multiple fixes for crashes Gigantic load time optimisations when switching […]

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Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 11:36 AM

The artificial intelligence-dedicated arm of Sony, Sony AI teased the reveal of its "gaming flagship," and it's likely about Gran Turismo 7.

The post Sony AI To Reveal Project Likely Related to Gran Turismo 7 This Week appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 11:29 AM

Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance goes live tomorrow, Feb. 8, and Respawn has just released another trailer to show off a few of the notable cosmetics that'll be coming in the Battle Pass. Legendary skins are coming for both Loba and Seer this time around alongside reactive skins for the Hemlok at the end of […]

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Twinfinite Monday, February 7, 2022 11:19 AM

Today 2K Games and Visual Concepts released a new trailer of the upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K22, showing returning legends.

The post WWE 2K22 Gets New Trailer Revealing Chyna, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Big Boss Man, & Booker T appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Monday, February 7, 2022 1:00 PM

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie hit 10 billion yen

Toho Movie announced that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has reached a revenue of 10.4 billion yen (~$90.4 million) with over 7.6 million tickets sold. The anime movie surpassed the 10 billion yen milestone 43 days after it came out in Japanese theaters on December 24, 2021.

The movie adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen's prequel has become one of the most popular anime movies. It grossed over 5.8 billion yen with 4.3 million tickets sold within its first 11 days. However, it still did not come anywhere close to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train. The Demon Slayer movie hit the 10 billion mark in just ten days after its release in October 2020.

The Japan Academy Film Prize Association had also put Jujutsu Kaisen 0 as one of the nominees for the Best Animation of the Year. The nominee list also includes Evangelion 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon a Time. Revenue-wise, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 outpaced Evangelion, which needed four months from March to July 2021 to reach 10 billion yen. The association will announce the award winner in March 2022.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is immediately available to watch in Japanese theaters. The English version of the movie will be available in the USA and Canada on March 18, 2022. This release will include both subtitles and dubs. The movie will also appear in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and French-speaking African countries at an unspecified date.

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Siliconera Monday, February 7, 2022 12:30 PM

Rune Factory 5 Digital Pre-order DLC Includes Swimsuits

The Rune Factory 5 digital pre-orders are open, and people who opt in get DLC. Xseed Games announced people who get it will also get The Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack. This includes cosmetic costumes for characters and jump start items. The pack will only be free for folks who order via the eShop. However, it will eventually be sold after launch.

Xseed went over the items in the pack. The two swimsuits are inspired by Rune Factory 4's siblings Forte and Kiel. (The two were both love interests in the game.) The player characters can wear them. As for the New Ranger Care Package Item Pack, it gives you four items to help you get a head start. In each case, you get nine of them. There are nine healing potions, which can restore your health. The nine Cooking Breads can be eaten to learn recipes to make. You can grow the nine tomato seeds in the field to get the crops. And the nine orange juices can be used to recover or give as gifts.

Should someone want to grab it post-launch, it will appear on April 26, 2022. The pack will cost $1.99. The New Ranger Care Package Item Pack items can all be acquired via normal play in-game.

Rune Factory 5 will come to the Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25, 2022 in Europe. Standard, Digital Deluxe, and limited editions will be sold. The Rune Factory 5 The Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack DLC will be sold starting on April 26, 2022. The game is already available in Japan.

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Siliconera Monday, February 7, 2022 12:00 PM

Tempest Galahad is Dawn of the Monsters' Ranged Character

13AM Games and WayForward are working on Dawn of the Monsters, a beat'em up involving kaiju characters beating up alien opponents. As people go through it, they'll be able to fight alone or with a friend using Aegis Prime, Ganira, Megadon, and Tempest Galahad to fight back. WayForward offered Siliconera exclusive details about Tempest Galahad, a mecha designed to fight the invading aliens. She's the one of the four suited to area of effect attacks that foes farther away from her.

Here's WayForward's official profile for Jamila Senai. Based on the background, it makes Tempest Galahad sound as though it takes inspiration from things like Neon Genesis Evangelion or Pacific Rim.

Jamila Senai was handpicked from DAWN's training program to pilot the ATOM (Atomic Telekinetically Operated Mech) Tempest Galahad. Her high synchronicity with the unit combined with her unparalleled piloting abilities have kept her as Tempest's only pilot. The ATOM's Sheol-infused ranged attacks and Jamila's tactical brilliance make her one of DAWN's best weapons against the Nephilim threat.

Each of the Dawn of the Monsters characters falls into their own niche. While someone like Aegis Prime is swift and relies on combos, Tempest Galahad is best when attacking groups at a distance. This means her attacks are designed to help her control where she and her opponents are, as well as deal with enemies. So her Rocketheel Kick dash moves forward to hit, dealing damage and automatically letting her retreat when she's done. Both her Delayed Detonation and Galvanic Gatling Heavy Hold attacks involve projectiles. The former uses one, while the latter involves gunshots. Her Thunderstorm Cannon Cataclysm Attack involves a burst of ranged energy as well. That hits all enemies in front of her in a line.

Here's the Tempest Galahad Rage Attacks moveset.

  • Macroburst Shot (Cost: 2 Rage): Tempest utilizes her large cannon (Mk. XIV Ultimate Laser Cannon) to fire a long-range projectile infused with Sheol energy. It is a narrow, screen-wide attack that stuns and knocks back opponents away from Tempest. A great tool for damage and keeping your distance.
  • Boltshock Mine (Cost: 2 Rage): Tempest jumps back and tosses a mine onto the battlefield. It detonates by pressing same input used to set Boltshock Mine (with no extra rage cost). The detonation contracts the air around it, causing opponents to be pulled towards the mine. After the pull, it explodes, causing a wide burst that knocks up any opponents in the radius. Useful for crowd control and maneuvering.
  • Reload (Cost: 1 Rage): Tempest's most important ability is also her most unique. She loads special bullets in the chamber of her cannon, but the move deals no damage itself. A bar will pop up above Tempest with a visible "sweet spot" and a moving slider. If a button is pressed when the slider overlaps with the blue bar, Tempest is awarded two bullets in the chamber. If the button is pressed any other time or if you press nothing, Tempest is awarded only one bullet. Tempest can only hold a maximum of 4 bullets in the chamber. Timing is critical to maximize the number of bullets! As for what the bullets do, they increase the offensive capabilities of certain attacks. When those attacks are used, a bullet will be spent and a powerful variant of the attack will be unleashed. The attacks that are affected are:
  • Macroburst Shot Loaded Variant (Cost: 2 Rage): Significantly increases damage and adds the shock ailment to enemies. Shocked opponents are stunned for a brief amount of time until it wears off.
  • Boltshock Mine Loaded Variant (Cost: 2 Rage): Increases damage and ionizes the area around the mine, adding the shock ailment to all opponents near the mine.
  • Heavy Hold 1 Loaded Variant: Increases damage and changes it to a multi attack that knocks opponents directly into the air for a combo.
  • Heavy Hold 2 Loaded Variant: Increases damage and pushes back opponents further away from Tempest.
  • Dash Attack Loaded Variant: Increases damage and recoil pushback. Also launches opponents across the arena, causing a wall bounce.

This is how Tempest Galahad looks in action in Dawn of the Monsters.
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In case you missed it, there's also a new story trailer. It also goes over different Dawn of the Monsters characters.

Dawn of the Monsters will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Google Stadia in March 2022.

The post Tempest Galahad is Dawn of the Monsters' Ranged Character appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, February 7, 2022 11:30 AM

FGO Chaldea Cooking

The Japanese edition of Fate/Grand Order is currently running its Valentine's Day event, but some treats are in store even for folks who don't play the game. A new promo campaign called FGO Chaldea Cooking launched, aiming to recreate FGO Valentine's Dat treats in real life [Thanks, Famitsu].


The new FGO Chaldea Cooking series is the result of a partnership between Aniplex and Cookpad, a recipe-sharing platform. Each day from February 7-11, 2022, a special site will be updated with a new Cookpad-produced recipe based on one of the Valentine's Day Craft Essences from the game.

In FGO parlance, a Craft Essence is a piece of equipment that can be assigned to one's Servants before battle. It will boost their stats or add various effects. Each event adds new Craft Essences, and the Valentine's Day-themed ones feature art and flavor text describing the special chocolate given and received by the characters.

The first recipe shared by FGO Chaldea Cooking is based on the Valentine's Day gift from fan-favorite Rider-class Servant Astolfo. Called Rabbit Cute Chocolate, the recipe produces a pair of chocolate cup treats in the shape of sweet bunnies. Check out the video for the recipe below.


The recipe mainly uses white and black chocolate for the rabbits. Food coloring is employed for the hearts. To form the bulk of each rabbit's structure, a slice of Castella cake is chunked up and shaped into the rabbits' heads and ears, then coated with chocolate.

FGO Chaldea Cooking will update daily from February 7-11, 2022. The Fate/Grand Order Japan Valentine's Day event is ongoing, and adds a new Servant based on Fate/Hollow Ataraxia heroine Bazett. Fate/Grand Order itself is available on iOS and Android devices.

The post FGO Chaldea Cooking Recreates Astolfo's Valentine Chocolate appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, February 7, 2022 11:01 AM

Games in a series are always going to have commonalities. It's a given. However with the Rune Factory line, there would be a tendency for certain themes to vary from game to game. The original started things off. The sequel focused on the second generation being the "important" one. The third introduced a protagonist who would be able to shift between human and monster. Rune Factory 4 offered the idea of the protagonist being something of an authority figure. Rather than a more drastic leap to the next new theme or idea, people might find Rune Factory 5 feeling more like a jump to the left. Especially in the first hour or so.

As with every entry, Rune Factory 5 begins with an amnesiac protagonist. You initially know who you are and what you're capable of as the game begins. However when coming to the rescue of Hina, one of Rigbarth's children, you lose your memory. You're brought to town, tested to make sure you possess no ill intent, and are inducted into Seed. (Not the FFVIII mercenary group, but also it is a group of folks who declare themselves protectors and errand-people for people.) You take on requests from the bulletin board or people you meet. You manage the small bit of farmland behind headquarters, where you also live. You sometimes visit different nearby locations and fight monsters. It's typical fare for the series. But given your role as a Seed member, you feel like a person in charge in town. People are relying on you the same way they did the prince/princess in Rune Factory 4.

Marvelous XSEED

Perhaps because it is following in the same sorts of footsteps, getting started is fairly easy. The initial tutorials are quite hands-on. You're given a hoe, turnip seeds, and a watering can, so you can start growing. This provides income and access to runes to boost your RP. You'll always have one farming tool and one weapon actively equipped, with the left and right buttons on the d-pad letting you switch between them. Swapping what you're using (or carrying) can be done with a tap of the L button. But if you want to sift through the bag for things, you can too. Pressing a button repeatedly in front of an area where an action can be repeated means, well, you repeat it. So if there are 8 unplowed plots of land, you equip the hoe, and you keep tapping, you'll automatically move forward tilling the soil. The same goes for planting and watering. Like Rune Factory 4, your farmland is in town, connected to a major facility and your place of business, and you start out with a small, manageable plot.

Another early task involves meeting many of the notable residents around town. This also means seeing important shops like the blacksmith and general store when you do. While running directly to each point of interest is an option, fast travel is immediately available. There are certain spots on the map which you can instantly teleport to. (The one right outside your home/office is the most handy early on.) And those you don't meet on this morning run. Well. The game helps make sure you meet a few other townsfolk on its other early billboard quest. Things are clearly labeled.

Preview: Rune Factory 5 Feels a Lot Like Rune Factory 4 3

From there, it gets into another gameplay element pulled from Rune Factory 4. In the previous game, you could use your royal Princess/Princess Points to enact Orders. This would lead to things like Festivals. Well, in the main office, you'll speak with "Eliza" to enact Initiatives. You'll again earn points for actions, which you then can put toward festivals for the town. The early options all cost 1,000, and involve things like cooking, crops, and minigames.

As for the last part of the tutorial, it gets into the battling itself. Yes, within the first two hours of Rune Factory 5, you'll head into your first dungeon. Which will look familiar, as its the area in which the game begins. The girl you rescued's mother was with her and didn't return from the trip. Her brother Murakumo and Hina essentially task you with finding her. This means heading back into the woods. And again, things feel a lot like Rune Factory 4. The difference is perspective, since this is a 3D, third-person affair. You'll happen upon an area. It will likely feature a gate that spawns monsters. In some situations, you'll be trapped in that spot until you beat them all. The foes you defeat might drop important resources, like cloth or fur. As you go through, you'll eventually happen upon a major boss. Of course, save points appear at the entrance and ahead of that major fight.

Preview: Rune Factory 5 Feels a Lot Like Rune Factory 4

And from there, well, things obviously open up more. After two hours with Rune Factory 5, its easy to see the development team heavily drew from what Rune Factory 4 gameplay worked. It also focuses a lot on learning by doing. Which means that from the start, people familiar with the formula could be getting back to their routine.

Rune Factory 5 will come to the Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25, 2022 in Europe. Standard and limited editions will be available. It is available in Japan.

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A change to how they create games.

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