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Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 4:15 PM


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 4:00 PM

The best thing I can say about Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is that I regret starting it.


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 3:40 PM

I previously went on and on about the wildlife in Elden Ring, explaining how its bears, wolves, and birds often pose a larger problem for me than its otherworldly bosses. But a group of bloody dogs put everything else in the game to shame.


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 3:05 PM

Today, Rockstar Games announced GTA+ a new paid monthly subscription service for Grand Theft Auto Online. GTA+, which launches March 28, will only be accessible to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S players and will offer folks who sign up for it monthly deposits of cash, exclusive access to new rewards, double and triple XP…


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 2:51 PM

It only took one Speilberg exit and one decade of development hell, but a show based on Halo is finally here. I can't believe I'm typing this: It's actually good. Surprisingly so, though it's not absent any cause for concern.


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 2:30 PM

After nearly four decades, an ancient secret buried deep in Windows 1.0 has been discovered by an intrepid digital archeologist. It's a simple Easter egg, but one which was most likely impossible to find back in the day.


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 2:15 PM

On April Fools' Day last year, Lilith Walther, the creator of the Bloodborne PSX project announced that she was canceling her PS1 demake to instead create a racing kart version of it. She showed off some footage of the project, which looked too good to remain a joke video. Apparently, Walther thought so too. Today,…


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 1:58 PM

Sony's as-of-yet unannounced plan to compete with Xbox Game Pass could be revealed as early as next week, according to a new report by Bloomberg. However, the subscription service code-named Spartacus is apparently unlikely to feature big first-party blockbusters like 2022's God of War Ragnarök on launch day.


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 10:55 AM

Elden Ring has a bunch of spirit ashes, ethereal summons you can call forth to aid you in battle. Some, like Banished Knight Oleg, are highly effective damage dealers, capable of wiping out even the toughest of bosses. Others, hm, not so much—looking at you, spirit jellyfish ashes. While each has its own strengths and…


Kotaku Friday, March 25, 2022 10:35 AM

A live-service game is once again apologizing for its microtransactions, and promising to do better. In a new blog post, Gran Turismo 7 director Kazunori Yamauchi acknowledged frustrations with the state of the game and announced developer Polyphony Digital will issue 1 million credits to every player, as well as…


PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 5:18 PM
     Two more Steam Next Fest dates confirmed for 2022

The Steam Next Fest dates are set for June 2022, with another round of upcoming PC game demos to try out, and Valve has also confirmed that an October event is coming, too. That keeps 2022's rollout of Steam Next Fest events in line with what we got last year, so it looks like Valve has settled on a winning formula.

The upcoming Steam Next Fest date is set for June 13, and the event will kick off at the usual Steam store reset time of 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST. The event will last through June 20. In developer documentation, Valve says it's already planning an October event too, though specific dates on that one have not yet been made public.

Valve is making one major change to eligibility for Steam Next Fest games - as of June 2022, demos can only appear in a Next Fest one time. "Once your demo is in the event," Valve explains, "it may not appear in any future Next Fests."

RELATED LINKS: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 2:33 PM
     Microsoft says it won't block an Activision Blizzard union

Microsoft "will not stand in the way" if employees of Activision Blizzard form a union. Unionisation efforts have been ongoing at the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft publisher for months, but proponents of a union at the company have been uncertain of how Microsoft would treat organisation efforts if its planned buyout of Activision Blizzard goes through.

In a message to Microsoft, provided to Axios and intended to run in a local newspaper ad this weekend, Raven's QA staff says "we recently learned that as part of their proposed merger, Activision Blizzard must seek Microsoft's approval to voluntarily recognise or into a collective bargaining agreement with us as a union". The letter goes on to ask Microsoft to encourage Activision Blizzard to recognize the union.

"Microsoft will not stand in the way if Activision Blizzard recognizes a union," a company representative tells Axios in a statement. "Microsoft respects Activision Blizzard employees' right to choose whether to be represented by a labour organisation and we will honour those decisions".

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 1:55 PM
     We're hiring! PCGamesN is looking for a guides editor

When you close your eyes, can you hear the sound of a thousand players typing, urgently searching for answers? Lost in the depths of a dungeon, aggrieved with their underwhelming loadout, unable to get multiplayer to work - they're calling out for help, and we're looking for a guides editor to lead the rescue party.

This is a full-time position, based either locally in Bath (where you'll attend our fancy newly refurbished office at least two days a week) or remotely within the UK, with occasional office trips covered. You'll be managing the PCGamesN guides team, looking after the deputy guides editor and a team of guides writers, and you'll be in charge of developing and executing our guides strategy, maintaining the health of our existing fleet of guides, and writing, editing, and updating them, too.

You should have a strong understanding of SEO and an eye for the ever-changing search landscape, and you'll need a broad spectrum of knowledge about the biggest games of the moment, with an ear to the ground in order to identify the most promising leads from communities and gameplay.

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 2:45 PM
     How to use an external controller on Steam Deck

The Steam Deck walks the fine line between handheld and desktop, meaning it can do just about anything a gaming PC can, including connecting to external controllers via Bluetooth and USB. Better still, Valve's Steam Input software makes pairing and configuring your weapon of choice a breeze, meaning you won't have to faff around.

The Steam Deck's built-in controls are a boon if you love gaming on the go, but there are plenty of reasons to pair the portable powerhouse with the best PC controller. You're going to have a hard time using an external gamepad with the device if you're out and about – unless you're Goro from Mortal Kombat – but it could enhance your experience tenfold if you prefer to hang out on the couch or at your gaming desk.

Unless you own the now-discontinued Steam Controller, there's nothing quite like the Steam Deck's trackpads making PC strategy games playable. That said, connecting an Xbox, PlayStation, Razer, Scuff, or just about any compatible controller gives the handheld more versatility than console alternatives.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 1:25 PM
     Here are the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week

Bungie's pinnacle PvP activity is back in rotation with a major revamp, and if you're looking for details on the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week, you've come to the right place. Before you start working your way up through the ladder, you'll want to know what you're actually working for - so here's a breakdown of what's available each week, and what map you'll be playing on.

If you're not familiar with Trials of Osiris, it's a weekly PvP challenge where you enter a competitive gauntlet of 3v3 elimination matches. Your rewards are now doled out with a reputation system, so it's not about pure wins anymore, but you will still get special rewards if you can manage to go flawless.

Trials lands with the reset every Friday at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, and lasts until the Tuesday reset at those same times. Each week provides a new set of rewards and a new map to play on, so here's what you can expect for the latest rotation.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 1:22 PM
     Here's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today

Xûr is Destiny 2's Exotic gear merchant. He appears every weekend to sell the game's most coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards, but if you're a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which of his wares is most worth your investment. That's where we come in.

As of June 12, 2020, it appears that Xûr is back to providing random rolls - so the Exotic merchant is providing more excitement than he has in a long time. Xûr appears every Friday at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. We'll update this guide shortly after he arrives, so if you're reading this, you need only read on to learn where he is, and which are the best items he's selling this week.

Now we're in Beyond Light territory, but Xûr's first appearances have been at the usual spots - so maybe don't expect too many surprises from the merchant in the new year of Destiny content.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 1:08 PM
     PlayStation Game Pass will reportedly release really soon

PlayStation's long-rumoured competitor to Xbox Game Pass, codenamed Spartacus, could be ready for its grand unveiling "as early as next week", according to a new report. It'll be a major new option for PlayStation users, and as it reportedly rolls in Sony's cloud-based PlayStation Now service, it could have some major uses for PC players looking to dive into console-exclusive games.

Sony "is preparing to introduce a new video game subscription service for the PlayStation as early as next week", as Bloomberg reports. According to the report, the service will combine the existing PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus services, and will offer a library of games to enjoy, Xbox Game Pass-style, at a variety of subscription tiers.

Bloomberg reports that the most expensive tier will allow access "extended demos and the ability to stream games over the internet". If it works like PS Now, that would allow PC players to enjoy some console exclusive games directly on their computer. However, the report suggests that there are no plans to allow day one access to major first-party games like God of War Ragnarok through the subscription.

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 12:33 PM
     PC fans are safe from GTA Online's new subscription scheme

Rockstar has announced GTA Plus, a new subscription service for GTA Online players that'll provide a monthly bonus of in-game cash, "exclusive rewards", and other perks. GTA Plus launches on March 29, and will be exclusive to the recently launched Expanded and Enhanced versions on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. That means players on PC and last gen consoles are left out of the 'opportunity' to participate in a new monetisation scheme.

GTA Plus costs $5.99 USD per month, and will provide members with a monthly bonus of $500,000 in in-game money. As the devs explain in the announcement, other bonuses include "the opportunity to claim properties in and around Los Santos that unlock gameplay updates you may have missed out on, special vehicle upgrades, member-only discounts, GTA$ and RP bonuses, and more each month."

The first GTA Plus month will run from March 29 through April 27, and you can see its rewards below. Rockstar says it will provide further details on upcoming subscription perks through its official site.


PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 12:35 PM
     Minecraft saddle guide: how to find and use

If you're wondering how to craft a Minecraft saddle, then we've got some bad news for you: you can't. Despite Minecraft's adoration of all things, well, crafty, the saddle is one of the items that you literally can't make in the crafting game no matter how hard you try.

If you're looking for a Minecraft saddle recipe, then, you're out of luck; crafting a Minecraft saddle was possible, once upon a time, and back then it was only useable on horses. The horse saddle was eventually removed to streamline the process, and so now we're all left praying to the RNG gods that we'll find one in a Minecraft dungeon somewhere. Maybe we should just go craft a Minecraft boat instead, or something

It's not all bad news though, because there are a few different ways to get your hands on a saddle - and some of them are actually reliable too. So, here's everything you need to know about Minecraft saddles, so that you too can ride a pig into battle if you really want to.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 12:25 PM
     Stranger of Paradise performance mod makes everyone bald

The PC port of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a dud, but a new mod could enhance the game's performance, providing you're okay with everyone being bald. The workaround allows players to disable performance-intensive assets to boost fps and stability, but you'll have to miss out on Square Enix's spectacular haircuts.

In a recent Reddit post, MorrisonGamer (also known as AkiraJkr1) explains that elements like particles from Soul Bursting and even a specific fur coat can bring Nvidia's best graphics card to its knees. In an attempt to claw back some frames, AkiraJkr1 has created shader toggles using the framework modifier Special K, which double up as a pair of digital hair clippers.

Ditching the RPG's hairdos could help make Stranger of Paradise more playable on gaming PCs and laptops, but it doesn't fully address the game's fundamental optimisation issues. A tweet by DeathChaos25 points the finger at Koei Tecmo's character models, as even common enemies appear to feature intense geometry.

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

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 12:12 PM
     You can play dieselpunk Tarkov-like Marauders at W.A.S.D

There are oodles of games for you to try at W.A.S.D next month at London's Tobacco Dock. One of those games, from Team17, has been making the headlines over the past week.

Marauders is a new Escape from Tarkov-style take on survival FPS games that's set in space. You and a crew of up to three players start on a ship, and it goes from there. You can battle rival spaceships, dock at installations to hunt for loot, or be that player who lays in wait to pounce on someone near the end to steal their spoils. Once the fighting is done, you can head to an extraction point with your hard-earned or stolen rewards. It's got some solid foundations so far, and, after playing the Marauders alpha, we can't wait to see how it evolves during its stint on Steam Early Access this year.

Lead designer Cameron Small tells us that Marauders may get a battle pass system, though the team is keen to avoid putting players off with XP gates. Cameron also rejects the idea that having a battle pass would muddle the game's sense of story. That's not to say that Marauders is a story-based game, though Cameron says it's like DayZ in that you can get lost in a story of your own telling.

RELATED LINKS: Marauders alpha impressions, The best survival games on PC, The best space games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 1:31 PM
     Starfield release date – all the latest news

When is the Starfield release date? Thankfully we now know when we will be playing the first new Bethesda series in 25 years, but it's still a long way off. Regardless, that's still cause enough to scream so loud with excitement that we could be heard in space.

The eventual Starfield release date will see the beloved Fallout and Elder Scrolls studio leaving the ground and heading out among, well, the stars. A whole field of stars, in fact. You might even call it a star field. What has the studio found there? That's what we're looking to work out, as the first meteorites filled with information begin to fall from the sky.

Bethesda's online-only title, Fallout 76, disappointed us as much as it did fans of the post-apocalyptic games series. However, Starfield is a surer prospect in some ways: a single-player game, just like Skyrim and Fallout 4 before it. In other ways, it's bolder and stranger - a completely new universe, whereas Fallout and The Elder Scrolls are rooted in decades of established lore, locations, and creatures. Here's everything we know about Starfield.

RELATED LINKS: Starfield release date, Best space games, Elder Scrolls 6 release date

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 11:50 AM
     The best Minecraft seeds 2022

What are the best Minecraft seeds? Minecraft seeds are codes that the game uses to generate worlds for you - worlds full of interesting landscapes and key landmarks ripe for exploration. They cover everything from jaw-dropping vistas and landscapes to thrilling dungeons filled to bursting with loot.

Your job is simple: pick the one you want to play around in, whether that's a great spawn location or an idyllic landscape. To get a seed up and running, all you have to do is grab the digits and place them into the seed field when you're next creating a Minecraft world. The game will do all the heavy lifting, leaving you to explore and create beautiful Minecraft seeds to your heart's content.

Regardless of whether you're a professional miner or someone about to load up their first world, there's something you can't control in Minecraft: the terrain itself. While your mind may be brimming with possibilities, all too frequently you'll spawn in a bland, uninspiring world full of flat grassland and the odd chicken. Hardly the canvas for your masterpiece. Hence this article, a complete collection of the best Minecraft seeds, from the inspiring to the functional and everything in between.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 10:28 AM
     The best new PC games in 2022

What are the best new PC games 2022? Perhaps you have just been paid, bank account fat with virtual dosh, or you simply want to get caught up with the latest PC games because they are, well, new and shiny.

It is all well and good starting another daring round of PUBG, taking on a new 100-hour Football Manager save, or yet another The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim adventure but, as much as we love setting mammoths ablaze, there are plenty of the latest PC games that will more than supply your gaming fix. You don't want to be the person who isn't In The Know now, do you?

These days, new PC games pour onto Steam at a frankly dizzying rate, making it impossible to keep up with them all. Thankfully, us kind folk at PCGamesN have separated the wheat from the chaff when it comes to recent PC releases. So, below you will find every new PC games for which you should be saving up your pennies. This list is updated regularly to include the latest releases.

RELATED LINKS: Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 10:34 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 25, 2022 10:52 AM
     Upcoming PC games 2022 and beyond

What are the best upcoming games to keep an eye on this year and the next? Hope, anticipation, agony, and elation - it's the endless cycle of emotions we go through during the annual PC release schedule.

Year in, year out, games - via Steam and otherwise - are produced in such varying degrees of quality that not a single one of them is destined for certain success. Masterpieces are released alongside utter disasters, series are born while others dwindle and, occasionally, a game actually lives up to our expectations.

So how can we possibly navigate the dizzying number of announcements, trailers, and teases to find which of the upcoming PC games we should devote our finite supply of hype to? Us old PCGamesN sages have been round the videogame block plenty of times already, so we're perfectly placed to tell you about the titles you should be saving your pennies up for. Below you'll find the upcoming PC games you should keep on your radar, as well as their expected release dates.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 25, 2022 1:00 PM

Do you ever find yourself explaining how best to approach a game, but still failing to take that approach yourself, and getting frustrated with it?

After spending far, far too long trying to obsessively control every detail of Distant Worlds 2, I've accepted that I need to take my own advice and work with its macromanagement systems instead. They are, after all, the reason its ludicrous scale is workable at all beyond the opening hours, and a major reason its predecessor was so interesting and forward-thinking to begin with. But they are also a source of great friction and confusion, especially if you don't take the time to learn how they actually work.

Distant Worlds 2 is, ultimately, a game that you need to meet in the middle. Consequently, it's one that I can only partially recommend. But I really do recommend it for that part.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 25, 2022 12:36 PM

Konami announced yesterday at the Future Games Show that Crimesight will be coming out April 14th. It looks like a combination of Cluedo, Sherlock Holmes, and what I think are evil artificial intelligence anime spirits. Crimesight only allows up to four players, but you'll be exploring a snowed-in cottage as you try to either work out who the murderer is, or help them win. You can take a look at the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 25, 2022 12:34 PM

Listen, I know you like free stuff. Who doesn't like free stuff? Here's a better question: who doesn't like pinball? The answer is narcs. Don't let them know, but you can grab a free copy of Demon's Tilt from the Epic Games Store right now, up until next Thursday.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 25, 2022 12:18 PM

The studio behind post-apocalyptic golfer Golf Club Wasteland announced their next game at the Future Games Show last night, a post-apocalyptic parkour platformer called The Cub. I have a soft spot for cinematic platformers, which stems entirely from how fluid the animations can be in those games - and you better believe The Cub has fluid animations. Here's the trailer for it:

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 25, 2022 11:59 AM

Ever since the very first trailer for Tunic appeared all the way back in 2017, my Zelda senses have been a-tingling. I'm always up for a good Zelda-like, and everything I saw of Tunic back then seemed to confirm that this was 100% a game I would like and enjoy.

You can probably imagine my excitement, then, when Microsoft announced there would finally be a playable demo to people download during last year's E3. However, as I briefly mentioned in my post about Tunic's brilliant in-game instruction manual yesterday, I actually came away from that demo a bit disheartened. With just a single (and quite unforgiving) dungeon to explore, I was left thinking it hewed a bit too close to the Soulsian school of combat difficulty than I'd like. Upon playing the final game, however... Delight! Magic! Joy! I actually can't get enough of it. To think I almost dismissed what's now one of my early game of the year contenders on the basis of that one 20 minute demo now seems incredibly hasty on my part, but with so many games now being shoved down our throats on a daily basis, those first impressions can somtimes be devastatingly powerful.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 25, 2022 11:30 AM

Super light strategy games aren't exactly uncommon, but it's still a treat to come across one that gets the levels of effort and complexity right. Buggos is about driving your endless swarm of alien insects to spread across a newfound planet and wipe out the gross humans standing in the way.

There's very little stress and no need for detailed schemes, reflexes, or micromanaged tactics. As long as there is food, more buggos will come, and as long as there are buggos, they will loosely move in the direction you command, dying in droves but succeeding in aggregate. It's a good time that asks for little but a point to attack and a desire to consume everything in your path. I'm actually surprised at how much I want to keep playing it.

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Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 2:49 PM
     Today D3 publisher revealed a bunch of new gameplay of the upcoming action game Earth Defense Force 6, focusing on the Fencer class and more.

Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 1:49 PM
     Good Smile Company has made a Nendoroid figure portraying the heroine of Komi Can't Communicate available for pre-order.

Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 1:11 PM
     Publisher aNCHOR updated fans about Immortals: Muv-Luv Alternative following its launch and subsequent removal from the store due to issues.

Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 1:04 PM
     Rockstar has just revealed that a brand-new subscription service called GTA+ will be coming to GTA Online for next-gen consoles on Mar. 29. The subscription is $5.99 and will require that you own either GTA V or GTA Online. This membership program will bring various benefits to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S owners, including a […]

Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 11:07 AM
     Earlier today, a press release from Sega of America revealed a new partnership with Neamedia Icons. Neamedia currently has a collection of Sonic the Hedgehog statues available for pre-order. You may also know Neamedia from their Pac-Man, Bomberman, and Naruto Shippuden statues. The statues are each 13 centimeters tall — slightly over five inches — […]

Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 4:00 PM

Komi Can't Communicate Nendoroid Will Appear in 2022

Good Smile Company revealed its new Komi Can't Communicate figure, which is a Nendoroid of heroine Shoko Komi. It will appear in October 2022 in Japan. In December 2022, it will appear in North America. It will cost ¥5,500/$54.99.

This Komi figure comes with various faceplates and a means of "communicating" with its owner. For example, there is her normal stoic face, one which features her blushing, and another when she is extremely wide-eyed and excited about something. You can pose her carrying her book back. There is also a double-sided piece of paper she can hold to "talk." One side says, "Arigato gozaimasu (thank you)." The other reads, "Gomen-nasai (I'm sorry)."

Here's a closer look at the Komi figure.
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As a reminder, there will be more of the Komi Can't Communicate anime when season 2 debuts on April 6, 2022. People will be able to watch it on Netflix. There's even a new trailer to watch ahead of its debut.

The Komi Can't Communicate Shoko Komi Nendoroid will appear in Japan in October 2022 and North America in December 2022. Pre-orders are open until May 11, 2022. The anime is available to watch on Netflix. Viz Media is handling the manga localization.

The post Komi Can't Communicate Nendoroid Will Appear in 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 3:00 PM

kingdom hearts 20th anniversary

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The lore-filled crossover series has built a big base of fans over the years! We here at Siliconera are sharing our favorite Kingdom Hearts memories.

Hands-down, it has to be the Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix secret ending. I remember a crunchy old YouTube video being shared online, mostly through websites like LiveJournal and Blue Laguna, and being completely transfixed by it. At that point, I had only played Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on the GBA myself, and was mostly attracted to the presence of Final Fantasy characters in the franchise. But this was definitely the first time I was actually interested in Kingdom Hearts as a franchise. I still think that cinematic is super cool to this day! — Kazuma

kingdom hearts 20th anniversary mulan

Considering that my entire seventh grade was spent on Kingdom Hearts (and I'm not exaggerating), I have a million memories from the game. I was writing fanfiction in class and frequenting Livejournal communities and watching Flash videos. But I vividly remember just playing for hours one weekend. And when Sora finally found Riku in Kingdom Hearts 2 and started crying, I actually started to cry a little bit too. It was like I also found Riku, you know?

Well, unfortunately, my mom came into my room right then and saw. And she didn't say anything, though of course the news passed around the Asian Parents Gossip Pipeline. Until, that is, I started my second playthrough of the game. She came into my room again while I was finishing the first Mulan story and saw the scene of the Emperor thanking everyone. She said, "You were crying from this game, weren't you? Was it because Donald Duck and Mulan got married?" I don't think I could ever forget the sheer confusion I felt from that question. — Stephanie

we like cards here

Guess what? I was so excited about the GBA release of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories that I was at Best Buy when it opened to get a copy. (I was really excited about the card-based battle system, because I'm me.)

At the time, the series wasn't as popular as it is now. Which meant when I got to the store, it wasn't on the shelves. There were still these open, but not yet unpacked, boxes in the video game section. Which meant I went on an impromptu quest to find out if it was actually even there. (It was!)

This was also the only time I ever bought a Kingdom Hearts game at launch! — Jenni

kingdom hearts 20th anniversary sephiroth

When I think about Kingdom Hearts II, my brain mainly remembers a really cool QTE from Riku and Sora's final battle against Xemnas. My soul, though, remembers the dozens of times I tried and failed to take down Sephiroth, just because I had heard that a really super-cool cinematic would play if I did it. Even now, my thumb aches a bit when think about that fight.

In retrospect, I probably could've skipped the ordeal by playing on Proud Mode, since unlocking that scene on Normal Mode required completing Jiminy's Journal, effectively "100%'ing" the game. But there's no use crying over lost time. I did eventually put that one-winged dastard in his place, and in doing so created an unforgettable memory (or a traumatic recollection). — Josh

What are your favorite Kingdom Hearts memories? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! And read our other handy roundtables for more thoughts from the Siliconera team.

The post 20 Years of Kingdom Hearts appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 2:30 PM

Sonic the Hedgehog statues Sega Neamedia classic blue grey gray

Sega and Neamedia revealed three new Sonic the Hedgehog statues, which are available to pre-order now. All three Sonic statues strike the same pose, with one hand on the hip and the other raising a finger. The difference between the statues is the color scheme. There are "Classic," "Grey," and "Blue" options. Each statue is modeled after the original, early 90s design of Sonic the Hedgehog, which includes black eye pupils and shorter legs.

These Sonic statues retail for €39.99 each, or about $44. Shipping is free to France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Portugal. However, shipping to the United States seems to cost a flat €70.00 (about $77), whether you buy one or all three statues.


These 90s-styled Sonic the Hedgehog statues are not the only recent announcement. More Sonic franchise news alsp appeared as of late. Notably, the movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives in theaters on April 8, 2022, and a third movie and a Knuckles spin-off TV series are already confirmed. Xbox is celebrating the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with a themed Xbox Series S and fuzzy controllers.

The 90s-styled Sonic the Hedgehog statues are available to pre-order now at Neamedia. They will begin shipping in May 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 2:00 PM

Another Genshin Impact live wallpaper is here, and this one features the Raiden Shogun looking out over Inazuma city.

When it comes to official miHoYo Genshin Impact live wallpaper releases, they tend to appear alongside new character banners. So when someone is available for the first time or again, a new background appears. That's the case with N0va Desktop's new Raiden Shogun live wallpaper, which is available now.

As with all N0va Desktop backgrounds, the Raiden Shogun live wallpaper is a free release. Anyone can grab the application and begin using it. However, like many of the more recent live backgrounds, it only works on PCs and Android tablets. It isn't compatible with Android phones.

In this wallpaper, Raiden Shogun is looking out over a balcony. Based on the landmarks in the background and around her, she is clearly in Inazuma City. As you use your computer or tablet, she'll gradually move and look around.

Earlier in March 2022, a few other Genshin Impact live wallpapers appeared via N0va Desktop. Among them are ones for Kokomi and Zhongli. There are also new static backgrounds for Raiden Shogun and Yae Miko.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also come to the Nintendo Switch. The Raiden Shogun rerun banner is available in-game until March 29, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 1:30 PM

Yggdra Resonance

Mobile RPG Yggdra Resonance is approaching its planned Spring 2022 release date in Japan, and pre-registrations for the title have opened. Interested players with access to the Japanese App Store or Google Play Store can sign up to download the game when it becomes available. [Thanks, Dengeki!]

As with most game pre-registration campaigns, publisher Nuverse is promising various rewards based on the number of people that sign up. The rewards are mainly quantities of premium currency, but the 150,000 pre-registration milestone promises a free two-star unit, Maribelle.

Nuverse also uploaded a promotional trailer for Yggdra Resonance.

Originally developed by Big Dipper, Yggdra Resonance is the Japanese version of Shining Maiden. As Shining Maiden, the game received an English localization and opened service in Singapore in January 2021. Its live run was short. Service was discontinued June 2021.

The official page of Yggdra Resonance lays out the game's premise. In the distant past, the world tree was once destroyed in a cataclysmic battle between the gods led by Odin and the giants. The destruction of the world tree led to the death of all the belligerents, including Odin and the Valkyries that served him. The world was reset, with the turmoil of that time fading into myth and legend. In the present, various factions and nations have risen up, including ones that lay claim to the legacy of the Valkyries.

Players will recruit new characters to their side via a gacha-based system, and raise them through battle. Over sixty different characters are available at launch, with fully voiced story sequences. Yggdra Resonance also includes a "time synchronization" system that keeps the game synced up to real-life time and weather conditions (presumably those of Japan). These changes have various effects on game mechanics, such as the potency of certain categories of skill. Players of Shining Maiden described the game as having similarities to Princess Connect! Re: Dive

Pre-registration for Yggdra Resonance is ongoing on Android and iOS, with the game scheduled for a Spring 2022 launch in Japan.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 1:00 PM

Eiyuden Chronicle March 2022 Update Confirms Rising is 'Nearly Finished'

The Eiyuden Chronicle March 2022 update from Rabbit and Bear Studios staff Yoshitaka Murayama
and Junichi Murakami included an update on the spin-off. Both Murayama and Murakami noted that Natsume Atari is close to completing Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising. Murayama also noted that the team playtested the action-RPG spin-off. Meanwhile, Murakami announced he is its supervising director.

Murayama talked about Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising's progress first. He noted right away, "Development for Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising has entered the final stages." He also reminded people Tadashi Satomi wrote the story for this spin-off. In the past, Satomi also worked on the scenarios for games like the Persona 2 installments and The Caligula Effect.

As for Murakami, here is part of his statement.

That's right, our partners in the Eiyuden Chronicle project, Natsume Atari, are nearly finished with the companion game Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, and I've been taking a break from the main game these last few months to work as supervising director for it. It's been a while since I last worked on an Action RPG, so getting to do so was a thrill, and really took me back to my time working with IGA as director on the Castlevania series.

Back then, any one team member would be juggling multiple roles within development, and we had to devise ways to keep the development process fun and enjoyable despite how tough it was being a small team working against tight deadlines. I definitely felt that same atmosphere of fun and positivity with the Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising team.

In addition to confirming the game's progress, its Mine Dungeon appeared. There's concept art showing it off. Murakami also noted that it "is going to be a very large dungeon."
Eiyuden Chronicle March 2022 Update Confirms Rising is 'Nearly Finished'

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is in development for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. It is expected to release in Spring 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 12:30 PM

A number of Atelier merchandise is going to appear in May 2022 for games like Atelier Ryza. Among them will be a mug shaped like the Atelier series' legendary barrel, items with the new illustration of Ryza on them, acrylic stands of heroines from the series, keychains, pins, and a Ryza key necklace. It is all appearing in honor of Atelier 25th anniversary. [Thanks, AmiAmi!]

First, here's the Atelier series 25th anniversary mug. AmiAmi is selling it for ¥8,800 (~$72). It is actually made of cedar wood with a beech handle. There's also an exclamation point etched into the bottom. An Atelier series staple is being able to send a character up to a barrel to have them inspect it and say, "Barrel!"
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There are also a number of items with the new art from Atelier Ryza artist Toridamono on it. For example, one is a ¥16,500 (~$135) framed piece of art. It is also available as a ¥3,850 (~$32) B2 wall scroll, a ¥2,200 (~18) acrylic stand, and in a ¥2,200 (~$18) set that includes a clear file, keychain, and pin with the design on them.
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There are also a large number of acrylic stands featuring heroines from throughout the series. One variation involves the leads looking like they're standing in front of flasks. These are ¥1,430 (~$12) each. Ayesha, Escha, Firis, Logy, Lulua, Lydie, Meruru, Rorona, Ryza (Atelier Ryza 1 and 2 versions are available), Shallistera, Shallotte, Sophie (Atelier Sophie 1 and 2 versions are availble), Suelle, and Totori are all available. Another involves the alchemists and books. More characters appear as options for these styles. In addition to the other characters, there are also ones for Elie, Marie, Iris, Judie, Lilie, Lita, Nelke, Ulrika, Vayne, Viese, and Viorate. Those are ¥1,650 (~$14) each. Additional anniversary visual ones are ¥990 (~$8).
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As for the keychains and pins, those are being sold in sets at AmiAmi. The Atelier 25th anniversary tin badge sets each include eight pins for ¥3,520 (~$29). Volume 1 includes Ayesha, Escha, Logy, Meruru, Rorona, both Shallies, and Totori. Volume 2 includes Firis, Lulua, Lydie, two versions of Ryza, two versions of Sophie, and Suelle.
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The keychains are divided up in a similar manner. There are two sets of eight, which each cost ¥5,720 (~$47). The breakdown of characters is the same as the the pins.
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Finally, there's the Ryza's key necklace. It costs ¥2,970 (~$24) and is designed to resemble the one she wears in Atelier Ryza 2. It is made of zinc and arrives on a leather cord.
Ryza's key necklace

The Atelier series 25th anniversary merchandise is expected to ship in May 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 12:00 PM

New Chrono Cross Remaster Screenshots Star Harle

Square Enix shared some more Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreams Edition remaster screenshots, and the new ones all focus on Harle. In it, people can see how a conversation with Starky will look in this new version of the game. It also provides people a chance to get a look at another character from Chrono Cross, Starkey.

Editor's Note: These Chrono Cross remaster screenshots with Harle and Starkey contain spoilers for a major event in the story.

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Here are the screenshots showing off the moment between Harle and Starkey in Chrono Cross. The full scene isn't represented. Also, those aren't spelling errors in Starkey's response. That is the way the character "speaks" in-game.
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The latest images also show off one of the features the remaster offers. People can choose between classic or clearer font options. The one used here is the new one. There is also the option to go with new character portraits from Character Designer Nobuteru Yuuki. The ones appearing here are the new ones for Harle and Starkey.

This also isn't the only "spoiler" Square Enix shared ahead of the remaster's launch. Another video featured Miguel.

The Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreams Edition remaster will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 7, 2022. It also includes Radical Dreamers: Le Tresor Interdit.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 11:30 AM

Karby Cake

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available now. Which means that the Kirby Cafe, the premiere destination for Kirby-themed eats, has some new menu items. Chief among them is a new cake made to resemble "Karby," the form Kirby takes when he eats an automobile. This Karby cake was added alongside a few other new items set to celebrate both the new game and the franchise's 30th Anniversary.

Check out a preview of the new dishes via the restaurant's official Twitter account.


According to the Kirby Cafe official website, the Karby Cake replicates a special dish that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land's Waddle Dee Café. It's a strawberry-flavored blancmange (a French gelatin-based dessert) laid over a sponge cake with fruit layers. The stage is made of small pastries and fruits. The cake costs 1,680 Yen (about $14 USD).

Kirby Cafe

Besides the Karby Cake, items made for the Kirby 30th Anniversary include an update to the cafe's signature Kirby Burger that places Kirby's face on the bun, and includes a Star Block-shaped bit of fried egg. The dish costs 1,780 Yen (about $15 USD) alone, but the price jumps to 2,580 Yen (about $21 USD) if customers want to keep the special souvenir plate.

Kirby Anniversary

An anniversary may as well be a birthday when it comes to fictional characters, so the Kirby Cafe is also selling a "Happy Birthday Kirby" cake for customers who want more than Karby for their pastry allocation. The cake is a simple dome-shaped sponge cake filled with fruit covered in icing and cherries. It costs 1,380 Yen (about $12 USD).

Special Kirby 30th Anniversary souvenir items have also been added to some existing Kirby Cafe menu items. Fans can purchase a café au lait with a special mug and saucer, and receive a new 30th Anniversary coaster.

Kirby Cafe

The same coasters are also included with Doctor Kirby's Secret Research Soda, a special drink that comes in a series of scientific beakers and flasks. Patrons receive their soda "disassembled" into its component liquids, and can mix the drink to their liking.

The Kirby Cafe is open in Tokyo and Hakata, Japan. The Karby Cake and other 30th Anniversary-themed menu items will be available from April 1, 2022. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 11:00 AM

Genshin Impact When Flowers Bloom Ayato Web Event Begins

When new characters come to Genshin Impact, there is often a web event held. and one just appeared for Ayato. For example, Yae Miko got the Kitsune's Leisurely Stroll Around Hanamizaka. Now another one began on March 25, 2022. Genshin Impact players can take part in When Flowers Bloom.

Essentially, When Flowers Bloom involves caring for a bonsai tree for Ayato. This means you'll also occasionally see Thoma stopping by, given that he works for the Yashiro Commission. You'll attempt to encourage Ayato's bonsai to grow and flower when stopping by. This means cultivating and caring for it by watering it, trimming it, and using a spade to till the soil around it. You'll get growth points for these actions, which help the tree advance through various stages. As for this Genshin Impact web event's rewards, you can get Mora, Primogems, and items to develop characters and weapons.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also come to the Nintendo Switch. The Genshin Impact When Flowers Bloom web event starring Ayato will run until March 30, 2022. The 2.6 update will appear on March 30, 2022. That is also when the Ayato banner and Venti rerun banner will appear.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 10:30 AM

Bloodborne PSX Developer Making Bloodborne Kart

Lilith Walther, the developer behind the Bloodborne PSX fan-made demake, announced Bloodborne Kart is in development. This will be a Bloodbore racing game. There is no release window for it yet.

However, there are a few details. Walther shared a brief teaser video. It features a Hunter walking up to a motorcycle. Corwyn Prichard designed the logo for the fan-made game. Gianni Matragrano will be the announcer.

The Bloodborne PSX composer will return. Evelyn Lark shared the full track on YouTube.

This isn't the first time Bloodborne Kart came up. In addition to being a meme, Walther shared an April Fools' 2021 video of the "project." At the time, the joke was that the demake was canceled in favor of the racing game. That joke featured a look at the Pthumerian Cup.

As a reminder, the Bloodborne PSX demake project appeared back in January 2022. It offers a different take on exploring and fighting through Yharnam. Given the smaller scale, it isn't a complete recreation. However, it does still offer quests and 10 weapons to use. keyboard and controller compatibility are available. There are also cheats. All of the builds can be downloaded for free.

Bloodborne Kart is in development. Bloodborne PSX is available for PCs.

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Siliconera Friday, March 25, 2022 10:00 AM

FFVII Remake Shinra Building Bathrooms Detailed

Since Final Fantasy VII Remake's launch, Square Enix tends to share additional details about the title and its world on the Japanese and English Twitter accounts. These can involve extra details about the characters or certain locations. The latest one has to do with the FFVII Remake Shinra building bathrooms. Like the original game, they actually play a part in the story.

There are two concept art images of the restrooms. The first is an overhead view of the men and women's sides. This allows people to see the floor plans for each one. The layout also features the location of the infamous FFVII bathroom duct, which appears above a stall on the men's side.
FFVII Remake Shinra Building Bathrooms Detailed

The second image shows what a single bathroom stall looks like in the FFVII Remake Shinra building. It shows how there is a shelf, trash can, and a bidet function.
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Finally, the third image shared offers a bit of context. Square Enix's tweet references how the smell ends up getting into the conference room next door. This is because of the bathroom duct players end up using in FFVII to snoop on executives. That screenshot is taken from the original game, to show how the bathrooms used to look and the layout of that floor.
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In the past, Square Enix offered looks at other FFVII Remake locations like Aerith's house and the Honeybee Inn.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. The PS5 and PC versions are the Intergrade ones. FFVII Remake Part 2 is in development.

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