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GamersHeroes Friday, March 18, 2022 4:47 AM

Sean Weech and Deck13 today announced that the upcoming permadeath action RPG, Holomento, will soon be available to play on Steam and Good Old Games when Early Access launches later next month, on April 27th.

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GamersHeroes Friday, March 18, 2022 4:13 AM

Counterplay Games & Gearbox Publishing today announced that Godfall is set and ready to welcome its largest free update to date. The Exalted Update brings with it an arsenal of new content, fixes, and improvements, and will be available to download on all platforms on April 7th.

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Kotaku Friday, March 18, 2022 10:50 AM

A lonely thief looking for revenge. A soldier that held said thief in contempt. A pilot falling for the thief at first sight. All of these tidbits are enough to send some fanfic writers into a furious overdrive, but Apex Legends goes further than that. Where meeker games would leave a love triangle like that hidden in…


Kotaku Friday, March 18, 2022 10:25 AM

PlayStation racing sim Gran Turismo 7 has been offline for maintenance for over a day. Normally, that wouldn't be a huge deal, but because so much of the game requires an online connection, including a great deal of single-player content, fans have effectively been locked out of Sony's latest console exclusive.


Kotaku Friday, March 18, 2022 10:05 AM

You could draw a direct line between the fictitious villains of Horizon Forbidden West and certain members of the IRL three comma club. The game's lead writer, however, insists that such characters aren't based on any real-world people.


PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 11:29 AM
     Total Warhammer 3's next update will add Workshop support

Total War: Warhammer III developer Creative Assembly has laid out its plans for the near-term roadmap for the fantasy strategy game, specifically discussing some of the big issues that will be addressed in the next major update, version 1.1, which the studio says should be ready to roll out in early April.

Some key changes are coming to the Realm of Chaos in update 1.1. For one thing, it'll be less difficult to simply operate in those areas, as the strength of negative traits associated with each realm is being roughly halved, and daemon legendary lords will not suffer negative traits associated with their patron god at all. Traits picked up in the Chaos realms will be removed once a character completes the survival battle in that realm.

Update 1.1 will also introduce a new building chain called 'Protection,' which will prevent Chaos rifts from spawning in any province where they're built. That sounds like an interesting new choice: you'll be able to protect a certain area from the spread of Chaos corruption, but that could make it more difficult to reach a rift, and you'll only be able to do it by using up a valuable construction slot in one of your settlements.

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 11:26 AM
     You can now get this HTC Vive VR Headset for under $500

The VR experience becomes more breathtaking by the day, thanks to headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 and HTC Vive. While VR tech is gradually becoming more affordable, a complete setup can still come with a hefty price tag - that is, unless you're able to grab a great deal, such as $50 off the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite headset.

The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Headset is easily amongst the best VR headsets currently available. In addition to an external tracking system which registers all of your movements with precision, it can provide clear, crisp high resolution graphics, which produce minimal screen-door effects.

This headset is compatible with SteamVR 1.0 & 2.0 and can be upgraded as new developments are made available, meaning that you won't be left behind as the VR scene starts to move forward into even more impressive realms. Plus, it has a nifty little flip up design so you can easily switch between virtual reality and actual reality - just in case you ever find yourself needing to escape from a situation where the game becomes a little too realistic.

RELATED LINKS: Best VR games, Build yourself a VR-ready PC for $793

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 10:18 AM
     Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's PC port is a dud

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin has finally arrived, but it apparently doesn't play nice with gaming PCs. According to disgruntled fans, the RPG is plagued with performance issues, and playing on lower settings doesn't seem to alleviate the chaos.

On the Stangers of Paradise subreddit, players are reporting that the fantasy game suffers from slow down and frame rate issues, even when paired with a high-end GPU like Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3080. Additionally, the PC port appears to come with a grand total of four resolution options, accompanied by specific frame rate caps based on what you choose.

Even with said restrictions in place, Team Ninja's take on the Soulslike formula is allegedly gutsy when it comes to VRAM, which could stress out even the best graphics cards available. Over on Twitter, fans are sharing similar concerns, with HopeWithinChaos claiming the game throttles GPU and CPU utilisation, all while struggling to consistently reach 60fps.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 9:06 AM
     Genshin Impact 2.6 banners include Venti and Ayaka reruns

Genshin Impact is getting Venti and Ayaka banner reruns in update 2.6. We knew that new character Ayato would be joining the anime game, but now Mihoyo has confirmed which other characters will be returning to fill out the rest of the banner spots.

Venti's banner will run alongside Ayato's during the first half of update 2.6, which is likely to last three weeks when the update launches on March 30. As usual, the two banners will be separate, so you're not getting the chance to add both of them to your team through wishing on one banner. Venti is an anemo-based character that excels when built as support. Check out our guide to the best Genshin Impact Venti build here if you're curious.

Ayaka, meanwhile, will be getting her first banner rerun in the second half of update 2.6. If the similar name doesn't give it away, she's the sister of the new chap on the block Ayato. A daughter of the Yashiro Commission's Kamisato Clan, she's a sword user who wields the cryo element. If you want to know the best Genshin Impact Ayaka build, you can follow that link.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 8:46 AM
     Genshin Impact 2.6 release date, livestream, Chasm, and banners

Looking for the Genshin Impact 2.6 update release date? There are plenty of 2.6 rumours out there, but developer Mihoyo has already confirmed one new addition due to arrive in its open-world game with the next update: The Chasm, a mysterious disused mine far beneath Liyue.

As ever, information on the next Genshin Impact update has been shared via beta testers and dataminers over the 2.6 beta period. There's reportedly a lot more in store, including a new Inazuman festival called the Irodori Festival. However, it's worth remembering that all information shared by unofficial sources is unconfirmed and subject to change when the 2.6 release date arrives.

There's also another new Genshin Impact character arriving in 2.6 to look forward to - and it's none other than Kamisato Ayaka's older brother, Ayato, a blue-haired Hydro sword user. There's a fair bit of info on his playstyle out there already, so if you've got your primogems ready for his Genshin Impact banner, it's worth taking a look at the rumoured Ayato ascension materials so you're prepared to unlock his full potential. Here's everything we know so far about the Genshin Impact 2.6 update.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 8:33 AM
     Genshin Impact Ayato banner and abilities

Want to know more about Ayato, the head of the Kamisato Clan coming to Genshin Impact? Kamisato Ayato is the Yashiro Commissioner and one of the new Genshin Impact characters. Although there are not many details on Ayato, we do know he is a Hydro character that uses swords, is Ayaka's older brother, and is also pals with Thoma.

When Ayaka and Ayato's parents passed away, Ayaka became the forefront of the Kamisato Clan, while Ayato worked within the government. He also leads the Shuumatsuban, the ninja organisation that Sayu belongs to. We haven't seen much of Ayato around Inazuma, as he tends to operate behind the scenes - many Genshin Impact characters comment on Ayato's skills as a fighter, as well as his busy schedule as head of the Kamisato Clan.

In keeping with his position as head of a secret ninja organisation, Ayato is a pretty secretive character, so while we've only been treated to glimpses of his character throughout Genshin Impact so far - here's everything we've managed to glean about Ayato. Although we know of Ayato's existence in Genshin Impact, he hasn't yet been announced by Mihoyo, and this guide is based on datamined information.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 8:34 AM
     Genshin Impact codes: March 2022

Looking for Genshin Impact codes? MiHoYo's charming open-world game is notoriously addictive, and if you're anything like us, you're constantly on the lookout for more Genshin Impact primogems and other goodies.

Gathering currency in Genshin Impact can be quite the grind - while you can earn mora and primogems by completing quests such as daily commissions, an injection of extra funds will always be gratefully received. Fortunately, the developers MiHoYo occasionally send out free gifts in the form of Genshin Impact codes that can be redeemed online.

These Genshin Impact codes are released periodically. They frequently appear in MiHoYo's special programs that reveal information about future updates coming to the game soon, but are also released to celebrate milestones or to coincide with Genshin Impact events. Most codes also only work for a limited time - so it's a good idea to redeem them as soon as possible in case you miss out. Codes can only be redeemed once per account. Here are all the current Genshin Impact codes for March 2022, and how to redeem them.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 8:44 AM
     What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?

Genshin Impact banners adhere to a pretty regular schedule. Each update arrives with a new banner that lasts around three weeks, and after it expires, it's followed by a second banner which also lasts roughly three weeks, at which point it's update time once again.

Wondering what the next Genshin Impact banner is? Even though we hear rumours of new Genshin Impact characters arriving in forthcoming updates, we won't know their exact release date until we know which banner they will be a part of, and whether it'll be the first or second banner in the update. Occasionally, banners don't stick to this schedule - most notably, update 1.3 had three two-week banners, so that Hu Tao's banner didn't cross over with the Chinese New Year.

Typically, each limited character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters. There's also a Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner, and features different weapons each time. Here's everything you need to know about the current and upcoming Genshin Impact banners.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 9:07 AM
     Genshin Impact new characters in the 2.6 update and beyond

Want to know about new Genshin Impact characters? Since its release in 2020, the addictive anime game has seen plenty of regular updates expanding on the game's content - and adding several new characters by way of limited time banners.

New Genshin Impact characters - according to Mihoyo's Genshin Impact roadmap - should release with every major update. If past experience is anything to go by, during each new patch there will be at least one new banner with a new Genshin Impact five-star character, and possibly new four-star characters included as well. That said, several new Genshin Impact characters have been added outside of this schedule, like Genshin Impact's Klee - so we could see new characters arrive unexpectedly, too.

Yae Miko is the most recent new character to arrive in the Genshin Impact 2.5 update, and we now know that Ayato has been confirmed as the new face for 2.6. There are also a few leaks and some datamined information concerning new characters that may appear in future Genshin Impact updates and beyond. However, until they're officially announced, these characters are not final and may be subject to changes.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 7:55 AM
     Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date

Want to know when the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date is? The next season for the popular battle royale game is just around the corner, and we know what might be coming up soon. Epic Games has mostly kept its hand close to its chest, so what little dribs and drabs that have surfaced are either untrue or content that appeared later in the current season.

In fact, the only thing we do somewhat reliably know is roughly when the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date is, as the current season ends on March 20. Chapter 3 Season 1 brought Fortnite kicking and screaming into Unreal Engine 5, introducing new mechanics like the braggadocious Fortnite victory crowns and the Fortnite sliding mechanic that gives you a way to descend hills at breakneck speeds.

While we'll miss swinging around the island with the Fortnite Spider-Man web-shooters, it's time to get excited about the future. Here's everything you need to know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 7:53 AM
     Roblox promo codes list March 2022 – how to redeem

Looking for Roblox promo codes? There are all sorts of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there, that grant you free virtual goods like clothes and items. No need to fork out cash for accessories; new codes are added all the time, so you can keep your Roblox character looking fresh.

Codes won't hang around forever, though - they're only valid for a limited time, so be sure to redeem them as soon as you discover one you haven't used yet. Redeeming them is simple - log in to the Roblox website and navigate to their promo codes page, where you can enter your code, and the item will automatically be added to your account straight away.

Promo codes aren't the only source of free items, though; you can also find free Roblox stuff in the avatar shop. There are far too many to list, but there are hundreds of items available for nothing: simply click the 'get' button next to their catalog listing to add them to your account. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes are released.

RELATED LINKS: Best Roblox games, Is Roblox shutting down?, Best Minecraft seeds

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 7:59 AM
     Stardew Valley is now fully self-published

Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone has now taken over full publishing responsibilities for Stardew Valley. While Chucklefish was handling the job on Android, Barone has taken over that, too.

The developer has marked the occasion by hosting a question-and-answer session on Twitter, with some decent titbits emerging. Barone reiterates that, yes, there may be more Stardew Valley updates. However, if one does happen, don't expect it to be as large as update 1.5. If you're interested in the publishing side of things, Barone shares that working with Steam is the easiest, as "if your game has issues, that's on you".

Naturally, some people have asked about Barone's next game, Haunted Chocolatier. There is a connection between Stardew Valley and the upcoming PC game, though Barone won't reveal what that is just yet. If you were wondering, the Haunted Chocolatier creator is indeed a fan of chocolate. "I do enjoy [it], but I also think chocolate and candy-making in a dark, snowy town sounded like a fun and cosy thing to do with a lot of room for imagination and magic," he says.

RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley multiplayer, Stardew Valley realism, The best Stardew Valley mods

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 7:46 AM
     New flagship Intel Alder Lake CPU trumps AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Intel's Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS has made its way into the wild early, and leaked benchmarks suggest it outperforms AMD's Zen 3 flagship offering. Shared on Reddit by Seby9123 and highlighted by Tom's Hardware, the CPU boasts max boost clock speeds up to 5.5Ghz, while its performance and efficiency cores can reach respective speeds of 5.2GHz and 4.0GHz.

According to the leaked Cinebench results, the Core i9-12900KS achieves 2,162 in single-core tests and 29,164 points in multi-core. Not only does this put it ahead of its predecessor, the i9-12900K, but it also runs rings around AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X chip. This isn't exactly surprising, especially since Intel's new flagship is designed to compete with the upcoming Ryzen 7 5800X3D. However, the fact it's seemingly 29.6% faster than the 5950X boosts its chances of becoming the next best gaming CPU.

Seby's early tests also include CPU-Z data, which confirms that the chip has a TDP of 150W – a 25W increase over the i9-12900K. While this change in power consumption isn't drastic, it could put extra strain on your power supply if paired with an Nvidia next-gen graphics card, especially since the GeForce RTX 4090 apparently guzzles 600W.

RELATED LINKS: Arc Alchemist GPUs - everything we know, Raptor Lake CPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 6:22 AM
     The best Elden Ring staff locations

Want to know where the best Elden Ring staff locations are? Staffs are potent tools that you can use to cast sorceries, one of the two types of spells. While you could just use the bog-standard staff that comes with the Astrologer or Prisoner Elden Ring classes, some of the staffs hidden throughout this open-world game are just too good to pass up.

These powerful magical items can amplify the power of your Elden Ring spells to such ludicrous levels that you can melt away even the toughest of Elden Ring bosses with a single blast. One of the best Elden Ring staffs reduces casting times for your more powerful spells, but you can also use Elden Ring spirit ashes to keep enemies away from you while you fling magic attacks at them.

Like the best Elden Ring weapons, you can either find each staff in a set location, buy them from merchants, or pick it up after particular enemies drops it. Unfortunately, they're very hard to obtain, often requiring players to jump across perilous gaps - so to help you out, we've compiled a list of all of the Elden Ring staff locations. You'll also find our recommendations for the best Elden Ring staffs in the game.

RELATED LINKS: Best Elden Ring settings, Elden Ring bosses guide, The best Elden Ring classes

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 8:25 AM
     Elden Ring Great Runes – locations, rune arcs, and activation

So you want to know about all the Elden Ring Great Rune locations and how to use Great Runes? There are at least ten of these powerful items; six dropped by the main Elden Ring bosses, also known as Demigods, while others are acquired through beating certain quests. Most provide decent buffs for the player, but some are used to unlock new Elden Ring endings, or enable handy game mechanics.

The six main Elden Ring Great Runes are tied to the central story, as you'll need a minimum number in order to access the RPG game's final area. Specifically, you'll need to have collected two Great Runes, and awakened at least one, before you can access the Leyndell, Royal Capital zone. Awakening a Great Rune allows you to equip it and use Rune Arcs to gain its power, but in order to do this you need to seek out that rune's Divine Tower - a special location mentioned on each Great Rune's description before you awaken it.

We've compiled a guide to everything we know about Great Runes - what they do, how you use them, and who drops them. If you want to know where to awaken each one, read our Elden Ring Divine Tower locations guide.

RELATED LINKS: Best Elden Ring settings, Elden Ring bosses guide, The best Elden Ring classes

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 5:48 AM
     GTA Online Prize Ride challenge and rewards

Want to know about the GTA Online Prize Ride challenge? The Los Santos Tuners update introduced plenty of new content, all focused on the city's underground tuner scene. There's a new 'social space', called the LS Car Meet, where you can show off your souped-up cars, race with fellow gearheads, and take on jobs - here's how to join the LS Car Meet in the Los Santos Tuners update.

If you want to know what the GTA Prize Ride reward is, there are some other things you need to know first. Throughout your time spent in the Car Meet, you can level up your reputation and unlock new benefits as you progress. There's also a huge Test Track inside the warehouse, where you can try out Test Rides - a great opportunity to take different vehicles for a spin.

Becoming an LS Car Meet member sets you back $50,000 in-game bucks, but it grants you access to a bunch of underground shops - the Merch Shop, Tattoo Shop, and a Modding Area where you can tweak your car in real time. At higher levels, you can create your own customised area in the Car Meet, called a Private Takeover. LS Car Meet members can also compete in Prize Ride challenges, in order to be in with a chance to win a Prize Ride.


PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 10:00 AM
     Genshin Impact 2.6 livestream time is soon

March 18, 2022 Here are the Genshin Impact 2.6 banners.

It's nearly time to say goodbye to the era of 2.5, as developer Mihoyo confirms that the Genshin Impact 2.6 livestream time is locked in for today (March 18). The stream will go into detail about everything coming in Genshin Impact's next update, including the new character Ayato and the release date.

As always, Mihoyo has kept the full details of what Genshin Impact fans can expect to see in version 2.6 under wraps, but a few big details have either leaked out or been confirmed. The biggest addition, of course, is Kamisato Ayato, Ayaka's older brother and a blue-haired Hydro sword user. We should hopefully get confirmation of everything we expect to see in Ayato's banner during the stream.

It also looks like Anemo-based support character Venti might get a banner rerun at some point during the 2.6 release, which will be welcome news to any players who missed him the first time around. There are also rumours that YoimiyaKazuha, and possibly Klee and even Ayaka herself may get rerun banners too.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 18, 2022 10:56 AM
     Ghost Song is a gorgeous horror Metroidvania out this year

The Ghost Song release date has been set for 2022, which means we're getting a gorgeous-looking horror Metroidvania to check out pretty soon. Ghost Song has been in development for years - the better part of a decade, in fact - but it seems the end is finally in sight for developer Old Moon.

Ghost Song will launch in 2022 via Steam, courtesy of newly-announced publisher Humble Games. The game was originally Kickstarted way back in 2013, so it's been a long road to release. Today's trailer shows a gorgeous, atmospheric world with just enough creepiness around the edges to give everything a properly unsettling vibe. (Shout out to the guy just using a giant severed robot head as a weapon.)

This one leans toward the Metroid side of the Metroidvania equation, with a sci-fi setting, beam weapons, and a mysterious alien planet to explore. There are also some hyper-specific visual references to Super Metroid, like the ship in the opening and the busted open underground transport pipe.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 18, 2022 11:27 AM

The wonderful and spooky card game adventure Inscryption has launched a free "mini-expansion" which adds an endless roguelikelike mode based on the first act. Kaycee's Mod (not a mod) will let you hang out in that spooky cabin on and on and on, unlocking new things and fragments of story along the way. After this, big boss Daniel Mullins says, it's time to start on his next game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 18, 2022 11:00 AM

From the small slice I've played of samurai slasher Trek To Yomi, I'm convinced it's going to be the most Instagrammable game out there. Every frame looks gorgeous, capturing feudal Japan through a grainy black and white lens that evokes classic samurai flicks. Thankfully, there's some substance to match this style too. Combat is elegant and the story seems refined, not bloated, which makes this a ronin romp worth watching out for.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 18, 2022 9:08 AM

Recognising that land was a mistake and our ancestors should never have left the oceans, Blizzard have announced that Heartstone will rectify that with the next expansion, Voyage To The Sunken City. The watery set of 135 new cards will visit the city of Zin-Azshari with new Naga critters and a monstrous new keyword, Colossal, which is for creatures so big that their body is spread across several cards. Unfathomable megafauna is my favourite part of water.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 18, 2022 9:00 AM

It's been a hot minute since we were last together, reader, and that's because I have been, as the kids say, hella busy. I've obliquely mentioned it elsewhere on the site and podcast, but in two short weeks I am emigrating, and I don't know how many of you have tried that but it turns out it will consume your life. I am aware that my journey into Ireland could be way more stressful than it is (especially because a fringe benefit of being a UK citizen is having the right to live and work in Ireland, no questions asked, no visa required), but still, I have been in need of focused distractions. Here are three new indie games to focus your attention on something other than whatever is stressing you out this week.

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Twinfinite Friday, March 18, 2022 11:46 AM

Today Mages announced a new release date for its brand new science adventure visual novel Anonymous;Code for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

The post Science Adventure Visual Novel Anonymous;Code for PS4 & Switch Finally Gets New Release Date & Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, March 18, 2022 11:19 AM

Today HoYoverse revealed update 2.6 of its popular action RPG Genshin Impact, titled "Zephyr of the Violet Garden."

The post Genshin Impact Reveals Version 2.6 Release Date & Details Including New Character, Location, & More appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, March 18, 2022 11:00 AM

Everything we could want in a samurai game, and then some.

The post Trek to Yomi Slices and Dices With Both Style and Substance (Hands-On Preview) appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, March 18, 2022 9:04 AM

Developer Asobo Studios' A Plague Tale Innocence proved one of 2019's surprise hits, with its commercial success paving the way for a more ambitious upcoming sequel called Requiem. But the franchise is expanding beyond a second game; today, French website Allocine (via Eurogamer) has reported that A Plague Tale is the latest video game IP […]

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 11:30 AM

Concerned Ape Discussed Possibility of Stardew Valley 1.6 Update

After Eric "Concerned Ape" Barone announced he'd be self-publishing the Android version of Stardew Valley, he went on to talk about the possibility of a 1.6 update and future game additions. While he began by joking that 1.6 would appear "when 1.5 drops," he went on to discuss things that could show up in the game and how long he might continue to add to it. He didn't guarantee anything, but said there is a chance more content could arrive.

One of the first things Barone said is that there could be more Stardew Valley updates, perhaps like an eventual 1.6 patch, but noted it wouldn't be "as big as the 1.5 update was."

Barone also described one feature that could appear. He said people will be able to move the house and pet area. Currently, in-game they are in an established place when you pick your Stardew Valley farm type. They will always be in the upper right area of the map.

Another response also went over the possibility of more Stardew Valley characters becoming romance options.

Barone also mentioned that platonic versions of the 10 and 14 heart events would need to involve entirely new "friend-only" final events. He noted this would involve "a lot of work."

Stardew Valley is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.

The post Concerned Ape Discussed Possibility of Stardew Valley 1.6 Update appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 11:00 AM

Azur Lane - RN Pompeo Magno

The March 2022 Azur Lane event will include a new destroyer shipgirl named RN Pompeo Magno. The Japanese introduction tweet described the character as a shipgirl who often takes on impossible tasks due to her strong sense of responsibility. When she fails the tasks, her mood will drop to rock bottom. Commanders will be able to recruit her by collecting points from clearing event stages.

In history, the Regia Marina originally built Pompeo Magno as a Capitani Romani-class cruiser from 1939 to 1943. After the decommission in 1948, the Italian Navy rebuilt her into a destroyer named San Giorgio in 1955. The Azur Lane personification of this ship will combine the World War II-era name Pompeo Magno with her newer post-war destroyer classification.

The new Azur Lane event will primarily add shipgirls to the Italy-inspired faction Sardegna Empire. When Yostar tweeted a teaser on March 12, 2022, it listed Tower and Lighthouse as keywords for the event. It also teased a new sister to Vittorio Veneto, the faction's flagship known for her radiant authority. The company had since then revealed RN Impero, a sister to Vittorio Veneto, who will appear as a converted aircraft carrier.

Azur Lane is available on Android and iOS mobile devices. A new event featuring Sardegna Empire shipgirls will appear in late March 2022.

The post Azur Lane Pompeo Magno Will Appear as a Destroyer appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 10:30 AM

Stardew Valley Android Version Now Self-Published by Concerned Ape, Update on its 1.5 Patch Given

Back in 2018, Eric "Concerned Ape" Barone announced an effort to begin self-publishing Stardew Valley on various platforms. Since then, the developer's become the publisher of the game on various platforms, like the PC and Nintendo Switch. Now, another has been added to the list. On March 17, 2022, Concerned Ape confirmed he is publishing the Android version of Stardew Valley and offered an update on its 1.5 patch.

After the announcement, Barone took questions from people on Twitter. He noted that nothing would change for players of the Android version of Stardew Valley. He noted, "It's more just that I'm now fully in charge of the game on Android, including the store page and business decisions." He also brought up how he's wanted to self-publish it "for a long time."

The Stardew Valley Android 1.5 update also came up. Barone confirmed it will still come out on both Android and iOS devices. He spoke candidly about being "demoralized" because of how progress on the Android version of the update is going. He committed to finishing it, though and offered some insight into why it is taking so long.

Barone also mentioned he thought it would be "rude or insensitive" to talk about Haunted Chocolatier before 1.5. He did note there will be connections between the two games.

Stardew Valley is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 10:00 AM

.hack//G.U. hack Haseo AR app Styly

The .hack//GU protagonist Haseo has appeared on an AR app, and Bandai Namco has opened a related contest in Japan. The company has inserted an AR model of Haseo into the Styly Mobile app. The application is available on iPhone 6s / Android 8.0 or better mobile devices.

To participate in the contest, one must reside in Japan and have a public Twitter account. After following the Japanese .hack series official account, they can then tweet photos or videos containing the Haseo AR model with the specified Japanese hashtag. Bandai Namco will send direct messages from the account to ask for the winners' addresses.

The company will close the photo submissions on March 31, 2022. Twenty winners in Japan will receive a B1-sized tapestry containing an illustration of Haseo. The top three best submitters among them will win an additional .hack//Arms miniature model of the Gate of Ouroboros sword.

.hack//G.U. Haseo AR photo contest rewards

Bandai Namco has been holding contests in Japan to promote the new Nintendo Switch port of .hack//G.U. Last Recode. It previously held a fan creation contest where Japanese fans could submit anything from fan art or cosplay photos to handmade creations from February 2022 to early March 2022. The company announced the previous contest winners on the same day it revealed the new AR contest.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Haseo's AR model is available on the Styly mobile app on Android and iOS devices. Bandai Namco has also set up a new public survey asking about the future of the .hack series.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 9:45 AM

Genshin Impact Hues of the Violet Garden Event

The Genshin Impact Version 2.6 Special Program broadcast revealed a new Inazuma festival will arrive as part of the update. It is called Hues of the Violet Garden. It will include new and returning activities to take part in. Event participation will reward players with Primogems, level up materials, and Xingqiu. This is similar to the Lantern Rite festivals, in which participating would allow people to earn a free Liyue four-star of their choosing.

This Genshin Impact Inazuma festival will have several different layers to it. A total of four activities will be available for players to participate in during Hues of the Violet Garden. These will include the Theater Mechanicus, Clash of the Lone Blade, an ikebana Floral Courtyard event, and a poetry event. Each of these will have their very own unique mechanics. For example, the Clash of the Lone Blade event will pit players against a swordsman to test their mettle and parry attacks. The Floral Courtyard involves players creating unique ikebana style floral arrangements. Theater Mechanicus is the returning tower-defense game. The poetry activity sends players searching for inspiration.

The Hues of the Violent Garden event won't be the only content that will arrive through the Genshin Impact 2.6 Version update. Players will have access to an entirely new Archon Quest featuring Dainsleif. Players will also get to explore The Chasm. Additionally, Ayato Kamisato will be available to obtain through a limited time banner.

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Android and iOS devices. It is in development for the Nintendo Switch. The 2.6 update will launch on March 30, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 9:20 AM

During the 2.6 Genshin Impact Special Program, three special events were announced. After the update debuts, people will eventually get to take part in Outside the Canvas, Inside the Lens; Spices from the West; and Vibro-Crystal Research. While a Genshin Impact event schedule wasn't provided, an overview was offered for each activity. These will show up in addition to a Hues of the Violet Garden Inazuma festival with four activities.

First, Outside the Canvas, Inside the Lens is a photography event. After meeting Asagiri in Inazuma, you'll get assignments to take photos in other locations around the world. This is so she can draw art inspired by them for various authors. In each case, Asagiri will describe the sort of landscape she'd need to see, and then you'll have to go and provide the pictures based on the hints and description. The rewards that appeared during the splash art showed Hero's Wits, Mora, and Primogems.

Spices from the West is a cooking event that will arrive in the Genshin Impact 2.6 update. It will also involve a Sumeru NPC. People will get together ingredients for recipes, then take part in a cooking mini-game to season them. After making some food, you can head to your Serenitea Pot to share it with characters you've unlocked. Each one will have their own preferences, and feeding them can boost your friendship with them. Other rewards from the event include Hero's Wits, Mora, Mystic Enhancement Ores, Primogems, and Weapon Ascension Materials.

Finally, Vibro-Crystal Research is a battling event that will take place near The Chasm. When people head to Liyue, they can set up Transmitter and Receiver Crystals. Doing so will allow for buffs and debuffs while fighting. You'll set up two teams for this "research" for the first and second half, choosing four characters and three Vibro-Crystals. In addition to your own characters, trial characters will also be available to use. The rewards shown during the teaser image included Hero's Wits, Mora, Mystic Enhancement Ores, Primogems, and Weapon Ascension Materials.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also come to the Nintendo Switch. The 2.6 update will go live on March 30, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 9:00 AM

taito egret ii mini review

The Egret II Mini occupies a strange position in the nostalgia hardware market. There's the lower end, which we know well from Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic systems. (As well as the more recent TurboGrafx-16 Mini and the still-running Evercade line.) These are for quick, casual dips into the old library, and focus on delivery quantity at an affordable price point. There's also the high end! Looking to replicate the original experience as closely as possible, companies like Arcade1up are releasing full-on arcade cabinets at nearly the size of the originals.

So where does the Egret land? Its closest peer is the Astro City Mini, the little Sega cabinet that shares a lot of hardware similarities. But the Egret? It's a little larger, a price bracket above (starting at $230 in the West), and built around a screen-rotating gimmick that's hard to replicate.

Turning the screen is easy enough, and more robust and well-built than you might expect. You simply press in the screen piece, and it pops outward to rotate and push back into place. It's a nice nod to the original Egret II, which became popular for its ease to convert to different screen orientations.

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And it's good for these old Taito games! Between the company's early releases and later vertical scrolling shooters, there's a lot in the library to play that way. Still, though, you'd probably also want Bubble Bobble in this thing. The OS is smart enough to detect the screen position and scale any game to fit either screen position, which is a handy touch. (But, you know, rotate the thing anyway. It's sort of the point.)

As the biggest little arcade cabinet out there, the Egret II Mini does come close to acceptable controls size. Is it quite there? Nah, not for the larger hands of the typical Western adults who would be interested in a last-millennium nostalgia piece. The buttons are totally usable, though most of the games not using all six buttons does make us wonder if the aesthetics of keeping all of them there fight against the comfort that a more spread-out configuration could have offered.

Mostly, though, the trouble we had came from the joystick. It's a very good one! And the built-in option to convert from 4-way to 8-way is a nice bonus. But it's a little small, and it's built close enough to the monitor portion that we'd hit our knuckles on the plastic from time to time.

taito egret ii mini review

Optional add-ons for the device offer a variety of add-on controllers, from traditional gamepads to full-scale arcade controls. (And even a trackball! That one comes with a batch of extra titles to support it.) They're not cheap, but they'd likely solve these cramping issues. We didn't have access to those for this review, though, so we can only judge the base unit. We reached out to the Egret's Western distribution team that provided the unit for this review about compatibility with other controller options, but didn't get an answer on that. In our testing, though, no common gamepads seemed to work.

The Egret II Mini also supports HDMI out, which could be useful for those multiplayer sessions or with those special controllers! We could really only test to see if it was functional with the base model, which... hey, it is! And it's honestly a solid implementation. It handles plugging in a cable in the middle of play just fine, though you can also save your state if you need to relocate the thing for TV play. There are options to rotate the screen for full tate mode goodness, and there are even colorful themed bezels for each title.

Is there some weirdness along the way? Certainly. There's an option in the menu for stretching the screen but maintaining the aspect ratio, and it's called "wide." The wallpapers include rounded corners that obscure a bit of gameplay sometimes. And while it holds up well, the interface definitely seems designed for a small screen and feels a bit stretched and fuzzy on higher-definition displays. (Of course, so does the Switch.)

i like playing volfied, but it is quite tough

The 40-game Egret II Mini lineup is nearly evenly split between horizontal and vertical releases. It starts with 1978's Space Invaders, as you'd expect from a Taito device. It ends with a handful of Bubble Bobble and Puzzle Bobble releases from the mid-'90s. Obviously, a console built with vertical play in mind is a big draw for fans of shoot-'em-ups. You'll find a lot of them here! The other main category? Classic arcade action, with games like Volfied and Rainbow Islands. There are a few outliers, like soccer title Hat Trick Hero and the 1980 licensed Lupin The Third game, but mostly the selection sticks to core Taito experiences. You can check out the full list of games at ININ's site.

Two decades of releases lead to wildly different play experiences, of course, but the Egret hardware handles them all well. (We would suggest going into the menu and turning the filter setting to "on," though, which strangely turns the filter off. That'll mitigate some in-game delay issues, in addition to just looking a lot better.) The system's software feature list doesn't stop at filters and save states, though those are certainly nice. You can access each game's dip switch settings, customizing them to your taste or matching the nostalgia for your local arcade manager's particular whims.

The Western version of the cabinet, besides swapping button color from purple to blue, seems identical to the Japanese release. Games in our review unit still occasionally showed Japanese text, though most arcade games were at least half-English in that era anyway and playability wasn't an issue. The selection menu has multiple language options, and works well.

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Its cost will price it out of a lot of players' range, but for those who want it? Taito's Egret II Mini executes on what it promises to do fairly well. The screen rotation works. The device feels sturdy and secure. It's a luxury item, for sure, but it could be a display centerpiece for dedicated Taito fans.

The Egret II Mini was developed and released by Taito, and distributed in the West by United Games Entertainment, ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games. It's available in different configurations through Gamesrocket and Strictly Limited's store.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 8:50 AM

Genshin Impact Version 2.6 Archon Quest Dainsleif

A new Archon Quest will appear in Genshin Impact Version 2.6. The developers shared information regarding this new Archon Quest during the Genshin Impact Version 2.6 Special Program presentation on the game's official Twitch channel. This included the focus characters for the quest.

Dainsleif will take center stage in this new Genshin Impact Archon Quest, which will focus on the mysteries surrounding the twins. Additionally, it will tie into The Chasm, which was also covered in the video. A brief glimpse into the narrative of this Archon Quest was shown during the trailer for the upcoming version update.

The Chasm will feature several different areas for players to explore. These areas were briefly shown through the Genshin Impact Version 2.6 trailer. Alongside the implementation of this new area, players will have access to a Domain.

Players can obtain unique rewards through completing The Chasm, one of which includes a new name plate. The Chasm will also feature several unique gameplay mechanics, which will have them upgrading an item to progress.

Previous Archon Quests have focused on characters like Ningguang and Shenhe. Those specific Archon Quests arrived through the Version 2.4 update.

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Android and iOS devices. It is in development for Nintendo Switch. The 2.6 update will launch on March 30, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 8:38 AM

Here are 2.6's 2 New Genshin Impact Artifact Sets

During the 2.6 Special Program, miHoYo revealed that two new Genshin Impact artifact sets will appear. In the Chasm area, people can visit the new Lost Valley domain. After completing its challenge, people can get pieces from the five-star sets Echoes of an Offering and Vermillion Hereafter.

The 2.6 Special Program revealed two and four-piece set bonuses for both of the Lost Valley Genshin Impact artifact sets. In the case of each one, you get an ATK+18% bonus if you equip two of them on a character at once. Once you get to the four-piece set, the additional effect varies.

Here's the official description for the Echoes of an Offering four-piece set bonus.

When Normal Attacks hit opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack DMG by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur once every 0.2s.

As for Vermillion Hereafter, here's the official description for its four-piece set bonus.

After using an Elemental Burst, this character will gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their ATK by 8% for 16s. When the character's HP decreases, their ATK will further increase by 10%. This increase can occur this way a maximum of 4 times. This effect can be triggered once every 0.8s. Nascent Light will be dispelled when the character leaves the field. If an Elemental Burst is used again during the duration of Nascent Light, the original Nascent Light will be dispelled.

Genshin Impact Artifact Sets 2.6

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also come to the Nintendo Switch. The new artifacts will appear in Genshin Impact's Chasm domain in Liyue after 2.6 appears.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 8:36 AM

Genshin Impact 2.6 Release Date Announced

As expected from the Genshin Impact 2.6 Special Program, a release date for the update appeared. Though as usual, people keeping up with the banners probably had an idea of when it will show up. Zephyr of the Violet Garden will launch on March 30, 2022. As expected, it will bring Ayato to the game as a playable character. It will also mean the debut of the Chasm area in Liyue.

In the meantime, there are still multiple events and banners going on in Genshin Impact. For example, the rerun banners for Raiden Shogun and Kokomi are both available until March 29, 2022. The Three Realms Gateway Offering event tasks people with exploring Enkanomiya in Inazuma too. That will end on March 30, 2022 before the Genshin Impact 2.6 release date update.

There are also a few smaller events running in 2.5. The Of Drink-a-Dreaming casual event lets you mix drinks for both major characters and NPCs until March 21, 2022. People can take part in Hyakunin Ikki and Overflowing Mastery until March 28, 2022.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 2.6 release date is March 30, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 8:24 AM

Genshin Impact The Chasm

More information regarding The Chasm has appeared through the Genshin Impact Version 2.6 Special Program held on Twitch. This has included more a look at the area, and what players can expect.

The Chasm also took a featured spot in the Genshin Impact Version 2.6 trailer, which showcased the various environments in the area. This included underground areas with glowing jellyfish, new enemies, and environmental puzzles.

The Chasm will feature several different locations. One of them appears to be some kind of underground lake. Another is a shrine of some sort. A new Archon Quest focusing on Dainsleif will tie him to the storyline.

You can take a look at The Chasm and its various environments in the trailer below.


Previously, miHoYo shared a few scarce bits of information about the area. The Genshin Impact Version 2.4 Special Program revealed that players would be able to explore The Chasm. Players will need to utilize the Lumenstone Adjuvant in order to explore this area. This item can be upgraded. Rewards include a special name card. A new Domain will appear in this area as well. The Chasm will receive more areas with subsequent Version updates.

Additionally, miHoYo shared a piece of concept art for the Ruin Serpent, alongside some choice pieces of artwork for The Chasm. The Ruin Serpent is also shown in the trailer, somewhere deep beneath the surface.

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Android and iOS devices. A Nintendo Switch version is in development.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 8:13 AM

Genshin Impact 2.6 Will Include Ayato Banner, Ayaka and Venti Rerun Banners

As part of the 2.6 Special Program, the Genshin Impact Ayato banner and Ayaka and Venti rerun banners were confirmed. This means both Kamisato siblings will be featured. In addition, there will be a story quest for Ayato called Cypressus Custos Chapter: Act 1. Ayato and Venti will appear in the first phase, while Ayaka will appear in the second phase.

Ayato is the new five-star heading to Genshin Impact, and his banner will be the first in 2.6. Like his sister, he's a sword user. However, while she's a Cryo type unit, he is a Hydro character. He will be the first Hydro swordsman. (While Childe uses two swords for his Elemental skill, he is an archer.) Alongside him will appear a new five-star sword on the weapon banner. It is called Amenoma.

Ayato is voiced by Chris Hackney in English. He also played Dimitri in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Athrun Zala in Gundam series, and Asura in Naruto Shippuden. He is voiced by Akira Ishida in Japanese. Ishida also voices Athrun Zala in Japanese and played Gaara in Naruto Shippuden.

Kamisato Art: Kyoka is his Elemental Skill and creates a watery illusion. It also can deal AOE damage to foes. His Elemental Burst is Kamisato Art: Suiyuu causes bloom water blades to fall in a field around him for a brief time, while also providing boosts to allies.

As for the returning characters, both Venti and Ayaka will be back. Venti is a five-star Anemo archer, and his banner first debuted when Genshin Impact launched back in September 2020. His first rerun appeared in March 2021.

As for Ayaka, this will be five-star Cryo swordswoman's first Genshin Impact rerun banner. She debuted in July 2021 when Inazuma launched. However, she was the second playable character from the region to appear in the game. Kazuha, the first, showed up in June 2021.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also come to the Nintendo Switch. The Genshin Impact Ayato banner and Ayaka and Venti rerun banners are on the way.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 6:30 AM

Final Fantasy XIV FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live 70 Patch 6.1 Part 2

Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live 70 will be held on April 1, 2022. It will begin at 8 p.m. JST / 4 a.m. PT / 7 a.m. ET / 1 p.m. CET. The FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live 70 will be held through YouTube and Twitch. It will feature more information concerning Patch 6.1 and other notable features. The presentation will not be available with English interpretation. However, the slides for the Letter from the Producer Live will be available in both English and Japanese.

Square Enix also revealed that co-streaming the Live Letter is allowed. This means the company will allow for people to stream the broadcast as it is happening live. That said, there is also a disclaimer that the starting time of the broadcast could be subject to change.

The FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live 69 outlined several changes and updates that will accompany the release of Patch 6.1. These include the release of new main scenario quests, new dungeons, and a new Trial. The broadcast also detailed some features that will appear through subsequent updates. This includes Data Center Travel, which will appear through Patch 6.18. Additional content that will appear includes the Ultimate Dragonsong Raid, which will arrive with Patch 6.11.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. The FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live 70 will occur on April 1, 2022. Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.1 will release sometime in mid-April 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 6:00 AM

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Delayed due to hacking incident

Toei has announced Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be delayed. In a statement, the company revealed that the hacking incident that took place in March 2022 has made it difficult to produce the film. However, Toei stated that it will announce the new release date of the film sometime in the near future. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was originally supposed to release in Japan on April 22, 2022. [Thanks, Dengeki!]

The full statement from Toei reads as follows:

As previously announced, Toei Animation, the production company behind Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, has experienced unauthorized access to its network by a third party. This has made it difficult to produce the film. As a result, we have no choice but to postpone the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. We apologize to those looking forward to the release of the film. However, we will announce a new release date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding.

It is unclear if this delay will affect the North American release of the film, which is scheduled for summer 2022. Leading up to the release of the film, Toei has shared several character designs and pieces of key artwork. This includes a piece of artwork featuring Gohan and Picccolo.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been delayed and will premiere in Japan presumably sometime in 2022. It is scheduled to release in summer 2022 in North America.

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Siliconera Friday, March 18, 2022 5:30 AM

DOAXVV Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link collaboration 2022

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation is hosting a collaboration with Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link. The collaboration will add several new Shinobi Master Senran Kagura costumes to the Japanese version of DOAXVV. Some older costumes from the previous collaboration in 2019 will also return. The event will run from March 17, 2022 to March 29, 2022.

A total of three different banners will appear during the collaboration event. The main banner will feature eight new SSR costumes for various characters resembling those from Shinobi Master. SSR costume pull rarity is 3.3%. Players can also exchange 200 Trend Gacha coins to select an SSR costume of their choice. Similarly, the 2019 collaboration event gacha banner will also return, allowing players to roll for costumes that they may have missed. The 2019 banner will feature a total of 15 costumes.

Additionally, Tina will get her own special gacha banner with an increased chance of getting her collaboration costume. Her collaboration costume is based on Katsuragi's Shinobi transformation. The costume also features some additional perks, such as changing the color of certain parts of her clothing.

Furthermore, all of the gacha banners will award players with Shinobi coins. These coins can be traded in for special in-game collaboration goods, such as bromides and furniture. Once players unlock a collaboration costume, a new bonus story will also become available for that respective character. If players link their Senran Kagura: New Link account to their DOAXVV account and complete certain tasks, they will also receive a free weekly gacha ticket that guarantees an SSR costume.

There is a YouTube video that showcases some of the new costumes and features. You can also check out the new DOAXVV Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link costumes below:

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Last month, new Atelier Sophie 2 collaboration costumes appeared in the Japanese version of DOAXVV. Before that, Tina Armstrong appeared as a new character in both the Japanese and English versions of the game.

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation is available to play on PC via Steam, Johren, and DMM. It is region-locked in Japan and Asia. The Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link collaboration will run until maintenance on March 29, 2022.

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